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Coordinates: 51°31′57″N 0°6′19″W / 51.53250°N 0.10528°W / 51.53250; -0.10528

The Electrowerkz building

Electrowerkz or The Islington Metal Works is a three-floor music venue in Islington, London. It hosts the weekly goth night club Slimelight.


Electrowerkz has three floors. Much of the layout of the ground floor is a result of Carsten Höller's pop-up restaurant which used the venue in November 2008–July 2009.[1] The club's dilapidated appearance has been praised for adding to the "gritty warehouse feel" and adding to the club's charm.[2]


Slimelight, also known as "Slimes", is a weekly goth, industrial and darkwave night club, which has existed at Electrowerkz since 1987.[3]

As well as DJs, Slimelight also regularly has live acts before the club or during it. Artists who have performed at Slimelight include VNV Nation, The Crüxshadows, Naked Lunch, Clan of Xymox and Nitzer Ebb.

To comply with the law when Slimelight began in the 1980s, the club has a membership scheme that requires getting existing members to approve new members. Although this is no longer necessary, the membership scheme still exists.[3]

Other events[edit]

B-Movie performing at Electrowerkz in 2015

Under the name Islington Metal Works, Electrowerkz makes itself available as a venue for weddings, product launches and as a film location.[4][5]

Club reviewers have praised the venue for the variety of club nights it has, saying "Whether you're planning a rave night to the sickest dubstep or want a goth night out with hardcore beats to bang your head to, Electrowerkz has it."[2]


  1. ^ "About". The Double Club. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Electrowerkz". Cluboid. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  3. ^ a b Yardley, Miranda (29 November 2010). "Slimelight, London". Terrorizer. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. ^ "About". Islington Metal Works. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Islington Metal Works Wedding Photography – Lucy and David". Mark Wallis Photography. Retrieved 4 August 2013.

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