Electronic Sessions New Year’s Eve Fireworks Boat Party 2017
As we look towards 2018 and what will be our 13th anniversary, we will be saying goodbye to 2016 in style with our 10th New year’s boat party celebration in a row.
It’s because of you that these events are so successful and we are lucky to have such an up for it crowd each year.
As always we will have two floors of music, from some of our most tried and tested DJ’s in 2017, with a fair few classics thrown in for good measure, and of course the big count down at midnight for the fireworks.
On top of this, we have a bar on both decks, with very generous drink prices on board too, as well as no long queues to be served either. We bring in enough staff to make sure this is a stress free night for everyone!!
Aside from having the best view for one of the world’s best firework displays at midnight, we will also be going up stream to take in some of the spectacular views of London and Canary Wharf at night, on top of the House of Parliament and many more iconic buildings. All while dancing away to up front party music on a stonking sound system.
Electronic Sessions is a club night brand owned by RGS Events. RGS Events have over 10 years experience hosting boat parties on the Thames and club nights across London and further afield as well as supplying some of the world’s most renowned DJ’s to Top Nightclubs across the UK and Europe.
What time does it start?
8pm, but please arrive at 7.30 to board the boat, finishing at 2am
Where does it leave from?
Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London WC2R 2
Nearest Tube – Temple / Embankment
Is the boat heated?
The boat is fully heated, on top of the energy coming off the people, you have no fear of being cold.
What’s the dress code?
Come to party on this special night, there isn’t a dress code. Whatever your style, bring it and dance.
Tickets are going fast, click here to find out more and book.
Posted on 23rd November 2017
ElectronicSessions Miami Theme Boat Party
The Electronic Sessions London boat parties are now in their 11th year. A boat party on its own is great fun, having one in the greatest city in the world, with some of the most well known landmarks on view is another thing all together. Throwing into the mix the most well known promoters for boat parties in town and you have a special party.
For something a bit quirky this summer we are kicking off the summer series with a Miami themed party, following on from the success of our tropical themed parties last year. Dancing the night away while cruising along the Thames with generous drinks prices on board and top quality music, you will not be disappointed. Something a bit different from your average nightclub!
In order to get you in the mood we have some fine mixes here from some of the djs on board. Ranging from House and Funk through to tech. A good example of the sounds you will hear on board on the 17th June. If you like what you hear why not grab a ticket here – https://rgstalent.tickettannoy.com/event/_5uP1HSUsUC0fHwM3yzSrA
In preparation for our big Old Skool boat party this week, we asked some of our Djs playing on the night what their fave old skool classic anthems are..
Expect to hear these tracks in full force on 30th!
1. Michael Mitch – Get Decor , Passion – “amazing Piano Rift, hits the spot, released in 1992 and first heard it at clockwork orange in 1996”
2. Kieran Harrison – Underworld, Born Slippy – “Heard it first in Amesia and the place went off”
3 Pat Mundy – Push came to shove, ‘ what about this love ‘ Mr Fingers’ – “I remember taping it off FORCE FM years ago, one of the tunes that really got me into record collecting”
4. Stuart J – Josh Wink , Higher state of consciousnes – “This brings back floods of memories from Ibiza 95. Such an anthem, was spun more than once a night in all the clubs we were raving in and invoked a massive reaction every time it was played. The tune was so unique and with its funky breakbeat and screaming 303 it was instantly an anthem for me and forever will be”
5. Matt Emulsion – Slo Motion , The Bells of New York – “The piano always gets people going and when it slows down and speeds up its the ultimate drop. It reminds me of playing at moondance”
6. Steven Lee – ” My fave old skool track is god made me phunky md – x press 2 featuring mike dunn. A proper 90s house classic, the piano and the keys are awesome and constant throughout whole track production was spot on & vocals i still play it now & the response is crazy.”
7. Lee Rich – ” I have too many fave tracks, but for me it has to be “Masters at Work, To Be In Love” this was the first track i played at my first gig back in 1997 at Hammersmith Palais alongside Brandon Block ironically”
To hear these amazing tracks and many others, cruising up the Thames alongside so many eye catching views will be a night to remember.
Electronic Sessions 10th Birthday Interview With August Five
Q1. When did you start DJing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?
A1. I started DJing as soon as I could at 18 but was practising for 5 years before that. Producing wise, I’ve been at it since I was 13, so coming up to 10 years
Q2. What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your career so far?
A2. I’ve been lucky enough to have played some great gigs, the most stand out being on the Holi One UK Tour in 2014 and holding a Pacha London (RIP) residency simultaneously. Release wise, getting a #40 in the Beatport House chart was a lovely surprise as well as officially remixing Fatboy Slim for Skint Records.
Q3. What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets?
A3. I really hate generic music so for me a track has to have a key element in; a weird synth, distinctive grooves and so on. The three main parts to me are melody, bass and groove which I try to stick to when choosing tracks.
