The 10 best clubs in Amsterdam
Though Amsterdam is trying to move away from being a tourist party destination, it’s still known for being very, very fun. From hen dos and party boats to the red light district and those infamous coffee shops, Amsterdam is a seriously good time, and one you’ve likely had on your bucket list for a while. So if you’re ready for a night out that never has to end, you’ve come to the right place. Dam has a diverse nightlife scene to suit all tastes, from DJ sets at 24-hour thumping clubs to live music at a trendy 1940s bunker. Like Berlin? You’ll find the influence of its gritty nightlife scene right here. Budapest? Find ruin bar equivalents a-plenty. Read on for the best clubs in Amsterdam right now. RECOMMENDED:🍷 The best bars in Amsterdam🌿 The best coffeeshops in Amsterdam📍 The best things to do in Amsterdam🍴 The best restaurants in Amsterdam🥑 The best places for brunch in Amsterdam Planning your next trip? Check out our latest travel guides, written by local experts.
The 18 best funny songs of all time
It's easy to set goofy lyrics to a melody and call it funny. It's even harder to craft a hilarious piece of music that's also, y'know, a good funny song. Doing just that is what separates the masters from the dregs of YouTube. The multi-hyphenate comedians and musicians below range from rock icons to fully-fledged comic legends. Queue them up – perhaps alongside our favorite mood-enhancing happy songs and one of the best comedy films of all time – and you're sure to get a laugh and a good groove at the same time. RECOMMENDED:😊 The best happy songs🤝 The best friendship songs🎤 The best karaoke songs🍿 The best comedy movies😂 The best family comedy movies
The 25 greatest songs about rain
From the rain-soaked streets of London to the alleys of Portland, people love to complain about rain. But people the world over also love to sing about the rain. It's not all sadness and metaphors for weeping, either. Sure, you'll find some tears amid the 25 songs about rain below, but you'll also find psychedelic classics, joyful club bangers and wet-hot disco jams. Together, they constitute the ultimate rainy-day playlist. Don't worry about the rain, either. Rihanna brought her umbrella. Listen to these songs on Amazon Music RECOMMENDED:❄️ The best snow songs☀️ The best summer songs🎤 The best karaoke songs😭 The best sad songs😊 The best happy songs
London’s best record shops
It's official: vinyl is back, with sales in the UK at their highest point since the early 1990s. Fuelled by the ongoing vinyl revival and the success of events like Record Store Day, independent record shops are thriving across London. And they’re not just in music hotspots like Soho, Camden and Brixton – these stores are flourishing everywhere from Camberwell to Shepherd’s Bush, Putney to Crouch End. Whether you want the latest releases on wax or vintage reggae, hardcore or soul, you’ll be able to find it in the racks of one of London’s best record shops. Get crate-digging! RECOMMENDED: London’s best markets.
So you've never been to... Rye Wax
In a nutshell… A superhero of a venue – record shop by day, club by night – but with no capes or masks required. Where is it? Just head down to the basement of Peckham’s beloved Bussey Building. What’s the vibe? Underground in every sense of the word, its mega nights far exceed its miniature proportions. You won’t rub shoulders with posers or supposers, just a crowd of those in the know. Contrary to its name, there’s a focus on nights that go against the grain, with leftfield and techno sounds from cult selectors and producers. What makes it a great venue? We could wax lyrical about Rye Wax for aeons, eras and epochs. It’s a sweatily small space which hosts parties that are simple, great and simply great. There’s even a padded plank hanging from the ceiling which punters use to thump along to the earwax-melting beats. What’s the booze situation? As well as draught beer from Camden Hells, they do a two-for-a-fiver deal on Old Blue Last cans on weeknights. Oh, and absinthe shots are available if you really want to make it a big one. What’s coming up there soon?You can find all Rye Wax listings right here. RECOMMENDED: Discover more venues you've never been to in London
So you've never been to E1 London?
