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This weekend is all about Sunday, as Secretsundaze have another of their legendary all-dayers at the Bussey Building in Peckham, with Joy Orbison. However, by no means should you rest your little dancing toes on Friday and Saturday, particularly as Catz n Dogz are in town, and that just wouldn’t be right. So tomorrow they’re having a guest-list only party in a secret East London location. You might be able to squeeze your names on if you’re quick. Tonight Big In Japan host Todd Terje at the Queen of Hoxton, and Mowgli joins Spencer Parker for Go Deeper at The Nest.

There are so many tracks at the moment that we’ve heard out and about and we’re patiently waiting for, but it seems releases are months away. Can everyone hurry up please?
New Navy – Zimbabwe New Navy have just released with the mighty Future Classic, and are tipped for big things.
Lazydisco – More Tigers (Coupons remix)
Katy B – Easy Please Me (Caspa remix) I’m adding this as a substitute for Claude Von Stroke’s Grizzl-fayah remix of this track, which is IMMENSE and out at some point in the distant future. We wait…
Hey Champ – Too Hot
Penguin Prison – Fair Warning (Goldroom Remix Dub)
Diddy Dirty Money – I Hate That You Love Me (Sinden Edit)
Junior Boys – Banana Ripple (Stay+ remix)
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A notable preview this week is from the lovely Stopmakingme, teaming up with The Deadstock 33s for the Gravity EP on Tigersushi. Excellent collaborators on an excellent label, and the title track in particular is bloody great.
The Deadstock 33s & Stopmakingme – Gravity [Tigersushi] by Stopmakingme

Right in the Tabernacles

Heretic‘s sent us the perfect mix to extend that Bank Holiday party. Pick yourself back up and GET BACK OUT THERE.

Heretic – ‘Right In The Tabernacles’ Mix
1. Nakion – Oh Ah!
2. Lifelike – Heatwave
3. Yuksek – On A Train (The Magician Remix)
4. Den Haan – Digital Fantasy
5. Aeroplane – My Enemy (Rex The Dog Remix)
6. Shadow Dancer – Catmoves
7. Sepultura – Roots Bloody Roots
8. Mixhell – Highly Explitic (Brodinski Remix)
9. Hey Today! – Minor (Para One Remix)
10. Heretic – Program / Yourself
11. Orbital – Chime (Heretic Rework)
12. Brodinski – Manifesto
13. Big Mister Doom – Bunk

Everyone Needs a Bear Hug

Our favourite furry friends Hot Chip‘s Joe Goddard and Raf ‘Raf Daddy’ Rundell AKA The 2 Bears have returned with the Bear Hug EP out on 20 June on Southern Fried. I’m very pleased to hear that they’ve got new material as I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the epic third volume of the Southern Fried and Tested compilation, mixed by The 2 Bears and Thomas Gandey (AKA Cagedbaby)- one of my favourites is their own classic Be Strong from the Follow The Bears EP in March last year. This is set to continue as a debut album is in the pipeline for later this year.
The 2 Bears – Be Strong

Their EP Launch party is at Scandalism at The Nest next Friday 13 May alongside Toddla T, and you can hear what they’re playing out on their weekly Wednesday-night radio show for Ministry of Sound Radio, and they’re on Annie Mac’s show on Radio 1 on 27 May.

Happy Birthday Your Majesty

It’s the Queen’s birthday this weekend. The Queen of Hoxton, that is. And she’s celebrating in style, with a birthday party on Saturday 5th March after a week of events (Friday 4th March sees Stanton Warriors play in the basement for That Mixmag Thing #11). 70s disco legends Odyssey are making a rare live appearance in the basement, alongside Big In Japan‘s Dan Spinney (Capita!) and Jay Karim, Cosmic Boogie, Yamwho? and the king of the edit Leftside Wobble.

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.

Odyssey – Hang Together (Keep Sctum edit)

Odyssey – Easy Come, Easy Go (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble

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Urgh. Friday hangovers are the WORST. Especially if you’ve planned a big old weekend dance session and then out of nowhere a sneaky Thursday night makes you want to crawl back under a rock from whence you came. I can imagine I’m going to feel similarly next Friday, after Vikings 004 at the Russian Bar, with Joe and Will Ask and the amazing Bowski on the decks. Still we persevere.

This weekend Dollop start their Citipost Warehouse series with Seiji and Midland. They’ve got some pretty good lineups for this in the coming weeks so watch this space… A little gem of a night celebrates their 4th birthday at East Village tonight; Snap Crackle and Pop, with Round Table Knights (whose new album is streaming on Soundcloud at the moment), Stopmakingme and Matt Walsh. Now that sounds like FUN. Also Islington institution The Old Queens Head celebrate their fifth birthday, with DJ sets from the Mystery Jets and The Maccabees. Tomorrow I’m very keen to see Russ Yallop at the Russian Bar, and last but not least, a bit of a strange one; Sunday if you dare, head to Ministry of Sound for Knights of the Playboy Mansion, with Dimitri from Paris and Bob Sinclar. Not so much for the music (although a Dimitri from Paris set is always fun) but more for the clientele…

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (Magician Remix) – Stephen’s Magic Tapes have been getting better and better – Magic Tape Seven is a joy.
Munk – Keep My Secret (Rory Phillips Club Mix) (released this month on Gomma)
Tyson – Die on the Dancefloor (Mickey Remix)
Green Velvet – Harmageddon
Hex – Gatto Fritto
Adonis – No Way Back (Vocal)
Bag Raiders – Sunlight (Stopmakingme Remix) Great to see Stopmakingme connected to the mighty Modular. Alongside releases on Bang Gang, I think he’s working to Australian domination…

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The longest month of the year is finally drawing to a close, and hopefully with it the long drought on the ol’ cash flow. Clubworld has cottoned on to the fact that pay day is soon to shine upon us like a weak and distant sun, and there are quite a few tasty options for the weekend.

So, here we go: tonight go east for A-trak at XOYO for Moda, along with Monarchy, Fenech-Soler and Russ Chimes, or Big in Japan down the road at The Book Club, or further east Aeroplane is playing at The Nest in Stoke Newington. If you like things a little harder Pendulum, Doorly and Joker are playing at Ewer Street car park for Spectrum’s 10th birthday, but it will be cooooold. Tomorrow Mulletover returns to Cable with Sebo K and Crazy P, and Plastic People is well worth a visit for Caribou and Floating Points. At the Queen of Hoxton, Apocalypso features Dekker and Girl Unit – Girl Unit huge for Wut last year, and Dekker killed it at Fabric with his Twin Peaks sample Stop (listen here).

Spanning both nights is Double Trouble Vision at Corsica Studios, tonight with Roska and Roller Express (a collaboration of Toddla T,  Redlight,  Serocee and Drea), and tomorrow with Theo Parrish, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Ramadanman.

There are loads of bits and bobs to listen to on tinterweb this week, including new tracks from Cut Copy‘s Zonoscope album, and Metronomy‘s new video for She Wants, so keep those ears peeled over the weekend, and here are a few little numbers to get you through an afternoon in the office.
Kraftwerk – Computer Love (Remastered)
Cut Copy – Take Me Over (Mylo Remix)
Jesse Rae – d.e.s.i.r.e. [the Deadstock 33s edit]
Jesse Voorn – Somewhere (Bass Kleph Remix)
Vampire Weekend – White Sky (Vamp Dub)
Das Moth – Moon
Death From Above 1979 – Black History Month (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
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BONUS: Sneak peak at new Fake Blood track Medieval (thanks to Gotta Dance Dirty for this rip).

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There’s nothing like the fear of never being able to leave your house again as it’s piled high with drifts of snow to make you rush out and have a dance while you still can. As ever, London has superbly risen to the occasion and offered a few goodies to stagger to after the office Christmas party.

Tonight Stopmakingme, Pete Herbert and Prince Pac play at The Book Club for the Big In Japan Christmas party, Retro/Grade join Villa and Acid Girls for Scandalism at Stokey’s The Nest, Motor City Drum Ensemble play at Plastic People, and Tim Sheridan plays one of my all-time favouritely-titled nights VeryVeryWrongIndeed at Lightbox in Vauxhall. Dollop host XOYO with LuckyPDF and Dollop DJs, and Eskimo Twins are joining David E Sugar free at 93 Feet East.

Tomorrow promises no sleep for the wicked as Jackmode present round two of their Pelski nights at Counter Culture, with the big boys Jesse Rose, Zombie Disco Squad, Oliver $ and Jet Project. Mr Rose was spotted grooving in the crowd to Round Table Knights last time we attended so it’ll be interesting to see how he enjoys making us move. There’s another legendary 2020 Vision party with Tensnake, Lindstrom and Crazy P, and Soul Clap are rocking Hearn Street Car Park with their Yoyoyo 90s Jam Rave E-Dition. If you’re up North (even if you’re not it’s only 2 hours on the pendolino from Euston) Wolf + Lamb have their Christmas party at Sankeys, with Gadi Mizrahi and the lovely Nicolas Jaar. Way down South My Heroes Killed Cowboys in Cornwall hosts Filthy Dukes and Stopmakingme.

Enough to dance those icicles away I’d say.

Here are some tracks to help with that:
Heartik – Wax Works (Mowgli Remix)
Prince Club – La Charma pt. 2 (Prince Club Sub-Marine Mix)
OMD – Sister Marie Says (Stopmakingme Remix)
Lykke Li – Get Some (Beck Remix) [Lykke Li remixed by Beck? Yes please]
Davide Squillace – The Other Side of the Bed
Yeasayer – Madder Red (Munk Remix)
Feed Me – Jolie [Feed Me are the latest signing to Deadmau5’s Mau5trap label. Expect the Feed Me’s Big Adventure EP in January]

Disque Oh!

