Saturday, 31 August 2013

Memory Box Social

Saturday 14 September

1988 to 1998  
Classic: Balearic, House, Acid House, Breaks and Rave
featuring: Rennie Pilgrem and Robin Ball

Upstairs at Horse & Groom
28 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3NZ  
9.30pm – 4am
Free before 10pm - £5 after

Following the inaugral Memory Box ‘Social’ at the Horse & Groom earlier this month, the night that delves into the archives of electronic music, returns for another trip down club culture’s memory lane with special guest Rennie Pilgrem playing a classic breaks and early 90’s set.

Rennie Pilgrem is quite simply a rave legend! In 1989 he formed Rhythm Section with DJ Ellis D, Nick Scott and Richie T. As well as playing at every rave worth mentioning, Rhythm Section released the huge ‘Comin’ On Strong’ EP which stayed in the Dance Charts for 18 months and sold over 20,000 copies.

In 1993 Rennie set-up TCR Recordings to release his own material. An early track on the label ‘A Place Called Acid’ was an underground anthem which got him internationally recognised as a bonafide producer/DJ in his own right.

In 1996 he started a night called ‘Friction’ with Ian Williams, Tayo and Adam Freeland. They described their music policy as ‘Nu School Breaks’ and so gave name to a movement that became established worldwide.

Rennie’s award-winning career (Best Breaks single ‘2 Freaks’/Best Remix ‘Emit’ amongst others) in Dance has so far taken him around the World DJing many times over. As well as releasing over 100 singles on his TCR imprint he has remixed a veritable who’s who of electronic music….. Afrika Bambaata, Arthur Baker, Ferry Corsten, Timo Maas, Simple Minds, Filter, BT, Easy Rollers, Elite Force, Meat Katie, Uberzone, Braund Reynolds and many more.

Pulling out the old gems alongside Rennie is Memory Box creator, Robin Ball whose passion and knowledge of electronic music both old and new inspired him to start the Memory Box moniker. In 1988, when he was first exposed to the acid house phenomenon, he caught the DJ bug and has been putting on parties, making records and DJing around the globe ever since.

Memory Box is an offshoot and an antidote to Robin’s Socialeyes parties which focus on forward thinking electronic dance music at some of London’s best venues.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Memory Box Social

Saturday 17 August
1988 to 1998  
classic: balearic, trip hop, house, acid house, techno and rave
played by
Jerome Hill
Robin Ball
Paul Tibbs
& friends

Horse & Groom
28 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3NZ  
9pm – 4am
Free before 10pm - £5 after

Memory Box parties delve deep into the archives of defining genres over the last 25 years of electronic music. Memory Box has recently held successful nights at Corsica Studios inviting Tom Middleton to explore his love of the ‘History of the Roland TR-808 drum Machine’ and Justin Robertson playing one of his trademark ‘Acid House’ sets.  With planning underway for more nights in the Memory Box series, this summer see’s the more intimate version with the start of the Memory Box Social at the Horse and Groom, one of Shoreditch’s most beloved ‘Disco Pubs’.

Digging through his crates for the Memory Box Social on the 17th August is Jerome Hill.  A self confessed sufferer of multiple music personality disorder he plays it all from Techno through to Hip Hop, Old Skool, dancehall, funk and has been DJing and collecting records since 1990. Jerome played his first gig at the legendary Wag club on Wardour Street, then held a long term residency on infamous London sound system JIBA throughout the 90's.  Today Jerome maintains a hectic DJ schedule. Respected as much for his scratching and mixing skills as for his track selection, and shunning the image of the modern laptop DJ, Jerome is Vinyl all the way and loves challenging himself and the crowd on the decks. Be sure, there'll always be a surprise just around the corner..

