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  • Catch up with this weeks Music based news… We bring you the most up to date news from labels, venues, promoters to DJs and lots more.. This week: Bugged!Out Weekender, Guy Gerber, Spektrum, Omid 16B Brownstock Festival


  • Its your weekly chance to win tickets to top events in town + more.. This week:  “We Love… Space” and Jacks Festival


  • This week we speak to: Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston ‘A Love From Outer Space’, Mark Farina and KiNK


  • This week’s latest music and label releases: ‘Jammy’s Jaunts: 20.07 – 22.07 – Coma, Fabric & VOID,  ‘Heidi Presents Jackathon Jams’, dOP ‘Kisses’, Sick Elektrik & Karlos Cheadle, Juan Kidd – Smash The Disco


  • This week’s podcasts: Tony Humphries, Ron Hardy, Derrick May, 808 State




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Catch up with this weeks Music based news… We bring you the most up to date news from labels, venues, promoters to DJs and lots more!


Bugged!Out Weekender Returns!

After a hugely successful inaugural launch at the start of this year, Bugged Out Weekender… More >>>



Guy Gerber drops Fabric, before dropping into Fabric

The latest instalment in Farringdon’s finest’s feted mix series arrived this week, along with a little… More >>>



Spektrum set for single launch in London this Friday

Danceable and political, one of the UK’s most interesting electronic outfits prepare to unveil their …More >>>



Omid 16B announces Alola’s return to releasing

As regular readers may, or may not know, we were delighted when two mixes came our way early last …More >>>



Its a Family Affair – Brownstock with Doorly, Nero, Labrinth, Zane Lowe and Grandmaster Flash.

Brownstock Festival is an annual Music Festival run by the Brown family on their farm in Essex. Now … More >>>


This week you have the chance to get your hands on:


Weekly chances to win tickets to a “We Love Space” event of your choice ALL season!

We Love… Is one of Ibiza’s longest standing and revered institutions. With over ten years of flying the flag  … More >>>


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Win – VIP tickets to Jacks Festival with Krafty Kuts, Crazy P, Audiojack and more!

With so many great boutique festivals popping up across the land its hard to decide which one’s to … More >>>

This week we speak to…


An interview w/ Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston ‘A Love From Outer Space’

A Love From Outer Space (Taking its title from an A.R. Kane’s track of the same name) is techno … More >>>



An Interview with Mark Farina

With his rare visit to London happening this Saturday at East Village, Barry Eaton was fortunate …More >>>



An Interview with: KiNK

4 stages. 3 days. 2 nights. 1 unforgettable experience of getting lost in the woods…FARR is a … More >>>

This week’s latest music and label releases…

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Jammy’s Jaunts: 20.07 – 22.07 – Coma, Fabric & VOID

Jaunt (jônt, jänt) n. A short trip or excursion, usually for pleasure; an outing Plain and … More >>>



Various Artists ‘Heidi Presents Jackathon Jams’

Various Artists / Heidi Presents Jackathon Jams featuring Maya Jane Coles, Miss Kittin and … More >>>



dOP ‘Kisses’

dOP / Kisses Vinyl / Digital  Circus Company / Released July 2012   What does it … More >>>



Sick Elektrik & Karlos Cheadle – Drop The Beat

Sick Elektrik & Karlos Cheadle – Drop The Beat. Nervous Records Release Date: July … More >>>


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Juan Kidd – Smash The Disco

Juan Kidd is a name immersed in the heavyweights of house music production.  He’s totted up a … More >>>



Anyone who uses Soundcloud will probably have heard of podcast king R_co and if you haven’t – where have you been?! Rico Passerini’s Soundcloud account is by FAR the best source for music on the web from disco to techno, old mixes to new ones, well known names to new ones – he uploads a plethora of sounds every day and week. We are v.pleased to welcome him to this section of the blog. Get excited as we’ll give you his new uploads every week!

