Following on from a landmark 13-week residency at XOYO in the summer of 2016, Oneman presents ONEDANCE — a new event concept that’ll launch at the club on May 28.
Inspired by the legendary raves of the late 90s such as One Nation and Sidewinder, ONEDANCE will aim to unite the different strands of UK underground music under one roof — a nod to Oneman’s own clubbing experiences growing up in London, but also to the myriad sounds that have come to define him as one of the UK’s most treasured selectors.
To reflect the eclecticism of his own DJ sets — and to tie into the early rave format that saw each room of a club dedicated to a different genre of music, be it Grime, Garage, Funky or Jungle — ONEDANCE will pay homage to the UK’s dance heritage and spotlight both those there at the start and the new blood carrying the music forward.
"ONEDANCE is a coming-together and celebration of my experiences of the UK underground in the past 15 years”, explains Oneman. “It’ll trace the routes of Garage, Grime, Jungle, Dubstep, Funky and more, finding common threads between the scenes and the cultures. Blending genres is something I’ve been known for in the past, so with ONEDANCE I wanted to join the dots between these different strains of UK underground music that have been so important — and present them as one."
As a primer to the ONEDANCE series, Oneman will also be teaming up with London’s legendary radio station Rinse FM and iconic fashion brand Patta to host a series of live streamed radio shows, at their flagship UK store in Soho, London.
Combining two hallmarks of underground culture, pirate radio and street style, the shows will take place across the summer, featuring special guests from across the musical spectrum. For those unable to attend, Rinse FM will be streaming the sets live on the station, before archiving the audio to each online.
To launch the series Oneman has also mixed an exclusive ONEDANCE Vol.1 mix
The ONEDANCE events will start with and live streamed in store radio show at Patta London.
May 11 | ONEDANCE x Rinse x Patta with Dj sets by Oneman, DJ Q, Loefah & other special guest. You can sign up for the show here.
May 28 | ONEDANCE x XOYO
Oneman / MJ Cole b2b DJ Zinc / Spooky b2b Logan Sama / Madam X b2b Barely Legal / Patta Soundsystem / + Special Guests. Head over to the Facebook event for more info and updates.