Free-lectronica’s last show of the year tomorrow (Wednesday, December 7th) at Brick Lane’s 93 Feet East in London is a link up with Bit-Phalanx. There will be live sets from Gareth Clarke and T-toe as well as DJ sets from Ursa and Bit-P DJs – all for free.
Basslines will be felt at the Electric Brixton as the Spectrum NYE 2011 party starts the New Year as they mean to go on – LOUD. Spectrum’s lineups this year have boasted the likes of Chase & Status, Pendulum, Zane Lowe, Sinden, The Japanese Popstars and The Glitch Mob, so for its final party of the year, it’s bringing in dubstep heavyhitters.
Arkitect joins forces with Luciano’s Cadenza Records on Boxing Day for a London showcase of underground minimal and house. Shake off the festive food at The Electric in Brixton featurig Reboot, Robert Dietz, Mirko Loko (live) and Cesar Merville.
Next weekend is the first Together Winter Music Festival at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace venue and the promoters have confirmed it’s a sell out. On Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th the event will welcome some of the biggest names in dance music including Chase & Status, Eric Prydz, Nero, Skrillex, John Digweed, Pete Tong, Sander van Doorn and DJ Fresh.
Acclaimed underground electronic music festival Bloc visits Bristol on Friday, November 25th for a special show as part of the In:Motion series. Top names from the bass scene Artwork and 2562 will be joined by techno dons James Holden and Nathan Fake while Luke Vibert heads up a Bloc showcase. Read on for information on how to win tickets!
Madness’s House of Fun Weekender at Butlins Minehead will be the first time the seminal band play their brand new, as yet untitled, tenth studio album, in all its glory. One of their two scheduled sets over the weekend of November 25th – 28th.
The How’s My Raving? Crew return to the Big Chill House on Friday 2nd December to present The Worst Xmas Party …Ever! Headlining will be a very special DJ set from the shady cut and paste duo Cassetteboy Vs DJ Rubbish, a rare chance to see the strange act of an MC battling his DJ as they go head to head to see who can annoy each other the most – with free entry all night.
For the first time Camden Crawl will be a three day event in 2012. The multi-venue festival is always popular and next year even more people will be able to enjoy the mix of bands, DJs and more. The first acts will be announced in January for the May 4th – 6th weekend, but early bird tickets are on sale now. Tickets are also available for the opening night party featuring six live acts at a special edition of Club NME on Friday, May 4th from 5pm at KOKO. A full music and arts programme will run from midday on Saturday 5th May until the early hours of the following bank holiday Monday.
The line-up for Manchester’s penultimate Warehouse Project party at Store Street party has been unveiled: the New Years Eve party will feature Annie Mac, Fake Blood, Jaguar Skills, Riva Starr and more.
Two leading dubstep forces unite on Saturday, December 10th for TRIBE presents Never Say Die & Circus: a night of big bass, deep dub and forward-thinking underground music. The night at The Electric Brixton will include performances from the Foreign Beggars, Flux Pavillion, SKisM, Slum Dogz, Funtcase, Zomboy.
With just one month to go until Together WMF, we have teamed up with online music hub Soundcloud to give one budding DJ the chance to play at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 26th November. The winner will receive the opportunity to showcase their talents in the 3500 capacity West Hall alongside the likes of Death in Vegas, Vitalic, Fake Blood, Fenech Soler, SebastiAn, Maya Jane Coles and Alex Metric! The winner and a friend will also receive hotel accommodation, VIP passes and their very own drinks rider!
Indie favourites Foals play Manchester’s Warehouse Project in December and the full line up has just been revealed. Critically-acclaimed Tom Vek, Manchester newcomers Stay+ and chillwave solo artist Chad Valley will play live while Friendly Fires and Jackmaster return to Store Street’s decks for a special pre-New Year show on Friday, December 30th.
Olaf Hund returns after the release of his debut single “I Wanna Be Your Ice-Cream” with a new EP release consisting of six songs and three videos, available now through iTunes and all good retailers.
Urban Nerds host a bass-charged Halloween special at a new venue in London Bridge: Crucifix Lane. This raw, warehouse-style club space in the cavernous tunnels next to the station will become a spooky venue on Friday, October 28th and serve as a warm-up for the Nerds’ return to Snowbombing festival in 2012.
Mount Kimbie, Geddes, Horse Meat Disco and the Warm residents have joined the line-up for eastern electrics NYE 2011/12. They join Anja Schneider, Laurent Garnier and Tensnake with more to be announced including a Snowboming secret room.
Ferry Corsten has announced his debut Full on Ferry show in London will be a New Year’s Eve party at O2 Academy Brixton.
Jaguar Skills, South Central, The Japanese Popstars and Hot City will play the Together Winter Music Festival at Alexandra Palace in London. Jaguar Skills and South Central join the line-up on Friday, November 25th while The Japanese Popstars and Hot City play on Saturday, November 26th.
House Rules goes back to Brixton to celebrate seven years as the capital’s hottest house night. Plan B’s huge Funktion One sound system is set for a proper work out from rising UK producers and Steve Angello favourites Third Party, joining Cream Ibiza resident Gareth Wyn and its legendary residents.
Drum and bass legend Andy C is bringing his new Alive show to London for the first time on Friday, November 18th. Billed as an audio and visual assault of the senses, The Executioner will be bringing the production to the brand new The Electric in Brixton.
Drumcode’s 15th anniversary show in London just got even bigger, with Adam Beyer’s spectacular visual show Maze announced for the Great Suffolk Street warehouse party on Saturday, October 29th.
Dutch trance master Ferry Corsten is bringing his Full on Ferry concept to London this winter. Mystery surrounds the exact date and location of the show, but it is guaranteed to feature Ferry behind the decks alongside the best of today’s talent, specifically chosen by Corsten from those who have influenced him musically.
Bugged Out is extending its one-night-only events to a fully-fledged festival at the flagship Butlins in Bognor Regis, West Sussex to banish the January blues away in 2012. From Friday, January 20th to Sunday January 22nd the best in techno, acid house and bass reflecting Bugged Out’s 17 year history will play the indoor festival boasting chalets for every reveller to relax and keep warm in between dancefloor adventures. Butlins has long been a favourite festival venue for Bloc, Bang Face and ATP weekends away, and now Bugged Out is bringing its legendary acts such as Kevin Saunderson and Green Velvet along for its first Bugged Out Weekender.
100% Pure Dubstep is back for volume two. Mixed again by dubstep curator DJ Hatcha, the triple CD compilation showcases dubstep from the underground to crossover and is set to be yet another essential collection.
Olaf Hund returns after the release of his debut single I Wanna Be Your Ice-Cream with a new EP release consisting of 6 songs and 3 videos, released October 3rd.
Goldie will head up the final Playground party of the year at London’s Koko on Saturday, November 12th. Bass Wars will see drum & bass and dubstep pound out at the famous Camden venue with Emalkay, 16 Bit, Trolley Snatcha, Bare Noize, Skism, Sukh Knight and more getting behind the decks.