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Indie trashy hipness in east London
A hot spot for the trendy-friendly in a quaintly arty/seedy basement not far from trendy/arty Shoreditch. Totally dominated by the two dance floors and adorned with sympathetic Keith Haring decor, this is where one might trek to after Dalston Superstore or the George & Dragon [see entries]. Friday nights are particularly gay with Super Electro Party Machine from New York DJ, producer, club promoter and electroclash maverick Larry Tee. The domain of maverick promoter Wayne Shires (CV: Vauxhall club Crash, plus Substation, Ghetto and annual outdoor party Summer Rites), East Bloc features hyped club nights such as Butch (men-only cruising), Super Electric Party Machine and, among others, the semi-regular GutterSlut (started December 2007) — which heads to the Rhythm Factory for the bigger all-nighter parties — and TheMenWhoFell2Earth (since 2010). Hot 2 Trot moved in early August 2013, with a regular Sunday residency. Disco Fag Bar is a thing of the past. From January 2013 corporal punishment specialists Club CP started staging sex nights here every second (and fifth) Tuesday of the month, 8pm to midnight. East Bloc opened September 2010.