I was extremely lucky to obtain a ticket when pre-sale tickets were released on Tuesday 15th November for this very exclusive event.
Yala! Records is a London-based label and club night founded by Felix White and Morad Khokar. Their second club night event located at Bermondsey Social Club; a unique venue with a capacity of 120, underneath a railway arch in the heart of Bermondsey. You enter a very unassuming small metal door to step into a dome-shaped room full of music, fairy lights and friendly people. Through the back of the club there is also a covered garden and seating/smoking area.
The club night provides a platform for unsigned bands, who write their own songs. The set list included Chartreuse, a four-piece band from Birmingham and headliners, Happyness, an alternative rock band from London.
Throughout the night, special dj sets were performed by Florence Welch, Felix White, Jamie ‘Frank’ Ryan and Joel Dilla (Wolf Alice).
This event is such an unique, individual experience and one you have to witness yourself in person. Felix and Morad are such welcoming and attentive hosts, you feel as though you are a guest at their private house party.
Look out for future events on their website, as they would like to hold club nights bi-monthly. Also refer to the Yala! Records website and twitter page for featured bands/artists in session.
Thank you Felix and Morad for an incredible and memorable event, you should both feel extremely proud.
Until the next adventure…