Introducing Broken & Uneven

Everyone who goes clubbing in London knows the London clubbing landscape is always changing and evolving, and dare I say it, there’s a lot of chaff out there. So, to sort the wheat from the chaff, it seems, there must be something new (if that makes sense).

Broken & Uneven is a brand new addition to the Capital’s ever expanding roll call of promoters, but one with an underlying ethos of truly diverse and cutting edge programming, which is hardly surprising given the personnel involved. Formed in 2012 by Ajay Jayaram, the former Head of Programming at the much-missed The End nightclub, Broken & Uneven is headed up by a man who was also the driving force behind the We Fear Silence nights as he makes a clean break having set WFS up as the resident in-house night at Cable.

‘First and foremost my love of music covers a lot of bases so it’s important for me that Broken & Uneven reflects that’ he opines. ‘And also having generally been used to calling a specific venue ‘home’, this time round it feels a bit like we’re putting on parties for a nightclub that doesn’t exist…’.

Normally what happens now is that I read the rest of the press release and it drops off, get slightly disappointed with the promise of some ‘epic’ lineups and that’s it…

But. Broken & Uneven are set to launch with four parties, and this begins this Thursday with part one of their Easter double-header. Maundy Thursday on 5th April sees Ostgut Ton and Scuba’s Sub:stance club night join forces.

Part two of the Broken & Uneven Easter double takes place on Sunday 8th April as Drum & Bass collective A Bunch of Cuts host their first event of 2012.

The third event sees Radio 1 resident, Benji B, inviting the London-based Hyperdub to collaborate with him at the first ever Deviation x Hyperdub part on Friday 27th April.

And rounding this all off with the fourth Broken & Uneven party in five weeks is a Planet Mu night. 2011 was the label’s most musically definitive year with seminal album releases, focusing on what the music sounds like rather than what box it fits into.

We have some inside knowledge that the warehouse spaces that the Broken & Uneven events will use will have a ‘warmer feel’ than most of those events dubbed as ‘warehouse’ events. Let’s see how that goes, but it sounds promising thus far. According the press release these venues are actual factories/warehouses where people had to work.

With the heritage of such a tightly run ship as The End, it should be evident that a great deal of attention will be paid to everything, including the running of the bars through to the efficiency of the security. All of the rooms will be kitted out with Funktion One systems, installed by Sound Services.

Dubbed as ‘just a taster’ for the plans for this year, it only takes one look at the lineups below to wonder if eclectic mix of quality and heritage will come together and, as B & U say themselves, bring us ‘Parties for a nightclub that doesn’t exist’.

For further information, check the Broken & Uneven Facebook page of follow them on Twitter.

Maundy Thursday 5th April:
Ostgut Ton vs Sub:stance

Ben Klock
Ryan Elliott
Tama Sumo

Scuba
Shackleton
Kuedo

2200 – 0700
East London Warehouse TBA
Prices £12 – £20
Tickets available from www.residentadvisor.net

Easter Sunday 8th April:
A Bunch of Cuts present
Exit Records – Aptitude

Main Room:
D Bridge
Dub Phizix b2b Skeptical
Calibre
Doc Scott
Klute
Marcus Intalex
Loxy
Joe Seven

MCs: DRS, Justyce, SP: MC

Room 2: Convex Industries
Jon Convex
D Bridge (Jungle Set)
Consequence – Live
Alex Smoke presents Wraetlic – Live

2200 – 0600
East London Warehouse TBA
Prices £12 – £15
Tickets available from www.residentadvisor.net

Friday 27th April
Deviation x Hyperdub
Warehouse Session

Main Room:
Omar S
Kode 9
Benji B
Dego (4 Hero / 2000Black)
Cooly G
Josey Rebelle (Rinse FM)
Ossie
Moxie
MC Judah

2200 – 0600
London Warehouse TBA
Prices £15 – £20
Tickets available from www.residentadvisor.net

Friday 11th May:
Planet Mu Night

Main Room:
Kuedo – Live (UK Debut!)
Machinedrum – Live
The Host (AKA Boxcutter)
Rudi Zygadlo – Live
Tropics – Live
Planet Mu DJs

Room 2: THEM
SDUK & CNTRST
Tripper
Bagheera
Vortex SG

2100 – 0300
XOYO London
Prices £7 – £13
Tickets available from www.residentadvisor.net

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