Derrick May, Kenny Larkin, Mr C, Electric Indigo, Lone, Boo Williams, Levon Vincent, Skee Mask, Neil Landstrumm, DJ Haus, Skatebard, Machine Woman and more set to play
Mr C‘s Next Step Forward Festival will be the largest event ever on the site, with a proper acid house focused line-up that formed the next step for today’s generation. It’ll run, indoors and outdoors for over 24 hours across both The Cause and FOLD, uniting London’s two new cutting edge spaces. Expect World Unknown’s Andy Blake, former The End resident Bushwacka, Saytek Live, Colin Dale, Danny Rampling, Nancy Noise, Omid 16B, ADJ, Errorbeauty, Eddie Richards, Jay Tripwire, Leah Floyeurs (Free Rotation), Silverlining plus Mr C himself.
Richard West AKA Mr C says “After bringing Release, Harmony, The Drop, Cyclone and Vapourspace to London in the 90s, then The End from 95-2008 plus Superfreq from 2002 – present, I’m delighted to be able to work with The Cause, Grow & FOLD to bring to London it’s very first electronic festival with its primary focus on London collectives and talent”
A series of parties have been programmed featuring some of Detroit and Chicago’s heritage selectors. The innovator of techno, Derrick May headlines the ‘American Horror Story’ party alongside one of Chicago’s most eclectic selectors Mark Grusane. Uniting both Grow Tottenham and The Cause, the halloween edition will see a mammoth five room labyrinth take shape.
October 6th, The Cause invites original Detroit techno icon Kenny Larkin for a very rare UK appearance. From 1990, Kenny’s music has been released by some of the most influential techno labels of all time. Kenny’s first two 12-inches, ‘We Shall Overcome’ and ‘Integration’, were issued by Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva’s Plus-8 label with numerous releases following on Warp Records, Transmat, R&S, Planet E, Peacefrog, Rush Hour and Kevin Saunderson’s KMS label.
Also appearing in this series are Boo Williams (13th October), K-Hand and Delano Smith (20th October), DJ Pierre (1st September) and this Friday 24th August, Dance Mania don DJ Deeon is set to booty bang the bank holiday weekend. Following on, September 2nd sees The Cause welcome Aria who’ll present their second heavyweight all day Sunday techno party with Electric Indigo alongside both Aria and Tresor resident Madalba.
Some say Adonis is the UK’s answer to Berghain, a packed out full on homo-rave that NYC Downlow and Block9’s creator Gideon is fully behind. The likes of Hannah Holland, Andy Blake, celebrity drag queen Jonny Woo and many more perform across September 29th and November 3rd.
Unbound are bringing live sets from both Radioactive Man and Neil Landstrumm on September 8th, whilst exceptional selector Geddes curates a new bi monthly residency with ‘Thank You For Dancing’. A line-up focused on killer, all thrills music, with it’s launch party centered around Levon Vincent on October 5th.
Also announced to play this year are Andre Galuzzi, Aleksi Perälä, Bruno Schmidt, Dan Beamount, Demuja, DMX Krew (live), Danny Rampling, DJ Haus, DJ October, Forest Drive West, Hubie Davison, Jimpster, Junkie Inoue, Lone, Machine Woman, S_AS, Skatebard, Skee Mask, Steve O’Sullivan (live), Tristan Da Cunha, Tornado Wallace, YouAndEwan, Vakula, Voigtmann and The Cause’s superb resident Garry Todd of BPitch Control records fame.
The Cause, London’s temporary dance space has already featured Ellen Allien, BINH, Mike Servito, Octo Octa, Subb-An, Adam Shelton and more since opening its doors this summer. The ever expanding venue, set in a former ex-car mechanics depot has since opened up multiple indoor and outdoor dancefloors across its vast site, with its legendary 16 hour ‘Block Party’ events.
The Cause is set for demolition towards the end of 2019.