Saturday night


Saturday 8th June


Upstairs . .


DJs on the night playing 12 x 12 inch records:

Rob Pursey, Superix, Jimmy Plates, J-Squared, Drew Huge, Darren + Leroy Nockolds

The concept of the ‘Twelve 12″s’ mixes started as an idea in 2009. Like many DJs, having already switched over for many years to use MP3’s & a laptop, Rob was playing through his record crates, and basically just realised how much great music he had still had on wax . . READ ON HERE


Downstairs . .



Choice Cuts (Eastern Electrics), The Fresh Sprinz (Zulu Flexx) + DJ Uno and Chris Crooks (Public Life)

Following in the best traditions of music helping a good cause, Wild Style will be laying on a night to meet your musical needs and all that is required is a cheeky £5 donation to Link Community Development, less than the price of a happy meal (possibly…). Inspired by the early hip hop pioneers like Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa, who used the profits from their legendary block parties to fund community projects, we’ve taken over one of London’s hottest venues for a one-off musical event that will tickle your taste buds . . READ ON HERE

Doors 5pm-1am – Free entry all night upstairs / Downstairs £5

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More birds


Last year we hosted a beautiful exhibition of birds from Matt Sewell and i’m delighted to say that Matt is back!

To celebrate the launch of his new book, which there is more info about below, Matt has printed a selection of song birds for the upstairs bar.

Our Songbirds – A Songbird For Every Week Of The Year

By Matt Sewell

In this beautiful follow-up to 2012’s hit, Our Garden Birds, street artist Matt Sewell offers more watercolours and quirky descriptions of British songbirds.

In Matt’s world, the peewit sings the blues, and the bittern fills his neck ‘like a tweed pair of bellows’. Distinctive and enchanting, with a songbird for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to birders, children and adults, and art and design fans alike.

With a Foreword by Charlatans’ lead singer (and keen birdwatcher) Tim Burgess

Matt Sewell, author of the bestselling Our Garden Birds (Ebury, 2012), has illustrated for The Guardian, Big Issue, and the V&A amongst many others; painted and exhibited in London, Manchester, New York, Tokyo and Paris, as well as being an avid ornithologist and regular contributor to the Caught by the River website. He lives in Shrewsbury with his partner and young daughter.




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Hot Wuk Wednesdays

Flyer - Soca Gold Launch Party at Hot Wuk Wednesdays - May 2013

This week it’s all about soca, rum and carnival wining!

Rags, flags, whistles and horns #soca #soca #soca

FREE GIVEAWAYS of the brand new Soca Gold CD and special guest TriniGladiata.





100% DANCING + 100% SMILING + 100% PASSION
100% DANCING + 100% SMILING + 100% PASSION
100% DANCING + 100% SMILING + 100% PASSION



The next few weeks . . 

Flyer - Ragga Ragga Ragga Launch Party at Hot Wuk Wednesdays - May 2013Flyer - Sir DJ Corey's Birthday Bash at Hot Wuk Wednesdays - June 2013

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Matt Black


Slipped Disco returns to its occasional central London home on Sat 25th May and invites the legendary electronic innovator Matt Black, of Coldcut fame, to demonstrate his and Ninja Tunes latest invention, the Ninja Jamm.

Developed by Matt as part of his ongoing quest into new innovations (his past triumphs includes bringing sampled music into the British charts and creating the first UK house music hits), the Ninja Jamm is a new tool for reworking recorded music live. This will be Matt’s first London showing of the technology and offers the audience the chance to get up close and personal.

Parisian electronic indie pop duo The Penelopes were inspired to start their band by early UK electronic acts such as New Order and the Human League. Their updated synthpop sound first got them noticed in 2008, but it’s since their recent relocation to London, a year ago that they’ve really started to cause stir. Their single ‘Now Now Now’, released at the end of last year, has been picked up for the Sim 3 soundtrack, while their heroes, the Human League, invited them on tour in November.

DJ and host Ben Osborne, founder of Noise of Art, will be on hand to keep the dancefloor moving with a trademark eclectic set.

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New cards, finally


We finally have new membership cards, so all those that have been waiting since the beginning of the year will finally have one very soon in the post.

Each one is named, hand stamped and numbered – you’ll have to laminate them yourself though!

Drop Carl an email if you want one – they are FREEEEEEE



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William Adamson


The Caught by the River Social Club and Brownswood Recordings present, William Adamson (live)

+ DJ Andrew Weatherall and readings from the works of W.G. Sebald

With the recent album, Under An Eastern Sky, produced by heritage futurists 2 Banks Of 4, Rob Gallagher has created a topographical travelogue – a concept album in the truest sense – where the songs tell fragments of stories that have grown out of a small region in the Eastern Horn of England, with sounds more akin to recordings emanating from the Louisiana marshlands.

