The nofitstate parties, headed up by the man Geddes himself, have received worthy attention for their unique imprint on London’s underground dance scene in the past few years. In comparison to some of the relatively nondescript events and lineups saturating the market, nofitstate parties have continuously been intimate and atmospheric affairs, often located in basements and similarly sweaty venues, whilst still delivering a musical program of stellar proportions. Previous lineups have included, Tensnake, Roman Flugel, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Tale of Us and Maxxi Soundsystem to mention but a few.
Although they journeyed into warehouse territory for the first time for their two recent parties for NYD and NYD, they keep the vibes going strong by keeping it simple: “small party with a big lineup”. Their next event on February 22nd is no different; promising not only a small capacity venue (supposedly never been used before) but two massive bookings that we’ve come to expect from this lot. With Ellen Allien, Queen of Berlin techno and founder of the famous BPitch Control label, headlining, this is never going to be a party without a booming atmosphere! Falling in love with dance music in the height of the acid house scene back in 1988 and DJing in Berlin and its radio station Kiss FM throughout the 90s, after all these years Ellen Allien still manages to be at the top of the game. With four-hour sets that unceasingly shake the dancefloor, she is often labeled the best female DJ in the world, whilst simultaneously running her own record label, fashion label and having a massive production catalogue. She is awe-inspiring, basically.
Lending support will be another innovative booking in the form of Simon Baker, who has had an impressive couple of years with the release of some infectiously grooving tracks, including his recent LP ‘Traces’ on his own label 2020 Vision (part of the competition prizes, below). Hailing from the North, his eclectic sets and remixes have taken him to play all around the world, with regular slots at the BPM Festival in Mexico. 2013 is seemingly going to take him even further, with music collaborations in the pipeline with Lee Curtis and Jamie Jones. Alongside him, nofitstate founder Geddes will also be supporting; a DJ who never ever fails to keep the crowd percolating with his unrivaled selection of deep house and pure enthusiasm for the party!
In typical MEOKO fashion, we are giving away a phenomenal set of prizes to one lucky winner. As well as 2 x free tickets to the party, you can also win a copy of Simon Baker’s ‘Traces’ album on vinyl as well as a copy of the Get Physical Full Body Workout Vol.9 mixed by Simon Baker. To win, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘nofistate’ as the subject title and the answer to this simple question:
‘In which year was Ellen Allien’s Bpitch Control label founded?’
Friday 22nd February
10pm – 6am
Tickets are guaranteed to go speedily as the capacity is small, so while they are only £12.50 on Resident Advisor you should snap them up quick.