Exclusive Interview & Guest Mix: LS Dare

Hey LS Dare and thanks for chatting with us!

How long have you been DJing?

I bought my first decks at 14 (2000), I would go to record shops but wasn’t sure of the names and titles and would end up buying a load of shit record’s lol, I quickly gave up Djing after that. By 18 I knew a lot more about DnB and I would go to my mate Fred’s house and have go on his decks, I loved it and soon got the hang of it, I then got some cheap direct drive’s what were pretty lame so quickly saved up for my Technics :). So short answer 18, 15 years ago.

How did you get in to that?

Listening to Pirate radio, I used to record all the sets I liked and then listen back to them. I’d also nick a few of my older sister’s Cd’s, I remember she had Roni Size (New Forms)…. I was feeling that from an early stage.

Your DJ name is very unusual – what’s the story behind that?

I’ll give you A long answer… I used to be called Robin Hood and about 4 years ago I wanted to change my name, I didn’t think Robin Hood fitted the direction I was going in. I was living with my Dad at the time and I was trying to think up a name for ages then I came up with LS Dare, so my Dad’s name Is Alasdair, So I sort of slimed his name down, Plus I thought it plays on the whole LSD vibe :)

What kind of DNB are you playing?

Some of artists I’m feeling at the moment are Tyrone, Madcap, Ilk, X Nation. I play tunes from 93 to the present day, anything from Jungle, Liquid, Deep, Late 90’s Tech Step, Rolling Dnb and Halftime.

Favourite DJ and producer?

Dj: Killing me with this question, so hard I’ll say a few because it’s to hard to name one Andy C (Man is Jedi), Loxy and of course Randall

Producer: Spirit and Total Science

Do you DJ any other genre than DNB?

I used to Dj Garage/Dubstep/HipHop/RnB and different styles of House. That was more under The Robin Hood alias. I played some amazing gig’s under that alias, Several festival’s such as Outlook. I had a residency at The Westbury in Kilburn and a residency at A Nightclub in Greece.

You are involved with From The Vaults at AAJA Deptford, how did that happen and can you tell us what’s that is all about?

I started From The Vaults with Tom (VoiceMc). One of our friends Sam owned a bar called AAJA, Tom was doing a Dj set there and I came to watch, we both fell in love the place and realised that we had both wanted to start a Jungle/DnB party for years. The ethos behind From The Vaults is Jungle/Dnb past, present and future bought to you by trusted selectas and hosts/mcs.

Where do you see From The Vaults in the future?

There will be more parties at Aaja, also The 1st Birthday is in October. Although i’m moving on from FTV, the one just been was the last one I was involved in. I’m off on a new venture, so watch this space. The badman Voice Mc will be flying the flag for FTV and I wish FTV and Voice all the best in putting on dope party’s.

You’re a raver too – what do you prefer, DJing or go out?

That’s a very tough question, DJing would slightly edge in front. I love putting tracks together, I love mixing, hearing new tunes old and fresh And for me it’s one of the best buzzes in the world, to step up at the right event, festival, party and smash down A set to people that enjoy the music just as much as me, massive buzz. I’m blessed to have played at some of the event’s I have.

First ever rave?

I went to a dancehall rave when I was 16 it was at Tudor Rose in Southall there was always some madness going on there, pretty sure it kicked of that night! First DnB rave was at Fabric when I was 18, I left Fabric on such a high, the club was amazing, the vibe was sick, I literally went every Friday after that for two months on the trot, I was hooked!

Do you produce as well?

A little, I don’t know enough to be fair, need to get back on it. I made a tune with my mate Phil (Philth) end of last year, that was fun and inspiring.

What music are you listening to at home?

Soul, Funk, Reggae, Dancehall, Techno, literally all sorts depends what mood I’m In.

What’s next fort LS dare?

More regular promo mixes, hopefully a few show’s here and there back on Rude Fm, some more bookings (cough cough promoters), a new event and production.

You have done a wicked mix for us, what can you tell us about it?

I recorded this mix a few months ago, when I started selecting tracks for the mix I was drawn towards the summery vibe.

There’s quite a few styles in there…
Soulful vibes, rolling amens, some new tracks from this year, a bit of middle skool and finishes up with some gems from the mid 90’s.

