We have very handsome company in the form of Remus today at VU HQ. 🐕🥰
Our friends at @nellybenhayounstudios are hiring for a new team member to come and join them working in our tube carriages. 🚈 More information and details on how to apply on their page.
LIVIN' PROOF RNB PARTY // SAT 17 AUG The @livinproofmusic RnB party is back for an August edition, a favourite for the LP community and absolute vibe! Taking place on Saturday August 17th with sounds provided by DJ’s Snips, Pure Life, NY Giant and Jordss. 🔗 Tickets in the link in our bio!
@phlegm_art transformed the Holywell Lane Wall with his inspiring illustrations – 2016 #vuartwall
KRYSTAL KLEAR // FRI 25 OCT @naturalialdn is happy to welcome a superstar on the rise for their second edition - with @officialkrystalklear gracing the decks for his first all night long session in recent memory. If you haven’t planned anything for Halloween, then thank us later. Tickets available on our website.
ANDHIM // FRI 4 OCT Super-house duo from Cologne @andhim_music return to their favourite London venue to play all night long. Expect an intimate night of Teutonic house beats and tracks from their Buenos Aires EP, alongside huge faves like Melte and Spayce. Tickets → on our website 🔗👆
POLO G // THU 26 SEP With a remarkable debut album and platinum hit single with 'Pop Out' just this year, @polo.capalot is one of the brightest stars in rap right now. He'll be headlining VU with his melodic and self-reflective rap this September. On sale, Fri 10AM. More info → via our website 🔗👆
@elseed's first London Mural – 2016 #vuartwall
SUPPORT CENTRE STAGE Brazil’s DJ Zegon and Laudz head to VU this Wednesday as @tropkillaz. You’ll know them from their Bola Rebola hit ft. Anitta and J Balvin, but the duo have collaborated with everyone from MIA to Major Lazer and Disclosure. On Wed 31st we’re being treated to a specially curated by @stayfreeldn, with Tropkillaz supported by @nts_radio fave @minamusicuk and long-time collaborator @bryte_music (both pictured) as well as @djkhrizuk and @jamierodigan. First release tickets have already sold out - don’t miss a Bailé Funk London takeover 🇧🇷 Tickets in bio 🔗 you know what to do.
SUPERSTITION PRESENTS: MAEVE - MANO LE TOUGH, BAIKAL, PHIL KEIRAN LIVE & LIL’DAVE // FRI 20 SEP @superstitionldn continue their 5th anniversary celebrations - welcoming @maeve_records to the decks for a family affair. With two of the founding members taking to the stage, in the form of @manoletough and @baikalberlin, joined by Phil Kieran who’ll be debuting his live show and finally, label manager and serious selector Lil’Dave will be setting the tone for the evening - it’s a night not to be missed. Tickets → on our website 🔗☝️
MAU5TRAP LABEL TAKEOVER // THU 22 AUG The renowned, international label @mau5trap are landing at VU for a rare showcase of the best dark, progressive and complex electronic and techno music they have to offer. With @gallya_official, @i_oofficial @rinzenmusic @attlasmusic @ghost_dance1 @domkane touching down on Thu 22nd August. More info + tickets → in bio
DORIAN ELECTRA // WED 20 NOV One of the most exciting pop artists right now, @dorianelectra will be headlining VU this November - with their signature heavy metal guitars, futuristic metallic drums, pure pop melodies, and infectious self-confidence. We'd recommend a listen to their self-aware, debut album 'Flamboyant' for messages on self-love, ideals of masculinity and breaking stereotypes. Tickets → on our website 🔗👆
EUPHONIC RHYTHMS PRESENTS BOKEH VERSIONS, YOUNG ECHO + RAIME // SAT 10 AUG Two of Bristol's most revered underground labels, @bokehversions + @youngechosound will be going b2b for the very first time, joined by one of London's most mysterious and sonically-adventurous duos - RAIME (DJ SET). Tickets → on our website 🔗☝️
Village Underground is proud to be part of @musicdeclares, a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations that stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency and call for an immediate governmental response to protect all life on Earth. We believe in the power of music to promote the cultural change needed to create a better future. 🌿🎶 For VU, this means we’ll be working towards making our businesses ecologically sustainable and regenerative, as well as sharing expertise as a collective industry and community. One aspect of this is our living roof: when we were building Village Underground, soundproofing our roof was a big issue for us to consider, and advice from acoustic engineers all prescribed one obvious remedy: a new roof of dense concrete would provide the necessary soundproofing. But we were loathe to add a cement roof on top of our venue, as the cement industry is one of the world’s main producers of greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, we installed a green roof where grass and flowers grow. This means we limit sound escaping from the roof top, reduce our energy consumption, support biodiversity and absorb carbon emissions. Today, the green roof continues to provide a habitat for a range of insects and plants - we have lavender and even a beehive up here! 🐝And it means some days, when we have to do a little pruning, we end up with VU-grown flowers for our desks. Win-win-win! 🌎🌿🎶
MUNA // 9 September LA-based @whereismuna have already sold out their 10 September show here, so we’ve added another on the night before: 9 September tickets on sale now. See 🔗 in bio 👆
Some of the VU family headed down to City Hall this morning to hear from Night Czar @amylame about the Women’s Night Safety Charter ✨ Alicia and Laura are our Night Safety Champions for VU and @earthackney, working to make our venues and the surrounding areas as safe as possible for everyone. @goodnightoutcampaign @mayorofldn ✨
