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Saturday July 11th



How Does It Feel To Be Loved? Virtual Dance Party
Saturday July 11th, 11pm-3am BST, and again from 10.15pm-3.15am EST

There is a mixcloud stream here:
And a live stream here - http://mixlr.com/hdif/

We're continuing our virtual dance parties for the foreseeable future. They'll happen two or three times a month, and will run from 11pm-3am. This gives everyone a chance to do something with the lovely summer evenings and then join us for a dance afterwards.

We're very pleased that we'll be joined this week by Estella Adeyeri of Big Joanie, who has put together an hour guest DJ for us. Her set will run from midnight for an hour.

This is a pre-mixed set so we can't accept requests on the night - please do make any requests in advance on the Facebook event page here

The live stream on mixlr and the mixcloud mixes will still be free of charge. For the Zoom party, we will now be selling ticktets in advance. They will cost £2 minimum donation, and will be limited to 100 places. Zoom party tickets for July 11th are available here:

The Zoom party is a party with other people attending the virtual disco. Our guest DJ will not be in attendance. The link and password for the party will be emailed to you at 10.45pm on the night.

If you don't want to join the Zoom party but would still like to make a donation, that would be very welcome. You can do that here

Thank you!


Forthcoming virtual parties

25/7/20 - Indietracks At Home

Previous virtual parties

4/7/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Jim Reid - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-4th-july-2020-with-guest-dj-jim-reid/

20/6/20 - Five hour northern soul mix - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-20th-june-2020-northern-soul-special/

13/6/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Bobby Wratten - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-13th-june-2020-with-guest-dj-bobby-wratten/

6/6/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Christopher Geddes - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-6th-june-2020-with-guest-dj-christopher-geddes/

30/5/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Helen Love - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-30th-may-2020-with-guest-dj-helen-love/

16/5/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Amelia Fletcher - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-16th-may-2020-with-guest-dj-amelia-fletcher/

9/5/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ David Gedge - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-9th-may-2020-with-guest-dj-david-gedge/

2/5/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Elizabeth Morris - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-2nd-may-2020-with-guest-dj-elizabeth-morris/

25/4/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Jeffrey Lewis - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-25th-april-2020-with-guest-dj-jeffrey-lewis/

18/4/20 - HDIF five hour mix, David Bowie special - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-18th-april-2020-david-bowie-special/

11/4/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Tracyanne Campbell - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-11th-april-2020-with-guest-dj-tracyanne-campbell/

4/4/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Stephin Merritt - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-4th-april-2020-with-guest-dj-stephin-merritt/

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:

Belle & Sebastian * Dusty Springfield * The Magnetic Fields * Love * Orange Juice * The Ronettes * The Ramones * Aztec Camera * Beach Boys * Buzzcocks * The Supremes * 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: