The weekend's looming – here are four parties guaranteed to make it an absolute banger.
From their first release in 1993, Bristol’s Full Cycle imprint – and its core team of Roni Size, Krust, DJ Die and Suv – have been responsible for some of the most innovative, interesting and biggest jungle and D&B tracks ever made. After winding things down in 2006, the label has officially just returned with its first new release in almost a decade, ‘Formulate’ – and Roni and Krust are busy bring the Full Cycle sound back at nights across the UK.
Village Underground. Friday.
It’s the third outing for this rather surreally pitched night at Peckham’s Bussey Building, which styles itself as a letter from the council, formally requesting your presence for a night of brilliant British bass stars. Stepping up this time around are MJ Cole, Mr Mitch and a headline four-hour back-to-back set from Loefah and Kode9.
Bussey Building. Friday.
The absurdly on-point folks at NTS Radio in Dalston are spending all this week celebrating their fifth birthday with five events, culminating in a 4am-finishing rave-up at Elephant & Castle’s superb Corsica Studios. Amidst a heaving bill of DJ talent is London’s Funkineven, whose sick way with a beat and an acid squelch is (finally) being channelled into a debut album. Funkin’ right.
Corsica Studios. Friday.
Organised by house head Hot Since 82, Knee Deep in London parties aim to bring more value than a standard techno rave. It’s borne out in the line-up, as this Southwark venue sees its two arches filled by top-tier jocks including Heidi, Butch, Marc Houle and Catz ’N’ Dogz.
Great Suffolk Street Warehouse. Saturday.