Tuesday, 3 May 2011


At last, we have juggled all the lineups for the infamous boat parties! Voted the number one attraction last year in our SMS 2010 survey, these nautical jaunts are Petrcane's secret good times weapon; we are confident this batch of bucaneering bachanalia will prove just as popular. And we have decided to extend the trips to Thursday and Monday as so many of you are making a holiday out of SMS 2011 and coming Wednesday to Wednesday. Yay. For holders of the now sold out Early Bird tickets (which included a boat party of choice thrown in for free), please email us at info@stopmakingsense.eu with your name and which boat you want to board. For those ready to buy tix, they are available at £10 each with no booking fee here (and soon available via We Got Tickets if you dont like using PayPal). So... deep breath...

GOTTWOOD BOAT (Thu 11 Aug, 2-6pm)

Wales' freshest dance festival have invited us to host a stage in July 2011. We return the favour by hosting a brilliant boat party with their head honcho EL DOKO and guests at the controls


DJ CHRIS COCO returns to SMS, this time teaming up with Mixcloud to bring us the ultimate Balearic boat party alongside SKETCHY & the winner of the Mixcloud/Melodica dj competition TJ- KID

With his massively popular weekly podcasts of electronica and dance, Melodica, on Mixcloud, Chris shares his enthusiasm and love of music with all who care to listen, and that’s nearly 5000 worldwide every week…

SKETCHY produces what he likes to call head-nod worthy house. He also likes to throw parties with Man Make Music, who pride themselves on having delivered some of the most cutting edge, unpretentious and up front parties around.

We ran a competition with MIXCLOUD, who kindly host all our dj mixes and podcasts, to find a worthy dj/shipmate to join in the fun. The winner was TJ- KID and you can hear his winning mix right here...

NEED2SOUL BOAT (Fri 12 Aug, 2-6pm)

NEED2SOUL are dedicated purveyors of raw house, disco, techno, jazz, soul and more. Acclaimed US djs JEROME SYDENHAM & PATRICE SCOTT do the honours for this voyage.

A JEROME SYDENHAM set veers from deep, intricate, chugging techno, to jackin' tech house, into huge anthemic house moments in the classic vein. Always pursuing his love for techno - both industrial-edged thumpers and deep, soulful Detroit moments, with some melodic beauties along the way.

PATRICE SCOTT is one of Detroit's up and coming producers of deep house and techno music. His vision is to provide quality music for the masses and to never deviate from the bar; do not be afraid to be different! And: always create from the heart, whatever moves you, whatever you feel.


THE DALSTON SUPERSTORE is a cafe and gallery by day, and a raucous queer dance bar by night. On the nautical menu today, DAN BEAUMONT, HANNAH HOLLAND, THE LOVELY JONJO, NADIA KSAIBA, MIKKI MOST & ROKK

DAN BEAUMONT is known for his energetic sets which can include everything from vintage house, Italo rareties, vocal disco and the best new music he can find. In 2009 Dan fulfilled a dream by opening his very own venue – east London's groundbreaking Dalston Superstore.

HANNAH HOLLAND is a product of all the best bits of London club culture from the last decade; all the most innovative and exciting parties, scenes, movements, subcultures and music genres condensed into one frenetic DJ. Her DJ sets combine deep sleazy techno, electro, house, dubstep and more - driven by her love of bass.

THE LOVELY JONJO has been DJing for six years, though it really kicked off for him, when Erol Alkan made him a resident at the legendary Trash. Trash was a veritable clubland institution and it made Jonjo an icon of the indie clubbing scene.

NADIA learned to be difficult as a regular on the dancefloor of legendary Monday nighter Trash where she hooked up with resident DJ Rory Phillips and started the highly influential Did We Mention Our Disco. Her sets are as diverse as they are engaging, and never, ever predictable.

Trailer Trash head honcho, MIKKI MOST has made a definitive mark on London's underground clubbing scene. The night's jackin techno rave and dirty disco found itself at their very own, uber trendy; Dalston Superstore.

ROKK started life as a DJ at ‘Cock’. He then became resident at 'Boombox' in London's east end. He continues to play regulary at Trailertrash and internationally.

