Buttoned Down Disco

  • September 7, 2013 · 8:00 PM

So a member (who shall remain nameless...Marta) suggested this night, and it sounds, well...

ACE!

Here is the description below from their website

Buttoned Down Disco have been running parties in London for over ten years now. Originally, we felt that a lot of clubnights in London were boring and pretentious, so we decided to be proactive and start our own night and play the music that we loved. We also made the parties invite-only, meaning that we kept the random passing trade out, but kept the music lovers in. Since we began in 2002, we have rocked almost 30 different London venues, including Eve Club, Tattershall Castle, Bloomsbury Ballroom, The Scala, Turnmills, The Forum and even the V&A Museum! After years of moving around, we have now settled down with a monthly residency at the magnificent KOKO in Camden. Entry is, as always, strictly invite only.

Musically, the emphasis is firmly on tracks that we like at the time, rather than just the bands of the moment. Club founder Christian Laing and support DJ Pete Wheeler mash up Eclectic Pop, Indie, Punk, Electro, Funk & Disco, although you might also hear some Dubstep, Reggae, Ska, Soul, Motown, Psychedelic Garage Rock, Bubblegum Pop, Baile Funk, New Wave, One Hit Wonders, Breakdance, Quirky Cover Versions, J-Pop, Hip Hop and Mash Ups. Upstairs in the Gallery Bar, Richard Titchener rolls out the house party vibes with hip hop, funk and breaks. Check out the DJ top tens to see where we're at this week, or to get a fuller idea visit the music page.

Our parties are FREE before 10pm, then £10 afterwards, and entry can only be obtained with an invite or a BDD badge. Request invites here. Once you have requested invites, we will send you an email back which will act as your invite. Invites will have full details about the party, including opening times, a map to help you find the place, DJ line ups and details of any drinks promos running that night (I hope they have one on Tap Lemonade!). You then print the invite and bring it along with you on the night - simple. If you want to invite friends along, either get them to sign up, or simply copy your invite for them! All parties are invite only and we operate a door policy to ensure a happy, safe atmosphere for everyone to enjoy the night. In other words - bad attitude is not welcome!

Well as I know there is no bad attituide in Dancing not Drinking this sounds great- so lets get on it! :)
We need to get in by 10 pm to get in for free, so I suggest we meet around 8 at the pub opposite KOKO called The Lyttleton Arms
http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/lyttelton-arms-info-66993.html
and then head over about 9/9.30 to make sure we all definitelky get in gratis :)
For more info on the actual night and to get invited go here;
http://www.buttoneddowndisco.com/index.html

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  • Richard

    There's another BDD in March? :)

    February 4, 2014

  • karen m.

    sorry - i went down with a bug at last moment but def would like 2 come 2 next 1...plz keep us posted! Karen

    September 10, 2013

  • Sarah

    When is the next one xx

    September 10, 2013

  • Tarunkumar M.

    Great night at Koko. Nice Music and lots of Dancing. Thanks Ali and Marta for organising the event.

    2 · September 9, 2013

  • Dara

    great event, thanks to Ali&Marta. next time will get to the pub much earlier to mingle more ;)

    2 · September 8, 2013

  • Cecilia S.

    Thank you Ali and Martas for all you did to organize a great night out. Unfortunately I was unable to make it to the pub. The venue is great and it certainly brought back memories to my friend and I as we used to go there when it was called Camden Palac
    e.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Thank Martha and Ali for organising a nice dancing night, Koko was a great choice. xx

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Thanks for a great night, although it says 74 people attended from this group that figure is debatable! Great people, lots of dancing, and very loud music! hehehe

    September 8, 2013

  • Michelle

    Was lovely to meet everybody! Sorry didn't get a chance to say goodbye properly x

    September 8, 2013

  • Vinod

    A good night out and great venue. Thanks for organising.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Claire

    A great night of dancing with a lovely group of people. Felt welcomed as a newbie. Thank you Ali! :)

    September 8, 2013

  • Linda

    Sorry I missed this again as had a BBQ earlier in Essex!! AAAah one day I will make this meet up and get to dancing, hope it was a fun night!

    September 7, 2013

    • Ali P.

      No worries Linda- hope to see you next time!

      September 8, 2013

    • Ali P.

      :)

      September 8, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Buttoned down disco was great- a real mixture of music but I was dancing all night and I had a truly fantastic night!

    3 · September 8, 2013

  • Amine

    Great night thank you Ali! The venue definitely rocks big time !

    2 · September 8, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Anyone lost we are Dancing to the right hand side of the dance floor! :)

    September 7, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Hi guys- we're all in! We are going to be by the stairs from the downstairs bar to the dance floor- or on the dance floor!! See you all soon! :)

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just in the queue.. a fair bit behind I reckon. Could you please update as to where you guys might head when inside. thanks!! look fwd to it.

    September 7, 2013

  • Amine

    They don't want to let me inside because I don't have a printed invite. Showed them my electronic one but they don't want to know anything!!! Can Ali please come up and help me ? Thx a lot !

    September 7, 2013

    • Karim

      Just arrived. Pub or club ?

      September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      queue! At koko

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have you moved over to the club?? I'm at pub now...

    September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Found ya

      September 7, 2013

  • M&M s

    sorry i might be a bit late....

    September 7, 2013

  • Marta

    Hi all we're in the pub, just behind the deejay! See you all soon!

