Mon, 09 Dec 2013  /  2 Comments
Few nations party as hard as the Brits, and many of the UK's best promoters have events lined up this New Year's. This roundup picks out the best event happening outside of London, from Bristol to Liverpool to Glasgow.
West and Wales
Two Bristol institutions, Just Jack and Futureboogie, have teamed up to host a NYE bash with Move D, Felix Dickinson and local favourites Outboxx at Factory Studios, while the Wide Eyes NYE Spectacular will get down to the house grooves of Huxley. Staying in Bristol, In:Motion's celebrations span two days: on New Year's Eve they've got Zed Bias and T. Williams performing, and they'll back that up on New Year's Day with an even bigger party, headlined by Seth Troxler.
The Warehouse Project will sign off for 2013 with a party on New Year's Eve featuring Sasha, James Zabiela, Tensnake and Tiga. They will also host a monster NYD event that features an ample helping of back-to-back sets, including Dixon B2B Âme, Paul Woolford B2B Midland and Ben UFO B2B Joy Orbison. The other big Manchester bash sees a selection of house music royalty—Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terry and Marshall Jefferson—head up the Haçienda night at Albert Hall.
Over in Leeds, chart-topping duo Disclosure will play NYE at Canal Mills—the same venue will also host a huge mono_cult event on NYD with Levon Vincent, Mano Le Tough, Pearson Sound, Breach, Midland and Optimo. Moving on to Liverpool, local promoters Chibuku and Abandon Silence will team up for a December 31st blowout with Dense & Pika and Krystal Klear among others.
In addition to their Leeds gig, Disclosure will also appear at Gatecrasher Birmingham on December 31st, while Spotlight plays host to a strong house contingent led by Leif and Flori. In Nottingham, Wigflex will celebrate with Randomer and regulars Spam Chop and Morris Cowan, while the pick of the NYD parties goes down in Birmingham, with Point G keeping it deep at Rainbow Venues.
Glaswegians could do far worse than spend Hogmanay in the confines of Sub Club, where resident DJs Harri & Domenic will be joined by Andrew Weatherall, while Offbeat and Notsosilent will descend on La Cheetah Club with Tiger & Woods and Space Dimension Controller in tow. Soma bosses Slam will travel to Aberdeen to bring in the New Year in suitably pumping fashion at Snafu.
You can grab full listings for West & Wales here, the North via this link, and Scotland can be found here.
Dec 31 NYE, The Warehouse Project, North2 Comments
Dec 31 In:Motion - NYE, Motion, West + Wales
Dec 31 NYE - Whole Complex Show, Rainbow Venues, Midlands
Dec 31 Subculture NYE with Andrew Weatheral.., Sub Club, Scotland
Dec 31 Just Jack & Futureboogie.., Factory Studios, West + Wales
Dec 31 Chibuku & Abandon Silence.., East Village Arts Club, North
Dec 31 Gatecrasher Birmingham.., Gatecrasher Birmingham, Midlands
Dec 31 NYE 2013/14...Slam, Snafu, Scotland
Dec 31 Haçienda NYE presents Frankie Knuckl.., Albert Hall, North
Dec 31 Wide Eyes NYE Spectacular with Hux.., Lakota, West + Wales
Dec 31 Wigflex NYE Warehouse Party.., TBA - Nottingham, Midlands
Dec 31 Canal Mills presents NYE with Disclo.., Canal Mills, North
Jan 01 Below - New Years Day, Rainbow Venues, Midlands
Jan 01 Mono_cult New Years Day 2014, Canal Mills, North
Jan 01 In:Motion - NYD with Shapes, Motion, West + Wales
Jan 01 The Closing Party, The Warehouse Project, North
Mon, 09 Dec 2013  /  4 Comments
The club listings for New Year's in London are frankly intimidating. To help, we've narrowed down some of the best events happening around the capital on December 31st and January 1st. While this is by no means a complete party guide to NYE and NYD—we'd need several thousand more words for that—we hope it'll set you on the right path.
Our roundup begins in Brixton with the Secretsundaze party, which features one of the best lineups you'll see anywhere in the city on December 31st: Levon Vincent, Shed, Point G, Tim Sweeney and DJ TLR are all locked in, as are party residents Giles Smith and James Priestley. Staying south of the river, the Trouble Vi5ion NYE bash at Corsica Studios can be filed as one for the heads—Theo Parrish will play a five-hour set, with Maurice Fulton (who will be playing as the clock strikes 12), Anthony Naples and Mr Beatnick joining him on the bill.
