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.
Saturday 10th March 2018, The Glove That Fits
Chuggy Leath / Sultan Shakes / Special Guest
A brand new venue for dancing – this is excellent news. The Glove That Fits opens this weekend in Hackney, with a capacity of 80 and the promise of a strong sound system, we’re very excited to check it out. Beats in Space affiliate and revered digger Chuggy Leath plays alongside intergalactic Sultan Shakes – responsible for THAT weird and wonderful A Guy Called Gerald cover. Entry is free so get down and have a dance, we anticipate it’s going to be groovy.
Sunday 11th March 2018, Oval Space
Jackmaster / Peggy Gou / Bobby Pleasure / Special Guest
In a day tackling gender equality, Oval Space play host to Needs and HeForShe. Starting from midday, daytime panels will feature the likes of B.Traits, Lily Mercer and the incredible Munroe Bergdorf. The discussions will tackle issues such as parenthood in music and the role of activism. From 6pm the night session will kick off with sets from Bobby Pleasure, Jackmaster and Peggy Gou – hot off the back of the release of her new EP Once. If you can’t make it, Resident Advisor will be recording the event as an RA Exchange podcast.
Friday 16th March 2018, Birthdays
Ikonika / Shygirl / Special Guest (Teklife)
Hyperdub pioneer, Night Slugs mainstay, Teklife affiliate and Radar Radio family member Ikonika headlines the Birthdays basement. As revered as a DJ as she is as a producer, Ikonika’s sets are forward thinking, diverse, bass focused and really, really fun. South East London vocalist and producer Shygirl supports, with a special guest from Teklife still to be announced. Do not miss this one.
Friday 23rd March 2018, Village Underground
Following his three month residency at XOYO, Erol Alkan is bringing his ‘To The Rhythm’ party to Village Underground. The Phantasy founder and dance music stalwart will play all night long on the powerful Village Underground system, controlling their immersive lighting too. Expect him to take you on a wonderfully unpredicatable seven hour journey traversing the length and breadth of his taste and influence.
Saturday 24th March 2018, Bloc
Hinge Finger DJ / Will Bankhead / Pangaea / Covco / Total Freedom
Oh wow. Can we fast forward to the 24th already? Cav Empt, Trilogy Tapes founder and Hinge Finger co-founder Will Bankhead, Hessle Audio’s Pangaea, NTS affiliate Covco and probably the best DJ ever Total Freedom all join forces at Bloc for a massive, massive dance. A secret Hinge Finger DJ is gonna get down too – Joy O, is that you?
Peach – Silky (Intergraded)
An electric debut release from London producer Peach, on Midland’s new Intergraded label for emerging artists.
Martyn Bootyspoon – The Grid (Fractal Fantasy)
“Who are you spending all that bandwidth on, girl?” 808s and sexy spoken word about browser history – is this the record you never knew you always wanted?
Special Request – Brainstorm (Gerd Janson & Shan House Mix) (Houndstooth)
Incendiary house feat. soulful vocal and uplifting piano keys.
Gerry Read – Dreama That Girl (2 B Real Records)
Breathy vocals and funky garage drums out on Finn’s 2 B Real label.
DJ Polo & Lobby – Multiple Palm Tree Emojis (More Time)
Cleverly layered percussion and a chopped up wail that sounds like a monkey swinging through trees make this an eerily tropical cut.