A message from Rico: “Its all about the Music… All DJ mixes are available for download… Hopefully my page will help ID some of those awesome records that you hear at the weekends & also help give the artists a bit more credit as you can then go out & buy the vinyl!!! So if I find any TRACK LISTS… I’ll post them in the COMMENTS… Click the track name to open the comments fully & find out more info about the artist & the mix session… If you can fill in any gaps in the track lists that would be Kool…” Facebook // Twitter

Tony Humphries – KISS Mastermix Dance Party – 29-12-1989 by R_co

Ron Hardy Live @ AKA’s, Chicago – 1990 by R_co

Derrick May @ Metamorphose Spring Festival, Makuhari Messe, Tokyo – 12-05-2012 by R_co

808 State – Sunset FM (Pirate Radio) Manchester – 29-05-1990 by R_co


** TOP PICK** ELM – Show Time with Matthias Tanzmann ** TOP PICK**
7-9 Crucifix Lane – London – Price 10/£15/£18 Advanced / £12 Students
Line-up / Matthias Tanzmann, Andrea Giudice, Mathieu Mirande, Roberto Amo
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  23:00-06:00
TBA East London – London – Price 12 Advanced
Line-up / Derrick May, JD Twitch (Optimo), Waifs & Strays, Jon Rust, Nic Tasker, Dollop DJs
Deep, Soulful, Jacking House22:00-06:00
TBA East London – London – Price 6 earlybird advance tickets
Line-up / -BASEMENT Red Rack’em, Tomoki Tamura, Eightbitrate, Lookleft & Bearight; -UPSTAIRS Legendary Children, Robert Outch, freaklou
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  21:00-06:00
fabric – London – Price 16 Advance Tickets/ £12 fabricfirst/ £10 Students to Midnight
Line-up / ROOM ONE: PLAYAZ; DJ Hype, Pascal, Goldie, Hazard, Original B2B Taxman, Potential Badboy, Artificial Intelligence, MCs: IC3, Skibadee, Fats, 2Shy, Det, Eksman, Junior Dangerous;
ROOM TWO: BUKEM IN SESSION; LTJ Bukem, Grooverider, Utah Jazz, Danny Wheeler, Paul SG, MCS: SP:MC, Fats, Moose,
ROOM THREE: CIVIL MUSIC; Starkey, Reso, Om Unit, Brassica, Civil DJs
Drum n Bass  //  22:00-06:00
Plastic People – London – Price 10/12
Line-up / It’s A Fine Line – Ivan Smagghe, Tim Paris
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-04:00
The Nest – London – Price 7
Line-up / The Revenge, Daniel Avery, Low Slung, Ritson, Esser (live), The Voyeurist (live)
Indie / electro / retro / pop  //  21:00-04:00
Dalston Superstore – London – Price 5
Line-up / CHIDA (Ene / Funiki Ene / ESP Institute / Tokyo) THE BACKWOODS AKA DJ KENT (Ene / Force of Nature / Mule Musiq / Garalude / Tokyo) Last Waltz (Endless Flight / World Unknown / Futureboogie / Let’s Play House) COLOURING IN (live) PA (ReviveHER) BI-BOP (ReviveHER) NICHOLAS FEEL (ReviveHER) FEON (Le Baron)
Disco / Nu-disco  //  21:00-05:00
Basing House – London – Price £8 On The Door
Youandewan,Special Guest,James Welsh,Helen S,Joe Jackson
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-04:00
Corsica Studios – London – Price 8,£10,£12
Line-up / Swamp81 Loefah, Boddika, Mickey Pearce, Chunky +++ Synkro, Eliphino, My Panda Shall Fly (live), Tripper, Sduk & Cntrst, Seb Wildblood (Church), Bagheera
Egg – London – Price 10/15 adv – £20 on the door
Line-up / Yousef, Carlo Lio, Clint Lee, Louie Cut, Victoriasarajensen, Mellophonik DJs, plus guests
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  23:00-07:00
Brixton Clubhouse – London – Price £8/10/12/15
Andrew Weatherall, Sean Johnston, Eskimo Twins, Archie Hamilton, SlothBoogie, Rich Smith, Em Williams
Bussey Building – London – Price 15 – £25
Line-up / Tiger & Woods, Cozzy D, Krankbrothers
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno, Disco / Nu-disco  //  14:00-04:00
fabric – London – Price 18 Advance Tickets/ £12 Students/ £13 fabricfirst
Line-up / ROOM ONE: Craig Richards, Reboot & Robert Dietz present ‘No Hit Wonder’, Taimur Agha,
ROOM TWO: Terry Francis, Stacey Pullen,
