XOYO

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XOYO
XOYO exterior.jpg
LocationOld Street, London, UK
Coordinates51°31′32″N 0°05′09″W / 51.525445°N 0.085732°W / 51.525445; -0.085732Coordinates: 51°31′32″N 0°05′09″W / 51.525445°N 0.085732°W / 51.525445; -0.085732
OwnerThe Columbo Group
TypeNightclub
Capacity800[1]
Opened2010
Website
www.xoyo.co.uk

XOYO is a nightclub in London, United Kingdom. It is located on Cowper Street near Old Street Station in the London Borough of Islington.

XOYO was voted one of the world’s Top 100 Clubs by DJ Magazine in 2014[2] and 2015.[3]

In 2017, XOYO was nominated for Club of the Year at the Electronic Music Awards.

History[edit]

The two-room club opened in 2010,[4] occupying a converted print works.

It was bought and renovated by The Columbo Group[5] (who also own London venues The Nest, The Old Queens Head, Phonox, Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, The Jazz Cafe and The Blues Kitchen) in August 2012, re-opening in September 2012.[6]

Style[edit]

The music policy varies from night to night, covering house, disco, techno and hip-hop.

Eats Everything became the club’s first resident in January 2015,[7] playing 3 months worth of consecutive Saturdays. The 2 Bears, Jackmaster, Simian Mobile Disco, Skream, Benji B, Bicep (electronic music duo), Tiga (musician), Heidi, Andy C, The Black Madonna and Erol Alkan have followed with residencies of their own.

XOYO hosts Benji B’s (Radio 1) clubnight Deviation on the first Friday of every month. The first Deviation at XOYO was held in February 2013. Artists Jamie xx, A$AP Rocky, Mos Def[8] and Moodymann[9] have all performed at Deviation.

In November 2014, XOYO launched Gloria’s[10] alongside polysexual East London collective Sink The Pink. A mixed gay and straight night, Breakbot, Dimitri From Paris, Kim Ann Foxman and Krystal Klear have all played previous parties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XOYO". LondonTown.
  2. ^ "Top 100 Clubs - DJMag". djmag.com.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Clubs - DJMag". djmag.com.
  4. ^ "Unique new London venue XOYO to open September 15, win tickets to launch!". The Line of Best Fit. 2 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Columbo Group acquires London's XOYO". Music Week.
  6. ^ "RA News: XOYO returns with Optimo and The Revenge". Resident Advisor.
  7. ^ "RA News: Eats Everything announced as XOYO resident". Resident Advisor.
  8. ^ "a$ap rocky, mos def and skepta turn out for deviation". i-D.
  9. ^ "Deviation: Moodymann". Crack Magazine.
  10. ^ "Sink The Pink and XOYO Present Gloria's". Time Out London.

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