Yay! Yay! Its Bank Holi-day! This weeks podcasts, top 5 event listings + the very best of the rest!

Hullo readers… Another bank holiday is imminent!! *fog horn noise* below is your hand selected weekly podcasts (to get you dancing pre rave up, or toe tapping on the sofa post rave up!), the Top 5 events, as well as the VERY best of the rest (and there are LOTS!).  I hope you’ll have a blinder this weekend…  The Weasel Blog advises that you get 8 hours sleep, eat well, don’t drink too much, don’t get up to anything too silly, avoid repetitive beats in dark rooms, don’t dance until you have blisters, don’t stay out until you lose your voice for work on Tuesday & definately don’t steal any street cones….!

Pfff! YEAH RIGHT! (all except that street cone bit – that is sooo retro in a BAD way.. Hmmm but kinda good in an Alan Partridge way.. !) Enjoy folks & see you next week! xx

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COZZY D & Eric Volta feat. The French Edge : Le Chat Noir :: FREE DOWNLOAD by four twenty

Dreamweaver by Peter O

Darren Roach Eighties Electronica mix by Darren Roach

Manish Summer 2011 Rude Movements Mix by Manish Makwana

 

SPACE

 

FRIDAY 27TH MAY

  1. JAMM ROCKS AT JAMM WITH TOM MIDDLETON, RETRO/GRADE + MORE: Brixton’s Jamm brings it this evening with one of my top 10 fave DJs/Producers EVER Tom Middleton. Also joining will be Retro/Grade (Tom Neville & Serge Santiago), Cassette Jam and many others. Apparently all of this will also be in 3D – i’m not quite sure how that bit works (is Tom Middleton normally in 2D then? LOL) but I’m 100% sure this will be worth checking out!
  2. WARM & ELECTRIC MINDS PRESENTS LOVEBOX WARM-UP PARTY @ CRUCIFIX LANE: Despite a last minute venue change due to licence problems at the venue (please spread the word – this will now be at Crucifix lane NOT Rivington studios) this party is STILL going ahead and will be just as amazing! The venue change will also means the party can spread across 2 rooms and the have longer opening hours.  With Motor City Drum Ensemble headlining (goose bumps at the thought!) and many many many more get there early to get in for this one!
  3. HUNTLEYS & PALMERS WITH LEVON VINCENT & LIL SILVA AT PLASTIC PEOPLE: Plastic People needs no introduction – you all know how much I adore that place! 1 of the best in London, best crowd, soundsystem, dancefloor, vibe and full of “real” music heads (hard to come by in Shoreditch these days) Levon Vincent will be an amazing artist to see in this space.  The last time I went to see him at a warehouse party though he’d got too stoned in his hotel room before hand and played chill out instead of a banging Detroit techno set.. LOL lets hope this doesn’t happen this time (although on PP’s system it’ll still sound GREAT!)
  4. LDN AT WESTBOURNE STUDIOS: Over in West London the DEEP.END collective are hosting a shindig at Westbourne Studios.  Very nice indeed and very nice to see a crew of people taking things out of the East end! The venue will be an amazing place to party – its a great space which has prob never been seen by many party goers. The lineup speaks for itself  (click link for more info) & I can vouch fully that you will have a great time, these guys know how to throw a party!
  5. GENIUS FEAT SANTOS AT CARGO: Was pleasantly surprised to see name on a line up! Santos’ Camel’s track all those years back in 2000 was one I played and played to death – haven’t given him a thought since but it seems he has been up to a whole manner of things production wise since.  He’s graced the likes of Nic Fanciulli’s Saved, John Digweed’s Bedrock, Matthias Tanzmann’s Moon Harbour, Get Physical, Figures, VIVa, Crosstown Rebels, Germany’s Great Stuff and many more.  Alongside him tonight will be Genius head honcho Luke Donington, Irtelli & Gus + Cleber Malheiro…  This is gonna be an amazing party!!!

