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The Lot Fridays: Phonica Records Residency - Alex Egan & Avsluta tickets


Friday 17th September 2021

5:00pm til 10:00pm (last entry 9:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

The best DJs, drinks and street food every Friday. Right next to Hackney Wick station. Free before 6pm. £5 - £10 after on the door / via Skiddle.


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The Lot Fridays: Phonica Records Residency - Alex Egan & Avsluta on Friday 17th September 2021

Ticketing / Entry

General Admission / Entry

Free entry on Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays, unless there’s a special event.

On Fridays and Saturdays, free entry before 6pm or £5 on the door after 6pm. 

For guaranteed entry, grab your tickets in advance above. Capacity will be reserved for advanced ticket holders.

There are two ticket types:



There will be no re-entry after 6:30pm if the venue is at full capacity.

Private Booths / Gazebos

You can also book yourself a private booth or gazebo in 4-hour slots (6:00pm – 10:00pm) for up to 15 people. All our booths / gazebos come with table service throughout the whole event. No need to leave your own little private party to buy drinks if you don’t want to.


£25 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

£80 on Saturday 2pm – 6pm (comes with 2 bottles of prosecco)

£120 on Friday / Saturday 6pm – 10pm (comes with 2 bottles of prosecco)



Alex Egan

Alex Egan runs the Utter label which has released records by the likes of Legowelt, Maurice Fulton, Trevor Jackson and DMX Krew. As a DJ he's played at a number of iconic parties over the past two decades including Optimo, Trash, Bugged Out and Fabric. He also works behind the scenes for respected London institutions Phonica Records and Ninja Tune.


Lucie Stepankova (Avsluta) is a sound artists, DJ and live performer, and lecturer of improvisation and performative practice at London College of Communication. She runs Introspective Electronics - a collective platform exploring the vast frontiers of ambient-tinted music and featuring regular radio shows, podcasts, and event series.


Phonica Records

Phonica is London's leading independent record shop and one of the world’s most formidable dance music retailers, stocking the latest releases, spanning house, techno, electro, broken beat, nu jazz, disco, dub, reggae and many more.

In addition to that, they run their own labels: Phonica Records, Phonica White, Phonica Records Special Editions and Karakul, featuring artists such as Midland, Four Tet, Peggy Gou, Iori, Secret Sundaze, Al Zanders, Roman Flügel and many more.

Based in Poland St, Soho, the store opened in 2003 and quickly became an institution in London. Phonica is one of the few record shops that has not only weathered the changing seasons of music and vinyl in particular but has continued to grow stronger. Dig deeper below the surface and you’ll find that Phonica manages a variety of in-house record labels and hosts numerous in-store events ultimately hinting at their larger cultural influence across the capital.

Founded by Simon Rigg, Heidi Van Den Amstel and Tom Relleen, Phonica it entered an environment of decline when it opened. Record shops in Soho were closing, vinyl sales were at an all-time low and Dido’sLife For Rent was the year’s best selling album. How times have changed with vinyl sales at an all-time high for the first time in 20+ years.A lot has changed in the intervening years in the shop too.

Heidi went on to BBC Radio 1 before building her profile as a versatile selector who later carved a lucrative career as one of the world’s most in-demand DJ’s; one the of the many success stories to stem from behind Phonica’s counter. The likes of Will Saul, Palms Trax, James Priestley, Anthea and Hector are just a handful of the previous talents the store has also nurtured. While Simon Rigg still heads up the team, managing everything from creative control, record stock and overseeing the store’s label.

Aside from being an independent record shop, Phonica has proved intrinsic to London’s electronic music community, affirming itself as a hub for burgeoning artists, dedicated music lovers and internationally acclaimed artists that counts a who’s who of international DJs as shop regulars (Four Tet, Ben UFO, Floating Points, Caribou, Jamie Jones and Dixon to name a few). Phonica has been instrumental in bringing a new type of record shop to the fore. Where shops previously limited themselves to specific genres, manager Simon Rigg encourages a “broad church” approach to dance music, offering everything from rare soul 7″s to library soundtracks to big room house and techno 12″s.

Hosting regular in-stores, legendary Record Store Day parties and live streams, it has cemented a reputation at the heart of London’s international club scene. Phonica has hosted an impressive mix of over 300 in-store sets with reputable artists like Peggy Gou, Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, 2 Many DJs, Ron Trent, Louie Vega, Blessed Madonna, Ge-OlogyDaniel Avery, KiNK and lots more. It now also boasts an overseas outpost atThe Storein Berlin.

And where other “one-stop-shops” can lack the breadth of knowledge to match the variety on offer, Phonica’s prowess lies behind the counter, in its staff and the grand wall of vinyl that looms over them.

In theirown words: “Fads come and go but we still always sell good dance music, that’s basically it.”

With an enviable wall of the newest 12″s from across the spectrum, the digging is real at Phonica. Staff recommendations are key to some of the best music finds, and who’s more qualified than the experts at a London vinyl institution?

Which leads us on to who’s repping this almight vinyl emporium at The Lot for the launch of their DJ residency!


Need to Know

. There’s no need to buy tickets for entry for regular Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Entry is free on the door.

