January is behind us! It's all downhill into summer from here on in! OK, well not quite, but we're feeling buoyant at Ibiza Voice HQ and we feel like celebrating. Dry January? Sure. Wet February? Better. Here's our famous five for the first weekend of Feb.
110 London with TC80, Cedrik Dekowski at Cell 200
A hidden gem in the depths of Kings Cross, Cell 200 is an intimate, late night venue with a state of the art Funktion One sound system. Its stripped back approach gives a warehouse feel, and is a perfect venue for the genuine heads who want to get down in a smaller, raw space.
110 London have hand-selected some of the finest underground artists about at the minute, merging sounds from across Europe. This time welcoming Cedric Dekowski, TC80, Andor and the 110 Boys.
110 London at Cell 200. 3 Vale Royal; Kings Cross; London N7 9AP. 9 February. For more information click here
Junction 2: The Launch at Tobacco Dock
Junction 2 has curated one of the biggest techno lineups for its third festival edition this summer. The launch party is far from lightweight with heavyweight headliners including Nina Kraviz, Sonja Moonear, Adam Beyer and Scuba.
London's most powerful line up this weekend with tickets on sale at Ibiza Voice too.
Junction 2 at Tobacco Dock. Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, E1W 2SF London, 10 February. For more info, click here
Ossia with Young Marco at The Hifi Club
The Mancunian collective head to Leeds for their next instalment. Taking over Hifi Club will be the Dekmantel maestro, Young Marco. This gifted Dutchman has become infamous with weird and wonderful unknown eccentric beats.
Ossia at Hifi Club. 2 Central Road, LS1 6DE Leeds. 9 February. For more info, click here.
Hidden x Below the Surface
With a rep for bringing in some of the best female DJs at the minute, Below the Surface have curated another killer party, this time taking place at the industrial Manchester venue, Hidden.
Avalon Emerson has been turning heads over the last few years with her colourful approach to techno. Her release on Whities (006) is an ecstatic techno record yet heavily psychedelic. Aurora Halal will be giving a lesson in the playful, dark, acidic and euphoric beats.
Below The Surface at Hidden. 17 DownTex Mill, Mary Street, Manchester, M3 1DZ. 9 February. For more info, click here.
Fatima Yamaha (Live)
Dutch producer Bas Bron (aka Fatima Yamaha) is the man behind the track of summer 2015 ‘What’s A Girl To Do’. More recently, we loved his album ‘Imaginary Lines’ and the single ‘Araya’ on Dekmantel. His musical journey has been a bit of a mystery until now, his live shows are a real masterpiece with raw energy throughout.
Fatima Yamaha Live at SWG3. 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG, Glasgow, United Kingdom. 8 February. For more info, click here