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 16th June, The Pickle Factory
John Gómez b2b Nick The Record
Old friends whose parties focus on intimate spaces with strong sound, John Gómez and Nick The Record bring Tangent to The Pickle Factory. Perhaps the epitome of the DJ’s DJs, the pair are equally renowned in their own right as excellent selectors. Gómez, the Rush Hour affiliate and host of their NTS show, and Nick The Record, a London legend whose record bag stretches far deeper than most.
Saturday 23rd June, Mick’s Garage
Seven Davis Jr / Earl Jeffers / Nabihah Iqbal / Raw Silk
In the first of two parties a month apart, celebrating their fifth birthday (how has it been five years already?), Stevie Wonderland invite Seven Davis Jr to headline their 12 hour day-to-night session at Mick’s Garage in Hackney Wick. Support comes from Raw Silk, Earl Jeffers, and former London in Stereo cover star Nabihah Iqbal, formally known as Throwing Shade.
Friday 29th June, XOYO
Ben UFO / Pearson Sound / Pangaea
Ben UFO’s 13 week XOYO residency has arguably been one of the most exciting to date, and the last party is sure to see it out with a bang. For the final week Ben will bring his Hessle Audio label mates – Pangaea and Pearson Sound – to the helm to play alongside him all night long. Swing Ting will take the controls upstairs in room 2.
Friday 29th June, E1 London
Very Special Guest TBA / Grooverider / Fabio / Ray Keith / Potential Badboy / Kenny Ken / Anile
Ray Keith takes over Wapping venue E1 for a Blueprint party, celebrating the best of jungle. Keith will play back-to-back with Potential Bad Boy, and the godfathers Fabio and Grooverider headline with further support from Kenny Ken and Anile. The Ragga Twins, Moose, Navigator and 2Shy will MC on the night.
Saturday 30th June, fabric
Sasha / Cassy
Two all night long sets from two of dance music’s most beloved selectors. A pioneer whose decade has spanned over three decades, the master Sasha takes the helm in fabric’s room 1 from 11pm until close. In room 2, Cassy is in charge. For nine hours she will take the dance floor on a journey from soulful house through to minimal techno.
Sinfol & Octual – Absolute Infinity (Gerd Janson Acid Only) (Just This)
Gerd Janson adds percussion and driving acid for his second remix for the Milan duo’s latest EP.
Dream Cycle – DCYX 5 (Sneaker Social Club)
Fuzzy basslines and bright keys doth the perfect summer jam make!
Marco Faraone – On My Way (Addison Groove Remix) (Rekids)
Addison Groove brings more heat to an already fiery original by adding juddering percussion to the catchy AF vocals.
Swing Ting – Addiction feat. Gemma Dunleavy (Brackles Remix) (Swing Ting)
With a dreamy vocal from Dunleavy, Brackles adds an off-kilter funk to the Swing Ting original.
Prayer – I’m Still Here (Black Acre)
Wistful and atmospheric jungle with a soaring vocal.