We caught up with London based party brand Confession for a quick chat about all things London, ahead of their next show at The Steelyard on Friday 27th November with Infinity Ink, Danny Howells and more.
So guys, tell us a bit about Confession - where the name came from and how the parties first came about?
The idea to start Confession first came about when a friend of mine approached me about starting our own night where we could place emphasis on playing upfront new underground music, with a view to booking some of the international acts we admire alongside some of our favorite up and coming acts from the capital. The name came from a brain storming session we had together and we had initially planned to place Confession booth's in the club and film intoxicated people on a go pro making their Confessions.. We haven't rolled with that idea just yet due to controversial reasons, we've just concentrated on the musical aspect of the party but we intend to spice up the productions now we're more established so watch this space.!
How long have you been clubbing in London and what are your fondest memories from over the years?
For about 16 years now, I used to be a die hard Drum&Bass head so frequented Bagley's for Slammin Vinyl as well as the odd trip to 333 to a Japanese Drum & Bass night which was always interesting! Another old favorite of mine was Rain Dance at The Drome! I had some trippy nights in there including loosing my friend for 2 hours and finding him meditating semi naked on top of 6 mattresses piled one on top of the other!
What is your favourite venue / party space in London at the moment?
For a medium sized venue it has to be the steelyard, I love the exposed brickwork simplicity and sound. For somewhere slightly larger Fabric every time!
…and what about the past - the ones that have sadly since closed down for one reason or another?
I always enjoyed Fuse when it was at 93 feet east, I used to live just off Bricklane so that was always and still is a favorite for me to visit now it's moved to Village underground! The old Aka was another favorite of mine for the after hours!
North, East, South or West… which is best and why? I think every area of London has it's benefits, me personally I enjoy Village underground followed by Fabric on my Sunday's off so North & East take the prize!
What’s the best thing about London in Autumn?
Halloween is always a very vibrant time in the Autumn in London! I'm going to head to the Drumcode party this year followed by the Steelyard for Solo Danza.
Which 3 tracks will forever remind you of London?
3. Barber (VIVa MUSIC) pick: 808 State - Pacific State
What is the best record shop in London?
Where is the best place for food in London?
Banners in Crouch End always hits the spot!
What about other shops - clothing, furniture, art, whatever…
I'm not too fussed about clothing and furniture to be totally honest, H&M &IKEA in and out as quickly as possible! There's a wicked Brazilian street painter based in The Camden Stables Market I've picked up a couple of pieces of art from for a reasonable price!
Are there any secret gems in London that you would like to share with us?
Next time you're leaving your car parked for a minute with no parking ticket, put the bonnet up and the hazard lights on. That should buy you some more time! ;)
Besides your own events, who else is putting on a decent party in London at the moment?
LWE seem to be running a fairly tight ship! Asides from them Fuse never disappoints.
And finally, what else can we expect from Confession this year?
Our next event is on Friday the 27th of November at the Steelyard. Infinity Ink + 2 very special guests (to be announced 1st of Nov) will be headlining + a large productions and some great up and coming talent from the capital including Barber & Shane Watcha. 10 - 6am, tickets are available from ticket Tannoy!
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