In a nutshell...Originally known as Studio Spaces, E1 is now a late-night club for certified big nights out. Where is it?A ten-minute walk from Shadwell station. What's the vibe?The fact that it opened on last NYE with 27 hours of non-stop techno tunes should give you a good indication. It puts on heady, hedonistic nights for the heads (and with head-turning headliners, at that). It’s got the more intense vibes of Continental European clubs, housing serious ravers and seriously good selectors. What makes it a great venue?E1 is all thrills, no frills. Its main attraction is the ludicrously banging soundsystem – a custom Funktion One unit with all the trimmings. Add to that its aforementioned huge line-ups and what makes it simply great is simply its simplicity. No need forany gimmicky extra rooms, dodgy themes, earlier finishes or swanky props. Just world-class bookings, extended sets and a dedicated space that you’ll mentally – but not physically – lose yourself in. What's coming up there soon?We’re most excited for a five-hour extended set with acid and electro party-starter Helena Hauff, which is set for August 10 (get it in your diaries, people). Oh, and techno legend Chris Liebing is also spinning tunes for an especially long time on August 26 – don’t sleep on this one either.
So you've never been to Blues Kitchen Brixton?
In a nutshell…The Deep South via south London, packed with more heart than you can shake a (cocktail) stick at. Where is it?Hop off the tube at Brixton, bop your way down the main road then pop down Acre Lane for a couple of minutes. There are other Blues Kitchens in Camden Town and Shoreditch, if that’s closer to your ends. What’s the vibe?With superb soul food appetisers and raw, soulful live music on offer, it’s filled with a buzz that’ll blow away any winter blues. What makes it a great venue?At the risk of sounding all ‘Grand Designs’, it’s got an ace interior livened up by ceramic bar tiles and a load of vintage Americana touches. It makes a really cool alternative to more conventional nights out, especially for fans of live music rather than banging beats. What’s the booze situation?The cocktails are good, and under a tenner (or two-for-one on Wednesdays). If you fancy yourself as a bit of a connoisseur there are loads of whiskeys and bourbons to try. Otherwise, go for the craft beers. What’s the music schedule like?Every Tuesday is bluegrass night, which sees resident band Too Much Talking get people shaking, while Wednesday is Swing Night and Thursday (if you haven’t got RSI from too much foot-tapping) is Soul Night.
What’s the deal with… Denis Sulta?
Okay, hit me up.Denis Sulta is a DJ legend in the making. At just 25, this hot-as-fudge Scottish disc jockey is killing it around the world, spinning euphoric, hands-in-the-air stuff – ranging from discohouse monsters to the occasional classic trance tune. It’s the kind of stuff that leads to all-out dancing, rather than the more headnodding, earnest (aka boring) side of DJ culture. How did it all begin?Sulta cut his teeth at Glasgow’s legendary Rubadub record store, and then, chomping his new gnashers, took over the electronic music world. Huge slots at Sonar, Parklife, Space Ibiza and many more were torn apart by his dance-music canines. Although never straying into cheese, Sulta’s sets are made for big rooms. So, I’m guessing he likes to party?Totally. An average set might see Sulta starting full-on chants, pouring vodka into the gaping mouths of ravers, crowdsurfing and standing on his CDJs – and that’s before he’s even started. We can’t tell you how genuinely refreshing it is to see a DJ having as much fun as their jumping crowd. Does he make his own tunes, too?Hell to the affirmative! Sulta’s tunes are big-room-worthy, synth-laden pieces of percussive house. Check out ‘It’s Only Real’ and ‘Dubelle Oh XX’ for starters. And what about seeing him spin?Well, he’s curating his first festival in Edinburgh at Fly Open Air this May. Before then, head to XOYO on January 26, where he’ll be spinning back-to-back all night with the brilliant Artwork. Expect absolute scenes from sta
So you’ve never been to Hangar?
In a nutshell…A spacious room more likely to boast 4/4 than 747s. Where is it?It’s a three-minute walk from London Fields, which means you won’t need a Gold DofE award (or Google Maps) to find it. Haggerston Overground – which is now on the night tube – is nearby too. What’s the vibe?While the bar that sits above, Wringer + Mangle, is slick and chic, downstairs you’ll find a proper basement without any need for fancy decor. It’s got a throwback industrial feel, and because it’s a blank canvas, it’s ready to be painted with cans of Dulux Deep Vibes. Having been The Laundry and Mangle in the past, the space has just been taken over by excellent London promoters Percolate, whose first bash was on NYE with house legend Kerri Chandler. Expect bookings to be white-hot in 2018, basically. What makes it a great venue?Hangar has a no-nonsense spaciousness that distinguishes it from other, more compact spots in east London. Spacewise, it’s less RyanAir and more luxury private jet. And that’s just the start: there’s a new soundsystem incoming soon too, supplied by the same team who built Printworks’ rig. What’s the booze situation?We’d be lying if we said that the bar above Mangle wasn’t pretty spenny (the Bubbles & Bottles menu is eyewatering rather than mouthwatering) – but in the basement you’ll fare much better with standard eastside prices for beers and the like. Strap in and prepare for take-off!
