Art & Culture

Vibes Friday 3rd December 8pm-late @Cargo 83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

Moodymanc (2020 Soundsystem)
Paddy Freeform (Universal Vibes)
Darko Viric & Strange Worlds soundsytem Live
Tomas (TACTiLE)
Mirror Mirror (TACTiLE)

Universal Vibes is bringing the Vibes to Cargo, as we launch a new night at the Shoreditch stronghold. Now under new management and moving in a much housier direction on the weekend, Cargo has bought back scene stalwarts like Faith and Black Rabbit, and were proud to be a part of this new look for the club.

To kick things off with a bang, weve invited 2020 Soundsytems Moodymanc to headline our first event. Also known as Dubble D, Danny Ward achieved critical acclaim for his genre jumping Jazz Rave albums but now delivers House sets as Moodymanc and is currently being championed by the cream of DJs and music lovers from the US, UK and Europe.

Born into a life of Jazz-drumming, crate diggin’ and beat making, Dannys take on house music is deeply rooted in his upbringing in the vibrant Manchester scene of the 90s. Whilst playing with numerous indie bands, jazz trios, hip hop crews and dub soundsytems, Danny found himself frequenting institutions like the Hacienda one night and Phoenix Nights style working mens clubs the next. His talents didnt stay secret for long and he began working with artists ranging from The Pharcyde, Fila Brasilia, Rae and Christian and AIM, to Ralph Lawsons 20/20 Soundsystem, as well as world renowned Jazz musicians like Gilad Atzmon and Jim Mullen.

Recent releases on premier house labels Tsuba, Third Ear, Dessous, and Connoisseur have seen Moodymancs tracks played by the likes of DJ Luciano and Claude VonStroke, as well as being playlisted on Radio 1 by Derrick May. Regular guest spots at clubs such as Fabric, Electric Chair and Studio B in Brooklyn serve to reinforce his presence on the international scene. DJing alongside legends like Ricardo Villalobos, Francois K and DJ Sneak, Moodymanc has shown he is up there with the best at reading the crowd and building a groove which means his sets are always interesting, well-timed and a near perfect narrative of the best house music around.

No Vibes event would be complete without DJ/promoter and nucleus of the Universal Vibes label, Paddy Freeform and live resident Darko Viric and his Strange Worlds Soundsystem. Darko brings house music away from the decks with a live show featuring his trusty laptop, a 909 and a mixer. To complete the line-up weve got TACTiLE residents Tomas and Mirror Mirror, who have consistently smashed it alongside Paddy Freeform at the Horse and Groom. TACTiLE has just celebrated its 2nd birthday and is now holding down a regular monthly slot.

Vibes @Cargo
Friday 3rd December
Free before 10pm 10 after