Essential UK Parties :: 6 - 13 August

Words by: I Voice
Posted: 6/8/18 12:30

Helena Hauff will be at E1 this Friday


Some of us still prefer to party in the small, personal environment of a club rather than a large field. Though festival season is in full swing, we’re still catered for with on point events up and down the country. This week we’re treated to some serious tasty offerings, special back to backs, home gigs from local heroes turned superstars and more besides.


Lone at Stealth, Nottingham
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Lone hails from Nottingham but has gone on to conquer the world. The Magic Wire boss makes rave tinged, nostalgic house, breakbeats and techno and layers in his own hazy melodies and memories. It’s taken him to a fine entry in the DJ-kicks series as well as labels like R&S and an excellent Essential Mix so this gig on home turf on Saturday should be tinged with something extra special. 





Objekt b2b Call Super at Partisan Collective, Manchester
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This pair have really set new standards for DJing in recent years. They cut up, splice and weave together myriad stems of sound from techno to IDM, bass to house, and cook up innovative soundtracks that can be variously powerful, emotional or edifying, and never less than mind blowing. They play a special back to back on Friday at a party that takes no profits and is run by a collective of members. 





Balearic All-Dayer at Bullitt Belfast
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Balearic is the sound that never dies, because it never stops evolving. One of the genre’s most celebrated current champs is Jamie Tiller, the Music From Memory boss who casts a wide musical net and catches in it reggae, world music, curveball disco, weird electronics and curious pop, so expect a real smorgasbord when he plays with the cult Begin aka James Holdroyd, co-founder of Bugged Out, former Back to Basics resident and horizontal groove specialist. 





SENSU x Sub Club at Sub Club, Glasgow
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Floorplan now incorporates not only Detroit’s minimal pioneer Robert Hood, but his daughter, Lyric. The pair debuted here a year ago and people are still talking about it so on Friday they return to do it all again. Expect big, stomping, gospel tinged house sounds that get the floor going wild. Their simple but effective style is one of the most powerful out there, so this should be a treat. 





Memory Box at Patterns, Brighton
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DJ Bone does not fuck about. The Detroit master is a high speed, high tech deck wizard who races though sounds and styles and scenes at 100 miles an hour and never lets up. It’s a real thing of wonder that will leave you in a spin - just how does he manage it with such control and foresight so as to never lead himself down a dead end or let energy levels dip? You’ll have to check him out on Saturday to find out. Support comes from Memory Box curator Robin Ball. 





Krankbrother presents Helena Hauff at E1, London
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Helena Hauff is one of the most celebrated breakthrough DJs of recent years. The German has a visceral style that finds her bring an unbelievable amount of power, energy and rawness to the dance with her sets of serrated techno, ragged electro and arresting EBM. Her debut album on Ninja Tune is due soon so there has never been a better time to catch one of the most singular DJs of the day. 





High Hoops at Hanger, London
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Hangar is a basement warehouse space in Hackney that is a perfect place to hear a techno don like Mike Servito. The Bunker New York resident knows how to hold down a hypnotic groove and will do so on Saturday with Honey Soundsystem associate Octo Octa. Her deep house sound is warm and classically inclined, but according to Twitter she has recently started playing loads of speed garage. Head down to find out what she goes for at this one.




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