Other cracking nights tonight: BUGGED OUT PRESENTS TIGA |  LIVING BAR – LAUNCH PARTY WITH MAXI JAZZ AND STEREO MC’S DJ SETS AT LIVING |  THE BOOGIE DOWN DALSTON EXPERIENCE AT MOUSTACHE BAR |  PLAYAZ AT FABRIC | BREAD & BUTTER WITH DZETA N’ BASILE AT RUSSIAN BAR |  REAL ROOTS REGGAE – RAGGASTEP – DUB – DUBSTEP – FREE AT 3 BLIND MICE |  ALL NIGHT LONG WITH JORDI MAS, MAIK YELLS AND TONI C AT ? |  DOLLOP 7TH BIRTHDAY SERIES LAUNCH AT THE OLD BLUE LAST |  PLAY PRESENTS LOVE HATE – EGG |  OYSTER AFTERPARTY FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL WITH GWEN VS SIM AT PUBLIC LIFE | MONSTER CUTS FEAT DJ SHEPDOG & KID FIESTA AT THE HORSE & GROOM |  FIVE EASY PIECES – CAMP |  SARAVAH SOUL PARTY |  DIE FRECHE MUSE

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SATURDAY 28TH MAY

  1. MUAK WITH DJ SPEN & KARIZMA, UNER, NACHO MARCO AT EGG: MUAK Continue on their mission to bring together the world’s premiere DJs, producers and musicians, and this night is no exception! On the lineup this month will be none other than Code Red’s DJ Spen & Kaytronic’s Karizma who are being brought together for an exclusive back 2 back session.  If this wasn’t enough there will also be UNER (Dynamic) and NACHO MARCO (Loud East) joining the resident DJ & hosts, Zaki & Manish. Expect great music, great people and a great time!
  2. KRUSH WITH MATHEW JONSON, NINA KRAVIZ, DEETRON, + PHONICA SHOWCASE AT VILLAGE UNDERGROUND: Now on its third monthly installment (after 2 hugely successful parties) Krush will be transforming a familiar east London location into the home of your Saturday night escapades, and telling you to make your selves at home! They mean this quite literally as artist  Vincent Desforges’ home installation is destined to make you feel as comfortable as possible! On the lineup this time round will be a live set from Wagon Repair & Minus’ Mathew Jonson, Rekids Nina Kraviz a Phonica Special Disco showcase + many many more. *please note the venue has changed from Red Gallery to Village underground this weekend*
  3. HOLIC AT CAFE 1001: Another 1 one of my favourite DJs is in town this weekend…. Freerange’s JIMPSTER! This man always smashes it – whether its production wise or DJ wise.. Massive fan of Mr Odell.  if this wasn’t great enough – add this to the already amazing ingredients of Holic’s crowd, head honcho Tomoki Tamura, Berlin’s Agaric LIVE + Cafe 1001 and you have the perfect recipe! yum yum! Deeelicious!
  4. ONEMORE WAREHOUSE – SYSTEM OF SURVIVAL, ENZO SIRAGUSA AT TBA – EAST LONDON: After the Hackney Wick transfer at the beginning of may with Lucio Aquilina OneMore Warehouse is back with another fantastic line-up. Circoloco’s System of Survival will be joining London fave Enzo Siragusa as well as Antonio De Angelis AKA Toni D.  They say they have found a space where you can forget about London’s stressful (for most anyway!) way of life and relax as you please.. Sounds good to me!
  5. VAGUE LAUNCH WITH MATTHEW STYLES AT THE SHOREDITCH: Vague kick off their launch party tonight with Berlin’s majestic talent Matthew Styles.  Tipped to be one of 2011s coolest parties, the Vague team look set to become London stalwart in the clubbing scene. They also have an aferparty lined up who’s details will be kept schtum until on the night see keep em peeled for info!

