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During the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, we held a series of virtual dance parties with a host of brilliant guest DJs. You can listen back to these below

All of our virtual dance parties are free of charge, but if you'd like to make a donation, that would be very welcome. You can do that here

Thank you!




18/12/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Sean Tollefson - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-18th-december-2021-with-guest-dj-sean-tollefson/

26/6/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Ian Parton - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-26th-june-2021-with-guest-dj-ian-parton/

8/5/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Daniel Novakovic - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-8th-may-2021-with-guest-dj-daniel-novakovic/

24/4/21- HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Liz Stokes - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-24th-april-2021-with-guest-dj-liz-stokes/

17/4/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Stephen McRobbie - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-17th-april-2021-with-guest-dj-stephen-mcrobbie/

27/3/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJs The Catenary Wires All-Stars - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-27th-march-2021-with-guest-djs-the-catenary-wires-all-stars/

20/3/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Franic Rozycki - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-20th-march-2021-with-guest-dj-franic-rozycki/

13/3/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Robert Lloyd - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-13th-march-2021-with-guest-dj-robert-lloyd/

6/3/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Beth Arzy - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-6th-march-2021-with-guest-dj-beth-arzy/

27/2/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Black Francis - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-27th-february-2021-with-guest-dj-black-francis/

13/2/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Darren Hayman - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-13th-february-2021-with-guest-dj-darren-hayman/

6/2/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Wendy Pickles - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-6th-february-2021-with-guest-dj-wendy-pickles/

30/1/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJs the HDIF All-Stars - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-30th-january-2021-with-guest-djs-the-hdif-all-stars/

23/1/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Duglas T Stewart - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-23rd-january-2021-with-guest-dj-duglas-t-stewart/

16/1/21 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Lloyd Cole - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-16th-january-2021-with-guest-dj-lloyd-cole/

31/12/20 - HDIF seven hour mix, with guest DJ Bill Botting - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-31st-december-2020-with-guest-dj-bill-botting/

19/12/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Norman Blake - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-19th-december-2020-with-guest-dj-norman-blake/

12/12/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Stevie Jackson - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-12th-december-2020-with-guest-dj-stevie-jackson/

5/12/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Martin Phillipps - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-5th-december-2020-with-guest-dj-martin-phillipps/

28/11/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Manda Rin - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-28th-november-2020-with-guest-dj-manda-rin/

21/11/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Kip Berman - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-21st-november-2020-with-guest-dj-kip-berman/

7/11/20 - HDIF four hour mix, Belle & Sebastian special with guest DJ Gail O'Hara - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-7th-november-2020-belle-sebastian-special-with-guest-dj-gail-ohara/

31/10/20 - HDIF four hour mix, Halloween Special - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-31st-october-2020-halloween-special/

17/10/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Stewart Lee - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-17th-october-2020-with-guest-dj-stewart-lee/

10/10/20 - Listening Lounge Special - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-10th-october-2020/

3/10/20 - C86 Special - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-2nd-october-2020-c86-special/

26/9/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Huw Williams - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-26th-september-2020-with-guest-dj-huw-williams/

19/9/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJs The Lovely Eggs - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-19th-september-2020-with-guest-djs-the-lovely-eggs/

25/7/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Josie Long - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-25th-july-2020-with-guest-dj-josie-long/

18/7/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ John Dwyer - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-18th-july-2020-with-guest-dj-john-dwyer/

11/7/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Estella Adeyeri - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-11th-july-2020-with-guest-dj-estella-adeyeri/

4/7/20 - HDIF four hour mix, with guest DJ Jim Reid - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-4th-july-2020-with-guest-dj-jim-reid/

20/6/20 - Five hour northern soul mix - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-20th-june-2020-northern-soul-special/

13/6/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Bobby Wratten - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-13th-june-2020-with-guest-dj-bobby-wratten/

6/6/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Christopher Geddes - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-6th-june-2020-with-guest-dj-christopher-geddes/

30/5/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Helen Love - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-30th-may-2020-with-guest-dj-helen-love/