I feel it all links up well and has a rolling journey to it, I hope you enjoy it

Famous last words or shout outs?

Big up, Fred, My Dad, Dozer, RudeFm crew, Voice Mc, From The Vaults for 6 awesome party’s and shouts to everyone in attendance. Everyone in Jungle and Drum and Bass that makes it such a fun solid amazing scene.

28/9, London. Jungle Vs Garage: All Day Summer Closing Party: £7 Guestlist

ROOM ONE JUNGLE ZEN (JUNGLE, DARK ROLLERS,ROLLERS)

CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE
PAUL T & EDWARD OBERON
JAPPA B2B TRAUMTIZE
ALCEMIST B2B XAV
BLCKHRY B2B ENTA
TUNSTEP B2B J:CODE B2B BEANIE (JUNGLE ZEN SHOWCASE)
GRV
MONK AUDIO
TRIPPLE H
SKYZ
BACK2FRONT SHOWCASE C-SAW B2B RMC B2B SUBJECT

MC’s
REPOW
MC GLEN
MASS
BAMSKI
Y-ZER
CANNING
MAKKA
DRED LARK
DVZ

ROOM 2 LIFEFM (GARAGE, REGGAE, HOUSE, OLD SKOOL)
LIONESS
TONY CASTLE
LEE MARKS
MAKAH
PAYDRO
RYAN KELLS
LEVVY B2B HORNZIL

MCS
FLABZY
CART E
GENIE

ROOM 3 TO BE ANNOUNCED

💚 WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE WALL FOR £7 GUESTLIST 💚

WE ARE BACK! A MASSIVE LINE UP OF JUNGLE AND GARAGE AND REGGAE AND DNB! EXPECT THE VERY BEST IN OLD SKOOL TO NEW SKOOL BRINGING YOU THE BEST VIBES FOR ALL DAY EVENT WITH TWO FOOD STALLS PIZZA AND JERK CHICKEN

After massive success of our last event we are back, to bring you an amazing all day event at one of best venue in london. We our bringing together 4 labels to create one massive all day jungle/dnb/garage/reggae bbq, at londons best new venu. This venue is one of best in lodnon without door roof tops and outdoor stages inside warehouse style club The venue is legendary, with an indoor warehouse with a massive sound system with NO SOUND RESTRICTIONS! And outdoor stage under cover! This all day event will be one to tell the grandkids here is a little insight to the venue. Expect a massive production inflatables, Hawaiian themed party!

We our joining up with life fm to bring you the best in garage and old stool with loads of special guest to be revealed in time. life fm have been pioneers of the scene over 25 years in the game! room 3 will be announced next week

WE WILL HAVE THE BEST FOOD STALLS ABOUT!

This will be £7 entry with guest list until 3pm after 3pm £10 after 6pm £15
£15 without guest list

The venue is very easy to get to if you are coming from Hertfordshire or out of London get a direct train to Euston then is just 4 stops! At Tottenham Hale!

This is strictly 18+ event no Id no entry.

Hope to see you all there junglist for this massive all day event💚

The Cause

Down Lane Studios, Ashley House, Ashley Road, N17 9LZ London

Free Download: Vykhod Sily Special – Louise Plus One

93/4 Vinyl mix

Tango Future Followers Formation Records
D stomp – The Noise of Art – Subplates vol 2 – Suburban Base Records
Ruff With The Smooth – Sounds Superior – Basement Records
Ironik – Fantasy (Dark Mix) – Deep Seven
Subect 13 – Career Come First – (Widgy Grub Remix) – Underground Lever Recordings
From The Man Like Pennywise – Suspension Of Disbelief – Symphony Sounds Records
D.O.P.E. – When I Was Young – (DJ Easy B & T Bag Revisited Mix – Rugged Vinyl Records
First Project – The Bleach Up Whitehouse Crew Remix – ULR One
Aurora – Firin To The Core – Homegrown Records
Sonic Experienced – IQ – Basement Records
SDR & Subsonic – The Feeling – Shoebox
Sounds Of Life – Don’t Resist The Beat – Certificate 18
DJ Peekay – For Real – Fokus Studio Productions
DJ Buz – Warrior Charge – No U Turn

