Egg London

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Egg London
Egg LDN Logo.png
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The main room at Egg London
Location King's Cross, London, England
Coordinates 51°32′33.1″N 0°07′31.20″W / 51.542528°N 0.1253333°W / 51.542528; -0.1253333Coordinates: 51°32′33.1″N 0°07′31.20″W / 51.542528°N 0.1253333°W / 51.542528; -0.1253333
Type Nightclub
Capacity 1000
Opened 2003
Website
www.egglondon.co.uk

Egg London or Egg LDN is an electronic music venue and superclub based in Kings Cross, North London. The venue has historically demonstrated a primary interest in techno and house music, however at present a variety of electronic dance music is regularly featured in addition to those genres. Egg London consists of three levels hosting five rooms: Basement, Main Room, Terrace, Loft and Cell 200. It has a capacity of 1000 and is granted a 24-hour licence at weekends.[1] In 2017 Egg London won DJ Magazine's Best of British award for 'Best Large Club'.[2]

History

The club was founded by Laurence Malice and opened in May 2003. Originally a Victorian warehouse, the building was purchased by Malice in 1997, where it was first used as the headquarters for his original brainchild, Trade. The name Egg is a reference to rebirth.[3]

Label

What Came First is a new label dedicated to electronic music which was set up by the people behind Egg London club venue in 2016. What Came First aims to introduce rising new talents as well as working with established artists across a range of musical genres from techno to house and chill-out to alternative.

Events

One of the five dancefloors at Egg London

Primarily hosting electronic music events, the club frequently books artists under the house and techno genre, both in the club itself and on an international scale. The style of music on a Friday night differs to that of Saturday, with Friday nights targeted at a younger audience, leading to a huge surge in popularity amongst London’s student scene. Friday bookings showcase a more commercial side to house music with the likes of Secondcity, Route 94, Latmun and Detlef frequently playing in the club from 11pm - 6am. Saturdays attract an older audience with techno artists on the bill including Laurent Garnier, Pan-Pot, Matador, Monika Kruse, Sam Paganini, Sven Vath and more until 8am supported by Egg LDN’s in house resident, Kyle E and local London talent.[4]

Charity

Over the years Egg has provided support to many local, national and international charities, the main two being The Father Ray Foundation[5] & Shelter From The Storm.[6] The Father Ray Foundation is located in Pattaya, Thailand, and takes care of 850 orphaned, abused and disadvantage children and students with disabilities. Located locally in Kings Cross, Shelter From The Storm is London’s free homeless shelter, open all year round and funded by donation alone.

Awards

Egg London won the award for Best Large Club at Dj Mag’s Best of British Awards in December 2017. It holds the 34th position at Dj Mag’s International Top 100 Club Awards.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Timeout Magazine (2012-06-20). "Egg London". Timeout.com.
  2. ^ a b DJ Mag (2017-12-20). "Egg London". djmag.com.
  3. ^ TNT Magazine.com (2016-04-28). "Egg LDN founder Laurence Malice chats to TNT Magazine". tntmagazine.com.
  4. ^ Mixmag (2017-01-17). "BERLIN BERLIN RETURNS TO EGG LONDON". mixmag.co.uk.
  5. ^ The Father Ray Foundation (2018-01-01). "The Father Ray Foundation". fr-ray.org/.
  6. ^ Shelter from The Storm (2018-01-01). "Shelter From the Storm: London's FREE homeless shelter". sfts.org.uk/.

External links

  • Official website
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