Two weeks in and New Year’s resolutions long forgotten, January is still bleak. With half our friends still staunchly persisting through dry Jan, not to mention cold club queues, going out out has lost its December sparkle. Like it or not, the next two weeks are guaranteed to be spent watching Netflix reruns unless events are strictly, 100% undoubtedly worth leaving the house for.
Cue Orchestra Orange – a live rendition of Frank Oceans seminal 17-track debut album Channel Orange, hosted by East London club venue XOYO. From “Sierra Leone” and “Super Rich Kids” to “Thinkin Bout You”, “Lost”, “Pyramids”, and “Forest Gump”, with features from the likes of Pharrell and André 3000, the summer 2012 release soundtracked countless experiences of our teens and early twenties, proving a timelessly cherished record seven years on.
This month XOYO will also host The Miseducation Anniversary: A Live Rendition of Lauryn Hill , a performance of the equally iconic debut album by all-round legend Lauryn Hill. By far the most frequently referenced album amongst neo-soul and R&B artists today, the landmark record featuring “Ex-Factor”, “I Used to Love Him”, “Nothing Even Matters” and “Tell him” will be brought to life by the finest musicians in London to pay homage to the arrival of a queen.
Both events are strictly 18+. Please bring ID.