In a new monthly feature we move out of the live space and into the club as we handpick five parties and five releases worth your attention.
Friday 5th May 2017, The Pickle Factory
Helena Hauff / Evan Baggs
Oval Space’s smaller sibling The Pickle Factory welcomes April’s Crack Magazine cover star Helena Hauff to the helm. Hauff is renowned for her unique vinyl only sets which showcase an industrial blend of blistering techno, intense acid and raw electro. She’s supported by Berlin based New Yorker Evan Baggs, whose eclectic selections and releases on Japanese label Cabaret Recordings have earnt him a reputation as the DJ’s DJ.
Friday 12th May 2017, Camden Assembly
Sinjin Hawke / Zora Jones / Acid Fantasy / Noire / Akito
Sans Absence head honcho Akito curates the first in his new series of parties. Barcelona based Fractal Fantasy founders Sinjin Hawke – co-producer on TLOP’s ‘Wolves’, and Zora Jones – whose recent FACT mix is well worth a listen – headline. They bring their experimental technicolour club music to Camden Assembly, joined by Akito of course, who plays alone and with his Acid Fantasy counterparts; Loom, TSVI and Wallwork. Bristol based Noire completes the bill.
Friday May 19th, Bussey Building
Addison Groove / Ethereal & Lord Narf (Live) / Ian Pooley / Teki Latex / Terror Danjah (RnG Set) / Athlete Whippet / Born n Bread / Cotch Soundsystem / Daniel Ness / DJ NativeSUN / Famous Eno / HNRO / InGoodCompany / Jaël / Jamz Supernova / Jyoty / K2RAH / Kxngs / Lady Amz / Martelo / Martha / Neana / Nikita / Omo Frenchie (Live) + very Special Guests / Tala / VRSYJNES
A line up of epic proportions as Peckham Rye Music Festival takeover the Bussey Building, celebrating the closing weekend of their sophomore festival. They invite a collection of their favourite artists, labels and party starters from across South East London and beyond. With rooms hosted by Cotch International, squareglass x Merci Jitter, Jamz Supernova presents Future Bounce and Nextdoor with Nikita x So Future; highlights include a live show from Awful Records’ Ethereal and Lord Narf, Sound Pellegrino co-founder Teki Latex and Addison Groove.
Saturday May 20th, Corsica Studios
Galcher Lustwerk / Fantastic Man / Hollick & DJ Eliot / More TBA
Coastal Haze are a label and artist management company based in New Cross; they control proceedings at Corsica studios on Saturday 20th May, welcoming Galcher Lustwerk to headline. His 2013 ‘100% Galcher’ mixtape for Blowing Up the Workshop – which showcases his penchant for sultry melodic house with detached spoken word – was crowned best mix of the year by Resident Advisor. Melbourne’s Fantastic Man – who has released music with the likes of Wolf Music and New York’s Let Play House – supports, with Hollick and DJ Eliot.
Friday May 26th, Village Underground
Hercules & Love Affair (Live Album preview) / DJ Kon / Andy Butler (DJ Set) / Lipelis / Donna Leake / Krywald & Farrer
No strangers to hosting some of London’s biggest parties, Percolate present a rare live show from New York’s Hercules & Love Affair to kick off the bank holiday. As they prepare for the release of their fourth album, the much anticipated follow up to 2013’s The Feast of the Broken Heart, expect singalong soul filled Paradise Garage grooves. One half of the duo Andy Butler plays an additional DJ set, alongside DJ Kon, Lipelis and Percolate residents Krywald & Farrer.
‘Loin Des Yeux’ (Andrés Remix) – Laroze (Flux, April 2017)
Detroit house luminary Andrés is on remix duty for this summer apt interpretation of Bordeaux producer Laroze’s ‘Loin Des Yeux’. Out soon on Leeds based Flux, Laroze’s EP marks the second release for the promoter turned record label, the follow up to Shedbug’s Afterglow EP. Andrés’ take on ‘Loin Des Yeux’ swells with laidback grooves and a catchy vocal loop.
‘Tired of You’ – Murlo (Mixpak, April 2017)
The first single off Club Coil, his third EP for Mixpak. ‘Tired of You’ is trademark Murlo; chopped up and pitched up poppy vocal loops accompany colourful futuristic synths and a punchy bassline indicative of his grime influence. You can check his graphics handiwork too in the animated visual for the track HERE.
‘Look (Beyond You)’ – K15 (Wild Oats, April 2017)
Interestingly, K15 is named as such because first name: Kieron, postcode: N15; a homage to Tottenham. He’s been making music for a long time, everything from jazz to hip hop and Radiohead remixes. Listening to ‘Look (Beyond You)’, it’s easy to identify why his jazzy house outputs have been snapped up by Detroit’s Kyle Hall, founder of Wild Oats; this is the lead single from his new six track EP titled Speed of Life.
‘I Want U’ (Marcel Dettmann Interpretation) – DJ Hell (International Deejay Gigolo Records, April 2017)
DJ Hell puts out a remix package of his single ‘I Want U’ via his own label which he launched back in 1996, International Deejay Gigolo Records. Other artists on the label include the likes of Axel Boman, Miss Kittin, dOP and Radioslave. Ostgut Ton mainstay and Berghain regular Marcel Dettmann steps up with a five minute techno workout. It’s an otherworldly journey of industrial electronic body music encompassing spaceship bleeps and vocoders on loop.
‘Hail Fails’ – T & P (Feel My Bicep, April 2017)
Beats in Space host Tim Sweeney and Frankfurt producer Phillip Lauer come together for their second collaborative EP, Hail Fails via Feel My Bicep. The title track is joined by remixes from Dark Sky and Hammer. ‘Hail Fails’ builds and builds, driven with acidity and big throbbing basslines. A huge track which sits comfortably alongside Bicep’s many outputs; built for big rooms at peak time.