Rye Wax x East Wing Edit at Somerset House - 04-17th July 2018

  • Claire Smith Cullum
Rye Wax will be transplanting its small but fully-fledged vinyl record shop into the East Wing for the week. The focus will be on discovery and different ways of interacting with music through the shop, from turntable listening stations to live performances.
As well as a varied selection of essential vinyl, we will be selling a broad range of high-quality independent print representing photography, writing and illustration that touches on art, activism, gender, culture, sexuality and music.
The shop will be situated between The Influence Project, an exhibition celebrating the global impact of African American musicians and creative pioneers, and Print! Tearing It Up, exploring the history and impact of British independent print.

About Rye Wax
Founded in 2014, Rye Wax is an independent record shop, restaurant, bar and event space part of The CLF Art Cafe situated in Copeland Park, Peckham.
At the core of the Rye Wax ethos is a desire to shine a light on music that we feel is underrepresented or marginalised within the wider music industry, providing a space for countercultural movements to flourish.
We challenge the idea that record shops are typically exclusive and inaccessible spaces. We endeavour to create new opportunities for participation, inspiration and collaboration, providing a platform to encourage new partnerships. Our aim is to extend our impact beyond our space to showcase the vibrant and creative quarter of south London.
We make a stand for inclusivity, dialogue and community and work towards cementing Peckham’s standing as a sustainable cultural destination both in London and internationally.

Community and Music with Rye Wax Records
WED 04 JUL 2018 | 15.00 - 18.00 LABEL SHOWCASE: COTCH INTERNATIONAL Whilst browsing through Rye Wax’s record and zine collections, you can hear DJ sets from COTCH INTERNATIONAL, a new label, with close ties to Peckham’s Rye Wax record shop and club, where it hosts a monthly night. It aims to promote globally-minded music with a raw edge, shine a light on sensational new talent from across the musical spectrum, and bring exciting new hybrids into the public conscious.


SAT 07 JUL 2018 | 11.00 - 14.00 RYE WAX: MAKE YOUR OWN ‘ZINE  – CELEBRATING VENUES Writer Emma Warren inspires and leads you to make a fanzine about your favourite nightclub or live music spot, here or abroad. You might want to make a zine about legendary 1980s London hangs like The Wag or a famous Ghanaian basement club, or more recent and iconic venues like Plastic People. These an be places you frequented or dreamed about. Bring ideas, flyers, mementos or none of the above. This will be sound-tracked by DJs for an afternoon of venue celebration. Emma Warren is a writer, broadcaster and mentor who has been documenting music and culture for two decades. She has a monthly radio show on Worldwide FM and is writing a short book about her current favourite music venue, The Total Refreshment Centre.
SAT 14 JUL 2018 | 11.00 - 14.00 LABEL SHOWCASE: ON THE CORNER On the Corner is a record label with an output focused on mixing forward-thinking Jazz, afro and international influences and experimental electronics. OtC present Charles Vaughan who will be DJing a range of cosmic influences and forthcoming releases, as well as a selection of other works. On The Corner were the winners of Gilles Peterson's Label of the Year 2018.


TUE 10 JUL 2018 | 13.00 - 14.00 HOLDING SPACE: FEMME VOICES AND INDENTITY IN NIGHTLIFE TODAY Hear experienced Promoter Racheal Williams focussing on the space and voice women create for themselves within today’s nightlife and music culture. This will be an industry-led panel consisting of promoters, journalists, venue bookers and women working behind the scenes.
Speakers: Emma Kroeger has cemented her place in the East London queer clubbing scene as head of marketing and bookings at Dalston Superstore for nearly three years. In addition to her programming work, she is the promoter of Mints and cult Tuesday party Disco Spritz and DJs under the moniker Chaka Khan’t, as well as performing regularly as drag alter ego Cissy.
Carin Abdulá is the Head Agent of OUTER, the agency branch of Berlin Atonal - one of Europe's most renowned advanced music festivals. Carefully curating a roster of singular talent from electronic music giants such as Moritz Von Oswald and Death In Vegas to rising names like Machine Woman and Jensen Interceptor, Carin's career and vision is set on a deep passion for boundary pushing sounds, explorations of art's various mediums and a strong community ethos.
Rhi Kimchi is an artist manager and media producer based in London. She works at Stripes, a record label and management company, representing artists including Kurupt FM, JGrrey and Klose One along with having her own roster of emerging artists.  Her media production credits include after-movies for festivals such as Secret Solstice in Iceland, Annie Mac's Lost & Found in Malta and Reading festival. Most recently she also produced a music video for LA-based trap producer UZ & Foreign Beggars.
Jaye Ward has been broadmindedly programming psychedelic dance floors and back rooms since the '80s. Her previous iteration was as a '90s and '00s record shop counter monkey and archetypal "Berwick Street bearded disco dwarf”. She's shared controls with and organised ill-fated do’s with the great and the good of London's nightlife elite over the decades. As a key figure of London's LGBT scene and one of the few successful openly trans DJs she's recarved her own niche playing at Printworks, Rye Wax and the upcoming Kala festival.
TUE 17 JUL 2018 | 13.00 - 14.00 MASTERING FOR VINYL WITH PECKHAM CUTS Jonny of Peckham Cuts hosts a talk unveiling the mystery around mastering music specifically for the vinyl format. After the talk, musicians can bring in their unmastered music digitally, and Jonny will take them through the mastering process step-by-step. Anyone is welcome to turn up and watch the mastering process.
Dominic Jones runs Peckham Cuts, Peckham’s first ever walk-in dubplate cutting service right on Rye Lane high street, cutting vinyl for for some of south London’s finest DJs and producers.