Also playing the old gems is Robin Ball whose passion and knowledge of electronic music both old and new inspired him to create Memory Box. Robin got his first gig in 1988 and never looked back. He’s been putting on parties and playing around the globe ever since. Memory Box is an offshoot and an antidote to his Socialeyes parties which focus on forward thinking electronic dance music at some of London’s best venues.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Memory Box w/ Tom Middleton + Socialeyes w/ Nathan Coles at Corsica Studios

Socialeyes Presents
Memory Box with Tom Middleton & Socialeyes with Nathan Coles
Saturday 6th July 2013
10pm – 6am
Corsica Studios, 4/5 Elephant Road, London, SE17 1LB  
Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle
Tickets - £6 Earlybird (sold out)
£7.50 from RA:

From the birth of Hip Hop and Electro through Techno, Electronica, Jungle, Rave, Drum and Bass and it's evolution into Dubstep, Bass House, Footwork and Trap, the Roland TR 808 Kick Drum's ubiquitous Boom and Thump is without doubt the sound that defines an era of Bass-centric music more than anything else.

Tom Middleton has a deep rooted love for this revolutionary instrument and has been busy preparing a DJ set based on the History of the Roland TR 808 Kick Drum for Memory Box at Corsica Studios on Saturday 6th July.

Memory Box is a night that delves deep into the archives of defining genres over the last 25 or so years of electronic music. So on this very special night, come and get your geek on as Tom Middleton takes you on a history lesson of one of the most prolific pieces of studio kit to emerge in the last three decades.  Expect Hip Hop, Electro, Techno, Rave, Jungle, D&B, Dubstep, Trap, Footwork... it's all about the 808 Kick!'

“I remember hearing and feeling that deep low end sub bass kicking you in the chest and making your nethers rattle when a local DJ dropped Run DMC's Peter Piper on a system with 18" Sub woofers and thinking this is the best thing I'd ever heard!” enthuses Tom.

Filling out the history lesson, Memory Box creator Robin Ball will be playing his Memory Box set of 90’s house, techno, beats and breaks from some of his favorite labels like Warp, R&S, Outer Rhythm, KMS, Transmat and S.U.A.D.

In contrast to this, Socialeyes host room 2 with Wiggle club night and label boss Nathan Coles and Robin Ball supported by the Isolater DJs playing upfront tech house and techno.

To hear more from Tom Middleton on his explorations into the History of the 808, head over to for the full interview.



Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The next Socialeyes party will be held on 6th July :-)

Socialeyes present The Memory Box

The Memory Box is here to encapsulate some of the most memorable moments through electronic dance  music history.  This is music that has defined a generation.  Spanning all the golden eras between Chicago House and Dubstep via seminal movements of Acid House, Detroit Techno, Balearic vibes and the birth of Breakbeat.

The Memory Box will pay homage to these special moments in our history with a different party dedicated to a different era or movement each time, inviting either a legendary DJ known for that sound, or up and coming DJ’s playing the music that inspired them.

We know you’ll love to go back to the legendary sounds of the ‘Summer of Love’ or when Deep House made its mark or the crazy fluro days of rave. Are you ready to return to when the Bristol massives ruled clubland with trip hop or revising the sounds of Metalheadz or Reprazent when drum & bass really stamped its seal on popular culture.  You could pick up where you left off with the sound of British Nu House or Techouse or the rise of Dubstep and the explosion of the Bass sound.

At the heart of it all, Memory Box will serve to provide a great party with quality electronic dance music that stands the test of time.

Find The Memory Box on Facebook -

Friday, 5 April 2013

Socialeyes with Bok Bok, GoldFFinch & Thefft at Rhythm Factory London

Friday 26th April 2013
10pm – 6am
Rhythm Factory, 16-18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW
Nearest tube – Aldgate East
Earlybird sold out / Advanced £8 / On the door £10
Available from RA -

Room 1: Bok Bok, GoldFFinch, Thefft & Robin Ball
Room 2: R1 Ryders, MA1, Kerfuffl, Crypt, Pesk & RSL  

Socialeyes is back at Rhythm Factory for another installment of fresh and innovative sounds from artists at the forefront of the London house, techno and bass amalgamation. 

