Launched in 2006 as an attempt to get free records and jump queues, Slutty Fringe has grown wildly and uncontrollably ever since. Renowned for it's quality music, shabby journalism and bare bones style, the Fringe has somehow become the first port of call for many a clued up music lover seeking their next hit.
Having spent the past twelve months travelling the world playing records, throwing their own roadblock parties in London, launching a record label and generally enjoying themselves a bit too much, the old blog was starting to look a little tired and in need of some love.
To that end this Saturday you are cordially invited to Cargo for the launch party of Slutty Fringe 2.0. where kicking things off in the yard with a BBQ for all meat lovers, Slutty Fringe's John & Tony will be on hand to ease us into the night with a mix of tropical disco, yacht rock and generally smooth sounds before the action heads indoors for three bands guaranteed to rock your espadrilles.
First among equals tonight is the wonderful Grovesnor, a man who sounds like Lionel Richie produced by Hot Chip, he's really that good. As a special treat tonight he will be playing alongside his brand spanking new 6 piece band. Next up are I Haunt Wizards, who might not have been born in the eighties but still do a good job of channeling the decade of fluoro toweling socks and deely boppers with their slick electro pop, and finally we have Brighton's smoothest sons Kinema, who sound like they learned their lesson well whilst serving as deck hands on Duran Duran's pastel coloured yacht.
Finally kicking the night into overdrive we have two of the finest DJs to be found in all of London today, Trevor Jackson really should need no introduction as a producer, designer, DJ, or record label boss. from his seminal Output Label, through to his own releases as Playgroup or his iconic sleeves for the likes of Soulwax, he's done it all and at the highest of levels.
Joining Trevor on the decks is the wonderful Leo Zero, sometime member of cult East End prog-psyche-balearic-disco masters A Mountain of One, and whose solo album 'Acid Life' is easily one of this summer's best new releases.
LIVE: GROVESNOR + I HAUNT WIZARD + KINEMA
DJS: TREVOR JACKSON + LEO ZERO
Free b4 11, £5 after