Late-night bars and clubs on the Overground
After almost a year of night-tubing along parts of the Underground, the night tube has launched on the Overground. Finally, all those mad dashes for the last train on the orange line are a thing of the past! At least they are if you live between Dalston and New Cross, with plans to expand in the future. To celebrate this major shake-up for nocturnal fun in London, we’ve plotted the best late-night drinking dens – bars, clubs, eateries and a few pubs – within staggering distance along the newly nocturnal Overground. Let the night tube bar crawl commence! RECOMMENDED: Find out all you need to know about the night tube in London
What's the deal with… Artwork?
I thought this column was about buzzy bands, not flogging paintings?It is – we’re talking about DJ Artwork here. His events hang on your Facebook wall, not your living room one. Wasn’t he that #legend who ordered a Domino’s to be ready at a station, hopped off his train, picked up his Hawaiian and slid back in like some sort of modern-day deity?Indeed, he’s quite the wind-up merchant. But apart from going viral for live-tweeting his takeaway plans, he’s also made some great tunes. He was one-third of dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man, along with Skream and Benga. What happened to them?After their 2010 album came out, Benga took a bit of a break and Skream turned to techno and bass-driven house, but Artwork went all funky. He’s been running a pretty special party called Art’s House for a little while now, which is a high-density rave-up complete with a disco, conga lines and all kinds of fun that often gets blurred out of most dance music. Artwork’s even taken his house party on tour. Sounds like a removals company in the making! What’s next?He’s gone and landed himself a permanent home at XOYO, doing a weekly ‘13 Works of Art’ residency from January to March. Having played at seven different XOYO residencies himself, he’s returning the favour with some pretty special guest artists. We’re talking Kenny Dope, Jackmaster, Derrick May, Peggy Gou and loads more. Oh, and a Big Apple Records reunion, meaning we’ll hopefully be treated to some old-school dubstep so wonky you’ll go from
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While the bar that sits above, Wringer + Mangle, is slick and chic, downstairs at Hangar you’ll find a proper basement without any need for fancy decor. Having been The Laundry and Mangle in the past, the space has been taken over by excellent London promoters Percolate. It's got a no-nonsense spaciousness that distinguishes it from other, more compact spots in east London. There's a new soundsystem incoming soon too, supplied by the same team who built Printworks’ rig. We’d be lying if we said that the bar above Mangle wasn’t pretty spenny (the Bubbles & Bottles menu is eyewatering rather than mouthwatering) – but in the basement you’ll fare much better with standard eastside prices for beers and the like. Strap in and prepare for take-off!