We’re pretty excited about the Kitsune Maison party at Village Underground a week on Friday; not only is it my birthday, but Rory Phillips, Classixx and The Twelves are going to be in the same room, and because last time we attended the one at Heaven it was simply ridiculous. This is of course to celebrate the release of the Kitsune Maison Compilation 10, The Fireworks Issue, and on the tracklisting is Disque Oh! by Vaults favourites BeatauCue.  BeatauCue are playing at the Kitsune Club Night at Social Club in Paris with Digitalism this Friday, so they’ve put together the first of their new monthly mix series in honour of the mighty fox. With the excellent Pleasurekraft to start off you can’t go far wrong.

BeatauCue Monthly Mix #1 – The Kitsune Issue

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We’re quite excited to get ourselves down to Counter Culture this Saturday – a new venue under the arches at London Bridge (what did we do before there were arches in our lives…) open for 99 days only with a remit to bring art, literature, theatre and clubbing all together under one arched roof. And who better to experience it with than Round Table Knights, Zombie Disco Squad, Christian Martin and Solo.

Here’s why we love them: Round Table Knights – Autumn Mix 2010

Tonight of course we’re starting off the weekend at XOYO for the London leg of the Abracada label tour, with Villa, The Krays, Mustang and The Magician. The lovely James Zabiela plays at East Village for their Bonfire Night special, and That Mixmag Thing #7 at the Queen of Hoxton with Grum and Mumdance. Community have done a blinder again with Plan B, presenting us with Jamie Jones and Le Loup (Wolf+Lamb).

This week’s tracks are a mixed bag as we alternate between good clean Autumn fun, walking around in fallen leaves and feeling all wrapped up, inhaling firework and sparkler dust, to getting ourselves down n’ dirty on a sweaty old dancefloor way past our bedtimes.

Nasty McQuaid – Nasty Pulse (thanks to Off Modern for another amazing night last night)
Andhim – Patty Sue (Super Flu Suncream’s Remix)
Leni Ward – I Want My Heart Back (Sean Eskimo Mix)
Catz n’ Dogz – Sunset in the East (Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts Remix). Catz n’ Dogz’s album Escape From Zoo was released on Mothership on Monday and has been on repeat in the office this week. A good choice of release from Claude VonStroke for his ‘deeper techno label.’

The Glimmers – You Rocked My World
David E Sugar – Flea Market (Third Party Remix)

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Oh my DAYYYZ out tomorrow is the Mitzwa EP by Hickup on Sweat It Out! and it’s very good indeed. Everyone knows I’m a sucker for a bit of woodwind. I mean who isn’t?!

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As darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize your neighbourhood.

Tonight 29th October
Delphic play at The Warehouse Project London at Ewer Street Car Park with Filthy Dukes, Retro/Grade and  Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team (their new mix wins a prize for the most original title: Post Time-Travel Nosebleed. Hear it here).

The foulest stench is in the air, the funk of forty thousand years, and grizzly ghouls from every tomb are closing in to seal your doom…

Tomorrow 30th October
Mulletover have their fancy dress party at a secret warehouse location. They’ve got Steve Bug, Seth Troxler and Ewan Pearson, but it’s sold out, so beware. There is an after party though on actual Halloween from 6am- 11am at Hidden in Vauxhall.
Neon Noise Project have taken over Hearn Street Car Park with Digitalism and Jac The Disco and Late of The Pier Djs. Another spooktacular lineup, another sell-out, but you can get tickets on the door if you get down there early.
Winterwell festival’s putting on a Victorian Villains party with our friends The Jinks at Village Underground.
If you’re in South London get yourselves down to The Rest Is Noise for the third Wholemeal + Spacetime: TRICK OR BEAT, with Addison Groove, Peverelist, Brackles and Esselle.
For you Westies: Black Rabbit’s 4th Birthday sees Severino, Buckwacka! and Tape to Tape at Mason’s Arms in Harrow Road.
Love Fever are hosting one of their secret Dalston Warehouse Parties, and Electric Minds are having one of their loft parties, with James Priestley and Giles Smith. Special vibes at both of these parties.

Sunday 31st October
The Lock Tavern will never let us down. This week Bok Bok is playing for FACT mag and it’s freeeeeee.

And though you fight to stay alive your body starts to shiver, for no mere mortal can resist, the evil of the thriller.

Gesaffelstein – Variations. Another outstanding release from Turbo. Go Tiga. (This version is very low quality. Buy it louder on 9 November)
Kisses – Kisses (Stopmakingme Remix)
Chemise – She Can’t Love You (Tronik Youth Lovedit)
Lorenz Rhode feat. Snax – Something Hot (Savage Skulls Remix)
Gold Panda – You (Cassettes Won’t Listen Remix)
Boys Noize – Sweet Light (Boris Dlugosch Remix)

Out this week on Beatport is DeadFish Remixed, including the excellent Round Table Knights remix of Solo‘s Joga Bola. Rave piano at its best.

So go forth this weekend and frighten.