PAN-POT EXTENDED SET | iCAN STUDIOS 10TH OCTOBER

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Pan-Pot are back for another London takeover. We were at their sold-out Second State label showcase in March and it was immense. There’s a good reason why they’re on our top 5 DJs list! This time they’ll be playing an extended set at East London’s iCan Studios, a nice spacey warehouse venue tucked away in Hackney Wick. Expect driving dance floor techno that will get the party going from the start – these guys know how to make a crowd sweat. Grab your tickets now as they will sell out.

Pan-Pot play iCan Studios on Friday 10th October | first release tickets are £15 | buy here

PS. We’ve had a sneak preview of their forthcoming Watergate mix album and it’s bloody sensational – we’ll bring you more on that soon.

You can expect some of THIS! from a Pan-Pot DJ set…

KRANKBROTHER CARNIVAL AFTERPARTY

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The last bank holiday of the year is nearly upon us and, ah, how to spend it. We’ve decided to hit up London’s infamous Notting Hill Carnival and spend the day bouncin’ our batties at the Rinse FM stage and munching jerk chicken. When the carnival fun ends we’ll be heading straight round the corner to the Krankbrother Carnival Afterparty which starts at 8pm and keeps going til 6am Monday. They’ve secured a stellar line-up to continue the fiesta. dOP and KiNK will be playing live, underground hero Gerd Janson will be delivering some melodic magic and of course Krankbrother will be playing too. Bring on the three day weekend and the good times!

Krankbrother Carnival Afterparty takes place at Royal Park Studios on Sunday 24th August | buy tickets here

if you’re coming to Carnival, Time Out has an excellent guide here

if you’re looking for something else to do read our Bank Holiday clubbing guide here

get a taste of the Krankbrother sound below…

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY | LONDON TOP PICKS

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Bank Holidays are made for partying.  That extra day allows for extra recovery and extra dancing and with so much going on it can be tricky to decide where to focus your party efforts. That is why we have hand picked our top events going on in London this weekend…

FRIDAY 22.8 | WARM UP PRESENTS MICROTRAUMA | TICKETS

London techno night Warm Up is hosting it’s next party at one of our favourite underground warehouse venues – Crucifix Lanes.  They’re bringing in two top talents from Traum – Microtrauma and Hubert Kirchner, both performing live.  Supported by Warm Up resident and founder Aiden Doherty and a host of other DJs, this has to be our pick to kick off the bank holiday.  Expect to hear all things dark/melodic and emotional.

LINE UP - MICROTRAUMA (live) 2hr set (traum), HUBERT KIRCHNER (live) (traum), AIDAN DOHERTY (Warm Up), RED PIG FLOWER (Entail), CANDI BIANCA,  JORGE MARTINS (mind box music)

SATURDAY 23.8 | SOUTH WEST FOUR | TICKETS

Saturday is day one of the two-day South West Four (SW4) festival taking place on London’s Clapham Common.  With Loco Dice, Tale of Us, Seth Troxler, Booka Shade, Guy Gerber and the legendary Josh Wink all set to play, this has to be the day for us.  Let’s pray for dry weather, but if it rains fuck it; it’ll be a blast anyway!  Our pick has to be the following two arenas:

DJ MAGAZINE ARENA - Loco DiceJamie JonesTale Of Us,Tiga vs AudionPaco OsunaRobert DietzTristan Ingram, Better Lost Than Stupid (Matthias TanzmannDavide Squillace & Martin Buttrich)

LAST DAY ON EARTH ARENA – Sasha, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Seth TroxlerBooka Shade (live), Guy GerberMagdaHenry Saiz [Live Band Show], Bowler, Josh Wink (20 Years of Ovum set)

SUNDAY 24.8 | 2020 DAY AND NIGHT | TICKETS

After the success of their last 2020 Day/Night party over the May Bank Holiday, 2020 Vision are back and throwing one last party at the legendary Shoreditch Underground venue before it shuts for good. Sad face.  But to mark the occasion and celebrate an extra day of partying thanks to this glorious bank holiday they are bringing an incredible line up to this incredible venue. Happy face.  The day party will take place from 1pm to 9pm with the evenings events moving swiftly to secret venue nearby to carry the party on until 6am.  Aiming for a terrace feel, this is going to a nice way to close out the bank holiday antics.

