APPLE MUSIC X PRINTWORKS LONDON 🗓

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  • APPLE MUSIC
  • APP

05.03.19

STREAM FOUR NEW PLAYLISTS – CURATED BY US

PRINTWORKS LONDON LAUNCH AS A CURATOR ON APPLE MUSIC

Printworks London have launched a series of curated playlists available to stream exclusively on Apple Music.

Tune in to #NowPlaying and listen to what’s on repeat in the office, from the artists joining us to our wider influences and inspirations.

Next Ed. is dedicated to new music from up and coming producers; a hub for new sounds in addition to releases from established acts.

Night’s End is your soundtrack for post-show parties, comprised of lower-slung music, it’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day in the Press Halls.

Finally, In The Press Halls is comprised entirely of your handpicked stand-out dancefloor moments in our venue. Next time you visit us, let us know the tracks you heard In The Press Halls on twitter for a chance for your song choice to be submitted (@printworks_ldn).

You can start a 3 month free trial on Apple Music now to enjoy the playlists.

SIX NEW SHOWS ADDED TO SPRING PROGRAMME 🗓

  • SIX NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED

28.01.19

SIX NEW SHOWS ADDED TO PRINTWORKS 2019 SPRING PROGRAMME

Printworks London Add Six More Exciting Shows to Spring 2019 Programme

Six more carefully curated events between now and May 4th will welcome a selection of world-class DJs and live acts including Solomun, Stephan Bodzin, Mind Against, Kenny Dope, Booka Shade, RPR Soundsystem, and Todd Terry, as well as brand new event concepts Sunday Service and Clash In The Capital.

Tue 29 Jan 11am: Pre-sale to Printworks London subscribers
Wed 30 Jan 11am: General sale of all shows

VIEW OUR FULL LISTINGS HERE.

The first of these new shows is held in the Press Halls on April 5th and sees the melodic house master house Solomun back in London playing an extended set after sold out shows at the 02 Academy Brixton and Koko Camden during 2017 and 2018. Off the back of a hugely successful residency at Pacha, Ibiza, the Diynamic boss has had quite a year with the ‘Customer is King’ EP celebrating Dynamic’s 100th release and even collaborating with video game GTA Online: After hours. Joining him will be Disco Halal boss Moscoman, twisting house, disco and techno into his own trance-inducing form and rounding off a 2019 instalment not to be missed.

On the 14th April, Printworks (both the Press Halls and the Dark Room) will be taken over with a 40-strong crew of DJs, dancers and performers to create a brand new day party for lovers of house and disco. East Creative, the team behind the brand new event ‘Sunday Service’ are also the team behind some of the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ inclusive events such as Sink The Pink and Mighty Hoopla. Expect a day of pure and unadulterated house music with legends like Todd Terry — who has pioneered his own brand of deep house since the 90s—as well as one half of Masters at Work and house encyclopaedia Kenny Dope and Classic Music co-founder Luke Solomun. Joining these heavyweights are House Gospel Choir, Absolute and Josh James, so you can be sure every shade of authentic and atmospheric house will be covered.

VIEW OUR FULL LISTINGS HERE.

April 19th sees one of the most celebrated live acts in techno, Stephan Bodzin, bring his mesmeric sounds and skills to the vast Printworks. Further live excellence comes from dance icons Booka Shade and techno’s definitive duo and Second State label boss Christian Löffler, who’ll be playing live.

Then on April 21st cutting edge minimalists RPR Soundsystem bring their infectious, stripped-back and masterfully orchestrated grooves to the club with three of the most revered minimal DJs of all time, coming together for a very rare Live AV set in the capital with good friend Dreamrec (VJ). Regarded by Ricardo Villalobos as his ‘favorite DJs’, RPR Represent some of the very best minimal music and only play as a trio once a year in London, making this evening even more special with an extended at Canada Water’s Printworks.

On April 18th, another first for 2019, Clash in the Capital will arrive at Printworks, the UK’s biggest ever drum and bass soundclash hosted by two legendary figureheads, Fabio & Grooverider. Inspired by the traditional Jamaican roots of sound clash culture, on Easter Thursday 18th April four stalwart crews in Jungle and dnb: Jungle Warriors, Shadow Demon Coalition, Serial Killaz x Born On Road and Dub Shotta will venture to Canada Water to go head-to-head. Two sound systems will be fitted at either end of Printworks for the very first time since the venue’s inception, where each crew will step up to deliver the most damaging dubplates, finest selections & greatest mixes across three relentless rounds.

Last of all Printworks will see essential tech house party and label, Solid Grooves return for their 7th Birthday on April 27th. Not only hosting parties around the capital, the team had a huge summer season at Privilege, Ibiza. The previous event sold out well in advance during the Autumn, so this highly anticipated event is expected to be just as popular.

VIEW OUR FULL LISTINGS HERE.

