As usual we search far and wide for the parties that catch our eye across the UK. Each week there is a host of parties to choose from, all bringing their own vision to UK dance music. This week we have parties from right across the UK. This is our essential UK parties.
The Empire with Roger Sanchez, Denney, Burnski & more
Middlesbrough’s The Empire is one of those venues they just don’t make any more. Breathtaking, grand and full of character. The old Victorian theatre will this weekend play host to one of Boro’s biggest underground parties for a long time. New York legend, Roger Sanchez who is known for his serial crate digging will headline the event. With over two decades of experience and vinyl behind him the man is more than capable of bringing the vibe. To match the grandeur of the venue it is only right the promoters bring in some more heavy hitters for support. Sub headlining is Denney and Burnski. Both born and raised on Teeside its a nice touch bringing the boys back to Boro in amongst their busy world tours.
Support comes in the shape of the local crews with *riffraff boss and The RRP resident Lee Pennington joining Solar Knights maestro Lee Walker. Those operating out of the UK’s north will have heard of Shake and the disco driven party causing a ‘Shake Up’ across Manchester, Leeds and of course Boro. Their residents will join one of the UKs most promising artists, REES.
Mall Grab ‘Looking For Trouble’ in Manchester
Jordan Alexander, aka Mall Grab is the Aussie sensation taking dance music by storm. Now based out of East London’s thriving art scene the youngster has become a headline artist in his own right. His ability to blend house, techno, disco and everything in between has one him a legion of loyal fans. This weekend he returns to Manchester with his ‘Looking For Trouble’ Tour. The tour itself is to shine light on his latest project. His release on his own imprint following a hugely successful release on “Steel City Dance Discs.” Expect high energy filled set from this serious Aussie selector.
Shine present Stephan Bodzin (live) & Enrico Sangiuliano
Shine have been a regular fixture in our club watch series for the stand out work they do as promoters. This week is no different as they invite Stephan Bodzin and Enrico Sangiuliano to The Telegraph building. Bodzin has been taking his live show around the world and this will be its first arrival in Northern Ireland. Combine Bodzins creative techno with Sangiuliano own techno spin that has been found on labels like Drumcode we expect a mega show. There is also performances from female talent Luna Semara and London born DJ and producer, O’Flynn.
Just Jack XIII at Motion Bristol
The Just Jack promotion team celebrate turning 13 with an all star cast. Headlining main room will be none other than Underground Resistance. The Detroit OGs are infamous in the music scene, having created some of the most timeless techno records ever. Alongside UR isMarcel Dettmann. The Berghain resident and highly respected label owner brings his raw unrelenting style of techno. As with all things Just Jack. Big is the word. Big sounds. Big artists. Big Parties. Gerd Janson will be sound tracking room 2 alongside by Octa Octa and Peach. Expect the best in house and disco cuts galore.
Percolate All Night Long in London
Percolate are one of Londons biggest brands. Authentic parties for dedicated dancers is the best way of describing the magic of Percolate. This week they invite two artists to come and perform all night long. First up is Dan Shake a man that needs little introduction. He was the first artist outside of Detroit to be signed to Moodyman’s record label, Mahogani Music and is a certified party starter. Alongside him in room 2 is Irish born Sally C. 90’s house and techno gems are the order of business here. The toughest question here will be room 1 or room 2?
Pulse bring Dax J to Edinbrugh
The founder of Monnom Black and one of technos biggest exports Dax J heads to Edinburgh. Having played for the Pulse crew previously on 3 occasions all involved know what to expect. Riotous atmosphere from always off it crowd. Thumping pedal to the metal techno from Dax J and production to match from teh Pulse promoters.
Simple Present DJ Seinfeld, Oxford
Taking over The Bullingdon in Oxford, Simple invite DJ Seinfeld. Euphoric breaks, rave tunes, banging techno and everything in between will be whats on offer as his endless crate of tunes play long into the night! Support comes from residents Em Williams and James Weston.