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 5th October, Corsica Studios
Octo Octa, Eris Drew, Violet, Almaty, Jaye Ward
It’s a lineup of dreams as NAFF and naive team up for a night across both rooms of Corsica Studios. Partners and T4T LUV NRG founders Octo Octa and Eris Drew will bring their euphoric blend of house, breaks and rave, with naive boss lady Violet also stepping up, hot off the back of her debut album Bed of Roses. Fellow naive affiliate, Sweden’s Almaty, also plays, with London favourite Jaye Ward heading up the bill.
Saturday 12th October, FOLD
Saoirse All Night Long
Saoirse smashed it this week with her debut as a Radio 1 resident with a show that was an ode to the late Mark Bell of LFO. Next week she’ll no doubt do the same, throwing a party at brilliant Canning Town venue FOLD. For 15 years Saoirse has been working in music and DJing, and next weekend’s Trust will mark the first time she’s thrown a party of her own. “Trust in the music that will be selected” she asks. With Saoirse at the helm, we know that won’t be difficult.
Friday 18th October, Village Underground
Kode 9 b2b Special Guest / Lee Gamble / DJ Spinn / Scratcha DVA ft. Lady Lykez / Cooly G b2b Okzharp / Proc Fiskal / Nazar / Loraine James
A celebration of one of dance music’s most revered labels at Village Underground. Label head Kode 9 will go b2b with a special guest. As yet unannounced, the guest in question is a south London legend and a longstanding friend of the label. Footwork originator DJ Spinn also plays, and Cooly G and Okzharp will join forces for a b2b to celebrate moody UK and South African rhythms. Two of the label’s newest signing, Nazar and Loraine James, join a bill that also features Lee Gamble, Scratcha and Lady Lykez, and Proc Fiskal.
Friday 25th October, Venue MOT Unit 18
Russell E.L. Butler / Loraine James (live) / ASTRYD (live) / InternationalJoe / Baron
It’s a second appearance in this list for north London’s Loraine James, whose brilliant new Hyperdub-released album For You And I is well worth a listen. James will join San Francisco’s Russell E.L. Butler at Venue MOT Unit 18 for a party hosted by Dialogue and The OS Community. The promoters are committed to providing a safe, inclusive space that’s completely accessible, in an intimate warehouse space with banging sound. One not to miss.
Saturday 26th October, The Pickle Factory
Luke Vibert / object blue (live) / JAY b2b Sybil / Placid / Posthuman
I Love Acid return for their Halloween special at Oval Space’s dark, loud and intimate smaller sibling. Luke Vibert makes a welcome return to headline, with rising star object blue stepping up with her breathtaking live show. JAY and Sybil will play b2b, and the lineup is complete with Placid and Posthuman – I Love Acid’s residents. Expect a blistering blend of experimental techno and acid.
Al Wootton – Body Healthy (Trule)
A wicked moody garage cut from Al Wootton, FKA Deadboy.
DJ Firmeza – Intenso (Principe)
Lisbon’s DJ Firmeza delivers his own vocal over buoyant percussion.
Conducta & Notion – Fez Mangal (Kiwi Rekords)
The latest from one of garage’s rising stars.
Björk – Features Creatures (The Knife Remix) (One Little Indian)
The Knife transform Björk’s ‘Features Creatures’ – the ultimate Scandinavian union.
Private Caller – Want Me (ONE PUF)
A feel-good rave throwback courtesy of Melbourne collective ONE PUF.
Mix of the Month
DISCWOMAN 78 X Lena Willikens
“Every time I play music without a dancing crowd in front of me I embrace the chance to include tunes which I hardly get to play in clubs or festivals. This time I was sorting music which is either too slow or too fast and for that reason not easy for me to include in my regular sets without pitching them endlessly…”