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Exclusive Guest Mix: Onism Qi – Translation Mix

Tracklist:

Basic Biology – Subtle
Stavrogin – Echo Ins
Throwing Snow – Tantrum
Benton – Cut Up
LMajor – The Power (Boxwork Remix)
Borai & Denham Audio – Make Me
Thomas B & Ghast – Peregrine
Onism Qi – All My Friends Are Dead
GREAZUS x Sinistarr – UR4CR33PER
Basic Biology & Ghast – What Didn’t You Say
Dead Mans Chest ft. Coco Bryce – The Dead Will Dance
Tsuruda – Taboo
Onism Qi – 96 Dreamer
Mad Zach – Further Than It
BROCKHAMPTON – ST. PERCY
Ghast – Pyrrhic
Crypticz & Itoa – Street Drinker
Onism Qi – Circuitous
Quentin Hiatus – Hold Fast
Boddika & Joy Orbison – Dun Dun (Danny Scrilla Flip)
Up High Collective & Vorace – Helophio’s Hunt
GREAZUS x Sinistarr – Mother F
Quentin Hiatus – Red Controller
Severity – Hyperghetto
DLX – Sumtin Like This
Dexcell – Landscape
Halogenix – Would You
Alix Perez – White Lies
Onism Qi – Patroller

3/10, London. Talkin’ Headz – screening + Q&A with Goldie & Gilles Peterson

Originally released in 1998, Metalheadz and Commune join forces to bring Talkin’ Headz: The Metalheadz Documentary to the cinema screen for the very first time. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his legendary label, Goldie will be joined by Gilles Peterson on stage at The Rio to discuss the significance of hitting the quarter of a century milestone whilst going deep into the label’s illustrious history.

Synopsis
Talkin’ Headz: The Metalheadz Documentary is an intimate and immediate account of a Drum & Bass label poised for world domination. DJs and producers talk openly of the artistic freedom they enjoy, how the label has evolved to represent such a diverse musical scene and why moving forward and pushing the boundaries is so vital. These names have created a global phenomenon and here talk for the first time of how it was achieved, where it’s at and what the future holds.

Featuring: Adam F, DJ Bailey, Ink, Digital, Dillinja, Doc Scott, Ed Rush, Goldie, Grooverider, J Majik, Lemon D, MC Justiyc, Marly Marl, Matrix, Optical, Randall, Source Direct

Appearances by: Andy C, GUS @ Reinforced, Gilles Peterson, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Ray Keith

“Intelligence worthy of an Oxfords Honors Degree” DJ Mag
“This label has got some of the UK’s finest producers” Mixmag

Tickets

Rio Cinema

107 Kingsland High Street, E82 London, United Kingdom

19/10, London. From the Vaults – 1st Birthday

Yes people!

With 6 events complete, sick DJ and MC performances and many a happy raver we invite you to come and celebrate our 1st Birthday.

On the decks:

Chris Inperspective
Dj-Handy
DJ UNO (UK)
Immerse b2b Paul90
Promo ZO
Uzer

On the mic

Agman Gora
Blackeyemc
Mela Don
Sopheye AKA SOFi MARi
VoicemC

Its been a great year and we’re truly grateful to all of you who have come down to support (regulars and new faces), the performers who have smashed it and of course AAJA Deptford for the love and support.

Remember to ask for a ticket at the bar to take to Mama’s Jerk to get buy one get one half price.

Enjoy our Rewind cocktail and brand new Big Up and Promo cocktails from £6 and beers from £4 (draft / bottled / cans)

See you in the Arch soon

TRANSPORT:
Deptford Rail Station – One minute walk
Deptford Bridge DLR – Five minute walk
Frankham Street Car Park – SE8 4RH

AAJA Deptford

Arch 2, Deptford Market Yard, Deptford, SE84BX London

6/9, Birmingham. Straight Out The Lab @ Club PST

Following the success of our first ‘Straight Out The Lab’ night in July, Heist and Benny Colab bring you the next instalment of the bi-monthly night at Club PST in Birmingham on Friday 6th September 10pm – 5am

Featuring artists from Co-Lab Recordings, Calypso Muzak, Sumo Beatz and Liquid Lab we proudly bring you the following artists who will cover the full spectrum of DnB on the night.

