Madd Summer

Madd Raff is brilliant each and every Wednesday night.  

It’s a proper mid-week party with lots and lots of happy people getting on the dance floor in the basement right from the off.  It’s the only place you can find The Heatwave every week throughout the summer during their packed festival schedule and they have loads of special guests and launches lined up too.

Madd Raff – Every Wednesday night from 7pm.

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6 June // Jacky Murda & Nasah (Mud Fam)

Canadian ragga junglist Jacky Murda is joined by Madd Raff regular and bashment DJ from Skinnyman’s Mud Fam crew Nasah.

Check out Jacky Murda remixing Vybz Kartel

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13 June // Orange Hill

Orange Hill is the new crew put together by Radio 1’s Ras Kwame alongside Junior Tubby, the nephew of the late great King Tubby! They fuse UK dance music with Jamaican dancehall in a new sound they call Electro Bashy.

Check out heir new single with Vybz Kartel 

and their previous single with Busy Signal, Kano & Fatman Scoop  

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20 June // Curtis Lynch & Serocee // Necessary Bass launch party

Curtis Lynch is the UK’s number one dancehall producer and his Necessary Mayhem label has released numerous hits in recent years from the likes of General Levy, Stush, Tippa Irie, Lady Chann, YT, Mr Williamz and many more. Now he’s launching a new imprint, Necessary Bass, dealing with reggae-influenced drum’n’bass and dubstep.

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27 June // YT & Mr Williamz // Revolution Time launch party

Since his breakout hit England Story, YT has been among the top dancehall artists in the UK. He launches his new album Revolution Time at Madd Raff alongside longtime collaborator Mr Williamz.

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Sonic Boom and Richard Milward

Faber Social presents REVOLUTION with Sonic Boom and Richard Milward Monday 25th June

Sonic Boom, once of Spacemen 3 and now Spectrum, is one of the most influential and celebrated underground musicians of the past three decades. Join us for a rare solo set from the psychedelic guru, most recently feted for his work with MGMT. Sonic will be supported by the remarkable young British novelist, Richard Milward, Teeside’s very own Laureate. Richard will be reading from his choose your own afterlife novel, Kimberly’s Capital Punishment, which will be published as a very special limited edition in July.

£8 in advance / more on the door


Buy the book: Special edition / Standard edition

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Follow Roy at The Social

We’ll be showing the England games in the upcoming European Championships downstairs on the big screen. 

Email the bar to hold a table for any of the matches.  We’ll also show any of the other interesting games on a smaller screen upstairs or if a get enough people asking (and it does not effect our nights) on the big screen.

Monday 11th June – England Vs France (1700 kick off0

Friday 15th June – England Vs Sweden (1945 kick off)

Tuesday 19th June – England Vs Ukraine (1945 kick off)

. . and then if we get through we’ll make sure that we keep up with Roy in the knock out stages


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Anna Greenwood (Guilty Pleasures)

+ guests.

Start the weekend with a basement bash of Friday night frolicking as Anna and friends bring you pop, rock, disco and a dollop of good old fashioned fun

Dancing positively encouraged.

Doors 7pm-1am, Free before 9pm

Timeout recommendation

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Subsoul is the Saturday night party where Jazzie B, Spin Doctor and Chris P Cuts take turns each week to play an extended set of the finest Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, House and other dance floor sounds old and new that have been keeping the place rocking every Saturday for the last 18 months.

Whether you walk in and find Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B behind the decks, or head honcho of The Doctor’s Orders, Spin Doctor (a London nightlife legend), or The Funhouse’s Chris P Cuts (one of the capitol’s most exciting young DJs), you will be guaranteed a proper party with an unpretentious crowd of happy people.

DJs on rotation each week:

Jazzie B: The original Funki Dred

Playing and making records since 1977, Jazzie is one of the few true international legends of modern soul music. With Soul II Soul he’s scored Number One hits all over the world; has won two Grammies and an Ivor Novello award; and received an OBE and the keys to no less than seven American cities – some states even celebrate a Soul II Soul Day. As busy now as he’s ever been, deejaying all over the world, and with a BBC London 94.9 radio show, SubSoul presents him with an opportunity to spin the records that played such a large part in his early success on the sound system scene.

