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.