KOKO, London, NW1
KOKO offers a great mixture of live bands and club nights that have put it at the heart of the Camden nightlife. The huge stage, broad balconies and plush upstairs bars are a reminder of its former role as the Camden Theatre (which originally opened its doors in 1900), and the deep red colour scheme, chandeliers and gilt molding give it a decadent air that matches the rock stars who grace the stage. It has an illustrious rock 'n' roll history, having hosted The Clash and the Sex Pistols in the 1970s, and The Eurythmics, Madness and Madonna in the 1980s. It became a much-loved scuzzy rock club in the 1990s, before being restored and reopened in 2004. In July 2010 came the addition of a huge 850 square foot roof terrace beneath the venue's iconic illuminated sign.
Category: Alternative / Clubbing / Nightclub / Student
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Details for KOKO
1A Camden High Street
- Mon - Thu : 7:00pm - 11:00pm
- Fri : 6:30pm - 4:00am
- Sat : 9:00pm - 4:00am
- Sun : 7:00pm - 11:00pm
What's on at KOKO
Fri 13 December at 09:30pm until Sat 14 December 2013 at 04:00am
Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler present a night of Indie Christmas wonder...playing tracks from their Christmas record 'This Is Christmas' along with festive covers. You'll know Tim Wheeler as the front man of Ash. You'll know Emmy The Great from being Emmy The Great (and Lightspeed Champion and Noah And The Whale). Together, they are Christmas incarnate: join us on Friday 13 December and watch them spread some Christmas cheer. Doors are 9.30pm, adv. tickets £5.
1A Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE
Club Night / Live Gig
Sat 21 December at 10:00pm until Sun 22 December 2013 at 05:00am
Funkinyou with Dj David Morales Christmas Party Sat 21st Dec 13 @Koko 1a Camden High street London NW1 7JE We are very pleased to announce the Funkinyou Christmas party with none other than the house legend David Morales + support playing at one of the UKs greatest venues Koko.. David Morales Anek (Viva Warriors) +More “I am creating a place for people to forget their troubles for a while. It is important in the world we are living in today.” – David Morales David Morales is a true vanguard in the world of dance music and the efforts of the Brooklyn native remains unparalleled. As a working DJ, remixer, and producer for over 25 years his accomplishments are immense by any standard.. Dance music in the second decade of 2000 is about one word – BIG. The tracks and remixes are big, the new breed of big room DJs are akin to demigods and live events have reached a scale never before seen. However the global sensation and penetration of dance music into top 40 radio would not have been possible without a foundation built by David Morales – one of the first true superstar DJs. A native New Yorker, David Morales grew up during dance music’s most influential era and frequented its legendary clubs. While the music in such famed establishments as the Loft and the Paradise Garage was inspiring and new, there was also a large social element to what made these clubs unique. There were few clubs in New York City in the 1970’s and 1980’s that catered to everyone – black, white, Hispanic, gay – but The Loft and Paradise Garage welcomed everyone with open arms. These clubs represented the only places where you could truly “let go” and “be yourself” during a racially tense period in the city’s history. At the controls in the clubs, the DJ, who was more of an educator and less someone who came to play the hits as is prevalent in today’s scene. “The entire concept of DJing has changed so much over the years. Back in the day, the DJ was not the focal point; the DJ was someone off to the side or in a corner and people just danced throughout the night. Having experienced that, I get the greatest appreciation when people dance, not when they stare at me like I’m a god. People don’t dance as much anymore which is sad,” Morales says. After honing his skills at New York City’s most popular clubs David Morales embarked on a remixing career in the mid- 80’s – right when the art really started taking off. With opportunities starting to fly in Morales teamed with Chicago house music legend Frankie Knuckles and For The Record DJ Pool founder/NYC nightlife impresario Judy Weinstein for the creation of Def Mix Productions to help manage remix requests and handle artist business affairs. Today, Morales along with his manager/partner Judy Weinstein represents Frankie Knuckles and Hector Romero. Morales looks back fondly, “The name Def Mix was born when I began remixing records and it’s slang for “good” in that old school way. We had a team of musicians and engineers and the name became a name we did remixes under. There were no plans or intentions and I never knew the impact. We just did stuff we loved to do which was making and playing music. It wasn’t about playing live because there was no traveling back then. We knew New York. We were just a family. We were remixing so many records that we lived in the studio 24/7.” To date, David Morales