We all need to save a few quid at this time of year. What with the girlfriend's shopping demands and those two yearly events, 'Christmas' and 'New Year's Eve' on the horizon… to say the winter months are an expensive time of year would be like saying Sven Goran Erikkson was an overpaid piece of shit. Oh yeah. So here then is Together- ready and willing to lift the financial gloom as they present "Every Little Helps" on Saturday 25th November. In a nutshell, it's Together on a Budget – only without loosing any of the good stuff that you've come to expect from us. Get ready for a cut-price night of dancefloor exploration featuring DJ/Producers from all over the globe, plus loads of money-saving treats like FREE haircuts, cheaper entry and a Swap Shop to find yourself something new without spending a buck. This month the Fancy Dress theme is 'Geek Chic'. We encourage you to raid your local charity shop, cos the 'Cheapest Outfit Wins!!' Bring your receipts…
Like previous months, the November knees-up reads like a mini-festival with Monsieur Superdiscount himself Etienne De Crecy showing us the way alongside dance music's most important new members; Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas. Etienne De Crecy is part of the French elite. Together with Daft Punk and Air, Etienne was part of the (first wave) French revolution lining up the dots between electro, techno and house. His Superdiscount project (together with Alex Gopher) is the stuff of legend and back in the day he formed one half of Motorbass with fellow iconic Frenchman - Philippe Zdar (Cassius). Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas meanwhile are the new darlings of dance, having given the world last year's outstanding self-titled album. Featuring Italo, funk and disco-influenced productions alongside the experimental energy of melodic, synth-heavy and proto-house 4/4 grooves, the Norwegian double act are quite simply the most exciting thing to have come out of Scandinavia since Royksopp. On the night Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas will play an exclusive live set, before throwing down the shapes with a DJ set to follow. Unmissable. The Acid-house squadron aka Together residents Justin Robertson and Anil Chawla will also have you hanging from the main room ceilings with the early and late slots.
After last month's disco explosion from Dimitri From Paris, Carbon Records with resident Mike Oman return to host T2 with another underground assault from a variety of artists. First up is Simian Mobile Disco aka James Ford and James 'Jas' Shaw. The duo were known originally for fronting the critically acclaimed band, Simian, but it's now under their Simian Mobile Disco moniker that the duo have become household names all over the world's coolest dancefloors. The Justice remix of Simian's 'Never Be Alone' became the indie-dance track of the past few years and their own remix work has seen them sprinkle their studio magic on some of the hottest bands around like Artic Monkeys, Ladytron, The Kills, Mystery Jets and Test Icicles. SMD's own productions are always worth checking too – especially 3 new tracks currently doing the rounds – 'Tits and Acid, Hustler' and 'Animal House'. Joining them will be Gigolo Records' formidable German DJ/Producer Oliver Huntemann (check out his stomping '37 Degrees' track – described by many the tune of 2006), plus indie-rebels Tramp! who've created a monster of a midweek night up in Manchester!!
Outback in T3, X-FM's John Kennedy meanwhile returns to host another spectacular 'Midnight Ramble'. Having already brought us live shows from cutting edge talent like The Presets, Goose, Lethal Bizzle and Shit Disco, this months headliners are The Nextmen… straight outta Cambridge! As purveyors of classic funk, soul, reggae, hip-hop and Drum n bass, anyone who caught their set at Bestival will know just how unbelievably great they are – guaranteed to rock any party. The guys will take to the stage alongside a live performance from rising UK hip-hop outfit Kids in Tracksuits - who've recently done live sessions with John Kennedy, Rob Da Bank and Steve Lamacq. With John himself hitting the decks in between acts, he also welcomes Streetlife DJs – heralded by many as this country's answer to 2ManyDJs. Obviously that is quite an accolade to live up to, but trust us, once you've heard them play, you'll know why!! Elsewhere, Andy & Ed's Legendary Swap Shop is back by popular demand up in The Charity Shop room which also features FREE Haircuts, an opportunity for aspiring DJs to bring their records to play, Retro Computer games and of course Andy & Ed's Legendary Swap Shop – which is back by populr demand after it's grand debut in July. Plus don't forget there's plenty more laughing gas up for grabs, courtesy of our friends Fishseeksbicycle and loads more besides. Just don't forget…
CHARITY BEGINS AT TOGETHER.
Etienne De Crecy (Superdiscount)
Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas (Live + DJ Set)
Hosted by Carbon Records
Simian Mobile Disco
Hosted by The Midnight Ramble
Curated, Mixed & Hosted by John Kennedy (X-FM)
Kids in Tracksuits (Live)
The Cheap & Cheerful Cardigan Collective presents… The Charity Shop
Andy & Ed's Legendary Swap Shop (Back by Popular Demand!!) Feat. Retro Computer Games, Slinky Racing, Can's of Quatro, Charity Shop Dressing Up Box, Bring, Swap & Play your own records, Economy Hair Cuts, Reduced to clear Booze and Smelly Old People.
DJs - The Scarlet Pimp / 10:4 Rubber Duckie / Mannequin Doll
Hosted by Fishseeksbicycle
Turnmills 63B Clerkenwell Road, London. EC1M 5NP Capacity: 1000 / Info: 020 7250 3409
Tube: Farringdon Doors: 10pm - 7am
Dress code: GEEK CHIC!!
Prices: Limited Advance Tickets priced £10 / £10 NUS / £15 on the Door
Advanced Tickets: www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08700 600100 or www.viewtickets.co.uk
Carbon Records: 200 Oxford Street, W1 4NU. Tel: 0207 580 7043
Carbon Records: 36-38 Kensington High Street, W8 4PF. Tel: 020 7376 9911
Rokit: 101 & 107 Brick Lane, E1 6SE. Tel: 020 7375 3864
Rokit: 42 Shelton Street, WC2 9HZ. Tel: 020 7836 6547
www.together-club.co.uk / www.myspace.com/togetherclub
www.turnmills.co.uk / www.carbonmusic.com