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These are the Top 30 UK club events in April 2018

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Housework x Satsumas Bristol
Housework x Satsumas Bristol

These are the Top 30 UK club events in April 2018— a list we compiled despite destractions plucked straight from the pages of John le Carré spy fiction. 

Anyway, Make Me mark a decade in the game and rightly grab London's No.1 spot. Aside from that, in the capital Ben UFO's new XOYO residency begins— incredible line-ups abound but we're backing Objekt, Call Super, Karen Gwyer, Peach and Universe of Tang's SPFDJ, which should be nice and raw.

Pessimist made one of our favourite albums last year, and is joined by one of 2017's DJ Mag Bunker highlights, Double O, amongst others— Five Miles offering more proof of jungle's revival. Shout to Manfredas, too, who hits Snap, Crackle and Pop (Sc&P)— check the Recognise mix he did for us to see what the Lithuanian musical enigma is all about. 

In the North, Breakwave's Meine Nacht is a must for Liverpool, where Avalon Emerson joins for deep solids. Dax J heads to Manchester for the first time in time, with extra heavyweight's AnD live and Eastern Bloc's must-hear, Kerrie.

More soulful tones are in the same city thanks to Community, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra should sound incredible in Albert Hall, especially backed by an incredible bill of house and disco dons. Don't forget electro-techno-altness from Alessandro Adriani at grass roots spot Partisan, either, which is as exciting a venue as they come. 

Brighton Music Conference is the dominant force in the South this month, for good reason. We're amongst those hosting panels and workshops, with plenty of parties to go at too including legendary London-tech stomp-off Wiggle boasting a full squad.

Brighton also has the honour of Detroit standard-bearer Kevin Saunderson, who never forgets to show up. Oxford, meanwhile, welcome's Irish belter Sunil Sharpe, and Bristol has a host of top tickets; Dusky's date at Motion has one of the best line-ups of their UK tour, and Tresor-associate Jonas Kopp will be great at the intimate Loco Club. 

Claude Von Stroke is in Birmingham and we're not sure when that last happened, although if Dirtybird's not your thing Dan Shake and Henry Wu will keep it uplifting in what has to be England's finest music pub. None of which is forgetting Tw!tch back in Belfast— Discwoman's high-flying Umfang gets support from homegrown ones to watch, Girl. And, in Scotland, Mike Servito inside one of Edinburgh's proper institutions on a week night is too tempting, as is Dave Clarke at Slam's long-standing Sub Club residency, where we expect upfront drivers from all directions.

As always, more complete listings can be found in April's DJ Mag UK (Issue 580). 

 

LONDON

Corsica Studios Make Me 10th Birthday

1. MAKE ME 10TH BIRTHDAY 
FRIDAY 13TH APRIL 
CORSICA STUDIOS
Unfathomably beautiful scenes are almost guaranteed to unfold with this sort of guest list at your birthday; Regis, Mike Servito, Courtesy, Dr. Rubinstein, Peverelist, Willow, Sybil and Dan Beavan are top runners, confirming Make Me is a decade in and still fresher than a new pair of kicks.   
11PM - 9AM / £20

2. XOYO 
FRIDAY 27th APRIL 
XOYO
Ben UFO, Objekt, Call Super, Karen Gwyer, Peach, SPFDJ. 
9.30 - 4AM / £18.50 - £20

3. RUPTURE x UVB-76
FRIDAY 13TH APRIL  
FIVE MILES 
Pessimist, Equinox, Double O, more.
10PM - 4AM / £10

4. PHONOX 
FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 
PHONOX
Overmono (Truss and Tessela), Mumdance. 
9.30PM - 4AM / £10

5. SC&P 
FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 
THE WAITING ROOM
Manfredas. 
10PM - 4AM / £8 - £10

 

NORTH

Hope Works Love International Warm Up 2018

1. LOVE INTERNATIONAL WARM UP
FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 
HOPE WORKS, SHEFFIELD 
Sheffield probably isn’t going to deliver the weather associated with Croatia’s Love International festival, but given Craig Richards is going b2b with Midland, Willow’s here, and resident Lo Shea is also delivering tunes, the music should be good enough to ensure you couldn’t give a flying slice of groove-laden tech-y deeps. 
12AM - 7AM / £15

2. MEINE NACHT 
SATURDAY 28TH APRIL
24 KITCHEN STREET, LIVERPOOL
Avalon Emerson, Breakwave.
10PM - 4AM / £7.50 - £12

3. P13
FRIDAY 13TH APRIL 
HIDDEN, MANCHESTER 
Dax J, AnD live, Kerrie.
11PM - 4AM / £13 - £15

4. COMMUNITY 
SUNDAY 1ST APRIL
ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER 
Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kamaal Williams, Rahaan, Henry Wu, Irfan Rainy, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra live. 
8PM - 4AM / £22.50 - £28.50

5. MENNEQUIN X NATURAL SCIENCES
FRIDAY 6TH APRIL 
PARTISAN, MANCHESTER 
Alessandro Adriani.  
10PM - 4AM / £5 - £12 

 

SOUTH 

Brighton Music Conference 2018

1. BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE 
THE DOME AND VARIOUS VENUES, BRIGHTON 
WEDNESDAY 25TH -  SATURDAY 28TH April 
The UK’s leading electronic music industry event is bigger than ever. A pass gets you everything from production classes to panels, but don’t forget the party; Eats Everything pays The Arch, Wiggle’s 24th Birthday boasts Eddie Richards, Transparent Sound, Nathan Coles, and Terry Francis at Bau Wow, and Craig Richards closes the week. 
11AM - 4AM / £27.50 (Academy 2 day pass), £132 (pro two day pass), prices for individual events vary. 

