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Party showcasing artists & DJs of South Asian descent.


£5 After 10pm - £10 After midnight

Samrai (Swing Ting):

Producer, DJ, Educator & Director (Balraj) Samrai is one of the founding members of Manchester’s Swing Ting party and imprint – profiled by Resident Advisor, FACT magazine & Bandcamp Daily. He’s guested on BBC Asian Network (Manara/Yasser's shows), Radio 1 (Toddla T's show) & 1Xtra (Tash LC's show), co-hosting a monthly show on NTS Live with fellow Swing Ting crew members Joey B & Platt. He's released on labels UTTU, DBA, Keysound, Niche N Bump & Fat City, performing in Europe, North America, Asia and the Caribbean. Samrai currently lectures at BIMM Music college in Manchester.


Established as the voice of Saturday morning on Rinse FM over the past three years, Jyoty's inimitable skill as an interviewer and musical selector has won her a loyal following the world over. The Amsterdam-born, London-based DJ's rise to becoming one of the underground's most loved figures is a story of sheer dedication.

Her introduction came through online channel Boiler Room, where her personality managing the door at events landed her a spot hosting shows for the burgeoning platform. A regular spot on world renowned radio station Rinse FM soon followed, where her knack for discovering new music and ability to connect with guests shone through, quickly racking up regular listeners from all over the globe in their thousands.

Manuka Honey DJ:

Manuka Honey (they/she) is a London based interdisciplinary artist and astrologer. They work across mediums to explore language formation, diasporic identity and mysticism in their practice, while emphasizing and facilitating spaces of healing and qtibpoc+. Their fast and furious mixing style takes you through a multigenre journey; hopping from melodramatic perrero to dark trance moments.

W a d e

Wade, (pronounced Wah-day) is a singer, songwriter and producer of Pakistani decent hailing from West London. His style ranges from old school R&B to new wave Future Beats, trap and Soul. Having received the backing of many labels, he has gone on to release songs with the likes of Mad Decent/Good Enuff, owned by none other than Diplo, Sony, Universal, Mixmash/FRNT Records, Perfect Havoc, Rooftops Horizon and many more. He continues to bring his catchy lyrics and melodic hooks combined with some of the best up and coming producers, to give you something that is both nostalgic and refreshing.

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About Grow, Hackney

Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at