[Playlist] Jonas Rathsman's ELEMENTS Of Dance

With a fastidious approach to sound, Jonas Rathsman has been supplying the European scene for the best part of five years. With recent releases on Diynamic Music, Crosstown Rebels, and KX, the Swedish producer has cemented himself as a world class Producer, while his ELEMENTS mix and label series has been gaining serious acclaim with the mix series garnering a dedicated following worldwide. On 11 August, ELEMENTS touches down at London’s XOYO where Jonas will be joined by Kiasmos and Tom Demac, Jonas’ first appearance at the venue since his sold out New Year’s Eve party. Here, He shares 10 ... Read more

[Playlist] Roland Leesker’s Get Physical Essentials

It’s been two years since Get Physical Managing Director Roland Leesker has released on the label. This month, he returned with a new track, as well as Cardopusher remix, on the seminal dance imprint, though still one he himself selectively releases on. Over 15 years, Roland’s Get Physical output has come by way of releases under his given name, as well as DJ Carrera, and as part of R&R with none other than Ricardo Villalobos. Here, Roland Leesker celebrates the label and release with 10 milestones of Get Physical. Be sure to catch Roland Leesker in London with M.A.N.D.Y on ... Read more

Party Report: KappaFutur Festival 2017

Standing under the huge long hangar that acts as the main stage for KappaFutur Festival is one of the finest techno experiences in the world. It is a suitably industrial setting in the heart of a beautiful city, Turin, and when its thronging with 45, 000 other techno lovers here for 12 hours non stop music, shivers cannot fail to run down your spine. By now KappaFutur is well established in its sixth year and as well as just about being guaranteed to be soaked in warm sun, you’re guaranteed that only the best names in techno will be playing, ... Read more

Interview: Mathew Jonson

One of the most innovative and experimental producers the techno genre has ever seen, Mathew Jonson, notoriously known for his fealty to analogue equipment and real time play, a rule breaker and explorer ready to cross pollinate genres. The producer and DJ has created the most memorable of tracks, distinct creations of electronic, emotive energy that seeps from the speakers and onto the dance floor. Plenty of musicians claim to be ‘classically trained’ but Mathew Jonson has been a musical prodigy since a young age. His main focus being classical drums, piano and percussion, in which he played an under ... Read more

Heidi Will Be XOYO’s Next Resident

Bringing her famed Jackathon concept to London for 11 dates this October, Heidi will be XOYO‘s latest resident. The XOYO residency is currently helmed by Oneman, who’s third quarter gigs will conclude 23 September. Heidi will take the reigns from Friday, 7th October to Friday, 16th December. Lineups will be announced on 30 August, with only a late year birthday finale celebration featuring the fourth quarter resident and a “very, very special guest”. Of the event, XOYO says, “We’ve wanted Heidi for a long time and can’t wait to reveal who she’s invited to join her. We think they’re the strongest line-ups ... Read more

Tiga Announces ‘Non Stop’ XOYO Spring Residency

As he releases his third artist album ‘No Fantasy Required’, Tiga takes the controls of XOYO every Saturday in April, May and June. Arguably one of the most engaging characters in dance music, Tiga’s had a roaring few years. Asides from a relentless DJ and live schedule, he’s been behind some of the biggest dance floor hits of late (‘Let’s Go Dancing’ and ‘Bugatti’)… There’s solid truth in him naming his residency ‘Tiga: Non Stop’. “Every Saturday I Am The Real Me And You Are Mine” Alongside the man himself, will be many guests who’ll be joining him across the three-month ... Read more

Busy P Announces Full Lineup For XOYO Residency

The legendary Busy P will become XOYO’s fourth quarter resident in 2015. Across October, November and December, Pedro Winter aka Busy P will play every Saturday at XOYO as he presents his 20 Years of Party. With a personal collection of line-ups, each date represents Busy P’s incredible commitment to music over the last two decades. Here’s what, the man himself, Pedro Winter has to say… “It all started in Paris at Folies Pigalle, an old theatre where naked girls used to dance. In the early 90s it became a nightclub where freaks, cool kids and drag queens came to ... Read more

New Club Phonox To Open in Brixton

Opening in Brixton this coming September will be a new nightclub, Phonox. Phonox will be located in the location once housing Plan B, albeit with a completely revamped look and design, including the removal of the downstairs DJ booth with the intention to create “somewhere where people can come out of the intensity of the dance floor and socialise,” as well as improvements in lighting, sound and “friendly faces on the front door.” Friday nights offer diverse DJs the chance to play all-nighters, while Saturdays will be led by the club’s resident DJ, who will be announced on August 3rd. “We’ve got a very specific plan ... Read more

Promoter Interview: Andy Peyton (XOYO)

XOYO is one of the best medium-sized venues in London, without a doubt. Every weekend they present a superb selection of well-programmed line-ups, with an emphasis on diversity, fun and spot on sound. Over the years they have developed a strong following within the party-going community and they’ve dedicated a hell of a lot of time and energy into their marketing campaigns, party concepts and booking policy to give their clientele the best experience possible. We recently sat down for a chat with one of the owners of the venue, Andy Peyton, who gave a great interview, which you can ... Read more

Party Tips: January 16/17

New year, new parties, new excuses to go out and party the night away! Here we are in 2015 and it’s the second weekend of the year already… this weekend, as with every weekend, there is a lot to get stuck into. We’ve curated a list of some of the better nights and we hope you’ll appreciated our efforts and visit at least one of them. Friday Fever 105 with Jazzie B Soul II Soul pioneer Jazzie B (OBE no less) will be throwing down a three-hour ‘house party’ set at Fever 105 in Peckham this Friday. We don’t need ... Read more

B.Traits Kicks Off Thursday Night Series at XOYO

Next month will see the launch of a new series of Thursday night parties at one of east London’s best small venues, the mighty XOYO. The season of events will be headed by Radio 1 hostess with the mostest B.Traits, who’ll be delivering her own special blend of beats at every event. There’s a rather large gap in the Thursday night calendar since Plastic People shut down, taking the legendary Huntley + Palmers event with them, so this could provide a good alternative – albeit with a slightly different music policy. We’re very pleased to see XOYO stepping in to ... Read more

Party Tips: November 28/30

Silly season is just around the corner (that’s Christmas party season in case you didn’t know), so why not get prepared for the crazy month by getting in there early and training yourself up? Ok, we’re messing, but on a serious note whether next month will be a busy one or not there’s no excuse to miss out on all the brilliant parties happening this weekend. Check out our guide below for the best of the best… Thursday Studio Barnhus: Baba Stiltz + Kornél Kovács at Plastic People Two of Studio Barnhus’ best come to London for the capital’s strongest ... Read more

XOYO announce Skream’s Residency In Style

If you’re based in London you may have noticed the odd billboard or poster with the slogan ‘GOT TECHNO?’, ‘GOT HOUSE?’ or ‘GOT DISCO?’ accompanied by a phone number, 07448323104, in bold white letters on a black background. With nothing more to go on than that, a growing sense of intrigue has been present online with numerous people tweeting about the campaign and very little in the way of clues as to what it was all about. On top of that, a select group of journalists and publications, ourselves included, received a package containing not only a collection of cards ... Read more

Party Tips: August 15/16

The heat continues in London town, providing us with one of the best summers we’ve had for a long time. As the sun continues to beat down on the city, so too does the beat of the music throbbing out of every club and warehouse space across the capital. This weekend there are some great, great events occuring, so check out our guide below to find out what’s hot over the next few days… Friday XOYO’s 2nd Birthday XOYO has come on leaps and bounds since its relaunch two years ago, not only having a big refurbishment but also refining ... Read more

Party Tips: June 27/29

The summertime has finally arrived (how long it will last is anyone’s guess!), so let’s all get out there and make the most of it. While most of the nation will no doubt be raving it up at Glastonbury, the rest of us have a plentiful supply of events and shindigs to get our teeth into here in the capital city. So here’s a guide to some of the best happenings over the weekend, in our humble opinion… Friday Watergate Worldwide Affairs at XOYO The infamous Berlin club joins forces with one of its London counterparts for this one-night only ... Read more