TROUBLE VISION BOAT (Sat 13 Aug, 2-6pm)

London's CORSICA STUDIO’s genre-ignoring in-house club night has justly earned its reputation for being one of the most exciting and, most importantly, FUN independent parties in London. From dubstep to disco with everything in between, TV has featured Nôze, Sinden, Scuba, Zomby, Boy 8-Bit, Toddla T, Ms Dynamite, Jamie XX, Jackmaster, Wbeeza, Riva Starr, Joker, MJ Cole, Oneman, MCDE, Jack Beats, David Rodigan, Theo Parrish and Hannah Holland. On the boat today: HESSELTIME + DARK SKY + OLI DAB & ROBIN (MIDLAND, MR SOLID GOLD, PARK RANGER will be on Beach Bar duties on Sunday night) .

DARK SKY (Tom Edwards, Matt Benyayer and Carlo Anderson) formed in 2009 through a mutual love for the ever evolving London electronic music scene, a love that they always reflect in their DJ sets and productions, drawing influence from everything from original UK garage through to house, via jungle and disco.

OLI DAB & ROBIN: a DJ duo who are now a staple occurrence on the London dance party scene and who take pride in pushing forward the house music they love. Also both long-term residents for one of London top parties Trouble Vision they have also taken things in to their own hands co-promoting their monthly party Superfilth.

HESSELTIME's eclectic and exciting DJ sets and his rare ability to read a crowd earned him a position as a resident at Troublevision. Expect an eclectic and thoughtful journey of music crafted to the situation and audience.

OK, so technically these guys arent playing on the boat, but part of the Trouble Vision crew, so here's a bit mo info on em anyhow...

Raised on a healthy diet of classical and electronic music by his family MIDLAND first found solace in the arms of the faster world of drum and bass. After a summer spent wandering across Spain on foot he came back and began experimenting at much slower tempos. With a recent guest mix on Radio 1, remixes and original material forthcoming on This Is Music, Werk Discs, Ninjatune and Aus, you're sure to be hearing much more of him.

MR SOLID GOLD, the man behind Trouble Vision spins a wide range of music spanning disco to dubstep, hip hop to house and everything in between. Expect to hear forgotten classics entwined with cutting-edge exclusives.

PARK RANGER has been a resident for Trouble Vision from day one. From deep house to 90's hip-hop, future garage to tech house his depth of knowledge is the main factor for Park Ranger in creating sets that compliment lots of styles of music. Always one to think of setting the mood for a night.

HYBRIDLIFE BOAT (Sat 13 Aug, 7-11pm)

Through a series of showcase events and an online magazine HYBRIDLIFE explores the unsung and underground of dance music culture. In the first year it featured interviews with Juan Atkins and Nicolas Jaar; podcasts from Kevin Yost and Soul Clap; and events with Theo Parrish and Art Department; consistently shining a light on both established stars and emerging talents. Detroit legend in the making KEITH WORTHY joins residents ALEX JONES & STE for full moon shenanigans at sea!

KEITH WORTHY is a label owner, DJ and producer. Along with Omar S and Patrice Scott he is one of the most intriguing figures of the newest Detroit generation. In his own words: "THE RULE IS...THERE ARE NO RULES, meaning that there are absolutely no constraints as long as the focus is on quality, passion and integrity from an artistic standpoint. GET READY... THE HEAT IS COMING!"

Inspired by a mixture of the golden age of tech-house and the disparate, oddball sounds of Koze, Wruhme and Bodycode, ALEX JONES is by no means a straightforward DJ. His ability to switch from hypnotic Motor City grooves to awkward, angular curveballs and back is captivating. His stewardship of the brilliant Hypercolour and Glass Table imprints has resulted in some of the most interesting output around; Kyle Hall, Jimmy Edgar, Glimpse, Soul Clap - to name just a few. His own productions more than live up to the hype too, with Dinky, Marcus Fix, Akufen and Wolf + Lamb all championing his off-kilter sound.

STE is one of the brains behind Hypercolour and Glass Table, two of the UK's coolest underground music labels. He started out being the go-to man in Leeds for quality sounds at the legendary record outlet, Tribe Records. He regularly supplied locals like Ralph Lawson and Simon Baker, and international guests like Magda, Jon Tejada, and Doc Martin. Early in his DJ career he played alongside the likes of Michael Mayer, The Orb, and LFO. He then went on to run Immigrant Records for a few years before setting up his own labels, and dispensing further musical wisdom as Hybridlife's music editor.

WARM BOAT (Sun 14 Aug, 2-7pm)

WARM is a London based DJ agency, management and events company. Established in 2000 the Warm agency is home to some of the world's finest DJ and production talents. The Warm roster includes; Âme, Dixon, Henrik Schwarz, Horse Meat Disco, Tim Sweeney and Tensnake. For this love boat, its MARCUS WORGULL, ALI TILLETT & ROB SUMMERHAYES at the tiller...

