Blasting into the ‘20s, with a bigger venue, later closing and a killer lineup for your dancing pleasure, featuring one of our favourite DJs. We can’t wait for this one.
As ever, along with the guaranteed belting tunes - it’ll be the usual friendly vibe, inclusive and welcoming dancefloor and top quality techno start ‘til finish.
[ Don’t / Super Rhythm Trax ]
We are super-psyched to welcome one of our favourite DJs to Nexus - we’ve caught him a fair few times over the last few years (decades :) ) and he’s never disappointed. Also a key supporter of the true underground - releasing and boosting a huge range of producers and artists from across the UK and further afield. Consistently fresh, with awesome skills and an innate ability to create a coherent set from the biggest range of tunes. Always fully danceable, but always surprising - we’re delighted to have the mighty Jerome Hill at Nexus #14.
Owner of a seemingly endless library of music, Jerome began DJing in 1990, honing his craft on London’s illegal warehouse party scene of the mid nineties and today juggling a hectic gig schedule where he strives to find, as FACT magazine described it “precisely how much funk is possible for raw and uncompromising electronics to have”. Utilising a deep love of the music - his infamous scratching and mixing skills have made him a crowd favourite all over the world - gigs with crews as awesome as Berlin’s Trashera, Manchester’ Meat Free, Belfast’s DSNT and venues as iconic as Griessmuehle, Tresor, The Cause, Corsica Studios and AboutBlank can’t be wrong.
Sole proprietor of the labels Don’t (est. 2000), Super Rhythm Trax, Bleeper, Fat Hop and Hornsey Hardcore, Jerome also runs the fiercely underground Don’t club night in London, now entering it’s 7th year as well as presenting a long running weekly radio show ‘The Roots Of Rave’ on London’s Kool FM.
“If there’s one man who embodies rave spirit in modern dance music it’s Jerome Hill” – FACT Mag
“I’ve said this a lot before, and that’s that Jerome’s DJing is so good that it has often overshadowed his own music-making. The same goes with his labels, you might tend to overlook Jerome’s productions as you try to keep up with all the other incredible music he’s putting out. But let’s get real, Jerome is one of the best producers around too” – Sunil Sharpe
Jerome’s releases have been played by:
Aphex Twin, Helena Hauf, Ben Sims, Perc, Skream, Truss, Tessela, Randomer, Radioactive Man, Craig Richards, Sunil Sharpe, Freddy Fresh, Mark Archer, Justin Robertson, Nightwave, Groove Armada, Surgeon, He/at, Bodyjack, Dave Tarrida, Housemeister, Dave The Drummer, WNCL, John Heckle, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, DJ Ze Mig L, Simian Mobile Disco, Blawan among many others
[ Nexus / Techno.fm ]
Disco-infused warehouse rave. Occasional drum machine and synth hybrid set stuff. You might hear: fast as anything brutality / wonky stuff / 90s wobblers / vogue samples / acid lines / big kicks. You won't hear: Drumcode / Ibiza techno.
Along with Loss Function - they've been bringing their individual brand of dancefloor punishers to nights across the UK and Europe over the last year, including a Berlin debut.
[ Underground Kollectiv / Nexus ]
We were blown away when Aura Sounds played at our 2nd Birthday with Manni Dee in June, so we’re delighted to welcome her back for round 2 (it's her birthday too - bring cake!).
Aura Sounds is a DJ based in Manchester's bohemian Northern Quarter. Growing up on a diet of 80s electro and 90s house, Aura has cultivated an appetite for EDM, House and Techno music and has a bona fide addition to bass. It was this passion that ultimately led Aura to finally get behind the decks for herself last year.
Aura has honed her skills with the continued help of DJ Mark One and the School of Electronic Music, and can be found on the decks at every available moment. She draws inspiration from the likes of Carl Cox, Amelie Lens and Adriatique.
Aura is looking forward to firing up the decks at Nexus’ first party of the 2020s.
[ Nexus / Urban Chaos Records ]
Not many DJs get the chance to launch their careers at one of the country’s leading clubs. Kingkade’s got underway at ‘Le Bateau’ home of North West techno night ‘Voodoo’, where demand from for his expertly programmed sets over time saw him earning a residency.
After taking years to hone his skills, his first production followed in October 2001, receiving wide spread acclaim from all the greats and airplay on BBC Radio 1. Forming a label was his next step, with Kingkade becoming a label boss not once but twice! With his flagship imprint ‘Minimal’ and sub-label ‘Dirty Blue Records’, both notching up almost 60 vinyl releases between them. Now head of Urban Chaos Records - bringing awesome releases to the techno world.
Now a promoter and resident at Berlin style underground techno party in Chester ‘Nexus’, it’s no-nonsense attitude has seen the night has grow in popularity, from a quarterly event to bi-monthly must do in the city’s raving calendar.
[ Nexus / Techno.fm ]
Nexus and Techno.fm resident Loss Function's techno sets defy categorisation. With influences drawn from a couple of decades raving across the UK and Europe - he plays rave-influenced techno from the harder end of the spectrum, but making sure the groove stays high.He's been holding down hugely well-received regular sets at Nexus and on Nexus radio over the last couple of years, and with guestmixes, DJ gigs and festival slots across the UK and abroad over the past year and upcoming - his signature style is deservedly getting a wider airing.
NEXUS HOUSE RULES:
* Be excellent to each other:
We’re very happy that you’ve chosen to rave with us: look after yourself and each other. If you or someone needs help see a party organiser, text us (number available on the night) or find a member of the venue staff. “Ask for Angela” if you need immediate assistance or someone is making you feel uncomfortable.
* Everyone is welcome:
Nexus is an inclusive night - and everyone should be able to party with us and feel comfortable, regardless of age, gender identification, sexuality, ethnicity, style or any other trait. If you feel like you are being made to feel unwelcome, or you witness behaviour that is discriminatory, please let a member of the venue staff or the party promoters know.
If you are having trouble getting the pennies together to come and rave with us, or we can help in any way to may it more accessible if you have additional requirements -drop us a message on firstname.lastname@example.org or through FB, and we'll sort something out.
* No photos / video on the dancefloor please:
Have a dance and talk to people and stuff. There’s people here that might not want to be in your snaps, and videos always turn out rubbish anyway. Some of the best parties we’ve been to have this guideline and it really works. Trust us and try it out
* Don’t be a pain:
Our venue is great and the staff are brilliant. If you do illegal things you are risking their licence and jobs – so if we see you taking drugs or being an arse to other people we will ask you to leave.
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