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We're only a few weeks in and already 2018 is shaping up to be a belter! Among our other huge club announcements, today we can reveal the full lineup for new party He. She. They.

 

 

He She They is a brand new event series focused on inclusive clubbing and individuality. The debut party will be headed up by the mighty Maya Jane Coles, with support from a staggering amount of talent including Ellen Allien, Satoshi Tomiie, KDA, Barely Legal, Scratcha DVA, Mickey Pearce, The Menendez Brothers, Wax Wing B2B Warboy, Maze & Masters, Emerald, Jonathan Bestley, Alexis Knox and Zyon.

The party will kick off on Saturday 24th February, you can get your hands on tickets here.

 

We'll leave the last words to the team behind He. She. They.

 

Can you remember when dance music culture was all about breaking down barriers rather than building them? When it didn't matter who you were just as long as you were friendly and you could just be your self?

We can and we feel it's time to return to those inclusive ideological roots. Let's once again create memories and moments together with people we love and new people we meet in a collective experience. We want to create a place without prejudice; to create a world whereby people feel like they belong whilst at the same time still expressing their utmost individuality and creativity of their own characters no matter what their age, race, sex, gender, ability, religion, background or sexual preference may be. It's quite simple; just have a good time whilst being nice to people.

He.She.They. will be casting it's weird and wonderful control over all 4 rooms at Ministry and we're delighted to announce our very first guests. Event headliner Maya Jane Coles is fresh from winning best producer and best album for Take Flight released on Maya’s own label I/AM/ME. Maya embodies all the things we look for in a talented artist. She is a resolutely independent, multi-disciplinary creative powerhouse who not only writes, produces, plays, mixes and engineers her own music but even creates the release artwork too! From winning multiple awards, touring the world’s greatest venues and festivals, supporting titans like Depeche Mode on tour, to releasing mix compilations for DJ Kicks and Fabriclive. 

Maya has also remixed everyone from The XX to Ella Fitzgerald to Bonobo, lead campaigns for Doc Martens and collaborated with artists as diverse as Tricky, Miss Kittin and Nadine Shah. Recently she's been producing new talent like Chelou, working under various aliases, such as Nocturnal Sunshine, and was even sampled for Nicki Minaj’s mega hit "Truffle Butter". Maya Jane Coles is truly at the very summit of her game and we are so delighted she said "yes" to our invitation to play.

Maya is joined in The Box by BPitch founder & one of our favourite DJs of all time, Ellen Allien. Like Maya, Ellen is a total creative all-rounder: DJ, musician, fashion house, label manager; Ellen is famed for her eclectic, genre-defying sets, a discography of critically-acclaimed albums and for pioneering the evolution of electronic music both in her native Germany and worldwide. Our number one Berliner is our gift to your ears and your feet.

After impressing us with diverse sets at both DC10 and Rex in 2017, we pretty much begged electronic music royalty Satoshi Tomiie to open-up the main room for us. From his legendary track with Frankie Knuckles, "Tears", to his output on Kaoz Theory, No19, Holic, Yoyaku and his own Abstract Architecture - if you don’t know, then get to know! Trust us, your life will be that little more enriched for doing so.

Finally, rounding-off the main room is the very first Wax Wings/Warboy B2B set. Check-out Wax Wings’ new EP Grave Dance and Warboy’s Rebel Herd.

Over in 103 we've got Scratcha DVA, whose musical background includes being involved in playing and producing Jungle, Drum & Bass, Garage, Grime UK Funky, House and electronic. He runs his own labels, DVA Music and more recently ALLYALLRECORDS. He's known for seminal albums Pretty Ugly and notu uronlineu. A force to be reckoned with, he's also got his own show on the mighty Rinse FM.

Joining Hyperdub’s Scratcha DVA in 103 room are Swamp 81 favourite Mickey Pearce, London’s techno twosome Maze & Masters, and our very Special Guest: KDA! Few breakthrough artists manage to conquer the charts yet remain a darling of the underground. His new track ‘Hate Me’ resonates with our philosophy very much.

The Menendez Brothers bring London’s finest Hip-Hop night, So Fresh So Clean, to proceedings. They take-over Room 3, headlined by Barely Legal with additional support coming courtesy of Rinse FM’s Emerald.

The Baby Box is hosted by Travesty! And plays host to Jonathan Bestley’s Birthday. Joining the celebrations are DJ and stylist to the stars Alexis Knox and newcomers Zyon.

If that all wasn’t enough for you; we’ve got our favourite dance troupe: Little Gay Brother, who’ll be channelling their inner goth for the night. From attire to dance moves, these kids push the envelope and 8 of the family’s finest will be showing us how it’s done!

From DJs to performers we're all about giving those who push boundaries a platform and we invite our party goers to push their own boundaries too; so feel free to dress as normally or as outrageously as you want; from PVC, latex and leather boots to your favourite black dress or pair of trainers. Just remember though you only live once... well; maybe...  🖤

 

The party will kick off on Saturday 24th February, you can get your hands on tickets here.

 

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Matthew Francey

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