ROOM THREE: HYPERCOLOUR RECORDS, Huxley, Alex Jones, Cedric Maison, Ste Roberts
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  23:00-08:00
Hearn Street Car Park – London – Price 10/£12/£15 adv
Line-up / Tobias Freund ~~LIVE~~ (Ostgut Ton), Ryan Elliott (Ostgut Ton), Antonio De Angelis, Outart
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  23:30-06:30
Dalston Roof Park – London – Price 5/£8 Adv. £10 on the door
Line-up / Matt Hardinge, Yiannis Balkizas, Hearz, Callum Hammett, Akil Varinda, sarahL, Martina, Lamine
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno15:00-00:00
Basing House – London – Price Early bird – £5.00,1st release – £8.00,Final release – £10.00
Johnny Fiore
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-04:00
XOYO – London – Price 12.50 Early Bird Tickets
Line-up / Mylo, The Magician, Mighty Mouse, The Penelopes (live)
Disco / Nu-disco21:00-03:00
East Village – London – Price 7 advance, £8 before 10.30pm, £10
Line-up / Mark Farina, Stuart Patterson, Pat and Stuart (Nice Crew), Maxi Jazz (Faithless), Greg Belson, Tm Keenoy
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  21:00-03:30
Egg – London – Price 10 – £20
Line-up / RI Danny Howells (Dig Deeper/Global Underground/CR2) & DJ Ralf (Laterra / Cocoricò) Rossko (Cerca Trova / Fuse / Fact) Rick Maia (Fact) Antonio Vinciguerra
Room Two: Lost Souls Roberto (Affin / Artform) Chris Stanford (EarToGround / Lost Souls) Antony Difrancesco (Lower East / Lost Souls) Harry McCanna
Room Three: London / Spanish Collective Alex Kleve (Misstake) LEUMAN Enrique Amerigo Luis Pedregosa + special guests
Room Four: London / Spanish Collective Martha Del Valle Nils Hess (eukatech) Special Secret Guest
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-10:00
Cable – London – Price 12 Early Birds £15 Advance £30 VIP Attic
Audiojack, Deepgroove, No Artificial Colours, Connected DJs
featured, Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno22:00-06:00FEATURED
Coronet Theatre – London – Price 15 + BF
Line-up / Main Arena: Acid House, Tech House, Chicago House DJ Pierre (Afro Acid) Marshall Jefferson (The Godfather of House) The S&S Experience feat STEVE “SILK” HURLEY & DJ Skip Tom Stephan (SUPERCHUMBO) Special Guest Bart B More (Boysnoize Record)
Arena Two: Soulful House Music Aaron Ross (Fanatix / Defected) Booker T (Kings of Soul) Richie Fingers (Roots) 2 Good Souls (Del Amore) Stumpi (Diverse / GGP)
Arena Three: Oldskool classic anthems Huckle Finn (Promised Land) Chalk E White Criss Angel Mark Ruston (Spirit of 89) Andy Pollards
Deep, Soulful, Jacking House  //  22:00-07:00
Ministry of Sound – London – Price 18 – £20 Advance
Line-up / Box: Nic Fanciulli, plus special guests Dennis Ferrer, Deetron 103: Andrea Oliva, &ME, Mark Fanciulli, Clio (live)
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  23:00-07:00
Cable – London – Price 8 list by emailing 10am@jadedafterhours.com / £12 Tickets / £12 OTD
Line-up / Geddes / Raymundo Rodriguez / Alex Nagshineh / Nick Maleedy
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  05:00-13:00
The Brickhouse – London – Price 8 Earlybird (+ Free LMD CD) / £10 Advance / £12 Door
Line-up / Moodymanc (2020 Vision / Tsuba / Dessous), Pete Dafeet (Lost My Dog), Ryan Bliss & Ryan Styles (A.D.D / Lost My Dog), Najan Ward (Lost My Dog), Strakes (Lost My Dog), Tony S (Savoir Faire / Bulletdodge)
Deep, Soulful, Jacking House  //  14:00-01:00
iCAN Studios – London – Price 9.50 upwards
Line-up / Maayan Nidam, Fred P, October, James Priestley, Giles Smith
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //14:00-22:30
fabric – London – Price 5 Advance Tickets/£7 Students/fabricfirst
Line-up / Davis (Rebirth) Tboy (Outcross Records), Cormac, Jacob Husley, Peter Pixzel
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  23:00-06:00