The living legend that is DJ Harvey will be blessing London with a month-long residency at XOYO this August. Playing four consecutive Saturdays, he’ll be dropping tunes all night long in the basement – with not even an ounce of support. That’s right, the entire club belongs to Harvey.
It’s been twenty-five years since his first London residency, ‘Moist’ at The Gardening Club. A pivotal night for London’s club history, it was here that Harvey carved out a position as one of the UK’s most notorious and dynamic dance music dynamos.
Though some prolific New York names joined him (check the likes of Larry Levan), it was Harvey’s marathon six-hour genre-crossing sets that defined the party and elevated him to the revered artist he’s known as today.
Listed as one of 25 DJs who rule the earth by Rolling Stone, Harvey once summed up his sound in a thoroughly encompassing way: “You can’t understand the blues until you’ve had your heart broken – and you can’t understand my music till you’ve had group sex on ecstasy.”
We’re not sure if the above applies to you, but we are sure this is one residency you don’t want to sleep on.
Every Saturday in August, XOYO, 32-37 Cowper St, London EC2A 4AP
Tickets available here: www.residentadvisor.net