Running from October 14th til December 8th an experiential space has been launched at Shoreditch's Boxpark. Each week, a different independent label is taking over the space and will have special events happening.
The space has been fitted in homage to the classic vinyl record store with a modern twist, those attending will be able to choose which record from the label they want and play a high quality wav by scanning the record with their smartphones!
Week 1 (live October 14th – October 23rd) – Greco Roman
Week 2/3 (live October 24th – November 6th) – Defected
Week 4/5 (live November 7th – November 20th) – Hospital Records
Week 6/7 (live November 21st – December 8th -) – Anjunabeats
Every Friday, Mixmag will host their acclaimed DJ Lab from the box, from Breach through to DJ Rashad and Jimmy Edgar. I will share the final schedule for this with you very shortly but in the meantime Greco Roman are hosting the first party on October 17th.
Thursday October 17th Greco-Roman – lineup as follows:
Thursday October 17th at Boxpark, Shoreditch from 7 – 9pm
Exclusive appearances by Micachu, Kate Tempest and TCTS
This summer Greco- Roman released the Tirzah - I'm Not Dancing EP. The EP produced by London-based genre-melding maverick Micachu aka Mica Levi of much-loved experimental pop band Micachu and the Shapes. Micachu recently composed the music soundtrack to a forthcoming film called Under The Skin. The film directed by Jonathan Glazer features Scarlett Johansson.
Kate Tempest started out when she was 16 rapping at strangers on night buses. Ten years later she is a published playwright, poet and respected recording artist. In March this year, Kate was awarded the prestigious Ted Hughes Poetry Award. Greco-Roman has been working with Kate Tempest on the recent collaboration with producers letthemusicplay on a track called Our Town which was released early September.
Emerging hot new talent TCTS already has a couple of releases under his belt. Most notably his track 1997 was released on Bondax's Just Us label which received heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM. This resulted in TCTS being selected for the coveted BBC Introducing Playlist on BBC Radio 1. November this year will see the release of TCTS- These Heights EP on Greco-Roman.