Our round up of the best Halloween nights out this weekend

Halloween is peeping its pumpkiny head around the corner, and this means its time for one of the most popular/busy/fun nights of the year in clubbing calendar. This year we have seen a whole menagerie of events coming in – many choosing not to have a halloween theme, concentrating purely on the music.  But most going the full whack with a whole bag of delightful ghoulishness to scare the living daylights out of you! With the spookiest weekend of the year here we searched high and low from small to big venues, dress up to dress down and techno to bassline via disco, all to give you our picks of what’s to come in London clubland…



This Is… CIRCUS: GOTHIC This Friday Jodie Harsh’s legendary club night Circus darkens for one hell of a Halloween party. Icon Amanda Lepore hosts the putrid proceedings – the ruling queen of the NYC nightlife and David Lachapelle muse returns for her annual visit to Circus. In the main room Jodie Harsh and Kris Di Angelis will be on hand to raise hell on the dance floor alongside many more. Adding to the weird and wonderful spectacle will be Jonny Woo with his unique take on the pole dance and Scottee’s startling and shocking show. Once you’ve made your way round the madness, go six feet under and power-print fashion masters Basso & Brooke take over the backroom with a line-up of special guests

Krankbrother Halloween Loft Party with Shonky & Matt Tolfrey After 3 massively hyped parties over the summer, krankbrother return for a big bad HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS LOFT PARTY. For this special party they’ve managed to secure an incredible and huge loft space overlooking one of London’s largest graveyards! The venue will be decorated to the max with spooky fittings, a Funktion One soundsystem and quality lights and visuals. Joining them behind the decks is Freak n Chic’s main man Shonky, London’s very own Matt Tolfrey, Wildkats and Krankbrothers themselves…

PM Halloween Warehouse Party with Danny Daze, Clive Henry, Martin Dawson, Agaric, Jay Shepheard Back for another halloween party, PMD are proud to present a stella lineup of underground house and techno at east London’s best loved 19th century victorian warehouse space. A huge line up that consists of: Hot Creations’ Danny Daze  and Clive Henry, Martin Dawson live (Crosstown Rebels / Get Physical), Jay Shepheard live (Retrofit). If this wasn’t enough there’s a secret basement after party w/ Agaric in shoreditch as well, which we are told is going till very very late

Plex / Colony / Machine – Ancient Methods, Surgeon  So where to start? Three of London’s best underground promoters – two of them on birthday duties – come together at Corsica Studios in 3 rooms, with countless live acts and DJs of the highest calibre within the electronic scene:  Surgeon, Ancient Methods, Peverelist, Ben Sims, TVO, Adam X, Perc, Andy Stott, Neil Landstrumm,Kirk Degiorgio, Matt Whitehead, MB, CB, Tengui, Dask, Luke Handsfree, James Tec.. With visuals by Mox and a specially installed Funktion-One rig (complimenting Corsica’s two permanent F1 systems), and  a 7am finish. It’s almost too much… almost!

Jump – Spencer Parker / Aki Bergen / Fabio & Grooverider  Jump kicks off the first night of EGG’s Halloween weekender and will be moving through all shades of electronic dance, leading lights and rising stars. The venue will be decked out with full haunted decor… Room 1 transmits electrifying house music served up by special Berlin based guest, Spencer Parker. Whilst Room 2 gets down to the D&B sounds from the legendary duo, Fabio & Grooverider, Macpherson plus more. Room 3 completes the party by Ladyz hosting a sanctuary of broken beats, soul, disco and classic house music.

Other nights to watch out for:
Bread & Butter Halloween Party with Alex Celler
The Buried Alive Ball
Warm with Âme – All Night Long




Drumcode 15 Years Those of you who attended last year’s Drumcode warehouse party will be chomping at the bit for this one! This year Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label is 15 years old and the occasion is being marked with special events around the World.  To help celebrate the London leg of the show Adam is joined by a selection of his favorite artists from the label: Paul Ritch (Live), Joseph Capriati and Alan Fitzpatrick.  In Arch 2 Drumcode’s sister label Truesoul return with Joel Mull, Alexi Delano and Ida Engberg.  On top of this Adam Beyer’s spectacular visual show Maze will be coming to the Great Suffolk Street Warehouse.  You may have been lucky enough to see the trial runs of Adam Beyer’s new Maze visual show, but if not, there is now only one more chance to see this breathtaking visual show this year. This promises to be one of the techno events of the year!

Trailertrash & Bugged Out! present Hallogreen feat Green Velvet TrailerTrash are teaming up with titan of mutant dance, Bugged Out! for a massive Halloween freakout or “Hallogreen” as they’ve christened it! The reason? They’ve bagged one of the true legends of techno for the night… GREEN VELVET! Hailing from Chicago, known for having such huge club hits as Shake n Pop, Flash, Percolator, Milli Vanilli, Answering Machine and of course his massive chart hit La La Land. Joining Green Velvet is resident Batty Bass bandit Hannah Holland, alongside Stopmakingme (Kill ‘em All), Trailer Trash’s Mikki Most and Ian Robinson and mysterious techno titan Alexander Parade… HUGE!

