Don’t stay in – go out and stay out all night. Here’s your essential party schedule for the weekend ahead.
Fabric gets into full-on raucous party mode this weekend, with a room one takeover by Tonga – the increasingly excellent, bass-driven parties run by Mike Skinner and Murkage. There will be sets from resurgent UK funky kings Crazy Cousins to get stuck into too.. Fabric. Fri Jul 1.
Totemic London DJ hero Erol Alkan and prolific London psych nabob Richard Norris play a four-hour set to mark the release of their debut album, ‘The Soft Bounce’. Given their insanely wide-ranging tastes, this is sure to be a real pick ’n’ mix gem of a night. Moth Club. Fri Jul 1.
So Fresh So Clean bring a mighty launch party to Hackney Wick before heading to Croatia for Outlook Festival. As well as a special guest headliner and a strong line-up of DJs (Lenzman, The Menendez Brothers, The Roots Brothers) and live acts playing the best ’90s hip hop, there’ll be a terrace barbecue and quite possibly some kids skipping rope. Have yourself a bona fide summer block party. Shapes. Sat Jul 2.
South London’s Oneman will bring his formidable DJ reputation to a summer residency at XOYO. He’s bound to surprise and excite with trademark genre-bending sets mixing basement house, hip hop, grime, dubstep, garage and anything else he wants. As if that wasn’t enough, Oneman will be joined every Friday night for 13 weeks by some big hitters including Wiley, MJ Cole, Skream, Benji B, Gilles Peterson and Digital Mystikz. Not to be missed. XOYO. Fri Jul 1.