After a blinding second event in their B.A.D. Presents… series at the brilliant Colour Factory, Black Artist Database team up with a cornerstone of London clubland, Village Underground, to present another celebration of Black culture, right in the heart of London’s Shoreditch.
Village Underground is looking forward to an unprecedented 15th anniversary, and past it; the next era. As a key London venue, they are using the milestone to recollect; to hone in on their core values, paving the way for a more thoughtful, considered direction; collaborating with collectives, promoters and creatives, and working together to create a more equitable industry. As such, the partnership with Black Artist Database is looking decidedly hand in glove.
AceMoMA - the collaborative project of Adrian Mojica (aka AceMo) and Wyatt Stevens (aka MoMA Ready), bring their visionary mix of high-energy spice all the way from New York City to East London. Together and separately, the two prodigies exemplify everything good coming out of NYC’s latest refreshing burst of creativity. Mojica and Stevens are paving the way for a more authentic industry, using their craft to reclaim music born out of Black and brown communities. We’re truly gassed to be hosting the pair as they return to London for their debut set at Village Underground, and first set together in the city since October 2021 - wouldn’t recommend missing this dynamic duo touch down.
Next on the bill we host a truly treasured London gem… everyone’s favourite NTS Radio selector and club spirit, OK Williams. Known for her hypey’n’hot selections across electro, techno, bass, garage, jungle and the rest, we couldn’t think of a better addition to the party. With key shows coming up at Panorama Bar for Oster Klubnacht and Corsica Studios, get ready for a sweet slice of OK!
Emerald, one of Rinse FM’s most celebrated presenters, takes the energy levels up another notch. With a host of shows across key slots for the legendary London station - as well as a sensational personal show - Emerald is someone who knows a thing or two about club music. After a lockdown (or three) spent bringing the club spirit to our screens with the DJ Mag award-nominated “Afters at Emerald’s”, we’re looking forward to seeing that energy where it belongs - in the dance.
Finessing the lineup, and fresh off the back of the latest entry into the hallowed RA mix series, we have B.A.D. founder NIKS; versatile digger and leading thinker. Exploring the deeper facets of the underground, all the way to its Black roots, Delanancy's sound and music collection delves from the rhythmic intergalactic sounds of techno, spanning to left field, raw breakbeats, groove-laden house, and more. Anywhere she goes, she brings the tunes we didn’t know we needed to hear. Having her on home turf is a sure fire party starter.
As mentioned by us previously, we’re holding back tickets at a heavy discount for those members of the community for those who need them most. Hit up Kay, at [email protected], for more info.
RESPECT THE SPACE
Any space we create at Black Artist Database is created with the safety of our community in mind - so it goes without saying that any racist, sexist, queerphobic, transphobic or other prejudiced behaviour will result in a straight dismissal, as well as any harassing, intimidating, violent or abusive actions. Please look out for not just your friends but anyone you can see in a vulnerable or compromising situation - if we all take responsibility for each other, we can create the world we want to vibe in!
If you need to report any behaviour making you uncomfortable, or harming someone else in the dance, speak to the Village Underground security team, bar staff, or any of the B.A.D. team present on the night.