Jodie Harsh presents
Southern Fried Circus
Sunday 19th December 2010
9pm – 2am
Paramount – 31st Floor – Centre Point
DJ Line-up: Riva Starr – Thomas Gandey – Kris Di Angelis – The 2 Bears – Panton
On 19th December, Circus meets Southern Fried Records for a giant Christmas ball to out-do any office do or family function you've ever been to.
The event will be the final Circus party of a hugely successful 2010 and will see the club brand join forces with the UK dance industry’s hottest independent label, featuring a festival-worthy DJ line-up, a wealth of colourful shows and the most eclectic crowd in London.
2010 has been a massive year for Circus. We've taken you to Paradise with a DJ/vocal performance from Roisin Murphy, celebrated four years of clubbing with Mr Hudson and Francois Sagat, seen out Fashion Week with Ms Dynamite on the mic, explored the warehouse rave in the dark format with Blackout, featured DJ sets from Style of Eye, Filthy Dukes, Grum, Peaches and The XX, and live shows from Jessie J Amanda Lepore, Cazwell, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Viktoria Modesta and Sunday Girl. And we're only just getting started…watch this space for big news in early 2011 about the next step in world dance floor domination from the Circus family.
Southern Fried Records is one of the longest standing and most influential independent UK labels. Originally founded by Mr Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim in the mid nineties as a way to release mash-ups and bootlegs, the label has gone on to work with the likes of Armand Van Helden, Elton John, Crookers, Roisin Murphy, Major Lazer and Dizzee Rascal, not to mention consistently bringing through the best new talent Fake Blood, Riva Starr, Kissy Sell Out, Tom Stephan etc… The label has held huge parties worldwide and on 19th December we'll be taking it right to the top of London on the 31st floor of Centre Point.
Riva Starr –Riva Starr is the epitome of what is hot and happening in dance music right now. It's been quite a year for the London based Neopolitan, not only did he win Best Newcomer at the Ibiza DJ Awards, he also saw his club favourite "I Was Drunk" turn into a worldwide smash and the release of his debut album "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade" drop on Jesse Rose's Made To Play Label.
Thomas Gandey – Dubbed as the King of Bouncy Tech-House and One to Watch by none other than Pete Tong and Annie Mac, Thomas Gandey is really one of the hottest tickets in town. Having put his provocative synth-pop productions on ice temporarily to focus on his more dance floor influenced productions, the artist formally known as Cagedbaby whips up a storm each and every time.
Kris Di Angelis – Kris has made appearances at Bestival and Warehouse Project in 2010 and was given the title of official DJ for LFW SS11. In parallel, Kris is the brains behind Shoreditch House’s Pooldisco party and remixer-du-jour in London.
The 2 Bears – aka Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and Raf Daddy make a unique blend of tough, soulful music that has a twinkle in its eye and a wiggle in its rear-end. Having reworked the likes of Sade and Marvin Gaye, the 2 Bears sense of fun and mischief is expressed via the medium of House, Techno, Bashment and Bassline.
Panton – ‘hypnotic, unpredictable house with mists of tech and electro house’. Panton’s EP ‘Someday’ is considered a landmark in terms of hybrid tech/electro house music and up-and-coming remixes for The 2 Bears and past remixes for Crookers ft Roisin Murphy’s ‘Royal T’, this artist is one to watch in 2011.
Hosts: Alexis Knox, Johanna, Kingsley Jordan Wells, Polly Fey
Festive performance art by Scottee
Southern Fried Circus is at Paramount, Centre Point, 103 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DD
Sunday 19th December, 9pm – 2am.
Click here for £12-16 tix
Tickets are £12 in advance on Ticketweb (not available yet) and at Unconditional+, 16 Monmouth Street WC1 / £16 on the door subject to availability