It’s a huge huge weekend in London, not only is it the last Bank Holiday of the year, but we also have the Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday and Monday. If that isn’t enough, South West Four is also taking place together with an insane amount of parties and events across the capital. If you can’t find something fun to do this weekend, then there’s something wrong with you! Check out our guide below for our humble opinion on what’s worth checking out this weekend…
The Hydra x Resident Advisor
This is the first event in The Hydra’s late-2014 season of parties, all of which look absolutely amazing. At their permanent base, Studio Spaces E1, The Hydra team up with RA to put on this almighty showcase of talent. Black Coffee is the main draw for us, he’s not only one of our favourite musicians, but he’s also a remarkable DJ. Be there.
Carl Craig | Zomby | Livity Sound (live) | 2562/A Made Up Sound | Vester Koza | Gilles Peterson | Black Coffee | Matthew Herbert | Mo Kolours | Mr Tophat & Art Alfie |
August 22 | Studio Spaces E1 | | The Hydra |
White Jail present Rawax Showcase 006
White Jail always seem to get it right. Their branding is minimal, yet recognisable, their music policy is usually off the beaten path yet simultaneously attractive and they always pick decent venues for a party. This Friday’s event should be a good one, so make sure you check it out.
Robert Drewek | Modula | ThanksMate |
August 22 | Basing House | White Jail London |
Art Of Dark – Summer Session
Art Of Dark feature on our tips page yet again, so they must be doing something right eh? This weekend the infallible Petre Inspirescu is playing a three-hour set, which is something of a rarity at parties nowadays. Ion Ludwig gets busy with a two-hour live show, plus Colin Chiddle will also be on hand to get you jumping.
Petre Inspirescu | Ion Ludwig | Colin Chiddle | Matteo Manzini | Charlie Dave Kent |
August 23 | iCan Studios | Art Of Dark | Cartulis Day |
Jackmaster at XOYO…
Our man Jack brings Steffi and Spencer Parker along for the ride this weekend. Expect a variety of 4×4-based sounds, from deep techno to emotive house and everything in between. Should be quite a party!
Jackmaster | Steffi | Spencer Parker |
August 16 | XOYO | Jackmaster |
Luca Cazal Solo EP Launch
Luca Cazal is a seriously prolific producer, working on numerous projects over the last few years, all of which have been hugely successful – in particular, he is one quarter of Hot Natured. He is also one half of Infinity Ink and Luca C & Brigante.. and now he’s flying solo. This party celebrates the release of his debut solo EP on Crosstown Rebels and is being put on by his friends from Kubicle.
Luca Cazal | Brigante | Robert Outch |
August 23 | The Old Baths | Luca Cazal
Motek Intimate Sessions
Motek always throw a good party and have been doing so for a little while now. This weekend they put on an intimate shindig with Bastard Love, Matt Hardinge and Delfin. One not to be missed.
Bastard Love | Matt Hardinge | Delfin |
August 23 | Basing House | Motek |
2020 Vision Day & Night Party
2020 Vision are celebrating TWENTY years in the business this year and they’re going stronger than ever. This weekend they come back to London to take over Shoreditch Underground one last time. It’s a totally unique venue that will soon be given over to developers and made into flats (booooo!). But one final party is going ahead before they do, so you better make sure you get involved!
Ralph Lawson | Mario Basanov | Audiojack | Krystal Klear | Purple Disco Machine | Tristan da Cunha |
August 24 | Shoreditch Underground | 2020 Vision |
Secretsundaze Birthday Party
One of London’s most iconic party brands, Secretsundaze, celebrate their birthday this weekend with a humungous line-up spread across day and night, taking place at two different venues. Well, if you’re going to celebrate do it in style…
DJ Koze | Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir | Nick Höppner | Lawrence | Jeremy Underground Paris | Youandewan | Bradley Zero | Giles Smith | James Priestley |
August 24 | Studio338 | Village Underground |
CUFF Showcase with Amine Edge & DANCE
These two Frenchies are responsible for our most popular podcast to date, clocking up over half a million plays. INSANE. And their party at Ministry Of Sound will most probably insane too, as the UK is one of their biggest territories. Expect plenty of G-house, hot girls and great vibes all night.
Amine Edge & DANCE | Stuff | Sirus Hood | Sion |
August 24 | Ministry Of Sound | CUFF |
The Half Baked team keep up the pressure for the summertime season with an awesome booking this weekend. Moritz von Oswald, the legend, is flying in to play a house set for the promoters. To say we’re excited is quite an understatement, this will go OFF.
Moritz von Oswald (Special House Set) | DeWalta | Robin Ordell | Olive_R |
August 24 | Half Baked |
Kubicle Bank Holiday Special…
Yup, it’s a Bank Holiday, and the crew at Kubicle are making sure we don’t forget that… especially since it’s the last Bank Hol of the year. Get ready for special vibes from the team – Kubicle have been rocking London for a long time now, so they’re well equipped to throw a superlative bash.
Secret Line-Up… |
August 24 | Basing House | Kubicle |
You Are We
Another London promotion outfit that has a sterling reputation and never fails to pull in a good crowd. This weekend You Are We bring in Audiofly’s Anthony Middleton and Jay Shepheard along with residents Wildkats and Ashley Wild… we reckon it’ll be a wild night all in all!
Anthony Middleton | Jay Shepheard | Wildkats | Ashley Wild |
August 24 | London Fields Brewery | You Are We |
Fantastic Man & Ben Sun at Dance Tunnel
Mic Newman finds the nearest phone box and transforms into Fantastic Man for this party at the always trusty Dance Tunnel… his pal Ben Sun joins in for the night’s antics. Another promising event to close out this week’s bumper party guide.
Fantastic Man | Ben Sun |
August 24 | Studio Private | Virtue |