Over in Wapping, The Hydra kicks off their New Year's double-header with a Bugged Out! collaboration at Studio Spaces, with Erol Alkan, Daniel Avery and Ivan Smagghe; they'll also throw a New Year's Day bash, with Dixon, Âme and Move D at Fire. Half Baked will take over a TBA spot in East London with minimal don Baby Ford and Bruno Pronsato, while Krankbrother have invited Scuba, Guti, Shonky, Matt Tolfrey and Appleblim to spin at their NYE bash at Park Royal Studios in NW10. Sasha will headline Last Night On Earth at Brixton Academy, joined by Guy Gerber, Ellen Allien, Hot Since 82 and Laura Jones.
Dollop will take over the Troxy, with Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Paul Woolford, Jackmaster, Oneman and Loefah. Fabric, meanwhile, will offer house in Room One (Dyed Soundorom, The Martinez Brothers) and techno in Room Two (DVS1, Skudge, Anthony Parasole).
If you're after something more intimate, Plastic People will offer a hundred or so clubbers the chance to bring in 2014 to the sounds of Nick Höppner, while the Love Fever crew will deck out an East London gallery space in their trademark style. Rhythm Section, the South London party we profiled earlier this year, will ring in 2014 with an "all vibes, all vinyl" night at their spiritual home, Canavan's Peckham Pool Club. The excellent World Unknown party will host its second NYE bash, with residents Andy Blake and Joe Hart presiding over the evening at a TBA venue somewhere in South London.
New Year's Day is a haven for partygoers looking to avoid the lines and general excess of New Year's Eve, a fact reflected by the ever-growing number of parties taking place. Bloc will return to Autumn Street Studios with Kowton and L.I.E.S. pair Ron Morelli and Svengalisghost, while the LWE bash at Tobacco Dock features Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex and tINI. Circo Loco hits The Coronet with Davide Squillace, Tale Of Us and a load more, and back at Corsica Studios, Tief will serve up a feast of disco and house with Todd Terje, Jay Shepheard, Daniel Wang and October. Nofitstate's bash kicks off at 6 PM at an undisclosed location, with Midland and Dense & Pika on the bill.
For complete listings, see here for NYE and here for NYD.
Dec 31 Secretsundaze NYE - Levon Vincent, Shed, Point G, Tim..4 Comments
Dec 31 The Hydra: Bugged Out NYE with Erol Alkan, Daniel Aver..
Dec 31 Trouble Vi5ion NYE with Theo Parrish, Maurice Fulton,..
Dec 31 Half Baked NYE Special with Baby Ford+Bruno Pronsato+G..
Dec 31 Last Night On Earth NYE, Brixton Academy
Dec 31 Krankbrother NYE with Scuba, Guti, Shonky, Matt Tolfre..
Dec 31 Dollop NYE - London 2013 - Joy Orbison, Ben UFO, Paul..
Dec 31 NYE with Nick Höppner, Plastic People
Dec 31 Fabric NYE 2013 with Dyed Soundorom, The Martinez Brot..
Dec 31 Love Fever NYE Discotheque, Private East London Loft S..
Dec 31 Rhythm Section New Years Eve 2013, Canavan's Peckham P..
Dec 31 World Unknown new Years eve, TBA South LDN
Jan 01 The Hydra: Electric Minds NYD with Innervisions & Aus..
Jan 01 LWE // Tobacco Dock NYD: Seth Troxler: Maceo Plex: Spe..
Jan 01 Jan 01: Ron Morelli / Kowton / Svengalisghost / Joe Ha..
Jan 01 Circo Loco New Years Day 2014, Coronet
Jan 01 Tief New Years Day Party with Todd Terje, Jay Shephear..
Jan 01 Nofitstate NYD 2014 - Midland, Dense & Pika - Live, Fr..
Tue, 03 Dec 2013  /  4 Comments
Gottwood Festival has added a raft of names to its 2014 bill.4 Comments
Taking place from June 19th through 22nd at the Carregewlyd Estate in the middle of a Welsh forest, Gottwood has a vibe that is "unpretentious and inclusive," according to Daniel Petry's review of the 2013 edition. The lineup for next year is starting to take shape, with house duo Tale Of Us joined by Prosumer, Calibre, Max Cooper and Craig Richards as the standout electronic acts so far. They join a number of previously announced promoters who will be part of the festival, including Futureboogie, Tief and Wigflex.