16/5/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Amelia Fletcher - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-16th-may-2020-with-guest-dj-amelia-fletcher/

9/5/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ David Gedge - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-9th-may-2020-with-guest-dj-david-gedge/

2/5/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Elizabeth Morris - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-2nd-may-2020-with-guest-dj-elizabeth-morris/

25/4/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Jeffrey Lewis - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-25th-april-2020-with-guest-dj-jeffrey-lewis/

18/4/20 - HDIF five hour mix, David Bowie special - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-18th-april-2020-david-bowie-special/

11/4/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Tracyanne Campbell - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-11th-april-2020-with-guest-dj-tracyanne-campbell/

4/4/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Stephin Merritt - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-4th-april-2020-with-guest-dj-stephin-merritt/

28/3/20 - HDIF five hour mix, with guest DJ Stuart Murdoch - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-28th-march-2020-with-guest-dj-stuart-murdoch/

21/3/20 - HDIF six hour mix - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/hdif-virtual-dance-party-21st-march-2020/

14/3/20 - Great Big Kiss six hour mix - https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/great-big-kiss-podcast-81-march-14th-2020-mix/


We play:

Belle & Sebastian * Dusty Springfield * The Magnetic Fields * Love * Orange Juice * The Ronettes * The Ramones * Aztec Camera * Beach Boys * Buzzcocks * The Supremes * The Cure * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * Allo Darlin' * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * The Go-Betweens * Tammi Terrell * Jens Lekman * Jonathan Richman * Le Tigre * Pat Powdrill * The Sea Urchins * Sleater-Kinney * Os Mutantes * Neutral Milk Hotel * The Left Banke * The Associates * Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Reviews of How Does It Feel To Be Loved?:

"This hugely popular night knows there are few better ways to enter the new year than with a soundtrack of classic sixties soul and the most danceworthy janglepop and shimmering indie tunes." - Time Out

“A speakeasy for anyone who suspects that their life is one big Smiths song' - Big Issue
'Absolutely the best night in the whole of the world!” - The Guardian
“Much-loved indie pop institution” - The Quietus
“Legendary indie club” - NME
"How Does It Feel To Be Loved has, since 2002, easily been one of London’s best club nights. Its unpretentious and welcoming nature, often fuelled with everything from Belle & Sebastian and Orange Juice to Tamla Motown and Dusty Springfield, swipes away any negative connotations our capital has for being a cold, brutal and rather heartless place." - Music OMH
"With a tag-line of ‘From the Smiths to the Supremes’ it’s the music policy that shapes How Does It Feel To Be Loved?; indie-pop and soul draw a quietly hip bunch of revelers. Best of all they are just so friendly; no aggro or posturing here – it’s all crooked smiles and handclaps." - For Folk's Sake
"With a decade of great nights under its belt How Does it Feel to Be Loved? is one of London's most enduring and influential underground indie get-togethers." Flavorpill

HDIF Podcasts:

Throw a party in your living room with the latest HDIF podcast. The podcasts have a variety of themes - some feature songs that were played at the most recent club night, and some are new music specials focussing on indie pop.

You can listen to them here:



About How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

How Does It Feel To Be Loved? (often abbreviated to HDIF) has been running in London since 2002. We play indie pop, northern soul, Motown, and 60s girl groups at our nights - we love pop, we love guitars that jangle, we love foot stomping melodies and huge choruses. Over the years, we've had tons of fantastic guest DJs appear at the club, including Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian, David Gedge of The Wedding Present, Kevin Rowland of Dexys, Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub, Jeffrey Lewis, and lots more (full list here). We also put on live music nights (currently at the Cavendish Arms in Stockwell, more info here), produce monthly podcasts (which are here), and run an all-ages family version of the club on the last Sunday afternoon of the month (info here). We've been called "legendary" by the NME, "an institution" by Time Out and The Quietus, "impeccable" by Londonist, and "the best night in the whole of the world" by The Guardian. We've been part of the line up of the End Of The Road festival since 2011, and Indietracks festival since it started in 2007. We do it because we love it.