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Origins Presents, The Black Madonna 06.04.18

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Origins Presents, The Black Madonna 06.04.18

Ranked in the top 10 DJs on the globe by RA readers, The Black Madonna is another bonafide star we are excited to usher into the Origins booth. A native of Chicago, the city which gave birth to house music, she cut her teeth alongside some of the genres’ undisputed legends.

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In 2012 the revered ‘Smart Bar’ offered her a residency alongside the late, great Frankie Knuckles and 90’s pioneer Derrick Carter. Her mastery behind the decks and progressive ideas quickly saw her instated as the venues first Creative Director, where she ignited a new era of success for the club.

It was from this platform The Black Madonna built her international success. An equally strong figure both in and out of the DJ booth, she is a key figure leading the way against male dominance in electronic music. To put things in perspective, she is the only female in RA’s top 20. Her path to the top was no easy one.

While still calling Smart Bar home, TBM has been entertaining dancefloors across the globe in between a residency at London’s XOYO. We’ve been trying to pin down a date for some time, and it’s a pleasure to host her in lil’ old Bath. Her blend of uplifting disco gems and house classics, with a sprinkling of left field oddities, are going to keep you lot bumping all night.

Join us <3

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Equality is Normality

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Equality is Normality

Music is still a male dominated industry.

As a result of this, there’s a lot of talk about about inequality in music, and how valid it is. In a world surrounded by all male line ups, it's often thought an equal booking policy is 'forward thinking' whereas is should be 'normal thinking'. We must work together to tackle the unbalanced nature of our industry, there are so many fantastic female artists and it is our responsibility to bring them to the forefront.

Everyone is accountable. As promoters, we have the ability to deliver a message of equality to our dancers. That message is “Music is powerful. It's a language that is accepting of everyone EVERYONE, for a few hours we forget the problems of the world, we are allowed to close our eyes and experience something special. A story, delivered by beautiful artists.“

We would like to think of ourselves as a forward thinking brand, however this was not a forward thinking line up, this was simply a line up of talented musicians.

Thank you for joining and exploring it with us. The Origins Sound lives on.

From the Origins Family.

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Origins Spring Series 2017

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Origins Spring Series 2017

Honey Dijon, Helena Hauff, Peggy Gou.

BATH, UK.

2017 will mark our fifth year of throwing parties, and we have learned a thing or two in our time.  To kick the year off with with a bang, we have curated a series celebrating femininity in the House & Techno scene. Three exquisite headliners at the top of their game will be soundtracking the revelry - all the stops will be pulled to make this our best series yet.

On January 27th, we welcome Honey Dijon to the DJ booth. Equally adept at lighting up a catwalk or the dancefloor, she blends sounds from her native Chicago with her new residence New York City and beyond, delivering consistently tantalising sets. Honey drew inspiration from Chi-town legends Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles and Cajmere - but it was NY spinner Danny Tenaglia who convinced her to take up the craft. Her prowess on production has been well documented, with releases on the seminal Nervous Recordings, Toolroom Trax and her recent output on Derrick Carter and Luke Solomons’ Classic.

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There aren’t many artists out there who increased their profile in the past 12 months than Helena Hauff. On February the 9th, she will be bringing her unique fusion of bubbling 303s, hard hitting EBM and intergalactic electro to Komedia. Having hosted the eclectic mix of of Bicep, Hunee & Ame at the reclaimed theatre, we are dying to hear The Hauff fill the cavernous expanse with some thundering techno. Originally scouted by Actress, Helena was quickly signed to his Werkdiscs imprint. Her production methods are meticulous, using only analogue equipment and recording to single reels of tape. It’s easy to see why her output has that raw edge that most artists can only dream of. 

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Rounding off the series is Korean deep house don Peggy Gou. Picking up music at the age of eight, she switch her focus from classical compositions to club tracks around half a decade ago. Perfecting her methods in London and Berlin, Peggy has now found herself releasing on revered imprints Ninja Tune and Phonica White, showing off her ability to delicately craft emotive house as well as up front body music. Peggy is a trailblazer in her native Korea, where underground music is yet to take a foothold, and she aims to become the first female hailing from her native Korea to grace the booth in Berghain. We don’t see anything stopping her. 

The Better Sound. Raising the bar since 2012. 

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