There's a couple of monster festivals going on this weekend. New for this year BLOC, at new venue Pleasure Gardens and up north in Leeds for COCOON IN THE PARK. There are also wicked parties at much smaller venues if festivals are not your thing! (Although if you've never tried one, I strongly suggest you do!) Festival go-ers be warned, wellies may come handy as Cocoon organizers have advised that the ground is wet due to recent weather!
FRIDAY 6th July
BLOC FRIDAY @ PLEASURE GARDENS http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?334867
Heard amazing things about this venue, The Pleasure Gardens. With a line-up including Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones, Art Department etc it looks like it's going to be absolutely sick. Friday would definitely be my choice due to the line-up!
CTRL/SHIFT @ HORSE AND GROOM http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?372680
If you don't want to go to an all out festival head to intimate venue Horse and Groom in Shoreditch. Saytek will be playing a tech house live set!
TECHNO IN MY FRIDGE IVAN SMAGGHE @ CAMP http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?378996
Techno legend Ivan Smagghe here at super cool venue Camp in Dalston.
XOYO VERSES DIRTY CANVAS@ XOYO http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?372680
Nice Guy Eddie
Liking what the Deep-end guys are doing at the moment...check them out at this gallery venue in Old Street if you're after some minimal tech and real music lovers.
SATURDAY 7th July
BLOC SATURDAY @ PARADISE GARDENS http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?355365
More of a lineup for the techno heads this one, the final installment at the new venue Pleasure gardens.
COCOON IN THE PARK @ TEMPLE NEWSAM, LEEDS
No way I am missing this after a great experience last year! Going to party with the northerners this week in a field!! All about the music here and music only. No fun fair rides or candy floss! Thanks Sven!
RHYTHMATIC WITH DJ THREE @ SHUTTER STUDIOS http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?360520
Odsounds B2B Ham Solo
The Rhythmatic nights always smash it! Always a great crowd and at cool intimate venues! This particular one being a great little warehouse in Hackney. Heard good things from DJ Three and with a lineup including the residents I featured with upcoming releases; Archie Hamilton and Ceri, you are guaranteed an amazing night!!
SYNOPSIS LAUNCH WITH JULIETTA/ D'JULZ @ BASING HOUSE http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?355360
- Julietta (Harry Klein Records / Sushitech)
- D'Julz (Bass Culture / Ovum)
- Greg Brockmann (Half Baked/Synopsis)
- Sami Daik (Synopsis)
Based on the idea of conveying a story through music during a short period of time, an interesting concept and one to check out!
Absolutely love Basing house as a venue, its intimate and always pulls in a great fun loving crowd!
TOAST UNDERGROUND PARTY WITH CLIVE HENRY AND LEROY ROBERTS @ THE CAMP BASEMENT http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?371810
Big fan of Clive Henry and heard good thing about this party! Still yet to get myself down to Camp, but there seems to be plenty going on there recently!
SUNDAY 8th July
HALF BAKED WELCOME TO THE SUN http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?349004
Fumiya Tanaka (Perlon / Sundance / Op Disc )
Seuil ( Hold Youth/ Supplement Facts / Eklo / Half Baked )
Greg Brockmann (Half Baked )
Special guest .
As you can tell from my review this week, I'm a big HB fan. Lets hope the sun stays out for another amazing experience!
FUSE WITH SEB ZITO, CHRIS MARAN ITTETSU @ 93 FEET EAST http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/388487591198742/
Fuse is back again this weekend with another great line-up. Chris Maran was on fire at La Vita and you can never go wrong with a set from Seb Zito. Ittetsu is an exciting act too as he has released a few wicked tracks on Fuse's Fusic Vol. 1.
Wow! A lot of good music on this weekend! Enjoy!