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 7th September, The Yard
MikeQ / SHYGIRL / Lyzza / Bizhan / Evolver Collective / New Scenery Residents
As part of New Scenery’s Make Room residency, they come together with Stockholm party starters E V O L V E R. Make Room is a series of events providing a platform for womxn, non-binary and queer artists whilst supporting different charities. September’s party is in aid of Mindout – a charity working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern. Fade to Mind affiliate MikeQ headlines.
Saturday 15th September, FOLD
Zenker Brothers / Stenny / Andrea
Founded in 2007 by Zenker Brothers, Munich based label Ilian Tape commandeer new Canning Town warehouse venue FOLD for the night. Considered one of dance music’s exciting and forward thinking labels, recent Ilian Tape outputs include the likes of Skee Mask and Laksa. Label cohorts Stenny and Andrea join the Dario and Marco Zenker for an eight hour party in the depths of east London.
Friday 21st September, E1 London
Joy Orbison / Beatrice Dillon / Will Bankhead / + special guests TBA
Joy O! At Houghton I decided that Joy O is definitely and will always be in my top five DJs, so for that reason amongst many others this is really a party you shouldn’t sleep on. Cav Empt invite Hessle Audio affiliate and The Trilogy Tapes bossman Will Bankhead to play too, with special guests still to be announced.
Friday 21st September, Oval Space
Octave One (live) / DJ Bone / Claro Intelecto (live) / re:ni / Special guest TBA
Responsible for some of Detroit’s most spine-tingling anthems (I’m looking at you ‘Black Water’), Octave One join DJ Bone at Oval Space for the last party of his 2018 residency. Perfected over decades in the game, their live hardware performances are renowned for their precision and energy. The Motor City’s DJ Bone joins Octave One, expect his usual three deck mixing and explosive cuts. Claro Intelecto and re:ni also play, with a final special guest to be announced.
Saturday 29th September, fabric
Carl Craig A2A Bambounou / tINI / Priku / Jasper James / Voigtmann / Donna Leake / More TBA
A Detroit pioneer takes the helm alongside a Parisian rising star and Fifty Weapons label affiliate. Carl Craig and Bambounou go Ass 2 Ass in fabric’s iconic room one. A lady with a truly infectious energy behind the decks, tINI also plays. She will be joined by Romania’s Priku, Glasgow’s own Jasper James, fabric regular Voigtmann and Brilliant Corners and NTS resident Donna Leake.
Wheelman – Signal (Detroit In Effect Resignal) (Don’t Be Afraid)
Raw and driving electro that wouldn’t feel out of place in a Helena Hauff set.
Tr One – Afrodiscobeatdown (Apartment)
Cork’s Sunday Times residents bring warm synths and a wicked bassline on this grooving house cut.
Hugo Massien – Alien Shapes (E-Beamz)
Hugo Massien returns to E-Beamz for a third release with the dark, moody and acid laden ‘Alien Shapes’.
Matt Karmil – KO (Aus Music)
Breezy piano riffs and a blissed out vocal sample make this a dreamy sunrise record.
Sim Hutchins – Pissing WKD Blue (Local Action)
Honestly, this track bangs. Sim Hutchins is here to save the rave, and he’s drinking WKD.