“Work it born in Dalston London in April 2008, Consistently packing the dance floor with big tunes and good vibes, known for the queues outside and the moves inside.
Now in their seventh year work it has remained a firm favourite on the east London club scene, with playlist evolving featuring the classics as well as embracing R&B electronic remixes and sounds coming from current artist, producers & DJs.”
Work It: “Work It is for everyone. Our favourite crowd is a happy one that bring the looks and the moves.”
London has the best club scene in the world, it feels like an exciting time at the moment.
Over the last 7 years Dalston evolved very quickly and brought together a lot of different music scenes, people and genres.
The London club landcape is still so diverse but strangely simultaneously unified.
There is something for everyone. Lots of independent projects have thrived here and we have all shared resources.
I fell lucky we have been able to be a part of it.
“WE PLAN TO CONTINUE THE SAME WAY WE STARTED…WITH GOOD MUSIC & GOOD VIBES IN A SPACE DARK ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE TO LET LOOSE. WE TAKE IT MONTH BY MONTH AND ARE HOPING WE WILL MAKE IT TO 10 YEARS BEFORE WE START PLANNING THE NEXT 10. “
Loren Platt, 31
Born in the north of England, Loren’s home became Hackney, where she began longing for an R&B night in east London, hence co-founding Work It in Dalston in 2008: “Our favourite crowd is a happy one that brings the looks and the moves.” Currently has
I Don’t by PartyNextDoor on repeat.
Sara El Dabi, 31
Born in north London, Sara partied in the West End in her younger days (and worked as a “door bitch”), but now, with Loren and Nell, is a key player on the east London club scene. “We plan to continue the same way we started – with good music and good vibes in a space dark enough for people to let loose.” She’ll be an R’n’B gal until the end, but I recently heard Pulp “Babies” when I was out and I forgot how good that sounded in a club
Nell Jordan-Gent, 32
A Hackney girl through and through, clubbing first took Nell to Camden and the West End and then back east to Dalston. Life is busy: she combines Work It with projects at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra among others, and with Loren and Sara co-founded the creative collective FAM. Right now, her chosen soundtrack includes Spirulina by Chronixx or R2Bees’ Slow Down. And best set at Work It? “Neneh Cherry – such an honour.”
Photographer: Ellis Scott
Stylist: Luci Ellis
Hair and make-up: Bobana Porojcic using MAC