In pictures: Desperados City Hackers host underground laser party in Hackney

Last night (27 August) saw creative collective The Big Smoke host a party in London's Hackney, as part of Desperados and music brand UKF's City Hack campaign.


The evening was held at underground venue the Round Chapel. The line-up featured house, garage and drum ‘n’ bass DJs such as Plastician, Jammz, P Money and Mr A.

Dancers from the Secret Garden Party festival were enlisted by The Big Smoke to perform, while the event came to a climax with a laser light and projection mapping show.

The party was held as part of The Big Smoke’s competition with rival collectives in Manchester and Bristol. The three teams were previously challenged to create a music video and stage a stunt as part of the initiative.

The winning team, which will be awarded a mentoring scheme from AEI Media, is to be decided at the final Hack The Bill challenge. This will take place at London’s Building Six on 25 September.

Teams are made up of DJs, promoters, artists and designers.

City Hack has been developed by agencies RPM, Adam&Eve DDB, SMV and Cow PR. 

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