1. ‘Basic Needs’ at The T-Bar, Shoreditch, London on Friday November 7th.
The final Basic Needs at one of the capital’s coolest venues which is closing down in December for good – unfortunately. It’s been a fun 11 months with some great guests including Serafin, Jimpster, Don Williams, Charles Webster, Federico Molinari, Lexx, K-Soul and Melon. For the last party join the party with Mr Gerd Jansen – a resident of Frankfurt, Gerd has been plying his trade for quite some time but its of late that he has really come to our attention via the likes of his excellent Running Back label that has released the likes of Losoul, Prosumer, Marc E and most recently the excellent Move D. Expect House of only the highest order. Giles Smith from ‘secretsundaze’ will be on hand to get things a movin’…
2. ‘Gigbeth’, various venues, Birmingham on Friday November 7th – 8th.
100 acts, 10 venues around this Midlands’ city including The Factory, Barfly and Space 2 with artists over the weekend including The Guillemots, Fabio, the Young Knives, the Stanton Warriors, KANO, The Sugarhill Gang, DJ Switch. Where the fuck has this come from. Brilliant.
3. 2020 Rocks presents…Bournemouth on Friday November 7th.
Three words. Kissy Sell Out.
4. ‘Hokaben 08’ at 93 Feet East, London on November 7th – 9th, £60 for all three nights…
‘Hokaben’ is a new music festival in the heart of London’s East End at 93 Feet East. The idea is to have a festival in our capital city bringing together the weirdest / heaviest / craziest / most awesome underground bands on the planet under one roof with not a foppish indie band or yawnsome postrock band in sight. Checking out the 14 peice Sun Ra’s Arkestra, Don Caballero, Fucked Up, Part Chimp, Trencher, Beestung Lips, Mugstarm Skul Hazzards, Apatt, Chops, Company Fuck Karaoke and many, many more. Weird names – great parties…
5. Pacha – New York City, Friday November 7th – 8th.
This club is really picking up pace, some amazing nights coming up. Friday will rock to Mr Benny Benassi whilst Saturday sees Grammy nominated Dirty South getting us jumping. Fedde Le Grand and David Guetta coming up in future weeks and Tenaglia on New Years Eve. What a wonderful industry we are in…
6. The Southport Weekender 43 at Pontins, Southport on Friday November 7th – 9th.
The Southport Weekender – Europe’s most unique and treasured indoor soulful music festival are set to rock the rafters of Pontin’s Holiday Centre once again with a massive three day marathon party with a devoted crowd of 5000 music connoisseurs and party goers. Get some sleep before the event because there’s going to be no sleep ’til Brooklyn with De La Soul, Guru’s Jazzmatazz featuring Solar And The 7 Grand Players, Gloria Scott, Jose James, Sarah Devine, Julie McKnight all live perluss DJs Tony Humphries, Dennis Ferrer, Gilles Peterson, Karizma, DJ Premier, Dixon, Norman Jay, MJ Cole, Steve Sutherland, Terry Hunter, Ashley Beedle, Teddy Douglas from The Basement Boys, Shortee Blitz, Greg Wilson, Bob Jones, King Britt, Sarah Favouritizm, Steve Wren (good god I thought he was dead!) and millions more.
7. L’America at Liquid, Cardiff on Saturday November 8th.
Party 8 in a series of 10 celebrating ten years of L’America. Tonight sees a Defected and Junior Boys Own special with ATFC, Terry Farley, Rocky from X-Press 2, Shovell on the drums, RAE live on stage, Craig Bartlett, Gareth Hopkins, Clare James and Dave Little. Best frocks and shiny shoes please people.
8. Smartie Partie’s 13th Birthday at The Scala, Pentonville Road, London on Saturday November 8th.
Over the last five months, the Smartie crew have been hard at work creating a new quality night within Kings Cross’s finest (and only?) venue set over four rooms with Birthday superstars Leeroy Thornhill, Lisa German, DJ Acim from Serbia, Cralos Francisco, Twisted Sounds plus loads of dancers, percussionists and some beautiful people crowding out the dancefloor.
9. Now That’s What I Call An 80s Saturday Night at Flares, Grimsby on Saturday November 8th.
I always like to tell you about the shittest night to avoid at the weekend. So here’s the equation…Grimsby + 80s music + a shit name for a night + DJs who buy their clothes in Grimsby = a fucking train wreck.
10. Club Azuli – The Ibiza Reunion at a secret London location on Saturday November 8th.
After what could be described as Azuli’s best season on the island of Ibiza to date with some incredible secret beach parties, get set for a reunion with all the munch heads you partied through the summer with. An amazing set of arches await you that will bring back memories of The Cross.