Headlining is Night Slugs founder, Bok Bok, who is renowned for his unique dj style and A&R prowess. Recently returned from a tour of Australia and the U.S he’s set to destroy this London dancefloor!

Joining Bok Bok are Belgian producer duo goldFFinch who have firmly aligned themselves on the scene which huge support from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs (who stated they were “One of my favourite musical collectives”) and with a series of unmissable dancefloor weapons on labels like Jackmaster’s Numbers and Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird.

They are accompanied by fast rising star Thefft whose unique production style on labels such as Madtech and Fulcrum is being heavily supported by the likes of Loefah, Zed Bias, Distal, Disclosure, Melé and Oneman. The night being rounded up by Socialeyes captain Robin Ball, one to watch in 2013, while in Room 2, you’ll find the best in all things Bass.

Tel:  07956 375370

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Socialeyes Presents memory box The Acid House years with Justin Robertson

Room 1
memory box: acid house 1986 – 1996
Justin Robertson, Robin Ball & friends

Room 2
Deep house & techno: Modulate FM v’s Isolater

Acid can conjure up two thoughts: House music made with that lovely squelchy Roland TB-303 acid sound that emerged from Chicago in the mid 80’s; and the U.K acid house culture of the late 80’s / early 90’s warehouse parties from which dance music as we now know it was born and the hazy loved-up freedom of expression that came with it. We will be embracing both of these at memory box at Corsica Studios on the Friday 29th March. Selecting quality tracks you would have heard if you walked into an acid house party between 1986 and 1996. Lead by acid house legend Justin Robertson who will be showing us what’s in his memory box from this era.

From early Chicago heroes like DJ Pierre, Marshall Jefferson, Fingers Inc, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Fast Eddie and Trax Records through to next generation U.S artists like Joey Beltram, Josh Wink and the Relief Records roster. Alongside the early UK sound of A Guy Called Gerald, Baby Ford, Renegade Soundwave, 808 State; early Warp records artists like L.F.O and Nightmares on Wax; Outer Rhythm Records who launched the career of Leftfield and FFRR who discovered Orbital. Not forgetting important European labels like Harthouse and R&S Records. This just tips this iceberg on a whole host of artists, labels and inspiring electronic music that makes up the acid house scene that a lot of the quality music in clubland today takes a strong influence from. So for this night let’s doff our hats to these artists!

In contrast to this, Socialeyes Parties host room 2 with upfront deep house and techno from Modulate FM and Isolater  - two crews on the London underground scene.
Modulate FM brings you some of the world's best underground DJ's, hand picked by them for your listening pleasure! Alongside their residents, you will find a selection of special guest DJ's, interviews, exclusive mixes and features, all streamed 24 hours a day, every day of the year! They're ad, sponsorship, commercial free and not for profit. They do this for the love of electronic music. If you can't be in the club, tune into Modulate FM!

Pete Cosby
Manuel Morales

Isolater is renowned for showcasing the toughest Deep and Tech-House with a buzzing party atmosphere. Isolater is a Record Label, Clubnight, and general hub for cool stuff. Set up in 2012 by The Jester, Buzza and Josh West, the label boasts a monthly Sub FM show, nights around London, and regular party takeovers.

The Jester
Josh West


Friday, 1 February 2013

Here's some of the great DJs we've booked at our parties over the years both here and in France

Andrew Weatherall, Bar9, Basement Jaxx, Ben Sims, Boddika, Colin Dale, DJ Yoda, Dillinja, Elite Force, Funk D Void, Hannah Holland, Jakwob, Justin Harris, Justin Robertson, Keith “K1” Tucker, Kenny Hawkes, Kevin Saunderson, Luke Slater, Luke Solomon, Matt Tolfrey, Mensah, Mark Broom, Max Cooper, Miguel Migs, Plump Dj’s, Presk, Rob Sparx, Sei A, Silicone Soul, Slyde, Stacey Pullen, Sub Focus, Suburban Knight, Terry Francis, The Advent, T.Williams.

More great DJs on the way in 2013! 

Socialeyes where House & Techno meets Bass!