Featuring the legendary B-Complex's only UK show of 2023!
Iconic Slovakian D&B queen B-Complex will be playing her only UK show this year at Unorthodox‘s next event on September 22.
Their most ambitious party since launching in 2020, pioneering queer drum & bass movement Unorthodox will take over queer-centric space Colour Factory in Hackney Wick, London, with a stunning full-spectrum line-up.
Joining B-Complex will be unstoppable DJ firebrand Ama, the charismatic and entertaining host MC Chickaboo, unavoidable new artist talent Bugwell, the inimitable Pinks, the supreme selection skills of rising DJ VXRGO and of course the Unorthodox founder and all-round merry-making maverick Nathan X.
Complete with Unorthodox‘s signature queens, performers and dancers, it’s an exciting step up for the queer collective as they make a new home in Colour Factory where already established LGBTQ events such as Inferno, Howl, Body Movements and Pxssy Palace.
“The new venue is the ideal setting for us – the perfect warehouse space that D&B lovers long to dance under coupled with the queer embodiment of the location and reputation of the venue,” says Nathan X. “I’ve wanted to work here ever since starting Unorthodox and we can’t wait to welcome our fans and newcomers to the next generation of Unorthodox. The music is going to be groundbreaking, the performances are going to be tasty and the atmosphere will be liberating, be sure to get down!”
This is a major moment for the movement and, as always, it’s open to everyone who comes with nothing but love and respect… Two attributes B-Complex has always identified in drum & bass and rave culture full-stop. The artist behind cult liquid anthem Beautiful Lies, I spoke to B-Complex in an extensive and inspiring interview on UKF last year.
“I have always found that drum & bass and jungle has been one of the most open and welcoming cultures for myself as trans and bi-gender,” she explained. “Long before I came out, I felt I could be myself. People didn’t give a shit about how you moved or what you did, you could do whatever you wanted to. That’s what rave culture is for me.”
That’s definitely what rave culture is for Unorthodox, too. A revolutionary event in drum & bass since launching during the turbulent 2020s, Unorthodox have smashed down barriers with a fresh energy that’s taken the drum & bass scene by storm… Including takeovers of Boomtown‘s epic Origin stage both this year and last. This latest knees-up at Colour Factory will continue to compound the brand’s positive influence on the culture.
And Pinks kicked off the year for 1 More Thing with our first mix of 2023. A statement of intent, she set the energy levels we’re still hitting hard with almost nine months later. Essential listening and reading.