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Tough Luck Records first London party is coming to Bedroom Bar on the 11th September. It’s FREE via the guest list, simply click attending on the Facebook event page to secure your place.


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As we celebrate our fifth release it’s time to throw our first party in London. As our family grows so does our following, with our music featured in Mixmag and DJMAG on a regular basis and in record shops across the world!

Our last party was at the Rainbow in Birmingham over a year ago now so a party is long over due. Come and join us for an evening of tough house and techno…

Entry is Free on the guest list, just click attending on this event.

::Line Up::

Chad (Jaunt / Constant Sound)
Jonny Lawrence aka Rebel (Tough Luck Records)
Chris Cue (Tough Luck Records)
Cassé (Tough Luck Records)
Adam Todd (Tough Luck Records)

Music on the night is provided by Tough Lucks core crew, and Chad from Jaunt. Chad has recently scored a hit with his collaboration with Newcastle’s A-Scott on Burnski’s Constant Sound label. The EP “Mrs J” featured in RA’s top 50 charted tracks for June and was a big hit at Sonar this year.

Alongside Chad and Label founders Jonny Lawrence (REbEL) & Chris Cue will be bringing the heat as always. Jonny’s recent remix on Tough Luck received rave reviews in Mixmag while Chris Cue has had a busy summer supporting the likes of Scuba and boddika as well as a remix coming up on Gastspeil.

We welcomed the mysterious duo Cassé to Tough Luck on our 5th release, they make their djing debut with us here, although their considerable experience as solo artists will become clear…

Completing the line up is TLR new boy and all round familiar face Adam Todd. Expect selection of the highest quality.

Venue: Bedroom Bar Loft – Rivington street

Tough Luck Record’s rebelious leader (REbEL) has mixed episode 66 of the soundspace podcast. Featuring some fresh tracks from the label as well as a whole host of classic and upfront techno records.

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TLR005 – Jack Wickham returns to Tough Luck Records with his EP “Into Adeja”. The release features remixes from label boss Jonny Lawrence, Nikola Gala and Cassé. Pressed on a limited run of Blue vinyl with in-house artwork the record is out now with the digital version to follow in September.

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Into Adeja - jonny lawrence artwork


Elliot Adamson - Dirty art


Tough Luck Records welcomes Elliot Adamson to the roster with 4 irrepressible and tripped out Techno cuts, Dirty Art by name and nature.

Young up and comer, Elliot has already been turning heads with his high quality productions and dance floor nous. He has created an EP in Dirty Art which tells a twisted tale from beginning to end, showing off his ability to make music that really grips you as well as work in the club.

Features Opens the EP with its minimalist intro, strings and popping, woody percussion bounce and play with each other until a warehouse filling, stomping kick drops and the tune never slows down. Heart strings will be tugged on…

Deprived Is churning, fiercely atmospheric and rasping with eery vocal loops. Echoing rim shots and fizzing tops provide contrast to the dubbed out vibe, the tension hints at whats to come from the rest of the EP.

Heb 12 Brings back the warehouse vibe, tough and raw, industrial but emotive its strings pull you in one direction before it smacks you in the face with its rolling sub line. Dance floors will surely rock to this.

Starlight closes the ep with a dose of melancholia, distant piano riffs play with whispers and drones. The spiralling effects and pad elements are introduced progressively. A tune that serves a fitting outro to the EP.

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Tough Luck Records third release, Blackhall & Bookless – Therapy is out now on vinyl, with remixes from Ed Davenport and The Jaydes.