2019 Club Residents
Oval Space and The Pickle Factory reveal their club residents for 2019. These seven artists, representing a depth of quality and scope which their in-house club programming is rightly revered for, constitutes a carefully considered blend of familiar and fresh faces.
It’s fitting that Sherad Ingram was named Stingray by the godfather of Detroit electro, Drexciya’s James Stinson. Fast forward 2 decades and DJ Stingray carries the baton for electro around the globe with a lot of honesty and intention to keep pushing the genre forward. The man in the mask is known for a fierce mixing style and loyalty for his hometown, both of which will be on display over the next 12 months of Stingray curated parties at Oval Space.
Following the resounding success of Mumdance’s ‘Shared Meanings’ launch party at Oval Space in November, one of the UK’s most respected DJ’s and producers steps into the fitting role of club resident for the next 12 months. Expect the curation of his parties to reflect his genre-traversing sets & panoramic tastes; rooted in the UK but taking cues and influence from the worldwide spectrum of electronic music & the network that Jack has built up during his global DJ schedule and impressive ‘Radio Mumdance’ project.
Sadar Bahar, the man with walls of records that’d turn the most hardened collectors green with envy, returns to Oval Space following an exceptional first year of residency, where the likes of Hunee, Antal and Gilles Peterson joined him. Chicago’s foremost disco jockey picks things up where he left them with his first party of the year in February, inviting Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mim Suleiman (Live), John Gomez and Debora Ipekel to share the booth.
The Pickle Factory
At Pickle, we present four residents who sum up the spirit of our club programme: supporting local talent, and booking the best from dance music’s wide spectrum. A man who embodies this is the new addition to our family, Leif. The Welshman has released over 20 EPs and 2 acclaimed albums - but his reputation remains first as a DJ, where he’s known for a wide-ranging style which seamlessly blends dreamy ambient, psychedelic house and techno, rattling broken beats and pitched down jungle. The Freerotation and now Pickle Factory resident can first be caught on March 30th playing b2b with a Very Special Guest, along with the debut of Forest Drive West’s new live project and Gigsta.
"The easiest, friendliest and most helpful people I've ever worked with - they indulge me my weird desires and support my exacting demands!” These are Jane Fitz’s words on her ongoing residency at The Pickle Factory. It’s been a remarkable two-year journey so far, which has seen her invite XDB, Solar and Eris Drew for All Night Long sessions in 2018 alone. Next week, Jane inaugurates her third term with a seven-hour marathon solo all night set. What a fitting start to one of London’s most vital residences. Jane, we love you too.
Next up, another lady we care deeply about, with an elegant, earthy style of techno all of her own. Gwenan, one of our very favourite diggers and DJs, returns to continue her residency after a special first year that saw her host live sets from B12, Atom TM and Plaid, and Pickle favourites Truly Madly, Pascal and Melina Serser. This culminated in one of our parties of the year in October, when Jane Fitz, Jade Seatle and Joe Delon joined Gwenan for a family & friends special. Gwenan begins 2019 inviting on-form Time Passage's boss Binh to join her on 15th February – a fitting sign of things to come.
Last but not least, the truly lovely Josey Rebelle – a DJ who sums up everything we love about London club culture – returns to continue her residency at The Pickle Factory. Josey’s 2018 residency was a breath of fresh air. In her programming, Tottenham’s leading lady demonstrated the impressive eclecticism her DJ sets have always been revered for, touching on 90s hardcore and jungle, acid and contemporary UK techno. Her first line-up of the year, in which Carista and Shy One share the stage, is a high water mark of what’s to come.