Spin Doctor: The hardest working man in Hip-Hop.

The driving force behind The Doctor’s Orders, Spin has been promoting and rocking parties in London for longer than he might care to mention and while best known for his dedication to Hip-Hop his passion for all genres is undoubted and he is more than ready and willing to show the extent of his collection at this new night.

Chris P Cuts: Rising star.

Fast establishing himself as one of the most exciting DJs on the underground party scene Chris P will be expanding his reputation and experience with his first residency. Always fearless in the variety of his selection he will be building on his reputation week by week.

Mr Rive: One to watch

Having graduated from sets in the upstairs bar to warming up the main room of this fun packed weekly party Mr Rive is quickly showing his value with his soul drenched international flavour.


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Good Block!

From The Gap Band to Big L to Kerri Chandler to Mr Vegas, come get deep.


RGB (Wholemeal)
blackbeltjonez (Burnt Toast)
Real Close (Fragment)
Meat Maison
Good Block DJs

Bringing a new night to The Social every 2nd Friday of the month. The Good Block will blend Disco, Boogie, Hip Hop, House, Soul and Lazer Funk from the 70′s to the current day. Flying across New York, Chicago, Detroit, Kingston, London, Lagos and beyond. Each month’s line up will welcome a host of established club DJs who leave their current guises behind to do something left of centre.

New Mix


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Schizodelic Sound Tonight!



Mixing Mods with Rockers, Punks with Proggers, Concrete Jungle with African Bush, Brazilian Nuggets with Turkish Delights, Sweet’n’Sour Krauts with Big Macs and Crisp Rappers with Cheesy Ravers any flavour is for the tasting. Based on a super tight blend of three amigos triple-teaming behind the decks The Schizodelic Sound shall make one shake thy rattle, rok ya Rolex and get on up to get on down. With much unexpected diggings alongside stone-cold classics from the most open book of musical revelry there is a sound for one and all to rejoice in!

Spear headed by DJ Guy C (Gorillaz Sound System and The Bees Tour DJ, throwing it down on the decks like a man possessed), Aaron Fletcher (The Bees main man, song writer and internationally treasured musical innovator) and Tim Rockins (Zombie Flesh Eater, mindblowing maximalist artist and graphical craftsman busting with the A to Z of sound).  It all adds up to the most ridiculously dope record box you’ve ever looked in, combined with Kaleidoscopically-psychephrenic lightshows, visuals and animated posters The Schizodelic Sound is here. Fundamentally with the  basic ideal of keeping the dance floor alive.

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Shakes of the Month pt 2

Thomas Holec and Jake Johari have been busy again and have come up with another three Shakes of the Month for you

If you are a member you can get any of these beauties for £5 every day from 5-8pm.  As ever, huge props to Zane Cunningham for capturing them so brilliantly.


Ingredients: Two shots of gin, one shot of citrus juice, tablespoon of sugar/honey, handful of fresh mint, ginger beer + three dashes of angustura bitters

Method: Shake first four ingredients with cubed ice and dum pinto glass. Topped with ginger beer and drop the angustura on the top.

Glass: Highball

Garnish: Fresh mint spring and lemon slice

Santa Cruz

Ingredients: One and half shot of ocho tequila, shot of citrus juice, teaspoon of strawberry liqueur + two teaspoons of vanilla sugar

Method: Shake all the ingredients over the ice and double strain

Glass: Martini

Garnish: Strawberry

Fruity vanilla daiquiri

Ingredients: Two shots of rum, handful of seasonal fruit, one shot of lemon juice + a tablespoon of vanilla sugar

Method: Shake all the ingredients with cubed ice and strain

Glass: Martini

Garnish: Seasonal fruit



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Original Outsider





OO is back with a three part bill of brilliant young bands.  Phonographic interludes supplied by the Swamp Dance djs

http://www.supajam.com/blog/article/Fat-White-Family . . .

‘It’s been an age since London has seen a band capable of enraging and entertaining in equal measure. When Lias says it’s a lot of effort to put on a show he isn’t being facetious. Fat White Family have developed a hardcore fanbase in their South London home eager to catch their maniac, visceral live shows, the band howling, tearing at their instruments, crashing around the stage, all the time locked onto an irresistible garage groove. Part Bash Street Kids, part missing-on-the-side-of-a-milk-carton kids, they conjure a dark, euphoric symbiosis of chaos and rhythm that hasn’t been heard since the Happy Mondays launched their joyous catastrophe onto an unsuspected world, or Pete n’ Carl set sail to Albion….

