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The road to Junction 2

Fri 7th Feb

With the Junction 2 lineup fully announced and club season back in full swing, we’ve carved out a route that leads to the grand finale at Boston Manor Park in June. Here are the acts that will be playing in the capital along the way.

Chaos in the CBD - Village Underground. 21st February.

Our first stop is with global party starters, Chaos in the CBD. They’ll be bringing the heat to a sold-out Village Underground in a very special all night long set. The New Zealand-born, Peckham-based duo have been in high demand, tearing up clubs across Europe, Asia and the Americas, so it’s no surprise that their first London show of the year sold out over three months in advance.

Seven hours of non-stop action will allow the brothers to dig deep into their record bags and fully express the breadth of their musical knowledge in what promises to be an unforgettable night. Resale is open for this event, so do sign up to be notified when tickets become available.

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Maceo + Dettmann + Anastasia Kristensen - Sphere 002. Magazine. 22nd February.

For the second pit stop en route to Junction 2, we land at the brand new Magazine. Exploring the various shades of house and techno, Sphere represents a meeting point for divergent sounds and people from all walks of life. There’s no better group of artists to encapsulate this vision than Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann and Anastasia Kristensen. The trio are all equally known for their boundary-pushing productions and otherworldly DJ sets, so this day party promises to be an absolute standout.

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Adam Beyer Sphere 004. Magazine. 14th March.

Midway through our journey to Junction 2, we stop over for the fourth edition of Sphere at Magazine. An all-out Drumcode affair featuring extended sets from the undisputed face of techno, Adam Beyer, and partner in crime, Ida Engberg. As the orchestrator of the massively revered Drumcode and Truesoul labels, Adam Beyer is responsible for one of the biggest empires in modern music. Having built a reputation for his uncompromising vision and sound, the towering Swede has some of the most well-known releases of the past three decades. Whether it’s the deep, dubby, hypnotic groove of ‘Teach Me’, his funkier, tech-infused melodic slammer ‘Time Flies’, or the universally acclaimed trippy hit, ‘Your Mind’, the quality and consistency of his records is unparalleled.

Magazine’s massive warehouse space will be kitted out with a top-of-the-range soundsystem to provide the perfect setting for the techno kingpin to flex his musical muscles.

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Dax J + 999999999 - E1. 14th March.

Techno by day and even harder techno by night. The fourth stop lands us at E1, where an uncompromisingly hard-edged selection of techno luminaries will be taking control of the legendary Wall of Sound.

An unwavering figure in contemporary techno, and the label head of the revered Monnom Black, there are few who can challenge the vibrant talent of London-born, Berlin-based Dax J. Championing a raw and primal sound, Dax J’s performances meld obscure selections with a unique craftsmanship to create powerful, unforgettable sets.

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Ben Klock - Ministry of Sound. 28th March.

One of the preeminent faces of contemporary techno, Ben Klock debuts on one of the most iconic sound systems in the world for our fifth stop along the route to Junction 2. Whether it’s stripped back, pummelling industrial techno or more layered music, Ben Klock is a DJ who places the audio at the centre of his DJ sets.

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Step forward Ministry of Sound. A 22-channel system feeding 64 speakers, of which six strategically-placed stacks of Martin Audio speakers line the cuboid room. No matter where you position yourself, you are guaranteed to feel every subtle change in frequency exactly as intended.

Ben will be joined by an all-star lineup, made up of DJ Nobu, Ryan Elliott, Willow and many more. Don't miss out on tickets as this one will sell out.

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Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO - Tobacco Dock. 4th April

For the penultimate pit stop we land at Tobacco Dock, where Junction 2 weekend resident, Avalon Emerson, and Hessle Audio standout, Ben UFO, are joined by electronic music's finest as part of the hard-hitting headline show of RE-TEXTURED festival.

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A multi-venue, multi-sensory festival, RE-TEXTURED combines the best underground and experimental electronic music with innovative lighting installations. In addition to a complete revamp of Tobacco Dock, a previously unseen room will be opened as the venue transforms into a fully immersive, boundary-pushing affair.

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Final Stop: Junction 2 - Boston Manor Park. 5 - 6th June.

We arrive at the final stop. Having collected a third consecutive ‘Best of British’ award as best festival from DJ Mag, 2020 will see a much anticipated fifth outing of Junction 2 at Boston Manor Park.

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The weekend has been stacked from top to bottom with over 60 of the best, biggest and most exciting names in house and techno, including Jon Hopkins (Live), Four Tet, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Blawan and Amelie Lens; whilst Avalon Emerson also joins us as weekend resident. See you at the finish line!

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