What more could you want from your Saturday nights than consistently good tunes from a selection of DJs who know how to bring the party and the tickets don’t cost a fortune? Thankfully it’s not too good to be true; the Pleasurehood crew have got you sorted.
Taking place every Saturday night at XOYO, Pleasurehood is the culmination of a desire to counter the ever-rising and extortionate prices of tickets in the city along with providing a club-night where the dancefloor comes first and you can truly let loose. Launched in August, the nights see long-time XOYO resident Joshua James on the decks alongside a rotation of fellow London DJs and XOYO faves Cimmerii (pictured), Luke Solomun, Eliza Rose and HiFi Sean. And advance tickets for the night only cost a fiver which is a pretty sweet deal.
Speaking on the creation and launch of Pleasurehood the team expressed, “Over the past year, XOYO have been busy creating their dream party. From the lighting and production, to the dancers and performers, they have handpicked a group of London’s best resident DJs to help produce countless euphoric dance floor moments. Advanced tickets only a fiver. This is not a super club, this is a party where the dancefloor comes first”.
Alexander East – Hazy Shade of Love
This record is a total pumper! This version came out a few months ago but is an old 90’s classic. It’s everything, when that kick comes in, I can already hear Lucy our dancer screaming through that vocal. It’s a really fresh take on vocal house, uplifting but not for the faint hearted.
Octo Octa – Spin Girl, Let’s Activate
Octo Octa is one of my favourite artists out there right now. I’ve seen her play so many times and have always left energised and inspired. She pours her every being into her music and performance. There’s a queerness to it as well which serves as a solid reminder of where dance music came from. This track is heavy with history and energy, and ultimately, it bangs.
Dirty Channels – Catch Me
It snakes along like a de-railed freight train slowly driving the dance floor into a climatic frenzy … dirty raw space punk funk house music.
Eli and Nomi – Dance 4 Love
I’ve chosen this song as it’s the perfect song for setting the tone for the night both lyrically and musically. It’s not a peak time track but something that could both open and close – but ultimately it’s about the message and the message in these trying times – is love.
Clyde – Serve It Up! (Brooks HipHouse Mix)
Never leaves the record bag, such a tune. Sleazy hedontistic vocals, with a wicked baseline!