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 4th August, Corsica Studios
Raime (DJ set) / S-Type / Finn / L U C Y / India Jordan / Riz La Teef / Logos / Mr. Mitch / Slackk / Tom Lea
]A last minute summer dance courtesy two of London’s best labels and party starters. After throwing roof-raising parties together in 2015 and 2016, Boxed and Local Action are back this Saturday and taking over Corsica Studios for the occasion. It’s a family affair with the likes of Tom Lea, Mr Mitch, Slackk and Logos all playing alongside label affiliates Finn, India Jordan, rising star L U C Y and a DJ set from Blackest Ever Black originals Raime.
Friday 10th August, E1 London
Helena Hauff / Krankbrother
A week after the release of her stunning new album, the Ninja Tune released Qualm, the imitable Helena Hauff will step up to Wapping venue E1 for a rare five hour set. Hauff has deservedly earned herself a position as one of the most in-demand DJs right now, and Krankbrother have been trying to book her since before her meteoric rise. Krankbrother DJs support.
Saturday 11th August, Bloc
Moscoman / Lovefingers / Kiwi / Kasra V / New Business DJs
The Israel crew present their biggest London party to date, split into two parts – waterside brunch by day, warehouse rave by night. Limited to only 100 guests, the Middle Eastern inspired brunch party will take place from 12pm to 4pm on a secret canal-side location. From 11pm, Disco Halal will head to Bloc, with head honcho Moscoman inviting the likes of Bugged Out! mainstay Kiwi and Kasra V to play with him.
Friday 24th August, Corsica Studios
Avalon Emerson / Call Super / Or:la / Julio Victoria / Mr Solid Gold / OK Jones
Troublevision are renowned for their consistent line ups but this bank holiday shindig knocks it out of the park. Avalon Emerson and Or:la play room one, with Call Super heading up proceedings in room two – a trio of truly excellent DJs who are equally exciting, unpredictable and creative behind the decks. Julio Victoria, Mr Solid Gold and OK Jones complete the bill. Definitely do not sleep on this one.
Thursday 30th August, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Umfang / Shyboi / Peach / Kamixlo
A new Southbank Centre series Concrete Lates presents an evening with Discwoman, part of the Women in Music programme in the appropriately concrete confines of the Queen Elizabeth Hall’s late night venue. A Brooklyn based collective of DJs and producers, Discwoman has blossomed into a booking agency representing exclusively female and gender-queer artists. Discwoman co-founder Umfang will play alongside Shyboi, Peach and Bala Club’s Kamixlo.
Youandewan – Thewizzwasfordillysmissus (Aus Music)
A wobbly bassline and bright synths from Youandewan’s new EP on Aus Music.
Kristin Velvet – Peach (Arms & Legs Records)
Easy, breezy and bouncing house on Berlin based Arms & Legs.
Jlin – The Abyss of Doubt (Planet Mu)
The first track to be released from Autobiography, Jlin’s collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor, abrasive and shuddering bass accompanies chopped up vocal film samples on this menacing cut.
Daniel Avery – Quick Eternity (Four Tet Remix) (Phantasy Sound)
My favourite human Kieran Hebden on remix duty once more. Starting off shimmery and weightless before morphing into spaced-out dancefloor bleeps five minutes in, this is Four Tet as we love him most.
Bryte – Mama Dey Party (prod. Mina) (More Time)
An energetic party starter courtesy of Ghanaian vocalist Bryte with regular collaborator Mina on production duties.