Don’t stay in – go out and stay out all night. Here’s your essential party schedule for the weekend ahead.
Having settled into its new home at the refurbished Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, perenially ace night Kate Boss score another winning guest this week. Erol Alkan swaps techno for a smidgen more soul as he plays under his seldom-used alter ego, Disco 3000. Kate Boss’s giant glitter ball should make him feel at home. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Sat Jul 9.
The Fleetmac Wood crew return for another helping of their inspired, unique tribute concept to the legendary Fleetwood Mac, whose prominence in so many contemporary DJs’ record collection is a wonderful thing. The premise is simple: five hours of new Fleetwood Mac re-edits (no covers allowed) from a range of DJs including Smooth Sailing, Antenna Happy, Twin Sun and Fleetmac Wood founder Roxanne Roll. It’s a night of superb, psychedelic nostalgic/contemporary genius. Oval Space. Fri Jul 8.
Celebrate all things lurrrve with this free day-long launch party of the Southbank Centre’s annual Festival of Love. Secretsundaze founders James Priestley and Giles Smith will cover ambient, jazz, soul, disco, house and techno from 2pm to 9pm while you get to dance hard close to the Thames on Southbank’s Riverside Terrace. Southbank Centre. Sun Jul 10.
Acclaimed hip hop producer DJ Spinna first launched the WONDER-Full party series out of love for Stevie Wonder in 1999. That love shows no sign of dimming and the nights continue to pack out with legions of new fans across the world. The perfect afterparty destination for anyone seeing Stevie play Hyde Park, this special night will see the launch of DJ Spinna’s latest compilation ‘The Wonder of Stevie Vol 3’. Prince of Wales. Sun Jul 10.