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Needwant with Eddie C @ Basing House, 07.09.13

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London label Needwant have been running nights at Shoreditch’s Basing House for some time now, with one line-up standing out as particularly fruity back in January. Heavy snowfall disrupted Ejeca‘s travel plans that evening but, with summer still desperately clinging on in the British Isles, next Saturday’s headliner Eddie C should have no such problems.

For those not familiar with the unimaginatively-monikered Canadian, check out his recent mix for Beats in Space (below). He’s a seasoned veteran with a taste for disco and funk that is a pleasing antidote to the humourlessness that pervades many a London club night. Support comes from Pete Herbert, whose ambient tones will further enhance what promises to be a top night.

Sound good? Head to our Facebook page to win yourself a shiny pair of tickets – or to Resident Advisor to buy some.

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Forgive Me Lord For I Have Synth Halloween Thriller @ The Nest, Saturday 26th October

For those of you currently residing, like us, in the capital of the British Isles, this Halloween weekend promises a veritable smörgåsbord of party options for Londoners to get their (possibly fanged) teeth into.

Innervisions x Permanent Vacation are hosting a whopper of a night in a Stratford warehouse (where did they get that idea?) with Dixon, Todd Terje, Tensnake and many more. Meanwhile Solomun heads up another stonking bill down at Cable, with a UK debut for the excellently-named Hot Lunch.

However, if you crave less heftiness in your queue and entrance fee, another night has caught our eye on Saturday. SlothBoogie played a blinder at Human Drizzle Presents on 13.10.12, and he’s put together a tasty line-up for a Halloween special edition of his Forgive Me Lord For I Have Synth night at the Nest.

Showing commendable relevance to the Halloween theme, he has teamed up with Wolf Music (home to HD favourites Waze & Odyssey and PBR Streetgang) to bring you an evening of lupine revelry.

Wolf Music superstar KRL heads things up – this steady Detroit Swindle remix gives you an idea of the kind of sample-heavy, soulful vibes he’ll be bringing to the table:

Wolf Music have a slot themselves – expect more house music with heart and soul (as displayed in the EP they dropped this week):

As for SlothBoogie? If you missed him at our night, you’d be foolish to do so again. In the meantime have a listen to this set from the Nest back in August. It’s a toe-tapper.

Tickets are an absolute snip at £5 and are available here.

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PBR Streetgang – You Ready?

PBR Streetgang (a prize for the first person to comment with the film they get their name from) are Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe, residents at ‘We Love… Space, Ibiza! And they are purveyors of Nu Disco. Everyone, meet Bonar and Tom.

This week saw the limited release (300 white vinyl copies on Hypercolour) of their stomper ‘You Ready?’, a four-to-the-floor dancefloor staple, with a hint of Missy Elliot’s ‘Lick Shots’ thrown in to spice things up:

They also put their heads together for the recent house podcast from Space:

Fun, we think you’ll agree. If you’re in London and you haven’t meticulously planned your weekend yet, catch these chaps at the aptly named House of Disco Day & Night Party at Corsica Studios tomorrow (22nd September)…

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How to Dress Well

How to Dress Well; less practical guide, more haunting RnB low-fi.

With a new album, ’Total Loss’, out in mid-September, Tom Krell (HTDW’s real-world name), road tested a few new tracks at an intimate (hot) gig at Dalston’s ‘perpetually-crammed new venue Birthdays‘ last week. HD put on our bestest outfit and went along, finding an artist fine-tuning his sound and reaching new creative heights. Krell’s faultless falsetto has carried plenty of his back catalogue but, on first hearing, the addition of some serious wall-of-sound backing will give his new album a more rounded feel.

Early leaks of this new material, ‘Cold Nites’ & ‘Ocean Floor For Everything‘, are more of a nod to the late-night electronica that first drew us in, wrapped as they were on the night in old favourites such as ‘Ready For The World’. Pop these on, maybe think about your favourite Olympic moments and have a good old cry. In a good way.

