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All of us at DT love the weekend and we love a bank holiday even more! Here is a rundown of some events we’re suggesting heading to this weekend.

London Friday

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Return To The Future

For their next, long-awaited, instalment the Return To The Future team are delighted to be bringing Minnesotan techno figurehead DVS1 to the fray. Expect to hear the choicest cuts from his 10,000+ record collection going to good use for what will undoubtedly be a unique performance. My Favourite Robot come, as ever, fully primed with an arsenal of deep house and tech bangers. The awesome threesome are fully primed to dominate 2013 with their debut LP set to drop within the next few months, expect a big set from them. Nitin also comes on board for the next instalment bringing us his brand of dense, dubby house cuts. Puerto Rican producer and DJ Jonny Cruz will be there giving us his funk-fuelled signature sound will make for the compliment to the deeper leanings of the headliners. Also soon coming will be news of a VERY special guest…

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

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Egg 10th Birthday Celebration pt.1

 

Egg London has now been at the top of its game for a whole decade, and to celebrate they are throwing some incredible parties under the theme 10×10. Friday 3rd May sees 4 rooms packed with talent as Egg are certainly kicking of 10×10 in style. On the night you will be seeing the likes of Reboot, Dani Casarano and Dosem who all play, whilst Crosstown act Fur Coat will be taking over the second room. This will be a night not to be missed!

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

London Saturday

 

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Just For You at Oval Space

 

Black Atlantic, in conjunction with Hinge Finger, present the second in a series of events curated by Joy Orbison under the working title of ‘Just For You’. The first in this series took place in February and was completely sold out and the rooms were filled with a fun loving crowd. The next event in the series plays host to a rare pairing, with Panorama Bar regular Cassy playing alongside JoyOrbison, with support from Workshop’sEvenTuell and TheTrilogyTapes’WillBankhead. With all these acts, and being held at the brilliant Oval Space this is set to be one hell of a night so make sure you get your tickect.

 

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

 

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XOYO Loves Futureboogie

 

Following their Skreamizm hotel event over the Easter weekend, the second instalment of the XOYO Loves series sees it taking to the skylines of East London’s for an all-day roof-top party. This time around they’re showcasing the artists and DJs of Bristol’s reputable Futureboogie label, a decade in and Futureboogie are still pushing some of the UK’s most exciting new generation of House. Their phenomenal dedication to the 4/4 beat has seen them outreach their Bristol home-ground. Boasting Julio Bashmore as their first release, they’ve never lost the pace with following signees including Eats Everything, Maxxi Soundsystem and Waifs & Strays.  For this event Crazy P Soundsystem tops a ridiculously big roster of Futureboogie talent and as the night draws in, the whole crew will head over to XOYO for the late-night post-party.

 

For more information and tickets visit CLICK HERE

London Sunday

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Richie Hawtin Presents: ENTER

Richie Hawtin will exclusively showcase his award-winning ENTER, concept for 2013 at London’s iconic O2 Academy Brixton on Sunday 5th May Bank Holiday Weekend. Curated by Richie Hawtin, ENTER follows up from the amazing spectacle that was Plastikman and is designed to present the principles of underground music culture to a wider audience, encouraging people to experiment with deeper sounds and styles – but with added elements of the special night Hawtin has created for the island of Ibiza. Joining Richie for this special show will be the captivating Maya Jane Coles who was one of the highlights of the ENTER closing party, ‘Items & Things’ label head Magda, BBC Radio 1 resident Heidi and the newest member of the MINUS family Matador, performing live the twisted organic techno he’s fast becoming known for.

Unfortunately tickets are sold out so will be hard to come by if you do not have them already. For more information on the night CLICK HERE

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Secretsundaze Summer Opening Party (PICK OF THE WEEKEND LONDON)

Well it’s that time again for what is one of London if the country’s most anticipated dates in the clubbing calendar the annual secretsundaze summer opening party 2013. As has become custom over the last 3 years and wishing to keep the party open air and true to its roots, they are taking the party to Greenwich once again to the newly named Studio 338 for another epic terrace session. The venue has been taken over by new owners who have invested in extra sound and actually extended the terrace significantly allowing for extra capacity which is good news for all, as the last 3 years the party has sold out. This time they will be throwing an after party too at the Bussey in Peckham on the main floor for that locked in after party vibe.

