Thursday, 22 December 2011

Exclusive Mix & Interview with Psychemagik for Dazed

Psychemagik get down with Dazed Digital with a Exclusive Mix:

This NYE, Shoreditch's Queen of Hoxton will be lining up three floors of fun - from champagne on the roof garden, an inflatable igloo, and live visuals, to an epic silent disco. Get down early to the spectacular rooftop for a complimentary cocktail reception in the heated igloo to the soundtrack of support acts like Leftside Wobble, Orlando Boom, Picture House (Sccucci Manucci), Dazed's own Flora Yin-Wong, and Lovers & Gamblers - whilst headlining will be the legend that is Baltimore's Maurice Fulton, joined by the ethereal sounds of UK-based actPsychemagik, taking over the ground floor. Here the band prepare us an exclusive mix in warm up ahead of the night for an idea of what to expect...

...your secret talent?
One of us does an uncanny impression of a vintage bicycle horn and the other can breakdance.
...your worst vice?
Buying expensive records…
…the story behind your name?
A variation on Alexander Jodorowsky’s Psychomagic

... your favourite sound?
Vinyl static

...your worst fashion secret?
Topman gator socks

...your favourite website? cause it keeps us connected with other artists and the public
...your favourite label?
Young Turks

..on the top of your list?
To finish our album!

...are you listening to now?
Harold & Maude OST and SBTRKT

How would you describe your work?
Smart but casual
What are you most looking forward to this new years?
The cab home ;)

What are you most excited about next?
Our USA tour!

Saturday 31st December: Queen of Hoxton's NYE Disco - 8pm - 5am, Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX. £15 early bird advance tickets from or from the Queen of Hoxton / £20 on the door

Leftside Knows The Score

Leftside knows the score! Back to the discotheque for edit four of the '12 edits of Xmas' series.

King Errisson - Sleep Talk (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble

Free Wav Download: 'Physical Thrill' by Leo Zero

How much do i want one of these mirror ball crash helmets!!!!!

This friday's headline dj Mr Leo Zero has to be one of the hardest working men in the biz.. we know this because in between releasing his recent 'Very Repetitive' album, numerous remixes and his latest endeavour 'Acid Life' (which having had a sneak preview is definitely worth a purchase when it gets released on Jan 30th) this man still finds the time to play the best clubs the world over and drop us this absolute belter with free WAV quality download for you to get your teeth around. We literally cant wait to hear this out loud this coming friday when he joins Pete Herbert & BIJ resident Leftside Wobble alongside Kev Kev, Joe Lye & Jay Karim in the intimate low lit basement at the Book Club. Its going to be HEAVY. Tickets & Info here:

Monday, 19 December 2011

'12 Edits Of Christmas' from Leftside Wobble

Big props to @Leftside Wobble as he offers up part one in the '12 edits of Christmas' series. Between now and January 6th he will be uploading 12 fave edits that join the dot's between dub, funk, disco & house. Got get some of this now and catch the man himself this friday at Big In Japan alongside Leo Zero & Pete Herbert!

Jablonski - Soul Makossa (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Maurice Fulton NYE Mix

We are very excited about NYE this year - some of our favorite DJs all in one place and the bill is topped by none other than Maurice Fulton. Turn up your speakers and get this special mix from the man himself and hosted on DJ mag - This shit is off the HOOK! Get your NYE tickets early - links below.

DJ Weekly Podcast 67: Maurice Fulton by djmag

Saturday 31st December
8pm - 5am

£15 early bird advance tickets from
or from the Queen of Hoxton / More on the door / for table or group bookings

Monday, 12 December 2011

Once Upon A Wintertime: Hackney Downs Studios

This weekend sees the launch of a very exciting new space in Hackney Downs and Big In Japan have been asked to host the Roller Disco party on the saturday night as part of this incredible pop up winter festival!

8 - 9.30pm: TAPPED DJS

Once Upon A Wintertime / Friday 16th & Saturday 17th December / Hackney Downs Studios

Once Upon A Wintertime is an immersive pop-up festival including arts, street food, shopping and music – open to everyone including families. The event marks the launch of an ambitious project to turn a 70,000 sq. ft. former print works into a creative East London community hub, forming the sister space to Netil House.

Find a roller disco, a 5m high medieval street scene, an 80ft banqueting table piled with a whole wild boar, gourmet street food and a cutting edge exhibition. Hackney Downs Studios was acquired by the company in October and the whole festival has been imagined and delivered within a two month planning period. The hugely ambitious festival set has been designed and built in house from scratch by the architectural and production team

Perfect stocking fillers, collectables, cards and trinkets all await within a dystopian woodland setting. The night market is a sensual, interactive extravaganza with immersive live happenings. Wander through an unearthly street scene, sampling gourmet street food from Lucky Chip burger, The Bowler, Homeslice, Luardos, Hardcore Prawn, Kimchi Cult and Molly Bakes.

An exhibition showcasing new artists and cutting edge techniques forms an integral part of the event. Wen Wu’s recent works explore the beauty of young men seen through the eyes of her recently discovered alter ego, a gay, middle aged ancient Greek man. Royal College of Art alumni Eleanor Taylor is exhibiting her illustrations that ref er ence Medieval, Byzan tine and cubist paint ings, whilst, Lisa Stockham’s sculptures express modern day life and anxieties through pattern, decoration and textile imagery.

Housed in the heart of the festival; a medieval banquet of epic proportions. Enjoy a sumptuous feast of venison and wild boar, whilst imbibing vodka cocktails at a 80ft feasting table all supplied by local producers the Wild Game Company.

In the main space lies a roller disco set in a galactic 6,000 sq. ft. warehouse. Complete with themed and curated bars, vintage dressing-up box and make-up station aiding skaters into a land of giant inflatable art, projections and mirror balls. Speakeasy aficionados Milk & Honey are on hand with hot cocktails…and this is just a taster of what’s in store.

With its new project Hackney Downs Studios, Creative Network Partners – the pioneering team behind Netil House, Netil Market, Netil 360 and Netil 000 – is aiming to breathe life into a forgotten print-works, transforming it into a cutting edge space for creatives, artists, professionals and the community. The studios will incorporate a live music venue, temporary gourmet restaurants, a screening room, media hub, film and recording studios and a spa.

CNP’s Fran Levy says: “From the start, our aim has been to provide a welcoming and accessible platform for all members of our local community to showcase their talents. Netil House and Netil Market have become hotspots for up and coming creative talent. With Once Upon A Wintertime, we hope to push that further by unveiling what we’re capable of as a company whilst collaborating with the local community, promoting talent and getting as many people as possible involved along the way!”

Once Upon A Wintertime is working with partners including Art Against Knives, The Amazings and Pamphlet to engage the local population and bring together the residential and artistic communities of Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

Friday from 6pm – 3am, Saturday from 4pm – 3am.

Hackney Downs Studios, Downs Park Rd, London E5 8QJ

Tickets: Advance £15 / £20 / More on the door / Last entry Midnight

Entry to the market free with a ticket £5 without (£3 concession). Children under 12 enter for free.

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10% of all profit will go to our brand new community arts fund.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


The anual xmas knees up is here again and not to be missed:

BIJ NOV 2011 - Steve 'Flange' Lee

Great night last month with Steve Lee & Graeme Fisher doing their AOR thing alongside Leftside Wobble & Jay Karim - Great music and good times!

Check out the live recording of their set with Steve's now famous flanging! Pretty sure the evidence is in that forth image below - doesn't he look like hes having a ball!