Tickets to Gottwood 2014 are available here on RA.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013  /  Post a comment
Field Day has revealed the initial group of acts for 2014 edition, which will take place on June 7th and 8th in Victoria Park, East London.Post a comment
Next year's Field Day will take place over two days for the first time. Organisers recently announced that The Pixies would headline the second day—Sunday, June 8th. Now they've confirmed a bunch of names for the Saturday, including plenty of acts who released albums in 2013: James Holden, Jon Hopkins, Daniel Avery, Jessy Lanza, John Wizards, Omar Souleyman, Oneohtrix Point Never and Danny Brown. Other names announced today include Metronomy, Dusky, George FitzGerald and Innervisions pair Dixon and Âme, who will play back-to-back. More names will be added to the bill over the coming weeks and months.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013  /  Post a comment
fabric's Fabriclive series has revealed its schedule for the first part of 2014.
The Friday night staple will kick off the new year with Jack Beats and Foreign Beggars holding down Room One on January 10th. The following Friday sees ClekClekBoom and Night Slugs team up, with a couple of back-to-back sets (French Fries vs. Aleqs Noteal and L-Vis 1990 vs. Bok Bok) locked in.
January 24th has Eglo hosting Room One with J Rocc going back-to-back with Kutmah, Fatima playing live and Karizma, Moxie and label boss Alexander Nut rounding out the bill. The same night also features a Room Two takeover by Manchester crew Hoya:Hoya, with Jon K, Akkord and Will Bankhead all confirmed.
February will see Jackmaster play Room One (on the 7th) and an Andy C-led Ram Records bash on the 14th, before the Hessle Audio crew converge on all three rooms on the 21st to launch Pangaea's Fabriclive 74 mix. Pearson Sound, Ben UFO, Andy Stott, Daniel Avery, Kowton, Tessela, Peverelist and, of course, Pangaea are all on the lineup. David Rodigan will hold court on Mrach 7th, with Dusky billed for a four-hour set the following week.
Tickets to Fabriclive events are available here on RA.
Jan 10 Fabriclive: Jack Beats Love & HIT & RUNPost a comment
Jan 24 Fabriclive: Eglo Records, Hoya:Hoya & Boxed
Jan 31 Fabriclive: Playaz, Bukem IN Session & Dispatch
Feb 07 Fabriclive: Jackmaster, Todd Edwards, Butterz & Monki..
Feb 14 Fabriclive: RAM Records & Program
Feb 21 Hessle Audio: Fabriclive 73: Pangaea Launch
Feb 28 Fabriclive: Playaz, Bukem IN Session & Chestplate
Mar 07 Fabriclive: David Rodigan, Critical Sound & Calibre
Mar 14 Fabriclive: Dusky presents
Thu, 28 Nov 2013  /  22 Comments
We Are FSTVL 2014 will take place on May 24th and 25th in Upminster, Essex.22 Comments
The festival's second edition will run over two days, following the one-day inaugural event in August 2013 (you can read our review here). Next year, they've invited a few heavy-hitters along to perform, including Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano and Carl Craig. There will be six stages on both days, which will be co-hosted by the likes of Cocoon, Circo Loco, Paradise, Defected, Hospitality and RAM.
Highlights on the first day include Maya Jane Coles, Disclosure, Kenny Dope, Marc Kinchen, Jamie Jones, Cassy, Deetron and recent Between The Beats subjects The Martinez Brothers. The second day has Apollonia, Black Coffee, Solomun, Jus-Ed, Tiga, Adam Beyer, Davide Squillace, Kerri Chandler, Nina Kraviz, DJ Koze and Levon Vincent all locked in.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013  /  24 Comments
The RA party in London on December 13th will take place at Netil House.24 Comments
Working closely with leading London promoters Broken & Uneven, we'll be transforming the space with top-drawer sound, lighting and other special touches. In case you missed the first announcement, we've got French icon Laurent Garnier headlining, with a supporting cast of artists who have made waves in 2013: Function, Laurel Halo, Tessela, Florian Kupfer and Andrew Ashong. The party kicks off at 10 PM and runs through until 6 AM.
Tickets to the event are available here on RA.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013  /  13 Comments
Oval Space has announced Chapter One of Oval Space Music 2014, its in-house events series.
As well as hosting the likes of secretsundaze, Need2Soul and Black Butter, the venue ploughed ahead with its own party series in 2013, bringing Manuel Göttsching, Innervisions and Jamie Lidell to East London. Across six shows, which will run from Saturday, February 1st through March 29th, Chapter One of Oval Space Music 2014 will continue to "convey our diverse appreciation of musical textures and styles, making a deeper imprint into the identity of Oval Space," according to OSM curator Hannah Briley.
