Tropical Waste 013: Gaika

Posted May 23, 2016



TW013: A special link-up with GREY to present a live performance from GAIKA. It’s the final stop of his SECURITY world tour and friends from Manchester, London and New York join us down in the basement to make sure it goes off in style.

The Londoner has just released his visionary new mixtape ‘SECURITY’ via Dre Skull’s Mixpak and lands at Tropical Waste fresh from performances at Berghain, RBMA and Donau festival. Come see his ferocious live show in a very intimate setting.

May Weekends

Posted May 9, 2016


FLEXX #002

Posted April 19, 2016

Flexx 31 MAR Poster 2-01

After a killer launch party last month we’re excited to welcome Flexx back to our basement for a second running! Covering all angles of the spectrum from cumbia to bass, gqom to grime, afrobeats to houseEmily Dust (Radar Radio) and Tasty Lopez (Soho Radio) will be bringing the tunes all night.

Come shake a leg!

Shadow Culture – Tuesday 15 March

Posted March 10, 2016

Shadow Culture


Shadow Culture are a London based sextet fronted by Amy Wilson and Benjamin Nash. Their expansive and nocturnal sound blends frenzied guitars, dark synths and propulsive driving percussion with the contrasting, evocative vocals of the band leaders. With influences ranging from Nick Cave, Swans and Einstürzende Neubauten, to Arcade Fire, Wild Beasts and St Vincent, the group write and record in their residential Seven Sisters warehouse.

Weird Dreams live at The Waiting Room

Posted February 15, 2016

Weird Dreams

For four years, we heard nothing from Weird Dreams. Then, at the beginning of this month, to the surprise of us all, they reappeared with one song, “The Ladder.” It’s an understated comeback –with its soft drone, twinkling piano, and Doran Edwards’ nostalgic vocals, it’s easy to under how it was inspired by the “the reflections of water on a swimming pool ceiling at night.”

We’ll have to wait a little longer for another album, but the band has promised that there will be more music to come. They’re playing The Waiting Room on Monday 7 March, so at least we know they aren’t going to dissapear for another couple of years anytime soon.


Chinah – Tuesday 16 February

Posted February 15, 2016



The Danish R&B trio CHINAH are releasing their debut EP ‘Once The Lights Are On’ on 11th Febuary. Don’t miss out on their first headliner in London at The Waiting Room on 16th February.

DAISUKE TANABE – Thursday 11 February

Posted February 6, 2016

daisuke tanabe


Daisuke Tanabe is a producer from Chiba, Japan. The former art student who also lived and worked in London for some years is currently based in Tokyo, where he assembles his exceptional pieces of music. Originally coming from a techno/breakbeat background, Daisuke has developed his own style of production to create a distinctive sound between hiphop, electronica, folk and jazz.