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These are the Top UK club events in November 2019

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"Will they, won’t they" has very much been the UK vibe for the past few months. Fear not, though, socio-political unrest notwithstanding, there are still some quality parties set for the coming weeks across the UK.

Not least in the northern regions. Our top pick is a very rare live show from the esteemed Kruder & Dorfmeister at The Albert Hall, but that’s not the only reason to get excited. Berlin’s legendary Herrensauna touches down at La Cheetah in Glasgow with founders CEM, one of our artists to watch back in June this year, and MCMLXXXV bringing the electro, techno and bass vibes, while over in Belfast Crilli DnB returns with Breakage in the booth. 

Manchester gets straight up sounds of the future as Wyrd welcome UVB-76 Music to The White Hotel. All manner of low end permutations from techno banger Samuel Kerridge, multifarious dark don Pessimist, Karim Maas and more. None of which is forgetting Kitchen Sync, where DjRUM debuts in Newcastle with SIREN top runner Sybil and local sheller Daisy Miller

Heading further south, Wigflex marks 13 years of ridiculous hedonism and solid tunes — check pole position for Midlands and West & Wales. Same city, different sound, Expert Death’s session also looks unmissable, with dubstep pioneer Pinch, footworker FAUZIA, UKG heavyweight DJ Perception and grime enigma Trim. And in Birmingham Chapter Festival takes over a host of Digbeth dancing spaces, with infamous techno crew Atomic Jam hosting one of the systems, and an enviable list of heads down to play. 

Giant Swan celebrate the arrival of their mind-melting debut album on home turf in Bristol. Packed with furious, punk-inflected techno noises, don’t miss Rian Treanor, Ifeoluwa and Jackson Veil Panther in addition to the main stars. Chop Shop is also on in the same town, welcoming iconic junglists Western Lore, with boss-level talent Dead Man’s Chest touching down among others.  

All of which just leaves London and the South. The world-beating Peggy Gou curates one of the best Printworks line-ups we’ve seen— check No.1. Dnb and jungle team Rupture celebrate 13 years with a two-venue soiree, handing a room over to seminal imprint Moving Shadow in the process. Corsica Studios also hosts Pretty Pretty Good’s excellent-looking guests, from Tunisian tech-soul type Deena Abdelwahed to techno DJs DJ XDB, electro star Mor Elian and Hessle Audio affiliate Joe. Those closer to the coast should make beelines for the genre-straddling Red Rack ‘Em, all night in Margate, or Sicaria Sound playing Foundations in Brighton— a bass duo currently in rapid ascent. 

More complete listings are available in DJ Mag Issue 599, November 2019. 

LONDON / SOUTH

1. GOU TALK
SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
PRINTWORKS, LONDON 
The irrepressible Peggy Gou pulls together one of the finest Printworks line-ups we’ve seen in quite some time. Press Halls will see the South Korean host lead a charge that’s solid but far from repetitive, with HAAi’s explorative house going head-to-head with Detroit legends Octave One (live) and Derrick May, not to mention electro heavyweight DMX Krew. 

Many heads will be making a beeline for the Dark Room, though. There you can catch super talented French rarity I:Cube giving a live lesson in tough-but-funky, party-starting fours. American-in-Amsterdam Suzanne Kraft, Dutchman Deniro, White Material co-founder DJ Richard and Italian duo Hiver, known for their hypnotic and haunting business, are also involved. An expert selector’s selection of guests, all with the grand production we’ve come to expect from this particular venue. 
12PM - 11PM / £22.50 - £37.50

2. RUPTURE 13TH BIRTHDAY 
FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 
CORSICA STUDIOS & THE COLOMBIAN, LONDON
Mahakala, Kid Drama, Gremlinz & Jesta, Threshhold, Rumbleton, Gee, Henry G & Scientist, Etch, Law, Mantra, Double O, Dom & Roland, Nookie, Deep Blue, DJ Trax, Becca, more. 
10PM- 7AM / £15 - £20

3. PRETTY PRETTY GOOD 
SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 
CORSICA STUDIOS, LONDON 
Efdemin, Deena Abdelwahed, Mor Elian, Delta Funktionen, XDB, Joe. 
11PM - 6AM / £15

