The east London venue unveils a phenomenal wave of acts for February and March.
London’s Oval Space has announced the launch of a series of genre-spanning live and club shows to take place next spring. At the same time, the venue has named two new resident DJs – Londoner jozif, who’s released on Wolf & Lamb and Culprit, and Berlin DJ and Watergate resident Fritz Zander.
The series kicks off on February 1 with an all-nighter headlined by Detroit techno icon and recent FACT mixer Robert Hood with support from Jerome Sydenham, Luke Slater, Shifted and new resident’s jozif and Fritz Zander.
On February 28, Innervisions present ‘One Night with Âme‘, with the German duo playing live as well as DJing all night.
The March 1 event features veteran New Jersey house DJ Dennis Ferrer alongside DJ QU, Rick Wade and jozif, while on the evening of March 6 the venue will host a live show from German pair Kollektiv Turmstrasse supported by White Collar Boy (featuring Gemma Dunleavy) and resident jozif.
Tri Angle producer Evian Christ will play live on March 21 accompanied by special guests, and the series wraps up on March 29 with an all-nighter curated by Hamburg label Dial and featuring Pantha Du Prince (live), Lawrence, John Roberts (live), Carsten Jost and resident Fritz Zander.
For more information and tickets, head to Oval Space’s website.
Oval Space have created a video (below) to accompany the announcement featuring a track by new resident jozif, who recorded ‘Pleumon’ on site and offered the following explanation of his atmospheric composition:
“When I was asked to write the music for the Oval Space Music Chapter 1 video, the first thing that came to mind was that I wanted to incorporate the sounds of the space itself. Being such a vast and atmospheric area, the scope for recording was huge. Having stood in the space a few times before and after shows, I always felt as if it had a life of it’s own. Late at night, early in the morning and once everyone has gone, you can hear and feel everything, almost as if the space is alive, hence why I wanted to incorporate the sounds into the soundtrack. Almost everything you can hear in the intro I recorded in the space late at night which is what gives the soundtrack such a lush, full authenticity. Anybody that spends any prolonged period of time at Oval Space will be able to recognise the sounds; be it the massive air conditioning system in the main space, the steel security shutter outside, the sound of the chain truss, the hot water tap or simply the sound of members of staff walking through the space.”
Watch the video: