The weekend is in sight and it’s time to start planning some fun. Here are our top six party picks this week…
Optimo – Until the Music Stops
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. Friday.
BGWMC is one of our favourite London night spots, so it’ll be interesting to see it branch out into more ravey areas with this new set of parties from Glaswegian throw-it-at-the-wall rave royalty Optimo.
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Feel My Bicep Italo Disco Party
The Columbian. Friday
Somewhere in between creating fire, rain, mountains, insects and trampolines, God also created Italo.Fans of this sublime strain of ’80s robotic disco, replete with wonky Italian-into-English lyrics and a flair for the dramatic, should head to this venue next to Corsica Studios in Elephant & Castle as Bicep and Jacques Renault tear it up.
Read more about the Feel My Bicep Italo Disco Party
The Bussey Building. Friday.
Like hats? Like disco? Oh boy, have we got the night for you. The rule at this night, held at the much-loved Peckham funplex, is that you gotta wear a hat. In return, they’ll lavish sweet international DJs on you, such as Chicago underground hero Rahaan, who has a prolific line in spiritually fulfilling disco edits.
Read more about Kulture Klub
One of the best American imports of 2015 was this free-wheeling party hosted by two NYC DJs – Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin – which gets medieval on London’s ass this week as they take over this 18th century church.
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The Magic Roundabout. Saturday.
If you’re driving over Old Street roundabout and notice a very mild tremor jolting the steering wheel, it could well be the sounds of this all-day bass-a-thon at this subterranean venue, featuring ragga, jungle and reggae sounds from Uncle Dugs and Serocee.
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Pillow Fight Club
Studio 338. Sunday
The first rule of Pillow Fight Club is you tell absolutely everyone about Pillow Fight Club, and then you battle them with feather-filled cotton cases until the death! There’ll be DJs, acrobats, popcorn, candy floss and something called ‘live goosing’, which is basically like being tarred and feathered.
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