Yousef presents Circus London with Booka Shade, Uto Karem and David Glass

Written by Larissa Wignall

June 20, 2013 1:25 pm

Continuing with the ethos of bringing the best in underground House and Techno to the capital, Yousef is relentless in his quest to ensure those standards are kept at the highest level. Last months event with Paul Ritch and Noir weaving their magic behind the booth to cause a mystical mayhem on the dancefloor with Yousef dong what he does best and smashing that floor to pieces. Heads down and dancing was the order of the day with just enough big moments to come up for air and revel in the warmness of the deep throbbing sound system being controlled by the trio.

July see’s Yousef once again selecting a mixture of familiar alongside brand spanking new talent. Since its inception 10 years ago Yousef has been adamant that Circus events and the label are to help nurture and develop new talent, giving them room to be unique, develop their own style with the love and support of the Circus family around them.

In at the deep end we have Booka Shade providing their take on rich electronica. Behind some of the biggest releases on the Get Physical label Walter Merziger and Amo Kammermeier know what buttons to push when working a dance floor, and we are not referring to a sync one!!! Studio masterminds for over 15 years they are armed with the experience and depth of knowledge to work the club like a sonic depth charge.

Italian Dj, producer and label owner, Uto Karem also joins the musical melee. His informative years where spent in London soaking up music from bands and acts such as New Order, Depeche Mode and Soft Cell then Underground Resistance, Novamute and Plus 8 upon returning to Italy in his teenage years, a broad palate to paint from later in life, wouldn’t you agree? He currently runs his own imprint, Agile Recordings and balances his love of high energy tracks infused with machine made sonics and underlying soulful grooves.

And reinforcing the Circus ethos of presenting new talent, David Glass steps up to make his London debut. Having released his debut EP on Circus back in January. Yousef adds “David has been a regular on the Circus dance floors for many years. He passed me some of his music and I begun to keep an eye on him and his productions. His track “Hood Chicks” really got my attention with plays from Loco Dice so I asked him if he wanted to do a 4 track EP for Circus Recordings which became a great success with plays from Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Carl Cox, Marco Carola, Dj Sneak and endless more. He’s built a solid following and plays for us regularly at Circus in Liverpool and this will be his DJ debut in London. He is a growing talent and part of the next generation of Circus Recordings artists.”

As always to round thing off we have Yousef taking charge, making a flying visit in for this gig from his Ibiza residency at Bomba, Yousef will be holding it all down for the evening before heading up Liverpool for another locked out Circus event. Yousef’s summer has been relentless with gigs in Korea for Ultra Music Festival and a debute tour of South Africa, to the release of his Circus X part 2 featuring tracks from more Circus friends, including an exclusive from Laurent Garnier, Steve Lawler, Eats Everything plus a Yousef and Sasha collaboration. Yousef will also be following up his Defected signed hit of last year, ‘Beg’ with ‘I See’ featuring the vocal talent that is Charli Taft and it will include remixes by Shadow Child and also ready to drop is before the summer ends is the monumental ‘Float Away’ track signed to Warner Music via the A&R hands of Damian Lazarus and Pete Tong. Yousef continues to relentlessly strides forward…


Yousef presents Circus London

Saturday 27th July @ Egg London

200 York Way, London, N7 9AX

Yousef, Booka Shade, Uto Karem, and David Glass (Circus Recordings / London debut)

Room 2 & 3 – Artists TBA

10pm – 8am

Ticket Cost £15 / £17.50 / £19.50 / £22.50 +BF

Tickets –

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