Incoming party

The Horatia welcomes Hot Blood

Friday 19th Feb
8-2am free entry
The Horatia , 98-102 Holloway Rd N7

The Horatia, is the latest effort of the team behind Shoreditch’s highly successful music venue, The Horse & Groom. Their latest venture is a beautiful 400 capacity traditional London boozer with a bumper 2am licence for plenty of evening decadence and debauchery. The sound system has been sourced from the old Cross venue as they intend to host some fantastic guests along the way in February with an array of free nights hosting guests like Disco Bloodbath’s Damon Martin and James Priestley (Secretsundaze/Go!Zilla) who will be joining us alongside new exciting residencies from TIRK records, Steve Proctor’s Acidiscothec, The Discovery boys and Claremont amongst many others.

Tonight sees the inaugural night of the Hot Blood aka The Lovebox Allstars playing disco, house, funk and throwing in some hip-hop breaks for good measure.

Lovebox presents Bang The Box; a free party on Easter Day


ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD (DirtyBird / Made to Play)
FAZE ACTION (Faze Action Records)


T Bar - 18-22 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7LP

Bang The Box is Lovebox’s occasional and itinerant heavy-duty underground dance party. Having held one-off parties since 2002 in The Ministry, Bagleys, 93 Ft East and other quirky venues around town they’re getting set to Bang The Box once more; this time in the bowels of the T-Bar.

This is the first in a series of an ongoing monthly residency with future appearances scheduled from Groove Armada and a host of the Lovebox weekender DJ guests AND ENTRY IS FREE OF CHARGE

The line-up represents some hot new blood as well as leading exponents in their fields; starting with multi-talented production duo Zombie Disco Squad who take House in a new direction with influences from Baile Funk, African rhythms, Baltimore, Hip-Hop, the so-called fidget sound and making it sound fresh and with no cheesy gimmicks.

Next up Faze Action; pioneers of the new-disco sound since the mid 90’s and still top of their game as demonstrated with their latest album, ‘Stratus Energy’, widely hailed as one of the most exciting records of 2009.

The Techno angle is well covered with Inxec, whose tracks released on Cocoon get hammered by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, and Luciano; meaning he probably needs no further intro….

Pitching the curve balls will be major all round talent, Sony Radio Award winner, and one of London’s most well known faces on the music scene Mr Ross Allen who’s distinguished himself in many fields from DJing to radio presentation, A&R to label management and beyond.

With a similarly eclectic approach to programming come Hot Blood duo Fillary & Butterfield, who having co-founded Lovebox in 2002 have regularly been playing as the Lovebox All-Stars, flying the flag for the festival’s underground dance roots.

Finishing up the line-up in fine style with his groove laden energetic mix of techno and house is Jaded resident Mouj, alongside the upcoming Matt Synthia who represents the next generation of DJs familiar with their history and comfortable with crossing genres to devastating dance-floor effect.

Whatever religious or musical persuasion we’ll be jacking for Jesus at this free party on Easter Day.

groove armada (dj set) @ bang the box (a late night lovebox affair)

Lovebox presents BANG THE BOX at T Bar


EXERCISE ONE (Mobilee/Wagon Repair)
LUKE SOLOMON (Little Creatures)
LUCA C (T Bar/Kitsune)
HOT BLOOD (Lovebox)
MOUJ (Live) 

Bang The Box is Lovebox’s occasional and itinerant heavy-duty underground dance party. Having held one-off parties since 2002 in The Ministry, Bagleys, 93 Ft East and other quirky venues around town they’re getting set to Bang The Box once more; this time in the bowels of the T-Bar.

This is the second party in a series of an ongoing monthly residency with a special headline guest appearance from Groove Armada AND ENTRY IS FREE OF CHARGE.

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Bang The Box - Lovebox Free party with Justin Robertson & Chicken Lips

Is it that time again already..?

Bang The Box returns to T Bar on the 6th of June for another Sunday spectacular.

And as always, Lovebox’s monthly party will be FREE ENTRY from 8pm until 4am all night - so get your rave bandana on and f*** off Antiques Roadshow because this looks set to be our best night yet.

This time, its the turn of the the much lauded Justin Robertson to headline, who will be ably assisted by renowned leftfield duo Chicken Lips and Phoreski. Everpresents Hot Blood DJs and Mouj will also be on hand to get the juices flowing.  

To directions to T Bar, click here.

Bang The Box Mix - Justin Robertson

With our next Bang The Box night just over a week away, our latest headliner has already obliged with a very special mix of his own.

To listen to Justin’s T Bar Mix, click here.

As if you needed reminding, Bang The Box is Lovebox's occasional FREE Sunday night party held at T Bar. This time, Justin will be ably supported by leftfield duo Chicken Lips, Phoreski and ever-presents Hot Blood and Mouj.

That line up in full:

Justin Robertson
Chicken Lips

Hot Blood

Official After Parties announced

In case you were wondering ‘where next?’ once the sun sets on the festival, you won’t have to look far because Lovebox are setting up camp in Bocking Street Warehouse. A stone’s throw from Victoria Park, the official after parties will be rolling til dawn on Friday and Saturday nights with some very capable jocks keeping you up.

Friday’s party, in association with Mega Mega Mega, will see the Count and Sinden joining the throng, whilst Brodinski will be dusting himself off for another round following his appearance at the festival, along with French whizz-kid Surkin and local boy Harry James.

Saturday’s after party, in association with Magic and Medicine, will have a Germanic flavour with the appearance of Seth Troxler and Dixon; while Azari & III who were responsible for one of our favourite tracks of ‘09 will repping the other side of the pond. Finally, where would any Lovebox party be without Lovebox soldiers Hot Blood and their trusted understudy and Jaded resident Mouj?

Finally this year the final curtain will fall on Lovebox 2010 at the WetYourSelf! Official Lovebox After Party at Fabric and will see Gaiser, Larry Heard (AKA Mr Fingers) and the Hot Chip affiliated Two Bears spin alongside WYS and Trailer Trash jocks until the early hours.

To get your tickets, click here.

To get COMBINED tickets for Lovebox Sunday AND the WetYourSelf! after party at Fabric for just £60, click here.

So you won’t need your beds all weekend, you can just roll on through…

Full Details and advance tickets links for each after party can be found at the following: