House of Disco

Art & Culture

It’s no secret that disco is the flavour of the year, so it seems apt that one of the final events of what has been an unusually glorious Summer sees London-based blog/label, House of Disco, take over the Oval Space for a debaucherous day and night affair, all drawn together by a love of disco and it’s housey peripherals. 

Last year’s House of Disco annual blowout saw dynamic duo Bicep headline, but the collective have really stepped it up a gear this year having compiled a monumental lineup that covers numerous basses.

Top of the bill this year is that goliath of the DJ world, Greg Wilson, whose strictly party vibes have been an integral part of the recent revival of ’70s dance music. You know you’re in safe and sturdy hands with Mr. Wilson closing the night out. 

Offering up his own unique brand of cosmic funk and foxy disco, Space Dimension Controller will be making the long journey from Mikrosector-50 (he’s really from Belfast, but don’t tell anyone) to grace Hackney with his intergalactic presence. Always an entertaining performance, let’s just hope he brings the sparkling space helmet he wore to last year’s Fabric birthday. 

Following on from their well-received debut album The Haunted House of House, Hamburgers Session Victim will be showcasing their live setup which, judging by their show at Boiler Room Berlin last year, will involve an electric guitar, a whole lot of FX knob twiddling and vigorously dancing like no one is watching. I genuinely can’t wait. 

Half way down the billing – and that’s really only an indication of how stellar this lineup is – is an Australian producer who has made his name as ‘King of the Re-edit’ in the last couple of years. Late Nite Tuff Guy has a predictable yet deadly formula for reworking classic disco hits from the ’70s and ’80s, and has remixed everyone from Change to Toto, to devastating effect.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’ll also be DJ sets from Sixth Avenue Express and Debonair amongst others, to ensure that this whopping 20-hour soiree is suitably jam-packed with soulful selectors. 

Tickets for the day party have already sold out and night tickets are flying so get in there quick and don’t miss what’s set to be one of the biggest parties of the Summer.

Adam Tiran