WORLDWIDE AWARDS 2015, KOKO, LONDON
SATURDAY 17TH JANUARY
GILLES PETERSON, LONE, DORIAN CONCEPT, LIL SILVA, FATIMA, TAYLOR MCFERRIN, ANUSHKA, ATJAZZ, THE HELIOCENTRICS, ORLANDO JULIUS & MORE
Top 100s, Best of British... you must be as sick of reading about awards as we are writing about them (we love it really!). Even if you are, Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards shouldn't be ignored. Shining a light on only the edgiest forms of jazz, funk/soul and bass music out there, nominees are handpicked by the 6Music/Brownswood man himself and put out to public vote. In previous years, Worldwide gongs have offered a helping hand to the rising careers of Mala, James Blake, Flying Lotus, Four Tet and Bugz In the Attic, while last year's ceremony alone celebrated Lone, JonWayne, Mount Kimbie and Jimi Tenor among others.
Returning for their 10th year this January, the Worldwide Awards 2015, hosted by Gilles, will showcase both live performances and DJ sets from artists he's championed throughout the year as part of an eight-hour schedule of music. With Dorian Concept and Lil Silva on the bill alongside Lone, Atjazz and Anushka there won't be a shortage of electronica — let alone full-on dance moments.
9pm – 3am | £32 | musicglue.com/worldwide-awards
TROUBLE VISION 2015, CORSICA STUDIOS, LONDON
FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY
DERRICK CARTER, MAURICE FULTON, MARQUIS HAWKES
Elephant & Castle's dingy archway of clubbing joy, Corsica Studios, introduces its flagship night to 2015 with a line-up as wicked as you'd expect. Chicago's cuddly king of the boompty Derrick Carter and America's oddball house ex-pat Maurice Fulton joins the enigmatic paper-bag-on-head garage man Marquis Hawkes for a night balancing fun and energy with high class dance music perfectly. Only the best house, disco and garage at a club nominated for Best Small UK Club by us on more than one occasion.
11pm – 6am | £12.50+ | corsicastudios.com
VIVA WARRIORS, THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT, ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER
SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY
STEVE LAWLER & MORE TBA
Wherever Steve Lawler goes you can expect a lot of people. While on public transport that might be problematic, it's a damn good thing in a massive space with a shit-hot soundsystem. Just as well, then, The Warehouse Project, which rounds off its series at Store Street on NYD, has chosen Albert Hall in Manchester to put on Lawler for a DJ set alongside the VIVA Warriors this month. Even though it's pretty massive, it'll still be rammed!
11pm – 6am | £20 - £25 | warehouseproject.com
FUTUREBOOGIE IS 13, THE LAUNDRY, LONDON
SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY
MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM, MARK E, CHRISTOPHE, FUTUREBOOGIE
Bristol's excellent house/nu-disco label Futureboogie isn't only a hit with the locals. In fact, top dogs Christophe and Lukas are so popular they've decided to celebrate their label's 13th birthday at The Laundry in London, off the back of a big bash recently at In:Motion. Home to the warm, funky sounds of Julio Bashmore, Waifs & Strays and Eats Everything, among others, Futureboogie is very much a bastion for Bristolian talent, but it's also loved in the capital — quite rightly too!
10pm – 6am | £15 - £20 | londonwarehouseevents.co.uk
SELECTIVE HEARING, THE FAVERSHAM, LEEDS
SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY
MOSCA, KASSEM MOSSE (LIVE), TREVINO, PALMS TRAX
Purveyors of pitch-black techno in the norf, the ears behind Selective Hearing only listen to the baddest (as in good!) machine music there is, it seems. Following recent dates with Robert Hood at Sankeys Manchester and San Soda at Wire, they come to a newly refurbed The Faversham — which has a souped-up soundsystem too — where bass-badboy-gone-tech Mosca and intense 4/4 merchant Trevino (aka d&b's Marcus Intalex) will lay down enough industry soot to give a Victorian factory worker TB.
11pm – 6am | £8 - £12 | 11pm – 6am