4. RED RACK ‘EM ALL NIGHT LONG 
SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 
MARGATE ARTS CLUB, MARGATE 
Red Rack ‘Em. 
8PM - 2AM / £5 

5. FOUNDATIONS
FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 
PATTERNS, BRIGHTON 
Sicaria Sound, FAUZIA. 
11PM - 4AM / £4

NORTH / SCOTLAND / NORTHERN IRELAND

1. KRUDER AND DORFMEISTER & AFTER PARTY
FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 
ALBERT HALL / LIONS DEN, MANCHESTER 
The Austrian duo who defined an entire era of back to mines via releases such as their seminal contribution to the DJ Kicks series and that timeless journey through hip hop, downbeat and liquid dnb, ‘The K&D Sessions’, return to the live stage after far too long in the wilderness. Needless to say, given how good they have been when on the road in the past we can’t wait for the curtain call. 

This evening the pair will be in command of a crowd inside what has to be counted as one of the UK’s most beautiful and acoustically accomplished concert venues, Manchester’s Albert Hall. The main event should be truly spectacular, then, and there’s also the small matter of an after party at the relatively newly opened Lions Den. There Fila Brazilia’s eclectic wizard Steve Cobby shares honours with expert Manchester head Mouridis. It’s anyone’s guess what will be played, but expect a veritable education in digging to say the very least. 
7PM - 11PM, 10PM - 3AM / £32.50, £8 

2. MISSING PERSONS CLUB - HERRENSAUNA 
FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
LA CHEEETAH CLUB, GLASGOW 
CEM, MCMLXXXV, more.
11PM - 3AM / £8 - £10

3. KITCHEN SYNC XIV
FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 
THE WORLD HEADQUARTERS, NEWCASTLE 
DjRUM, Sybil, Daisy Miller.  
11PM - 5AM / £5 - £10 

4. WYRD x UVB-76 MUSIC  
FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 
THE WHITE HOTEL, MANCHESTER  
Samuel Kerridge, Pessimist, Overlook, Stave, Karim Maas, Vega.  
11PM - 7AM / £15 - £18

5. CRILLI DNB 
SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 
THE MENAGERIE, BELFAST 
Breakage, more. 
9PM - 2AM / £10

MIDLANDS / WEST & WALES

1. WIGFLEX 13TH BIRTHDAY 
FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 
THE BRICKWORKS, NOTTINGHAM 
DJ Mag has long been backing the work of Lukas Wigflex, that Nottingham-based promoter who pours his heart and soul into the parties he throws. 2019 has been a vintage year for the man in question, successfully pulling off a multi-venue festival and continuing to grow his own reputation as a name to watch (and listen to). So it should go without saying we’re over the moon to see plans for the session’s 13th Birthday revealed, and what plans they are. 

Rrose stops by for a live set, cutting edge UK heads Batu and Ben UFO go head-to-head— or rather b2b— and the Neapolitan-bred, Leeds-based rising star Mariiin is likely to continue evidencing why those who don’t know soon will. Decadent vibes, outrageous outfits and unapologetic mayhem are all par for the course with this one, making for what should be a stupidly good celebration of the silliness and serious fun that Wigflex has always been shorthand for. 
10PM- 6AM / £18

2. GIANT SWAN LP LAUNCH PARTY 
SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 
THE LOCO KLUB, BRISTOL 
Giant Swan, Rian Treanor, Ifeoluwa, Dis Fig, Jackson Veil Panther.  
10PM - 4AM / £12.50 

3. CHAPTER FESTIVAL 
SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 
DIGBETH TRIANGLE, BIRMINGHAM 
Call Super b2b Objekt, Shonky b2b Traumer, Jeff Mills, Freddy K, Praslea, Michael Bibi, Jamie Jones b2b Luciano.
2PM - 12AM / £30 - £37.50 

4. CHOP SHOP PRESENTS WESTERN LORE
SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 
THE ISLAND, BRISTOL 
Dead Man’s Chest, Eusebeia, Sam Binary, Response & Pliskin. 
10PM - 3AM / £8 - £10 

5. EXPERT DEATH 005 
FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 
TRADE, NOTTINGHAM
Pinch, Trim, FAUZIA, Holloway, DJ Perception, Alex. 
10PM - 4AM / £8 - £11

 

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt is DJ Mag's Clubs Listings Editor. Grab him by the tweets @Martinghewitt

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