Death Disco

The Arches presents

Death Disco

Crookers // Aeroplane // Joakim // Jokers of the Scene // The Whip // Clouds

Sat 21 May 2011 | 10pm-4am | £14/£7 (join DD mailing list above)

Main Arch

2.30am   Crookers
1.30am   Jokers Of The Scene
12.45am   The Whip (live)
12am   D/R/U/G/S
11.30am   Josh Jones

Dance Arch

2.30am   Joakim
1am   Aeroplane
12 midnight   Clouds
11pm   Hushpuppy
10pm   Mingo-Go


3am   Josh Jones
12.30am   Ghost Eyes
11.30pm   HaHaHa

Cocktail Bar

3am   HaHaHa
1.30am   Hushpuppy
12.30am   Mingo-Go

Heralding the start of summer good and proper – when club nights trickle out in favour of sitting in the summer rain, rancid mud crusting your shins, supping on warm cider and somehow feeling ecstatic – we’ve got a ridiculously packed line-up at Death Disco this month.

We are hugely excited to welcome back Crookers. After working hard for their title as the kings of hip-house with remixes of Busy P and Chromeo, 2008′s Day & Night vs Kid Cudi and their debut album Tons Of Friends last year (on which their ‘friends’ included Major Lazer, Miike Snow, Soulwax and Drop The Lime), Crookers are back with new project Dr Gonzo. Working with Savage Skulls, Wax Motif and Neoteric, the EP is out now, featuring the same addictive Crookers bounce supporting a lot more influences – listen now on

In the next room, DD favourites Aeroplane and Joakim will be sharing a stage. Vito Deluca, now the sole member of Aeroplane, is still reeling from the enthuastic reception of debut album We Can’t Fly whilst knocking out Soundcloud mixes to rival those of ex-partner The Magician’s mixtape series, the pair of them duelling across the internet as to who can mix the best selection of classic disco re-rubs, piano-heavy house, pop and balaeric nu-disco. We say, stop fighting, guys: your remixes of Grace Jones, Friendly Fires and Sebastien Tellier have enough life in them to last both of your careers. Tigersushi label boss Joakim is one of those horribly talented types who does a bit of everything – an accomplished classical and jazz musician, who also makes delicate nu-disco/house type electronic tracks, including remixes of Tiga, Friendly Fires and, possibly his most famous, his remix of Antena’s Camino Del Sol.

Topping everything off with Jokers of the Scene, a live set from The Whip, Clouds, Ghost Eyes and D/R/U/G/S as well as the full whack of residents, think of it as a festival without the mud, but with all the euphoria.

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