After last month's excursion into big names with supa dj dmitry from dee-lite, this month Playtime is going back to its underground French roots.
Cyril K is a central part of the French scene. With Simon Says, one of the minds behind the E-Troneek / Battle / Dialect / Art Brut labels - four labels that cross old school, minimal, deep and very weird house. And he's chosen Playtime to launch Dialect's first compilation, Intersection - look out for reviews in the dance press in September.
Meanwhile, Geoffroy is a DJ we've had our eye on for a while. His label, Hi-Phen, has been one of Big Daddy's favourites for an long time - noisy, weird as you like, but irrestibly funky, with a combination of squelch and live instruments that no other label has managed. (Check out the hi-phen comp Pile-up: a crash course in dance sequences, if you want to know more.)
Then there's Johnny Arthur, the DJ with the fastest-growing reputation in London. From a residency at Chicken Knickers, he's gone on to play at Smokin' Jo and Terry Hart's night Nude in Ibiza, not to mention Turnmills and other big clubs in London. It's a sign of his talent that no other DJ recently has leapt to this many gigs just off the back of their DJing...
Plus residents Mike Monday and Big Daddy. It's 2PM. They just woke up. What day is it?
PLAYTIME FRI OCT 7 - PARIS ON THAMES
10PM-6AM, £14 or £12 with SMS/e-flyer here . At Egg, 200 York Way, Kings Cross N7. Email us at guestlist at playtime dash club dot com for concessions.