On 3rd February, we invite one of the most influential figures in house music history to Farringdon as Tony Humphries brings Hard Times to Room One. Through his residency at the legendary Club Zanzibar, Humphries helped to pioneer garage house, taking the sound from New York to clubs across the world. A regular at Yorkshire’s Hard Times party, Humphries is also an important part of our own history – after playing our launch party in 1999, he was one of the first to helm our mix series with his seminal fabric 04 compilation. He returns for the first time in 15 years for what will be a very special reunion. Hard Times resident Steven Dunn also brings the sound of the club to Room One, with Paul Woolford and DJ Spen also joining the cast of Leeds talent.
In Room Two, we host one of France’s most important house imprints: Bass Culture. Label boss and Rex Club resident D’Julz lands to represent the weighted aesthetic of his much respected label. Long running Panorama Bar resident, producer of high-class house cuts and dedicated digger of all round impeccable electronic music in all forms, Cassy has been one of house and techno’s leading artists for over a decade. Our resident Terry Francis also brings his weighty techno and house selections to round off the Room Two bill.