For the past decade, Mixology has built an electronic music promotion that is one of the most revered in the East of England. 

They host legendary Mixology Warehouse events, as well as the iconic UNDER series which takes place at Nene Parkway Flyover, under a motorway bridge in a concrete industrial wasteland. 

The next one is in August and Darius Syrossian, East End Dubs, ALISHA and more will all play. 

Here we speak to the people behind it to find out more.
How are you, how has your year been?

Very well. Excited to be back doing large scale events! 2022 has been great so far, our first UNDER with Solardo and Maur was an absolute success. 

How hard was it to get permission to pull this one off the first time? are the local council supportive?

With anything like this, there are certain hoops you have to jump through. The location isn’t too close to any residents so that’s a definite bonus for us. 
The local council have been so helpful in pushing this through and supporting something new for Peterborough.

What gave you the idea to do the party under the flyover?

We were certainly inspired by some of the great events around the world that use bridges as location. Places such as Junction 17 in London and also the aesthetics of Kappa festival in Torino were definitely an inspiration. 
Its a really interesting location to do an event acoustically as well, certainly testing our sound engineers! 

What is the scene in Peterborough like? what sounds are popular?

The scene in Peterborough is mainly based around Mixology. We have been going 10 years now and slowly building up a crowd. It’s a real mix of what’s popular right now, ranging from the minimal scene to the more progressive sounding melodic stuff. 

How has it changed over the years?

Back in 2012 it was on the back of the modern ‘Deep House’ explosion. That sound was everywhere, leading us to book the likes of Miguel Campbell and Maxxi Soundsystem. It then followed the tech house scene that evolved over the past 5-6 years, and now it is mainly minimal and tech bookings that are doing well locally. 

What role have you played din that, are you trying to shape the sound of the city with your bookings?

We pride ourselves on having our ear firmly lodged to the underground. We definitely do book with our heart sometimes, and not our head! Generally we know that if a booking is popular, we will book a couple similar acts that year.

What informs the booking policy?

The good thing about Mixology is there is 4 of us. It allows for a range of opinions on any booking, and helps us make the right bookings. 

What are you most looking forward to about the event?

We have a great team now that work on the bridge. Lots of experience and enthusiasm makes the whole event a good place to be, from the build, right through to the de-rig. We have a few tricks up our sleeves for production on the next one too, taking inspiration from the many festivals we have attended this year.

What have been the hardest lessons learnt in your time as promoters?

Sometimes you have to book with your head! You may not want to book the latest trending artist, but it’s important to have that balance and it gives you a wider audience in the long run.