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.
Friday 12th October, Corsica Studios
DJ Sprinkles / DJ Storm / Mumdance / Anastasia Kristensen / Joe / Eris Drew / Parris / Peach / Darwin / Breakwave / Hugh Taylor / Make Me Residents : Rubin / Rupes / Kit Seymour
An absolutely massive line up from the Make Me crew as they take over all three rooms of Corsica Studios for a Friday night shakedown. The Columbian will play host to a third Make Me headline slot from DJ Sprinkles, with support from Hessle Audio’s Joe and a debut appearance from Peach. Another debut in the form of Chicago’s Eris Drew who will headline room two, and Metalheadz co-founder DJ Storm heads up room one.
Saturday 13th October, Phonox
Esa (all night long)
It’s the second week of Phonox’s new Saturday resident, Esa. From Cape Town via a musical education in Glasgow where he delved deep into Rubadub and cut his teeth on the Sub Club dance floor, Esa replaces HAAi at Phonox where he’ll play all night long week in, week out. With a palette that fuses his South African heritage with a love of high octane house and disco, Esa takes the helm from 10pm to 4am.
Saturday 20th October, Printworks
Press Halls: Marcellus Pittman / Moodymann / Omar-S / Theo Parrish / Dolan Bergin
Dark Room: Dâm-Funk (DJ) / Jayda G / Mayer Hawthorne (DJ) / Moxie / anu
Printworks is back, and with their winter programme comes the announcement of The Hydra’s 2018 opening party. On Saturday 20th October The Hydra team welcome four house music pioneers from Detroit to the hallowed halls in Canada Water. Marcellus Pittman, Moodymann, Omar-S and Theo Parrish will play without set times for eight hours in the Press Halls. Over in Dark Room, Dâm-Funk and Mayer Hawthorne represent Stones Throw with support from Jayda G, Moxie and anu.
Friday 26th October, FOLD
Baba Stiltz / Eclair Fifi / Samo DJ / Felix Hall
The charismatic Baba Stiltz with his enviably shiny mane heads to new Canning Town venue FOLD to launch the first of his Visit Party series. Welcoming a broad and eclectic music policy with extended set times, for the maiden voyage he welcomes LuckyMe’s Eclair Fifi (aka one of my absolute favourite party DJs) alongside Stockholm’s Samo DJ and NTS resident with a penchant for dancehall and reggae Felix Hall.
Saturday 27th October, Unit 8
Actress + Young Paint (live) AV / Powell (live) + Hybrid / Overmono (live) (Tessela + Truss) / Machine Woman / Erotic Costume Drama (live) / Dan Orchard
The Art Peckham crew return to Copeland Park’s Unit 8 for an electrifying daytime shindig, following a huge debut in the space back in May where they welcomed nouveau trance Warp signee Lorenzo Senni to the 11,500 square foot warehouse space. This time around, with a promise of eye watering production and booming sound, Art Peckham host the imitable Actress for a live AV show, alongside live shows from Powell & Hybrid and Overmono aka Tessela and Truss. Machine Woman, Erotic Costume Drama and Dan Orchard complete the bill.
Marie Davidson – Workaholic Paranoid Bitch (Nina Kraviz Workaholic Remix) (Ninja Tune)
Two powerhouses come together as Marie Davidson’s spoken text twists and turns over Nina’s slamming techno production.
Jor-el – In Ur Face (BROR)
Driving breakbeat with a blistering bass line and surprisingly bright top lines.
Perdu – Savana (Let’s Play House)
High energy and percussive house from the Brooklyn based label.
Funeral Future – Heute Nicht (Kulør)
Copenhagen techno trance finds its home on Kulør, the new label from Courtesy.
tINI – The Authentic Blach (Part Of The Gang)
Another label debut, this time from tINI as she launches her new imprint – Part Of The Gang – with a loose and grooving house cut.