2. DISCO DEVIANT 10TH BIRTHDAY
FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 
HIDEOUT, BRIGHTON
Maurice Fulton, Pablo Contraband, Tech Support. 
11PM - 3AM / £7

3. MEMORY BOX
SATURDAY 14TH APRIL 
PATTERNS, BRIGHTON 
Kevin Saunderson. 
11PM - 4AM / £8 - £10

4. CYBERFUNK
SUNDAY 1ST APRIL
COALITION, BRIGHTON 
Icicle, Xtrah, Signal b2b Phentix, Dub Motion, Simple Technique, Genic. 
11PM - 4AM / £5 - £12

5. PITCH BLACK 
SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 
THE CELLAR, OXFORD 
Sunil Sharpe.  
11PM - 3AM / £5 - £7

 

MIDLANDS

Leftfoot and Shadow City Bicep

1. LEFTFOOT AND SHADOW CITY - BICEP
FRIDAY 13TH APRIL 
BOXXED, BIRMINGHAM 
Bicep live need no intro. But, just in case, they offer up all the elements club music needs to have, from ethereality to rolling heads down chug. Tonight Aussie-in-London and Coconut Beats captain HAAi is also involved, adding to the appeal thanks to her exotic house gems that seem to span continents. 
10PM - 5AM / £22

2. PORTAL X SECRET SOLSTICE 2018 LAUNCH PARTY 
FRIDAY 27TH APRIL
LAB 11, BIRMINGHAM
Claude Von Stroke, Franky Rizardo, De La Swing, Paradox City, more. 
9PM - 5AM / £10 - £20

3. MOODFIX 
FRIDAY 27TH APRIL
HARE AND HOUNDS, BIRMINGHAM
Dan Shake and Henry Wu. 
9PM - 3AM / £12

4. THE MOVE
SUNDAY 1ST APRIL
THE SUGARMILL, STOKE 
Heidi, Detlef. 
9PM - 5AM / £15

5. AT ONE 
SATURDAY 7TH APRIL 
DRYDEN STREET SOCIAL
Artwork. 
10PM - 5AM / £10

 

WEST & WALES

Housework x Satsumas Easter Sunday

1. HOUSEWORK X SATSUMAS EASTER SUNDAY
SUNDAY 1ST APRIL 
THE QUEENSHILLING, BRISTOL 
Bristol and Berlin party series Housework comes with serious clout, and is another convincing argument for the West Country capital’s place on the list of global electronic music meccas. Shanti Celeste, Daisy Moon, Golesworthy, Gramrcy, Zade and Jesus Green are representing tonight, making this a musically astute way to get sweaty. 

2. DUSKY - 17 STEPS TOUR 
FRIDAY 20TH APRIL
MOTION, BRISTOL 
Dusky, Hodge, Alan Fitzpatrick, Mella Dee.
10PM - 5AM / £16.50 

3. STRICTLY YES 
SATURDAY 7TH APRIL
THE LOCO, BRISTOL
Tremsix, Semantica, Jonas Kopp. 
10PM - 3AM / £9 

4. ENDGAME 
SATURDAY 28TH APRIL
PORTLAND BANK HOUSE, CARDIFF
Redlight, Toddla T, Jamie Duggan, A Skillz, Bassboy, Kissy Sell Out, Dynamite MC.
9PM - 4AM / £21

5. FACTORY 
SATURDAY 21ST APRIL 
FACTORY, PLYMOOUTH
Leftwing & Kody, Simon Scullion.  
6.30PM - 5AM / £8 - £15 (inc. boat pre-party)

 

SCOTLAND / NORTHERN IRELAND 

1. TERMINAL V 2018
SUNDAY 1ST APRIL
ROYAL HIGHLAND CENTRE, EDINBURGH
After a morning on the eggs at home get a stomp on to Rødhåd, Helena Hauff, Amelie Lens and Jay Clarke’s uncompromising techno at this mini-fest, while heads like Derrick Carter, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Peggy Gou and Mall Grab offer housier alternatives. Afters is at The Liquid Rooms. 
12PM - 11PM / £47.95 - £67.95 (inc. afterparty)

2. TW!TCH 
MONDAY 2ND APRIL 
THE MENAGERIE, BELFAST 
Umfang, Girl. 
10PM - 3AM / £10 

3. FEED YOUR HEAD
SATURDAY 14TH APRIL
CLUB 69, GLASGOW 
Paul Woolford. 
11PM - 4AM / £10 

4. JUICE 
THURSDAY 12TH APRIL 
SNEAKY PETE'S, EDINBURGH
Mike Servito. 
11PM - 3AM / £9 

5. RETURN TO MONO 
FRIDAY 13TH APRIL 
SUB CLUB, GLASGOW
Dave Clarke, Slam.
11PM - 3AM / £13 - £15

 

 Martin Guttridge-Hewitt is DJ Mag's Clubs Listings Editor, and is really looking forward to summer— let him know what's going on and where, or just lash out, via Twitter @martinghewitt.

 

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