Q4. Take us through your 2015 and what exciting plans do you have for 2016?
A4. 2015 was my best year yet for releases (as mentioned above), so my plan this year is to focus and try and continue the momentum. I’m hoping to polish off a few EPs this year which I will try to place on some established labels.
Q5. What Djs /producers are doing it for you at the moment?
A5. My favourite DJ has to be Guy J – every time I see him he blows me away. Him aside, I love Weiss, Metodi Hristov, Dennis Cruz for the deep techy stuff. All their tracks are spot on.
Q6. What’s the best gig you have ever played and why?
A6. As mentioned, when I was with Pacha, being a resident I had to adapt to the time of the night and also headliners – I played after Moguai (legend) once 4-6am and there was just something about it that just worked. I love progressive house (not to be confused with Beatport’s description of progressive house) and I was lucky enough to play 2 hours of tracks that are 4-7 years old. Bouncey, floaty stuff. Thoroughly enjoyed myself that morning
Q7. Tell us more about what labels are taking on your tracks?
A7. Recently I’ve signed records to Skint Records, Hotfingers and Whartone. I really do like all of these so its a pleasure to be on board. I have a lot of respect for what Sonny Wharton (Whartone) has achieved in his career, so to get the nod of approval from him was a nice feeling.
Q8. Finally what can we expect from your set at Brixton Jamm
A8. Journey music!! Groovy, deeper, darker house with melodies. I can’t wait for it, I don’t get to play this style often so always get excited in the run up.
Seeing as it’s fast approaching our 10th birthday we thought it would be a good chance to take a look back over the past 10 years, and pick some of our favourite events in ElectronicSessions history.
1. Guy J boat party NYE 2012 ( was 2012)
Guy has been our international resident now for the past 5 years, and twice a year we have had him on board the Thames boat parties. There is definitely something special about cruising along the Thames with 250 people on a boat in such intimate surroundings, dancing to one of the best DJs in the world as the sun is going down.
The summer ones have always held a special place in our hearts, but our fave was actually when Guy saw in 2012 NYE with us. It’s safe to say it’s hard to top Guy J playing just as the fireworks are going off as we are situated right next to Big Ben and the London Eye at midnight. It was an unusually warm evening too and Guy was smashing out endless tunes, such as 1000 words, 7.11 and Azimuth. Some of his best tracks. A truly memorable night.
2. Finnebassen Bank Holiday Sunday party.
Finn came down to play in May 2014 for us. It was probably the best set from a guest headliner we have heard in the whole 10 years of doing events. His music as many know, is special, and hearing it as the sun is going down on a lovely summer’s evening cruising up the Thames made it even more fitting. He closed with his huge banger ‘touching me’ which went down an absolute treat.
Finn turned up not feeling very well at all, but by the end of his set he looked as good as new, and was buzzing. He made a comment that he had never played such a cool intimate party and met so many clued up clubbers, which was a nice touch. He is definitely one of the names we always look to get back when we can, but this set and party in general really sticks out for us.
3. 8th birthday – Guy J & Nick Warren – Jamm
This was our first event at Jamm in Brixton, and the fact we are going back to the same venue for our 10th birthday says a lot. This party really worked at Jamm, the underground house party vibe really suits the venue, and Nick and Guy complimented each other perfectly, even spinning some tunes back to back. To have 2 legends on the circuit in a relatively intimate venue with a pumping sound system is always good, and to have it for our birthday, with all our regulars present, made it even more fitting. Nick Warren was even throwing in old classics from the Global Underground’s he compiled in the late 90’s along with many Way Out West classics including Space and Stealthman.
4. Henry Saiz, Jeremy Olander at Jamm
Another belter of an event at what is fast becoming our staple birthday venue. Henry and Jeremy play music that is synonymous with our parties, and the fact 800 people turned up to witness it said it all. Henry doesn’t play in London too much and it was his debut performance for ES where he belted out a number of his own productions from his long awaited artist album that had just been released.
Jeremy had been so popular on our boat party that we felt this was the right event to get him back too for this live set that went down a treat. We managed to get him down in between his world tour supporting Eric Prydz, and his style was very influenced by this with some incredible remixes that were perfect for the main room at Jamm’s stonking sound system.
5. Sonny Fodera
Sonny is another DJ that really worked on the boat. Being September, we had good weather, and as soon as we put tickets for this online they went virtually quicker than any we had done, so we knew it was going to be an up for it crowd.
It is not often that the whole boat’s crowd is on one deck, but this was one of the rare occasions that has happened, and it meant for an electric atmosphere. We always remember Sonny dropping ‘All the things’ as a particular highlight.
We would love to hear feedback from you as well on your fave events over the years.
We will also be giving away 10 free tickets to the birthday on April 9th to the first 10 people to email us after reading this. Just email us with your date of birth and 1 DJ you would like to see at ES this year.
