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 7th July 2017, Corsica Studios
Ikonika / Throwing Shade / BBZ / Shy One / A.G / Alex Rita / Chloëdees / Manara / Aisha Zoe / Born n Bread
A celebration of Pride, South London femme identifying creatives and the fight against misogyny in club culture and beyond, BBZ and Balamii join forces this Friday at Corsica Studios. A safe space prioritising queer, trans and non-binary people of colour, respect for one another, inclusivity and strictly good vibes only are the names of the game here. 10 of London’s finest DIY party starters take the helm, from Hyperdub’s Ikonika, Manara of BBC AZN Network and NTS mainstays Throwing Shade and Born n Bread.
Saturday 8th July 2017, Phonox
Daniel Avery / HAAi
HAAi returns to her weekly Phonox residency after a June hiatus with a month of Coconut Beats International parties. Coconut Beats is a showcase of what HAAi does best; bringing to the floor a melting pot of music from all over the world. In the second week it’s London’s time to shine, with Phantasy Sound’s Daniel Avery playing a special 6 hour acid b2b with Phonox’s golden girl.
Friday 14th July 2017, The Pickle Factory
ItaloJohnson / Cici
Enigmatic Berlin trio ItaloJohnson step up to play a b2b2b for the intimate Pickle Factory dancefloor. Their slew of recent outputs have been some of the best in house and techno. Their extended DJ sets cover this and everything in between. Irish DJ Cici Cavanagh completes the bill.
Friday 21st July 2017, Rye Wax
Suspect / Daniel OG / Stephseeks / Tuffist (90’s Dancehall Set) / Cotch Soundsystem
Basement shoobs in Peckham to celebrate the second birthday of Cotch. Two years of the dance in Rye Wax, shows on Radar Radio and now Cotch International is a label too, with two recent releases under their belt from Jumping Back Slash and Omo Frenchie. Their 2nd birthday – which will feature live sets from Suspect OTB and Neverland Clan’s Daniel OG – follows their fire takeover of the main room upstairs in Bussey which was part of Peckham Rye Music Festival.
Saturday 22nd July 2017, Bloc
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set) / Joe Goddard (DJ Set) / Roosevelt (DJ Set) / Lxury / Jeanga & George (Live) / Opal People / Full Nelson / Mentsh
10 years of making colourful music for people who like to dance in the dark, Greco-Roman celebrate a decade of putting out technicolour electronic music with a compilation and a party with Bugged Out! at Bloc. Founder Joe Goddard of Hot Chip DJs in a headline slot, alongside artists for whom Greco-Roman was a launch pad; T.E.E.D, Roosevelt and Lxury.
‘Sweet Fruit’ – Keita Sano (June 2017)
Okayama’s Keita Sano brings the blissed out tribal house with a sporadic growling synth.
‘Crybaby’ (Florentino Remix) – Abra (June 2017)
Awful Records jewel Abra’s ‘Crybaby’ gets a chopped up reggaeton flavoured remix from Swing Ting’s Florentino.
‘Hot 4 U’ – DJ Haus (Dancetrax, June 2017)
A four to the floor jacking house roller with a catchy female vocal.
‘Work It, Get It’ (Regen Remix) – Corcos (Uncage, June 2017)
Powerful and driving techno from Regen, an affiliate of the Zenker Brothers’ Ilian Tape label.
‘Twombley’s Glen’ – Hanna (Apron Records, June 2017)
Funkineven’s Apron Records release a weightless and summery analogue house number.