Time Out Londonが選ぶ、無料で楽しめる音楽ドキュメンタリー13選
現在の世界的な危機のなか、多くの都市のクラブ、ライブハウス、レコード店が営業休止を余儀なくされている。しかし、音楽の世界を広げる方法は、まだいくつもあるのだ。ここでは、音楽にまつわる最高のドキュメンタリー作品を紹介したい。全て無料で視聴できるものばかりなので（Netflixなど「いつものサービス」は、一旦忘れて）、ぜひ楽しんでほしい。 『LDN』 (Nathan Miller, 2017) ロンドンにおける現代のグライム、ドリル、ヒップホップの広がりを決定的に捉えたドキュメンタリー。誤解されがちでもあるこれらのシーンだが、その熱量や盛り上がりをリアルに感じることができる。登場するのは、J Hus、Kojey Radical、67、Fredoなど。監督はドキュメンタリー映画作家、ネイサン・ミラー。彼はロンドンのエースホテルでアルバイトをしながら、この作品を作り上げた。 『The Burger and the King』 (BBC, 1995) 「エルビス・プレスリーと食べ物」との素晴らしく、少し不思議な関係性を伝えるドキュメンタリー。食べ物をこんなにも愛していた彼だからこそ、一生のうちにフライドピーナッツバターサンドをあんなに食べていたのだ、と納得させられる。 The Sound of Belgium (Director's cut) from Jozef Devillé on Vimeo. 『The Sound of Belgium』 (Visualantics, 2018) 伝統的なオルガン音楽からテクノ音楽へと時代を進めながら、ベルギーのダンスミュージック界の歴史に余すところなく迫り、紹介するドキュメンタリー。2020年4月5日（日）まで、ディレクターズカット版が無料で楽しめる。 『I Was There When House Took Over the World』 (Channel 4, 2017) ハウスミュージックの誕生をテーマにしたドキュメンタリー。2部構成となり、前半ではシカゴのシーンの始まり、後半では、世界での広がりにスポットを当てている。ナイル・ロジャース、マーシャル・ジェファーソン、ハニー・ディジョンなど、シーンの中心にいた人物から若手DJなどへのインタビューもたっぷり。 『Marc Bolan – The Final Word』 (BBC, 2007) T・レックスの音楽は、滑らかでクールなギターフレーズにあふれていた。BBCが制作したマーク・ボランの幼少期、名声、悲劇を描いたこのドキュメンタリーで、その魅力を改めて感じてみよう。1970年代の究極のミューズの姿も見ることができる。ナレーションを担当しているのはスージー・クアトロだ。 『Fantastic Man: A Film About William Onyeabor』 (Alldayeveryday, 2014) ナイジェリアのファンクアーティスト、ウィリアム・オニーバーについてのドキュメンタリー。監督のジェーク・サムナーは、デイモン・アルバーンやカリブー、フェミ・クティなどと語り合い、ナイジェリアを旅してこの作品を完成させた。魅力的で美しい光景を見ていると、自然にファンクの魔術師の物語に引き込まれるはずだ。 『Chas and Dave: Last Orders』 (BBC, 2012) 愛すべき悪ガキ二人組、クリスとデイブは、「ロックニー」と呼ばれる音楽スタイルを確立したことで知られる。ロックニーは、ロンドンのパブロックと古き良き時代の音楽を演芸
The best music documentaries you can watch for free on YouTube
Despite the current global situation, there are still millions of ways to broaden your musical horizons whilst clubs, gig venues and record shops remain closed. Here’s our pick of some of the finest docs out there. Forget Netflix and the rest – these are all available to watch for free, baby! Enjoy! ‘LDN’ (Nathan Miller, 2017). Watch here. The definitive document of London's modern grime-drill-hip hop explosion, which blesses this oft-misunderstood scene with the excitement and fervour it deserves. Featuring J Hus, Kojey Radical, 67, Fredo and more, ‘LDN’ was made by documentary filmmaker Nathan Miller, who was working part-time at the Ace Hotel at the time. ‘The Burger and the King’ (BBC, 1995). Watch here. Elvis had a truly fascinating, slightly messed-up, relationship with food, which is told through this riveting doc. Only a man who used food as a proxy for love could stuff quite that many deep-fried peanut-butter sandwiches into himself in one lifetime. ‘The Sound of Belgium’ (Visualantics, 2018). Watch here. Moving chronologically from old-school organs to techno, this rave-whistlestop tour takes in the whole history of Belgium’s dance music scene. Enjoy the extended cut for free, on isolation offer, until April 5. ‘I Was There When House Took Over the World’ (Channel 4, 2017). Watch here. Miniature two-parter on the birth of house music. Grooving through the beginnings of the scene in Chicago, there are lots of heavyweights lending their wisdom
Nightlife news: Old Street’s Club Aquarium has had its licence suspended
We’re only a couple of weeks into 2020, but London’s nightlife has already been dealt a blow. This time, it’s Old Street’s Club Aquarium – a long-running venue which features an actual swimming pool – that’s under threat. Its licence has been suspended and is up for a full review later this month. The original incident that put Aquarium’s future in jeopardy happened after an afrobeat night in October. The Night Time Industry Association (NTIA) – a trade body which helped save Fabric and is now campaigning for Club Aquarium’s future – said of the incident: ‘No associated arrests or public disturbance complaints [were] reported.’ Instead, the NTIA says that a crowd was erroneously told that an afterparty was at Club Aquarium, and had to be dispersed. ‘Islington Police Licensing initially praised the club for the steps it had taken.’ The Islington Tribune reports that Club Aquarium was then implicated in a ‘bottle attack’ on New Year’s Eve, which saw a man hospitalised for head injuries consistent with being hit by a champagne bottle. Two men were also arrested at the club on New Year’s Day for possession of an offensive weapon and affray. The police response on this occasion has been more critical. ‘Unfortunately, this incident is not unique as the venue regularly comes to police attention owing to incidents of serious crime and disorder,’ Sergeant Neil Fraser has told Islington Council. The police’s account of what happened on New Year’s Eve is very different from the version
