The short lists for the Association of Independent Music (AIM) awards have been announced with Enter Shikari the hot tip with three nominations. Alabama Shakes, Frank Turner and Madness have each bagged two nominations.
Festival-goers have until the end of October to vote in the UK Festival Awards. More than 200 events have registered to take part on this year’s awards, giving the three million revellers a chance to give their favourite a vote.
Eastern Electrics returns to the Coronet in London’s Elephant and Castle this new year’s eve with Joy Orbison and Eats Everything getting behind the decks. They join collaborators Snowbombing and Trix as the first confirmations for the annual event from the underground party promoters.
Canal Mills reopens this weekend as a cutting-edge creative space. On Friday, September 28th Simian Mobile Disco, Julio Bashmore, Tensnake and The 2 Bears will usher in a new era for the Leeds venue with Skream and Breakage playing the following night. Illustration collective Technicolour Moon are also getting involved to create a unique space on Brandon Street.
Indulge in with soaring soprano and psychedelic lounge tripiness of Ennio Morricone’s finest Giallo film scores at Shoreditch’s Rich Mix for Halloween. From 7pm on Wednesday, October 31st a selection of Morricone’s sexy Italian-style, 1960s horror-erotica soundtracks will provide the inspiration for a fusion of live music and cinema.
Reggae night Dublime returns in south London this autumn with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, dEbruit and Channel One Sound System at Electric Brixton on Friday, November 2nd. There will be roots, reggae, and all things dub from 10pm to 4am.
SebastiAn, Surkin, Girl Unit and Unicorn Kid will help London promotion The Playground celebrate its fifth birthday with a night of French electro and future bass Koko on Saturday, November 10th. The all-night party will also feature Hackman, Haezer, Trumpdisco and C90s.
Toast the end of festival season with the secretsundaze Summer Closing Party featuring Martyn, Two Armadillos, John Heckle, Giles Smith and James Priestley. They will be taking over the Oval Space in Bethnal Green on Sunday, September 30th to round off the last few month’s of events.
Next September is the landmark 10th Bestival. A limited number of early bird tickets to the boutique festival on the Isle of Wight curated by Rob da Bank go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Friday, September 21st).
The Detroit techno sound is coming to south London when Socialeyes host a FOUND night at Vauxhall’s Hidden nightclub. Flying in from the Michigan city for a rare appearance is Keith ‘K-1’ Tucker. He’s built up a legion of fans since 1990 and now, more than 20 years later, he’s still releasing tunes on his own label Puzzlebox Records under his Optic Nerve guise and as one half of Aux 88’s ‘Black Tokyo’ project.
mulletover has found a home for its Halloween party on Saturday, November 3rd along with two new DJs behind the decks. After the London Pleasure Gardens going into administration, now mulletover will move to a unique location on Wallis Road in Hackney Wick with Kerri Chandler and Deetron added to the bill alongside Cassy, Geddes, Subb-An, Boddika and Huxley.
Bristol’s premier end-of-year clubbing season In:Motion has added another 30 acts to its shows kicking off on September 29th and running until New Year’s Day at Motion Ramp Park. There will be 25 nights covering a vast spectrum of dance music with more than 150 artists, DJs, clubbing collectives and promoters.
French electro don Vitalic releases his third album Rave Age on Monday, November 5th and has a new live show dubbed VTLZR to follow up his acclaimed V Mirror audio visual feast. He’ll debut VTLZR during his tour kicking off in October at Amsterdam Dance Event.
The self-styled Godmother of Japanese electronica returns to the UK and on the back of re-issuing her first 10 albums digitally for the first time. After teaming up with label Bit-Phalanx for her first full UK tour to raise money for the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami appeal, Coppe’ is back with a new show based on this year’s release Rays.
Itay’s number one DJ plays south London on Saturday, November 10th with his biggest UK show. He’ll get behind the decks at Electric Brixton with an Electric Cinema show featuring special guests.
The white-washed, high-ceilinged, exposed beamed setting of Loft Studios in west London has come into prominence this year thanks to nights featuring Soul Clap, MANDY, Anja Scheider and an Items & Things label showcase. This autumn the venue in Kensal Green will host The Loft Studios Presents: intimate Friday night parties with Richie Hawtin’s Minus label, a Halloween special starring Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom plus an appearence from Derrick Carter.
The head of Simple Records and Aus Music, Will Saul, will bring his house sound branded dubdiscohousetechno to the FOUND Wareouse Afterparty in London on Saturday, September 29th. The event will follow the already sold out FOUND Street Party earlier that day featuring MK and will be hosted at a central Shoreditch location.
Eastern Electrics returns for its annual NYE party with partners Snowbombing and Trix. They will return to the Coronet in Elephant and Castle for the second year, keeping the music playing from 9pm on Monday, December 31st through to 7am on New Year’s Day.
Streets Of Beige is back this autumn with a show of their now-signature forward-thinking house and techno headlined by ItaloJohnson. They will host a FOUND at Vauxhall’s Hidden nightclub on Friday, September 14th for an all-night party also featuring Tony Lionni, Marco Shuttle and Meschi.
Circa launches a new night of deep, dark drum and bass at Vauxhall’s Hidden club on Saturday, September 22nd as part of the FOUND series. Break will headline as the event acts as a launch party for his first ever various artists LP – The Other Side on his Symmetry Recordings label.
The Isle of Wight festival curated by Rob da Bank – Bestival – will be streamed live on YouTube around the world in a UK festival exclusive. The live stream will be available on the festival’s official YouTube channel featuring performances on the Main Stage and in the Big Top from Friday, September 7th to Sunday, September 9th.
Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus and Art Department will sound the end of summer for Ciro Loco as its closing party moves from London’s first urban beach to Paddock Wood’s Hop Farm in Tonbirdge, Kent. Organisers stated a few weeks ago it became clear the original venue wasn’t going to be ready so the event was moved to the rolling greens of Hop Farm on Saturday, September 15th.
Rum fans should get themselves to the Big Chill House on Wednesday, September 12th when Santa Teresa Rum host a charity cocktail event. Domingo Fiesta! will see proceeds go to the ActionAid Charity as from 6pm the bar in Kings Cross, London will host an evening of rum goodness, ranging from mouth watering cocktails to rum-infused ice cream as well as rum cocktail flavoured cupcakes.
Earlier this year iconic Manchester band The Happy Mondays returned to the live stage reuniting the full original line up for the first time in more than 19 years. In December they will return to London to play The Roundhouse in Camden, recreating the Madchester movement with support from influential dance act 808 State for back-to-back gigs on Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 20th.
Leeds nightspots Mint Club and Mint Warehouse are putting their expertise into a day festival on Saturday, September 29th with Wolf & Lamb, Soul Clap, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Surgeon, Ben Klock and Sandwell District all set to perform. They will feature across four stages at Lotherton Hall in Leeds.