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So…. fancy a little dance do ya?

Tonight Simian Mobile Disco are playing a DJ set at The Nest with Rachel Barton for Lively, and it’s Dollop‘s 7th birthday series at XOYO with Scuba and Benji B. Till Von Sein is playing a secret East London location with James Teej for Slowpoke.

It’s RA‘s tenth anniversary, so to celebrate they’re throwing ten RA X parties with epic lineups in ten cities all over the place, including a mystery guest ‘X.’ We’re lucky enough to be attending at Sonar next week, and the one over here is tomorrow night at Cable. A Night With…Heidi heads to Bar A Bar in Stoke Newington, and Trouble Vision continues being truly great, with Tensnake and Lee Foss at Corsica Studios.

This week’s tracks are GOOOOOOOOOD:
Deadstock 33s – The Devil’s Paintbrush (Eskimo Twins Remix) My favourite mix too, in 320 goodness. The whole release is out on Bang Gang today. Whoop!
Metronomy – The Bay (Stopmakingme Remix) YES
Carte Blanche – The Molecules
Chris Malinchek – The Fourth
Kris Menace vs Emil – Walking On The Moon (Xinobi Remix)
Grum – Runaway (Nightriders Remix)
Disclosure – I Love… That You Know They’re so young and make amazing music beyond their years. We really enjoyed seeing them at Kill Em All at the Lock Tavern last Sunday, and the Carnival/I Love… That You Know EP is out on Monday on Transparent. This track really is very good.
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It’s that middle-of-the-month syndrome where you’ve got to the point already where you can’t afford to eat, and strangely; when you most need to stay in and conserve funds and energy, you somehow end up blowing your last pennies on the biggest dirtiest rave-ups. I want to say a big thank you to the Queen of Hoxton for easing the pocket with a great rooftop opening party last night. The brand new roof space is ready for the summer and we partied like it was 1999.

Tonight we’re migrating eastwards to The Nest, to see a bevvy of our favourites DJ for Scandalism, The Magician, Russ Chimes and The C90s to name but a few. Warm bring Mark E and Cottam to Plastic People– greats both, and Mark E’s Deny This has been doing the rounds in the last couple of weeks, and has generally received hoots of delight as a forerunner to the new album on Spectral Sound. If your tastes bend towards parties of the warehouse variety, then BokBok and Egyptrixx are playing at a secret location for Beat Redemption.

Tomorrow it’s all about rave-and-save, as all proceeds are earmarked for the save Japan disaster fund. Head down to Corsica Studios for Horse Meat Disco, Idjut Boys and friends Digging Deep for Japan, and on the river Cable hosts Dance for Japan with the Zombie Sound System crew.

And let us not forget the mighty Record Store Day tomorrow across the country. Last year was steaming hot weather and we trundled merrily along to Pure Groove (sadly online only now, but still worth a visit) for a few drinks while we listened to and purchased some good music. Sounds pretty perfect to me, and there are events all day at Rough Trade East and West, among many others.

Some tracks for the week? Oh go on then.
Death from Above 1979 – Black History Month (Stopmakingme Remix)
MixHell – Antigalactic (Jokers of the Scene Remix)
Mario & Vidis feat. Ernesto – Changed (Radio Edit)
Nite Jewel – Am I Real? (Classixx TPS-L2 Mix)
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem (Tommie Sunshine, Vande and Gross Edit)
In Flagranti – Worse for Wear (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Mark E – Deny This (Extended Version)
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Fabric’s delivering another ridunkulous line-up tonight, with Room 1 hosted by Jack Beats, joined by Breakage, Brodinski and Drop the Lime, Room 2 by Kill Em AllFilthy Dukes are joined by Aeroplane, Shit Robot live, Stopmakingme and Punks Jump Up, and Room 3 by Greco-Roman Soundsystem with Joe Goddard (Hot Chip).
Punks Jump Up did a little mix to get you in the mood:

Punks Jump Up – Fabric Live x Kill Em All Promo Mix
Vandroid – Master & Slave (Van She Tech remix)
Mickey – Farfalle (Relish)
Tyson – Die On The Dance Floor (Headman remix) (Relish)
Sideview – New Toy (Version 2) (Faucet Music)
Jesse Saunders – On & On (alt version) (white)
Xinobi – Hawaii (Work It Baby)
In Flagranti – Hollow Discourse (Codek)
Glimmers – Killing Jokes (Gomma)
Giorgio Moroder – The Chase (Martin Brodin dub) (MB Disco)
Shadow Dancer – Cat Moves (Deadstock 33’s remix) (BoysNoize records)
In Flagranti – Worse For Wear (Punks Jump Up remix) (Codek)
Lavinia Claws – Washing Machine (C90’s remix) (Bang Gang)
Casco – Cybernetic Love (Punks Jump Up Percussive Love version)
Remute – Cowbell Mania (Remute)
Say Yes To Another Excess – Say Yes To Another Success (Bang Gang)

It being the first weekend of the month, there’s a number of options for your perusal this weekend.

It’s the second Bang the Box night at XOYO tomorrow, and it’s the turn of Night Slugs to provide the music, bringing Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990 and Egyptrixx to a sweaty east London hangout. Dollop host their third party in the Citipost Warehouse tonight, and Potty Mouth Disco bring their party to a new Hoxton Basement venue at 12 – 18 Hoxton Square, with Sei A and Tape to Tape.

Tomorrow it’s the Queen of Hoxton’s 2nd Birthday, with a rare live appearance from disco legends Odyssey. We’ve got two guest list tickets to give away, email [email protected] and the earliest birds will receive an email from the Queen of Hoxton.

Ewer Street car park sees some action with 20 years of Planet E, with Carl Craig, Radio Slave and Francois K, Seth Troxler‘s at Fabric for Visionquest, Ben Watt and Prins Thomas head to Cable for Buzzin Fly, Ewan Pearson‘s at Corsica Studios for Trouble Vision, and Theo Parrish plays Plastic People. Phew!

Here are some tracks as you’re flying around London from party to party. First off, Stopmakingme’s Rattle EP is out today on Bang Gang. BUY IT!
Stopmakingme – Rattle (Bumblebeez ‘Homeboiz’ Remix)
The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness, I’m so happy to see new stuff by The Strokes
Fenech Soler – Contender (White Version), part of the White Versions EP, given as a free download
Munchi ft Mr Lexx – Shottas (Crookers Remix)
Demis Roussous – I Dig You (Todd Terje House Mix)
When Saints Go Machine – Fail Forever (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Socalled – Richie (Derrick Carter Remix)
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Friday hangover part II, after the legendary Bowski took to the decks last night at The Russian Bar for Joe and Will Ask‘s Vikings 004. If you’ve not been to a Vikings night yet then absolutely get yourselves down to the next one (watch this space for details next month). The energy in Joe and Will Ask sets mingles happy-go-lucky bouncy beats with grinding electronic basslines, and the atmosphere is one of a great house party: friends catch up and dance with infectious smiles. I’ve been waiting to see Bowski play ever since we first wrote about him last April, and he’s still got that ability to truly surprise people. My favourite thing in the whole world is a night where I have homework afterwards – the obsessive tracking down (often with very little to go on other than a hummed melody; after all, there’s only so many tracks in a night that you can pester the DJ for the name of) of new tracks that blow my mind. Thankfully, one that we did ask about was his remix of Cassius I Love U So, part of the new remixes EP on Ed Banger. It’s a beaut.

This all ties in rather nicely to events this weekend, as The Fat! Club are giving away the Bowski remix of Boy 8-Bit’s The Keep to celebrate Boy 8-Bit’s appearance at Chew the Fat! at Cable tomorrow, alongside the mighty Zinc. I see a rooooooaaadddddbbbblooocccckkkk….There’s an exclusive interview with the Boy himself here.

