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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

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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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** RESIDENT ADVISOR RESELLING **

If you have a ticket from Resident Advisor and can no longer attend, just go to your order, enter your RA password, click on “Resell Ticket” and your ticket will be added to the queue. Once sold your money will be refunded.

You can find your order history here:
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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:
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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

If you need somewhere cheap to stay then check here:
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/301/Dundee-Central-hotel

Or the Apex if you fancy a 4*:
http://www.apexhotels.co.uk/en/hotels/dundee/apex-city-quay-hotel/

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

For our 12th Birthday we are happy to announce that we have – in the words of the late, great John Peel – “The Baron of Techno” making his Headway and Reading Rooms debut – Dave Clarke!

Clarke plays out most weekends across Europe and the world. There’s the same attention to detail each time, his sets swooping whip-smart along the cutting blade of techno, backed up by a seasoned bag of DJ tricks in which his early hip hop roots clearly show. Clarke blends into the background upon arrival and lets his music do the talking. That’s where he comes alive, where skills honed for years blow venues apart. It might seem from appearances that Clarke is not enjoying what he does but don’t let the grumpy image fool you. He loves every minute of it and feels humbled and blessed he’s able to do what he does.

Whether you’ve seen him in the Slam Tent at T In The Park in 2014 or at the recent sold out Pressure’s he’s headlined at, one thing is for sure, it’s going to be intense!

Headway 12th Birthday
Friday 29th April 2016

featuring…

DAVE CLARKE

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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 £15:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?791072

If you need somewhere cheap to stay then check here:
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/301/Dundee-Central-hotel

Or the Apex if you fancy a 4*:
http://www.apexhotels.co.uk/en/hotels/dundee/apex-city-quay-hotel/

www.club-headway.co.uk
www.readingroomsdundee.com
www.facebook.com/clubheadway
www.facebook.com/DJDaveClarke
www.residentadvisor.net/promoter.aspx?id=1688

** ADVANCED TICKETS SOLD OUT, 100 ON THE DOOR FROM 9.30PM **

RA resell ticket link:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?775175

** RESIDENT ADVISOR RESELLING **

If you have a ticket from Resident Advisor and can no longer attend, just go to your order, enter your RA password, click on “Resell Ticket” and your ticket will be added to the queue. Once sold your money will be refunded.

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:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?775175

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Headway and Reading Rooms Productions are excited to present Fabric resident Daniel Avery for an all night long set! That’s right, he’ll be playing from start to finish: 9:30pm – 3am!

Daniel Avery is on the crest of a wave at the moment, his unique brand of hypnotic and driving house & techno projected him to 32nd position in Resident Advisor’s DJs of 2014 poll.

Whether you’ve seen him at his sold out shows at the Sub Club this year, or caught his amazing closing set in The Moat at Dimensions Festival a few months ago, one thing is for sure, this will be an incredible journey through sound!

Headway & Reading Rooms Productions
Friday 4th March 2016

featuring…

DANIEL AVERY (Phantasy)
(All Night Long)

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 9.30pm – 3am

** ADVANCED TICKETS SOLD OUT, 100 ON THE DOOR **

If you need somewhere cheap to stay then check here:
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/301/Dundee-Central-hotel

Or the Apex if you fancy a 4*:
http://www.apexhotels.co.uk/en/hotels/dundee/apex-city-quay-hotel/

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

“The one thing I knew was that I wanted this record to be a trip. When I go out, I want to give myself up to music. That was the idea for the album.”

If the main motivation whilst making Drone Logic was to take the listener on a hi-fidelity trip for the duration of his debut album, then Daniel Avery emphatically succeeded. From Water Jump’s hypnotic pulse and punch through to the crystalline click of closer Knowing We’ll Be Here via the title track’s elemental acid swirl and New Energy’s take on Neon Lights relocated to a post-midnight cab ride through London, Avery’s debut pushed and pulled at the senses and blurred the boundaries between dancefloor and home listening experience. 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 has been furthered by the fact that Drone Logic doesn’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 is wholly compelling, gloriously transcendent and one that immediately struck a chord with club DJs, from heads of state to the best of the new class.

Coming off the back of his massively lauded FABRICLIVE 66 compilation, many of Drone Logic’s first steps took place from the DJ booth out onto the dancefloor of that very London clubbing institution. Whilst Avery claims that his music is affected by every stop on a relentless tour schedule, one that earned him 32nd position in Resident Advisor’s DJs of 2014 poll, his debut was a record very much conceived in fabric. It seems natural, therefore, for his residency to be taken one step further with Divided Love, a quarterly curated night: “fabric is my home and I’m proud to be a resident; the club has been with me from the beginning. Divided Love is about presenting acts who are doing something special…sonic souls, faith affirmers, music for the mind…”

The night, now expanding across Europe and beyond, can be seen as a direct extension of Avery’s new radio show on another of the capital’s underground mainstays, Rinse FM. A chance to push mind-expanding sounds from a myriad of places beyond straightforward club music, it is another platform for Avery to “bring this music together. Something is happening at the moment.”

Culminating the cycle of Drone Logic, and as he begins work on his sophomore record, Daniel Avery expands on his wide reaching world with a carefully curated album of remixes from the artists with whom Avery’s forward facing electronic style shares the deepest affinity. New Energy [Collected Remixes] is an album featuring reworks from Rødhåd to KiNK, Factory Floor to Powell, Silent Servant to Roman Flügel, Perc to Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and stands as a testament to the strength of the current state of affairs in electronic music, borne out of one of its most original talents.

Whatever happens next for Avery…that’s going to be the real trip.

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