First names for Bloc. 2011

Bloc Weekend will celebrate its fifth birthday with respected techno act LFO, Moderat’s last performance until 2013 and a debut appearance from Vitalic. Butlins Minehead will once again become a ravers paradise covering the entire spectrum of electronic dance music.

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Eastern Electrics: Back to the Tunnels NYE 2010

Bring in 2011 with eastern electrics, returning to host the biggest underground party of the year at one of London’s best-kept secret spaces. Wave goodbye to 2010 and say hello to the new year with 10 hours of techno, dubstep, house and electro spread over three rooms.

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Urban Nerds Halloween Special at XOYO

The Urban Nerds get spooky this halloween with a party at London’s newest club – XOYO in Shoreditch. The star of the show will be dubstep start Joker supported by breakthrough talent Circus Records frontmen Cookie Monsta, Flux Pavilion and Doctor ‘Sweet Shop’ P on Saturday, October 30th.

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New comedy: Dave's One Night Stand

Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican are to join Ben Elton and Johnny Vegas for Dave’s One Night Stand. The freeview channel’s new commission sees top comedians go back to their home town with one objective: to make their locals laugh.

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Big Chill House Fourth Birthday Free Party

To celebrate four years of the Big Chill House in Kings Cross, London, the bar is opening its doors with a free party and free drinks to a soundtrack of reggae, dancehall, world, electronic and house. Toddla T and El B will be joined by residents from the parties hosted at the venue to blow out the candles and celebrate another successful year on Wednesday, October 20th.

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Thousand Autumns make EP available for free download

Five-piece rock band Thousand Autumns from Hertfordshire formed in March 2010 and have already completed their debut four track EP City of Sun. Combining the diverse influences spread across the band, they create melodic-catchiness backed up by unique, coma-inducing riffs that separate them from the typical sing/scream bands of today.

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Culture Clash Round 2: Battle of the London Soundsystems

For the second time the Red Bull Music Academy is bringing together four soundsystems to contest an almighty battle of the bass. Representing the four branches of London bass music across five rounds of cross-genre explorations, Camden’s Roundhouse is to have its foundations shaken as Goldie’s Metalheadz seek to retain their crown from the last soundclash.

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DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs revealed at two simultaneous parties

The moment the most famous DJs on the planet bite their nails and wonder how dance fans across the globe rate their mixing and tune selection skills against their peers is almost upon us once more. Yes, the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs 2010 is to be revealed later this month and the question is will it be the end for the trance stranglehold on the number one spot and Armin Van Buuren’s three year reign at the number 1 DJ? All will be revealed on October 27th with simultaneous parties in London and Manchester crowning the fan favourite.

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Hell's Half Acre at The Old Vic Tunnels

The Lazarides galleries has operated for years outside the conventional gallery system – with founder Steve Lazarides the one-time agent for Banksy. Although now operating from more traditional gallaries in Newcastle and London’s Soho together with off-site projects and online activities, Hell’s Half Acre is going underground – literally – by teaming up with The Old Vic Tunnels for a ground-breaking series of installations from Tuesday, October 12th to Sunday, October 17th.

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Bedrock turns 12

Bedrock takes over the O2 Academy Brixton this Saturday as part of its 12th Anniversary celebrations. Joining John Digweed for his final UK date of 2010 is the legendary Carl Cox, as Bedrock12 plays host to a house and techno masterclass.

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Metroplex 25th birthday at Fabric

One of the finest labels in techno history, Metroplex, is having a proper knees up in London to celebrate its 25th birthday next month with superclub Fabric boasting a special room one line-up to tempt fans down to the venue.

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Leftfield winter tour

After wowing festival crowds at RockNess, Creamfields and LED, electronic music pioneers Leftfield are to embark on a UK tour to cap a comeback year in which Neil Barnes has brought the band back to the live stage. Barnes will be joined by original vocalists Djum Djum, Earl 16 and Cheshire Cat to demonstrate once again why Leftfield Live is a must-see music experiences.

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Deadmau5 winter tour

Canadian Joel Zimmerman, aka deadmau5, has made his ascent to superstar DJ status in a relatively short space of time thanks to his gimmicky mouse head which he wears for much of his sets as well as tapping into the progressive house and electro scene which has been the favoured 4/4 flavour of clubbing in recent years.

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