Kerfuffle Classics: Tracks to Define an Era
Originating in a Stockwell pub in the late nineties, Kerfuffle's humble beginnings and longstanding commitment to quality selection make this party a firm favourite amongst London's clubbing community. Springing up periodically for festive celebrations, they're perhaps best known for their all-day Easter Sunday events and New Year celebrations. Founded by Liz Edwards and Martyn Rochester, they've since spread to the south with their coastal division 'Positively Kerfuffle' making its mark in Brighton, but the party retains its distinct sense of London character.
Though hard to define, Martyn and Liz place their sound closest to tech-house, explaining that 'our music bubbles under without ever banging. It's always funky but never formula. It embraces electronica without the noodling, US house without the divas and techno without the ego.'
We caught up with the residents ahead of their upcoming show at the Pickle Factory, to discuss the tracks that have come to define the party's ethos, style and energy.
Spook - Feel Up (Salt City Orchestra Wednesday Remix)
"One of those tunes with a stand out vocal breakdown that the crowd just go bonkers for - make some noise! Roisin from Maloko has never sounded better."
Where You At? - Derrick Carter
"We love Derrick’s bumpy, off kilter style, this one has got the kind of backbeat that earworms its way into your subconscious when you hear it on a big system."
Joshua - Come Over 2 My Place
"When we first started, we were known as an after-party, so the back to mine message is very pertinent “...relax and chill and do what you feel”."
Brett Johnson - Sigh Of Relief
"So many of our guests have dropped this tune - it’s a sure fire slice of deepness that never fails. It sounds like coming home."
JT Donaldson- Vanguard Nights
"Donaldson is the pure sonic sprit of Kerfuffle, so any of his killer tunes could grace this list – this one’s got an energy that keep building and lifts the floor to a state of dizzy delirium."
Kerfuffle emerges from hibernation this Sunday to bring its legendary all-day Easter celebration to The Pickle Factory, where Liz and Martyn will be joined by Nordic Trax founder Luke McKeehan and James Ornate of Ornate Music.