With strong ties to both the club kid and underground rave scene in London, Cockheart’s aim is to bring, through their parties, the best of both worlds; the celebration of self expression from the club kid scene and the ‘be and let be’ culture which is found in the rave scene.
Their parties aim to represent a form of escapism, where what defines you in everyday life doesn’t apply anymore. Be yourself, as long as you’re not an asshole.
In London, HTBX does exactly this and since its birth in 2014 it has come to be Londons most beloved queer underground techno rave, due to their incredible collective of DJ’s as well as a door policy stating “strictly no assholes” whilst encouraging individuality, diversity, and self expression. In other words, you have the freedom to unfold yourself, as long as it’s not at an expense of others.
In order to enable this sense of freedom through their parties there is a strict no photo policy which Cockheart has adopted to their parties. Don’t worry, there will be an in-house photographer that will capture the night and our inner exhibitionist. If you don’t want to be in any pictures let us and the photographer know.
Perc is one of modern electronic music’s reference points: an internationally touring DJ and live act, founder of the renown Perc Trax label and one of the most respected producers in techno today. As a DJ Perc has taken his sound across the world to such seminal clubs as Berghain, Fabric, Ministry Of Sound, Cocoliche, Tresor, Fuse, Space Ibiza, Unit in Tokyo and to festivals including Awakenings, Mayday, Reaktor, Unsound, Soenda, 10 Days Off, Glastonbury, Extrema and many more.
Now as we enter 2017 Perc has finished his long awaited third album; ‘Bitter Music’ is set for release in April and will be backed by an extensive world tour as well as a launch event in London. He is also continuing his well received collaborative projects with Truss and Ansome whilst guiding Perc Trax through its 13th year of releasing cutting edge electronic music.
HTBX / A Rare Stroke
Cockheart is beyond excited to finally bring the definition of London’s queer underground rave to Oslo. DJ duo, ‘A Rare Stroke’ are founders of HTBX, London’s most beloved underground queer techno night, established in 2014.
Vice ‘London’s wildest party’:
CLUB BADEMENTAL – PAUL WHITE
Since moving to Norway in 2007, Paul has been making a name for himself both as a DJ and a promoter in the Oslo electronic music scene.
These days Paul is involved in a number of concepts co-managing the Morning Beat sober parties and Club Bademantel nights. He also maintains residencies at The Villa and Elefant and plays at regular one-off events.
As a DJ, Paul’s sound has evolved over the years but fundamentally focuses on the same core elements. The music he plays is emotive and attention grabbing with lots of bass and staccato, tribal rhythms.
Villa resident DJ Duncan Macdonald’s techno is electronic, rough and ready sound is a perfect warm up for Perc.