Horse and Groom Carnival Sunday w/ Mark E (Spectral) Michael Cook (Lowlife), Musica Noche , High Soul Society

The Horse and Groom

Sunday 30 August 2015

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Sunday 30 August 2015
18:00 - 04:00
Tickets £4
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Electro, House Music, Party Mash Up, Techno
Liverpool Street

The Horse and Groom gears up for the big August bank holiday Carnival party with a big favourite Mark E (Spectral/ Merc) making a long overdue return to join the Musica Noche residents Russell Penn, Neil Thornton, Adrian Spurdon plus upstairs hosts High Society Soul with able residents John Stokes, Danny Oliver and a very special guest Lowlife resident Michael Cook.

tickets are now on sale now at a bargain £4 from Design My Night  so we expect a busy night and off course plenty of fun as it is a Horse and Groom bank holiday special.

Pulled will be in the kitchen providing their excellent street food till 10.30pm as well

The music of Mark E is overwhelmingly deliberate, and in that sense it’s quintessential house—unswerving, mechanistic, intoxicatingly simple. And life imitates art: the Wolverhampton-reared, Birmingham-based DJ/producer has had a slow, steady ascension to his status as one of the genre’s most natural talents.

Mark E’s love affair with electronic dance music began began early, as an adolescent, when Manchester was Madchester and the irreverent attitude of rave culture swept through England. His first record? Bizarre Inc’s exuberant, piano-loaded “Playing With Knives,” a fortuitous introduction to the hypnotizing powers of house. As Mark got older, he dove headfirst into the surprisingly fertile Wolverhampton scene, tasting house at the hands of legends like John Kelly and Frankie Knuckles before a move to Birmingham for University also installed him in a larger club scene.

Mark’s first forays into production were, naturally, edits—warm, understated, and interestingly mellow, with tempos hovering somewhere between 105 and 115 BPM. (Or thereabouts.) Once “Scared,” a ten-minute rework of Womack & Womack’s “Baby, I’m Scared Of You,” found the ears of influential selector (and, more importantly, BBC radio DJ) Giles Peterson, it was on, and a solid string of memorable, vinyl-only releases introduced the world at large to this humble, devoted househead. Slowly (again), Mark went beyond edits and into original production, starting his own label, MERC, and honing a sound that was uniquely blue collar and utilitarian—classic, almost industrial house, with a tinge of disco warmth.

A stellar remix for Matthew Dear’s “Little People (Black City)” introduced him to the Ghostly/Spectral fold, who are now releasing his first artist album, Stone Breaker. It’s as defining as anything he’s done, a symbol of his unique spot in the global club music landscape, sounding simultaneously familiar and unique like few others can

Music Genres: 

Disco, Electronica, House, Techno

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The Horse and Groom
28 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3NZ

East London

Nearest station:
Liverpool Street (Tube)


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