The results are in and the rave was immense in every way. Plans are already being made for the next one. Relive the madness in this gallery @Bartek Szadura for the camera work:
We have hooked up once again with some of our friends from across London to bring you a Halloween melt down of truly EPIC proportions.
IN THIS PLACE THERE ARE THE DEAD, THE DEADLY AND THE DYING.
THE Z-SHED // COIN OPERATED //
BIN JUICE // RAG N BONE // THEM //
SENSELESS // DUNGEON BOUNCE
PRESENT THE LDN BOROUGH OF BASS HALLOWEEN RAVE!
✞LTD ADV TICKETS £6.66// http://www.wegottickets.com/event/135153
DILLINJA // valve sound
TERROR DANJAH // hard drive
BURGABOY // fat city
BIZZY B // planet mu
DJ NARROWS// storming
KANJ KINETIC// mutant bass
SQUIRE OF GOTHOS// rag n bone
RRRITALIN// coin operated
PIRATE SOUNDSYSTEM// heavy warper
SUBMERSE// well rounded
JEROME HILL// don’t
WARLOCK// rag n bone
MUSTARD GUNN// coin operated
DAS BOOT// the z-shed
VITAL TEAM// dungeon bounce
ANGELA MURKLE// them
BIN JUICE DJ’S//
POWERED BY// armada sound & retox
For one night only seven of London’s grubbiest will go head to head for a Halloween rave that would see Charles Manson crying like a little girl. Expect death, disease, famine and loads of fucking smoke machines.
✞SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER
✞THE BUSSEY BUILDING, 133 RYE LANE, SE15 4ST
✞LTD ADV TICKETS £6.66// http://www.wegottickets.com/event/135153
✞TRANSPORT // Peckham Rye Rail Station (From London Bridge), Buses: 12, 37, 63, 78, N63, N343
✞DRESS FOR DEATH
Mash it up in the technicolour international bass den downstairs, with a cross section of the finest selectors the UK and Americas have to offer, tempted into the chaos by Big Gwan himself… Ascend from the depths of the den and take of the devilish pleasures on offer inside the rock n roll disco, where heavy blues men drink with sultans of surf, and circus cabaret is performed for drunk punks and lost children of the rave.. Feed your senses and groom your souls with genuinely cheap liquor and all the freedom of the speakeasy…Come shake off your shackles and grind down with Big Gwan!
10 pounds entry all night, includes free drink!
The launch at Cafe 1001 last week went better than we could have hoped, thanks to everyone that came down and everyone who made it happen. All the artists were there signing the LTD edition prints, we had tropical fire from Murlo on the wheels and an amazing all analogue live set from Headcleaner. The prints on textured archive paper at A1 size looked incredible, the colours were popping out of the frames. They are still up for a few more days if you would like to go and check them out at Cafe 1001, Brick Lane (opposite Rough Trade East).
We have a couple of each of the limited edition signed, first run A3 prints for sale in our shop HERE
Here’s the gallery:
Pachanga was amazing, 2500 people and anyone there will tell you it was one of the best London warehouse raves in recent memory, pure vibes. Thanks to all the DJs who played, you smashed it. To High Pressure, Siren and Everyone Sound and everyone else who worked so hard to make it happen. Amazing photos are here courtesy of Bartek Szadura. (His Portfolio)
The celebrations for our fifth birthday started properly on Saturday with the epic 2000 person rave, pics and videos from that coming later in the week. All the information about the Synesthesia is here, the launch is this Thursday, Cafe 1001, Brick Lane. 6pm-Late. Very LTD signed Giclee prints will be on sale of each work and this is the only chance to see them before each gets released, so come on down.
Summer 2011 marks five years of Senseless Records, five years since the soundsystem culture of Leeds, UK inspired Sarantis to press up his first white label grime EP. In that time we’ve searched the UK and far beyond for international heat reaching out from Warsaw to Caracas. We’ve released almost twenty EPs and two albums of technicolour bass music from an extended family of artists including vocalists like Max Romeo, Warrior Queen, Badness, Foreign Beggars and YT and producers like Jack Sparrow, Starkey, Ghosttown, Phantom, Kanji Kinetic, Brackles, MRK1, Pocz & Pacheko and many more.