Other cracking nights tonight: SANCHO PANZA @ EAST VILLAGE | BLACK ATLANTIC WITH MOODYMANN & JOY ORBISON AT NETIL HOUSE WAREHOUSE | INFILTRATE AT CARGO |  SUPERCOOL WITH ROBERT JAMES |  SOCIALEYES 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH SEI A, JUSTIN ROBERTSON, JAKWOB AT CORSICA STUDIOS | MISTAKES MUSIC AT MINISTRY OF SOUND |  DINKY AND WILL SAUL AT FABRIC | DECKSAVERS PRESENTS… GLIMPSE AT RUSSIAN BAR |  APOCALYPSO – QUEEN OF HOXTON LOVE FEVER STUDIO PARTY |  SWEET ‘N’ DANDY LAUNCH PARTY WITH JERRY DAMMERS AT THE HORATIA |  BACK TO ’95 LEGENDS OF THE OLD SKOOL

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SUNDAY 29TH MAY

  1. RHYTHMATIC VS WEPLAYMINIMAL WITH M.IN & DEN ISHU AT CARGO / FOUR KINGS PRESENTS OFFICIAL RHYTHMATIC AFTER PARTY AT BASING HOUSE: 2 amazing parties to look forward to here!  The Rhythmatic parties need no introduction! previous parties have seen the likes of: Davide Squillace, Luca Bacchetti, Chris Lattner, Matthias Tanzmann, Luna City Express, Patrick Kunkel, Damian Schwartz, Lemos and Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts *phew* This time round over at Cargo their 12 hr daytime party will present 2 of the most talented DJs to emerge from the German scene in the last year, M.in and Denishu.  Also joining will be ressies Stathis Lazarides, Wesley Razzy and Rico Novo.  When the party over at Cargo  is finished the crowd will be heading around the corner to Basing House for some more action! Expect secret guests as well as confimed guest Giom (Lost My Dog) + many more… Massive!
  2. WETYOURSELF – BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL AT FABRIC: Wow! is all i can say for this line up! As you already know from previous blogs my love for WYS on a Bank hol Sun is HUGE! This line up has left me gasping!! in Room 1: Kompakt / Correspondant’s Jennifer Cardini, a live set from Stimming + the WYS ressies Jacob Husley, Cormac and Peter Pixzel.  Over in Room 2: they have Peter Van Hoesen (Time To Express), Par Grindvik (Sthlm LTD, Drumcode)
    Dario Zenker (Vakant/ Harry Klein), Toby Frith (Bleep43) and London muckers Chris Stanford b2b with XI.  If that wasn’t enough already in Room3:
    we have Jordan Peak,Neri Jass, Diego cK, and Perrin (me old mate!!) & Michaels from Stayin Up.. HUGE!
  3. 2020 UNDERGROUND DAY: WITH STEVE BUG + MANY MORE AT SHOREDITCH UNDERGROUND /  2020 VISION 12HR WAREHOUSE PARTY FEAT EWAN PEARSON, MAYA JANE COLES, MARK E, SIMON BAKER + MORE AT VILLAGE UNDERGROUND: Another line up set to give you a heart clutcher here. 2 parties – 1 in the day over at new venue Shoreditch underground and in the night over at Village underground.. So pretty underground then huh? The line up is too ridiculous to state all here so please do my old ticker a favour and click on the link for more info!
  4. POOL DISCO GOES DICK & FANNY @ SHOREDITCH HOUSE ROOF TOP: One of the coolest parties I have ever stumbled across (and stumbled it was – we took the wrong fire exit out of a pal’s party in a room downstairs!) Think AMAZING music (this time courtesy of resident DJ Severino, Mark Moore aka SExpress and Ben Pistor (Disco Bloodbath), beautiful people, THAT swimming pool, trannies, fashionistas  and the just plain avant garde.  Legendary party hostess and doyen of the New York club scene Susanne Bartsch are their special guest this month. Flying over especially for the event, Ms Bartsch will be bringing  more than a touch of NYC chic to the party.
  5. GROOVE SANCTUARY MEETS DANCE CULTURE AT MADAME JO JO’S: Another party I once stumbled across on a Sunday night whilst in the West End and tbh the memory of this evening has never left me!  Original, jaw dropping and down right effing amazing are words that spring to mind.  Music wise except a mix of house, Deep Soulful House, latino, tribal their music styles fulfill the dance floor’s every need and they’ll no doubt squeeze in some classic Disco & Boogie to complete the musical picture. The coolest thing about this night is that the room is FULL of dancers (from street to professional) who come here to show off new moves and exchange others, its also been a meeting place for many House Dancers worldwide. These guys are amazing to watch but saying this its not just for watching – the incredibly friendly atmosphere means anyone can join in – dancer or not! This time round Paris’ long running club night DANCE CULTURE is coming to London for a special collaboration party with GROOVE SANCTUARY. This night is quite possibly 1 of London’s best kept secrets.

