“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.
Rhythm Section with Wax’o Paradiso & Bradley Zero
24th June | Canavan’s, London | £5-7 | Tickets
Wax’o Paradiso is the DJ super-group consisting of Australia’s finest selectors: Simon TK, Andy Hart and the mighty Edd Fisher. Not to be underestimated, between them they have the deepest record bags with energy and enthusiasm to match.
Moody presents: Tartelet Records (Daytime / Outdoor Event)
25th June | Solomon’s Yard, London | £9 | Tickets
Moody Collective is excited to host the infamous Tartelet Records from Berlin & Copenhagen for an outdoor showcase in one of London’s most unique venues: Solomons’ Yard
Melanie de Biasio
30th June | Jazz Cafe, London | £14 | Tickets
Melanie De Biasio plays at the Jazz Cafe following the imminent release of the Blackened Cities track / album on May 20th through Play It Again Sam. The all-too-rare UK date, part of a short run of live shows across Europe that takes in Brussels and Paris will see De Biasio and assorted players perform Blackened Cities in improvised form alongside other tracks from her previous album No Deal.
Gerd Janson @ Dance Tunnel
1st July | Dance Tunnel, Dalson | £12 | Tickets
Thunder return for their penultimate Dance Tunnel party on the 1st July – bringing some raww summer vibes with Miles Simpson and Will Webster. There is a special guest joining them for the evening, we can’t reveal his name just yet but he joined us in Dimensions for a certain boat party last year and let us in awe with his selections. Definitely not one to miss out on.
Oval Space Music x Day & Night at Oval Space
2nd July | Oval Space, London | £6 | Tickets
Oval Space Music presents a special day and night of soulful electronic music on 2nd July, with Levon Vincent, Tama Sumo, Hieroglyphic Being, Trevor Jackson, Lakuti and Volcov.
Brick Lane Buyers Club London w/ András + Admin
2nd July | The Yard, London | £5-10 | Tickets
Brick Lane Buyers Club launch the first in a summer series of parties at the Yard next Friday 3rd June and with promises of vineyards and video installations, they’re set to be quite the sensory experience. Andras, Admin, Medlar and Mr Fantastic are all names to look forward to but not before opening duties are taken on by the tasteful Joakim.
DT x FM: DJ Fett Burger at Dance Tunnel
2nd July | Dance Tunnel, London | £8 | Tickets
Dance Tunnel & Field Maneuvers team up once again, this time welcoming the affable DJ Fett Burger for an all night session.
Dimensions & STW present: The Sunfall Warmup
7th July | HOSB, London | Free Entry
Dimensions Festival are inviting us down to their next session at House of St Barnabus as a pre-weekend warm-up for Sunfall, a brand new festival for London brought to you by Dimensions, Phonox, Outlook Festival, The Nest and XOYO. An evening of music that’s healthy for your hips and your soul. Funk, boogie, soul, disco, house, afro, rare-groove, house, jazz and all dem bits in between. Set times are for suckers – Dimensions & STW DJs on rotation all night!
Stevie Wonderland with Prosumer and Jamie 3:26 at Bussey Building
8th July | Bussey Building, London | £9 | Tickets
A night of soulful dancing bringing Berlin’s Prosumer for a very rare disco set and Chicago’s Jamie 3:26 along for the ride.
8th-10th July | Porlock, UK | £65-100 | Tickets
A brand new music destination deep in the heart of the West Country, Samphire is an independent music and arts festival that will take place from the 8th to the 10th of July 2016. Located in ancient Somerset woodlands with outstanding sea views of Porlock Bay, Samphire has lined up over 40 live acts and DJs, across two main stages, taking you through folk, funk, house, techno, ska, reggae, afro, pop, indie, jazz & disco.
Mr Ties, LGBT fundraiser @ Phonox
22nd July | Phonox, London | £5 | Tickets
As part of an LGBT fundraiser with the Kaleiderscope Trust, Mr Ties takes control all night long at Brixton’s Phonox, only a month or so after doing the same at Corsica Studios.
There are few DJs who exist at peak performance within 6 hour sets but the exuberance of Ties never wears and his record bag is seemingly bottomless. How he marries techno and disco so perfectly is still be questioned by heads everywhere.
Jul 28 – Jul 31 | Charlton Park | £100-175 | Tickets
One of the U.K’s most popular boutique festivals, Womad returns to Charlton Park in 2016 with their most exciting line up yet as a host of world music legends such as Pat Thomas and Ibrahim Maalouf feature alongside promising newcomers such as Auntie Flo and Sons of Kemet. Yet, it’s the inclusion of the Doctor of Funk himself, George Clinton which makes this one not to miss. If you have caught the Funkadelic man live in the last few years, you will know that very few are still able to match him and his band for pure energy and supreme musicianship.
Find Me In The Dark x Future Times x Mood Hut
30th July | Corsica Studios, London | £5-15 | Tickets
Find Me In The Dark present a huge mid-summer bash featuring two of North America’s finest imprints, bringing some serious house wedge to Corsica Studios featuring an endlessly insane lineup: Beautiful Swimmers, Pender Street Steppers, Max D, Hashman Deejay, Jordan GCZ, PLO Man, Neo Image & Ramzi taking over all night over two rooms.
Rhythm Section presents: Harvey Sutherland & The Bermuda Trio and Bradley Zero at The Jazz Cafe
12th August | The Jazz Cafe, London | £12.50 | Tickets
The promise of a live band emergence from Juno 60 ace Harvey Sutherland if not encouraging enough from his adeptly synth riddled productions, was plastered all over his impressive live solo performances. The talented synthesist brings his Bermuda Trio to the Jazz Cafe in August, followed by Bradley Zero to lead the dance. Don’t miss this one.