Cargo's Yard Parties have become the stuff of legend (the infamous type). A combination of top name djs, ace live bands, discounted Champagne cocktails*, an enviable decked yard with Live art being created right in front of your eyes, and delicious ice cream specials make this one of the hottest tickets in town. Only there are no tickets. It's a first come first served affair with no cover charge and no dress code. Yes, it's a pre- Glastonbury free-for-all with the Horse Meat Disco djs, Adam Freeland and Plugs gearing up ahead of their Glasto shows amidst a pool of Champagne. So plan ahead and start thinking up good excuses not to go to work the next day because these Yard Parties at Cargo do tend to be a lot of fun.
Horse Meat Disco have become a London institution through their love and appreciationofo Disco music in all its forms. The brainchild of James Hillard and Jim Stanton via the inspiration of New York nightlife legend Adam Goldstone (RIP), the idea was to create an alternative party that harped back to the halcyon days of parties like The Loft in New York whilst at the same time adapting it for a London crowd.
If Plugs' single, which happens to be Filthy Dukes' label Kill Em All's first single release, "All Them Witches" isn't one of the best electro/pop tracks released in recent times I will eat my hat. And I really, really hate eating hats. The trio, fronted by sometime Does It Offend You, Yeah? singer Morgan Quaintance plays at Cargo for the first time and we can't tell you how excited we are to have them play at our Yard Party.
While he may not be a household name, Adam Freeland is a legend in the world of electronic music with a host of releases under his name and several classic compilations (Fabric Live, Back to Mine). Credited with bringing to the forefront the Nu-Skool breaks genre, Adam Freeland bridges the gap between electronic music and rock with ease, making a particularly dark strain of dance music that is still accessible for the many. Tonight will be a great chance to listen to material from his new album Coma TM played live at Cargo.
But first on, and setting the stage for things to come are French Indie Pop band Koko Von Napoo, a three-girl-one-boy combo who will bring to us their unique sound referencing Felt, ESG and John Mauss. And we can't think of a lovelier way to start proceedings.
LIVE: FREELAND + PLUGS + KOKO VON NAPOO
DJS: JIM STANTON & JAMES HILLARD
LIVE ART: DEP!