Headway

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:
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

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.

** SOLD OUT **

** 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?773753 **

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We are excited to announce that we have Skream kicking off our 2016 parties with a 3 hour set!

One of dance music’s most influential and important figureheads, Skream was XOYO London’s first resident of 2015. Skream’s path through Clubland and its genres has taken him on an unexpected journey; from his beginnings at Big Apple Records to topping the charts as part of Magnetic Man and Radio 1 residencies, he’s the poster boy for contemporary British music.

In response to his success, Skream launched his Skreamizm tour to offer himself a change of pace from arena and festival performances, opting to play three-hour sets in small clubs, ditching the dubstep for disco, house, and techno in his sets. He has addressed the change in direction on his Twitter and in interviews, noting that he was inspired to do more varied sets by the likes of Jackmaster. He was subsequently voted 46th in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJs of 2014 poll.

If you’ve managed to catch Skream at Pressure, Sub Club Soundsystem as part of JESuS (Jackmaster / Eats Everything / Skream & Seth Troxler) or EH1 this year, 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 the first time!

Headway
Friday 5th February 2016

featuring…

SKREAM
(3 hour set)

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Andy Barton
Graeme Binnie
Neil Clark

The Reading Rooms
Blackscroft
Dundee

Doors: 10.30pm – 3am

** SOLD OUT **

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/skream

Next up we are excited to bring Nonplus+ label boss Boddika to Headway for his Dundee debut!

With electronic music becoming more polished and quantized, Boddika’s hard hitting analogue sound has shaken the scene to its very core, slamming down with a raw take on things that’s making all who hear it take note. Harking the expansive sounds of Luke Vibert, the analogue programming of Juan Atkins early work, and the rawness of the Drexciya/Dopplereffekt family.

If you’ve caught Boddika at Pressure last year, at the Sub Club earlier this year when he literally brought part of the roof down, or even as recently as at Dimensions festival in Croatia last week, then you’ll know that his raw techno sound will go down perfectly at The Reading Rooms and we can’t wait!

Headway
Friday 6th November 2015

featuring…

BODDIKA
(NonPlus+)

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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:

You can get them in person from Groucho’s Dundee

Online from Resident Advisor (e-ticket to be printed)
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?752702

Online from Ticketweb (ticket to be posted)
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/195925

If you need somewhere cheap to stay then look no further than:
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/BoddikaNonplus
www.soundcloud.com/boddika

Electro? Techno? Old? New? Al Green has a habit of both reinventing himself and pushing boundaries. As one half of Instra:mental he helped develop a diverse and unique sound that crossed a range of styles and tempos within the drum and bass / electronica sphere. Now as Boddika he has created a raw, energetic and driving persona that instantly garnered support from DJ’s as varied as Skream, Loefah, Dixon, Tale of Us, Cosmin TRG, DJ Stingray, Martyn, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO, Ryan Elliot, Joy Orbison, Scuba and Deetron.

Boddika is inspired by Machine Music and influenced by a range of genres from old school hip hop and electro to Chicago house and Detroit techno and even taking in a bit of 80’s / 90’s dance. To say Green’s influences are varied would be an understatement and that certainly shows in his current productions: in his own words “I just do what I feel like doing when I’m in the studio, and that’s where the music comes from”. In short: it sounds like absolutely nothing else.

As well as solo production Green is also now the sole owner at NonPlus – releasing artists such as Kassem Mosse, Skudge, Martyn, Basic Sole Unit, Endian and most recently Radio Slave as well as solo Boddika material. He is also the co owner alongside long term collaborator Joy Orbison of Sunklo where the duo have released four of their joint works to great acclaim. The labels and collaborations are yet more strings to his bow and mean that Green as Boddika wont be disappearing any time soon.

After many years of trying, we have finally managed to grab Bicep for a date in-between their recently announced 13 week residency at one of London’s most well-respected clubs, XOYO, following in the footsteps of Skream, Jackmaster, Eats Everything and others.
The Belfast duo have been known to play lost and forgotten disco / Chicago house / Detroit techno / Italo edits and everything in-between during their sets, and having been voted as high as 28th in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ Poll in recent years as well as recording their first Radio 1 Essential Mix, we can’t wait for their Dundee debut at Headway!

Headway
Friday 11th September 2015

featuring…

BICEP
(Feel My Bicep)

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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!

