Essential UK Parties :: April 16 - April 23

Words by: Kristan Caryl
Posted: 16/4/18 12:17
Honey Dijon Paris 2018, photo credit: Ricardo Gomes
There’s no better way to get over Monday blues than by planning your next night out. Wherever you are in the country we have you covered this week. There are plenty of choice parties headlined by some of the most inspirational women in the scene covering house, techno and electro in their own inimitable way. 
We Should Hang Out More with Honey Dijon at Sub Club, Glasgow

Chicago born and raised Honey Dijon is a throw back to the old school. She’s a passionate DJ who drops real knowledge, plenty of big vocals and always works the crowd into a real lather. Having come up on the original house scene of the Windy City and later New York, she mixes jacking grooves with well swung drums and serves up sizzling vibes that leave everyone in a sweat. 

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The Warehouse Project & Zutekh presents Floating Points at Gorilla, Manchester 

WHP are back with one of their choice off-season events, this time at Gorilla in Manchester. It sees Floating Points—who we recently dissected in our Anatomy Of feature series —play all night long, which is the best way to see him: you can be sure of rare soul, dazzling disco and the finest funk all segued into classic house. no doubt on the rotary mixer he designed himself. 

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Meat Free Presents Steffi at Soup Kitchen, Manchester 

The Meat Free crew of aalice, Blasha & Allatt and Lucy Ironmonger welcome back esteemed Klakson label boss Steffi for a night of suburb electro, house and techno with plenty of Detroit flavours. The Ostgut Ton associate and Panorama Bar resident has really found her own unique take on the genres in recent times, with melody being as important as groove, so the intimate Soup Kitchen is a perfect place to experience it. 

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Halcyon presents Charlotte de Witte at Constellations, Liverpool

Charlotte de Witte continues to established herself as a contemporary techno tastemaker. She has a dark, dense and driving sound that is proudly unrelenting and comes on labels like Suara, Turbo and Mary Go Wild Black. She never fails to make an impact with her heavy, hypnotic techno and tonight plays three hours so will no doubt show off some extra nuance along the way. She also turned in a fantastic Ibiza Voice podcast last year..

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Ctrl Sound x Ilian Tape with Zenker Brothers & Skee Mask at Wire Leeds 
Munich label Ilian Tape has put out some of the freshest techno of recent years. Dark, muggy atmospheres built on busted breakbeats and with shadowy synths has been the order of the day from label bosses The Zenker Brothers and the cult Skee Mask. This weekend they all land in Leeds for a special label showcase at returning night Ctrl Sound. 

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