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Ape-X is XV

Ape-X – purveyors of all that is good about electronic music – are celebrating their 15th birthday in February with an extra special night at World Headquarters.

This night promises to be talked about in hushed tones long into the future as it comes replete with the kind of DJ line-up that will have the hairs on the back of your neck standing up and doing a conga. And that line-up in full: Chloé Robinson (boom!), Tarzsa (boom!) and Becky Woodcock (boom!).Chloé Robinson (pictured), of course, is no stranger to Ape-X having thrilled many a clubber at past events. With a compelling mix of polyrhythmic techno, UK bass and grime, this London-based star has toured pretty much all over the world, including Asia, Australia and South America. She’s also played the likes of Glastonbury, Printworks, Circoloco at DC10, Fabric and Amnesia to name but a few, with these high-profile appearances riding in tandem with residencies for Radio 1Xtra and Rinse FM. She has also been commissioned by the world-renowned BBC Essential Mix series, and also done stuff for Resident Advisor, Mixmag, Boiler Room and BBC 6 Music. Her productions have also won plaudits from the likes of Four Tet, Skrillex and Caribou. Robinson will be joined by someone who is taking her Ape-X bow in the shape of Tarzsa. Hailing from Manchester, her blend of everything from jazz to house, RnB to soul has become a flawlessly familiar tonic, and she has the ability to hit that sweet spot whether she’s soundtracking a Sunday afternoon or hitting peak-time dancefloor. And completing the line-up is the north-east’s very own, and very excellent Becky Woodcock. A party-starter of rare quality, she continues to be a leading light on the regional scene. Thrills will undoubtedly ensue.

Ape-X 15, Friday 3 February, World Headquarters, Newcastle, 11pm-5am, from £5. welovewhq.com