Hardbody presents:

Hardbody 1st Birthday w/ Black Merlin + Gatto Britto

The Waiting Room, London, United Kingdom

Friday 14 April  10:30 PM   Room: Main Room
£10 Adv   Entry Requirements: 18+


Black Merlin
(Berceuse Heroique / Jealous God)

Gatto fritto
(International Feel Recordings / Dissident / Fritto Morto)


Excited to join the good folk at The Waiting Room – a 120 capacity basement with full Martin Audio sound – and even more-so to have Black Merlin and the return of Gatto Fritto to celebrate our first birthday.

Black Merlin has released on Andrew Weatherall's Bird Scarer and Rotters Golf Club, World Unknown, Crimes of the future, as Karamika for Lovefingers' ESP Institute, on LN-CC and Common Thread, remixed Weatherall & Fairplay's The Asphodells and for Chuggy's Emotional Especial imprint. Prolific and consistent in quality, the Black Merlin output has been a stand-out staple of the deep, visceral electronics we love.

Last year George inaugurated the Island Explorer Series for new exploratory label ISLAND OF THE GODS with the intense “Hipnotik Tradisi”. After spending time in Bali recording traditional Gamelan ensembles and Balinese percussion, adding elements of electronics, drone and downtempo techno, the album received wide acclaim as a defining release of 2016.

Gatto Fritto came to play for us last year in Canavan’s on his return from living in Berlin, that day, after driving for 16 hours in a van with all of his records. Despite that, or perhaps as a result of that, it was one of the most transcendental sets we've witnessed and no wonder he's a regular at left-field institutions like Sameheads Berlin, New Dance Fantasy and Renate.

So pleased to have Ben play again, real love for what he does as a DJ and producer; a true originator, one of the most inspired selectors and someone who’s just kept it pretty true.

This is on Good Friday. Advance tickets are recommended ♥

120 cap.
£5 / 8 advance tickets only

The Waiting Room, 175 Stoke Newington High St, N16 0LH