By Jack Robinson
Acclaimed and adventurous events collective Free From Sleep are back with another fantastic series of parties with high profile names like Alix Perez, AC Slater, Mike Skinner, David Rodigan, Goldie celebrating 20 years of his legendary Metalheadz in what will be a historic party, and many more all playing leading London venues including Printworks, The Steel Yard, Village Underground, Electric Brixton and The Cause throughout this autumn.
Free From Sleep is unique in that they link with the best labels and brands in electronic music to put on complete clubbing experiences. Rather than focussing on one sound, they deal with the cutting edge DJs and live acts from the worlds of drum & bass, house, techno, disco and jungle and roam around the finest venues in the country from Bristol to Brighton, Dublin to London.
The Free From Sleep repertoire includes the scene-leading likes of Metalheadz, Channel One, MOTZ and PiV Records, and is run by a team with more than 30+ years of experience of promoting in the UK. Now firmly having mastered the art of building brands, the team have gone to work with some of London's leading clubs including Printworks, Egg LDN and fabric. They have the know how to make any event truly memorable and this latest series is further proof of that.
The team kick off their next run on September 27th at cultured space The Steel Yard with classy drum & bass crew 1985 Music featuring Alix Perez, SpectraSoul, Monty and many more. The same venue hosts Night Bass with AC Slater, Mike Skinner and Jack Beats on October 4th, while November 1st is Grum plus Special Guests, then on the 8th legendary live dub outfit Channel One Soundsystem take part in a big meet with King Shiloh, and on the 15th its premier neurofunk drum & bass crew Eatbrain.
On October 5th, there is a monumental and historic night in store as the iconic and pioneering Metalheadz label celebrates 25 years. This is set to be one of the biggest and most comprehensive event sin the leading label's long and rich history and it is headlined by boss man, d&b great, actor, film star, yoga master and all round character Goldie going back to back with Doc Scott. That will be a very special set with reggae grandmaster David Rodigan and grime crew My Nu Leng amongst many others also playing.
6th October finds Amsterdam's leading house label PiV take over at Village Underground with S.A.M, Charlie Banks and more, then the same venue on 15th November is Hot Wuk with The Heatwave and others, and the 22nd is Spearhead Records with Special Guests to be announced.
Electric Brixton features with Hybrid Minds present Outline on October 11th, High Focus rolls into Concorde2 in Brighton on October 19th, and Motz The Birthday plays out at much loved space The Cause with Stranger, Jasmine Azarian and more.
This is another bold series from Free From Sleep that offers some of the best parties to be found in the UK this autumn.