XOYO Summer 2015
As it’s inaugural season before, XOYO’s residency series sees four huge talents play 13 consecutive Saturdays each within a year. Continuing to deliver, we can already count Skream and Benji B as residents for 2015.
Playing every Saturday in July, August and September, we’re proud to announce Bicep will become XOYO’s third quarter residents.
We’re excited to reveal the Belfast duo’s full listings for their upcoming 13 Week Workout…
Saturday 4th July
BICEP ALL NIGHT LONG
Room 2: TIM SWEENEY ALL NIGHT LONG
Saturday 11th July
BICEP + JACQUES GREENE + JUSTIN STRAUSS
Room 2: TIMO & JACOB/BRONTOSAURUS JR. CLUB (LIVE AT ROBERT JOHNSON)
Saturday 18th July
BICEP + JEREMY UNDERGROUND PARIS + SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER
Room 2: STUDIO 89 with MARCEL VOGEL
Saturday 25th July
BICEP + DERRICK MAY + PAUL WOOLFORD
Room 2: LOVE GLOVE with HAMMER + LARJ HANS & OK JONES
Saturday 1st August
BICEP + OMAR SOULEYMAN (live) + FJAAK
Room 2: TIEF with SISTERHOOD + HESSELTIME
Saturday 8th August
BICEP + NICK HOPPNER + ZENKER BROTHERS
Room 2: YOUNG MARCO
Saturday 15th August
Hot Tub Jamz:
BICEP + GREG WILSON + LATE NITE TUFF GUY
Room 2: TWITCH BELFAST with HODGE
Saturday 22nd August
BICEP + ANDREW WEATHERALL + MR TIES
Room 2: ND_BAUMECKER (3 hour set)
Saturday 29th August
BICEP b2b MIDLAND Room 2: TBA
Saturday 5th September
Hot Tub Slamz:
BICEP + THE BLACK MADONNA + HORSE MEAT DISCO
Room 2: VIRGINA + NADIA KSAIBA
Saturday 12th September
BICEP + VIRGO FOUR (live) + PALMS TRAX
Room 2: KORNÉL KOVÁCS
Saturday 19th September
BICEP + WILL SAUL + MARQUIS HAWKES
Room 2: WOLF MUSIC with MEDLAR
Saturday 26th September
BICEP ALL NIGHT LONG
Room 2: DANIELE BALDELLI + HOLGER TRACKS
Reflecting Bicep’s wide-ranging tastes and passions, the pair have created a schedule which covers talent from across the spectrum.
Some of our highlights come in the form of XOYO first timers including Omar Souleyman live on Saturday 1st August, Nick Hoppner fresh from the release of his debut album on the 8th with the Zenker Brothers in support, the incredible Black Madonna on the 5th September as well as Chicago house pioneers Virgo Four the following week on the 12th.
Bicep’s friends, family and long-term supporters feature across the billings: check Aus Music boss Will
Saul (who’s been releasing their music since 2013) on Saturday 19th September and label mate Midland who’ll be going b2b with them on Saturday 29th August.
Penned to sell-out first, don’t miss Jacques Greene on their second residency session, the
legendary Derrick May and Paul Woolford closing the month in July and a disco special with Greg Wilson and Late Nite Tuff Guy this August.
In the same vein, they nod to the producers they’ve supported via their blog Feel My Bicep as they welcome down the likes of Sisterhood, Marquis Hawkes, Kornél Kovács and Medlar.
Just as their predecessors, special attention has been given to room 2: hold tight for some of our highlights including Robert Johnson regulars Timo & Jacob, innovative promoters Studio 89 who present Marcel Vogel and Amsterdam’s finest Young Marco.
1500 copies of the Bicep x XOYO vinyl will be pressed to celebrate their residency
To commemorate what’s set to be an unmissable 3-months worth of parties, we’ve teamed up with Bicep to release a special edition 12” vinyl for the series. We’ve had to say good-bye to a string of residents who’ve left behind some amazing memories, galleries of pictures and recordings across the web but this time around we wanted to do something a little different.
Pressed to the record comes a mix from the pair inspired by the yet-to-be-announced guests of their residency. With a limited run of 1500, copies will be given to the first 50 advance ticket-holders of each event.
From bloggers to international DJs to a renowned label, Bicep are on top of their very own dance music empire; we can’t wait to see their residency unfold…
XOYO residency series: BICEP PRESENT 13 WEEK WORKOUT
Dates: Saturday 4th July – Saturday 26th September
Address: 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A 4AP Time: 9pm – 4am
SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS: JULY-AUGUST
FRIDAY 3 JULY
ART’S HOUSE: THE AFTER-PARTY ARTWORK + GUESTS
After a month’s long run of sell out sessions on the rooftops of Dalston and the depths of The Nest, there’s still enough power in our legs to keep us dancing for one more Art’s House… Make sure you’re with us for Artwork’s ‘Art’s House: the after-party’.
Skream, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Jasper James and Simian Mobile Disco have all played unannounced over the last month – we can’t wait to see who’ll be knocking on our door for this next session.
Transforming The Nest into his very own abode – the precedents been set, expect more production, more guests and more of this as the party continues at XOYO for one more hurrah with Artwork at the helm…
FRIDAY 10 JULY
GLORIA’S DIMITRI FROM PARIS + AEROPLANE B2B ALEX METRIC R2: HOMOELECTRIC
She’s back! Now monthly, XOYO and Sink The Pink’s brand new venture Gloria’s is fast becoming an
unmissable night on our calendar.
Having played Gloria’s last November, we welcome back disco god Dimitri From Paris for another session. With his classic remixes of Chic, Sister Sledge and of course Prince, his soundtrack is perfectly fitting for our soon-to-
be sweaty dance floor.