To celebrate five years we proudly present Synesthesia: five limited edition of 250 vinyl EPs, each with hand screen printed sleeve art from rising UK star Chris Pell. The releases are themed around the five senses and features a high quality art print insert from specially commissioned international artists representing each sense. Every 12″ includes three tracks from a selection made up of existing Senseless artists, some very exciting debut releases and a selection of legendary names who have inspired the label over the years. Confirmed contributors include Poirier, Rossi B & Luca, Oris J, Stereotyp, DJ Eastwood, Distal, Phantom and JTRP but we’ll announce the full line up for each record only as each is released.
The series will launch with an exhibition in London in May with all the original artworks on display, very limited signed numbered prints for sale. Music will be an all analogue experimental live performance from Headcleaner who has released on many labels including Aphex Twin’s Rephlex. We will also play all the music from the series with label DJs.
German artist based in London; works vary from paintings, illustrations, sculpture, printmaking and murals. Recent exhibitions in Hong Kong and Tokyo alongside Dface, Swoon, Jeff Soto and Cyclops. Vesna works around the body and an obsession with the human (trans)form is very evident in her pieces. Her blend of realism and abstract, beauty and ugliness is mesmerising.
Barcelona based painter and graffiti artist; specialises in screenprinting and organiser of numerous interactive live-painting events in autonomous spaces across Europe. Works in progress include mixes of speaker design and sculpture. Dirty is a catalyst and very active part of the artistic scene in Barcelona and Berlin.
Currently residing in Australia, UK born Graffiti artist Song has spent many years travelling the globe painting trains, walls and anything else that he can make his canvas. Whilst living in the UK he painted with artists such as sweet toof and 10foot. His colourful style makes his graffiti stand out amongst the rest.
Leeds based artist Hazel Potter currently works as a tattoo artist in her own studio. Holding exhibitions around the vibrant art scene in the North of the UK she also works alongside fashion designers mixing her striking, feminine style with clothing design. Works in progress include her own set of Tarot cards to be displayed in a Romany caravan around the UK. Bittersweet and twisted, her work perfectly displays the beauty and chaos in the human mind.
Katieʼs arresting and varied work is intricate and detailed, balancing technical ability with a wild creative streak. She is a recent graduate of the The University of Brighton but has already created commissioned work for an impressive list of clients including BBC Radio 4, and BBC 2 on TV, Platform Magazine, Design Week. Expect to hear a lot more from Katie in the near future.
Overall Series Artist:
Chris Pell’s instantly striking work is inspired by a collection of disparate influences ranging from alchemy and mysticism to soca and sparse marshlands. Out of these he creates another dimension that we’ve been lucky enough to step in to through his work for the label. Chris has created two pieces for us, the most recent will be screen printed on to all the sleeves of the birthday releases. He’s exhibited in the UK and USA and had illustration commissions for Moshi Moshi Records, bands including Metronomy and Dillinger Escape Plan and recently the global clothing brand ASOS.
We’re extremely pleased to present a Warehouse party of epic proportions, Saturday May 21st 2011 in a secret London location. Part of the ongoing celebrations for the Senseless Records fifth birthday this is a four room rave with huge systems, an indoor skate jam, graffiti from the best of London and beyond and much more. You do not want to missthis, summer starts here.
Call these numbers on the night:
07950321105 // 07950321106
Senseless Records 5th Birthday Special
Kanji Kinetic (Senseless/Mutant Bass/Rag & Bone)
Mutant bass madness.
Tropical destruction from the Steakhouse boss and half of Monkeysteak.
Sarantis ft Parly B & Dialect (Senseless)
Grime vs juke set from Sarantis previewing all new material including a live first listen to his forthcoming EP ft Parly B.
Daddy Nature (Urban Nerds)
Across the board bass business from the Nerds general.
Your Niece (Secret Garden Party)
Party starting crunkhopglitchstep tearup, bring sizzurp.
Dark electronic bass missiles from the free party legend.
DeVille & Sasquatch (Senseless)
Technicolour international bass music.
The mighty High Pressure system in full travelling down from Leeds. Dub, Reggae, Bashment and Jungle from the Pressure selectors and MCs on one of the country’s best dub systems.