remixed and produced over 500 releases for artists including Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Eric Clapton, Pet Shop Boys, U2, Whitney Houston, and Jamiroquai. Morales was the recipient of the 1998 Grammy Award Nominee for Remixer of the Year after being nominated for the same award in 1997. Since first remixing Mariah Carey’s "Dreamlover" in 1993, he’s gone on to become one the pop diva’s go to remixers. To date Morales has remixed Mariah Carey songs "Fantasy," "Always Be My Baby," "Honey," "My All," "I Still Believe," "It's like That" and "Say Somethin.'" He went on to receive a 1996 Grammy Award Nominee for Producer of the Year on Mariah Carey’s album Daydream for the song “Fantasy.” David Morales made his solo production debut in 1993 with the Mercury Records album David Morales & The Bad Yard Club “The Program.” In 1998 Morales released “Needin’ U” on his own label, DMI Records, under the alias “The Face.” The track licensed to Mercury Records UK soon became a #1 Dance Record and video which is still being licensed and covered around the world. Ultra Records releases Morales’ second album entitled “Two Worlds Collide” in 2005. The first single, “How Would U Feel,” proved successful on the dance floor while “Here I Am” performed by UK artist Tamra is prominently featured in the smash 2006 film, “The Devil Wears Prada”. “Feels Good,” performed by Angela Hunte landed a major position in the end credits of 2008 film “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”. On June 28, 2011 Ultra Records released “You Just Don’t Love Me” as a setup for David’s “Changes” album featuring the vocals of Jonathan Mendelsohn. This massive anthem accompanied Morales throughout his summer tour. His next single “Holiday” featured the dreamy vocals of Polina released at the end of 2011. This is a classic Morales club tune which topped the Traxsource sales chart over the Christmas “Holiday” season. Along with the release of his new album “Changes”, “Golden Era” was released. This song is a collaboration with Roisin Murphy formerly known as “Moloko”. One mix overflows with strings and horns and another with an essence of electronica. Currently Morales is taking a step back into his own future remixing FCL “It’s You” for Defected, “Dance Release” featuring Zepherin Saint and Mr V for Tribe Records and numerous Red Zone infused tracks of his own. David is considered by many to be one of the first true superstar DJ’s. Thanks to his remix/production work Morales was among the first DJs to actively tour the world becoming a favorite at Montreal’s Stereo and Pacha, Ibiza. David is also known as one of the most versatile DJs currently on the scene. Whether it is playing a pool party in Las Vegas, an edgier European club or an event geared to a predominately gay crowd, Morales feels comfortable adapting to each situation. “I like to be part of creating a trend as opposed to following a trend. My identity is my culture in music. I’ve lived through different eras. I’m into my fourth decade and all that influence adds into the mix. I take what I experience and create my own thing.” Morales says, “You expand people’s minds by being able to expose them to different things. It takes a good DJ to take a record from one place and take it somewhere else. When a crowd trusts the resident DJ, people adapt to it.” David Morales not only defines the superstar DJ, he is a talent that has so much more to give in a world that constantly “Changes”. TICKETS: 1st Release £10 2nd Release £15 3rd Release £20 4th Release £25 5th Release £30 MORE ON THE DOOR To book your staff Christmas party in the gallary vip area or to book a VIP balcony bar please contact firstname.lastname@example.org TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: Resident Adviser: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?531395 Club Tickets: https://www.clubtickets.com/gb/2013-12/21/funkinyou-christmas-party Ticket web: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/funkinyou-christmas-party-tickets/89883 Over 18 Join us on: http://www.facebook.com/funkinyouevents https://twitter.com/funkinyou1 https://soundcloud.com/funkinyou
1A Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE
Club Night / Concert / Live Gig / Student Night
Tue 31 December at 09:00pm until Wed 01 January 2014 at 04:00am
As another glorious year of championing new music and bright young bands draws to a close, the Club NME NYE Ball returns to KOKO to help you see in 2014 in a suitably excitable fashion. To headline the proceedings, this year we welcome one of 2013's best new bands, Wolf Alice. With a name borrowed from a short story by Angela Carter, they've established themselves as one of London's hottest new acts, thanks to their delivery of rough and powerful live sets. Support comes from fast-rising Birmingham four-piece Superfood. Add to all that the Club NME DJs that have kept you in musical heaven for the past 12 months, and this will be the place to spend NYE. Doors are 9pm, last entry is 11pm.
1A Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE
Club Night / Live Gig