Heist, T>I, Oz, Warhead, Teej, Benny Colab, Dj Form, hosted by Busta, Diligent Fingers and PM

Tickets

Club PST Digbeth in Birmingham

6/9, Hitchin. Resonant Frequencies Presents: Serial Killaz @ Club 85

Resonant Frequencies returns with our biggest show to date. This time, we’re bringing jungle legends Serial Killaz UK to Hitchin!

The second the needle hits a Serial Killaz record you know it’s them. Rabble-rousing ragga vocals, bubbling bouncy bass, cut-throat beats, undiluted positive vibes. Expect them to bring nothing less than their trademark skanks and chubby bass spirit to Club 85 on the 6th of September! With classics such as ‘Good Enough’, ‘Walk and Skank’ and their legendary remix of ‘No No No’, they’ll be sure to get the dancefloor moving!

Tickets

Club 85 in Hitchin

25/9, London. Soul In Motion x Wavey Garms

GUEST DJs: TBA

+ RESIDENTS:

BAILEY & NEED FOR MIRRORS

Door policy – 18+

Free entry with Rsvp before 10pm.
£5 without Rsvp or after 10PM

Limited Rsvp Available HERE

This is a limited entry event, Once Rsvp is at maximum the guest list will be closed.

Soul In Motion x Wavey Garms
Channel Sim Live Stream

Wednesday September 25th
at Colours Hoxton
7pm – 12am.

Address:
Colours Hoxton, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU

Featured Event – DAYLIGHT – Accessible Jungle/Drum & Bass Event for Disabled Adults & Carers.

 

Music venue Omeara are pleased to announce they will host London’s first accessible club event for adults with disabilities and their carers this November.

 

The event, titled ‘Daylight’ is being produced by London-based DJ and mental health volunteer Tony Gurney and will debut with a Jungle and D&B special.

 

“I’m doing it because I couldn’t find anyone else who is.

It’s called Daylight because it’s all about getting humans out of the shadows and into some DAYLIGHT”

( Tonys own words )

 

Tony, who DJs under the name ‘Groover The Barbarian’ and is currently studying electronic music production, lives with both Crohn’s Disease and Fibromyalgia.

 

” In order for someone with disabilities to be able to go to a nightclub for a night time event they have all the challenges of their disability added to all the challenges of the average night out.

 

Anyone who has tried to get a taxi or a night bus at 3-4am knows how difficult it is.

 

Now imagine it’s raining, and the taxi that has turned up is refusing to take you because you’re in a wheelchair and the guy will have to get out of his car.

 

Add in medication timing, steps, drunk people, getting access to toilets and anything else the Universe chucks in and I think you can see why a night out to a club can be a massive challenge for anyone with a disability. “

 

 ( Tonys own words )

 

 

Like many other disabled music fans, Tony also finds the typical nightclub excursion of eight hours plus physically and mentally draining and has to prepare in the days leading up to going to any club.

 

It can affect him in an excess of a week to recover before he feels anywhere near ‘normal’ again.

 

‘Normal’

for Tony is waking up each day in pain and feeling exhausted, plus a hospital appointment most weeks.

 

This is also the case for Drum+Basics very own Manager/Dj.

 

M_A.

 

Mary-Anne also has a Fibromyalgia and sometimes faces the same difficulties.

So here at Drum+Basics we are so happy to be involved.

 

Tony has set up a crowdfunding page in the hope of creating a regular event within London’s clubbing calendar.

 

You can help him reach his target and read his story here…

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tony-gurney?utm_term=5J49v2MxB

 

 

DJs on the day & an Exclusive PA Set…

 

DJ FUTURE

117 / Skeleton Recordings / AKO Beatz / Juice Records

 https://soundcloud.com/dj-future

 

MINDSET

RUDE FM / D.I.T.C

https://www.mixcloud.com/drumandbasics/drumbasics-presents-mindset-promo-mix/

 

M_A

DRUM+BASICS

https://www.mixcloud.com/mary-anne-hood/

 

GROOVER THE BARBARIAN

https://www.mixcloud.com/GrooverTheBarbarian/

 

PA/MC SET 

SOFI MARI

V Recordings / Function Records / Bassdrive

Sofimari.com

 

VENUE

Omeara,

Flat Iron Square

SE1 1TE

 

DATE

Saturday 16th November

2019.