Also down comes club favourites Alex Metric and Belgian don Aeroplane for a special b2b disco set.
Gloria’s brings together the girls of the polysexual dance party Sink The Pink with the club’s most revered selectors. While XOYO focus on presenting you an on-point and innovative set of DJs and talent to supply the
dance floor’s heat, Sink The Pink are on hand to deliver you the unexpected, coaxing you out of the straight-faced norm.
THURSDAY 16 JULY
A-TRAK + JACK BEATS + KHALIL (LIVIN’ PROOF)
One of dance music’s most innovative creators and former teenage DMC World DJ Championship turntablist, A-Trak has worked with the likes of Kanye West, Birdman, Danny Brown and Armand Van Helden over the
With him for this one is effervescent London party duo Jack Beats and Khalil from Livin’ Proof.
FRIDAY 17 JULY
MATTHEW DEAR + DELANO SMITH + DAUWD
Having co-founded the illustrious Ghostly International and remixed everyone from The xx to The Chemical Brothers, it’s fair to say Matthew Dear is one of electronic music’s most revered figures. Returning to the club after his storming session last December with then-residents Simian Mobile Disco – we’re excited for what he has in store for us this time around.
A big supporting billing surrounds him as veteran US house don Delano Smith and deep house supremo Dauwd make the cut.
FRIDAY 24 JULY
BONDAX + SAM GELLAITRY + WAYWARD
Selling out within days of going on sale, this is down to be one of the parties of the summer: Bondax headline this July leading a line-up of Sam Gellaitry and Wayward.
We’ve been huge fans of the breakthrough duo for a while, counting tracks like ‘All I See’, ‘Wet Summer’ and ‘Baby I Got That’ as some of our favourite releases from recent years – don’t miss this one, you’ve been
FRIDAY 7 AUGUST
DIGITALISM (DJ SET) + LE YOUTH + KIWI + THE NEW SINS
German duo Digitalism return to XOYO on a wave after the release of recent summer stomper ‘Roller’ (be sure to check the remix from techno titans Dense & Pika). Knocking up over a decade in making music together, the Hamburg pairing continue to explore their craft – there’s no signs of them slowing down yet.
Their appearance alongside L.A based electronic maestro Le Youth and London based Kiwi for this one will be
a super special occasion.
THURSDAY 13 AUGUST
YOYO WITH JAY ELECTRONICA (LIVE) + SEB CHEW + LEO GREENSLADE
One of hip-hop’s most mysterious characters, Jay Electronica has long been touted as the most talented MC of his generation, championed to the hills by the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye West.
His anthem ‘Exhibit C’ hasn’t aged a bit since it was first released, as his fans continue to wait patiently for his long-mooted debut to finally see the light of day. A true maverick of the game, a chance to catch Jay
performing live is genuinely something not to be missed.
Classic hip-hop night YoYo will be reviving their West London club exclusively for this special one off occasion, with Leo Greenslade and Seb Chew taking control of party proceedings either side of Jay’s performance.
FRIDAY 14 AUGUST
GLORIA’S THE 2 BEARS + KRYSTAL KLEAR
Close friends of tranfam Sink The Pink, we are delighted to welcome back our residents from last year The 2
Bears for the August edition of Gloria’s – the pair’s loveable charm is sure to be in full force following the release of last year’s album The Night Is Young. The incredible Krystal Klear plays alongside them.
This party comes straight after Gloria’s festival debut at Eastern Electrics where she’ll be hosting her very own stage alongside her favourite London queens. See you there?
WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST – SUNDAY 23 AUGUST XOYO 3rd BIRTHDAY, TBA MONDAY 20TH JULY
July 3, ARTWORK’S ART’S HOUSE: THE AFTER-PARTY
July 4, BICEP ALL NIGHT LONG + ROOM 2: TIM SWEENEY + PARK RANGER
July 10, GLORIA’S WITH DIMITRI FROM PARIS + AEROPLANE B2B ALEX METRIC
July 11, BICEP + JACQUES GREENE + JUSTIN STRAUSS (Plus hotel day party @ Ace Hotel)
July 16, A-TRAK + JACK BEATS + KHALIL (LIVIN’ PROOF)
July 17, MATTHEW DEAR + DELANO SMITH + DAUWD + ROOM 2: GET ON UP
July 18, BICEP + JEREMY UNDERGROUND + SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER
July 24, BONDAX + SAM GELLAITRY + WAYWARD
July 25, BICEP + DERRICK MAY + PAUL WOOLFORD
July 31, BUGGED OUT! PRESENTS DARIUS SYROSSIAN + MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM
Aug 1, BICEP + OMAR SOULEYMAN (LIVE) + FJAAK
Aug 7, DIGITALISM (DJ SET) + LE YOUTH + KIWI + THE NEW SINS
Aug 8, BICEP + NICK HÖPPNER + ZENKER BROTHERS
Aug 13, YOYO WITH JAY ELECTRONICA (LIVE) + SEB CHEW + LEO GREENSLADE
Aug 14, GLORIA’S WITH THE 2 BEARS + KRYSTAL KLEAR
Aug 15, BICEP + GREG WILSON + LATE NITE TUFF GUY
Aug 19, XOYO 3RD BIRTHDAY
Aug 20, XOYO 3RD BIRTHDAY
Aug 21, XOYO 3RD BIRTHDAY
Aug 22, BICEP + ANDREW WEATHERALL + MR.TIES
Aug 23, XOYO 3RD BIRTHDAY
Aug 28, BUGGED OUT!: MICHAEL MAYER (3 HOUR SET) Aug 29, BICEP B2B MIDLAND (ALL NIGHT LONG)
Entry: £13.50 advance tickets Time: 9pm – 4am