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Fiercely funky house… The Spring Ball
UP^^ – Turnmills – Saturday, 3rd March 2007
Soul Avengerz / Marc Hughes (Ministry of Sound) / Ben Dela-Peña (resident)
Egoiste (FUNKdeluxe) / Jimmy Dean (Xstatic Funky)
T2: Hosted by Hot & Spicy
Special guest: Robert Owens (DJ & vocal set) / Liam D / John Paul / Nick Hudson
David Brinson / Errol Brown / Peter Andrews
T3: Hosted by Coburn (album launch party)
The Dirty Beat Allstars featuring Coburn / Eddy Temple-Morris (Xfm) / TC
FUNKdeluxe – Rob Stanley / Simon Williams / James Mozolewski / Rory McCart / Frantik Dan
TOPFLOOR: Hosted by FUNKdeluxe vs Xstatic Funky
Audiodice / Pearce M / DJ Ketz / Pimmo / Steven Richards / JMF
Gio / Chris Howden / The 2 Happy DJs
Turnmills, 63b Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5NP / 22:00-06:00
Advance tickets £12 from 08700 600 100 / www.ticketweb.co.uk
For more information call 020 7247 4121 / www.turnmills.co.uk/up
Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate than the UP^^ Spring Ball! We may be in the depths of winter right now and feeling suitably glum, but come Saturday, March 3rd it’ll be time to throw off those winter blues, get dressed up and celebrate in style as UP^^ returns to Turnmills for our first party of 2007.
UP^^ became one of the most talked abut nights at Turnmills last year with our infectious brand of fiercely funky house; who can forget our last party back in November where Jon Pearn celebrated the chart success of Body Rox and UP^^ virgin Seamus Haji took the roof off and became a new hero for the UP^^ faithful. Omid16b, meanwhile, proved himself to be one of the most exciting talents around with a blistering set in the second room.
We’ve four parties planned at Turnmills this year and The Spring Ball should set things up nicely with a spectacular line-up that includes the Soul Avengerz, Robert Owens, Marc Hughes, Coburn and friends, resident Ben Dela-Peña and more in four rooms of music,
Soul Avengerz: The duo of Paul Gardner and Wayne O’Connell have become one of the hottest production and remix outfits in the last couple of years achieving chart success with tracks like ‘Don’t Let the Morning Come’ and ‘Sing’ for the mighty Positiva label. They’re pretty useful behind the decks too and will be bringing their funky and uplifting vocal house sound to Turnmills for a rare visit tonight.
Robert Owens: What more can be written about the man they call Robert Owens who is truly one of the influential and inspirational voices in house music with a career spanning 20 years. He’ll be headlining the second room with one of his unique DJ and vocal sets and quite possibly treating us to a few of his classic songs like ‘I’ll Be Your Friend’, ‘Tears’ and ‘Mine to Give’. His latest offerings like ‘Walk This Way’ prove he’s lost none of his magic touch either.
Marc Hughes: Marc has made his name as the Ministry of Sound’s resident both in London and on the international scene, and is known as one of the hardest working men in dance music and a proper gentleman. His productions have been gaining support too, both under his own name and as Hughes & Spier. Especially for UP^^, Marc will be making a one-off trip north of the Thames with his trademark drivin’ tech house grooves.
Coburn: The duo of Tim Healey and Pete Martin are no strangers to Turnmills but this will be the first they played for UP^^. It will be a pretty special occasion too as this will also be the launch party for their eagerly awaited debut album, ‘Frontier Volume 1’, a hybrid artist/mix affair which blends their best known tracks with unreleased material all in a special DJ mix.
With these guys on board it looks like the UP^^ Spring Ball is going to pick up where we left off in November and another packed house is fully anticipated. Joining the Soul Avengerz and Marc Hughes will be resident Ben Dela-Peña who’ll be closing the main room as always. Ben has made this set his own after some brilliant performances and 2007 looks set to be the year when he really begins to shine. Look out for his own Zipcode night too.
After a more progressive flavoured second room in November, we’ll be going back down the tough and funky house route as we welcome Hot & Spicy back to UP^^. These guys put on some of the best parties around town and have one of the most loyal and friendly crowds you’ll ever find, so they’ll fit the bill perfectly alongside Robert Owens as Liam D, John Paul, Nick Hudson, David Brinson, Errol Brown and Peter Andrews take over the decks.
Coburn take control in the third room for the official ‘Frontier Volume 1’ album launch party. Tim Healey and Pete Martin like their music underground, mutli-genre, cutting edge and loud, so they’ve enlisted the help of two their favourite DJs in Xfm’s Eddy Tempe-Morris and TC, one of the hottest talents in drum & bas, to help them flip the script. Ladies and gentlemen, we present The Dirty Beat Allstars – expect a party of epic proportions!
Finally, we welcome FUNKdeluxe and Xstatic Funky to the party as we give young DJs a chance to prove themselves upstairs in Topfloor. FUNKDeluxe and Xstatic Funky are two of the hottest crews in the Midlands right now with a dedicated following who’ll be joining them as they head down to London to show us what they’re all about. In fact, both crews will be represented across the whole club with Egoiste and Jimmy Dean respectively warming up the main room as well as supporting the Coburn album launch party in the third space.
With a line-up like this you know the UP^^ Spring Ball is going to be something special featuring only the freshest, sexiest and downright fiercest funky house around. Let’s not forget the stylish and sophisticated UP^^ crowd too who like dress up to get down and party like there’s no tomorrow. Join us at our spiritual home of Turnmills as we prepare to party till dawn – all you have to do is slip on your dancing shoes and make your way to the front. Saturday, March 3rd – the only way is UP^^, baby… dress to flirt!
[color=deeppink]For more information contact Will or Matthew at Politburo HQ on 020 7247 4121
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
UP^^ is a Politburo event – www.myspace.com/politburoevents
Soul Avengerz – www.soulavengerz.com / www.myspace.com/soulavengerz
Robert Owens – www.robert-owens.com / www.myspace.com/robertjowens
Marc Hughes – www.myspace.com/marchughes
Coburn – www.coburnmusic.com / www.myspace.com/coburnmusic
Ben Dela-Peña – www.zipcodemusic.co.uk / www.myspace.com/djbendelapena
Hot & Spicy – www.hotandspicyparty.co.uk
FUNKdeluxe – www.funk-deluxe.co.uk
Xstatic Funky – www.xstaticclubbing.co.uk[/colour]