Line Ups TBC
Only five days to go until the MONSTER party takes place at Corsica studios (London Borough of Bass). Full details for that are below. We’ve almost sold out of advance tickets so to celebrate we’re running a special this week to rinse the last few. All our back catalogue is now up on http://senselessrecords.bandcamp.com and if you buy a ticket for Saturday and email the confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll give you a code to download any release for FREE from the Senseless catalogue. Running until Saturday. Get involved!
Because we’re nice like that you can also have this if you already bought a ticket. Just send the confirmation.
+++ London Borough of Bass Feb 26th @ Corsica Studios ft Stagga, Dexplicit, Burgaboy, Remarc and more +++
OK so this is a BIG one, we’re kicking off our fifth birthday year in style (more info on that to come…) by throwing a huge rave with our friends ZShed, Rag&Bone, Coin-Op, Spam Fritta and Creeps Law. This line up pretty much encompasses everything that Senseless is about with all shades of international and UK bass pressure present and correct. Early bird tickets are an absolute f+*king steal. Get involved!
On 26th February, six of London’s grubbiest will take over Corsica Studios for a rave that stands to take you lower than ever before. The
London Borough of Bass is here and I can tell you now, it’s not a pretty sight.
THE Z-SHED, RAG & BONE, COIN OPERATED, SPAM FRITTA, SENSELESS
RECORDS AND CREEPS LAW PRESENT…
Stagga + Skamma & Joe Blow (album launch)
Mustard Gunn VS Spaceface
DeVille & Sasquatch + MC’S
Bump n’ Grind VS Josh West
UK BASS// GLOBAL BASS// MUTANT BASS
Saturday 26th February, 10 til 6am
Corsica Studios, Units 4/5 Elephant Road, SE17 1LB
£4 EARLY BIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT! £6 TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM:
Stagga with Skamma & Joe Blow (Album Launch) (Rag N Bone)
All hail the man like Stagga as he steps up and invites you to get down for an album launch set to go down in the history books. Having spent the last year holed up in his Berlin studio we have have the pleasure of unleashing the first taste of Stagga’s brand new LP “The Warm Air Room” due out on Rag n’ Bone Records. Get ready for woozy basslines and rudeboy steps, all backed with the vocal chatter of long-serving partners in crime Joe Blow and Skamma.
Burgaboy (Fat City)
Next up we have Manchester’s one and only Burgaboy as he takes a trip down south for a rare London show. Loved by everyone from Niche regulars to pale faced bloggers, we truly have the king of UK bassline in our midst. All together now, B-B-B-B-Burgaboy!!
Remarc (Planet Mu)
To describe our next guest as epic would be an understatement. Take a ton of chopped and screwed amens, an arsenal of dubplates, a back catalogue of over 100 releases, some serious junglist attitude and you’re left with one man. Babylon be weary, Remarc is in the building.
Silky Boys (Brits Aboard)
Global bass bastions The Silky Boys take everything from Cumbia to Guarachero, chop it up, add some saarrf London swagger and spit it out in their own inimitable future styles. With their monstrous Pure Silk mixtapes gaining fans from Deptford to Djibouti it’s anyones guess where a set from these boys will end up.
Silky Boys Soundcloud
Dexplicit (Trouble & Bass)
Dexplicit’s love of grimey bassline has kept London’s underbelly rumbling for nearly a decade. With releases on Trouble & Bass, Mixpack and arguably holding the title of producing grimes biggest ever riddim, it seems only right that we invite him down to test out Corsica’s legendary Soundsystem.
Rrritalin (Coin Operated)
Coin Operated’s latest minion and all round rave machine goes by the name of Rrritalin. If you haven’t copped his latest 12” ‘Spack to the future’ or checked his Yardcore show on Sub FM you’re really are missing out. Waving the ‘what the hell is this?’ flag from about as high as it can go prepare yourself for an unhealthy serving of mutant bass in all it’s gory forms.
If that wasn’t enough we’ve got Rag n Bone’s head honcho Warlock, wonky techno don Jerome Hill (Don’t Recordings), sub-tropical stylings from Pirate Soundsystem, Senseless Records Deville & Sasqutach plus Mustard Gunn, Spaceface, Josh West, Bump n Grind, Your Niece and Das Boot.
See you there?