New London via Dublin based collective ‘Satellite Towns’ have launched their first event, with an array of homegrown talent on the bill including residents sohotsospicy, Gadget And The Cloud and headliner Jordan Hearns.
Irish people can be found in huge communities in any major city in this world and of course nearby London is no exception. With a flight duration of 1 hour, and a city which more so cherishes people’s creative outputs and electronic music more so than it is allowed here, the city has become a Satellite Town for many of our major DJs and Producers to operate out of due to many unfortunate factors pushing people out of cities such as Dublin and Cork.
Among a lot of initiatives we see abroad to sustain their connection to what is happening with Irish creatives at home and abroad, we now see a new queer club night being launched aptly called ‘Satellite Towns’, created by Irish DJs sohotsospicy and Gadget And The Cloud. Both DJs need little introduction as Kelly aka Gadget And The Cloud has been a long time member of Gash Collective and has kept busy over the years with an array of club and festival appearances and support slots for Negative Gemini and Gus Dapperton with her live set performance and Aoife aka sohotsospicy has kept busy with being the founding member of Thrust Collective and has went onto support queer legends of house and techno such as Sama Abdulhadi, Honey Dijon, and LSDXOXO. The up and comer has also dabbled in production with her first EP released in early 2021.
Satellite Towns have created a party with an ethos of providing a space for the Irish queer community by platforming queer artists at their party they will book based both at home and within London. With their first event, taking place at VFD in Dalston tickets are priced at £8 and will feature residents sohotsospicy and Gadget And The Cloud on the line up along with drag performer Erin Go Bragh, experimental producer Acid Angel with a live set and headlining DJ Jordan Hearns will look after the closing set.
Jordan Hearns has carved out his career in music by playing raves and clubs around the midlands and is a multi disciplinary artist also focusing his work on club photography. Already a DDR Resident, he recently launched his newest project Smut Press earlier in the year which is a print press collective focusing queer talent and is complete with a stellar mix series too. His sound can be described as a genre bending and fast paced as he blends acid, hard house, progressive and trance sounds to make a cocktail of high energy sounds. His Four Four Local Selection Mix is a stellar demonstration of his sound and it is definitely one of my favourite mixes of 2021! Check it out below for a bit of what to expect as he closes the night.