THE ULTIMATE LONDON FILMING LOCATION 🗓

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14.01.19

THE ULTIMATE LONDON FILMING LOCATION

 

Printworks London offers raw industrial features, vast spaces, atmospheric shadows and urban interiors to create stunning audio-visual effects.

Offering boundless inspiration for creative minds, filming can take place across 11,074 sq. m of limitless locations. The site also offers an additional 3,716 sq. m of outdoor space to accommodate both filming and unit bases.

The Printworks team also manage Dockside; a private car park  ideal for large unit bases. The site is located next to Canada Water station in a sought-after central location around the corner from Printworks.

Popular with feature filmmakers, television producers, commercial advertisers and music-video producers, Printworks offers a wide-range of facilities and benefits:

Power: As a former printing facility, Printworks offers an abundance of 3-phase power.

Rigging: With high ceilings and expansive floor-space, crews have wide-birth to rig all the equipment needed for a seamless filming process.

Direct Vehicle Access: The venue benefits from large industrial shutter doors, once used by newspaper deliverymen. Today, this provides ease of loading for articulated lorries to deliver equipment, staging and production supplies directly into the venue. What’s more, these unique doors are aesthetically inspiring in themselves; many have been used as backdrops for feature film and TV productions.

Green Rooms: The venue offers a number of smaller rooms that can be utilised as green rooms.

Gated Security: Printworks is a 6-acre private gated site with 24-hour security at the front gate.

6-Acre Site: The site offers 11,074 sq. m of indoor and 3,716 sq. m of outdoor space.

Multiple Spaces: Various sized warehouses and areas all under one roof for ease. 

In-house Production: Our production team have years of working with film and television makers. Their expert knowledge can complete any vision and accommodate complex needs. From lighting to design, install to get-out, our team have every production requirement covered.

VIP Dressing Room: The site offers 4 newly-designed VIP dressing rooms that channel Scandinavian interiors.

Production Offices: Printworks can also offer long and short-term hire of on-site office space.

Unit Base Parking: Productions can base on-site at Printworks.

Prime Location: Printworks has direct access to major stations, landmarks, airport links and business centres in London. The site is a 5-minute walk from Canada Water Station, and only a 5-minute drive to London Bridge.

Printworks makes an ideal location for bringing creative visions to life.

SMIRNOFF EQUALISING MUSIC AT PRINTWORKS 🗓

  • EQUALISING MUSIC

11.10.18

SMIRNOFF EQUALISING MUSIC AT PRINTWORKS LONDON

This year Printworks has proudly partnered with Smirnoff’s #EqualisingMusic campaign to actively tackle the gender gap in electronic music. Launched in 2017, #EqualisingMusic is a three-year global initiative to double the number of female-identifying headliners within music venues and festivals; with an ultimate ambition to inspire the next generation of artists.

Not enough
Just 5% of recognised producers and 17% of 2016’s international music festival headliners identify as female. This is not enough. As the first music venue to join the #EqualisingMusic campaign, Printworks is committed to playing its part in significantly raising these figures 2020.

The equalising music programme
In addition to our own initiatives to expand the diversity of lineups offered at Printworks in 2018, we have collaborated with Smirnoff to select a panel of high-calibre artists at the forefront of the scene to spearhead this year’s campaign.

Following a wealth of applications, earlier this year each member of the #EqualisingMusic panel (which consists of The Black Madonna, Nastia, Peggy Gou, Honey Dijon and Artwork) carefully selected ten aspiring female artists to work with as artistic mentors, developing the applicants’ personal and practical development.

Several of these workshops have already taken place. The workshops gave the mentees the opportunity to discuss their goals, challenges and development with their mentor over a three hour period. In addition to this, following the workshops each mentee has been offered the opportunity to join their mentor on a world-famous festival or venue stage.

This Saturday, the #EqualisingMusic ambassadors and their mentees will come together to perform at Printworks. The Press Halls are star-studded with talent, with several returning faces such as HAAi and Peggy Gou, as well as debuts from Artwork, The Black Madonna and Honey Dijon. The newly renamed Dark Room plays host to the winners of the mix competition we hosted at the beginning of the year; giving a vital stage to the sounds of tomorrow.

This Saturday Smirnoff Equalising Music comes to Printworks London.
This show is about to sell out.

PRINTWORKS X THE HYDRA: OUR PRODUCTION APPROACH 🗓

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  • PRODUCTION
  • PRO

11.10.18

PRINTWORKS X THE HYDRA: OUR PRODUCTION APPROACH

The Hydra discuss their collaboration with Printworks to continually produce world-leading experiences for music lovers, in a previously unused and architecturally outstanding space…

For us, music is the single most important common denominator at a club show, so its delivery should be treated as high priority. As a promoter we believe that the standard of sound separates the wheat from the chaff; we are constantly seeking ways to improve our audio and visual offering with digital technology in tandem with maintaining exceptional quality to deliver a seamless vinyl experience for DJs that prefer to use records.

A well-executed visual and light show enhances the journey and consolidates the event experience. If you are passionate about music you want to feel it, not just as an audio experience, but physically too. Music has the ability to bring people and cultures together and we feel passionately about helping to create moments that reflect that.

