After top London party promoters The Hydra began exclusively using the venue to host its excellent 2014 programme, Studio Spaces E1 (also a working photographic studio, hence the title) has now been given a further lease of life: They Hydra have been granted a full license to open the venue 24-hours for a huge 40 nights a year. This was in no small part down to the Herculean efforts of The Hydra crew, who expanded SS into a three-room space and organised their parties in an incredibly – refreshingly – professional manner. Its isolated location on the outer reaches of an industrial part of Shadwell also means that the music-loving crowds at Studio Spaces are there because they've made the effort to get there, and not because they've fallen in on their way home after boozing and partying elsewhere.
All of which means that this industrial, modern, yet still-intimate clubbing space can continue to host parties helmed by the grade-A DJs and producers pulled in by The Hydra. Everyone from Erol Alkan to Horse Meat Disco to Blawan to Clark stopped by to play a set in 2014, making the most of the outstanding soundsystem to spin techno, house, disco, electro, bass and much more. Restassured that there'll be plenty more where that came from in 2015.
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I went to see The Hydra/Dimensions 5th Birthday w/ Omar S, Moodymann + co a few weeks back. A chronic lack of toilets (think portaloos near queue), plus ventilation problems resulting in the back room being furnace-like, but in the end its 2 great club spaces with care taken over the visuals.