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 12th January, Corsica Studios
Shanti Celeste / Will Bankhead / Kenny White
Peach Discs head honcho Shanti Celeste brings the Peach Party to London for the first time. Expect high octane four to the floor from start to finish at the Bristol based producer invites The Trilogy Tapes’ Will Bankhead and Blackest Ever Black affiliate Kenny White to join her in the booth. Now we’ve emerged from the other side of the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day haze, Shanti Celeste is here to re-energise the dance. Peachy.
Friday 18th January, Bussey Building
DJ Marfox / The Busy Twist / Tash LC / Kouslin / Moto
Kartel turn six with a shakedown at Bussey Building; a booty-shaking celebration of sounds coming from the African diaspora, the Caribbean, Portugal and beyond. Príncipe co-founder DJ Marfox headlines with his moody and distinctive Kuduro cuts, with support from London’s The Busy Twist and Worldwide FM’s Tash LC. Kouslin and Moto complete the bill.
Friday 25th January, Electric Brixton
SebastiAn / Breakbot / Riton / Vladimir Cauchemar / Busy P / Myd
Ed Banger return to London for their biggest party in six years. The revered label – headed up by Busy P aka Pedro Winter aka Daft Punk’s former manager – takeover Brixton’s Electric on 25th January for a night of hedonistic Parisian electro. It’s a family affair as the inimitable SEBASTIAN will be joined by the likes of Breakbot and Riton.
Saturday 26th January, Mick’s Garage
Courtesy / Bruce b2b Peach / Henry Rymer
Origins are consistently pulling it out the bag with their programming of late, and this lineup is no different – it’s as if someone asked who my favourite selectors are right now and put them on a bill together. Queen Courtesy headlines proceedings with her effervescent brand of techno. Hessle Audio’s Bruce steps up to play b2b with Peach and support comes from Origins co-founder Henry Rymer.
Thursday 31st January, The Borderline
Alexander Nut / Zakia / Will Lister / Ashley Holmes
Issa Thursday! Say goodbye to Dry January with the first of a series of parties presented by Oi Polloi. Soho venue The Borderline will play host to NTS mainstays Alexander Nut and Zakia, with support from Balamii resident Will Lister and Sheffield based visual artist and DJ Ashley Holmes.
Little Dragon – Lover Chanting (Jayda G Remix) (Ninja Tune)
Jayda G transforms ‘Lover Chanting’ into a buoyant groove-led house cut.
Jeroen Search – The One (Figure)
Straight-up, no nonsense rave from the Dutch producer.
Kirstin Velvet – No Worries (Kwench Records)
Kristin Velvet brings sun-drenched house with delectable strings and catchy vocal riff to Cassy’s Kwench Records.
Reptant – Ectoplastic (Planet Euphorique)
Hazy acid makes way for a swaggering squelchy bassline in the lead track of Reptant’s new EP.
Krotone – Til 5 (Jelly Bean Farm)
Percussive 2-step from Leeds with a shuddering sax sample.