The Playground are sending off 2014 in style. With a line-up to satisfy even the most discerning of musical Christmas lists, an international roster that reads as a who’s who of the finest names in house and techno will be gracing the decks at Camden favourite KOKO. There really is no better way to work off those mince pies than with an extended dose of dancing.
Heading the bill is an artist who needs little introduction. Ellen Allien is one of Berlin’s most revered and well-respected exports. Founder of the seminal techno label BPitch Control and her own eponymous fashion brand, Ellen also manages to fit in acting as a resident at some of the finest parties around Europe. Her reputation for adrenalin-fuelled sets makes this an unmissable fixture in the party season.
Ellen is supported by some true stalwarts of the techno landscape. Luke Slater’s Planetary Assault Systems moniker continues to probe at the harsher boundaries of electronic music. With a release history spanning two decades that seemingly encompasses all the diverging and intermingling strands of techno, Planetary Assault Systems’ live show is going to get KOKO moving. Octave One are house music royalty. Heralding from the US, brothers Lenny and Lawrence Burden first emerged in the late 80s with a slew of iconic releases that channelled the best in Detroit Techno. Once you hear ‘Black Water’ over the soundsystem you will know why they are still some of the finest in the game. Long time Meoko favourite A Guy Called Gerald will be providing his trademark eclecticism, with dancers in for a journey that will take in the best of the Mancunian’s diverse taste. The talented Russian Dasha Rush foots the bill.
Sporting one of the most heavyweight post-Christmas line ups in the capital, this edition of The Playground is the perfect way to let off some festive steam before New Year’s Eve.
To be in with a chance of winning two extra special tickets, including £100 behind the bar and backstage access to meet some of the biggest names in the industry, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Playground” as the subject title. Good luck!
Luke Slater presents Planetary Assault Systems
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