Prolific Munich based Innervisions man, MARCUS WORGULL is causing waves with his delicate production and remixes for the likes of Buzzing Fly and other on point labels. His dance worthy sets never fail to delight at the Warm events in the UK; we are delighted to have him at SMS 2011. Jahwohl!.

Warm club nights have been a permanent fixture on the London scene for 10 years now and continue to showcase not only artists from the Warm agency, but also other highly regarded DJs and producers from around the world, such as Todd Terje, Steve Bug, Sebo K, Move D and Maurice Fulton. DJ ALI TILLETT is one half of this finely tuned party machine...

Other Warm half & resident dj ROB SUMMERHAYES finds his sound falling on the finer side of deep electronic house and techno. Last year's Warm boat party was awesome... this year's is promising to be even better. Dont sleep on this one!

FAVELA CHIC BOAT (Sun 14 Aug, 7-11pm)

FAVELA CHIC is a restaurant, a bar, a club, a bordello and none of the above. It’s a gallery space, a wardrobe and an asylum, a celebration of Brazil and France and London, a rock ‘n’ roll circus “a danser la samba beat”. With venues in Paris and in London, Favela Chic bring their kaleidoscopic Franco-Brasilian musical vibe to SMS once again

GRINGO DA PARADA is one of the founders of Favela Chic ... a Brazilian haven of disorder and progress found in both London and Paris. There he orchestrates a soundtrack that incorporates Brazil's myriad rhythms and carnival traditions - think anything from forro and bossa nova to raw baile funk - while also embracing rock'n' roll, hip hop, Britpop and riotous electronica. When you party with Gringo, Seu Jorge meets Ella Fitzgerald and they settle down with the Rolling Stones for one helluva night.

CHRIS TOFU is a man who loves music and festivals and probably spends more time in fields that anywhere else. With an affinity for all things swing, his Electro Swing expedition found a home at The Book Club and the event continues finding itself crammed as time goes by. Whether it's gypsy funk or 80's reggae, he's sure to dig deep come Sunday at Stop Making Sense.

DANZA MACABRA BOAT (Mon 15 Aug, 2-7pm)

Slovenia's premier house label and crew DANZA MACABRA take over the good ship Afronaughty, bringing with them guest dj PATRICK ZIGON (Cocoon, Highgrade) for some homegrown top flight entertainment.

Danza Macabra proudly fly the flag for proper dance music in the region, this year releasing Patrick Zigon's music with remixes from Funk D'Void, Pascal Feos, Ramon Tapia and many other quality names.

SUB CLUB BOAT (Mon 15 Aug, 7-11pm)

Glasgow's peerless venue SUB CLUB brings a selection of their resident djs to SMS once again for pure dancefloor diversity. For this, the grand finale of SMS 2011, the Subbies have surpassed themselves, putting together the mega dream team line up of OPTIMO, JACKMASTER + HARRI & DOMENIC. This one will sell out, so act fast...

OPTIMO (Espacio): a club night in Glasgow started in November ‘97 at The Sub Club by djs JD Twitch and JG Wilkes. Both grew tired of their firmly-rooted techno-based nights deciding to form a new, more satisfying and creative club. The best description of the club and the nature of the night, is through the origin of the name. “Optimo” is a song (released in 1983) by Liquid Liquid. The historical and cultural origins of Liquid Liquid would provide the inspiration for the ethos of the club; a return to the spirit of early 80's NYC where many nascent scenes were emerging (hip hop, punk, no-wave, disco) all separate from each other but all united in a totally open attitude to experimentation and unequivocal challenge to creative boundaries or conventions.

JACKMASTER, aka Jack Revill, plays things old school. Putting needle to vinyl and doing what a DJ should do best. Starting out in Glasgow - he and some friends got together to compile quality electronic music and so, the Numbers label and club night was born and has now grown; forming the Numbers Collective. Last year he got himself DJ Magazine's Breakthrough DJ of 2010 award and now, Fabric regular and with his own Fabriclive 57 due to be released come May 2011, SMS is dead chuffed to have him over with Sub Club.

Glaswegian duo, James Harrigan and Domenic Capello, aka HARRI & DOMENIC, have been responsible for Sub Club's programming for over 16 years now - and they bring priceless line-ups including some of the best international names in house and techno to one of the city's most iconic venue. Subculture was born when the two became partners, and as is natural with such fanatics, their crates go deep and the result in a seemingly endless array of quality house and techno.