Robert Hood joins Jerome Sydenham and Luke Slater on opening night, with Innervisions pair Âme taking full control of proceedings on February 28th. March will see Dennis Ferrer, DJ Qu and Rick Wade spin on 1st, before Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Tri Angle artist Evian Christ perform live on the 6th and 21st respectively. Dial Records will wrap up the first chapter the following week, with Pantha Du Prince, John Roberts, Carsten Jost and Lawrence all confirmed. For the new season, Oval Space has also recruited two new resident DJs: Londoner jozif and former Watergate staple Fritz Zander.
Tickets to all Oval Space Music: Chapter One events are available here on RA.
Feb 01 Oval Space Music: Robert Hood, Luke Slater13 Comments
Feb 28 Oval Space Music: Innervisions presents One Night with..
Mar 01 Oval Space Music: Dennis Ferrer, DJ QU
Mar 06 Oval Space Music: Kollektiv Turmstrasse (Live)
Mar 21 Oval Space Music: Evian Christ Live & Special Guests TBA
Mar 29 Oval Space Music: Pantha Du Prince, Lawrence
Tue, 26 Nov 2013  /  28 Comments
Eats Everything will host a three-month residency at XOYO starting in January.28 Comments
The Bristol jock is the first in a year-long project that will see the East London club offer 12-week Saturday night residencies to four different DJs. "Though not a new concept, it’s one that we feel is missing from present day clubland," says XOYO owner Andy Peyton. Eats Everything said he hoped to "have some great nights and really push where we can go musically, God only knows what I'll throw in and you can expect all sorts of mucking around on the decks with the other special guests playing each week."
His first slot is on Saturday, January 11th. Full details of the support acts for the shows will be announced next month. We spoke with Andy Peyton to find out more:
Tell us a bit about the concept. How did you come up with the idea and how do you feel it'll mark a return to original club culture?
We bought the venue in September 2012, and my initial priority was to make the programming better and to fill the club, very much with my promoter head on. 13 months in and I haven't missed a weekend so far, and being there so often I really thought less about selling tickets, and more about who I would be listening to that night, and how much of a difference on the night a really great DJ made.
I felt that if we had a good enough DJ playing every week, people would come to trust us to provide a great night for them. I also really liked the Ibiza concept of playing for a 'season,' and thought if we said in advance that each resident would play for 12 weeks it would be a great way to steer the musical direction of the club in a deliberate way, rather than the rat race of booking in who agents happened to have available on any given Saturday. Of course there are residencies already, but a resident that headlines the club in the way that Erol Alkan and Andrew Weatherall did in the past seems to be lacking a bit at the moment.
Why did you choose Eats Everything as the first DJ?
I came up with the idea in April, and was met with a lot of skepticism initially from anyone I spoke to about it. We wanted someone who had a lot of experience as a DJ, not a bedroom producer with a couple of hits, and we wanted someone with quite diverse taste. To be honest, he was my first choice. Dan and his whole team got it straight away and have been amazing to work with. So many other DJs have love for him, and it feels like he's proven himself this year, especially in Ibiza.
Can you give us any hints at who else you've got locked in?
We have the second resident (April, May and June) confirmed, but the third and fourth quarter hasn't been decided yet. That's very much a conscious decision; XOYO is a work in progress, we put every penny we make back into refurbishments and improvements, and I want the musical direction to be a work in progress, too.
Tickets to the first party are available here on RA.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013  /  1 Comment
Crate Brewery will host a charity fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan on December 7th, with all proceeds going towards the aid effort in the Philippines.1 Comment
The typhoon hit the country in Southeast Asia across the first week of November, killing approximately 4,000 people and affecting the lives of a further 11 million. On Saturday, December 7th, the Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick will host an event to help raise money for the victims, with performances from the likes of Tim Exile, Ital Tek, Jerome Hill, Bradley Zero, Raj Chaudhuri and secretsundaze's Giles Smith all confirmed.
There will also be a raffle, with Hyperdub, Numbers, Erased Tapes, Bleep, Ninja Tune and Planet Mu among the labels donating prizes. A rare test pressing of Hemlock001—there are only three in existence—has been pledged by label chief Untold. Every donation of £10 will receive entry to the party and one raffle ticket (additional raffle tickets can be purchased for £5) . All money made from the door, raffle tickets and RA's booking fees will go directly to DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) and Shelter Box, as well as all of the bar takings. Venue staff will be volunteering on the night. The event will run from 10 PM through 4 AM.
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