So Croydub is back again!
Every few months, the Black Sheep Bar of Croydon brings you ridiculous Dubstep lineups organised by the ultimate micman - Sgt Pokes
“Croydub is as much a gathering for local key figureheads of the Dubstep community, such as Hatcha, Skream, Pokes, Coki, Chef, N-Type, Crazy D, Plastician and the gang, as it is a Mecca for those who travel far and wide for this event, and for those who have been part of the scene in South London since its birth, and enjoy a more laid back event with a decent system and lively sociable atmosphere.
The atmosphere was live as usual at the Black Sheep Bar. The buzz around this event is not unfounded. Croydon is now legendary on a global scale as a vital geographic location in the evolution of underground music, beginning with the explosion of UKG, the phenomenon of Big Apple Records, and the eruption and subsequent epidemic of Dubstep around the planet.”
This time round they have a line up consisting of Artwork, Benny Ill, Hijack and Sgt Pokes with more to be announced! And with tickets at only £5 on the door is there really anywhere else you’d rather be?
Full event details and updates here.
Cable, one of London’s most stunning, diverse and unique venues, situated in the tunnels under London Bridge Station has been closed as of today.
For those of you that are unaware, for the past couple of years Cable London, the unique and amazing music venue, have been negotiating with Network Rail, who originally own the property, over the future of the venue. Network Rail requested the area back due to plans to expand London Bridge station, but in the time that Cable has been there, it has become a landmark venue and a monumental part of the London music and clubbing scene. Things came to a boiling point today as Network raid forcibly entered Cable, cutting through steel shutters and reclaiming the area. This is a sad day for any Londoners who even have the slightest interest in music, as Cable have hosted the likes of Coki, Bar 9, Tut Tut Child, Audio Jack, Goldie, Bodika, Dilinja, Hazard and so so many more big names.
Here is an official statement from Cable London:
Dear World,It is with a huge amount of sadness that we announce Cable has closed with immediate effect.We have been forced to close following two years of ongoing legal battles with Network Rail, who took possession of the venue this morning with an entry order, putting us out of business and leaving our 70 staff without jobs. This is due to them allegedly requiring the space back for the redevelopment of London Bridge station. It is an utterly devastating blow to what is a much loved, hugely successful, well respected music venue and media business.This is not only a huge loss to the loyal fans and staff of Cable, but to London’s clubbing community as a whole. With enormous pride, we delivered the very best talent in an environment that upheld the history of the early SE1 rave scene and supported as many musical styles as possible. We are obviously devastated and still in shock by the news and know there will be questions. As you can appreciate, there is much work to be done and many arrangements to be made behind the scenes. A full press release will follow.If you are presently a ticket holder for an event that was scheduled to take place at Cable, please do not worry - further information will follow in due course.Our sincerest thanks,The Cable Team x
We wish all the staff at Cable the best of luck and a big thank for for the years of amazing nights in London!