Formed on the spur of the moment from the fag ends of a gaggle of local garage bands, Fat Whites first incarnation came as a big band.  Now down to a 6 piece, made up of Saul, brothers Lias and Nathan (keyboards), drummer Dan, Jack Payne on bass, and Adam from One Man Destruction Show on screaming lead guitar, they reckon they’ve passed through their ‘mad experimental stages’, and have got a sound they’re settled on- a propulsive brew of swaggering psychedelia, bare bones garage, and snarling fables of numbness, boredom and sex delivered by the hyper-kinetic Lias.

The band are planning to release an album in the summer through small independent Trash Mouth, as well as an EP or two, but in general they’re not too fussed about trying to rodeo on some sort of bucking rock n roll gravy train. Saul, in particular had his fill of the high life with his short, disastrous tenure being signed to Sony as one of much hyped urchin rockers The Metros.’


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Social Newsletter – Week 7

I was thinking how lucky we are to have all our amazing upstairs DJs – here’s a little thank you post.  

Party starts tonight with Madd Raff‘s Sean Paul party, HHK Thursday, Friday Night Disco business with Guilty Pleasures’ Anna Greenwood (and Lulu and Justin – see below) and Jazzie B back in the booth on Saturday night!




Wednesday 14th March


With Special guests: FIRE MAN SAM + MAINY

We are proud to announce the OFFICIAL launch party for Sean Paul’s new album: Tomahawk Technique! 

We will be previewing tunes from the sick new album and giving away loads of SP goodies, all courtesy of Atlantic Records…plus the usual free whistles, horns and nail art.

And we will be playing HUGE tunes from the back catalogue including Gimmie the Light, Temperature, Get Busy, We Be Burnin, Like Glue & millions more.

Sadly due to commitments overseas, Sean Paul will not be in attendance… but we have STRICT instructions that we must ‘rave and misbehave and go on bad’ to celebrate the new album. Okay Sean, we promise!

Doors 7pm-1am, free before 9pm, £3 before 10pm / £5 after.



Thursday 15th March


“London’s like a jungle sometimes but nights like this will keep you from going under!”

Time Out

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, Hip-Hop Karaoke lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that’s teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard.

You can find HHK every Thursday at The Social.  It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a legendary night out.

Doors 6pm-1am, £3 concession list / £5 on the door.



Friday 16th March



ANNA GREENWOOD (Guilty Pleasures) + guests

Start the weekend with a basement bash of Friday night frolicking as Anna and friends bring you pop, rock, disco and a dollop of good old fashioned fun.  Dancing positively encouraged.

Doors 6pm-1am. Free before 9pm, £5 after.



Saturday 17th March


‘The real overground sound




Spinning everything from Soul + Disco to Hip Hop and House, a blend of sounds new and old for those looking for an unpretentious party vibe.

Upstairs you can find the Breakin Bread DJs hosting a special one off all night long.

Doors 6pm-3am, free before 8pm, £5 after.



Monday 19th March






Shout Timber formed in the exciting academic environment of University College London. Drawing as much influence from their love of vintage American literature and cinema as they do the melodies and honest lyricism of The Smiths, harmonies of The Beatles and the afro-rhythms of Vampire Weekend, Shout Timber establish themselves as an original, intelligent yet wholly accessible new talent on the UK scene.

Doors 7pm-12am, £5 adv / £7 on the door


Tuesday 20th March





OO is back with a three part bill of brilliant young bands.  Phonographic interludes supplied by James Endeacott + Swamp Dance djs

Doors 7pm-12am, free entry



Wednesday 21st March


With Special guests:


The new weekly party from The Heatwave. The rules are simple: No badmind. No posing. 100% dancing. 100% smiling.  Madd Raff is all about dancing, dressing up and having fun! Pure bashment all night with no negativity allowed in the building.

Expect crazy dance moves, banging on the walls and a million whistles and air horns.

Doors 7pm-1am, free before 9pm, £3 before 10pm / £5 after.


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