What are you up to this weekend? Are you going to slowly decompose in front of Netflix? No. Are you going to watch endless Gemma Collins memes while that new Marian Keyes book just sits there. No. No no no. You, my dear, are going out – and here's some options...
All-night DJ sets may be ten-a-penny in London these days, but cosmic house maestro Maurice Fulton is one of the true pros when it comes to working the crowd. Hop on to the dancefloor and settle in for the night. The Pickle Factory. Fri Sep 8.
Mike Skinner and Murkage present Tonga
Ex-The Streets geezer Mike Skinner returns with his bass-filled, anarchic party, co-run by Manchester grime collective Murkage. Listen out for bangers from anywhere and everywhere, and get ready to dance, hard. Camden Assembly. Fri Sep 8.
A Guy Called Gerald
One of the founders of 808 State lays down a six-hour set of acid house choons. Not only will it be bangin’, it’ll also give you a little glimpse into how the genre influenced some of today’s finest tracks. The Nest. Fri Sep 8.
Love Come Down
Despite getting a lot of attention, this venue-hopping disco-driven party has retained an underground feel, alongside its commitment to confetti and a giant disco ball. It’ll be impossible not to have a top time. Mick’s Garage. Sat Sep 9.
Brixton’s Summer of Love
Who cares whether it’s still summer or not when you can lose yourself in a funky terrace party for a day. The Reflex will be dishing out deviant disco, and there’ll be summer cocktails and pizza to enjoy. Brixton Jamm. Sat Sep 9.
The Candlelight Club
Ever wanted to see how people partied in a 1920s speakeasy? Now’s your chance at this popular event. Down cocktails, watch cabaret performers and cut a rug to oodles of swing tunes. Don’t forget to dress up real fancy, like. Secret location. Sat Sep 9.
Sundays at Phonox: Lil Louis
A London set from the Chicago house don is always welcome, and in this case, it also provides the perfect end to a weekend for anyone who doesn’t want the grooves to stop. Phonox. Sun Sep 10.