Part 1 – Headlining this daytime event is Detroit innovator Derrick May. From his early days as one third of the Belleville Three with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, to his production heyday as Rhythim is Rhythim on his legendary Transmat label creating forever-green classics such as ‘Strings Of Life’ and ‘Nude Photo’, there is little that hasn’t been said about Derrick May. And, whilst he has been inactive as a producer for many years, his influence has not waned and through his electrifying DJ sets he has stayed on top – as is heavily reflected in his busy touring schedule. And, as a keen supporter of the secretsundaze label, he’s a dazzling addition to the line-up. Watch him rock the terrace! Also stepping up is Soundstream – live. A one-man hit machine, every Soundstream release on his own self-titled imprint rockets to the top of charts and becomes a major feature in every self-respecting DJ’s set. ‘Live Goes On’, ‘All Night’, ‘Luv Jam’ and now his killer ‘Julie’s Theme’ are no exceptions. He’s DJ’d for secretsundaze before but this will be a rare chance to catch one of his revered live sets. Joining them and representing the UK is rising star Midland (Aus Music), whose first production forays with his flatmate and friend David Kennedy (Pearson Sound) first got him noticed, and who has since gone on to very much carve out his own sound with roots in UK bass and garage as well as house and techno – with the majority of his releases coming through Will Saul’s Aus. His DJ sets have taken him from Fabric to Plastic People to Space to Panorama Bar, and now he joins secretsundaze for the summer opening. Alongside them are residents Giles Smith and James Priestley  whom are on a hot streak of later with gigs around the world in New York, Berlin, Moscow and Rome and they will be representing as only they know how.

Part 2 – New for 2013 is the secretsundaze summer Opening Party Part 2, as secretsundaze throws an after party at The Bussey Building in Peckham for that locked-in after party vibe, for the first time in many years. Coming to the first floor of the excellent Bussey, secretsundaze has invited a few of their favourite cutting-edge artists of recent years in the form of XDB from Greece and Jared Wilson from Detroit. XDB is known as a total DJs’ DJ; playing key parties from Panorama Bar to Freerotation, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music, and also runs the excellent Metrolux imprint. Jared Wilson has been on Giles and James’s radars in the last 18 months with his atmospheric sexy and deadly Detroit vibes producing the anthem ‘ThisSound’ and of course the amazing double pack ‘A Little Moonlight Dancing’ on Skudge earlier this year.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

 

Midlands Friday

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Kinetic presents: Apogee London Takeover (Nuneaton)

Kinetic is pleased to announce that they have secured a very special guest for the event today Friday 3rd May at Velvet Nuneaton. With tracks signed to Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’s Hot Creations label, Cera Alba is a big player and this is set to be one of their biggest and best parties to date. Expect some deep and dark sounds bellowing from the amazing funktion 1 sound system around the rooms. Also expect one hell of an incredible light and effects show so don’t miss out! Other DJs on the night include K.A.G, Ron E and the Kinetic DJ’s all this seems to add up to a good night.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

Midlands Saturday

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Below’s 8th Birthday Weekender (Birmingham)

The first part of the Below’s 8th birthday takes place on Saturday 4th May at The Rainbow Warehouse, Arena and in the Rainbow Courtyard. The party has been put together by co founders Adam Shelton and Lee McDonald as an overview of their influences to date and will see a very special live PA from Inner City, plus sets from house gangster DJ Sneak, techno innovator Derrick May, New York house star Todd Terry, plus Kevin Saunderson, Mr C and of course Adam Shelton.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

Midlands Sunday

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Palooza Day Terrace Party (Nottingham)

Brand new day party coming to Nottingham on Sunday 5th May Bank Holiday from 2pm-11pm, Palooza’s first event is an outdoor terrace party by the canal in Nottingham. Palooza is the only place in Nottingham offering up a house music day party It looks sure to be the perfect way to kick start your bank holiday Sunday adventure! They’ve invited two internationally renowned blonde tech bombshells Blond:Ish along with an artist that is currently producing some of the finest British house/tech house Timmy P. With a FunktionOne sound system in operation to coincide with the sun, tunes and smiles… welcome to the party

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

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Wigflex x Mimm – A Guy Called Gerald  (Nottingham) – (PICK OF THE WEEKEND MIDLANDS)

A Guy Called Gerald is 25+ years of dance music incarnate. From “Voodoo Ray” in 1988 to “Tronic Jazz” released on Germany’s respected LaboratoryInstinct label in 2010, this man is a self-written bible of dance music. He is one of a few special producers who entered dance when it was jackin’ and has never let up. He is the first UK acid house producer and probably the first producer to have two instrumental dance tracks in the UK charts at the same. He formed 808 State with a drum machine, a 303, 2 Roland SH101s and 2 other humans. His collaborations are numerous and their names are huge! The Manchester scene in the late 80s radiated from the Hacienda. It was a place which grew to be a breeding ground for the likes of Laurent Garnier and The Chemical Brothers and in the Summer of Love the Hacienda had a theme tune called Voodoo Ray. It was A Guy Called Gerald’s first release and in 1988 and became a seminal classic that put British house music firmly on the map. As part of 808 State’s first incarnation he co-produced another Hacienda classic, Pacific State. He soon decided to concentrate on his solo project and toured worldwide (and with a quarter of a ton of equipment!) performing live. This is a very rare chance to see a legend like Gerald perform in such an intimate setting and should not be missed!

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

North Friday

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Lowdown – The Stanton Warriors Weekender (Liverpool)

The Mighty Stanton Warriors begin their big weekender in Liverpool. Their shows are famous for incorporating exclusive original tracks mixed with studio edits / remixes of cutting edge sounds from underground house through to abstract Hip Hop and everything in-between. It’s all blended into a melting pot of low down booty electro punkishness, and is continually reminding the world why the Stanton Warriors have remained unrivalled in their genre for more than a decade. Joining the dynamic duo will be double award winning club night Lowdown & Dirty residents Steve Thorpe, Resistance, Ash Howell,Mark Mciver & Nick Howard, with stunning visuals provided by Meat Cassette. A decent night out in anyones book.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

North Saturday

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Chibuku at East Village Arts Club (Liverpool) – (PICK OF THE WEEK NORTH)

For Chibuku, the night which itself has been pretty much resting since NYE, its hibernation will soon be over. Attention is now focusing on the club’s debut show at the East Village Arts Club on Saturday May 4th as part of the bank holiday weekend, one which sees the party back in its spiritual home. This will be a home which will have undergone a complete modernisation and transformation, whilst retaining the intimate character which has helped shaped Chibuku making it stand as one of the UK’s leading underground parties.

Saturday May 4th is typically eclectic. SBTRKT headlines with a DJ set, the reticent and revered spinner letting his music do the talking, with his eponymous debut album one of the music highlights of 2011. Berlin techno-creators Modeselektor return to Chibuku, the boundary-breaking duo feted for their experimental journeys behind the decks. And Tensnake makes a long overdue return to Liverpool. His ‘Coma Cat’ smash put him on the map and he has not looked back since; a debut album is due this year, and his live show at Chibuku holds huge promise. On a local level, old Chibuku head James Rand is back on deck duty, whilst Dash’s new project, Autocycle, is also on show. Brand new night Polka brings its residents to the party; the student-run collective bringing a new edge to the city’s vibrant club culture. Make sure you don’t miss out and get your tickets now.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

North Sunday

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The Garden Party at The Faversham

This May Bank Holiday, The Garden Party will return to The Faversham, Leeds, for the first in a set of three events continuing its reputation for hosting some of the best parties around and line ups that are second to none. With the likes of Tale of Us, who since then the pair have had a collaborative release and continued to tour the world bringing their infused and unique sounds to us all through their celebrated Live and DJ sets. With the creative force that is Jimmy Edgar coming to the Garden Party this year. As well as photography and design, Edgar is pretty good at music too- in fact he was only 18 when he effectively joined the Warp family. Edgar’s talents stretch far and wide as he continued to culminate and perfect his funk inspired electronic sound. Also joining are Belfast duo and self professed 80’s inspired analog house advocates, Bicep. Not only known by their music but also their infamous blog, Feel My Bicep, exploring an array of music but primarily disco, house and techno infused cuts. Their music is renowned for it’s influences from the aforementioned genres, current but with a deep rooted respect and understanding of the development of electronic music as we know it today. With its beginnings eight years ago in Bristol, the Futureboogie DJs and parties have become highly regarded in their home town, across the UK, and beyond. After travelling the world bringing their selections to us all, they are going to be setting foot in Leeds for your enjoyment, Make sure you get down here to see these and other artists.

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Louche & System Terrace Party (Leeds) (PICK OF THE WEEK NORTH – 2)

System and Louche unite again in 2013, back at the Mint Warehouse for another hat trick of show stopping day and night parties. Last season they welcomed over Ricardo Villalobos, Visionquest, Zip, George Fitzgerald, A:rpia:r, Bicep and many more, and for the three parties this year they’ve secured three equally naughty line-ups.

Berlin born DJ, producer and label owner Ben Klock is without doubt one of the most significant characters in techno’s recent history. Playing sets full of hypnotic, deep and heavy grooves, releasing records on Ostgut Ton and curating his label Klockworks have earned him an excellent international reputation over the last few years. Not to mention his residency at the Berghain since it’s opening in 2004. Also when it comes to DJ sets, Cassy doesn’t subscribe to a certain genre, but instead plays right across the board, from house to smooth deep techno. Panorama Bar, Rex Club and Trouw all witness her regularly, Cassy now holding residencies at all three of the Champions League European venues. As a producer she has a diverse body of work on such highly-regarded labels as Playhouse, Perlon and Cocoon. They are introducing Mr Dez Andres, associate of the late great J Dilla, DJ from 90’s outfit Slum Village, and nowadays producer of some of contemporary house’s most essential tracks. His music crosses over from house to disco to hip hop, released on labels such as Moody’s Mahogani and his own imprint La Vida. If you’re not familiar with ‘New For U’ from last year then you’ve probably been living under the sea! Spinning his trademark funk, disco, house and hip hop on the terrace, you can look forward to a good old al fresco dance. Ramon Lisandro Quezada aka DJ Qu is another A-grade musician to come out of NYC in recent times, and is responsible for spearheading a new wave of East Coast producers alongside his friends Jus Ed, Levon Vincent and Fred P.Underground Quality, Desolat and Curle have all released his smooth deep house over the years, and he’s a top shelf DJ. Line-up complete! With Flux, Teknicolor, LoucheandSytem residents all supporting, plus top quality Funktion 1 sound on the terrace and a brand new DJ booth in room one, this summer’s parties at Mint Warehouse look better than ever.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

Scotland Friday

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Sensu presents Maya Jane Coles at Sub Club (Glasgow)

So all pre-sale tickets for Maya Jane Coles at Sensu are now gone, however don’t panic as they have you covered with a limited amount of tickets on the door. So get home early, get ready in a swift manner and make sure you are down EARLY. On your marks……….

Maya Jane Coles returns to Sub Club for what is set to be another road block event at 22 Jamaica Street. As one of the biggest and best producers and DJs to emerge in recent years turns up to entertain the crowd. Her releases for Hypercolour,Dogmatik, 20:20Vision and Mobilee has secured her reputation as an international tastemaker and DJ of very high standing. Deep house, warm techno and an electric atmosphere like no other are on the cards when she steps to the decks each and every time.

For more information CLICK HERE

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La Cheetah Club presents… Theo Parrish (Glasgow)

THEO PARRISH IS BACK!!! Anyone lucky enough to attend the show last year will agree that it was one of the best nights La Cheetah has ever had. We’ll be expecting more of the same from him this time round! Once again he’ll be playing for 4 hours (maybe a bit longer) but this time round, he’ll be playing through the new Funktion-One sound system and with them organising a 4am licence for the momentous occasion that it is. Needless to say, it’s exciting what will he have in store for us and they’re honoured to be able to welcome him back for a second time. Dom D’Sylva will be doing a short warm up before Theo steps up.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

Scotland Saturday

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Naïve x Feel my Bicep Showcase at Make Do (Glasgow)

Naive proudly pair with Bicep to present a showcase of artists ranging across a broad spectrum of electronic music, with the Belfast natives joined by Steffi and DarkSky.

This special event curated by Bicep covers the dark corners of the PanoramaBar with resident Steffi’s appearance and stretches out to sleazy Brooklyn basement house, the possible inspiration for DarkSky’s upcoming release on Mister SaturdayNight. The ‘In Brackets’ EP representing a true break from the group’s previous work. Of course, holding the night together will be the curators themselves. To say Bicep have gone from strength to strength in the past year may be an embarrassing pun, but it’s undoubtedly true. The thriving blog is now almost a caveat to their multiple releases and the breakthrough ‘You / Don’t Do It’ EP on AusMusic, which pushed the Belfast duo up playlists and bills alike. Not showing any signs of fatigue, their set to release their new EP ‘Stash’ on AusMusic in mid April, a timely fit with this showcase event

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

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Subculture 19th Birthday (Glasgow)

In true birthday style Subculture have invited one of their favourite DJs and truest inspirations to join us, the one and only DJ Sneak. One of house music’s genuine pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep house music alive and as the self-proclaimed House Gangster, he has more than helped shape the course that dance music has taken over the last 20 years. Having begun his DJ’ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game. His non-stop beat bumpin’ sets are a one of a kind experience in the electronic music circuit and are backed up by a barrage of top quality releases on some of the most consistent and revolutionary labels operating today. His signature sound of funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats has revolutionised and redefined house music for well over 20 years and his influence continues to be felt today.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

Scotland Sunday

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The Shimmy presents Crazy P (Glasgow)

Bank Holiday grooves with the Shimmy at Saint Judes. Thanks to their applauded fifth studio album ‘When We On’ released on 2020 Vision and some outstanding DJ performances around the world, things are just as good for Crazy P now as they when started. With one of the best live dance music shows on the planet, Crazy P have been leaving their mark on the landscape of British dance music for the last 15 years, their DJ sets now taking a life of their own. Asked to play records everywhere from the WMC, HotCreations’Paradise, ElectricPickle, Sonar, WeLove… and Fabric, they are considered all rounder’s in terms of live performance and DJ sets. Join them for an evening of sultry, nu school boogie and luscious, slo-mo, a night not to be missed so make sure you have your tickets.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

South East Friday

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Bang Bang Feat. EZ presents.. at Junk (Southampton)

2-step favourite DJ EZ is welcomed to Bang Bang. EZ has been smashing the circuit for well over a decade now and has been crowned as the ultimate Garage DJ by fans and peers alike. As always he’ll be taking you on a journey through 4/4 beats from the past 15 years alongside some of his favourite DJs… This time BangBang welcome another legend in the form of Wookie alongside EZ for what promises to be an incredible night! With these two legends make sure you get your tickets.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

South East Saturday

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Amplified & Love LDN (Portsmouth)

Amplified and LoveLDN have announced the first of their Summer daytime parties… At The Beach Part 1! The parties will bring the beats to the beach and will be a showcase to all that’s sublime in the world of house music at a venue which has played host to some of the most memorable Amplified Parties to date TheGlashaus! With the acts in the Glass House include the likes of MK, Waifs & Strays, Maxxi Soundsystem, Alexis Raphael and residents.  Alongside this is the Cafe Bar which will hold Paul Holmes & John Mills, GlennFord& Matt Oliver, Scottish, Jessie V, Luke & Hugo, Ash Foster and it will also be crammed full of some of the best local talent on offer, completing another great line-up! Get your tickets now.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

South East Sunday

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High Tide Boat Party Feat. Scuba (Southampton) (PICK OF THE WEEK SOUTH EAST)

You can’t get a more aptly named artist than this for a High Tide boat than their next guest! They must be extremely excited to welcome Scuba. The Hotflush label head, DJ, producer and promoter cut his teeth with techno before quickly proving as versatile as his own productions (and Hotflush releases) when diving into the wider realm of electronic music. After basing himself in Berlin in 2007 and forging close links with Berghain nightclub he continued to put out groundbreaking material from Benga to JoyOrbison, alongside his own releases (and anything inbetween). Fast forward to 2013 and Scuba is quite possibly one of the hottest artists in the world right now, performing at intimate parties such as BoilerRoom to the mightyUltraFestival, USA.

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Outlook Festival Launch Party at Junk (Southampton)

Junk welcome back Outlook Festival brand to Southampton for the second year in a row. They really have pulled out all the stops this time around, to create a line up that reflects the sheer diversity of music which has come to be associated with the Outlook brand. With the likes of Goldie, Phaeleh, Mickey Pearce, Gerra & Stone and Rocksteddy all there to entertain, and that is just in Room 1! With the talent pouring out across into the second room as well, this will be a night that you shouldn’t be missing!

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

West +Wales Friday

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Fftt XXL – Big Daddy Kane/ DJ Yoda/ Krafty Kuts (Bristol)

With this line-up Fftt XXL have truly excelled themselves, with the likes of Big Daddy Kane and DJ Yoda  who is from London, England, and is probably the only guy out there playing the theme tune to “Cheers” in hip-hop clubs. And you can find him in a club most nights per week this man has no need for sleep! Along with that you can see Krafty Kuts a man who recently showed his love of his fan by playing whilst having his leg in a cast! And this by no means the end of the talent, they also bring you DJ Vadim, Ty, FFTT DJs, Featurecast, B-Side, Mr Lingo, Powercut, EwanHoozami, Vallee, Chickpea,SipTheJuice and TremorSoundsystem. A nice selection of artist there so make sure you get down there.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

West +Wales Saturday

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Red Bull Music Academy Bristol Session (Bristol)

With this unbelievable line up this is a night not to be missed! Room 1 will be trying to contain the Brilliance of John Talabot, Andres and Justin Vandervolgen.This is not the only talent on the night as Room 2 has a decent line-up as well, with the likes of Pinch, Kowton, October, The Kelly Twins, Shanti Celeste and Chris Farrell a night not to be missed

 

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

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JNK presents Guti at The Garage (Swansea)

Its been a long time in the making and it couldn’t of come at a better moment! Guti, one of the main faces of Desolat will be joining JNK on May 5th for what is set to be another sell out event! He’s one of the most talented and musically fluent artist in the industry with releases on Desolate, Crosstown, Cadenza and is known for ripping up dance floors with his live sets and productions! This is a true treat for everyone going so make sure you don’t miss out, get your tickets below.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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