Retroflex 24 Sept 2018
RETROFLEX IS BACK!!
Bloc, Unit 3, Autumn Yard Autumn St, London E3 2TT
Saturday 24th November
11pm – 7am
MISS DJAX (HOLLAND)
More artists TBA
Our yearly retro acid & techno event returns to London town on November 24th with an all-star line-up, playing all vinyl classics, all night. Prepare for a high pressure floor-pounding rig, synapse snapping production and an amazing selection of artists to guide you on a journey through sound…
Super early birds: £10 + BF – SOLD OUT
Early birds: £12.50 + BF – SOLD OUT
1st Release: £15 + BF – AVAILABLE
Stay Up Forever Event: Retroflex
This is the one you’ve been waiting for…
The 1990’s was a golden era for Acid and Techno, with some of the biggest tracks of the decade slamming their way through warehouses, clubs and festivals across the world, rippling like a fresh wave of cultural energy through our collective subconscious, imprinting upon us the feeling of collective empowerment that has lead us forward to this very day.
In the first event of it’s kind we will recreate these intoxicating moments and annihilating rhythms, and take you back to a place where musical rebellion was the key to our existence. Some of the best loved and most well known tracks in Acid and Techno history provided a scorching soundtrack to the 90’s. Now join us and witness them in the present, utilising cutting edge technology to provide brain rattling sound and retina sizzling visuals in an electrifying London warehouse, alongside one of the most exciting line-ups to date with legends from the era representing on full frequency undiluted vinyl all night.
Bringing you our newest concept with the heaviest levels of production that you will find on our biggest events, get ready for:
ALL 90’S, ALL VINYL
1st tier tickets £10 + BF available from:
909 London: www.909london.com/Stay_Up_Forever/?event=61
Resident Advisor: www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?832178
Retroflex: Lawrie Immersion
RETROFLEX can now reveal the third artist joining BILLY NASTY & Holland’s DJ MISJAH for our massive warehouse event on Saturday 16th July!! This man was integral to London’s techno revolution in the 90’s – responsible for the legendary IMMERSION soundsystem that passed into folklore. The tales of living and making tunes on his ROUTEMASTER bus (that inspired the label of the same name) are well known, and today he runs one of the finest mastering rooms in the land at CURVE PUSHER, connected daily to the furthering of the vinyl industry.
This icon’s history in the music business spans 30 years, starting out in punk bands at the age of 14. He played across a multitude of genres and some time later learned his trade as a front of house sound engineer while building up his 1st soundsystem. Eventually he started running underground parties through London and Europe and then set up two of the era’s most groundbreaking record labels: ROUTEMASTER followed by POUNDING GROOVES.
As a recording artist, he has released hundreds of records under different aliases, most notably: ‘TECHNO SLUT’, ‘PURGE’, ‘STAY HARD – STAY UP FOREVER’, ‘FUK IT, I’M A DRUG BUCKET’, ‘MY NAME IS ACID’ and many more. In collaboration with some of London’s finest he teamed up to form acts such as: LOCHI, KEKTEX, SARCOBLAST and PIG SNORTER, producing warehouse blasting hits including: ‘LONDON ACID CITY’, ‘NEW WAVE OF ACID TECHNO’, ‘VOTE TECHNO PARTY’, ‘INNER CITY JUNKIES’ and ‘MY 909’S GOT A PICTURE OF CHRIS LIBERATOR ON IT’ amongst other classics. Plus his POUNDING GROOVES alias became a worldwide phenomenon within the techno fraternity, releasing records with labels such as: CLR, HYDRAULIX and BILLY NASTY’S TORTURED.
Presently this artist runs one of the most highly respected cutting rooms in the UK, and his mastering techniques are world-renowned. CURVE PUSHER sets the standard and helps to keep the vinyl industry alive today, and alongside DJ MISJAH who runs 24 MASTERING in Holland, we have two of the most talented mastering engineers in Europe, both under one roof on July 16th, showcasing their skills with pure vinyl sets of classic 90’s acid & techno.
Party people make some noise for a super rare performance from: LAWRIE IMMERSION!!!
Retroflex: Billy Nasty
RETROFLEX can now reveal the second artist for our mammoth event on Saturday 16th July! This guest is a true vinyl crusader, from early beginnings as a rare groove and funk DJ, through forays into acid house and then working at legendary record shop ZOOM, show-stopping sets at every major techno club & festival around the world, record production and label management, plus previously running one of London’s most well loved techno club nights.
Today he still supports the vinyl scene with his Brighton record shop ‘THE VINYL CURTAIN’, and continues to light up dancefloors at some of the most prestigious events and infamous clubs around the world dropping twelve inch bombs. He is a massive contributor to the history of the dance scene and is quite simply a legend.
With a trusty box of records he mixed the inaugural volume of the seminal ‘JOURNEYS BY DJ’S’ series, gaining him entry into the Guinness Book Of Records for being the first DJ to produce a commercially available mix CD.
Over more than 25 years he has cemented himself into DJ history with his tireless commitment to touring his sound around the globe, showcasing his relentless DJ sets and building his two universally recognised labels: TORTURED and ELECTRIX. Also his London based club night ‘OPEN TO TORTURE ‘at the world famous but now defunct ‘THE END’ club featured some of the best techno DJ’s and acts in the world at the time, gaining him international recognition as a club promoter.
His own productions have always caused waves under different guises including SHI-TAKE (with Dave Wesson) or VINYL BLAIR (with Chemical Brothers engineer Steve Dub), and more recently his partnership with Keith Tenniswood (aka Radioactive Man) as RADIONASTY has received universal acclaim from the dance scene for slick productions and bombastic beats.
While currently keeping his eye firmly on the future of techno, his sets during the 1990’s at events such as Final Frontier, Tribal Gathering, Dance Valley, The Drum Club and Strutt will always remain in the hearts of the techno faithful as some of the most pioneering at the time. He has very kindly agreed to join us at RETROFLEX for a special set to relive this golden era for our all 90’s, all vinyl party, and we’re sure he’s going to tear the dancefloor up in his inimitable style that gained him global recognition over all these years.
Party people please welcome: BILLY NASTY!!!
Retroflex: DJ Misjah
There is a massive buzz after announcing our first exclusive international guest for RETROFLEX on July 16th!! DJ MISJAH from X-TRAX HOLLAND will be tearing apart the dancefloor at our all 90’s all vinyl party with a special three turntable set!! Amongst his many numerous dancefloor killers Misjah released during that era, “ACCESS” was the most revered and still causes shockwaves when it is dropped at warehouses, clubs and festivals today.
Come and witness this living legend perform one of his world famous sets – it will be his first appearance in the capital for almost a decade! A quarter of the 2nd release tickets are now sold, grab yourself a bargain from 909London or Resident Advisor before we go up to the next price tier. This event will be sure to sell out so please purchase early to avoid disappointment and join us to celebrate the classic acid & techno tracks of the golden era of the 1990’s in an electrifying London warehouse – this will be one event you will not want to miss!!