As usual, we are back with our rundown of the best underground parties that are happening this week. From Scotland to Wales, Ireland to England we have scaled the listings and selected the 5 dance music events we think are a cut above the rest.
Shindo with Super Flu and David Mayer at Studio 9294, London
Shindo is the French collective that has made London their home & their dance floor. The small knit group of creatives have, over the past few years bought a blend of melodic techno, underground artists and day & night parties to the city with a unique twist.
This weekend sees a marathon 12-hour rave take place in Hackney Wick at the ever vibrant Studio 9294. The party will feature the combined influences of three of Europe’s finest cities as Berlin, Paris, and host town London collide.
German duo Super Flu make a rare UK appearance with a special 3-hour set. While fellow German David Mayer joins them for what you can be guaranteed is a night of pumping Afro House and Techno. The Vision of Moodroom Collective and Burn stalwart Bambi Rambo are providing support alongside Shindo residents Boris and Maui who once again go b2b. A serious recommendation on our part!
Fenix 3rd Birthday at The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow
Birthdays are always a cause for wild celebration and nowhere is statement truer than in Glasgow, the heart of Scottish club culture. This weekend it is the birthday of the Fenix crew who have been locking down the city with roadblock shows for the last 3 years.
Headline duties fall to Berlin born DJ and producer Sascha Funke. The exciting groove master has been responsible for moving crowds for the last 20 years and has seen his tracks signed to a catalog of some of the scenes biggest labels. Expect the unexpected, an unpredictable journey, where you become an unrestricted, bodiless soul.
Simple Presents Courtesy at the Bullingdon, Oxford
Oxford is a city rife with many long-standing traditions. Two of these traditions will this weekend collide for a pure demonstration of electronic music. Simple is the cities longest running club night and will once again return to the institution that is The Bullingdon.
This months guest, Danish DJ, and producer Courtesy is the co-founder of the popular Ectotherm label (which she ran alongside Mama Snake). As an artist, she is one of Denmark’s most popular exports and a shining light for the Copenhagen electronic scene. Long-serving residents Em Williams and Tim Gore are once again trusted with warm-up duties and will set the standard for Courtesy’s headline set.
Quarantine: Thomas P Heckmann at Stereo, Glasgow
Glasgow features twice this weekend and rightly so. The city is one of the UK’s most vibrant electronic spaces. Well educated crowds, sublime sound systems and unrivalled energy make it the perfect mixing pot for DJs and dancers alike.
One brand that personifies each of these traits is Quarantine who dwell between techno and EBM. As purveyors of quality, it is no surprise they have invited legendary German Thomas P Heckmann for a 3-hour set.
The arena? Stereo an underground industrial space, fitted with concrete pillars reminiscent of a futuristic techno fort. Expect to hear an unmatched variation in wave, techno, and EBM, while trustworthy Quarantine resident Paulitical provides support.
Reculture at The Steelyard, London
Reculture return to The Steelyard for the first time since November as they invite co-founder of Wagon Repair for the headline slot. Music fanatic Mathew Jonson will showcase his incredible live set.
Breathtaking, unforgettable and speechless are some of the words best used to describe a Mathew Jonson’s live set. Add his immersive production and the Recultured crowd your in for a real treat.
Francesco Lombardo will mark his return while Blue Shadow co-founder Jenia Tarsol goes B2B with Greek born, London based Argy. Reculture founder Hardt Antoine and resident Francesca Mackay are taking up the supporting roles for what will be another epic party.