A monthly feature in which we move out of the live space and into the club, handpicking five parties and five releases worth your attention.
Friday 11th August 2017, Village Underground
So Solid Crew / Footsie / Capo Lee / Daniel OG / Steph Seeks / Livin’ Proof / JD Reid / Faze Miyake / Emerald / Jamz Supernova / Ellie Prohan
Village Underground host a fundraising night for the Hope Project. The project is based in Thessaloniki, Greece and works to empower displaced children and adults through creative educational programmes, offering them a platform to develop and benefit their community and their future. The party will be hosted by Julie Adenuga of Beats 1 and Boiler Room’s Jyoty. Look out for donation buckets around the club during performances from the likes of So Solid Crew, Born n Bread’s Steph Seeks and Faze Miyake.
Friday 11th August 2017, XOYO
Erol Alkan / Factory Floor (Live) / Asquith / Kiwi
Entering the second month of Erol Alkan’s ‘To the Rhythm’ XOYO residency, this week he welcomes DFA’s Factory Floor for a rare live show. Their 2011 single ‘Two Different Ways’ showcases their experimental and punchy industrial sound, heavy on eery reverb and percussion. Hypnotic and mind bending techno at its best, Factory Floor are one of my favourite acts to see live. Kiwi controls room 2.
Saturday 12th August 2017, fabric
Hunee / Kim Ann Foxman / Interstellar Funk
Rush Hour’s Hunee headlines fabric Room 1. He is one of electronic music’s most respected and diverse DJs with a record bag as deep as Mary Poppins’. His infectious energy and tireless enthusiasm behind the decks makes him a joy to see. New York’s Kim Ann Foxman joins him along with Dutch off-kilter maestro Interstellar Funk.
Friday 18th August 2017, Rye Wax
Mother b2b Kenny White / Together Dance Music / Bossman Wines
Body Motion are back in our favourite Peckham basement. The collective have a monthly NTS show and revel in abstract dancefloor sounds. This month they present Rubadub Records’ Mark ‘Mother’ Maxwell playing back-to-back with Kenny White of Low Company. This will be Body Motion’s last party for a while, definitely one not to miss.
Saturday 19th August 2017, Mick’s Garage
Dan Shake / Donna Leake / Armând / Henry Rymer
The weather may be saying the opposite but it’s the time of the year for Hackney Wick day parties. Mick’s Garage welcome Dan Shake, the first non-Detroit artist to have released on Moodymann’s Mahogani Recordings. Joining him will be Donna Leake, the Brilliant Corners and NTS resident with a penchant for rare cuts and fusions. Origins residents Armând and Henry Rymer complete the bill.,
‘Dukha’ – DJ F (A Harmless Deed, July 2017)
DJ F aka Madrid’s Flavio Martin delights with a blissed out, groove laced and melodic house cut.
‘Seek’ – Kid Antoine (Her Records, July 2017)
Atmospheric club music with swagger, Her Records’ Kid Antoine returns with another high-octane release.
‘What You Said To Me’ – Sedgwick (July 2017)
Bongos! The Melbourne producer’s latest effort is all catchy vocal loops with an irresistibly swinging rhythm.
‘Dark Matter’ – Jlin & Zora Jones (Fractal Fantasy, July 2017)
Our first taster of Fractal Fantasy’s Visceral Minds 2, out on August 15th. Here the queen Zora Jones teams up with Jlin for a mishmash of footwork and wobbling basslines.
‘Lego’ (Lena Willikens Remix) – Lena Platonos (Dark Entries, July 2017)
In celebration of her debut album, Greek artist Lena Platonos selects some choice contemporary producers to remix her work. Lena Willikens shines here with a haunting and cosmic edit.