Essential UK Parties :: June 11 - June 18

Words by: I Voice
Posted: 11/6/18 11:36

Palms Trax will be playing at La Cheetah Club, Glasgow

We take you around the four corners and to some lesser known musical hotbeds this week. Often, these parties feature just one headliner and a focus on local talent in support. Support the grass roots!


Get Funky with DJ Boring, Wales
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We start the week super early with this tasty little get together in Cardiff at Club Ifor Bach. Headlining is DJ Boring, the man whose stripped down house became part of the lo-fi scene, but soon evolved to take in emotive electro with touches of techno. Always raw, emotionally and nostalgic, it should make for a fire party that gets hands in the air. 


Half Edge at The Peer Hat, Manchester
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Half Edge is a new party that aims to build itself on a core team of residents from in - and around - Manchester. Some play further afield and some are just about to start making wider waves, so that alone is reason to check this one out. To help get things off the ground in style, the team have invited Hessle Audio and Timedance man Bruce to headline. He’s someone who spins across a broad array of sounds and tempos and is sure to jack the dance floor. 


Cafe Artum Launch, Birmingham 
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This is a launch party for Birmingham’s newest creative space, record and coffee shop from a team of people including DJs like One Records boss Adam Shelton and Don’t Be Afraid artist Jayson Wynters, who will spin on the night along with Dekmantel’s colourful and crate digging Sassy J plus hip hop and deep house head K15 from Kyle Hall’s Wild Oats. As well as the music, there will be audio and visuals installations from some of the city’s emerging talent. 


Cooking with Palms Trax at La Cheetah Club, Glasgow
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Palms Trax is a regular resident at tiny basement space La Cheetah Club, and tonight plays for the second time this year. He goes all night long so can show off the sounds that made his BCR radio shows so essential. From soul to funk to the balmy house he makes for Dekmantel, it should make for a wild ride in an up close and personal environment. 


We Should Hang Out More with Session Victim at The Berkley Suite, Glasgow
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This venue is so small that Session Victim’s agent worried there might not be enough space for “a 6ft German guy with a bass guitar jumping all over the place.” But there will be, just, which means you’re in for a real treat as the esteemed and knowledgable duo mix up bass, synths, samples and plenty of funky licks into a vibrant house and disco soundtrack that’s all cooked up on the fly. 


Simple Presents Young Marco at The Bullingdon, Oxford
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The Bullingdon is a bastion of good beats in Oxford, a city normally associated with more commercial offerings. The backroom club holds around 400 people so makes for some pretty intense parties, and this one with Dekmantel’s musical encyclopaedia, Young Marco, will be no different. The eclectic master goes from classic house to curveball disco via afro greats all in the blink of an eye, so don’t sleep. 


The Sound of Love International at The Glove That Fits, London 
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One of Croatia’s most mature festivals is Love International, and tonight it celebrates the launch of a lush new compilation in association with the Test Pressing blog. Only 100 people fit in the concrete basement but those who do will be treated to the most blissed out Balearic, cosmic chords and horizontal groves from Gatto Fritto, the man who compiled the The Sound of Love International.


And here's Mr G in the mix:


Lauren Lo Sung
Erick Morillo
Valentino Kanzyani
Roberto Capuano