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 1st June, The Glove That Fits
Joe / Leila Samir / Rónán
Off the back of his brilliant feature in Resident Advisor’s series ‘The art of production’, Joe returns to Inner Totality to headline the intimate 80-cap basement The Glove That Fits. Responsible for some of the freshest club cuts from the past decade, Joe is one of the most well respected producers in the game, revealing only a fraction of his work to the world. Worldwide FM affiliate Leila Samir plays too, with Inner Totality’s own Rónán completing the bill.
Saturday 8th June, Tola
Nathan Micay / Origins residents / more TBA
One of our favourite labels has released an effervescent debut album from one of our favourite artists, Nathan Micay, formally known as Bwana. Blue Spring showcases Micay’s wealth of influence, and on 8th June Origins and LuckyMe will host his album launch party at Peckham venue Tola. Origins residents will join Micay at the helm, with further unannounced acts supporting on the night.
Saturday 22nd June, Venue MOT Unit 18
DJ Storm / Ploy / iona / Make Me / MC Stride
Following their birthday party at Venue MOT Unit 18 in April featuring Objekt and Covco, Make Me return to Bermondsey, this time with the Field Maneuvers crew in tow, on Saturday 22nd June. The two crews present a huge lineup, with the incredible DJ Storm headlining alongside Hessle Audio and Timedance affiliate Ploy. Field Maneuvers resident iona plays alongside Make Me residents and MC Stride.
Friday 28th June, The Pickle Factory
Laurel Halo / DON’T DJ (live) / Leif
Ambient room: Dan Thorman
Most of you will probably spend the majority of the final weekend of June at Glastonbury. Not me! I’m going to spend mine at The Pickle Factory, for they’ve lined up an absolute bumper weekend of favourites. First up? The inimitable Laurel Halo, fresh off the back of her wicked DJ-Kicks, brings her genre-bending selections to the main room with a striking live show from German artist DON’T DJ and Freero affiliate Leif. Dan Thorman controls the ambient room.
Saturday 29th June, The Pickle Factory
Eris Drew & CCL All Night Long
Back to Bethnal Green for Saturday night for an all night long session from two of dance music’s most exciting selectors. Smart Bar resident and Queen of the Motherbeat, Eris Drew will bring her astute blends and ear for ravey breakdowns. Eris will be joined by Seattle up-and-comer and TUF collective founder CCL. Both artists have an innate psychological connection with the transformative strength of music, so prepare for a powerful and spiritual seven hour session.
Floorplan – So Glad (M-PLANT)
Robert! Hood! Floorplan, aka Hood and his daughter Lyric, return with a guaranteed summer smash – enter the gospel-sampling ‘So Glad’.
Morgan Hislop – Umbra (Moveltraxx)
Morgan Hislop’s latest is distinctive, buoyant and colourful. Check the DJ Earl remix on the B side too.
Yak – Stampede (R&S)
A huge low end and wicked percussion courtesy of John Randall aka Yak.
Finn – Do What You Want Forever (Local Action)
“Dedicated to everyone looking out for each other.” Finn is the best, and here is the infectious lead single from his new EP.
Moodymann – I’ll Provide (KDJ)
Moodymann is back, and it’s Very Moodymann.