Musically, this wonderful LP suggests dog day afternoons, loafing, listening to Dr John, John Martyn, Tom Waits, Terry Callier, Terry Reid’s River, then switching to weather-beaten dub and blues in the night after a long walk in the light of a full moon. That may cause an eyebrow or two to rise, for the pair’s Two Banks of Four oeuvre seemed to ring with the bells of (Charles) Stepney, spiritual jazz meets Our Favourite Shop, all celestial charity-shop symphonies. But then again in the late ‘60s among Charles Stepney’s Chess moves were pioneering productions of experimental electric blues LPs by Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, which is a good place to start for William Adamson. (Kevin Pearce, Caught by the River, Spring 2013)

Tuesday 4th June 2013 at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1


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Good Block vs Fragment

Good Block and Fragment DJs in the basement of The Social!


Moman & Real Close
Pete Dee
Richard Foe
Gigolo Medina
Sean O’Talk 

80’s, Hip Hop, Boogie Funk, Disco

FREE in before 9 – £5 after.

Facebook event

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Huw Stephens Presents

Huw puts on bands every month at The Social – it’s always brilliant and always FREE ENTRY. 

Tuesday June 11

Jacco Gardner

Ming City Rockers

+ DJ Feslon

Huw Stephens welcomes another stellar line up to his new music night. One of the most exciting bands around, Jacco Gardner is a baroque pop multi instrumentalist, and is the best band ever to come from the Netherlands. It’s psychy vibes all round. From Immingham, northern England, Ming City Rockers are a thrilling guitar band who are angry, bored and excellent.

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Gappy Ranks

For one night only, Hot Wuk Wednesdays presents GAPPY RANKS performing live at the weekly bashment dance spot!

The man taking UK dancehall reggae to a global stage will be passing through The Heatwave’s midweek party to perform hits like Stinkin Rich, Wine Pon De Edge and Heaven In Her Eyes.

This will be a roadblock affair.



Hot Wuk Wednesdays is the weekly bashment dance spot, The Heatwave’s bashment headquarters.

What is bashment? Bashment is the ultra hype sound of modern Jamaican music: the excitement of rewinds, incredible dancing, the rammed dance floor and amazing vibe of a Caribbean rave.

The Heatwave’s midweek party turns The Social basement into a mini Notting Hill Carnival. Get rum drunk and collect your free whistle and horn, you might see the most incredibly acrobatic dance move or hear the wickedest MC jumping on the mic. One thing is certain: the vibe will be INSANE. 100% smiling, 100% dancing, 100% big tunes.

Every Wednesday we rave like it’s a Saturday!

Doors 7pm-1am – £5 before 10pm / £7 after

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Record Store Day Social

Saturday 20th April  

Two floors of live music and DJs celebrating records!



Bronze Medallists

Mademoiselle, Mademoiselle + Boy Mandeville

+ special guest DJ:

Nemone (6 Music)

Bronze Medallists – pop-electro band from East London – curate a night in celebration of the annual Record Store Day with pop indie bands Boy MandevilleMademoiselle, Mademoiselle and of course Bronze Medallists performing and the legendary 6 Music’s Nemone DJing and presenting throughout the night and screenings of short films by David Higgs and Sam Bailey. A night of pop-electro indie music, the latest sounds from 6 Music and alternative films it is going to be an epic night.

Bronze Medallists

Based in East London and formed just over a year ago, the 4-piece band Bronze Medallists combines experimental electronica, art-pop with a pinch of shoe-gazery and thought-provoking lyrics to create an exciting and addictive new sound. Mixing indie guitar and drums, vocal harmonies with raw synths and strings, comparisons have been made to the likes of Postal Service, The National and Broken Bells.




Mademoiselle, Mademoiselle 


Boy Mandeville (stripped down set)



The Last Ten by David Higgs



Horsemen by Sam Bailey


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‘Twelve 12s’ on Record Store Day at The Social

The concept of the ’Twelve 12″s’ mixes started as an idea in 2009. Like many DJs, having already switched over for many years to use MP3′s & a laptop, Rob was playing through his record crates, and basically just realised how much great music he had still had on wax.

The aesthetic of jammin vinyl 12″s is still one of the greatest pleasures around and after speaking to Superix and sending him the very first Twelve 12s mix – a pretty random selection of Rob’s own personal favourites, we put it out – then put the word out for people to get involved.

We were super pleased when so many of our favourite DJs both London and around the world said they’d love to be involved and started sending us their own personal take on the ‘Twelve 12″s’ concept! Therefore we’ve had tons of killer hip-hop, and also drum n bass, pop, house mixes etc from the likes of Cosmo Baker, DJ Eleven, Ayres, Matthew Africa (R.I.P.), Spin Doctor, Chris Read, J-Squared, DJ 7L, DJ Co-Op, Hudson and loads more including many from obviously both Rob, Superix and our extended SH fam Jimmy Plates. The range of the mixes is phenomenal with so many incredible themes from all Outkast to all Premier productions to all Wu-Tang & even all AV8!

Therefore for the now much-loved Record Store Day (and in association with our good homies at www.whosampled.com) – we thought it only fitting to take over the upstairs of our favourite London place – The Social – and invite many of the people who’ve contributed these mixes to play. A celebration of vinyl records that have been such a huge part of our lives and more importantly a celebration of really great music!

All 50 mixes can be downloaded & streamed from www.southernhospitality.co.uk

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