Other nights to watch out for this Sunday: KETOLOCO DAYTIME TERRACE PARTY VOL:2 WITH MARTINEZ, SASSE, NICO PURMAN & CRAIG TORRANCE AT THE LIGHT BAR |  EASTERN ELECTRICS MAY BANK HOLIDAY 2011 AT THE GREAT SUFFOLK ST WAREHOUSE |  YOU ARE WE FT; GAVIN HERLIHY & FB JULIAN AT CORBET PLACE |  THE CANAL PARTY – GRAND JUNCTION ARMS |  KERFUFFLE – JAMM BRIXTON |  CRECHE BANK HOLIDAY ALL DAY ROOFTOP AND BASEMENT SPECIAL WITH SHONKY AT QUEEN OF HOXTON |  JUNK DEPARTMENT PRESENTS CHANNEL ZOO LDN WAREHOUSE AT HEWITT STREET CAR PARK |  TRAILER TRASH 7TH BIRTHDAY AT ISLINGTON METAL WORKS |  DISCOVERY V HANG THE DJ  – HORSE & GROOM |  LOUIE VEGA RELEASE PARTY @ EAST VILLAGE |  HORSE MEAT DISCO | OML MEETS MO’TEL WITH ADELINE SUPREME , SAYTEK LIVE , MAT PLAYFORD & LIVEWIRE AT MCQUEEN |  RELATIONS AT THE BRICKHOUSE |  DATA TRANSMISSION PRESENTS… THE START OF THE SUMMER AT THE HOXTON PONY |  AWOL AT THE DEN & CENTRO |  FANTAZIA – MASS BRIXTON

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MONDAY 30TH MAY

  1. JADED CHANNEL ZOO AFTERPARTY WITH MIHAI POPOVICIU AT CABLE LONDON: They say “Our perfect afterhours is a tension of certain elements. Gravitas and hedonism, sultryness and dark intensity, familiar and uncharted… For this Bank Holiday Monday’s Jaded, we’ve cast the dice for an afterhours so redolent of adventure, it feels forbidden…”  this Bank hol they have a rather tasty line up in the form of;  Mihai Popoviciu (Highgrade) Raymundo Rodriguez, Gareth Wild & Nick Maleedy Back to Back in the Main Room and  the Balcony Room will be hosted by DC7 with Uto Karem, Lorenzo Panico… be there or be a triangle!
  2. KUBICLE BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY AT PAPERMILL: Bank Holidays wouldn’t be the same without some KUBI- action. The guys are holding some great parties this year – some in DC10 others in Detroit but this time round they are on home soil to dance the day away Landan style… The theme for their 1st terrace affair will be TOTALY TROPICAL, think Hawaiian prints, flowers in your hair as we embrace the start of the summer. Music supplied by: Dan Berkson & James What, El Harvo , Toni D, FB Julian, Plus a special guest