A vinyl lover’s guide to Body Movements 2023

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The Vinyl Factory explores the DJs, performers, and choices for vinyl enthusiasts at this year’s festivals.

Body Movements returns to Hackney Wick on July 29 for its third annual summer event.

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The festival, which platforms queer DJs and artists from around the world, features big names such as Avalon Emerson and Octo Octa alongside 30 queer collectives including Pxssy Palace and Nite Dykez. It’s a huge day out across the venues of Hackney Wick and highlights the indispensable role of the queer community in electronic music.

Here are four vinyl sets at Body Movements 2023 that The Vinyl Factory is excited about, including Blasha & Allatt, Saoirse and more.

blasha and allatt

Blasha & Allatt

7pm at The Yard

The Meat Free co-f0unders and residents bring their energetic and intense brand of techno and electro to Hackney Wick for Body Movements. The duo have played Berghain, Fold, Dimensions and many other landmarks of DJing excellence and are sure to get the party started at The Yard.

Octo Octa

6pm at Studio 94

One of the biggest names in contemporary vinyl DJing, T4T LUV NRG head-honcho Octo Octa has been making waves for over 12 years with boundaryless productions and high-energy DJ sets. Catch Octo Octa at Studio 94 as she goes b2b with a special guest for the T4T takeover.

Saoirse vinyl


9pm at Unit C

Irish DJ and Body Movements boss Saoirse has spent 15 years building a name with party-starting sets and excellent selections. Expect house, techno, breaks and everything in between from an expert on getting the dancefloor going.


3pm at Colour Factory

Malaysian British DJ and founder of the Flesh In Tension party, Sayang brings industrial heaviness, noise and techno to the floor. Expect a set of slammers with the occasional light-hearted moment.


Tickets for Body Movements 2023 are on sale here