Our last 2 room takeover at Corsica was without doubt one of the proudest moments in our (almost) 6 year history. Put quite simply it was one of the best parties ever.
After the Bank holiday session, Corsica called us up and asked if we’d be up for round 2: the answer was a resounding “YES” and we began planning.
It turned out that our friends at STAMP THE WAX where hosting an INFUSIONS party next door at THE COLOMBIAN - so after briefly bashing our heads together, we decided to unlock the back doors, throw caution to the wind and create a 3 room takeover - the likes of which as never been seen!
Corsica Studios proper will be back in the hands of Rhythm Section who proudly present the UK debut Live set from SESSION VICTIM. Easily the best guest DJ’s we had in 2016 (sorry everyone else!) we simply had to get them back to do their thing for real live on stage.
The new album is out any time now and is all kinds of wonderful. Having seen the first ever live show in Berlin last month - I can confirm that this is going to be epic on a whole new level. Session Victim are not only on top of their game, they are 2 of the most infectiously passionate people in dance music and we coulnd’t think of a better pair make this dance a special one.
Warm up duties will be carried out by the master spinner KAY SUZUKI ( edits from the sputnik / afro buddah) with Bradley Zero and the RS team taking us through to the end…. if we’re lucky, maybe Session Victim will jump behind the decks to take us through to 6am… ;)
For this Special 3 room session, Room 2 is handed over to RS favourites and Australian Heavy weights WAXO’PARADISO. All Supreme Selectors and party starters in their own right - the Wax’o Triumvirate of Andy Hart, Edd Fisher and Simon TK is slowly taking over down under, playing as peers alongside the likes of Theo Parrish, DJ Harvey, Floating Points and San Soda to name but a few, and regularly drawing crowds of thousands for their own parties with no guests necessary. Individually Andy Hart is best known for his pioneering series and label: MELBOURNE DEEPCAST and more recently for VOYAGE RECORDINGS. Edd Fisher, Melburnian Brother From another mother is pioneering the Aussie Dance scene with his new festival concept: FREEDOM TIME, a party whose outdoor, 5000 cap events are turning heads all sides of the globe. Last but not least is Simon TK, who’s CLUB D’ÉRRANGE party is the number one place to go get weird that side of the equator. We’re quite relaxed about leaving room 2 in their capable hands from open to close.
For one night only, The Colombian will become room 3, where we play host to our mates over at Stamp the Wax who will host a South African Takeover wth two of the game’s most vital Selectors.
Stamp The Wax presents a South Africa Infusions
These two South African expats are among Europe’s most vocal advocates of their native dance music culture. They're joined in support by Stamp The Wax resident Aaron L for a celebration of the Rainbow Nation.
Turning the jack-of-all-trades adage on its head, Lakuti is a true all-rounder in the music industry who’s seemed to have mastered everything she puts her mind to. Her Uzuri label has been running since 2007, with releases from Move D, Pittsburg Track Authority and Vakula, while it’s also spawned into a booking and management agency that looks after Levon Vincent, Fred P and Portable. Her London party with the latter, Sud Electronic, ran for 10 years until 2011, while her DJing continues to pick up momentum for its depth and diversity.
Born and raised in Apartheid-era South Africa, Lakuti’s may have strayed from her home now but she has never turned her back on her roots. Speaking to her recently, her passion and excitement for the energy in Johannesburg at the moment is infection; so much so, she made a trip back home earlier this year especially to pick up records for this party, giving life to music that hasn’t had a club outing in a number of years.
Esa Williams' musical projects - as a DJ, producer, educator, radio host and musical director - touch on a multitude of dance music styles and cultures, informed by a wealth of experience across the African continent. It’s in his South Africa birthplace though, where his passions are unrivalled. This party also coincides with the release of Esa’ new EP for Dekmantel, an ode to the Rent-A-Disc music library on the Cape flats that helped inform his father’s taste in house music in the 90s.
At least 6 decks, 3 rotary mixers, more than a few crates of vinyl. Dub fx.
Advance Tickets: http://bit.ly/RSxInfusionsRA
£8 / £10 / £12 / £15
..as always, don't be late to avoid that queue.
Roadblock expected so don't sleep on grabbing a ticket.
1. be nice
2. no photos on the dancefloor plz... (take them outside before u get in a la Berghain)
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For the final edition of our collaboration this year with Jazz Cafe, we invite 3 hotly-tipped acts that haven’t stopped blinking on our musical radars.