XOYO celebrate their 1st Birthday!

XOYO – the unique events space and venue for London’s live music, club and arts scene, is about to reach the grand old age of 1!

Having racked up a collection of forward thinking, discernable music shows in only its first year, XOYO has proven itself capable of delivering the diversity and pedigree of music Londoners demand.

With plenty of successful underground club nights and special one-offs under their belts, including The R&S parties with James Blake, The Hessle Audio 116 & Rising launch, The Jonny Woo show, Bugged Out with Tiga, Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Oneoh Trix Point Never and Oni Ayhun at BleeD, A Trak at Moda, Boys Own with Frankie Knuckles, The FACT parties with Jamie xx b2b Oneman and Joy Orbison b2b Pearson Sound, The Bang the Box Ed Banger party, Grand Hotel the Plump DJs new night, Modestep live at UKF, Chromeo After Party and Urban Nerds Hallowe’en with Joker, plus bands from the cream of the capital’s live music promoters, such as Eat Your Own Ears and Upset the Rhythm, you can see why we think it’s high time to light the candles, take a deep breath and prepare to shout…

Happy Birthday, XOYO!

On Friday 16th September XOYO will unleash a birthday weekender that proves this new kid on the block really does hold its own when it comes to bookings.

Larry Heard

On Friday September 16th, Chicago house pioneer Mr Fingers, aka Larry Heard, gets his funk on with remixer du jour Jamie XX. Jamie is no stranger to the venue having played b2b with Oneman at a FACT party back in April. He has really shifted from being best known for his work in The xx to being a producer in his own right with remixes for Adele, Glasser and Florence and also his collaboration with Gil-Scott Heron. Tonight he meets another legend – one of Chicago house’s most celebrated artists. Heard, now Memphis based, led the influential group Fingers Inc. and also released some of house music’s most revered tracks as Mr Fingers – Washing Machine and Can You Feel It amongst them. We anticipate a night of incredible house music that will span the decades.


Saturday September 17th.
On the Saturday night XOYO goes back to the founding’s of Techno music. Juan Atkins is one of a kind, the originator of Detroit Techno, a creative genius who has inspired so many in the scene, from ‘The Chase’ to ‘No UFO’s’.  Alongside Juan, is upcoming future icon Xxxy, (who really impressed us at the Big Chill This year) through his influence of Drum n Bass and Techno he’s produced a string of hits including ‘Know You’ one of FACT magazines tunes of 2010, notable recognition also from the likes of Pitchfork have pushed Xxxy into the future elite. This is truly a unique offering of these two artists: The future and the icon are sure to deliver a night of incredible techno inspired music.

XOYO 1st Birthday

Friday September 16th
Jamie xx
Larry Heard (Mr Fingers)
& guests.
£10 early bird.

Saturday 17 September
Juan Atkins
Casper C (BleeD)