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Dance System shares his new mixtape ‘Where’s The Party At?’


James Connolly aka Dance System shares his highly anticipated new mixtape Where’s The Party At?.

Out now on digital and cassette tape, the inaugural release on the newly formed System Records is a 20-track collaborative project featuring a star-studded lineup of artists including India JordanHudson MohawkeA-TrakHerbertShadow ChildSally CCrombyBig MizLauren FlaxDJ DeeonAbsoluteAlex VirgoHugo Paris and more. 

Speaking on System Records and the mixtape, Dance System says: “Launching System Records and creating the Where’s The Party At? mixtape came at the end of a really reflective period for me during the first lockdown.  I used this time to really get to the core of what I’m about musically; revisiting everything that got me excited about dance music in the first place.  We’re in a time when we can’t go to the club, and we can’t play out, so it’s brought me back to those teenage days in my bedroom; lying in bed with my headphones on listening to Essential Mixes and tape packs; dreaming of raves, having a mix and making music on eJay.  Back then, I had to imagine what clubs were like and now the whole world is in the same situation; clubs are out of reach and we can only go there with our imaginations.  With Where’s The Party At?, I wanted to capture that excitement and anticipation, and create a soundtrack for the perfectly wild, fun and drama-filled night with all your favourite DJ’s.

In 2010 I started the Night Slugs label with Bok Bok, because there was no other home for our music. Ten years later, I find myself in the same position with Dance System; I need my own label to fully express my vision. The Where’s The Party At? mixtape really gives you a taste of what’s to come on the label and the kind of artists we will be working with. I’m also developing a few, very exciting, new talents – this is probably what I enjoy most about running a record label and I cant wait to show the world what we’ve got cooking!”

Having released on labels including Night SlugsPMRMad DecentEdibleCloneWarehouse MusicMonkeytown and more, and gaining fans in Annie MacPete TongJaguarMistajam and Danny Howard. This next chapter for James and UK dance music is set to be one of its most exciting yet. 

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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