JUST ANNOUNCED: Bicep are headlining Field Day 2020
The first headliner for Field Day 2020 has been announced – and it’s a proper flex. Belfast boys Bicep are bringing their big beats to London for an exclusive live set, meaning it’ll be the only festie in the capital that they’ll be hitting up. Strong stuff, indeed. It’s a little bit bonkers how quickly Bicep have bulked up into a festival-topping mega name. They started just ten years ago as a blogger partnership, sharing dusted-down Italo, house and disco records. After turning to DJing they started producing retro-tinged tracks, before setting up the Feel My Bicep label in 2012. They only performed live for the first time four years ago, but their name on a poster has already become a surefire way to round-up ravers ready for a heady night out. Expect some big-room staples (‘Aura’, ‘Glue’) from their self-titled debut LP. This is the first announcement for Field Day 2020, which returns to The Drumsheds in Meridian Water after breaking in the site last year. The vast warehouse spaces, including the new indoor main stage, will be popping off continuously from 3pm to 3am on Saturday July 11, making it a uniquely late finisher among London’s one-day festivals. Oh, and first release tickets are only £35 – almost the same price as Bicep’s sold-out March 2020 gigs at Brixton Academy, our Casios inform us. Get ready to muscle into the queue. Bicep play Field Day at The Drumsheds on July 11 2020. Check out Time Out's music hub here.
Printworks just dropped its Spring/Summer 2020 line-up
Club cloakrooms may be filling up with cosy clobber, but Printworks is looking into the future. With spring in its sights, the mega venue has announced the first acts of its SS20 season. A Printworks line-up drop is always exciting news: in just a few short years, the cavernous Canada Water club has become one of the definitive destinations in London for anyone after a dance. It's no surprise, then, that the former newspaper factory has scooped some headline names. It’s kicking off a whole month before spring officially starts, on February 1, with a party featuring Maribou State, Quantic, DJ Seinfeld, Lil Silva and Donna Leake, a line-up as eclectic as it is electric. This basis of savvily selected selectors sets a theme throughout the season. Take February 21, for example; you've got legendary minimal house and YouTube algorithm faves DJ Koze and Matthew Herbert, but also DJ and singer-songwriter Nabihah Iqbal. Basically the fresh-off-the-press hot take here is that Printwork's SS20 line-up is big news. Just maybe hold off the spring looks until a few months in, yeah? Printworks’ Spring/Summer 2020 listings so far:January 31 Holy GoofHoly Goof, Turno b2b Hendex. February 1 Printworks PresentsMaribou State (DJ), (A-Z) DJ Seinfeld, Donna Leake/Folamour, Lil Silva, Quantic (solo live), SG Lewis (DJ). February 7 GoldFishGoldFish, guests TBA. February 21 Printworks Presents DJ KozeDJ Koze, (A-Z) Floating Points (DJ), Matthew Herbert (DJ), Max Cooper (live), Nabihah Iqbal, spe
The Wireless Festival line-up has just been announced – and it’s peng
Wireless is one of the most sussed festivals in the calendar. What began in 2005 as a random mix of indie and dance names (Hard-Fi! Mylo! James Blunt!) has mutated into the defining underground festival of a generation. Unlike many other fests out there, Wireless has found its niche: massive American hip hop stars and under celebrated, ignored-by-the-mainstream UK acts from the fertile worlds of grime, drill, hip hop and afrobeats. Nobody else puts this amount of urban UK talent on such a big platform, and it’s something to really celebrate – despite attempts by Haringey Council to curb the festival, including prohibiting artists from swearing and wearing ‘offensive clothing’ onstage. Regardless, the line-up just got announced, so let’s look at the high-profile Yanks and the local-ish legends playing Finsbury Park this year… Big-name Americans Headliners-wise, it’s an all-American takeover of N4. Travis Scott and A$AP Rocky bring their heady brands of hip hop across the pond, heading up Saturday and Sunday respectively. Friday’s shared headliners Cardi B and Migos (pictured) are a surprise – given Cardi’s on-off relationship with her hubby (aka Migos’s Offset). There’s also special guest Future bringing the Atlanta bangers, plus fellow statessiders Tory Lanez, Lil Uzi Vert, Rae Sremmurd, Ski Mask The Slump God, Young Thug and Californian megastar Tyga. Repping the UK Yanks but no thanks… honestly, there’s so much homegrown talent right now it’s hard to know how the American