Boy 8-Bit – The Keep (Bowksi Remix)

Also tomorrow is Bugged Out! at XOYO with Matt Walsh and Boys Noize, and Cafe 1001 on Brick Lane has a live appearance from Solomun and Stimming for Holic’s 4th Birthday.Tonight Ray Mang and Pac hit up the east end at Big in Japan at The Book Club, and Warm host Joakim at Plastic People. Apocalypso at Queen of Hoxton sees Dekker (Dekker’s twin-peaks-sampling Stop is still KILLING it on all dancefloors – demo preview here).

Hopefully it’s near enough to pay day to indulge in a little disco dalliance this weekend. See you on the dancefloor.

Arveene & Misk – Love & Lust
Holy Ghost! – Do It Again
Headman – Voices (Hannulelauri Dub)
Lissie – When I’m Alone With You (Tensnake Edit)
Firefox AK – Boom Boom Boom (James Curd Remix)
Spec – Prince vs Booka Shade
Juan Atkins – Dayshift (Oliver’s Nightshift Remix)

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Bonus track (there’s a lot of gooduns out this week): Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Villa Remix)

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This weekend is another one of those where we’d like to be in three different cities, and three different clubs at once, but instead we’re settling for a three day party, which will probably spill over into Monday and make pre-Halloween zombies of us all. Worth it? YES.

So it all starts tonight with On the One at Concrete with Night Flight (Jac The Disco) and Capita!, whilst over the road Made to Play are at XOYO to celebrate 5 years of the label, with Jesse Rose, Zombie Disco Squad and Idiotproof. If you’re South, Trouble Vision at Corsica sees DJ Zinc, SBTRKT and MJ Cole take to the decks.

Tomorrow The Book Club pits Mumdance against Hold Still for a soundclash, and later on Stopmakingme joins the mighty Erol Alkan and Matt Walsh for Bugged Out’s birthday at XOYO. We Fear Silence brings Theo Parrish to Cable, and Tim Goldsworthy plays for Lostbahnhof at Life. Koko has yet another epic line-up with Mr. Scruff for Ninja Tune XX.

Then Sunday our local Lock Tavern is hosting Kill Em All, with Boy 8-Bit, Justin Robertson and Filthy Dukes. New Stoke Newington venue The Nest sees the launch of Potty Mouth Disco’s Sunday Sessions with Ali Renault. These Sunday parties are free, so swap your roast dinner for a sweaty rave-up, that’s what we say.

Single for the week is The C90s Shine A Light, out today on Relish, and a fitting follow-up to the fantastic 10:01. Whoop!

A-Trak – Ray Ban Vision (feat. CyHi Da Prynce)
Siriusmo – Wow (Modeselektor Edit)
Doorly – Sausage Party Surely everyone’s favourite kind of party???
Escort – Cocaine Blues
Consistent – Ain’t No Bump
Innerpartysystem – And Together (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (Renaissance Man Bootcut)
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Bonus: Erol Alkan live ‘Ganban’ DJ mix just released on his website.

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Emily and I like to pepper our office Outlook calendars with clubbing plans so that we don’t feel too all-work-and-no-play. Consequently both Outlook calendars popped up with a little message this morning reminding us both to ‘Kill Em All.’ Now I work at Tate Gallery and Emily works for the government, so I’d say that was a pretty serious threat to national security.

Fabric tonight has a killer line-up and everyone’s involved. Just look at that flyer – they could barely fit all the names on! So we’ll see you at the front. Try and pop into Queen of Hoxton too for That Mixmag Thing #5 as these free parties go from strength to strength (kudos on the dressing-up box last time) and ooooh, they’ve got Matt Tolfrey playing upstairs while Mighty Mouse and The Magician spin those disco decks downstairs.

Tomorrow there’s another flyer struggling to fit all their guests’ names on: Chew The Fat!‘s 13th birthday at Cable. Just look at them all – Surkin, Yolanda Be Cool, Tony Senghore, Foamo… Festival-wise, Offset in Hainault Park sees two days of debauchery, including Trailer Trash’s mucky little Miami Beach Party spanning Saturday and Sunday with Ali Love, Stopmakingme, Rory Phillips and Riotous Rockers.

