Retrofit turns one at Dalston Superstore
Since launching in February 2010, Retrofit has quickly become a ‘label to check’ in deep house circles. While mainly used as a vehicle to showcase Shepheard’s own productions – now treading a more organic path following his return to London from a stint in Berlin – the label’s four releases have also included tracks from fellow UK-based producer Matthew Burton.
Shepheard and Burton will take centre stage at next week’s Dalston Superstore celebration, which is being run in collaboration with East London party types Do It and Scandal. They’ll be joined in the main room by Scandal resident Greg Brockmann and Do It main man We’re Not Cool.
Faze Action’s Simon Lee heads-up a solid line-up of disco-centric DJs upstairs, alongside Trailer Trash veteran Ian Robinson, Join The Dots types Namedrop and Retrofit resident Marysia.
Shepheard and company have rather kindly decided to keep ticket prices down, offering free entry before 10.30pm (the venue opens at 10pm), and a recession-busting £5 for the remainder of the night. With a solid line-up, it looks very good value.
Retrofit first birthday:
Jay Shepheard (Retrofit/Buzzin Fly/Compost)
Matthew Burton (Retrofit)
Greg Brockmann (Half Baked/Scandal)
We’re Not Cool (Do it)
Simon Lee (Faze Action)
Ian Robinson (Trailer Trash)
NameDrop (DJ History/ Join the Dots)
Dalston Superstore – 117 Kingsland High St, London, E8 2PB.