Essential UK Parties :: May 21 - May 28

Words by: I Voice
Posted: 21/5/18 14:18

DJ Bone will be delving into his incredible collection at Sub Club this weekend.

Welcome back to your weekly events round-up. The great news is, obviously, it’s a Bank Holiday weekend this weekend, which means there is a wealth of parties up and down the land. Wherever you are in the UK, there are mouth watering options that will keep you dancing for days whether you get up for jazz, are down for Detroit or love a bit of contemporary r&b. 



Omar-S, Kyle Hall, FunkinEven at Oval Space, London

Two of Detroit’s finest come to London for All Points East. The first is Omar S, the FXHE badman who makes raw, gritty house and techno with a big heart and the other is Wild Oats boss Kyle Hall, whose loose drums ooze funk and synths bring the soul. Add in London’s own expressive beat maker, FunkinEven, and you have a quality party in a quality club. 

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Gerd Janson, Alexander Nut & Byron The Aquarius at Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

The loss of the Rainbow will be felt for years in Birmingham, but this party at Hare & Hounds offers some real treats. Running Back boss Gerd Janson is as well informed and effortlessly eclectic as they come, while Alexander Nut’s knowledge of soulful sounds, jazzy grooves and world music makes his sets as colourful as can be. Completing the line-up is Byron the Aquarius who brings his smooth and seductive US house sounds to the table each and every. 

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Eglo Records at Soup Kitchen, Manchester

To mark its 9th birthday, Eglo heads to Manchester with a crew of key label associates. The first is Henry Wu, a man of many talents that range from making contemporary jazz as Kamaal Williams to laying down soul drenched broken beats under this alias. K15 is another virtuoso musician and drummer whose complex rhythms and exquisite synth work has made for some of the label’s finest moments. Boss man Alexander Nut also brings his big bag of tricks for solid vibes all night long. 

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World Island Festival, Leeds

This now annual  May Bank Holiday affair brings a diverse crew of live musicians and DJs to an outdoor area on Globe Road in Leeds. This year alt r&b act Sampha headlines, local hero Nightmares on Wax does his stoner thing, soul boy Jordan Rakei plays live and the likes of Gilles Peterson, Moses Boyd, BADBADNOTGOOD and plenty more local collectives also bring some cool jazz vibes. 

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Mall Grab, DJ Haus & Moxie at Digital, Newcastle

Newcastle’s super club gets an influx of quality music this weekend. Mall Grab is the lo-fi house producer whose raw but honest emotions have taken him to the top of the pile. DJ Haus deal only in the most prickly, arresting house tunes with more than a tinge of Chicago jack and Moxie is the first lady of new music, NTS queen and On Loop label boss who never sounds less than fresh. 

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DJ Bone at Sub Club, Glasgow

Detroit’s DJ Bone goes hard. His intense style features high octane techno and electro mixed incredibly tightly and with no let up. He likes to inject machine soul into his grooves, is famously uncompromising and despite his tough sounds, never forgets to bring the funk. UK duo The Menendez Brothers provide more than able support to the main man. 

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