LINE UP - Ralph Lawson, Mario Basanov, Audiojack, Krystal Klear, Purple Disco Machine, Tristan Da Cunha

OTHER TTK PICKS
Hydra 3-day | Carl Craig, Giles Peterson, Matthew Dear, Robert Hood  & more
The Nest & BBQ Roof Party @ Dalston Roof Park | Justin Martin, Mak & Pasteman, Tessellate
Notting Hill Carnival!

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LWE & AWAKENINGS PRESENT DRUMCODE HALLOWEEN 2014

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This is the best London party line-up we’ve seen all year. Hands down. Techno lovers prepare to get very excited when you clap your eyes on this gruesome lot…

Adam Beyer | Agoria | Alan Fitzpatrick | Bart Skills | Dense & Pika Live | Dubspeeka | Dustin Zahn
Geddes | Happa | Harvey Mckay | Joseph Capriati | Len Faki | Mark d’Ground | Max Cooper
Mr G Live | Nina Kraviz | Paul Woolford | Reset Robot | Scuba

Starting at midday the party takes place at Tabacco Dock (superb choice LWE and Awakenings!) and runs til 10.30pm. Now Halloween may seem a long way off but these tickets will sell out fast!

grab your tickets here | facebook event

 

CEREMONY FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

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In just over two months time Found Series will launch another festival – Ceremony.

This spin off from the successful Found brand is bringing some exciting stages and talented artists to North London; Magna Carta, Egg London, Urban Nerds, 51st State and, of course, a Ceremony stage are all confirmed with a secret sixth stage to be announced soon. All with the premise to bring together the past, present and future house and techno stars.

If the previous Found festivals are anything to go by (read our recent review here) then we are certainly in for a treat. With a line up that includes Claptone, Adana Twins, Kidnap Kid, Flashmob, Droog, Chasing Kurt, Lil Louis Inner City, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry, Kevin Saunderson, Nick Curly b2b Simon Baker, DJ W!LD, Fur Coat, Jordan Peak, Citizen, Krankbrother and The Menendez Brothers PLUS that secret stage and other line up announcements, this festival is looking mighty fine.

Found have gone all scientific on us, branding the festival along the lines of the periodic table by shortening the stages to two letter elemental forms with Cr, 5s, Un, Mc and Eg for the stages. I wonder if this means there’ll be interactive science exhibits or maybe even some dissections of EDM DJs? Probably not.

We are super excited for this new instalment from Found. The attention to detail and level of production that goes into their festivals is impressive and we just know that Ceremony is going to follow suit. Of course, there is an after party to go with it too…more details to come soon.

Ceremony Festival takes place at London’s Finsbury Park Saturday 13th September 11am-1opm

grab yer tickets here

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COCOON IBIZA | CLUB NIGHT REVIEW

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Our Monday night visit to Amnesia for Cocoon is now a well established Ibiza ritual. We rocked up this year after spending a beautiful day at our friends wedding, full of prosecco and warm lovey vibes (we had of course changed into suitable rave gear). The super club was filling up fast as we arrived at 12.30am and Franco Cinelli had the terrace shimmying and warming up for a night of non-stop dancing. This year Luciano’s Origins party has taken over the terrace giving it a little added Swiss bounce.

At 2am Mr Vath took to the decks. As always, Sven delivered driving, party techno, full of energy and packed with choice cuts; that man must have one of the best record collections going. We popped over to the terrace to catch some Luciano and have a spin, but the lure of the pounding sound system of room 1 proved too much and we spent the rest of the night glued to the middle of the dance floor, dancing our hearts out. At 7.45am Sven waved us goodbye, the music stopped and we were ushered out the club into the Ibiza sunshine, happy with our techno fill.

Cocoon Ibiza never disappoints! Best techno party in the world….? Probably.

tickets, line-ups and everything else Cocoon here!

These were our tracks of the night…

Thanks for having us along!

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ONE DAY | FESTIVAL REVIEW

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As day’s go, ‘One Day’, was a pretty awesome one. Spending the longest day of the year in a field outside Stevenage was pretty random initially, but we were spoiled with the weather and, as it was to turn out, by a whole host of great sets and hidden gems within them. Stand out had to be Marcus Worgull, who made it look so easy as he slipped in tune after tune of alternative, creative house which he has made his signature sound. In our opinion the most adventurous of the Innervisions crowd, he isn’t afraid to mix genres and indeed decades, in fact a few of the DJs snuck back to the 80s for an old-skool throw-back. Our only complaint was the chaos when it all finished. The ‘mini-buses’ we’d be promised failed to materialise, but we eventually made it back to London safely thanks to Stevenage’s friendliest cab driver. We dedicate this tune of the festival to cab drivers everywhere…

Here’s some other gems we heard, shout outs and thanks to our friends Maxi Mill, Hunee, Konstantin Sibold, and Marcus Worgull for a great day (and night) of music.

