Enter, selectors! THE FACE’s third free event with adidas on 4th April is one for the garage girls, radio pirates and two-steppers. Guests will be treated to DJ and hit-girl Eliza Rose crate digging live, talking through the art of tune curation and demonstrating how to mix your most prized finds. She’ll be joined by another excellent E. Rose – DJ, presenter and broadcaster Emerald Rose Lewis – locked and loaded with incisive commentary.
It’s part of our events series celebrating Beyond the Streets London at Saatchi Gallery; supported by adidas Originals, it’s the UK’s most comprehensive ever street art and graffiti exhibition. We’ll be taking over Trash Records, an installation inside the exhibit that immerses you into the graffitied hangout of an underground record shop. Register now to lock in your space.
In case you’ve been hiding under a boulder, Rose released the undisputed biggest tune of last year – B.O.T.A (Baddest Of Them All) – heard booming through portable speakers, house party monitors, car stereos and main stage soundsystems for every hot second of last summer. With it, she became the first female DJ to land a UK Number One single for 20 years, propelling her onto the lineups for Lost Village, Field Day and Outlook. In our eyes, and ears, she’s the UK’s DJ Laureate.
Her latest sizzler – Better Love – is another ode to the good times of UKG, complete with throwback chipmunk vocals and a skippy beat to get your Superstars skanking. Expect a lot more of this old-school garage energy from the event; comfortably crammed in together at Trash Records, we’ll transport you back to pirate radio studios and packed-out motives of the past, a scene inked into the history of UK street culture as indelibly as its graffiti.
Having worked at legendary record shop Flashback since she was 15, we can’t think of anyone more suited to showing off how to dig through record crates to create something worth recording. Whether you fancy giving vinyl a whirl or are already a whizz at mixing, you’re sure to learn something brand spanking new. With all that said, go sign up now: we promise it’ll be the best midweek spin class you ever go to.
Not visited Beyond the Streets London yet? Make sure to get down to Saatchi Gallery before 9th May for more street art, graffiti and memorabilia than you can shake a spray can at, including rare archive adidas pieces.