Headed to UK Black Pride today? Stand up, dance and bring all the beautiful representations of what it means to be Black and LGBT+ together for the official UK Black Pride After Party at Village Underground. The first of many, this party will celebrate Black joy with everything from neo-burlesque to poetry, live music to pole. Find @rhysspieces_ , @bunnimorretto and @katyjalili here, plus @djkrystallake, Lady Shaka, @whatsthemahta, Angel @ Last and @djkasparap. Link in bio 👆🏾for more info and tickets 📸: @wfdmedia of last night’s incredible first instalment of our UK Black Pride celebrations 🎉 🖤🌈
Next up in our VU Meets.. series, we catch up with @jmsn to talk about longevity in the music industry, what to expect when seeing him live and his goals for the rest of 2019. Read the full interview on our website 🔗👆
"I love most of the writing and producing part – especially when I’ve been working on a track for a while and it finally starts coming together and you can add all these extra bits in to make it pop and become really special." . . Next up in our VU Meets.. series we catch up with @Tusks aka Emily Underhill about what she loves/hates about making music, her favourite music to chill and dance to and her pre-gig ritual. Read the full interview on our website 🔗👆
Last week @omar.apollo was in the building and it was So Good. ~ 📸 @katevicephotography
Swedish artist @amarapordios' creativity brought the Holywell Lane Wall to life – 2016 #vuartwall
‘There is a power in his sounds, his delivery, the moody production that sneaks in a guitar lick for added swagger. Hamza makes instantly memorable music that transcends language and communicates feeling.’ – @Pitchfork In case you missed it last week we announced that rapper Hamza, forerunner in the Belgian hip-hop scene, is coming to VU on 25 June. Tickets + info via our website 🔗👆
Throwback to @thierrynoir's installation on the Holywell Lane Wall – 2016 #vuartwall
If you’ve had a tough start to the week, check out the new EP from @anothersky (who play VU on 24 Sept). Their 4-track release focuses on resilience and celebration in the darkest of times, resulting in a lush, calming experience. Have a listen 🎧
Hand screen-print replica of @erolalkan's To The Rhythm poster from his truly epic gig with us last year. Hand numbered by the man himself. Link in @phantasysound's bio if you want to be one of the lucky 75.
Can't get enough of @crack_magazine's photoshoot and interview with @CHAIofficialJPN, where they chat about their aesthetic, what girlhood means to them and the philosophy behind their music. Find it at crackmagazine.net (under Aesthetic). . CHAI come to VU on Mon 28 October. More info + tickets via our website 🔗👆 . . 📸 Crack Magazine
If you're anything like us you want Friday to get a move on... Tonight at VU carnival vibes all night long courtesy of Lord of the Tings (yes, best name going). Dancehall / R&B lovers would be mad to miss this one. Info + tickets via our website 🔗👆
Livin' Proof is one of our longest running nights at VU with no lofty concepts or smoke and mirrors – just wall to wall bangers. If you’ve been meaning to come down, book in for their Friday 21st June night which is set to be a scorcher.
SUPERSTITION X LOVEBOX // SAT 13 JULY For Superstition's July session they’re collaborating with Lovebox Festival to welcome one of the most exciting artists from techno’s new generation, Charlotte de Witte. The Belgian producer and DJ, fresh off the back of her incredible debut appearance at Time Warp, headlines VU with a heavy lineup also featuring Berghain mainstay and selector’s selector Kobosil and Superstition resident/VU family member CSGRV. Tickets & info via our website 🔗👆 ~ @charlottedewittemusic @kobosil @_csgrv_
4 days left to apply. We are looking for a Marketing Team Leader to join our VU family. Get your CV and cover letter over to us before 5pm, 11 June. Apply here → https://villageun.de/marketing #artsjobs
Tonight, @foxbadge presents Dusty Angels - a line up of burner and international DJs delivering the best melodic techno and house music. Limited tickets available on the door. Last minute advance tickets + info on our website.
SUPPORT CENTRE STAGE @chiminyo_sound will support @musicofmaisha this evening, with his own solo drums/electronic project. @ClashMagazine called his first single We'll Never Know "a startlingly inventive percussive workout that has some serious trip-hop overtones." We recommend you get to know his EP I Am Chiminyo. The last few advance tickets for tonight are available via our website.
Last week's Trans Europe Halles meeting in Dresden was (our kind of) fun – four days filled with peer-learning and discussions focused on the future of culture and our communities. . With VU's Amelie being re-elected on TEH's Executive Committee, and our continued membership in @Liveurope, we hope to show more now than ever (and especially today) our commitment to cross-border collaboration, openness and creating opportunities for European artists. ~ . [Photo of @agaragarmusic at VU, by @michaelfungphotography. Presented with support from Liveurope.]
There’s not just one but two Superstition debuts for our headliners this Saturday. Performing live for the first time with our techno fam is the legendary Henrik Schwarz – famed for his hypnotic jazz tones and dancefloor shakers for the likes of Innervisions or Running Back. Our second newcomer is Axel Boman, whose music has reached far beyond his native Sweden, thanks to breakout track Purple Drank – almost ten years later and the man’s still knocking our socks off with shimmering, playful house your Saturday deserves its full share of. Rounding off the lineup is Dorisburg and Dorado. Tickets + more info via our website 🔗👆 ~ @henrikschwarzlive @axelboman @triana_david @superstitionldn