Don’t stay in – go out and stay out all night. Here’s your essential party schedule for this week.
For the past seven years, this excellent night has mixed indie pop, post punk and northern soul for London’s misshapes, mistakes and misfits. As usual, their Facebook page is the place to go to suggest those requests. Shacklewell Arms. Fri Jun 3.
Studio 338’s terrace-opening weekend sees the launch of its beach (that’s 180 tons of sand!). Rock up for this sunny day-into-night party helmed by Boston duo Soul Clap. Studio 338. Sun Jun 5.
Dearly beloved, go celebrate the life of a musical titan at the Soul Train’s annual four-floor Prince party in Peckham. There’s live music from tribute act Prince Revelation as well as London brass band Brassroots playing a full Prince set. Vinyl obsessive Marlon Celestine then drops three hours of purple gold, playing tunes from a collection spanning every record the singer ever released. Bussey Building. Sat Jun 4.
As well as patronising the UK grime scene, Drake relit the fire for the once-thriving UK funky scene recently, by sampling Kyla’s ‘Do You Mind’ on his latest album ‘Views’. Nice one, Drizzy. But we’re much more interested in the track’s producers, Crazy Cousinz, who’ll be DJing at this recently refurbished Hoxton venue this weekend. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Sat Jun 4.