Our Mixmag x Monkey Shoulder party in London was a family affair, and you can now watch Norman Jay MBE and his nephew Melvo Baptiste go Shoulder To Shoulder at our final house party in the capital with Monkey Shoulder.
Shoulder To Shoulder is the multi-meaning concept that is the drive behind our latest project with Monkey Shoulder. Turning the phrase back-to-back on its head, Shoulder To Shoulder has a DJ legend support and play alongside an aspiring act at our house party events. On top of this, we're working with Monkey Shoulder, the 100% malt whisky made for mixing, to spread awareness for the nightlife community's need to stand Shoulder To Shoulder in support of inclusion. At a time of turbulence with the Cost of Living Crisis and the lasting effects of lockdown continuing to run rife, harming the events industry and the people who make up our scene, we’re aiming to rewrite the night.
We decided that something needed to change, and the needs of the communities who depend on nightlife for work, play or sanctuary should be at the heart of that movement.
Based on your response to our polls on social media, we transformed The Faversham, Leeds into the ultimate house party with a Shoulder To Shoulder from Jayda G and Ruby Savage and now in London, with a headline set from Norman Jay MBE and Melvo Baptiste — both parties curated by utilising feedback submitted by our readers via a series of Instagram polls, tailoring the experience to your wants and needs. From the DJ bookings to the drinks menu and the interior design, everything was set up for a next-level night out.
The uncle-nephew pair played a cocktail of disco to D’n’B in the garden of our house party at The Master Shipwright's House in Deptford, London. With a crowd of people surrounding the decks to a backdrop of the house party, we saw people leaning out of windows to get the perfect view of the set. With Monkey Shoulder cocktails flowing and the tunes playing loud and clear - the vibes were immaculate. What a way to end the series.
Watch back all the action from Norman Jay MBE and Melvo Baptiste’s Shoulder To Shoulder set in London below.