A monthly feature in which we move out of the live space and into the club, handpicking a handful of parties and releases worth your attention.
Friday 13th April, Village Underground
Bondax & Guests TBA
After a three year hiatus from releasing music, Bondax are back with the announcement of their debut full length. Featuring a 40 piece orchestra and collaborations with the likes of Andreya Triana, the first Bondax album will see the duo in a more mature and defined sonic space. In celebration of the forthcoming release, Bondax takeover Village Underground on Friday 13th April supported by special guests. ‘Real Thing’ – the first single from the album – will be released on the day of the show.
Saturday 14th April, Corsica Studios
Bok Bok / L-Vis 1990 / Kingdom / Girl Unit / Cooly G / Helix / Sweyn Jupiter / Manara
Beloved club music aficionados Night Slugs are ten this year. They’re celebrating a decade in the dance with a myriad of releases and a European tour including parties at Razzmatazz in Barcelona and Berghain in Berlin. For the London celebration they are taking over both rooms at Corsica Studios and inviting a serious crew down to join them. Label head honchos Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 play alongside a host of long-time affiliates including Kingdom and Girl Unit.
Thursday 19th April, Sedition
8ULENTINA / FOOZOOL / Manara / Lady Amz
Issa Thursday! Radar have been pulling it out the bag with their weekly parties of late, but this one in particular is a stand-out for us. Usual venue East Bloc has a new name – Sedition – but retains the same focus on intimate vibe and good sound system. Manara appears in our monthly guide for the second time (catch her at Corsica on the 14th) alongside Radar, Rinse and Balamii host Lady Amz. The party is headed up by Club Chai’s 8ULENTINA and FOOZOOL, California based producers who put out music and host parties, providing a platform for music of the diaspora with a focus on female and trans artists.
Friday 27th April, Canavan’s
Krywald & Farrer / Hutch / Eliza Rose / Hecha
Having started out as a student night in Durham before spreading their wings to bigger parties in Newcastle where they invited the likes of Zed Bias and Artwork to play, NOVA are now down in London, more specifically in the sweaty but great confines of Canavan’s Pool Club in Peckham. For the latest edition of the party, they welcome Percolate residents Krywald & Farrer as headliners, purveyors of the finest house and disco. Support comes from Hutch, Rhythm Sister’s Eliza Rose and NOVA resident Hecha.
Saturday 28th April, Mick’s Garage
Virginia / Or:la / Armând / Just Kay / Tokn / Hen_ry / Tyra / Stand Alone / Onda / DJ Buttercup
In the first of three parties throughout the summer, Origins return to Hackney Wick venue Mick’s Garage for a thirteen hour day-to-night party. Ostgut Ton affiliate and singer, songwriter and producer Virginia headlines alongside rising star Or:la. Having cut her teeth putting on her Meine Nacht parties – labelled by Mixmag as some of the best in the U.K. – Or:la is now a selector in serious demand. Support comes from the Origins family including founder Armând. Expect warm and soulful excursions into the depths of house and techno.
Beneath – Special Offer (Mistry)
The No Symbols label head returns with his first EP in a year, listen to the warped and hypnotic A side ‘Special Offer’.
Regularfantasy – Everytime I See You (Neu Balance Mix) (Total Stasis)
Sunny house with a syrupy vocal from Canadian producer Regularfantasy.
Core – Galaxy (Hivern Discs)
Daniel Kyo steps out with his first release under a new moniker. Read: cosmic and energetic techno from Core.
OCTO CHAMP – Bone Hurtin Juice (Huntleys + Palmers)
A fresh drum focused cut off the latest Huntleys + Palmers compilation; H+P: Clyde Built 4.0 celebrates the wealth of dance music coming out of Glasgow.
L-Vis 1990 & Sinjin Hawke ft. Pink Dollaz ‘Cake’ (UNiiQU3 Remix)
A blistering highlight from L-Vis 1990’s 12 Thousand Nights Club – the reworking of his latest mixtape filled with fire remixes purpose built for the dancefloor.