3rd release tickets on sale now for £15:

You can get them in person from Groucho’s Dundee

Online from Resident Advisor (e-ticket to be printed)
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?725186

Online from Ticketweb (ticket to be posted)
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/headway-with-bicep-feel-my-bicep-tickets/185903

If you need somewhere cheap to stay then look no further than:

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/feelmybicep
www.soundcloud.com/feelmybicep
www.feelmybicep.com/

London based, Belfast-born blogger-production-dj duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson need little by way of introduction. Their ‘Feel My Bicep blog” is the go-to place for tastemakers world-wide for lost and forgotten disco / Chicago house / Detroit techno / Italo edits and everything in-between. On a production tip, they have released on such labels as Throne Of Blood, Traveller Records, Mystery Meat and 2012 saw their critically acclaimed track $tripper get released on Love Fever hitting the top chart spots on Juno and selling out worldwide. Their remix track record has also been excellent with them stamping their distinguished sound upon works from Blondes, Toby Tobias, Disclosure, Blood Orange, Cosmic Kids and many more for labels such as Domino, Wolf Music and Tusk. Will Saul then snapped them up for his label Aus, with a collaborative EP including tracks “You” and “Don’t” which once again hit number one on Juno and caused the Beatport charts some bother. The Feel My Bicep label launched in September 2012 with the highly sought after“Vision Of Love.”It received great press worldwide and once again sold out whilst hitting the top spot at the stores. Room hosts at Fabric, a residency at We Love in Ibiza and bookings at Manchester’s Warehouse Project then ensued, with 2012 ending very nicely for the duo who came in at 32 on the Resident Advisor End Of Year DJ Poll.

2013 saw Bicep tour globally, including dates in North & South America, Australia, Asia and Dubai, with an especially busy summer, packed full of festivals. Between gigs, Bicep were hard at work in the studio and had a string of successful releases beginning with Stash on Aus, followed by a collaboration with production heavy hitters Simian Mobile Disco, and the result was Sacrifice released on SMD’s own Delicacies label. The track proved to be another success and was undoubtedly the work of two duos at the top of their production games. After Sacrifice came the three track release Satisfy, the second release on Feel My Bicep records. Like the first release on the Feel My Bicep label, FMB002 provided to be a huge hit, gaining radio and DJ support world wide as well as selling out. Bicep also showed their ability to rework a track and they turned in two remixes of Aster – Cielo, on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs. On top of the music, Bicep released a limited edition range of Feel My Bicep T-shirts for which the demand outstripped supply leading to them selling out very quickly. As the year drew to a close they embarked on an Australian tour over new year and rose up 4 places to 28 on the Resident Advisor top 100 DJs poll.

In 2014 Bicep continued where they left off with another three track EP released on Aus in May which leant more towards their techno side. They also contributed to Will Saul’s DJ Kicks compilation with their track Nova. This was then followed up with a remix for London based party and label Tief. During this time the Feel My Bicep events grew stronger throughout the year hosting Todd Terje’s London album launch at Oval Space, an FMB event at London’s Corsica Studios and Berlins Panorama Bar; the latter a collaborative event with Frankfurt’s Robert Johnson. Feel My Bicep records had two main releases in 2014, the first (FMB003) being a remix 12” of their previous track Satisfy. Both John Talabot and Brassica turned in brilliant remixes which then led onto the release of FMB004, a 4 track club 12” including Lyk Lyk, the Italo techno hybrid Poly Pineapple and two collaborations with their old blog contributor Hammer called Icebowl and Day 3. Around this time their Essential Mix aired on BBC Radio One and was shortlisted as one of four best essential mixes of 2015. They also had standout sets with their We Love Residency at Space in Ibiza and closing the Yuma tent at Coachella. At the end of 2014 they linked up with another Aus affiliate, Midland and released a club 12” white label called D-Mil which gained plenty of support across the BBC and further afield. In 2015 the relationship with Aus is further developed with a 4 track Just EP in May which was closely followed by the announcement of Bicep becoming the new residents at London club XOYO, playing every Saturday night across the summer from July to September. They programmed guests such as Derrick May, Andrew Weathearll and 30+ more across the 13 week series. Other Feel My Bicep 2015 parties include the first stateside one in March which took place in LA, and an Off Sonar party in Barcelona with Dj Harvey in conjunction with Frankfurt’s Live At Robert Johnson in June.

Back in the studio, FMB005/6 are scheduled for a 2015 release as well as remixes for Brassica’s new album and one for UK Acid House hero’s to be announced soon. US label First Choice are set to be reborn with a Bicep remix of Dionne and the guys have submitted a spattering of one off tracks for various compilations including a track for Modeselektors closing 50 Weapons compilation, and Gerd Janson’s Musik For Autobahns Volume II forthcoming on Rush Hour.

Keep an eye out for a new a T-shirt series and regular updates on the blog and London 22 tracks page.

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