Keep your eyes peeled as there are plans for another One Day festival next year…

words | Rose

DEETRON FABRIC 26 LAUNCH | SATURDAY 28TH JUNE

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Ah Fabric,  It’s been a while since we graced the dance floors of this London super club, but this Saturday we’re heading down as Deetron is celebrating the launch of his Fabric album.

Fabric 76 boasts a track listing from artists such as Four Tet, Caribou, RIpperton, DJ Sneak and Moderat – we recommend you get your hands on this Fabric release.  We caught Deetron at Eastern Electrics festival last summer and his set blew us away, so with that in mind we’re pretty excited to catch him in the main room of Fabric this weekend on that monster sound system.

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To make this night even sweeter, Deetron is joined in Room One by Aus Music honcho (and another TTK fave) Will Saul, Fabric resident Craig Richards and a live performance from Redshape.  Room Two is also looking pretty appetising as we’re expecting Terry Francis and Slam to deliver the proverbial techno goods.

Catch Deetron, Will Saul, Craig Richards, Terry Francis and Slam all at Fabric this Saturday 28th June.  Doors open 11pm – 8am.

get yer paws on a copy of deetron’s fabric 76 cd here

be a clever kitty and get your advance tickets now

FOUND FESTIVAL 2014 | REVIEW

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It couldn’t have been sweeter… a day of sunshine, house music and dancing outdoors.  Found Festival came up trumps once again bringing along a stellar line up of some of the best underground artists to their second festival at London’s Haggerston park.

The proceedings kicked off at 11am with one of our favourite house producers, Josh Butler, opening the main stage (read our interview with Josh here) as well as Geddes and Simon Baker opening up the Nofitstate tent with a 3.5 hour B2B set.   It was clear that Found was not shy of using big names to draw in the early crowds and with ten hours of festival time they were keen to squeeze as much talent into their party as possible.   You only had to look at the line up of the main stage to see that this was packed with sets from some huge names – it made it very difficult to pry ourselves away from here (especially when that sun was shining).

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Leftwing & Kody were next up on the Main Stage, followed by Ejeca who really got the party going for us.  He even got his own fly over by the Red Arrows (wonder how much that cost the production team?!).  By now the festival was well and truly filling up with the main stage gathering a decent crowd and so we headed to the VIP area where Krankbrother was hosting a very special Mad Hatters Tea Party with Jack C, Jay Shepheard, Matt Tollfrey and Krankbrother all playing to the exclusive crowd where you could also get your hands on some pretty tasty and intoxicating cocktails.

We weren’t in there for long though as we were once again drawn to the Main Stage where we were treated to sets from duo Dense & Pika (who dropped their massive track Colt, a real crowd pleaser!) and Noir, both of which were acts we had never caught before.  Noir was certainly an act we were excited about seeing especially after listening to his promo mix ahead for Found – we recommend you check this out if you haven’t already!  The Noir Music honcho treated us to some sweet melodic sounds and got deep and dirty with heaps of CO2 cannons marking his set.

Bicep was up next on our list, playing over in the Love Fever tent. The duo delivered a set with a retro electronic feel to it as you’d expect from their recent releases such as Circles. We were like children at a fairground skipping between tents as we made a trip back to Nofitstate to catch the lady of Mobilee, Anja Schneider, who delivered a dark and deep set to the packed out tent.

Closing off the day on the Main Stage were two pretty special acts: self-proclaimed ‘house gangster’ DJ Sneak and Crosstown Boss Damian Lazarus.  You couldn’t have asked for a more fitting end to a festival with the sun setting and Damian playing out feel good tracks (including one amazing number laced with Asian vocals) and closing the festival off at the 9pm mark with 80’s track ‘I Found Lovin’.  Perfect.

What a special day.  Found have really done themselves proud here, fuelling our excitement for their next festival later this year on Saturday September 13th – Ceremony.  With line-up announcements so far that include Louie Vega, Claptone, Kidnap Kid, Inner City, DJ Sneak, DJ W!ld, Fur Coat and more, you just know this is going to be another day not to be missed.

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find out more about Ceremony festival and grab your tickets here