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Land Of Kings

Unbelievably, and with blessed relief, festival season is nearly upon us. First up on our radar on May 4th/5th is the Dalston-based Land Of Kings, sprawled over the ever-growing number of nightspots in and around London’s fashionable Kingsland Road. Building on the somewhat rough and ready success of last year, they’ve already announced some tasty looking acts: Slow Club, Elphino, NZCA/Lines, Maruice Fulton and Speech Debelle, to name a few.

Almost as exciting (almost) is the Art/interactive programme, with projects from Hackney Film Festival, Classic Album Sundays, Hammer & Tongues, Literary Deathmatch, Dalston Darlings Women’s Institute and Punch Drunk’s sister company, Gideon Reeling. Given the organisers’ knack of seeking out spaces off the usual clubbing track (see 4 Aces), all this feels like a good way to shake off the festival cobwebs.

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Dollop – with Rustie, Koreless, South London Ordnance & more @ Netil 000, Saturday 31st March

Who fancies a night out? Let Dollop provide one. The Nottingham & London promoters have put together a bangin’ line-up for their first big one of 2012.

Book out the 31st March and head down to the recently upgraded Netil House in Hackney to cut up a rug to Rustie, Koreless, South London Ordnance and Charles Drakeford from streamin’ pioneers, Boiler Room. The aforementioned Rustie has done a sizeable rework of SebastiAn’s new track ‘Love In Motion‘ BTW, which we highly recommend.

Tickets are flying off the shelves but there’s still plenty to go around (decent sized venue), we truly madly deeply wish to see you there.

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Scandalism – with Mylo, Lindstrom, Aeroplane, Brodinski, Theme Park, Cosmonauts & more @ Kings Cross Scala, Saturday 25th February

ScandalismOh my giddy aunt, this is one not to miss. The promotional material describes this night as, simply, ‘the biggest disco night London has ever seen’ – and quite frankly it’s hard to disagree.

Promoters Scandalism have assembled an extraordinary line-up of DJs, bringing together some of the best disco, house and techno music on the planet for one night in February. Held at the Scala in Kings Cross, the quality and quantity of the line-up is eye-watering; our only concern is how they’re going to fit it all in.

Excuse the superlatives, but it’s hard not to get excited by this bill. Mylo headlines, and he’ll be more-than-ably supported by nu-disco talisman Aeroplane – with more ecstatic, bouncy vibes coming from Norwegian house maestro Lindstrom and HD favourites, the mighty Cosmonauts. And if this all sounds a bit cheerful for your taste, there’s always the slightly darker and deeper techno house of Brodinski.

As though that’s not enough, Scandalism don Andy Peyton has pulled out all the stops with the supporting cast – which boasts Kiwi, Casino Times, The Boogie Cartel, Peace, Mighty Mouse and Theme Park.

There are about 200 tickets left. If you live within 200 miles of London, or even if you don’t, we suggest you get one. You won’t regret it.

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Yuksek @ The Garage, Wednesday 16th November

Impeccably turned-out Frenchman Yuksek (aka, brilliantly, Pierre-Alexandre Busson) is a well-connected man. He has collaborated with Brodinski (as The Krays) and The Magician (as Peter & The Magician) – with the latter also producing a superb remix of Yuksek anthem ‘On A Train’. But his brand of electro is somehow less cool than that of his Ed Banger pals. Yuksek’s piano-led anthems are poppier, more accessible, and in some ways (even) more fun.

Joined onstage by his two friends, the Bewitched Hands and the Shoes (yup), Yuksek was one of our favourite performers at festivals this summer. And on Wednesday 16th November, he’s coming to London. The sweaty nooks and crannies of the jarringly-sponsored Relentless Garage will provide a very different setting from the sun-kissed fields in which we first fell in love with him, but quite frankly we don’t care.

Support comes from ace British synth duo Age of Consent and Tronik Youth DJs. Get yourself a ticket; you won’t regret it.

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