As the May bank holiday looms K / D Keep It Deep hand pick some places / spaces / raves & a few dj’s you might like to check out, get loose with and try out those new summer dance moves to. The weather warms up, shades and sharp footwear sport as London puts its best foot forward. This city has some of the worlds most regarded and respected house artist / producer / djs in town and the key question is who you going to witness the fitness with?
TROUBLE VISION & TIEF present MCDE, DJ KON, AXEL BOMAN, SESSION VICTIM LIVE & CHRISTOPHER RAU @ CORSICA STUDIOS.
This is a pretty major line up with MCDE headlining, pushing that deeper house vybe, expect vocals and grooves from all acts on the bill in one of London’s on point venues with neat sound system and friendly crowd. Check the MCDE mix recorded live at Boiler Room Berlin in 2011 still sounding so fresh.
DEVIATION presents BENJI B, OMAR S, JACKMASTER, SEB CHEW, MOXIE, RADI DADI & JUDAH @ XOYO
Benji B brings the soul, rap, hip hop & house and spice to the mix and this line up is no exception with FXHE detroit based label boss Omar S in the place who has just recently dropped his second album & also Jackmaster the man of the moment headlining. This will be a busy affair at XOYO, get a good spot on the stage under the strobes and rock out with a red stripe. Check the Benji B carnival special mix to catch the sounds on the night. Check the special Soundcloud mix
RHYTHM SECTION with ANDREW ASHONG, CKTRL, AL DOBSON JR & BRADLEY ZERO @ CANAVAN’S POOL HALL
Rhythm Section is the spot to check in South London hosted by Bradley Zero of Boiler Room fame, get to know if you dont, as this will be a very special get down with Andrew Ashong who has released with Theo Parrish on his Sound Signature imprint headlining, nothing more to add. This is going to be pretty sweaty, heads down, straight up raw music from house to techno and all that good sheez inbetween and then some. Peckham strong, you done know.
JUST FOR YOU present CASSY, JOY ORBISON, EVEN TUELL & BANKHEAD @ OVAL SPACE.
This one will be a road bloke but we are going to recommend you get there later, swerve the obvious head liners and check out Even Tuell who runs the awesome Workshop record label making a statement at this new popular venue. Check this mix and interview provided by the Manchester based party Meandyou who booked Even Tuell not to long ago
WAX’D present PATRICE SCOTT @ DANCE TUNNEL
Wax’d return to the coolest venue in Dalston Dance Tunnel to present an extended set by Patrice Scott, Sistrum label boss, expect some existential soul searching sounds, structures and forms, this one is a lowkey, heads down jaunt with a crazy ass strobe light and a dark room full of bodies bouncing, no pretentiousness to be found here.
BLOC SERIES 1 present EGYPTIAN LOVER + BEVERLY HILLS 8083030 aka I-F @ EAST LONDON WAREHOUSE TBC.
BLoc continue with there series of events highlighting there inspirations and for this occasion we see true 80’s electro innovator LA’s Egyptian Lover headline shaking you down with some electro funk boogie futurism alongside, I-f playing a special techno and acid set. Check the Egyptian Lover collab with Jimmy Edgar for the groove.
SECRETSUNDAZE present DERRICK MAY, SOUNDSTREAM, MIDLAND, XDB, JARED WILSON @ THAT CLUB DAY PARTY & AFTER PARTY AT BUSSEY BUILDING
Secretsundaze open up there summer series with a two party affair, get ready, part 1 see’s Detroit legend Derrick May, Sounstream Live, Midland, & of course Giles & James throw it down. Then the after party see’s XDB & Jared Wilson headline alongside the residents. This is one of London’s most consistent parties that has seen it all and still come back with jam packed line ups & solid production with whistles & bells to add to the experience. Check out this Soundstream mix recorded live for Boiler Room Berlin.
ELECTRIC MINDS present STEFFI PANORAMA BAR 05 LAUNCH PARTY WITH ANDRES @ STUDIO SPACES
Electric minds present an album launch party for Steffi releasing Panorama Bar 05 which is one of the tighest and most relevant and on point mix series out there. Andres is special guest and being a Detroit local his output can be caught on Moodymann’s KDJ and Mahogani Music imprints, dont forget Dolan Bergin & Fold will also hype up the crowd with there unique sounds. This sheez is going to get real deep into your soul, prepare for the dancefloor to be burning up with smiling faces and hands in the air.
NEED2SOUL presents THEO PARRISH X JOE CLAUSSELL X RON TRENT @ OVAL SPACE.
Need2Soul the underground soulful house party that is famed for presenting exclusive Ron Trent UK dates return with a powerhouse line up that includes Theo Parrish of Sound Signature fame, Joe Claussell of Sacred Rhythms fame and also MR prescription himself Ron Trent. Expect footwork masters, pure goodness for the soul and sweat dripping from the walls, pure excitement and realness. This one should be a highlight like the rest of the parties highlighted. Check the Joe Claussell mix to get you into the right mood, for a steamy dance off.