It’s always nice when a night manages to pick your fantasy line-up… and this is just what the people behind TOYS (full name Take Off Your Shoes) have gone and done for their next Prince Charles party this coming Friday.
Pillaging the steadily-rising pool of great House-but-not-quite Berlin DJs, TOYS are bringing down a stellar line-up consisting of Rinse and Halocyan’s XXXY, Spring Theory’s Avalon Emerson and Hotflush and Permanent Vacation’s Locked Groove.
XXXY’s personal take on garage got him noticed back in 2011 when You Always Start It started doing the blogs round and was named best new track by Pitchfork. The last 2 years have seen the producer release on forward-thinking labels like Halocyan (with his track Bash making it onto the label’s recently released Universal Quantifier compilation) and he has just contributed to the TOYS mix series which should get us all hyped up for the night.
American born, DJ and producer Avalon Emerson’s name has been popping up on our radars a lot recently, partly thanks to an awesome edit package that she gave out via Fact and which included superb tracks like Caroline.
Her warm sample based House collages have graced the desks of labels like Icee Hot and Spring Theory and we’re very excited to see what she will be bringing to the table on the night.
Locked Groove’s DJ sets are known to be like his productions, eclectic and soulful. The work of the Belgian Hotflush alumni is always a pleasure to witness and if you request it hard enough you might even get some Vangelis thrown in for good measure.
On the support side of things we have the brains behind TOYS, Asa 808, whose Yarn Audio release Mahakala / Thunder is very worth checking out as well as Through My Speakers family member NGHT DRPS whose tracks were recently used in the new Traktor promotional videos. Closing the line-up, we also have Cutoff!Cutoff and DJs from the Blank crew.
If this is not enough to convince you, we also have 2×2 tickets to give-away for the night! To get involved just leave us a comment and for more information on the night head HERE.