 

TIME

2PM – 6PM

 

Tickets

£5, with free carers tickets

https://bit.ly/2Hi3NoO

 

Working with…

Carers UK.

https://www.carersuk.org

 

Attitude is Everything.

http://www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk/

 

 

Venue Accessibility FAQ’s

 

Omeara work with the organisation Attitude is Everything to ensure the best live music experience for each and every customer and place equality and inclusivity at the heart of their policies as a live and late night music venue.

Omeara is totally step free accessible from the street and inside the venue.

The main room is on the ground floor alongside one of the bars, with an accessible bathroom nearby.

 

Are there disabled parking spaces near to the club?

Yes there are car parking spaces on nearby Union Street and Ayers Street.

 

Have the club’s door staff been trained in providing assistance to disabled customers?

Yes, there was a policy review and update in April.

 

Are carers allowed to accompany disabled customers for free?

Yes

 

Are there any stairs used by customers in the club?

If so, are there lifts/ramps that can accommodate wheelchair users?

There is no need to use stairs – we have a lift to the upper level of the club, and wheelchair access can be arranged throughout all our spaces.

 

Does the club have accessible disabled toilets?

If so, how many?

Are there accessible disabled toilets on all floors/areas of the club?

Yes, there are two within Omeara, and one more next door in the food arch which can also be used.

They only have accessible cubicles on the ground level.

 

For more information please check the official clubs website

http://www.omearalondon.com

 

PLEASE

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DAYLIGHT!

Interview & Guest Mix : Enbe – Nu:Generation DnB

Dj Enbe is a male Jump Up DnB Dj / Producer from Leamington Spa is currently bringing new events to Birmingham and is the head honcho of Nu:Generation DnB, a producer and and valued member of Fully Charged performing team.

 

Which consists of myself Enbe, Dutty Mowgli & Mcs Kolapse & Skinn-E.

https://linktr.ee/enbednb

 

We had a quick chat with Enbe to get to know more…

 

 

How long have you been Djing?

Firstly id like to say a massive thank you for this invite to have a chat with yourselves..

Music runs very deep within myself as it’s always been a getaway from my life and my earliest experiences and it was inevitable music would play a massive part of my life but I started Djing when I was 17, I bought a pair of turntables with my first ever pay check, but back then I was mixing Garage, Hip Hop aswell and Drum and Bass..

I really fell in love with dnb once jump up started to come into it’s own a few years later..

I had my first set out in 2005 at a small event in Birmingham called dnb shop and haven’t looked back since, I had a spell on the sidelines and came back with an absolute bang, I’ve since performed at most of the major brands including Innovation vs Random Concept in 2008, sticky, United sounds , Nu:Era, Bassmans bash which is Random Concept led, and a small event in Belgium too..

I’ve learnt a lot on my way and have now finally found how to get this music game right, so it’s only a matter of time and with my hard graft and constant effort to make it.

 

What is Nu:Generation DnB?

I am the only member of Nu:Generation, I run it on my own as a label, events and radio station which will soon be a studio based station.

I set it up in 2014 and kept it going except for when my son Ashton was born thats when I took a break from music to settle in.. ever since then and this last 12 month’s especially Nu:Generation has been doing some pretty big things including the big event for mine and fellow fully charged member Dutty Mowgli bday bash in November then a pre Xmas Mash Up in December.

www.facebook.com/nugenerationdnb

Birthday bash in May which i am going to do a boat party and really celebrate in style.

It’s also a label too, this year has been event focused so my releases, one release every other month but they are doing well and you can find our catalogue at

https://www.junodownload.com/labels/Nu%3AGeneration+DnB/

Next up on the label is a impressive Ep from Kre and nice mixture of jump up and rollers and it’s such a well produced Ep that I’m proud to release.

 

 

 

You live in Leamington Spa but shall be hosting events in Birmingham, why did you choose Birmingham?

Yeah Leamington is my home but when it comes to Drum and Bass then Birmingham is my home.

I’ve got an affinity with the place and it’s always been the place to be when it comes to Drum and Bass in my eyes.

