Bedsitland is a monthly club night that describes itself as “a shiny night for lovers of electronic and synthesizer pop”. And for its June date on its final night at The Lexington in Islington, London, it didn’t disappoint.
The headlining act were FUTURE PERFECT who were there to showcase ‘Dirty Little Secrets’, a fantastic debut album that features eleven tracks of cool, danceable electronic pop with a dark and sexy edge.
Featuring the tremendous sound of Simon Owen’s electronic wizardry combined with Rebecca Morgan’s powerfully soulful vocals, brilliant songs such as ‘Queen Of The Dancefloor’, ‘Second Skin’, ‘Hunter’ and ‘Dark Pleasures’ were given a mightily impressive live treatment with Rebecca’s alluring stage presence being a particular highlight of the performance.
And throughout the evening, regular DJs Electric Dream and Electrofish plus The Electricity Club took everyone dancing, laughing, drinking, loving with music that included oldies like ROXY MUSIC, DAVID BOWIE, THE HUMAN LEAGUE and SIMPLE MINDS to brand new acts such as HURTS.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and every electropop lover should check out Bedsitland on their next visit to London.
The Electricity Club’s DJ Set:
- Hot ‘N’ Cold (Marsheaux Radio Mix) – KATY PERRY
- Careless Memories – DURAN DURAN
- Kids (Pet Shop Boys Remix) – MGMT
- World In My Eyes – DEPECHE MODE
- Love Game (Chew Fu Ghettohouse Fix) – LADY GAGA feat MARILYN MANSON
- That’s Not Gay – OMD vs THE TING TINGS
- Change Your Mind – SHARPE & NUMAN
- Da Hype – JUNIOR JACK feat ROBERT SMITH
- No1 Song In Heaven – SPARKS
- Salt Air – CHEW LIPS
- Together In Electric Dreams (Extended Mix) – PHILIP OAKEY & GIORGIO MORODER
- Remedy (Wideboys Stadium Remix) – LITTLE BOOTS
- Dream Of A Disco – MARSHEAUX
- A Little Respect – ERASURE
- Tigerlily – LA ROUX
- Remains Of Love – VILLA NAH
With special thanks to Tracy McKenzie of Bedsitland
Bedsitland’s 2nd Birthday Party will be held on Friday 16th July 2010 at their new home of The Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, Highbury Corner, London N1 1RU. Headlining the event will be THE MODERN (formally MATINEE CLUB). Tickets are £5 and will be available at the door.
Text by Chi Ming Lai
Photos by Richard Price
14th June 2010