Electrowerkz

Coordinates: 51°31′57″N 0°6′19″W / 51.53250°N 0.10528°W / 51.53250; -0.10528
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51°31′57″N 0°6′19″W / 51.53250°N 0.10528°W / 51.53250; -0.10528

The Electrowerkz building

Electrowerkz is a three-floor music venue in Islington, London. In addition to mainstream club nights, it hosts the regular goth night club Slimelight and many other club, live music and events.

Layout[edit]

Electrowerkz has three floors. Much of the layout of the ground floor was shaped to accommodate Carsten Höller's pop-up restaurant which used the venue in November 2008–July 2009.[1] The club's dilapidated appearance has been praised for adding to the "gritty warehouse feel" and adding to the club's charm.[2]


Since 2022 the business has been under new ownership and there has been huge investment significantly improving all areas of the venue which has led to Electrowerkz featuring in many top london club features.

Slimelight[edit]

Slimelight, also known as "Slimes", is a dark scene night club which covers such genres as goth, industrial, dark techno, dark electro, and dark wave, which has existed at The Electrowerkz since 1987.[3]

As well as DJs, Slimelight also regularly has live acts before the club or during it. Artists who have performed at Slimelight include VNV Nation, The Crüxshadows, Combichrist, Clan of Xymox and Nitzer Ebb.

To comply with the law when Slimelight began in the 1980s, the club has a membership scheme that requires getting existing members to approve new members. Although this is no longer necessary, the membership scheme still exists and provides members with a cheaper entrance fee.[3] Most of the ground floor exists in its current state due to a pop up restaurant from Carsten Höller which co-existed with the club for several months.[4]

While UK entertainment venues were restricted from holding in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic, the club moved online with multiple livestream DJ events on Twitch.

Other events[edit]

B-Movie performing at Electrowerkz in 2015

Under the name The Werkz, Electrowerkz makes itself available as a venue for weddings, product launches and as a film location.[5]

Electrowerkz was a filming location for the Black Mirror episode San Junipero.[6][7]

Club reviewers have praised the venue for the variety of club nights

Mayuan Mak[edit]

Mayuan Mak was the co-owner of Electrowerkz until his death in December 2020.[8] He was also the co-founder of Slimelight.

A tank was used as a hearse to drive his body to his funeral.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". The Double Club. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Electrowerkz". Cluboid. Retrieved 6 November 2011.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Yardley, Miranda (29 November 2010). "Slimelight, London". Terrorizer. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. ^ "The Double Club / About". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012.
  5. ^ "The Werkz – A generous and versatile venue in the heart of Angel". The Werkz. Retrieved 9 January 2024.
  6. ^ Deehan, Tom (3 October 2016). "Black Mirror doubled London for California on season three shoot". thelocationguide.com. Archived from the original on 9 October 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  7. ^ "London: still reflected in Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror". FilmFixer. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  8. ^ Cheong, Charissa (21 December 2020). "Tributes paid to owner of 'world-class' Islington venue". Islington Gazette. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  9. ^ Lawrence-Jones, Charlie (3 March 2021). "Tank driven through North London for 'pioneering' nightclub owner's funeral". MyLondon. Retrieved 15 April 2022.

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