Weekend Shakedowns: 17-20 May
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Three lifetimes couldn't cover all that London has to offer. Besides, if you did have three lifetimes, you'd spend at least one commuting, so why not enjoy yourself? Whether it's future trance warehouse raves, a Madonnathon in an East London boozer or a Sunday dedicated to Dr Dre, discover your perfect weekend with our Shakedowns.
Planet Mu have been churning out mind-warping techno and electronica long before tech-house was a thing. So, as label-signee East Man heads to the intimate Rye Wax cavern alongside MCs Killa P and Irah, there are few venues better suited to contain their tectonic madness.
The White Men Can’t Jerk crew boast a record selection hotter than their famed chicken wings. Delving deep into their collection of SA house, bashment, grime and Afro, the WMCJ crew will be firing up their sound system and setting your Thursday night alight.
Inviting DJ Piers Harrison along for a crash course in disco deviance, Spiritland are dedicating a night to the glistening history of Italo disco. The night also features a showing of the new documentary 'Italo Disco Legacy'... it may be cheesy, but that’s why we love it.
Two of dance music’s finest selectors Red Greg and Ge-Ology come together for a seven-hour B2B marathon. From rare disco cuts from a bygone era to jazz-tinged Chicago house, expect a soul rollercoaster.
All we want to do is scream Madonna's hits at the top of our lungs. Thankfully, the kind people at MOTH have answered our prayers and are dedicating a whole evening to the Queen of Pop, so stretch those vocal chords and come on down.
For a free (before 11pm) night of no-frills UKG, dancehall and hip-hop, set your sights on Brixton Jamm. Soundtracked by BBC 1Xtra DJ Reece Parkinson, expect wall to wall bangers a'plenty.
Paying homage to African riddims new and old are Afriquoi who are bringing their live show to East London, where the Analog Africa DJs will be on warm-up duties with only the rarest African cuts alongside Sounds of the Universe’s Debora Ipekel.
Welcoming the hardcore experimentalists Lorenzo Senni, Lanark Artefax, Hot Shotz and more to a 11,500 square foot warehouse space in the heart of South London, Art Peckham prove that big room raving doesn’t have to be all about global superstars.
The legendary DJ Harvey, former resident of NY’s Paradise Garage, is taking over the Printworks caverns with a hand-picked selection of electronic music’s finest, featuring Peggy Gou, Hot Chip, Skream and many more.
Heading back to Hackney Wick’s The Yard for the third instalment of her Club Yeke series, Tash LC invites a host of hi-NRG guests to bring a little vibrancy to this pocket of East London.
Moxie returns to The Pickle Factory with her stellar ‘On Loop’ imprint. This time, she welcomes ‘the first lady of Detroit techno’, K-Hand, and local legend Gideön. Dress to sweat and maybe to meet your next lover.
DJs Maj Duckworth, Trol23 and Sugai will be spinning the hits of the Aftermath-affiliated billionaire that is Dr Dre, with all proceeds going to the Nomadic Gardens. Dre, all day on the 20th May, what is there left to say?