We’ll all sleep when we’re dead, yeah?

Wolf Gang – The King And All Of His Men (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar (Oliver $ Edit)
Zombie Disco Squad – Hobo
Filthy Dukes – Nonsense In The Dark (C90s Remix)
Cajmere – Percolator (Claude Vonstroke Remix)
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – The Bike Song (feat. Kyle Falconer and Spank Rock)
Cassius – I ♥ U So (beautiful and epic – I’m excited about the new Rawkers EP on Ed Banger)
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Riotous Rockers are playing both Fabric and Offset so here’s their latest mix to get you in the mood.
Riotous Rockers – Fabriclive gets an ASBO mix

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Surely the best Glastonbury lineup ever? And the best weather? We’ll be crying into our pints with envy while a few hundred thousand lucky souls are galavanting around the fields to a soundtrack by Stevie Wonder and Chromeo. I could advise you to re-create your own Glastonbury in the myriad open spaces of London, but I think we all know it’s not going to measure up, so why not go clubbing instead.

The Stanton Sessions is at Cable tonight, with Plump DJs, Deekline and the Freestylers joining the Stanton Warriors. Back in the day when this was at Fabric it was a ritual for us, so it’s indicative of the worrying state of affairs in the London club scene that the night had to find a new home after the Fabric 591 group went into administration last month. It looks like a new buyer has been found, so hopefully it’s back to business soon. In the mean time, to Cable we shall go!

Tomorrow night we head down to Brixton for the lovely Aeroplane at Plan B. The crowd there is always a happy disco one, and this makes us smile, not to mention the wonderful summery music provided by Vito (and Stephen?).

We’ve had some great tracks come our way in the last couple of weeks. Here are selected highlights:
Mr Oizo, Sebastian, Sebastian Tellier – Skatesteak (if only it were longer)
Deekline and Tim Healey feat. Babe Ruth – The Mexican (Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP remix)
Tim Green – Mr Dry
Nicolas Jaar – Love Teacher
The Roots feat. John Legend – The Fire
Inland Knights feat. Jamon – Bite Back
LCD Soundsystem – You Wanted A Hit (Soulwax Remix)
MMMathias – The Answer (Streetlife DJs Remix)
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A date for your calendar is 26th July, because this heralds the release of Morcheeba‘s Even Though, with Mustang on the remix. I mean, just take a listen. Woah, right?
Morcheeba: Even Though (Mustang Remix) by Mustang Mixtapes & Tracks

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Warehouses! Oh how we love them, and I must confess, I’ve not been to Bocking Street warehouse in London Fields, the site of tonight’s Dollop party. It’s Chrome Hoof‘s album launch, so they’re playing live, with DJ sets from Simian Mobile Disco and Andrew Weatherall. Consider carefully your choice of evening entertainment this weekend, because there’s a bevvy of beauties to pick from. Modular are having their Summer Sundance at Cable on Saturday, and the lineup is pretty much poetry – Tensnake, The Swiss, Treasure Fingers, Mighty Mouse, and The c90s. The ever-fabulous Jac The Disco are playing at Orlando Boom at the Queen of Hoxton, and Stopmakingme is playing at [email protected] at Proud Camden. Eeek!

These songs make us happy. Grab them all zipped up here: Woody XII
Acid Washed – General Motors, Detroit, America (Black Strobe Remix)
MGMT – Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix)
Snowden – Black Eyes (Le Castle Vania Remix)
Mastiksoul feat. Carla Carlim – Baila Bonito
Mighty Mouse – Song for Ellen
The Hundred in the Hands – Ghosts
Kele – Tenderoni (XXXchange Dub) – from Kele Okereke’s new solo album The Boxer, out 21 June. If this is the nice little electro-vibe, we’re excited.