London welcomes a brand new 24-hour venue to it streets, FOLD.
Situated above a print factory on an industrial estate between Canning Town and Star Lane, FOLD is the new addition to the Shapes Collective group of venues, with a 600-capacity dance floor, a 24-hour license and a no-photos policy.
Lasha Jorjoliani (aka Voicedrone), co-founder of FOLD says the 24-hour sessions will generally take place on Saturdays, while on Friday night parties “go till late” and mid week live events run until 3am. “FOLD presents an uncompromising schedule of forward-thinking electronic music. Veering away from the regular 4 to the floor, we offer a smorgasbord of alien sounds from the unknown. 24 hour events generally take place on Saturdays, Fridays we go till late and mid week live events are till 3am. Our opening season includes label takeovers from Ilian Tape, Clone & Pinkman, with a carefully curated selection of headliners supported by FOLD crew. The 24hr programme gives us a unique opportunity to surprise, challenge and inspire. Expect extended set times, obscure b2bs and a generally more expansive pallet of sounds over the course of one event,” explains Jorjoliani.
Seb Glover, fellow co-founder of the club says “London, unlike other leading European cities such as Berlin or Amsterdam, has struggled in recent times. Gentrifying forces has put huge pressures on artists and musicians, with many leaving as a result. Licensed venues, which is where artists and DJs are predominantly able to earn their living have come under attack. What we have created at FOLD is a new home, tucked away from the pressures of the city, a place where you can listen to extended sets on a tuned soundsystem tailored to the specifications of the room to maximise the experience of the space. We strive to do things differently in London, cultivating a more continental approach, creating a place where you can spend extended periods or coming and going as you please. We welcome All Races. All Religions. All Genders. All Countries of Origin. All Sexual Orientations.. Our focus is creating a safe space that is disconnected from the intense pressures of London life, that allows freedom of expression, positivity and inspiration to take form.”
Off the main room, there are five purpose built music studios with 24 hour access, available for hire to applicable artists by appointment of the FOLD crew. This also includes access to other Shapes Collective venues.
FOLD’s launch party will take place Saturday 18th August, running for 24 hours. The opening night will see the likes of Resis’dance, World Unknown, Make Me, Test Pressing, Body Hammer, Dimensions, UNITI, Goldsnap, SIREN, !HTBX, Opulence, Reviveher, Left Alone, KAOS, Body Motion, and more. Tickets available here!
Further projects to be announced soon.
Check out pics of the club below!