We Love Hackney fights back against the borough’s nightlife curfew
Back in July, Hackney Council voted unanimously to impose a curfew on all new pubs, bars and clubs opening in the borough. The motion stated that venues would be forced to turn out their punters by 11pm on weeknights, and midnight at the weekend. Predictably, this proved unpopular with local promoters. ‘With new businesses facing either shorter opening hours or [paying ] lawyers’ fees to fight for a late licence, it’s only going to be big chains that can afford to open in Hackney,’ VFD owner Lyall Hakaraia warned us in July. Now community group We Love Hackney (WLH) is heaping pressure on the council by taking them to court. ‘We’ve decided to launch a Judicial Review to have the new restrictions overturned,’ spokesperson Matt Sanders tells us. ‘We’re working with Leigh Day solicitors, who specialise in equalities cases, and Philip Kolvin QC, who successfully defended Fabric nightclub.’ The legal challenge hinges on the allegation that the council didn’t consider that its decision would disproportionately affect certain groups. ‘The council are prioritising the cultural interests of older, more affluent people at the expense of everyone else,’ argues Sanders. ‘Legally, the council have to consider everyone’s needs when they make decisions. We think they have failed to do so here.’ WLH also contends that the decision could be especially detrimental for the area’s LGBT+ nightlife. ‘LGBT+ venues are far more likely to be small, independent and community-owned,’ says Sanders. W
Dig the many wonders of Wilderness Festival
There’s always an absolute cavalcade of stuff to do at Wilderness festival, the annual weekend Oxfordshire festival that takes place this weekend. So we’ve squeezed the programme of its juiciest events for you to sip on… RELAX It’s all well and good having a well large one at a festie, but it’s even better to feel well and good in yourself (between the hangovers, at least). Ace news, then, that there is a plethora of every yoga offshoot imaginable, from Rocket to Mandala Flow to our favourite: Paddleboard Yoga, which sees you stretching out downward dogs while floating along. The Lakeside Spa is there as per usual too, offering a zen hotspot in the form of the Full Tub (oh, and you can get a bottle of champers for your soak, too). LEARNYou learn something new every day – even if it’s early afternoon at a festival and your head feels like an unwashed NutriBullet. On Friday, The Forum stage is hosting the crew behind ‘No Such Thing as a Fish’, a podcast featuring writers from ‘QI’ and the head-spinning facts they uncover during their research. Plus, save your late-night epiphanies (and consequently, your friends’ time) for Wilderness Saves the World: you can pitch your best idea for global change to an expert panel, with the winner nabbing a free ticket to next year’s festival. EAT AND DRINKThe amount of munch on offer is outrageous: but our bite-sized review is that it’s really, really good. An exciting new space is The Counter, where you get to watch your food – from Som Sa
Holy ship! Red Bull just announced six killer London boat parties
Whatever kind of dance music floats your boat, the newly announced event Red Bull Music Odyssey should be of interest to you. On June 30, six different party boats carrying 50 DJs and musicians take to the Thames, each dedicated to a different wave of UK dance music – from dancehall to D&B. Along with a ‘captain’ – a headline artist – each vessel will be bursting with both seasoned seadogs and young whippersnappers of the respective genres. The crews are shipshape. The house and techno boat has Scottish party-boy supreme Denis Sulta at the helm with support from deep house originator Larry Heard, while the jungle jetty will see timeless hero Goldie reeling in some fresh sea bass. Joining the fleet is the UK rap boat with ‘Bad’ star Steel Banglez as the skipper while the UK radio ship has a load of hands on deck(s) (Flohio, AJ Tracey, D Double E, Heartless crew). For the jazz and broken beat ship, Red Bull has lined up the blissful vocals of Peven Everett, and last but not least we’ve got the dancehall boat featuring Jubilee and Kranium. Blimey! Every boat will set sail at the same time, creating an armada of top DJs on the capital’s river. Not in London? Don’t fear, the whole event will be broadcast live on Red Bull Radio. Best bring your lifejackets – because these boats are going to get TURNT. Who's playing each boat? Line-ups for Red Bull Music Odyssey. Boat name: The Forever DancerCaptain: Denis Sulta.Guests: Larry Heard (live), Jocelyn Brown, Jayda G, Jamie 3:26, HAAi.
