Introducing Our New Residents

Oval Space and The Pickle Factory are proud to unveil their new residents for 2017. Taking up residency at Oval Space will be DJ Nobu and Dr Rubinstein, whilst over at The Pickle Factory, Jane Fitz and Evan Baggs will join current resident Fred P.

All purist DJs at the top of their respective fields, the four new residents represent some of the most in demand emerging and established selectors of the moment and will play for Oval Space and The Pickle Factory exclusively in London next year.

DJ Nobu needs little introduction. An esteemed DJ with no fixed style, he has been at the forefront of Japan’s electronic music scene since the early 2000s. His renowned Future Terror parties have become something of a pilgrimage for techno, noise and experimental DJs the world over since they started in 2001. But it is as a DJ and record collector that Nobu is truly special. While most DJs lean on old favourites and the tried and trusted, Nobu’s selections speak to the wealth of music that remain undiscovered, making him a true master at the craft.

Representing the NewGen is Marina Rubinstein aka Dr. Rubinstein. Part of the new contingent of emerging techno DJs whose profile is firmly on the rise, Russian / Israeli DJ Dr. Rubinstein has been winning over critical acclaim and legions of fans in equal measure, thanks to her intense, hypnotic acid sets at clubs including Berghain, About Blank, The Block and de School just to name a few. Together with DJ Nobu, Dr Rubinstein will play exclusively at Oval Space in London next year.

Also confirmed as a 2017 resident at The Pickle Factory is a DJ that holds a very special place in our hearts: Jane Fitz. A DJ in the purest sense, Fitz has held down a coveted residency at the legendary Freerotation festival alongside running the much-loved Night Moves party with co-founder Jade Seatle. Unique in having created her strong reputation from DJing alone, Fitz occasionally turns her hand at producing too, under the Invisible Menders alias alongside Dom Ahtuam. Fitz’s record collection knows no bounds: her selections range from early UK acid to modern psychedelic techno, ambient to celestial house and everything in between.

Rounding off the new additions to the Residency Programme will be Evan Baggs. A born and bred New Yorker, Baggs is the latest in a tradition of vinyl-obsessed Berlin-oriented DJs who learned their craft at Club der Visionaire, inspired by old maestro Zip. Thanks to his winning combination of sheer passion, clever track selections and precise mixing, he has earned plaudits as a legitimate talent as a producer and DJ.