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 5th April, Number 90
Will Saul / Phonica Records DJs / The London Disco Society / Late Night Tales / Vicious Creatures
The lovely Number 90 in Hackney Wick are celebrating their fifth birthday – five years of music, food, drink, art, and “doing it yourself” – with a three day string of parties and events. On the Saturday Phonica Records host twelve hour dance from 6pm, inviting Aus Music head honcho to the decks. Entry is free before 11pm, and don’t miss the pinata competition!
Friday 12th April, Corsica Studios
Borusiade / Courtesy / Danielle / Ivan Smagghe / Nazira
Two exciting Berlin collectives, Odd Fantastic and Cómeme offshoot futura, bring a wild lineup to south London’s Corsica Studios. Expect weird and wonderful technicolour techno from Queen Courtesy, who’s joined by Parisian selector Ivan Smagghe, Bristol up-and-comer Danielle, Kazakhstan rising star Nazira and Romania’s Borusiade.
Sunday 14th April, Giant Steps
If you’re on the dance floor, dance! After their last party at Mick’s Garage, Mister Sunday are back, this time taking over Giant Steps. What better way to see off the weekend in style? Justin’s not around for this one, so Eamon Harkin is heading up proceedings for the day. The sound is excellent and the ambience is lovely, we think Giant Steps will be the perfect home for a Mister Sunday shakedown.
Friday 19th April, Jazz Cafe
DJ Pierre / Ceephax Acid Crew (live) / Dom Servini
Acid house pioneer DJ Pierre of the Phuture crew is joined by Ceephax – who will play a live analogue set – and Wah Wah 45s Dom Servini for an acid special at Camden’s Jazz Cafe. After catching Ceephax Acid Crew at BangFace this is one we’re definitely not going to sleep on.
Friday 26th April, Rye Wax
DJ Vibes / DJ Realer / Alexander / DJ Ramses
A new party in our favourite Peckham basement, One Time have a penchant for happy hardcore and they’re bringing it to Rye Wax. DJ Vibes and Realer take it back to the heyday of 90s rave with support from Alexander and DJ Ramses. Expect piano bangers, breakbeat, bouncy melodies and a bpm to raise your heart rate.
Mind Of A Dragon – Special (Kiwi Records)
Grooving UKG with a sugary chopped up vocal from up-and-comer Mind Of A Dragon.
Jayda G – Move To The Front (Disco Mix) (Ninja Tune)
Jayda G’s bringing the ladies to the fore in this classic disco-flavoured cut.
Karima F – Bacon Shoulders (Oscillate Tracks)
Karima F’s shuddering broken techno is a standout on the latest Oscillate Tracks release.
HED Ardennes – Acid Funk (Body Promise)
Murky breakbeat with a killer bassline from one half of Body Promise.
Alien Rain – Space Race (UFO Inc.)
No holds barred acid techno off Ellen Allien’s new label UFO Inc.