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Saturday April 4th



How Does It Feel To Be Loved? Virtual Dance Party
Saturday April 4th, 9pm-2am GMT, and then from 9.15pm EST.

While everyone is on lockdown and self-isolating, we're running virtual dance parties, so we can feel connected and dance to our favourite indie pop and soul songs in our living rooms. Our first virtual dance party on March 21st was lots of fun, and so we're going to do them twice a month, on the first Saturday of the month (virtual Canterbury Arms party) and the third Saturday of the month (virtual Phoenix party). Stock up on your favourite tipple, push the furniture to the walls, turn up the volume, and join us in a virtual party!

We're very pleased that we'll be joined this week by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields. His set will run from 11pm GMT for an hour and fifteen minutes.

There is a mixcloud mix here - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-4th-april-2020-with-guest-dj-stephin-merritt/
And a live stream here -

All of our virtual dance parties are free, but if you'd like to make a donation, that would be very welcome.

Thank you!

Previous virtual parties

28/3/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Stuart Murdoch - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-28th-march-2020-with-guest-dj-stuart-murdoch/

21/3/20 - HDIF six hour mix - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-21st-march-2020/

14/3/20 - Great Big Kiss six hour mix - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/great-big-kiss-podcast-81-march-14th-2020-mix/


We play:

The Smiths * The Supremes * Belle & Sebastian * Dusty Springfield * The Magnetic Fields * Love * Orange Juice * The Ronettes * The Ramones * Aztec Camera * Beach Boys * Buzzcocks * The Cure * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * Allo Darlin' * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * The Go-Betweens * Tammi Terrell * Jens Lekman * Jonathan Richman * Le Tigre * Pat Powdrill * The Sea Urchins * Sleater-Kinney * Os Mutantes * Neutral Milk Hotel * The Left Banke * The Associates * Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Reviews of How Does It Feel To Be Loved?:

"This hugely popular night knows there are few better ways to enter the new year than with a soundtrack of classic sixties soul and the most danceworthy janglepop and shimmering indie tunes." - Time Out

“A speakeasy for anyone who suspects that their life is one big Smiths song' - Big Issue
'Absolutely the best night in the whole of the world!” - The Guardian
“Much-loved indie pop institution” - The Quietus
“Legendary indie club” - NME
"How Does It Feel To Be Loved has, since 2002, easily been one of London’s best club nights. Its unpretentious and welcoming nature, often fuelled with everything from Belle & Sebastian and Orange Juice to Tamla Motown and Dusty Springfield, swipes away any negative connotations our capital has for being a cold, brutal and rather heartless place." - Music OMH
"With a tag-line of ‘From the Smiths to the Supremes’ it’s the music policy that shapes How Does It Feel To Be Loved?; indie-pop and soul draw a quietly hip bunch of revelers. Best of all they are just so friendly; no aggro or posturing here – it’s all crooked smiles and handclaps." - For Folk's Sake
"With a decade of great nights under its belt How Does it Feel to Be Loved? is one of London's most enduring and influential underground indie get-togethers." Flavorpill

HDIF Podcasts:

Throw a party in your living room with the latest HDIF podcast. The podcasts have a variety of themes - some feature songs that were played at the most recent club night, and some are new music specials focussing on indie pop.

You can listen to them here: