1. LWE 3RD BIRTHDAY, GREAT SUFFOLK STREET WAREHOUSE, LONDON
SATURDAY 6TH JULY
AZARI & III (DJ SET), MATTHIAS TANZMANN, EKKOHAUS (LIVE), MIRKO LOKO, ARGY, SOUTH LONDON ORDINANCE, DAN DRASTIC
Over the course of the past three years, London Warehouse Events (LWE) has earned a reputation as one of the capital's most esteemed party producers. They've continued to go from strength to strength, too — epitomised by the fact that they're celebrating their third birthday on Saturday 6th July with a suitably mega-sized line-up. Great Suffolk Street Warehouse (the scene of many a fantastic LWE party over the years) is once again the venue of choice, with the Cadenza posse going head-to-head with Matthias Tanzmann's Moon Harbour crew.
So, while Mirko Loko and Argy will represent Luciano's ultra-cool label, it'll be Tanzmann himself who'll take the reins for Moon Harbour alongside long-time cohorts Italoboyz, Dan Drastic and Ekkohaus (live), still fresh from 'No School', his wicked artist album for the label.
As if that wasn't enough, there'll also be a DJ set from that chic all singing, all dancing troupe from Toronto, Azari & III, as well as a special set from rising UK producer South London Ordinance, who will—you might have noticed—be playing quite close to home. Running from 9pm-6am, LWE's third birthday celebrations look set to encapsulate all that's been great about the last few years. Taking place within a massive warehouse in London Bridge decked to the rafters with a booming rig, this is one third birthday party any self-respecting adult would be silly to miss. And for that, the ravers of London should be truly thankful.
To warm up proceedings we'll also welcome South London Ordinance and Italoboyz into the “Room of Boom” for DJ Mag HQ Sessions presents LWE live on DJ Mag TV from 5pm – 8pm on Friday 5th July.
9pm – 6am | £25 | londonwarehouseevents.co.uk
2. GARDEN PARTY, HULL UNIVERSITY UNION, HULL
SATURDAY 6TH JULY
WAZE & ODYSSEY, JORDAN PEAK, DARIUS SYROSSIAN, RICHY AHMED, WAFF, D-BRIDGE, CJ MACKINTOSH, ALLISTER WHITEHEAD
There was a time when student unions were the stuff of live indie bands, a few pool tables and a DJ set from the Scratch Perverts if you were lucky. Not anymore! No siree. Now the house music bug has literally gone viral, the pumping pulse of the 4/4 is the sound du jour of people previously better known for their penchant for mop hairstyles and Bob Marley posters than their ability to get deep, down and dirty on the dancefloor.
Following the success of last year's event, Garden Party returns to Hull University Union, once again open for business until 3am with a main arena – this year manned by Waze & Odyssey and wAFF – and an open air arena where Jordan Peak, Richy Ahmed and Darius Syrossian will bust out chunky grooves until 10pm. Meanwhile, dBridge, Shimah and DJ Connect drop a cluster fuck of dnb over at Bounce, while CJ Mackintosh, Allister Whitehead and Danny Hird give this bunch an education they'll actually use over at Reunion's house classics stage.
Slightly at odds with your traditional Great British garden party, let's hope it's the shape of things to come – and that the weather holds out.
3pm – 3am | £12/£14 | hullstudent.com
3 RHYMATIC PRESENTS FATHERS & SONS, VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, LONDON
SATURDAY 20TH JULY
SEBO K, MARTINEZ, JULIAN PEREZ
Not satisfied with the loyal local following it pulls with residents alone – the likes of Archie Hamilton, Wesley Razzy, Stathis Lazarides and Ceri – London's Rhythmatic is stepping it up a gear, taking on Shoreditch's mega archway venue Village Underground this month.
June was about techno guru Roman Flügel alongside a live set from Bruno Pronsato at Red Gallery (Saturday 29th June) but July sees Mobilee don Sebo K, minimal house maestro and ViVa Warrior Julian Perez join forces to form a triumvirate tour de force of tech house madness in what's rapidly becoming East London's most portentous dance music venue.
8pm – 4am | £5 - £17.50 | rhythmatic.co.uk
4 DE:BUG VS RYAD: PART II, TRAMLINES 2013, THE FEZ CLUB
SATURDAY 20TH JULY
ALEX ARNOUT, NIMA GORJI, SAMU.L, BRAWTHER, JEREMY UNDREGROUND PARIS, TIMMY P
Sheffield's annual Tramlines Festival might be more synonymous with soul/folk/pop artists like Lianne La Havas and old/new bass bringers like Rodigan and Toddla T, but house and techno also get a mighty call and response this year at The Fez Club, where local promoters De:Bug and Ryad interconnect for a day/night-long party.
Joining the dots between deep groovy house and techier forms of the sound, Alex Arnout and Samu.l are names likely to prick the ears of the city's club hardy, while Brawther, Jeremy Underground and Timmy P appeal to those with a garage-y flavour. With wristbands going for £6, this hidden corner of the Sheffield is a nothing short of a no brainer. Krystal Klear and Happa at Huwho (Bungalows & Bears) on Friday is another.
2pm – 6am | £6 | 2013.tramlines.org
5 A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE, TRANSMISSION, THE BERKELY SUITE, GLASGOW
FRIDAY 19TH JULY
ANDREW WEATHERALL, SEAN JOHNSTON
Contrary to the implication's of the title, Glasgow's long-standing love affair is not sent from the upper realms of the ether but with the man behind the night. A regular for Optimo and glitter ball epics such as Melting Pot, Andrew Weatherall's dark take on the disco sound has nestled its way into party hardy hearts of Scotland's industrial capital over the past decade especially for obvious reasons.
Sharing the same name as the A.R. Kane track his band The Asphodells cover on recent album 'Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust', the clues are in the titles when he invades The Berkely Suite with Sean Johnston this month before Londoners can catch them alongside Eskimo Twins at Brixton Clubhouse on Saturday 27th July.
10.30pm – 3am | £8 | berkeleysuite.com
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