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way, should be arriving by 9 - you'll be the group with cokes and orange juices I guess ;-)

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is it too late to come to this? I dont have a ticket; my number is[masked]

    September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Marta, I just rsvp'ed. Do I need a ticket as well ?

      September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      oh yeah Swaroop I'm afraid you do :) just go on the website, sign up, and they will send you an email that you can show on your phone, failing that I've got some spare tickets printed out! See you soon! :)

      September 7, 2013

  • Dara

    hi Marta can I have your number please, will be there round 8:30

    September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      sent :)

      September 7, 2013

  • lorella

    Hi I just signed for invitation I have no printer either , how do I do it?

    September 7, 2013

    • Pippa C.

      Hi Marta - where can I find you in the pub opposite Koko's? Pippa

      September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      Hi Pippa, I've sent you my number, just send me a message or call me when you get there!

      September 7, 2013

  • Ornella w.

    Hey. What type of music genre would be playing

    September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      In the main room you'll find Buttoned Down Disco founder and main resident DJ Christian Laing behind the decks spinning a rare six and a half hour set! Arrive early to hear more obscure sounds before the main set of new and classic indie, electro, pop, punk, cover versions, beats and bass kicks in to keep everyone going wild until 3.30am. Think Azealia Banks, Bastille, Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Empire Of The Sun, Foals, Grimes, Hot Chip and so much more! Up in the gallery bar, we're joined by guest DJ Mike Knight who'll be playing a rocking hip hop jams set with a cool houseparty vibe. There will be facepainting in the middle bar, a cool smoking terrace overlooking Camden, loads of giant balloons, huge dancefloor, cool visuals, free sweets, free badges and ace drinks deals early on. In short, this will be the best party in London this Saturday night. See you there!

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I dont think i'm going to be able to make it after all...pub grub sounds good. BTW how old is the eldest member?

    September 7, 2013

  • Ana

    Soooo excited about 2night!! I'll meet you guys in the pub! :) and girly question here but.... Is there a dresscode for the place?

    September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      just sent it to you via private message! :)

      1 · September 7, 2013

    • Richard

      In in jeans, shirt, and converse style shoes.

      September 7, 2013

  • Richard

    BDD says via invites only? If so, am I too late now?

    September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      I've got a few spare tickets Richard, don't worry, I messaged you my number, see you later!

      1 · September 7, 2013

    • Richard

      Can we eat in the pub? If so, means u can come earlier :)

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm afraid I can't make it now got another thing on tonight. Will have to come to another event.

    September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      No problem David, thank you for letting us know!

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it. Just finished a walk and on our way back to London

    September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      thank you for letting us know Agnes, see you next time :)

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi, this is my first meetup, was wondering how we find each other?

    September 7, 2013

    • Marta

      Hi guys if you struggle finding us just call me or text me and I'll come get you :)

      September 7, 2013

    • David

      Looking forward to tonight.....first meetup with this group. See you at the pub just after 8!

      1 · September 7, 2013

  • Rustam

    Hope to see you guys at The Lyttleton Arms at 8

    September 7, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Martha looking foward to see later at about 8:30 in the pub.
    Hi Sameeha, this is my second meeting and I had the same question on my first event. Just call Marta and try to remember her face to spot her. see you later. Elizabeth

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Hi guys! Thanks so much for everybody signing up! I am really looking forward to what hopefully will be a superb night out with mucho dancing and good times!

    I have a family engagement to attend in the afternoon so I may struggle to make the Lyttleton Arms by 8, but the wonderful Marta has agreed to act as host until I arrive. I am not sure what time I'll be able to make it, but hopefully it will be before you guys head into KOKO, but whichever way I will be there, even if i have to pay the tenner in!!

    I will now send an e-mail to everyone attending with mine and Martas mobile number.

    Cecilia- don't worry you can decide right up to the last minute if you are able to come or not. If anyone is not able to make it anymore then please do change your RSVP so Marta and myself have a better idea of how many and who to expect.

    Thanks everyone and look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!!

    :) Ali

    September 6, 2013

  • Cecilia S.

    Hi. I am now not a 100% sure whether I will be attending. Ali shall I let you know if I can't make it on the night? If that is the case I would need your mobile number. I hope I can!

    September 6, 2013

  • Yau

    Looking forward to it

    September 3, 2013

  • Romy C.

    Hi everyone, really looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday. I have my dancing shoes ready! x

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ali. Looking forward to this, but in order to gain an invite, I need a friend within the group ?? Is that about right ?

    August 29, 2013

    • Marta

      Hi Andy, you just need to go to the website of the event - Ali posted it at the end of the description of the event - and give your name and email. They will then send you the invitation via email, you print it or show it on your phone and you're done! :)

      1 · August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thx Marta :)

      1 · August 31, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Hi I will be there about 8:30. Ali are you organizing the night out???

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds great!

    August 25, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I would love to have attended this event, but unfortunately.. I'm away on hols : ) enjoy!

    August 23, 2013

  • Zak M.

    Sounds great fun...esp since I dont drink but I love to dance

    August 23, 2013

  • Cecilia S.

    Hi. Not sure about the music but willing to give it a try. I need to dance!

    August 22, 2013

  • Alan

    hope so ..

    August 19, 2013

  • Jenny

    Would love this - I have said yes for now as I am supposed to be going away on this day but I may be able to change it??

    August 19, 2013

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