2011 is the year of the anniversary. Carl Craig’s Planet E Communications turned 20, Matthias Tanzmann’s Moon Harbour has just finished celebrating its first decade, the Secretsundaze party crew is about to turn 10 and now Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom is 5, and will be commemorating its milestone with a world tour and soon-to-be-released compilation.

Leftroom was born in Nottingham and its early output veered towards the glitchy bleepy minimal end of the spectrum, with releases from Audiojack, Glimpse and Alexi Delano, however as organic house began to make a resurgence towards the end of the noughties Leftroom expanded its horizons accordingly, and today has a roster that includes Simon Baker, jozif and Waifs and Strays.

The tour will be visiting Manchester, San Francisco, Amsterdam and Mexico City amongst others with a revolving cast of DJs, but it all kicks off this Thursday 28th under the railway arches (where else?) with new kid on the block Seth Troxler. The rise of the irreverent Troxler has been truly spectacular as the 25-year-old has already been voted the third best DJ in the world by Resident Advisor readers. His sound? A melting pot of soulful house, techno, dirty basslines and dub – with industrial quantities of acid thrown in for good measure. He is accompanied by another star on the ascendant, DJ/producer/vocalist Maya Jane Coles, plus a set from Tolfrey himself.

Thursday 28th of April, 10pm – 6am at 7-9 Crucifix Lane, SE1 3JW.
Tickets are £20 from Resident Advisor.

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