The scene is incredible here at the moment with some other brands putting on amazing shows and some incredibly talented artists and home sweet home and all that..

I do plan on branching out to other areas but Birmingham always is and always will be the place to be for Drum and Bass..

 

Birmingham DnB scene is dominantly Jump Up.
When planning an event in Birmingham among other Jump Up promoters did you find any difficulties or do you all support each other?

I find with any kind of promoting wether it be a music event, a building company or just any kind of promoting in general it’s difficult because of competition but you have to try to go one step further and graft and really give it something special.

I’ve trained in music business, social media, marketing, branding and a lot of workshops to improve myself as a music businessman and it seems to be paying off, in terms of the other promotor, no I don’t find difficulties with them whatsoever, everybody here loves the scene and wants it to thrive and are all good people so if you study the scene right you know what’s going on and set your dates accordingly and if they are talented wether they run another brand or not then I will book them.

For me it’s all about the love of music, the scene and what I do..

 

 

 

You also do many live streams on AA1radio.
When is the next live stream?

Me and my Fully Charged team do our shows on AA1 every Monday from 8pm-10pm and we bring special guests.

It’s 2 hours of raw power and I love to perform with them..

 

I noticed you did a set without any MCs and promoted it as an MC free zone.
Do you prefer having no MCs on your set?

Mc Free Zone isn’t a set it’s a mixtape series I do without Mcs just so I can get more content out and give the listeners a chance to really hear me.

I love to perform and be involved in music in any way shape or form but I do prefer Mcs on my set because they help the performance and always give the set that something extra.

Fully charged Mcs Kolapse and Skinn-e are absolutely incredible and I love to perform with all of my team and they are all making me very proud of them and how far they are coming.

We recently played at Bassmans last bash and we all put in a big shift and the room was absolutely rammed.

 

 

Any more info we should know about yourself?

Yeah I’m not only into my DnB.

I also do Graphic Design and a Videographer too.

I get a lot of work in those so I’m happy with anything I do, I’ve also got an interview on camera with Limelight T.V to look forward to and also I’m doing a project called Enbe Expeditions where a cameraman follows me to and from bookings and films my escapades which I’m really looking forward to..

I’ve got my mc free zone mix series every other month and I’m also doing a mix series called the producer mix series where I take one producer and mix only their tracks into a mixtape for release once a month.. the first one is filthy habits out now 31st August..

 I am sitting on alot of tracks ready to be released aswell as the monthly releases from Nu:Generation where I’m excited to be releasing from artists such as Damage Report, Total Recall, Top Dolla and Kre to name a few, I’ve also got a full up booking schedule so you can catch me at a dance near you soon, I’m also going to be doing some impressive collab soon with a couple. I can’t let that out of the bag just yet.

Above it all though I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my wife and kids, they’ve helped me grow into what I am today and I may not be the greatest man alive but it’s striving to be and that makes u who you are, I’ve still got a long way to go to be where I want to be so my goal is to keep doing what I’m doing and when my opportunity arises I have to make sure i take it.

 

Final words?

Head on over to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/enbednb or scan my QR code which will take you directly to all my links where you can access free content and so much more..

Also head on over to Nu:Generation on Facebook and check out our forthcoming releases and eup coming events and make sure u lock into our Fully Charged Takeover show for free giveaways and event entry..

A big shout out to my Fully Charged team, the management at AA1 Radio, Mc Toddlah for his support, my agent Alex for all his help and advice, all the ravers and promotors…

( event details below )

https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/The-Tunnel-Club/NuGeneration-DnB-Presents—Enbe-amp-Dutty-Mowglis-Birthday-Bash/13547234/

https://www.facebook.com/events/407825163311429/?ti=icl

Listen to Enbe Full Jump Up DnB mix here….

 

6/10, London. One.Seventy @ Rye Wax

LINE UP

Vromm
Dexta
Pepsi Slammer
Eleven
Alexander & Rob Vanden

Six events across six months from September 2019 to February 2020. Six carefully curated and refined line ups based on the artists and performers who are pushing the artform at 170 beats per minute right now.

Sunday 6th October 2019 – FREE ENTRY
16:00 – 23:00

Rye Wax

133 Rye Lane, SE154 London, United Kingdom