Maribou State at Koko London, 2017. Photo credit: Facebook
We’ve got a heady selection of parties to dig into this week. They mix up names you know with some you might not. Take a chance and check them out before they break, though, and then bask in the glory of having got on board with them before the hype train roll into town.
George FitzGerald & Maribou State, Hall By The Sea in Margate
Dreamland Margate’s Hall By The Sea venue has become a real must-visit club. Never more so than this weekend when George FitzGerald pops by on an album tour date. The bass, house and techno fusionist has brought real craft and melody to his music so expect plenty of that, as well as a roller coaster DJ set from the festival headlining Maribou State duo.
Get Together presents: Ida Engberg, Mint Club in Leeds
Ida Engberg is the big name here thanks to being a global techno pin up and one of Drumcode’s chief flag-bearers. Her powerful main room sound will sound even bigger in the sonically spot-on Mint Club, but support act Annie Errez is also worth her weight in gold. Playing across the board from deep house to electro, she’s on fire right now.
Meine Nacht x The Wonder Pot: Avalon Emerson, 24 Kitchen Street in Liverpool
Avalon Emerson’s uniquely expressive, personal and colourful DJ sets and productions on labels like Whities have made her one of the most fawned over artists around right now. She’s sure to impress, but also keep an ear out for Breakwave. She’s the night’s founder, a regular on NTS and Rinse and runs the Deep Sea Frequency label all while mixing up acid, jungle, breaks and techno. TIP!
Soul City presents: Session Victim + Erobique, Jazz Café in London
Session Victim are deep digging DJs whose lush house and disco is heavily sampled and masterfully melodic. They serve up heartfelt grooves from across the ages and stoke any intimate party whether playing live or DJing. This party finds them link up with keyboard wizard Erobique for an exclusive UK 3 man, live show featuring synths, bass, Fender Rhodes and sequencing that will leave you in a spin.
Andrew Weatherall and Craig Richards, Lion and Lamb in London
Rightfully changing the name of his weekly party from Nothing Special to Something Special for this event, fabric don Craig Richards invites fellow legend—and we don’t use that term lightly—Andrew Weatherall to play with him at the pub. They share plenty of common ground in dub and weird electronics so expect real fireworks.