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After rocking London with a succession of huge Acid House warehouse parties, SOCIETY have added a monthly basement happening to their offerings. The East London promoters have been busy curating a series of intimate midweek shows, with house music pioneer Robert Owens bringing a taste of 1980’s Chicago to Dalston.

This third installation brings together the silky-voiced Chicago legend with another huge special guest, Terry Farley. Head of Boys Own Records and in his own right a monumental catalyst in House music past, present and future.

Our last two events have seen the Dalston basement transformed into east London's take on Ron Hardy's Muzic Box, with an untouchable atmosphere and the party people jackin' to the sounds of 80's Chicago house ‘til the small hours. Nowhere else can you dance in a cosy basement club with Robert Owens singing and dancing along with you. It may be a Thursday night but the weekend most definitely starts here.


Date: Thursday 24th November

Times: 9pm – 2.30am
Location: Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB
Entrance: FREE


This is a man who has played with Larry Levan at Paradise Garage, filled in for Ron Hardy at Muzic Box and rocked the floor at Studio 54. Regarded by many as ‘The Voice of House music’, Owens has become one of the figures most associated with the late-'80s golden era of Chicago house. Robert grew up singing in a church, but it was whilst working as a DJ in 1985 that he met pioneering Chicago producer Larry Heard and the pair formed Fingers Inc. There are very few names with as long a list of classic tracks under their belt; from 'Bring Down The Walls' to 'Tears', to 'I'll Be Your Friend' to 'It's Over'. This is a rare opportunity to catch a Chicago legend in such an intimate setting, playing classic Chicago House and the tracks that make him jack.


A dedicated Soul Boy, Farley discovered Acid House whilst playing the back room at Shoom in 1987. Instantly hooked, Farley went on to change London's dancefloors and countless record collections worldwide. As well as becoming a legendary DJ, Terry was also responsible for the highly influential Boy's Own paper, a tongue in cheek magazine that became the early House music bible – and the Boy's Own parties are still just as talked-about to this day. Boy's Own went on to spawn Junior Boy's Own Records, with Farley releasing the likes of X-Press 2, Chemical Brothers, Underworld as well as his own productions and collaborations – Heller and Farley, Fire Island and Bocca Juniors to name a few. Farley will be taking us through his early House music collection and rocking the floor like only he can.



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