Like many clubbing institutions London’s The Pickle Factory, and Oval Space, are in the process of coming to terms with the fact that they have again been passed over for government funding. While this is a tough pill to swallow, they are not taking the news lying down, instead, they are working outside of the box and have formulated a new series of socially distanced events that will take place at Oval Space each Friday will feature an outrageous line-up of artists that are known for their expansive record collections and the next level deck skills to implement them.
Beginning with a bang on Friday, November 6th taking control of The Pickle Factory is close friends and demon selectors The Ghost. Being long-time compatriots of the venue and the crews there the duo of Josh Tweek and James Creed the pair is an absolute shoo-in to inaugurate the series of socially distanced events. The next week on Friday, November 13th they will be welcoming back Pickle favourite Batu and Bristol digger Anina.
Next up on Friday, November 20th is an all night long session from house brothers Ben and Louis Chaos in The CBD. Their wide-ranging productions and DJ sets have seen them take far and wide and will point them in the direction of Junction 2, Love International, and Brunch on the Beach in Barcelona come 2021. Sicaria Sound, re:ni and Ehua will bring the bass-heavy vibes on Friday, November 27th while on a more disco / house feel-good tip the week after there will be an all night long stint from Dan Shake on Friday, December 4th.
Heading into the business end of the year there will be a bit of a UKG special on Friday, November 11th where Truly Madly will play a special UKG set and if his regular sets are anything to go by this will be something. Joining him will be DJ Perception featuring MC Whizkid and Alec Falconer. Rounding out The Pickle at Oval Space Friday event series who else will be dropping by on Friday, December 18th than all night long specialist Jane Fitz. Her extended sessions are truly fabled and have seen the London favourite flex her record bag on a regular basis at the East London institution. During these tough times, independent venues such as The Pickle Factory and Oval Space are solely dependent on their events being full in order to continue delivering the best in class music and without funding are in real danger of sliding into the danger zone. If you can, make sure and support these events and venues otherwise they could well sadly be next on the endangered list.