. For Fridays and Saturdays, entry is FREE on the door before 6pm. Our doors open at 5pm on Fridays and 2pm on Saturdays.

. The standard price on the door after 6pm is £5

. Should you wish to arrive later and are worried we’ll be full, you can also buy an Advanced Ticket from Skiddle. We will reserve capacity for the arrival of all ticket holders. There are two options:

  • Arrive any time before 18:30 - £5
  • Arrive any time before 20:00 - £10

. We will reserve entry for a max of up to 30 minutes for late arrivals for ticket holders. After this time, your ticket is no longer valid and you will have to pay £5 on the door, if there is spare capacity in the venue. Please contact the venue via e-mail: or what's app: +44 7483310821, if you think that you are going to be any later and we will do our best to accommodate you.

. Once in the venue, you can find your own table. With restrictions being lifted, you will be able to order your food and drink from one of our bars. You will also be free to stand or walk around the venue.


About Gazebo / Booth Bookings

. These are private gazebos or open-air booths in The Lot, HWK’s outdoor terrace area. It includes entry, 2 bottles of Prosecco, live DJs, your reserved table for 4 hours and table service from our bar and kitchen.

. All food and drinks are ordered from your table for any table.

. All online reservations are in blocks of 4 hours (2pm - 6pm and 6pm – 10pm)

. Prices are £80 - £120



This venue has committed to taking certain safety measures to provide a safe, comfortable experience during these times.

It’s important for us all to follow government guidelines and to minimise transmission of COVID-19. The local licensing authority have made it clear that they will be closing down venues that ignore government guidelines. Getting closed down is no good to us, you, the artists, our staff or the music community. This is a unique opportunity to socialise and see DJs that we love, in an intimate, friendly and safe setting.

In line with UK Government guidance — there will be a number of measures in place to keep everyone safe. Please read below:

. Please do not attend if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate.

. Please take a lateral flow test before coming to our venues.

. All guests will be asked to sign into the Government Track & Trace app.

. Hand washing facilities are in all toilets and there are several sanitiser stations set up around the venue please make use of them!

. Payments will be card and contactless only.

. We are unable to offer refunds or transfers of bookings less than 24 hours before your booking starts unless it's due to a negative PCR or lateral flow test.

. Please be aware and respectful of others and conform with our social distancing guidelines when at the venue.


★ Location ★

We are located next to Hackney Wick station.

★ The Venue ★

There are two distinct spaces within HWK: “HWK Bar and Restaurant” and “The Lot”. Both are suitable for mixed households. HWK was originally a small cocktail and DJ bar that launched in Summer 2019 with an intimate interior courtyard that serves as an oasis in the industrial landscape of Hackney Wick.

As the bar itself was too small to comply to social distancing measures post lockdown, we initially focused on the interior courtyard and converted it into a restaurant and drinks area with seating. Professional sound was installed, providing drinks and diners with surround sound from the DJs in the bar.

The Lot is the space next door. A small parking lot that we converted over Summer 2020 to Hackney Wick’s best outdoor venue, which has hosted plenty of DJs and parties, including REVIVEHER, Crossbreed, Nick The Record, A Guy Called Gerald, James Priestley, Red Rack’em, Kiwi, Ray Mang, Phonica Records, Paranoid London, Grace Sands, Adonis DJs, Audio Farm Festival, Laila Sakini, Crazy P, Kristy Harper and Eliza Rose.

Expect the best underground DJs from talented upcoming producers to legendary selectors, encompassing all manner of genres.

Half the space is covered by a roof with drop down heating, making the venue suitable all year round.

We’ve also installed a custom built, high fidelity sound system from East London Audio.

The Lot has plenty of seating across the venue, including private booths and gazebos, as well as a dance floor.

Both spaces have their own unique atmosphere and DJs. If you prefer intimacy and the music a little quieter, head to HWK Bar, where you can enjoy a fantastic selection of wines, cocktails and The Lot's street food, alongside some seriously excellent music selected by a varied roster of acclaimed record collectors.

And if you want al fresco vibes and a party atmosphere with DJs, head to The Lot!



An open-air venue in the heart of Hackney Wick, serving a wide selection of drinks and delicious street food every Wednesday – Sunday.

You will also find DJs playing Wednesday - Sunday and can expect the best underground DJs from talented upcoming producers to legendary selectors, encompassing all manner of genres. Check the listings on our website, Skiddle and Resident Advisor, for special events and our in house DJ programming.

Whether it’s casual drinks and laid back grooves and balearic vibes on a Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday, or club and festival vibes on a Friday and Saturday evening, this is the place to come to.

Oh… and if it rains, we will have you covered… Literally! We have a covered area and dancefloor with tables too!

Music Genres: 

Deep House, Disco, Electronic, House, Techno

This event is featured in the Events in September article

Entry Prices

Minimum age: 18

Entry price (public): (Additional fees may apply)

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This event has Covid secure measures in place


Track & Trace

Contactless entry using Skiddle RapidScan

physical distancing

Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Individual seating/standing areas

One way systems in place


Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

Tables/Booths/Seating areas are disinfected between sessions

Hand gel available on site


Contactless card payments accepted

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