“What’s happening brother?!” With mild admiration to Marvin Gaye, we present a new way to keep up with the events on our radar. More condensed, but more comprehensive than our standalone previews, we’ll be updating these listings every fortnight so you can keep coming back to see what’s coming up in the immediate and not-so-distant future.
The What’s Going On? visual concept is designed by Emily Dann.
Khruangbin UK Tour
October | Multi Venue | Tickets
Texas-based Thai-inspired funk band from Houston are back in the UK this month, stopping off in Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Brighton, London, Bristol and Dublin. If you’re looking for mind-blowing live grooves, look no further.
High Hoops x Rush Hour – Hunee, Antal, Soichi Terada, Suzanne Kraft, Interstellar Funk
15th October, Mantra Warehouse, Manchester, £22.50
Manchester’s finest institution High Hoops are joining forces with Rush Hour to throw a party like no other. RH boss and eclectic selector Antal will go b2b with one of the most versatile DJ’s and producers hitting our dance floors, the one and only Hunee. Soichi Terada’s live performance will have a welcome return to the UK alongside stellar DJs Suzanne Kraft, Interstellar Funk and our own STW residents Harri Pepper, Yoshi and Aaron L.
Homeboy Sandman x Soundcrash with support from ZIV
17th October, Echoes, London
Stones Throw record’s resident MC, Homeboy Sandman, is coming to London for a special three day showcase of his impressive catalogue. However, Monday 17th he will be joined by Tel Aviv’s rising star beat-maker and soulstress, ZIV. Who will be bringing her hypnotic live show to Dalston alongside Homeboy Sandman. Not to be missed.
Moody presents: Thursdays with Jakarta
20 Oct | The Jazz Cafe, London | £15 OTD
Berlin/Cologne-based label Jakarta Records is bringing 6 of their unique and legendary artists to the newly refurb’d Jazz Cafe, featuring Suff Daddy, Flo Filz, Habibi Funk, Juju Rogers and Ivan Ave. Get there early for your beat fix.
Theo Parrish All Night @ Hydra
22 Oct | Studio Spaces E1, London | £22.50
Theo Parrish is one of the most singular DJ’s and producers of the last 30 years and a chance to see him in his element, playing all night at one of London’s finest venues – Studio Spaces, is not an opportunity to pass up.
Leftfoot & Moodfix present Max Graef
22 Oct | Hare & Hounds, Birmingham | £12
One of Birmingham’s best new promoters, who have built a small but strong community of music lovers, Mood Fix and one of Gilles Peterson favourite’s Leftoot host Max Greaf at the Hare & Hound for a three hour set.
Heels & Souls x Mavrik Halloween Church Party
29 Oct | St John, London | £8
Party purveyors Heels & Souls & Mavrik are teaming up for a Halloween day-party bash in the grandiose and unsullied St John’s Church on Bethnal Green. Francis Orchestra (Superconscious Records), Brian not Brian (Going Good), Cosmic Tom (Cosmic Slop) and Apiento (Test Pressing) – a spookily good lineup.
Peven Everett @ The Jazz Cafe
29th Oct | Jazz Cafe | £15
The undeniable talent and influence of Peven Everett makes a rare appearance on a UK stage this month. Possessing a catalogue which effortlessly walks through the walls between jazz, r’n’b, hip hop and house, his irresistible vocal tones and melodic flow will grace the Jazz Cafe stage for the evening with a full live band. We can’t wait for this one.
Good Block 4th Birthday w/ DJ Okapi, Skyrager (Psychemagik) ESA and more
12 Nov | The Brewhouse, London | £5
For their 4th birthday London party throwers are turning Afro galore with rare vinyl enthusiast & JoBurg resident DJ Okapi and South Africa’s Esa (of Ata Kak and resident DJ at Highlife). Expect afro-synth sound that range from 80’s disco-funk to house-inspired kwaito grooves.
Tief presents Rush Hour with Soichi Terada, Antal, Volcov & Special Guest Patrice Scott
13th November | Corsica Studios, London | £10
Tief and Rush Hour team up once again for their annual takeover at Corsica Studios Expect familiar faces such as RH Boss Antal, crowd favourite Hunee and the delightful Soichi Terada, who continues to wins plaudits across the worlds for his formidable live show. These Rush Hour favourites will be joined by rising star Sassy J and John Gomez, host of the Rush Hour NTS show, who played a blinder at our Infusions event. This is one not to be missed