You might have noticed a lot of music venues and nightlife spots across London closing recently. It’s not cool, frankly. So it makes a nice change to announce that – brace yourselves – a new club is actually opening, and it looks to be a bit of a winner. Oh and – re-brace yourselves – it’s in south London or 'not Hackney', as you may know it.
Phonox will open in Brixton on September 4. Initial reports and general buzz suggest that it could well be a hugely valuable addition to the nightlife of both south London and the city as a whole. And no, we don't know what the name means, either.
The club is actually located on the site of former Brixton venue Plan B, which closed in June. And while it’s always a shame to lose one club, Phonox certainly seems like it'll have a lot to offer party-starved punters.
The new venuture is led by Andy Peyton, director of on-point Shoreditch venue XOYO, who has indicated that Phonox will focus on showcasing underground DJs rather than booking big names. Line-ups haven’t been announced yet, but we do know that Friday nights will feature DJs playing all-night sets and Saturdays will be handled by the club’s new resident DJ – currently being kept a secret, but announced on August 3, along with the first wave of line-ups.
The venue will also open as a bar every day from 6pm before transforming into a club. Which is handy, because rumour has it that London’s clubbers sometimes enjoy a drink while they’re out.
Watch this space for more Phonox info as it unfolds, and check the trippy video trailer for the new club below.