Mulletover Halloween 2011 Halloween is by far the biggest party of the year for mulletover, and this year sees the event open to even more people in a bigger space, Proud2, (formerly matter) with an amazing sound and lighting system, and enough space to transform the venue into a world of Halloween horrors.  There will be C02 Cannons, pyrotechnics and lasers as Mr Kurrage and his astounding ghoulish decor and production team. Room 1 is hosted by mullet over with: Steve Bug (Poker Flat), Tobi Neumann (Cocoon), Guy Gerber (Supplements Facts) – Live, & Geddes and in Room 2 Louche presents: Wrong Meeting with Andrew Weatherall & Ivan Smagghe plus Louche residents Brinsley Kazak, Josh T and Tom Frank.

Secretsundaze & Electric Minds – Halloween Asylum  Daytime party kings Secretsundaze and Loft Party pioneers Electric Minds bring an amazing lineup which  includes: Skudge, Fred P, James Priestley, Giles Smith, Dolan Bergin and Minkioni at a not-so-secret Shoreditch location.

Get Diverted Halloween Special with Anja Schneider After a fantastic summer on the terrace with some of the biggest names in underground house music Get Diverted are back at Brixton Clubhouse for a Halloween Special… But this time its a spooky Saturday event rather than their normal Sunday shenanigans.  To mark this spooktacular event Mobilee records founder, internationally renowned DJ and producer Anja Schneider.  In support will be Lower East and Crèche supremo, Cozzy D +  more.  For this party they will be transforming the main room into a Chamber of Horrors with extra production and fancy dress is strongly encouraged!!

Holic Halloween Party with Mr. G Holic’s Halloween party over at Underbelly in Hoxton brings a guest of underrated underground talent; Mr G for a LIVE set… Starting his musical in the late 80s, Mr G was an original London soundboy, starting out with bass orientated music, Mr G later found himself in the house and techno scene, booking artists such as Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May to play for him when they could be booked for as little as £80! Fast-forward 20 years and it seems like every accomplished DJ has a Mr G record they use as a secret weapon tucked away in their bag. Joining Mr G will be our residents Tomoki Tamura, eightBitRate and Lookleft&Bearight.

Trade 21 – A Journey To The Dark Side October 29th sees one of the UK’s truly seminal club nights, Trade, turn 21 – a landmark achievement for the “often copied but never equalled” club night that’s long established after-hours clubbing as we know it in the UK. Celebrating this momentous occasion, Trade will host the mother of all birthday parties, held at London’s premium superclub, Pulse. Featuring everything the club night stands for, Berlin’s biggest DJ, Monika Kruse, headlines with a little help from Trade favourite (and ex-resident) Smokin Jo, alongside the Trade resident DJs.

Other nights to watch out for:
Uptownboogiedown Halloween
Zombie Grand Annual Halloween Ball 
Nightowl Halloween Warehouse Party  
Spiritoso Records & Antidote with Lee Van Dowski  
Halloween Special: Miguel Migs feat Lisa Shaw – Live 

Planet V Halloween Special




Jaded Halloween Afterhours with Agaric and Special Guests  Agaric (Drumcode, Ovum, We Are) plays one of London’s favourite afterhours mornings of the year. Agaric, AKA Sweden’s Patrick Skoog flies in for a special Jaded session, but he’s no stranger to afterhours – A Berlin resident, he’s played extended sessions at Bar25 and club nights in Watergate, Arena, and Berghain’s Panoramabar. If this wasn’t enough Jaded have recently announced as that they will be the official after party of Saturday night’s Drumcode 15 Warehouse Party at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse. Unbilled artists from Drumcode will appear… Needless to say its going to be major!

Wetyourself with Dj W!ld  This Sunday WYS welcome DC10 Resident and Ibiza Legend. DJ W!LD. W!ld is known for his seductive grooves keeping a dancefloor moving consistently through the night and into the early hours. DJ W!ld will be joined by WetYourSelf! residents Peter Pixzel, Cormac and Jacob Husley.

Mulletover Halloween After Party This years’ Mulletover  after-party, is set to be one of their largest and most memorable. Set in the confines of the legendary Crucifix Lane venue it’ll take place across 2 rooms with a special guest from the night previous plus a whole host of brand new faces. Joining the secret headliner will be Visionquest’s Shaun Reeves, Geddes, and Electric Minds’ Dolan Bergin. Heading up room 2 is secretsundaze co-founder James Priestley, Kurrage and Itchy Rich.

Other nights to watch out for:
Day Moon presents Welcome To Masomenos