Five of the best parties this Bank Holiday
FRIDAY m.A.A.d City – The Kendrick Lamar PartyFollowing his February stop-offs in London, K-Dot is back in the maad city. Well, sort of – it’s another instalment of the semi-regular night near Old Street beholden to all things Kendrick, with 1Xtra dons CJ Beatz and DJ Cable spinning tunes dedicated to the King. Trapeze Basement. SATURDAY Love Supreme at the RoundhouseA spin-off of the ace annual Love Supreme festival, this Camden one-dayer promises jazz, funk and soul by the pound. Three stages of music, talks, screenings and DJ sets run through the day, featuring Mr Jukes, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Elli Ingram and more. Then, hopefully in a return to the venue’s ’60s roots as a bohemian rave shed, an afterparty runs till 3am, helmed by Tim Garcia and Henry Wu. Roundhouse. The Queen’s Yard Summer Party 2018More than 50 excellent selectors are set to play over a whopping 14 venues across Hackney Wick this weekend. The selection of spots is as dizzying as its line-up: one wristband will get you and your pals into a terrace, taproom, boat and a deli. Plus, there will be a load of food and bevs to keep you fuelled for 18 hours of adventures. Various Hackney Wick venues. Little Gay BrotherLGB is back at Omeara for another all-you-can-eat buffet of madness and hilarity. This voluminous party always lays on the good times thick – thanks to their gaggle of hosts and dancers, who are known for vibing a crowd while casually strutting on a travelator. Oh, and their promise of an
Six awesome bass nights in London
Love dubstep, bassline, D&B, garage, UK funky or pretty much anything with loadsa bass? Kyle MacNeill picks the parties that should be on your ribcage-rearranging hit list Sticky Feet After chips with gravy, the thing closest to the hearts of students up north is smack-you-in-the-face bass. Leeds – one of the spiritual homes of bassline music – has hosted Sticky Feet for the past six years. Now it’s bringing its subwoofers to The Garage. The Garage. Tube: Highbury & Islington. Every Fri. FabricLive If FabricLive nights were a type of fabric, it would be a coarse, thick, heavy-duty one. After all, these parties are, to accidentally quote Meghan Trainor, all about that bass. Expect BPMs higher than a genius IQ score and packs of lads shouting ‘phwoar!’ intermittently. Fabric. Tube: Farringdon. Last Fri of the month. Garage Juice A few times a year, the Garage Juice parties arrive at Brixton Jamm to get people two-stepping to classic garage DJs (think Artful Dodger, DJ Luck & MC Neat). Wave goodbye to wanky kale detox smoothies and say hello to Garage Juice: it’s better for you – promise. Brixton Jamm. Tube: Brixton. Next one Fri Nov 24. Visions Video Bar Named for its ornamental scattering of VHS machines, this joint is a sweaty mecca for bass lovers on Kingsland Road. You have to get your name on the guestlist via Facebook a bit in advance, so don’t sleep on it. Head to most of the nights here and you can expect a sonic smörgåsbord of grime, dubstep and low-end bangers. 588a K
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