Every now and then it feels like divine intervention at its best and this weekend is a classic example of such a time. The weather forecast is near perfect, work is finished for four days and the level of UK parties is second to none. As part of our Club Watch series we pick the 5 essential UK parties that should be on your radar this weekend.
The RRP x Riffraff At The Glove That Fits, London
This weekend we return to the capital with a free day time party in Hackney. Teaming up with our Northern friends, Riffraff for a day time rave at The Glove That Fits. Combining all things electro, techno, house & minimal with the impeccable TGTF sound system it will be the perfect space before heading out for your bank holiday evening.
As usual The RRP residents; Sahar, Lee Pennington, Fraktel, Oscines and Tommy Gray will be joined by some of the UK’s best up and comers. Right Angle Records boss Tom Dunne joins Dan Pringle and Ryoji for a special b2b. While Rupert Ellis, Joseph Dainty complete the line up alongside Riffraff regulars Lewis Southall and Röxby & Bonz.
Adryiano & Marcel Vogel at The Jazz Cafe, London
Camden has always been a melting pot for the weird, the wonderful and the quirky. Just like East London it attracts the creative and free spirited that walk among us. One of the institutions that solidifies these values is The Jazz Cafe. An intimate dance spot that will play host to Soul City as they connect the dots between soul, disco, house and more.
Headlining the bill is Adryiano whose signature raw, deep, disco infused sounds have been favourited by labels such as Shall Not Fade, Heist, and Soul Notes. Supporting the Dusseldorf native, will be fellow German and close friend Marcel Vogel. Famed for his Lumberjacks in Hell label the two together will make for a lethal combination of vibrant, groovy sounds worthy of anyones time this bank holiday.
Courtesy, Simo Cell and Szare at The White Hotel, Manchester
It seems that there is a running theme when it comes to the UK’s best venues. One that most would miss. However like our favourite DIY London venue, The Cause; The White Hotel is also a former car repair depot. Now we don’t know if this is an essential ingredient for any venue and its success, but two of the most popular UK venues currently boast this fact?
This weekend it is the turn of Danish artist Courtesy to fill entertain the lively Manchester crowd. Having invested fully in her craft. She has spent endless hours digging the more over looked sections of record shops around the globe. Meanwhile she regularly champions the newest music from her home town of Copenhagen. The result? A unique sound with fast, streamlined stompers, as well as some whip-crack electro and churning EBM. Also on the bill is French rising star Simo Cell. Who will dig deep to show off his very original and adaptive repertoire.
Keep On Dancing & Our House Present Dan Shake, Norwich
Norwich isn’t one that normally features on our radar but that doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t thriving. Keep On Dancing and Our House are two of the cities most successful brands and have combined their efforts for a massive bank holiday special. As venues go, few have more exciting names than Bermuda Bob’s Hi-Fi Club. However this venue will play host a 9 hour bank holiday party, with the doors opening at 18:00.
London based Dan Shake is the guest of honour and rightly so. In 2014, Dan Shake was the first artist with out Detroit heritage, to ever release on Moodyman’s, distinguished Mahogani Music. Since then Dans career started to take off, and saw him display his distinctive funk touched productions across the globe, while showing his prowess at working the crowd. If your nearby this is a party not to be missed.
Me Me Me – Man Power & Spencer Parker in Newcastle
Originally Man Power started Me Me Me as a label but as its popularity has risen the DJ and producers has added event promotion to his list of skills. This bank holiday weekend will be the third such party as he heads to Cobalt Studios. The idea behind the concept was simple. Man Power wanted to bring friends from the world of dance music to cultural and socially important spaces within Newcastle.
This Easter Sunday, Man Power will play b2b with UK house legend Spencer Parker for a mammoth all night long set. Man Powers who boasts a broad and eclectic style, featuring everything from house and techno to blissed out Balearia will combine with Spencer Parkers ability to masterfully straddle a heady mix of house, techno and disco. Cobalts 200 capacity intimate space will make for the perfect setting.