Junk Department is Junk’s external brand (i.e. the events don’t take place inside their club) and is for the most part a foray into warehouse parties in London. That’s not all though, they’ve also had their fair share of international exposure, hosting stages at Exit Festival in Serbia and, just recently, Echo Festival in Croatia, as well as running club nights in Sankeys (Ibiza). Back on home turf they were invited to Eastern Electrics Festival and Bugged Out Weekender earlier this year and all the while have been running regular warehouse parties. Continuing with the festival theme: Junk Department are running things in the dance tent at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival on Sunday.
The festival lineup (like most) is rather diverse, some of the headliners include: The Stone Roses, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Ellie Goulding, Sub Focus, Ghostpoet, Example, and Madeon. On Sunday the Junk Department stage will be headlined by Damian Lazarus, aka the boss of the Crosstown Rebels record label. Second on the lineup is half of the duo behind Hot Creations, perhaps the only other record label that comes close to matching Crosstown Rebels’ output. Along with Jamie Jones, Lee Foss runs Hot Creations and will also appear at Junk’s festival warm-up party on Saturday.
Many from the rest of Junk Department’s lineup have played at Junk over recent months, see if you recognise any names: Derrick Carter [BHQ, Chicago], Miguel Campbell [Hot Creations], Huxley [Hypercolour], Mosca [Hypercolour], MK [Hot Creations], Duke Dumont [Turbo Recordings], Roses Gabor, Gorgon City [Black Butter Records], Waifs & Strays [Hot Creations / Futureboogie], Alexis Raphael, [Hot Creations / Creche], and Luca Pilato [Junk Department].
Here are a few choice cuts (probably quite biased but whatever) from some of the names featured above: