Sat 16 Apr
FIS X Warm — Horse Meat Disco // SOLD OUT
Presented by Faith In Strangers & Warm
About this event
We are proud to announce the first show of our Warm Series: On Saturday 16th of April, everyone’s favourite South London collective will be coming to town with a big box of glittery disco gems. Horse Meat Disco are going to be filling up Faith In Strangers with their own special brand of free and unconditional love, just for you. We’re so excited about this one and will be making our dancefloor bigger than usual in anticipation.
The night will start with support from Nat & Nadia as well as a set with Warm stalwart Ali Tillett. Get your tickets here and join us from 6pm.
Initially established in 2004 at The Eagle, an innocuous gay bar in London’s Vauxhall, HorseMeat Disco has evolved into a powerful force in queer and club culture as a whole, whilestaying local to its original home, each and every Sunday. Co-founded by James Hillard andJim Stanton, and encompassing residents Severino and Luke Howards, the crew continue to maintain not only the weekly Sunday party, but a number of residencies in cities across the world, alongside a kaleidoscope of club appearances, festival dates and specially curated mixes.
Taking inspiration from a diverse, counter-cultural history of clubs and DJs, as well as from the sprawling, ever-expanding musical collections of it’s resident crew, the sound of HMD is impossible to place. Nonetheless their style is undeniable, as is a popper-scented air of sheer authenticity. Rooted in hedonism, rhythm, freedom and emotion, a Horse Meat Discoset reinforces everything invigorating about disco, as comfortable as shattering old-schoolmirror ball cliches as basking in their light.
A typical HMDset blends classics, italo disco, house, oddities and punk funk, to conjure theirinitial spirit of “a queer party for everyone”, including, but not limited to, “Homos and Heteros,club kids, bears, fashionistas, naturists, guerilla drag queens and ladies who munch.” They have made appearances on every notable club scene in the modern world, as well as those beyond, and have long been a key fixture at festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival andFestival No.6.Outside of the club, the Horse Meat Disco train rolls across the airwaves on Rinse FM, where the crew hold down a weekly residency every Sunday afternoon, serving as a pre and post-club Sunday lunch accompaniment, often delving into the more soulful shades of their sublime taste, often encompassing rave groove, gospel and whatever they can’t get away with on the dancefloor (which, as the years have proven, isn’t much).
A series of expertly curated and acclaimed compilations for reissue label Strut helped further cement HMS formidable but communal reputation as disco masterminds, spreading their sound and many enviable obscurities into front rooms and record bags across the world. Their latest, ‘MeatMe Down the Disco’, was released on Z Records in 2017.After decades of crate digging, globetrotting and partying, the HMD story continues apace.2017 also saw the crew record their long-awaited contribution to BBC Radio 1’s ‘EssentialMix’, as well as their first joint foray into production, ‘Waiting For You To Call’, featuring RoyInc., and released on their own, self-titled imprint. They are currently working on new music to be released with Glitterbox, with the new single ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ released in December 2018.
- 6:00 PM
- Doors Opens
How to attend
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