To try and define Kerfuffle is not easy. We've had many defining moments over the years since we first put a couple of decks on a table at an old pub in Stockwell back in 1997.
Defining moments like the time Eddie Richards had them queuing round the block even on the first Friday after New Year, or Swayzak's first live set, or the time Mr. C won the Easter egg hunt, or when Pure Science threw up three times without ever missing a note. We've had all dayers, chillouts, even excursions to Switzerland. We've been weekly, fortnightly, and monthly. We once even had a UV may pole that got literally ripped to pieces by trophy hunters.
Over the years we've built up something special. A VERY special bunch of people who've felt more and more comfortable just being with each other as we've all grown closer together. People we used to share lifts with after Heart and Soul back to the legendary after parties at Music City. People we've travelled to Brighton with in search of Wiggle by the sea. Above all, people who've told us exactly how they like it and who have kept on coming back to have some more.
In fact, over the past 20 years the Kerfuffle crowd has been what's held it all together, and the music, of course. When we first started, the term tech-house had yet to be invented, applying it to Kerfuffle is almost accurate but not quite. 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.
Over the years we’ve dragged our crowd kicking and screaming to some amazing venues in around and under London. The Plug in Stockwell, the Father Red Cap in Camberwell, The Mucky Duck in Loughborough Junction, Fortress Studios off Old Street plus a couple of wine bars in Notting Hill. And at a hazy succession of dawn-tinged after-party havens we’ve often kept the party going longer than perhaps even we should admit. We always strive to establish a safe, happy place where party heads can relax, feel secure and let go without ever feeling under surveillance.
Since 2009 with a move to Brighton for Liz and then with Martyn's move to Saltdean, Kerfuffle has increasingly become become a tale of two cities. From Positively Kerfuffle in 2013 - a link up with Brighton’s Positive Sound in a warehouse in Lewes, we’ve been building our South Coast presence, but we still love London and can’t stay away.
Last year we held parties in Hove, on Saltdean Beach as well as back at our old lounge in the Jamm.This year, we’ve got already parties booked in at all these places and more.