SOUND: THE PRESS HALLS

dbnAudile are a Manchester-based rigging and lighting company who supply their services to many of the UK’s most well known festivals. Their main room installation at Printworks houses over 40 units of d&b audiotechnik J8/12 + 3 x V-SUB speakers, positioned along the hall and front of the stage. This set up provides pinpoint accurate sound coverage along a technically challenging (from an audio perspective) space to treat. This system was installed at the start of 2018 to bring a new and higher standard of sound.

SOUND – DARK ROOM

SOUND SERVICES LTD are a London-based company who work directly with Funktion One to present their latest technology and innovations; they are well known amongst those seeking high quality sound and turntable perfection. Founders Curt Gilmore and Richard Cufley are pioneers within the capital, earning their credentials at the birth of the UK’s Drum & Bass culture with Metalheadz and Gilles Peteron’s Movement at Bar Rumba (Two scenes whose leaders are uncompromising when it comes to sound), then moving on to today’s high profile clients such as Glastonbury Festival & Resident Advisor. Sound Services bring their expertise to the Dark Room by installing a new Funktion One four point configuration consisting of 4 x Res4E, 8 x F121, 2 x Double Infra Horn, 4 x Infrabass 21 units – an unparalleled sound experience for the user, and high quality monitoring for the DJs.

VISUALS

Rebel Overlay AKA Spencer Heron, supplied the visuals at our very first Hydra show, which saw a London takeover from Ostgut Ton and Scuba’s Sub:stance at Hackney Downs Studios in 2012. Fully produced by The Hydra this debut event was riotous in many ways and Spencer’s unique and ground-breaking visual mapping enabled us to offer a different approach to event lighting. Spencer has since become the go to man for music visuals and you can find him at large scale international club events as well as producing stage visuals for acts like Skepta across European and U.S. tours. We’re excited to welcome Rebel Overlay as a permanent fixture for this Printworks Season, providing him full use of a specially installed video screen – small teaser of what to expect when you walk into the cavernous main room hall this Winter.

LIGHTING

The lighting at Printworks really serves to highlight the scale and gandeur of the main hall and its architecture. Multiple Clay Paky Mythos, Clay Paky Stormy CCs, Clay Paky Sharpys, blinders & LED Strips placed on the stage and suspended from eight video and lighting “pods” via a Kinesys motion system which stretch the length of the hall. Everything is in place for a lighting designer to unleash their vision.

Robert Grunwald (Tiefton) was introduced to us by Dixon, producing his all night sets in London, but previous to this we had been captivated by his lighting shows at Panorama Bar where he resided as their lighting engineer for 10 years. Robert’s lighting shows are simply a trip and perfectly demonstrate that when it comes to lighting, a less is more approach which can be vastly more devastating than all hands on deck. After working with Robert on a number of projects he introduced us to his colleague Natalie Heckl. Also Berlin based as the lighting engineer for Panorama Bar, Natalie maintains a busy schedule engineering light shows in Ibiza, European festivals and an ever expanding portfolio of events and destinations. Natalie’s lighting shows perfectly compliment the DJs and our events, as she helps tell the story from beginning to end. Two large mirror balls complete the picture, the cherries on top of a journey in to light, sound and adventure.

 

DISCOVER YOUR OWN DYSTOPIAN DREAM 🗓

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  • News
  • New

27.09.18

DISCOVER YOUR OWN DYSTOPIAN DREAM

Printworks London is comprised of over six acres of raw, urban space. With original industrial features and state-of-the-art lighting, the venue became the electric backdrop for Plan B’s latest music video, ‘Wait So Long’.

The video saw Printworks London transformed into a utopian paradise. It shows a future where people use VR technology to transport their minds into a parallel universe, which was depicted in our iconic Press Halls. In this universe, everyone was free to delve into their deepest desires, with the old becoming young, the awkward becoming brave, the artificial becoming real.

The universe is one enormous and fantastical party, bringing The Press Halls to life. The space became filled with people, with dazzling lighting effects and a huge stage for Plan B himself to perform on. The video taps into that core human desire to be the best version of ourselves, with Printworks acting as the stage for one of the biggest, brightest parties of all time.

We all love a touch of escapism. Whether it’s a good book, a weekend away or a kick-ass party, it’s fun to lose touch with reality for a while. And with our new Dystopian Christmas Package, you can do just that.

Inspired by Plan B’s beautifully bizarre video, Printworks are giving everyone the chance to discover their own dystopian universe. This festive package gives you everything you need to throw the ultimate Christmas party, with Dystopian Dream theming, lighting rigs and branded gobo projection. Complete with immersive entertainment and a DJ, your guests can discover the unknown within the safety of our enormous soundproofed rooms.

Printworks is a favourite for festive parties and Christmas dinners, so there are very few December dates left.

Don’t miss out – book your own Dystopian Dream today.

Download Christmas Packages 2018 here.