Go out and stay out all night. Here's your essential party schedule for this weekend...
Launched fairly recently, this monthly party held by permanently forward-thinking label Hyperdub makes use of both rooms at Corsica Studios in Elephant & Castle. Installation artists are hosted in both rooms, as are DJs, who so far have included Kode9, Arca and Björk. This month’s edition sees excellent producer Ikonika launch her new album, ‘Distractions’. In a word: ØMG. Corsica Studios. Wed May 10.
With a focus on bringing some sweet alternative soul grooves to west London, the first run of Labyrinth Sessions just off Portobello Road ends this week with a turn from London kingpin Bradley Zero. Notting Hill Arts Club. Thu May 11.
A hugely impressive cast of DJs descend on Copeland Park – the post-industrial complex that houses great alternative London institutions like the Bussey Building, Rye Wax and The Nines – for a three-day festival. Catch Patrice Scott, Martyn, Axel Boman, Cooly G and more as they play across both daytime and night sessions. Copeland Park. Fri May 12-Sun May 14.
Expect more bangers than a Walls factory at the Clerkenwell cavern this Friday, as long-serving drum ’n’ bass ambassador High Contrast takes control of room 1, while Kasra’s Critical Sound label celebrates its fifteenth birthday in room 2. Fabric. Fri May 12.
A lot of grit, persistence and love to keep a night running in London for a number of years. So the fact that London techno promoters Make Me are turning nine this week is definitely something to celebrate. In return, they’re bringing from Italy the dazzling and deep Donato Dozzy to cast a hypnotic techno spell on yo ass. Village Underground. Sat May 13.
Running from 2pm-10pm at Tottenham’s outdoor and excellently decked-out Styx venue, this new series of Sunday sessions gives over the sonics to a bold set of selectors who work outside of the realm of obvious, bland chill-out or pounding club bangers. At the helm this time is producer Suzanne Kraft. NB Suzanne Kraft is a man called Diego. Styx. Sun May 14.
For more after-hours fun, check out more London clubs.