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These are the Top UK club events in September 2019

Faith 20 & Out, Aphex Twin Curates, Livity Sound in Bristol

Faith bows out at The Cause after 20 years of parties
Faith bows out at The Cause after 20 years of parties

Summer flew by faster than Boris Johnson’s parliamentary majority, but that’s no bad thing. Britain's busiest club night season is here, and it's looking good. 

In the South and London the last stand of legendary party Faith is essential— check pole position. Printworks is firing on all cylinders again, our pick features two one-to-watch DJ duos in Kiara Scuro and Blasha & Allatt. And Alix Perez’s 1985 Music brings dnb for heads in the capital via a beastly bill including Fracture and GLXY, with secret guests promised. 

We’re most excited about two Brighton sessions, mind. Accidental Meetings is at one of our favourite small rooms, with bookings meaning business. Volruptus’ releases on both трип and [bbbbbb] are anything but predictable techno, and Assembler Code regularly drops onto celebrated electro platform CPU. Both debut in town on the night, with Lobster Theramin’s Slacker. Meanwhile, Patterns has one of the finest purveyors of forward bass, L U C Y, on for a fiver. 

If you’ve missed news that Manchester’s Warehouse Project is back please get those eyes tested. Opening night at the new 10,000 capacity Depot is our numero uno— anything curated by Aphex Twin should re-programme minds, and the country needs it right now. Elsewhere in the same city, High Hoops lures Culture Box Copenhagen don Anastasia Kristensen for rave-y techno, support coming from local super-talents aalice, of Meat Free, and Eastern Bloc buyer-cum-DJ par excellence, Means&3rd.  

Scottish ravers enjoy stunning Hopetoun House, overlooking the ‘as soon as they finish painting they have to start painting again’ Forth Bridge. Fly Open Air returns to the manor with homegrown players Denis Sulta, Jasper James and Eclair Fifi joining ever-exploratory HAAi, always-banging Mella Dee and DJ Boring’s new live show.

Not enough? Room 2 in Glasgow has exotic but storming rhythms from JASSS and Avalon Emerson’s immersive, curve-y fours. Whereas Club 69, also in town, pairs Jensen Interceptor with Sync 24— give it a miss if electro offends. 

Last but definitely not least, Birmingham hosts Queer Noize Club, an inclusive party with a ‘what was that’ soundtrack— this time with grime-appropriator Iceboy Violet, multi-faceted bringer of heat Ifeoluwa and Stockholm sound artist Annie Tadne. Also in the Midlands capital, elusive cult figure Dez Williams plays a rare live set of broken acidic stuff, and Martin Hare and Jerome Hill stop by Matrix Techno Club for sledgehammers in the dark. Bristol, on the other hand, wants to check Livity Sound’s one-off party, and new starter Shutdown; innovation at 140BPM from Deep Medi and Black Acre's Commodo alongside emergents Hutton and (the evidently LOL-friendly) Ray Von.  

As ever, more complete listings are in the latest edition of DJ Mag, issue 597 (September 2019), which focuses on mental health in dance music. 

 

LONDON / SOUTH

Faith @ The Cause London

1. FAITH — 20 & OUT
SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 
THE CAUSE, LONDON
It’s always sad to see a great party stand down, and after two decades in the game saying goodbye to London session Faith is going to be particularly emotional. Still, better to call it quits on a high rather than anything else, as someone probably once said. Advice the crew have clearly taken to heart here. 

One last job, then, so in true movie style there’s a cast of crate-digging rebels heading for The Cause tonight destined to bring an all-or-nothing vibe. Maurice Fulton takes top billing, although he’s got stiff competition from the similarly super-talented house type Byron The Aquarius. Those guys aside, the original residents are all present and correct, too. If you’re unfamiliar that’s Bill Brewster, Terry Farley, Stuart Patterson and Leo Zero. Trust us when we say there will be tears at dawn, and more than likely a few after sessions where we can all pretend it’s not over yet. 
4PM - 4AM / £12

2. PRINTWORKS OPENING PARTY 
SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 
PRINTWORKS, LONDON 
Amelie Lens, Nicole Moudaber, Nastia, Luigi Madonna, Blasha & Allatt, Kiara Scuro, Imogen, more.
12PM - 11PM / £22.50 - £37.50

