So with your Saturdays and Sunday either spent at SW4 or LED festivals you’ll be ready for a rest at closing time right? Except that August Bank holiday weekend sees more DJ’s and parties descend on London than any other time of the year, so it would be rude not to check out some of the amazing Notting Hill after parties running on both Sunday and Monday evening.
One venue you could happily plant yourself in on both nights is the Paradise by way Kensal Green. Sunday night sees two of the leading funk/break/hop (is that a genre?) masters take to the decks in the way of The Nextmen and Krafty Kuts, alongside Marine Parade top honcho Adam Freeland, who’ll be bringing his unique blend of electronica and breakbeat to the table. And don’t think there’ll be any rest as Monday night hosts The Count and Sindens official release party for their new ablum ‘Mega Mega Mega’, which we’d buy just for the title, with support from Fake Blood and the Mystery Jets.
Following the Breakbeat trend ETA host their annual festival party at the HMV forum on Sunday 29th, with Stanton Warriors, Riva star and Lazersonic. The party will kick off at 7pm and will be even bigger and better than last year with a host of top live acts and their biggest sound system to date.
If you’re after a more housey vibe then check out the Mason’s Arms in Kensal Green, Justin Robinson and Jon Carter keep the festival feeling going on the Sunday until 2am, an the Monday see’s the Snowbombing Launch party, with the Whip, Dub Pistols Soundsystem and Mathew Bushwacka. Tickets for both nights are £12.
And lastly carnival wouldn’t be carnival without a spot of Drum and Bass, Eats Village’s carnival special delivers the goods with Grooverider, and Storm.
One thing is certain; anyone living in London who likes dance music this weekend is going to need Tuesday off, it’s going to be a long one.