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.
John Digweed’s Bedrock label celebrates its anniversary on Saturday, October 6th with a multi-room takeover of the Fire and Lightbox nightclubs in London’s Vauxhall. Digweed will take cente stage with support from a selection of artists increasingly exerting their influence on the dance music scene including Amirali, Apparat, Maxime Dangles and Electric Rescue.
Edmonton’s Warehouse club re-opens next weekend with Kerri Chandler headling the Saturday, August 25th party then Copyright & Sam Divine behind the decks on the Sunday. Dan Ghenacia, Nick Curly, Waifs & Strays, Dyed Soundorom and Alexis Raphael are all lined up to play in the weeks after the relaunch of the refurbished club.
South West Four’s afterparty SWMore at Brixton Electric on Sunday, August 26th will be headlined by Sasha. He’ll be joined by Pete Tong, Scuba, Dyed Soundorom, Eats Everything and Eli & Fur for an all-night party following the main event on Clapham Common.
A Night With… returns this autumn for another series of parties where on DJ takes the controls for the full eight hours. Following in the footsteps of M.A.N.D.Y, X-Press 2 and Soul Clap will be Greg Wilson, Sasha and Jamie Jones, but first up is Seth Troxler on Saturday, September 15th.
Following a successful 10th anniversary festival this summer, Secret Garden Party returns in 2013 and earlybird tickets are already on sale. Gardeners this year were treated to giant birthday cakes, wandering camels, skydivers landing in the lake, mass paint fights and planes painting hearts in the sky. Expert a whole host of new wonders from July 25th to 28th.
A Guy Called Gerald, James Zabelia, Loefah, Dusky head the line-ups at Supperclub over the August bank holiday weekend when the Notting Hill Carnival is on its doorstep. From Friday, August 24th to Monday, August 27th there will be tunes from the early evening through to late finishes at the Amsterdam-inspired venue.
Ninja Tune and Big Dada will curate this year’s RizLab stage at the Isle of Wight’s Bestival in September. Over two of the festival’s four days running from Thursday, September 6th to Sunday, September 9th there will be innovative, genre-defying performances featuring Bonobo, Toddla T, El-P and Sticky.
Secretsundaze is relocating to Camden for its Go Bang! all-day, all-night electronic music party on Sunday, August 26th. The Roundhouse will host the 12noon to 10.30pm session, then Proud will take over with music from 10pm to 4am. The line-up includes Matthew Herbert, Levon Vincent, Four Tet and Wbeeza.
Electronica pioneers Clark and Plaid are to perform for Soundcrash at Camden’s Koko on Saturday, September 15th. The show will mark the launch of Clark’s new EP _Fantasm Planes” with support from Eskmo, Raffertie, Illum Sphere and Shigeto. The night will be an audiovisual experience with the venue’s cinema-sized screen in action.
Following a successful launch in May, Sónar will return to São Paulo in 2013 for another festival trilogy taking in three cities across three continents. Along with sites in Barcelona and Tokyo, Anhembi will be the venue of the 2013 Brazilian edition of the Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art.
The FOUND series continues at Vauxhall’s Hidden this autumn with Soltek taking control of the main arch on Friday, September 21st with Addison Groove, J.Phlip and Dexter Kane. Meanwhile in arch two independent Berlin/London-based label Somethinksounds bring some of their top acts along including Dusky and Ossie.
secretsundaze all-day-all-night party secretsundaze Go Bang! is on the move. Still scheduled for Sunday, August 26th over the last bank holiday weekend of the year, the famoys Sunday party promotors are switching to a new location to ensure they put on the best event possible.
If the shouting of “two fat ladies” gets you excited and you like your games with a twist, be sure to give Rebel Bingo a try when it returns to London after travelling the world. The mutant form of bingo invented by accident one night has evolved from a Shoreditch underground secret to a global event. The crew have hosted their wacky brand of the classic game in New York, Beijing, Ibiza, Las Vegas, L.A. and Portugal among others, and are returning to London for just two nights.