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Desperados x UKF Challenge 3 - Hack The City


Written by Sandy Hagenbach
12 Saturday 12th September 2015

Things are heating up in the Desperados x UKF City Hack challenges. In the last challenge we saw the three teams pulling out the stops to Hack Their City. This meant promoting and throwing an eye-catching party that would get people talking about them.

Having drummed up some attention with their first events this challenge asks the team to Hack The Space. To do this they have to use their extensive knowledge of their respective city to throw a party in a space where no one would expect and no one will ever forget.

‘The Rain City Movement’ team went for a Manchester first throwing an open-air party in the city’s iconic Projekts skate park situated under the A57. Drum and bass was the flavour of choice with heavy hitters Matrix and Futurebound heading up the proceedings. The event was packed to the rafters running one-in-one-out for the majority of the night.

Team ‘ The Big Smoke’ representing the capital opted for the Round Chapel in Hackney, an old church space in a trendy part of East London. P Monday topped the bill alongside Plastician who teamed up with Jammz to perform their City Hack track ‘London Living’ which has seen a decent amount of airplay on Radio 1Xtra and Beats 1. Along side the musical spectacle Big Smoke projected their own mapped visuals onto the giant organ at the back of the venue.

The Bristol team ‘Shifted Spaces’ managed to secure the famous Old Crown Courts in the centre of the city. They packed out the dilapidated old rooms with tech for days including an LED panel celling with a go pro rigged up to the middle so party goes could look up and see themselves on the screen, this was a Bristol first.  Local hero Pinch and his Tectonic label team took care of business in the main room with other well respected local artists holding down the room 2.

Watch how they got on with the parties here:

Head to the Hack the City homepage for more info.


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