Below is a list of many of the Headline DJs we have booked on the ES turntables over the past 10 years…
16 bit Lolitas
2000 and one
Aly & Fila
Copy paste soul
Jimmy Van M
John O Callaghan
Kyau & Albert
Leftwing & kody
Manuel De La Mare
Menno De Jong
My Digital Enemy
Myon and Shane 54
Prok and Fitch
Sied Van Riel
Super 8 and Tab
Tommy Four Seven
Tube and Berger
Posted on 22nd March 2016
Join Electronic Sessions at The Edge, as we hit the Luton nightlife scene with our top DJ line up
As one of London’s most well known club nights over the past 10 years, Electronic Sessions will be venturing further afield In our 10th birthday year to the surrounding counties, for 10 special parties.
We will be hitting a number of well known towns, kicking off in Luton at the most well known club in the town called The Edge (Fresh with a brand new top of the range soundsystem and acoustics) on Saturday the 19th March.
The Edge has seen a number of top Djs grace its decks including Nick Curly recently, and the set up there is perfect for the kind of party we are putting on for our headliners for the night ELECTRONIC YOUTH. with support from local faves Reverb, Jack Bounce, Harks, Jake Beach, Kieron Ayres and Simon Ekins.
To get you in the mood, here is a mix from local faves Jack Bounce and Jake Beach, along with one from our headliners ‘Electronic Youth’.
NYE Electronic Sessions Boat Party Headline Dj Oliver Lang Interview
We are fast approaching our 9th!! New Years Eve boat party in a row, and In preparation for the big event, we interviewed our headline act OLIVER LANG about his year so far and more importantly, what we can expect from him on NYE.
Oliver has had a busy year with new productions, a Manchester residency and jet setting all over the world for gigs on top of his Ibiza commitments year in year out.
RGS: This is your 3rd time playing behind the decks for us on a NYE boat party, firstly thanks for coming back again, but what for you makes these events so special for you?
OL: I love playing the boat parties in the summer, for obvious reasons, but there is something special about the atmosphere on NYE, there’s is a real buzz about the place, everyone is in a real party vibe. Every year I have done one it seems to get better too, and there is literally no better place to be for the fireworks at midnight than in the middle of the Thames.
RGS: What is your best memory from playing on our NYE boat party last year?
OL: It was actually coming on the decks just after the fireworks had finished. London produces one of the best displays in the world, so to get on the decks just after that, with the houses of parliament one side and the London eye the other, with all the lights and the atmosphere, is one of the best experiences anyway. But generally people are even more pumped up once the fireworks are over, and they just let their hair down and go nuts for the rest of the night. Great memories.
RGS: So what can we expect from your set this year Oli?
OL: I think the important thing about these events is the ‘ house party’ vibe that they create, and because of that fact, i think it is important to not play anything too outside of the box. I plan on playing a nice blend of party house music, old school classics, and good quality deep and tech. The sound system on the boat is phenominal to play on, and my music is going to work a treat on board!
RGS: Tell us a bit about your 2015 then? ( you might want to change this mate lol)
OL: It’s been a nice and diverse year for me, as I have moved back to the UK and playing far more events over here, which has been great.Having based myself in Ibiza for the past 10 years for a majority of the year with all my residencies there it has been refreshing to play in new venues and countries even. I have just got back from an Asian tour, with the highlight being in Bali. Ibiza is obviously still close to my heart, and I had some incredible events out there, including ……. .I also couldn’t not mention the Electronic Sessions boat party that I played earlier in the year, it is always so much fun!! music wise I have been in the studio a lot….
RGS: The music scene is constantly evolving and changing. What are some of the current trends and how do you feel about them?
OL: A lot of people talk about the “boom of EDM or Deep House” with the success of all the major festivals and the rise of dance music on popular radio. Hate it or love it, it’s just a thing that’s happening right now.
The good thing though I feel is that next to the mainstages, there are also a lot of smaller stages where a more experimental sound is really happening! With the popularity of dance music, there’s a lot of room for experimentation and new sounds to come alive! The great thing about the boat parties on new year especially, is the fact there is 2 floors of music, and a lot of diversity through a lot of genres, well, the important ones anyway:-)
RGS: One track that makes you feels elated?
OL: Guy Gerber -Stoppage Time. It makes me wanna run out the door and go raving every time I hear
RGS: Which do you prefer: studio or stage time? Why?
OL: I love both in different ways, but anyone who knows me will say stage. I started out DJing and I turn into a different beast up there; I feel at home. You will see this on NYE.
RGS: If you had one free day in Ibiza and nobody would recognise you, how would you spend your time?
OL: I would probably go the north of the island or formentera, to one of the smaller beaches and eat a fresh fish in salt. Or take a trip on a boat
RGS: Finally if you could use 3 words to sum up the Electronic Sessions boat parties, what would you say?
OL: Memorable, Electric and Atmosphere…im buzzing for it