2100 – 0600
Secret Location (Near Old Street Roundabout), East London
If you want an intimate party that is carefully curated to end your year and start the new one in style, then the first ever Policy is where you need to be on December 31st.
Taking place at a secret but cosy, multi-faceted and exciting venue in EC1, Policy is all about attention to detail. The event runs from 9pm until 6am so offers plenty of time to experience a high-end Pure Groove sound system from Danley Sound Labs, which is exclusive to the UK circuit, plus 24 metres of well distributed modular bar serving up all manner of tasty alcoholic libations, plus a visual feast of cutting edge lighting and characterful décor. Rather than cramming people in and cashing out, Policy wants you to feel loved from the first beat to the last.
Playing those beats are some authentic underground stars. First up are Dungeon Meat – house music’s undisputed kings of party-starting in 2015; a year which saw Back to Basics’ resident Tristan da Cunha and his Parisian collaborator Brawther play memorable gigs at Glastonbury and Ibiza amongst many others. With a fresh precedent for no nonsense, basement-primed sonic weaponry, expect them to bring in the New Year full throttle, with a sweaty, writhing and thunderous bang.
Joining the boys at the helm is Tom Demac. Committing tracks only to the most heavyweight of underground labels, including Hypercolour, Aus Music, Liebe Detail, Connaisseur and Cocoon, his sound is satisfyingly left-of-centre without ever forsaking the dancefloor and the simple things that make it tick. Something he’s proved on numerous occasions this year with belting sets at the likes of Sankeys, XOYO and recently with his mind-bending live set in Room 1 of the mighty Fabric.
Also at the controls is the London / Berlin traversing Jay Shepheard, a longtime favourite DJ who can wield a wide spectrum of flavours with consummate ease. After a year of heavy touring, Jay’s re-united himself with the studio, so expect a slew of fresh Retrofit ammo and exclusive self-penned remix material. Often recruited to warm up proceedings with his tasteful disco house stylings – Policy have opted to give Mr. Shepheard a chance to flex his more twisted, sleazed-up muscle with a more peak time orientated slot.
They are also very excited to welcome a DJ and producer who may be a fresh name to some – Hivern Discs’ Kresy. The Asturias resident first came to attention via the stunning ‘Day into Night’, which came out on Talabot’s label in 2012 and his sets very much reflect the rich, elegant yet subtly envelope-pushing spirit which it harbours.
The friendly and no messing scene is set, then, for a special little party that will put some real class back into New Year’s Eve.
Full Line up
Dungeon Meat (Brawther & Tristan Da Cunha)