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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