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 9th February, The Pickle Factory
Josey Rebelle / Carista / Shy One / Inner Totality
Hot off the back of her Essential Mix the night before, Queen Josey returns to her Pickle Factory residency for the first party of the year. Joining her will be two rising stars making their Pickle Factory debuts. Dutch DJ Carista takes the helm (if you haven’t seen her Boiler Room from Dekmantel then get to know), alongside Balamii affiliate Shy One. Need a breather from the dance? Inner Totality will be in charge in the ambient room.
Friday 15th February, The Yard
LSDXOXO / Amy Becker / Internationally Cold / Jess Ajose / DJ Pirate Bay / Manouevre Jones
Amy Becker is taking her Acrylic party on tour, and the London date will see her land at Hackney Wick venue The Yard with a slew of fire guests. New York’s own LSDXOXO will bring his high octane blend Baltimore club and dance floor R&B edits, he’ll be joined in the booth by Amy, south London’s Intentionally Cold and Boiler Room’s Jess Ajose. DJ Pirate Bay and Manouevre Jones complete the bill.
Saturday 16th February, FOLD
Andrea (live) / Gareth Wild / James Newmarch / Jonas Kopp / Jay b2b Unlikely / Laksa / Skee Mask / Stenny / Tasha / Voicedrone / Zenker Brothers
Munich label Ilian Tape step up for a marathon takeover of Canning Town venue FOLD. The party kicks off at 11pm on Saturday and will run through a full 24 hours until 11pm on Sunday. Following the announcement of his next Ilian Tape release, the three track 808BB EP – Skee Mask steps up alongside label heads Zenker Brothers, fellow Ilian Tape affiliate Laksa and Neighbourhood’s Tasha.
Thursday 21st February, Corsica Studios
SHYGIRL / coucou chloe
London label NUXXE present a Thursday night in collaboration with promoters Parallel Lines. Expect futuristic and warped electronics courtesy of label artists SHYGIRL and French singer and producer coucou chloe.
Saturday 23rd February, Tola
Youandewan / Tessallate
Looking back at their calendar, Tessellate have focused on larger scale parties at the likes of regular home Corsica Studios and Mick’s Garage of late. On February 23rd they move instead to Peckham members club Tola. Expect an intimate party for the Tessellate family, headed up by none other than Ewan Smith aka Youandewan.
Basic Rhythm – London Warehouse (Sneaker Social Club)
London based Basic Rhythm aka East Man steps up for his first EP on Berlin’s Sneaker Social Club.
Chaos In The CBD – Orange Blank (In Dust We Trust)
A trance inflected cut from Chaos In The CBD with the lushest synths.
Buttechno – Dubber Funk (Incienso)
Minimal techno with a psychedelic twist from Russia’s Buttechno.
Ilana Bryne – Feelin’ Myself (naive)
The first track from an absolute stormer of a debut EP from Ilana Bryne on Violet’s label Naive.
Ciel – Tech House is My Evil Best Friend
Canada’s Ciel delivers with off-kilter rhythms and a wicked low line.