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Tropical Waste with DJ Earl and Kode9

  • The Waiting Room 175 Stoke Newington High Street London, England, N16 0LH United Kingdom (map)

The fifteenth Tropical Waste party will reveal what happens when Chicago collides with London. Joining us in the basement will be DJ Earl, accompanied by footwork dancers Sirr Tmo and Dre, as well as Kode9, Cõvco and RKSS. Spoiler alert: sparks will fly, sweat will drip… 

Adv tix: // Full line-up and venue info below.

DJ EARL with footwork dancers SIRR TMO and DRE (TEKLIFE)

Chicago-born, New York-based DJ Earl is one of Teklife’s young guns. A key figure among a cadre of artists taking footwork into the future, he’s just made a major mark on the genre with the release of his latest album ‘Open Your Eyes’. Earl comes through with two dancers, Sirr Tmo and Dre, who’ll show the floor some real Windy City energy.


Kode9 has been at the vanguard of underground dance music since the turn of the millennium and has in recent years become an avid supporter of the footwork movement. He has direct links with Teklife, having released DJ Rashad’s seminal ‘Double Cup’ album and the ‘Next Life’ compilation via Hyperdub, and riffed on the genre throughout his 2015 LP ‘Nothing’. Get ready for a very intimate and highly-charged set from the boss.


Cõvco's fortnightly NTS show comes loaded with frenetic club music and out-there experimentalism, with recent guests including Purple Tape Pedigree’s Eaves, Halcyon Veil’s City and Polish Juke’s Comoc. One of London’s fiercest new DJs, she takes control of the booth at Tropical Waste for the second time this year. Don’t sleep.


rkss’ recent album ‘Top Charted’ pushes computer music to illogical extremes, containing 14 excursions that’ll backflip your mind, body and soul. A forthcoming EP for Alien Jams – released on the day of this party – moves into darker but no less weird territory. And their monthly show on Resonance is a place where disruptive electronic music bumps up alongside hits from the club. Be prepared for all of this and more when rkss lands in the basement.


Tropical Waste residents will roll out the visceral bump ‘n grind, as per.

* Verbal, physical or sexual harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at Tropical Waste. We have a zero tolerance approach to harassment and anyone who is making others feel uncomfortable will be made to leave. If you have a problem at one of our parties, please report it to a member of security, Chloe (who runs the door) or Seb or Joe (who organise Tropical Waste).

* Dress 2 sweat, be positive and please respect each other’s personal space.

* No cloakroom. Apologies! 

* Grab a ticket in advance if you definitely want in, but if you leave it last minute, tickets are always available on the door.

♥ See you down front ♥

Earlier Event: September 29
Protocol 009