3. 1985 MUSIC 
FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 
THE STEELYARD, LONDON
Alix Perez, Fracture, GLXY, Submarine, Bredren, SP:MC, Tim Parker, more. 
10PM - 6AM / £12

4. ACCIDENTAL MEETINGS 
FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 
RIALTO THEATRE, BRIGHTON
Volruptus, Assembler Code, Slacker, more. 
11PM - 4AM / £4 - £8

5. FOUNDATIONS 
FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
PATTERNS, BRIGHTON 
L U C Y, more. 
11PM - 4AM / £3 - £5 

 

NORTH / SCOTLAND / NORTHERN IRELAND

1. APHEX TWIN CURATES 
FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 
THE DEPOT, MANCHESTER 
It’s hard to believe Manchester’s Warehouse Project could get much bigger than its last and final season at Store Street. With that in mind this opening bash at the event’s new, 10,000 capacity home is already making us look rather shortsighted. But, given the line-up, we’re not holding any grudges. 

2019’s inaugural journey into the big, dark, cavernous space sees Aphex take the lead, with Nina Kraviz showcasing her eclectic, punishing take on techno. Lee Gamble will bring the broken UK rave, Aleksi Perala is an immersive techno genius, while new schoolers 33EMYB, Rian Treanor and Renick Bell are truly innovative nocturnal noise makers. Just be sure to save some energy for the local contingency, too— Acre, Szare and Crowww are some of the city’s most sonically explorative. 
7PM — 3AM / £39.50 

2. FLY OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 
SATURDAY 21ST & SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 
HOPETOUN HOUSE, EDINBURGH 
Denis Sulta, Jasper James, Eclair Fifi, HAAi, Mella Dee, DJ Boring, more. 
12PM - 12AM / £45 - £75

3. 9000 DREAMS 
FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 
ROOM 2, GLASGOW 
Avalon Emerson, JASSS, more.  
11PM - 3AM / £12

4. CO-ACCUSED 
13TH SEPTEMBER 
CLUB 69, GLASGOW
Jensen Interceptor b2b Sync 24. 
11PM - 3AM / £10 

5. HIGH HOOPS 
SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 
THE WHITE HOTEL, SALFORD 
Anastasia Kristensen, Means&3rd, aalice. 
12AM - 7AM / £12

 

MIDLANDS / WEST & WALES

1. LIVITY SOUND
SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 
TRINITY CENTRE, BRISTOL 
Bristol’s club scene has taken a hammering in recent times. Nevertheless, tickets like this show just how much strength there still is in the city. Not just one of its finest crews in effect, but they’ve invited one of their most respected peers to play and set up in a Grade II-listed church people really should spend more time dancing in (or at least painting the graff room upstairs). 

Background covered, let’s move to the specifics. This evening sees the truly exciting prospect of Ben UFO in the place, which is almost guaranteed to be pretty special given Hessle Audio, and the range of techno-dubstep the collective are known for, sounds so right for this city you’d be forgiven for thinking it was born here. It wasn’t, but Hodge and Peverelist did emerge from these ends and also play tonight, and those who forget to catch homegrown star-in-the-making Danielle will answer to us on Monday morning.  
10PM - 4AM / £12.50

2. QUEER NOIZE CLUB #2
FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 
METRONOME, BIRMINGHAM 
Iceboy Violet, Ifeoluwa, Annie Tadne, Diessa. 
9PM - 2AM / £10

3. GLITCH 
SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 
CENTRALA, BIRMINGHAM 
Dez Williams, Steve Wellings, Joe Westwood. 
9PM - 3AM / £8.50 

4. SHUTDOWN
THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 
LAKOTA, BRISTOL 
Commodo, Hutton, Ray Von. 
10PM - 3AM / £5

5. MATRIX TECHNO CLUB
SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
TUNNEL CLUB, BIRMINGHAM 
Martyn Hare, Jerome Hill, more. 
10PM - 5AM / £5

 

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt is DJ Mag's clubs listings person, and is always looking for new parties— hit him up on Twitter @Martinghewitt.

 

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