Bringing it for a special Bank Holiday weekend party, Need2soul hosts a triple threat of US house legends; New York meets Detroit via Chicago as heavyweights Joe Claussell, Ron Trent and Theo Parrish play the East London venue Oval Space for a one-off all-day Need2Soul main event.
DJ, producer and label-head Joe Claussell is a figurehead of the New York dance scene. One third of the legendary Body & SOUL house party – trio alongside François K and Danny Krivit – he is jointly responsible for some of the best house and disco sounds NYC has heard, and some of the most memorable parties. He plays all over the world to an adoring audience of discerning house heads, and is also an acclaimed musician. He’ll enjoy his set almost as much as you – watch him work the DJ booth!
After selling out the February Need2Soul event, Ron Trent returns to complete this outstanding lineup in May. His well-loved combination of soul, funk and world music threaded seamlessly with deep house are an instant dancefloor hit. A perennial presence in music since the early 1990s, Chicago’s Ron Trent pulls no punches! Co-founder – alongside Chez Damier – of Prescription Records, Ron Trent is widely considered to be one of the most influential names in the Chicago house scene.
Heavily involved in Detroit’s underground music scene, Theo Parrish helped to bring dormant dance classics back to life amongst local DJs – and now he brings the Detroit sound direct to Need2Soul. Head of the Sound Signature label, a prolific producer and remixer, and an in-demand DJ, he works hard to connecting his audience to the music. His unforgettable track ‘Falling Up’ is so iconic it has recently been remastered and reissued, featuring the infamous Carl Craig remix. Witness Theo Parrish bringing the magic with a unique and dynamic set.
Alex Ruello has been hosting Need2Soul parties since 2004 – and each one surpasses the last. Dedicated purveyors of raw house, disco, techno, jazz, soul and more, London’s Need2Soul has an uncompromising and underground, music-first approach that was at first inspired by legendary New York Sunday party Body & SOUL, and has since produced unforgettable deep house parties. This year the focus is on bringing together icons of the industry, so for Bank Holiday Sunday May 5th Need2Soul present a very special lineup: Joe Claussell x Ron Trent x Theo Parrish.
East London venue Oval Space has been home to huge events and artist appearances, including the return of DJ Harvey, and parties featuring Jamie XX, Joy Orbison, Dirtybird and not to mention the Need2Soul presents Body & Soul event last year. Now Need2Soul returns to Oval Space in the heart of Bethnal Green for a Bank Holiday treat featuring the skills and sounds of three of the biggest and well-respected artists from the history of house music.
Need2Soul presents a truly memorable all-day-long event as Joe Claussell, Ron Trent and Theo Parrish keep you moving right up until midnight! A very special bank holiday day-time special, Sunday May 5 is one for all the quality underground house-hungry clubbers and everyone in between to party to one of the most superior soundtracks in town.
Super early birds – £10 / Early birds – £15 / Advance – £20 (+ BF)
Sunday May 5
29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT