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Headway & RRP with Daniel Avery

Headway and Reading Rooms Productions are excited to welcome back Daniel Avery!

It will be nearly 2 years since he blew us away with what we can only describe as a masterclass, when Daniel played all night long at his last trip to The Reading Rooms.

That kicked off a number of ‘All Night Long’ events for us, with Joy Orbison and Artwork also taking up the mantle since then, and I’m sure you can agree, these nights have all been special.

We’re especially buzzing then that Daniel Avery has agreed once again to play all night long for your listening pleasure, and if you were lucky enough to get a ticket last time before it sold out, you’ll know how good this is going to be so don’t miss it!

Headway & Reading Rooms Productions
Friday 3rd November 2017

featuring…

Daniel Avery
(All Night Long)

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 3am

1st & 2nd release tickets sold out!

3rd release tickets on sale now for £12:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1016043

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/danielmarkavery

“Electronic music is unique in that, whilst it has an immediate effect on the body, the culture surrounding it has the ability to run deep into your life. Whenever I’m in a club, I want to give myself up to music. This is the very thing that excites me the most. Witnessing a DJ create an atmosphere in a room from the ground up takes patience and effort from everyone present but when the pivotal moments hit, your watch stops ticking.”

It is this thinking which motivated and inspired the making of Daniel Avery’s entry into the treasured DJ-Kicks series. Across its 78 minutes the mix creates a hypnotic space focusing on “music by some like-minded souls” from the outer reaches of techno. It is a mix concerned with the idea of taking a collective breath and allowing records their own space.

“The music that always hits hardest is what I’d consider to be unreal, something that sounds like it comes from another place entirely and moves at its own pace. I want to create those moments where opening your eyes on a dance floor becomes difficult. When the outside world is nothing more than a distant thought.”

The mix also features three new original Avery productions including a track from Rote, a project with BleeD boss Volte-Face. It follows three years’ worth of studio experimentation in-between a life spent on the road touring the enormous success of debut record, Drone Logic. Released on Erol Alkan’s wildly psychedelic Phantasy label, reviews were unanimous in praise: “A mesmerising debut” (Mixmag); “In a league of its own” (NME); “Exceptional” (The Times); “One of the finest techno albums of the year” (The Quietus); “Underground dance music with this much ambition hasn’t been heard in quite a while” (Resident Advisor); “Avery owns this space” (Pitchfork); “A benchmark for so many other dance albums to aspire to” (Dummy).

Its success was furthered by the fact that Drone Logic didn’t really fit expected templates of what a dance record today should sound like. There are no set piece vocals; when voices emerge on tracks, they are invariably disembodied, odd. And as distortion whips across techno-based backing tracks, it splices modern club music with the kind of sounds that forward thinking guitar bands might conjure up. The result was a wholly compelling, gloriously transcendent album and one that continues to strike a chord with new listeners.

Coming off the back of 2012’s much-lauded FABRICLIVE 66 compilation, many of Drone Logic’s early demos were first tested at the London clubbing institution. Whilst Avery claims that his music is affected by every stop on a relentless tour schedule, one that has cemented his position in Resident Advisor’s “Top DJs” poll for several years straight, his debut was a record very much conceived in fabric. It seemed natural, therefore, for his residency to be taken one step further with Divided Love, “a semi regular gathering and a chance to present acts who are doing something special; music for the mind…”

The night, now expanded across Europe and beyond, has already played host to the likes of DJ Nobu, Helena Hauff, Voices From The Lake, Xosar, Kassem Mosse, Dopplereffekt, Answer Code Request, Lee Gamble, Voiski, Factory Floor and Objekt to name a small handful. Furthermore, a distinct line can be drawn between Divided Love and the double album of carefully curated remixes that followed Drone Logic: New Energy. Featuring reworks from Rødhåd to Powell, Silent Servant to Roman Flügel, Perc to Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, it stands with the DJ-Kicks CD as yet another testament to the strength of the current state of affairs in underground electronic music, borne out of one of its most original talents.

Headway with Dax J (Monnom Black / Electric Deluxe / Soma)

We’re delighted to announce one of the most exciting techno DJs around right now making his Dundee debut – Dax J!

Dax J is a London born artist, known as a powerful DJ, producer and label boss. His trademark sound is on constant rotation from the biggest DJ’s in electronic music today.

In 2016 Dax was voted into Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJ’s of the year at No.56, while also being nominated in Mixmag, Groove Magazine and DJ Mag as Best Breakthrough DJ. He played closing sets at monumental parties including Awakenings for ADE in the Gashoulder as well as a 10-hour marathon set in the worlds most notorious techno club, Berghain.

In 2015 Dax released his highly acclaimed debut album “Shades of Black” on his own label “Monnom Black.” Mixmag awarded it “Album of the Month”, it reached the No.1 spot on Juno Records with Hardwax describing it as “Brilliantly Banging”.

His current and past productions have frequently earned Dax BBC Radio 1 airplay throughout the years, including his tracks being consistently featured in the BBC’s Essential Mix episodes from DJ’s such as Dave Clarke, Tini and most notably in Ben Klock’s award winning Essential Mix of the Year in 2015.

Headway
Friday 15th September 2017

featuring…

Dax J (Monnom Black / Electric Deluxe / Soma)

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 3am

1st & 2nd release tickets sold out!

3nd release tickets on sale now for £12:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?982164

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/DAXJOFFICIAL/
www.soundcloud.com/daxj

Headway 13th Birthday with Ben Sims

We are very excited to welcome back one of the world’s most in-demand and leading techno DJs to Headway for our 13th Birthday – Ben Sims!

Still at the top of his game, Sims sets are powerful, memorable, and unique, while constantly pushing the boundaries of a DJ set – utilising a mesmerising blend of vinyl, CDs, and software.

His set at Headway a couple of years ago was one of our favourite techno sets ever at the club, and we can’t wait for more of the same!

Headway 13th Birthday
Friday 5th May 2017

featuring…

Ben Sims
(www.djbensims.com)
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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 3am

1st release tickets sold out!

2nd release tickets on sale now for £12:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?935901

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.djbensims.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Sims/60542184918
www.soundcloud.com/ben-sims
www.twitter.com/djbensims
www.discogs.com/artist/ben+sims
www.residentadvisor.net/dj/bensims

Headway with Jeremy Underground

We’re delighted to announce that we have finally booked one of our favourite DJs of the last 18 months or so – Jeremy Underground!

We first caught Jeremy at the Secretsundaze Off-Sonar party in Barcelona 2015 and were blown away. When we saw him again later in the year at Dimensions for THAT closing set with Motor City Drum Ensemble, we knew we had to bring him to The Reading Rooms.

A selector whose crates run deeper than most, Jeremy Underground’s gift for digging has seen him regularly spin at many a historic venue across the globe. With an unbridled passion for what he does, his faultless selection and enthusiasm never fails to lift the dance floor.

Having seen Jeremy again recently at the Sub Club, this is one we’re particularly excited about, and we can’t wait to welcome him to Headway for his Dundee debut!

Headway
Friday 7th April 2017

featuring…

Jeremy Underground (MLIU)

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 3am

1st release tickets sold out!

2nd release tickets on sale now for £10:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?928313

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/jeremyunderground
www.soundcloud.com/jeremyunderground

Born in 1986 in a parisian suburb, Jeremy is a passionate record collector and music lover who’s collection and knowledge of deep house surpasses his years of collecting it. Falling madly in love with Deep House in 1997 thanks to Radio Nova in Paris, he spent his formative teenage years in record shops with a sole idea in mind: unearthing all the hidden treasures of House music, leaving no stone unturned. Then, later on getting into the same process with other musical styles such as Jazz, Soul, Funk…

Jeremy started “My Love Is Underground” in 2010, a vinyl-only label dedicated to his first love: the authentic New York/New Jersey house sound. His mission was to bring these warm vibes back and showcase the spirit of this golden era in house. Bringing up 5 years in the game in 2015, the label will celebrate with a run of special parties that will bring in the next stage in MLIU’s evolution. Regarded as a fine selector with a strong musical identity, Jeremy now carries his heavy bag of records across the world, spreading his love for underground music. The MLIU label parties are fast becoming the talk of any city that hosts them, with music lovers traveling from country to country to experience the MLIU vibe.

His honesty and dedication towards music has rocket launched him to the world of international DJing, with the now extremely rare feature of being a DJ only and not a Producer/DJ. The label has gone from strength to strength, including a landmark debut compilation in 2014, the stunning “My Love Is Underground” 3xLP featuring Jeremy’s hand picked selection of rare & out of press House jams from years gone by. A real defining moment in his burgeoning career, it was ranked by Resident Advisor #1 best compilation of the year, winning praise from DJ’s and collectors alike for the depth and raw quality of the selection. His sets share similar class, burning up dance floors wherever he goes & you can be sure that the flag for ‘hard core deep house’ will be flying high for years to come.

Artwork & Headway presents Art’s House

After playing at sell out gigs at SWG3 and the Sub Club in Glasgow this year, as well as holding down residencies at XOYO London and Pikes Ibiza over the summer, we thought it was about time we brought the notorious party starter Artwork to Headway for his Dundee debut where we’ll be leaving the man to his own devices all night long.

Artwork & Headway presents
Art’s House
Friday 17th March 2017

featuring…

ARTWORK
(All Night Long)

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 3am

1st & 2nd release tickets sold out!

3rd release tickets on sale now for £10:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?915435

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/artworkmagnetic/

Headway with Skream

We are excited to announce the return of one of dance music’s most influential and important figureheads to Headway for our first party of 2017 – Skream!

Skream’s path through clubland and its genres has taken him on an unexpected journey; from his scene-defining beginnings at Big Apple Records to topping the charts as part of Magnetic Man and holding down Radio 1 residencies, he’s become the poster boy for contemporary British music.

Over the past few years he’s established himself as one of the finest house & techno acts around, and we can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve this time.

Tickets sold out in 48 hours last time so we would advise grabbing one quickly if you’d like to attend.

Headway
Friday 27th January 2017

featuring…

SKREAM

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 9.30pm – 3am

1st & 2nd release tickets sold out!

3rd release tickets on sale now for £15:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?901957

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/skream

RRP & Headway presents Gary Beck

Advance tickets sold out, there will be a limited number of tickets on the door on the night.

RA resell ticket link:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?899709

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You can find your order history here:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/shop/history/

If you are looking to buy a ticket, please note that as soon as a ticket is put into a resale queue it will be available on this page for purchase:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?899709

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Reading Rooms Productions & Headway welcome back Gary Beck to the small town club for a full on Boxing Day techno fest!

As a regular fixture at the world’s top clubs and festivals, Glasgow born producer and DJ Gary Beck has long been established as a primary figure in techno.

Known and respected for his unique sound, he has gained support from the best names in the business and released music on some of the genre’s leading labels, institutions such as Drumcode, Cocoon and Saved as well as his own BEK Audio imprint.

Since his emergence onto the scene in 2007, Beck has accumulated an impressive list of achievements. Highlights include a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and a Boiler Room session, as well as numerous collaborations with similarly exceptional talents such as Green Velvet, Mark Broom and Speedy J. 2012 saw the release of his seminal debut album ‘Bring a Friend’ on the legendary Soma Records label.

The last few years have seen Gary Beck’s career trajectory continue to soar, with shows at renowned clubs such as Womb Tokyo, Fabric London, Awakenings, Output NYC, and Timewarp, to name a few. In addition to a packed performance schedule, Beck spends time as head of BEK Audio, an imprint which has quickly become one of the most revered techno labels on the scene.

 

After years of trying to make this happen, we’re delighted to announce that we will finally be welcoming Joy Orbison to Headway!

And to make it extra special, it will be an all night long set! 11pm – 3am!

Joy O’s brand of garage-house has been celebrated for finding a sound that marries elements of house, two-step, jungle, techno and dubstep. Alongside the release of the gargantuan “Hyph Mngo” (released on Hot Flush in late 2009) and material on his own imprint, Hinge Finger, notorious mixes for Radio 1 and Ministry have only served to cement Joy Orbison’s renown.

If you’ve caught him in the Slam Tent, the Riverside Festival or the Sub Club in recent years, you’ll know that his style will be perfectly suited to The Reading Rooms, and we can’t wait to bring him to Headway for his Dundee debut!

Headway
Friday 4th November 2016

featuring…

JOY ORBISON
(All Night Long)

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 11pm – 3am

1st & 2nd release tickets sold out!

3nd release tickets on sale now for £15 from Groucho’s and RA:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?869570

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/Joy-Orbison-192924608912/
www.soundcloud.com/joy-orbison

 

Headway with Mind Against

** MORE TICKETS ON THE DOOR TONIGHT **

We are excited to announce that kicking off our first party after summer is Italian native but Berlin based project of Alessandro Fognini and Federico Fognini – Mind Against!

Coming from relative obscurity a couple of years ago to being voted 18th in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ Poll 2015, they have accelerated right to the frontline of the house and techno conversation, thanks to big room destroyers like ‘Several Times’, ‘Strange Days’, and recent collaboration with Tale of Us, ‘Astral’.

Having seen the guys smash the sold out Life and Death party at Off Sonar last year and the Sub Club this year, we can’t wait to welcome them to Headway for their Dundee debut!

Headway
Friday 9th September 2016

featuring…

MIND AGAINST
(Afterlife, Life and Death / Berlin)

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 3am

1st release tickets sold out!

2nd release tickets on sale now for £10:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?845343

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www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/mindagainst
www.soundcloud.com/mindagainst

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