Art from Mark Leckey, Pez and Jonny Banger, a rolling selection of DJ sets from names like Oneman, Benton and 2 Bad Mice, and a heavy roster of designer, sportswear and streetwear. Needless to say, this is going to be big.
This December, our X-Mas Pop Up lands in the hallowed streets of Soho, bringing together over 20 vintage sellers, selectors, artists and independent brands. At what is one of the hardest times for the rag trade, art and music industries, the team at Wavey Garms have sought out the best in subculture, keeping our traditions in rave, graf, and, of course, clobber, alive and kicking. Raising funds for Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, the pop up runs across the Christmas season.
So, what’s in store? In short, a lot. Amongst our rotation of sellers, you’ll find Prada nylons, off-key Moschino gettups and Evisu trews, plus cult pieces from the likes of bootleg bandit Sports Banger. For those hard-to-find threads, look out for 1036 Emporium, OG Material and Royal Ragz, who have a whole host of nineties Stüssy, Arcteryx and deadstock Dior waiting to be snapped up. Oh, and to pay homage to our deep South London roots, check out Done London, a crew responsible for some of the naughtiest hyper-local garb. Not from South? ‘Everywhere’s south of somewhere.’
As you’ll likely know, rave culture has a very special place in our hearts. So, to keep the faith, we’ll be playing host to sets from veteran selector Oneman, 2 Bad Mice, Emerald, Lobster Records’ Eliza Rose, Benton, Balamii’s Sweet Lemonade Sisters, Audio Bullys and many other dance music doyens. Plus, some of the key players in the club scene, such as Fabric, FOLD and Keep Hush, will be joining us in store. Accompanying the sets – streamed with Gofundme links attached – will be an exclusive raver’s bedroom installation, bedecked with artworks by Pez. As you recline on the bed, deep in nostalgia for the days we danced, Disc World Deptford will drop the finest in jungle, hardcore and bass, giving you that record-shop magic we’ve all missed.
To complement all this, we’ll be selling art from some of our favourites, including graffiti king Oker, who has previously collaborated with Coach, fine artist Alfie Kungu and none other than Turner Prize winner, Mark Leckey. A year on from his Tate Britain exhibition, O’ Magic Power of Bleakness, Leckey has blessed us with something very special indeed – don't sleep. An artist whose work grapples with British subculture, class and adolescence, Leckey is in good company. Alongside his work, you’ll find Corbin Shaw’s tender explorations of masculinity, Christopher Stead’s mixtape museums and Ryan Hawaii’s wearable works, all there for your viewing.
Join us from the 9 to 24 December on Walker’s Court, Soho, W1F 0BT, to pick up some fresh threads, records and artworks, all to the soundtrack of the best in UK dance music. Open from 11am to 10pm, our space will be spreading seasonal cheer and plenty of waves. Can’t stay too long? No problem. For passing visits, be sure to make use of the in-store collection service. Top one. Nice one. Mental. Sorted.
Words: Joe Bobowicz
Imagery (top to bottom): Wavey Garms; Still, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, 1999, Mark Leckey; Zoard Heuze; Still, O' Magic Power of Bleakness, Mark Leckey, 2019; Corbin Shaw
Artists: Alfie Kungu, Christopher Stead, Conor Murgatroyd, Corbin Shaw, Joe Holbrook, Mark Leckey, Oker, Petro, Pez, Ryan Hawaii, Sports Banger
Garms: 1036 Emporium, Actually Merlin Vintage, Attagirl, Brawta, Desire Vintage, Done London, Ed Perkin, Groovy Garage, Hartex, iets frans…, OG Material, Retroflex Vintage, Royal Ragz, Sekkle, Sports Banger, Stain Shade, Wavey Garms
Music: 1-800 GIRLS, 2 Bad Mice, Andy Blake, Audio Bullys, Benton, Bluetoof, Chris Inperspective, D-lo, David Conde, Dexta, Disc World, Eich, Eliza Rose, Emerald, Fabric, FOLD, GODDEZZ, Gradient, Highrise, Hutch, Kalli, Keep Hush, Man Like Morgan, Mani Festo, Mantra, Miguel E, More Cowbell, Oneman, Osman, Pepsi Slammer, Perception, Percy Mingle, portara0000, Sicknote, Sweet Lemonade Sisters, Sweetpea, Tadeusz, Tappa, Tim Reaper, Toshiki Ohta, Tuckshop, Vibesey, World Unknown, Zelda
Special thanks to Soho Estates for helping make this possible.