It’s been over a year since Nicky Holloway’s notorious club night Desert Island Disco had it’s last outing, but now its back at brand new South London venue Electric Brixton.
October 22nd sees Desert Island Disco, bringing together the founders of the UK house scene, Danny Rampling and Nicky Holloway who will headline proceedings alongside house hero’s Brandon Block and Roy The Roach, with an exclusive classic house set from Radio 1’s Fabio thrown in for good measure.
Affectionately known as one of the Godfathers of British House music culture, Danny Rampling has made his name as a revolutionary dance music pioneer over the last 20 years. He is commonly credited for discovering the Balearic scene alongside Nicky Holloway and Paul Oakenfold, after that infamous trip to the White Isle in 1987. It’s fair to say after that both Rampling and Holloway helped unearthed the UK’s rave scene, bringing new sounds, ideas and concepts to the UK, setting the bar for years to come with their retrospective club nights back in the late 80’s. They don’t do things by half; so to say they’ll make sure this night goes off with a bang is an understatement.
In Nicky’s owns words “It’s taken me ages to find a venue that I can truly get excited about but now I have. The Electric Brixton is quite simply the Astoria on steroids with all the old majesty of a grand theatre combined with the luxury of the latest hip club.”
Whilst the main room will play host to the best of house and nu disco music new, old and everything in between courtesy of Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway, Brandon Block, Roy The Roach and Fabio, Room 2 will showcase Brixton’s home grown talent Segs, Sir “Eddie” Reel, Simon Le and Marv Mr Clarke on a Reggae Soul & Funk tip.
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What did Electric Brixton used to be called?
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FULL LISTING INFO:
Name: Desert Island Disco
Line-Up: Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway, Brandon Block, Roy The Roach, Fabio
Venue: Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, London, SW2 1RJ
Hours: 10pm – 6am
Price: £8 advance / £10 on the door
Music Policy: Classic House, Soul, Funk