Groove magazine's birthday bashes in Germany, Desyn Masiello in Bulgaria and Mylo in Aix-en-Provence warm up dancefloors on the continent this weekend.
GROOVE 17TH BIRTHDAY
Thursday December 7 (Berlin)+ Friday December 8 (Munich) + Saturday December 9 (Frankfurt)
The pitch: Groove magazine celebrates seventeen years in the biz with three bashes and three gobsmacking line-ups.
The cast: Ricardo Villalobos, Ellen Allien, Jesse Rose, DJ T., Prosumer, Losoul, Rhythm & Sound featuring Tikiman, My My (live) and Cassy (live) in Berlin; Wighnomy Brothers, Sleeparchive, Roman Flugel in Jager 90 Munich; Carl Craig, Gabriel Ananda/Dominik Eulberg (live), Tiefschwarz, Shinedoe, Thomas Melchior (live), Roman Flügel, DJ T., Prosumer and Dorian Paic.
The bottom line: Don't make any plans that day. Prices don't matter when the line-ups are this good.
- Groove 17th Birthday in Berlin | Groove 17th Birthday in Munich | Groove 17th Birthday in Frankfurt
DESYN MASIELLO @ CLUB CHERVILLO
Friday, December 8, Sofia
The pitch: Progressive pin-up boy Desyn Masiello lays down the sexy grooves to plenty of cat whistles.
The cast: Masiello, Yassen Petrov, DJ Steven and lots and lots of girls.
The bottom line: 11pm - 9am. €15.
- Event details: Desyn Masiello @ Club Chervillo
DAVID GUETTA & FELIX DA HOUSECAT @ F*** ME I'M FAMOUS
Friday, December 8, Paris
The pitch: Electro top cat guests at David Guetta's long-running party.
The cast: David Guetta and Felix Da Housecat.
The bottom line: 11:30pm - 5am. €20 (extra if you want the pink T-shirt).
- Event details: David Guetta & Felix Da Housecat @ F*** Me I'm Famous
MYLO & ETIENNE DE CRECY @ STUDIO 88
Friday, December 8, Aix-en-Provence
The pitch: Scottish electrohouser spins with his fave remixers Superdiscount's Etienne de Crecy and Sebastian from Ed Banger Records.
The cast: Mylo, Etienne de Crecy, Sebastian [Ed banger] and Pika.
The bottom line: 11:30pm - 6am. €16 before 12:30am, €20 after.
- Event details: Mylo & Etienne de Crecy @ Studio 88
ALEX UNDER, THOMAS BRINKMANN & TADEO @ THE LOFT
Saturday, December 9, Barcelona
The pitch: Spanish minimal techno dons Alex Under and Tadeo play the big room together with minimal turntablist Thomas Brinkmann at the Razzmatazz complex.
The cast: Under (live), Brinkmann & Tadeo with three other rooms of rock and dance.
The bottom line: 1am- 6am but sadly no afters.. £12/£15.
- Event details: Alex Under, Thomas Brinkmann & Tadeo @ The Loft
COCOON NIGHT @ FIERA DI ROMA
Saturday, December 9, Rome
The pitch: Sven takes his Cocoon night to Italy for the first time joined by Ricardo Villalobos and James Holden, who'll perform a live laptop set.
The cast: Vath, Villalobos and Holden (live).
The bottom line: 10:30pm - close. €23.
- Event details: Cocoon Night @ Fiera Di Roma
REDHEAD, AUDIO WERNER & SAMIM @ FUSE
Saturday, December 9, Brussels
The pitch: Banging (Redhead) vs minimal (Audio Werner, Samim) techno at Belgium's best known club.
The cast: Deg, Redhead, St.Dic and T-Quest spin the hard stuff in room one. Take a breather with Audio Werner, Samim and Pierre in room two.
The bottom line: 11pm - close. €5 before 12am, €10 after.
- Event details: Redhead, Audio Werner & Samim @ Fuse
MAGDA, MARC HOULE, RIPPERTON @ LOFT ELECTROCLUB
Saturday, December 9, Lausanne
The pitch: Run Stop Ripperton. M_nus cohorts Magda and Marc Houle pay with Switzerland's hottest producer of proggy techno.
The cast: Magda, Marc Houle, Ripperton.
The bottom line: 11pm - close. €15/€20.
- Event details: Magda, Marc Houle, Ripperton @ Loft Electroclub
RENAISSANCE WINTERFEST @ EXPO D
Saturday, December 9, Budapest
The pitch: British prog house stable ushers in winter with a big bash in Hungary.
The cast: Danny Howells, Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West), Flash Brothers, Kuhl, Stamp and Kornel.
The bottom line: 9pm - 6am. €11/€14.
- Event details: Renaissance Winterfest @ Expo D
MANUEL GÖTTSCHING & ÂME @ BERGHAIN
Tuesday, December 12, Berlin
The pitch: Göttsching performs his seminal E2-E4 live at the Berghain joined by deep house kings Âme.
The cast: Manuel Göttsching & Âme
The bottom line: 9pm - close. €15.
- Event details: Manuel Göttsching & Âme @ Berghain
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