Top turntablist DJ Kentaro and newcomer Anchorsong will headline a night of Tokyo’s finest at Londno’s XOYO in July. They’ll be joined by some of the finest turntablists in the UK such as DJ Cheeba, DJ Woody, Reso and DJ Irk on Saturday, July 14th.
Last year’s Ultimate South West Four competition saw a lucky winner and friend jet off to Ibiza for a unique clubbing experience that included VIP access to the London festival too. Now it returns, hosted in conjunction with Amnesia, Pacha and SW4 arena hosts Together, Subliminal and All Gone Pete Tong: this is your chance to win the superstar DJ experience. An all expenses paid holiday most can only dream of, possibly the biggest prize clubland has ever seen.
Summer Sunday afternoons in west London are about to get a taste of experimental electronica in the sun with the launch of Casablanca at Loft Studios. On July 1st Anja Schneider, And.Id, Gerd Janson, Simon Baker, Rob Mello, Derren Smart and Carsten Klemann will get behind the decks with Mobilee Sessions taking centre stage at the Kensal Green venue for the first of the fortnightly Casablanca parties.
For the third year Berlin Music Week is back with a new concept including the Business-Platform ‘Word On Sound’ and new Club Festival, taking place at venues across the city in September.
Teebs, Nosaj Thing and Eskmo make up a trio of headliners for XOYO in Shoreditch on Thursday, July 12th as Soundcrash presents another night of forward-thinking electronica acts. They’ll be joined by some special guests on the night.
Azari & III, Damian Lazarus, Andrew Weatherall and Huxley complete the line-up but one for the first Eastern Electrics Festival on Saturday, August 4th. They join more than 40 other house and techno acts appearing across seven stages at Area 12 on the Greenwich Peninsula, London.
Following the huge launch of Cocoon Ibiza at Amnesia last night, London Warehouse Events have announced the next phase of the story in London: Cocoon Heroes – Into The Magic. On Saturday, December 1st the first large-scale indoor Cocoon show will be held in London with Sven Väth at the helm. He’ll be joined by a hand-picked line-up of headline DJs and guests from the Cocoon family and beyond to play the 14 hour party kicking off at 8pm in the London Please Gardens.
Experimental house and techno comes to FOUND when Blink presents Glass Table at London’s Hidden. Jimmy Edgar, Catz N Dogz, Tom Demac and Kyle Hall will play on Friday, June 29th representing Hypercolour’s sister label.
Urban Nerds return after their fifth birthday for their annual Notting Hill Carnival warm up party. On Saturday, August 25th, the underground party-starters will host acts such as Breakage & MC Wrec, Mala & Coki, Kode9, Jackmaster and True Tiger at Scala in Kings Cross.
GlobalGathering – the UK’s most diverse and progressive electronic music festival – returns to Long Marston Airfield, Stratford Upon Avon on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July featuring headline performances from Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Armin van Buuren, Skrillex, Friendly Fires, Chase and Status, Nero, Annie Mac, Sub Focus, Magnetic Man, Boy Better Know and many more promising to make the 2012 festival the highlight of the summer for dance music fans.
Hidden’s FOUND series brings Berlin’s revered house and techno label Fachwerk to London to mark its 25th release. Mike Dehnert will lead the showcase in Room 1 on Friday, June 15th while Well Rounded Records take over Room 2.
Will Dutta will be joined by collaborators Plaid and Max de Warner when he launches his new album Parergon at the Southbank Centre on Wednesday, June 20th. Pianist Dutta may not yet be out of his twenties, but he can already boast a résumé embracing everything from Russian conservatoire residences to stellar electronic DJ collaborations and fearlessly innovative, yet always accessible performance and record productions. This live show is an opportunity to hear his latest material produced with Plaid and Max de Warner.
Booka Shade, Dubfire and DJ T. headline an impressive electronic music line-up at We Are Industry in Birmingham on Sunday, June 3rd. Along with Lowjak, Burnski, Maxxi Sound System and Manik, Industry are set to fire up the city with three areans of music across an outdoor terrace and two-room warehouse.
If you’re aren’t going to Spain’s Sonar festival in June but want to indulge in three days of cutting edge beats and bass, you can get along to the third edition of Só Not Barcelona. While not on the scale of the electronic music event behemoth, it is a series of free nights at London’s Big Chill Bar featuring Preditah, Kwistax Kicks, and Photonz.
Bristol’s Motion will host an evening of burlesque, magic, singing showgirls and vintage dancing with the Flaming Feathers on Saturday, June 9th. Motion will be renovated into a beautifully embellished cabaret, complete with a 1940s repertoire enriched with crimson draping, intimate candlelit dining and luxurious table service. Expect an elegant and graceful show that mirrors a post-war jazz club with outstanding performances from critically acclaimed and talented performers.
East London will get a street party inspired by Notting Hill Carnival on Saturday, June 9th with an afternoon of electronic music. Promoters krankbrother who live by the ethos that no two parties should be the same, will close down Clifton Street in Shoreditch and provide a stage with performance from Wolf + Lamb, Guti, Stimming (Live), Adeline and krankbrothers.
We’re less than four weeks away from getting outside and dancing to some of the finest electronic music in the countryside surrounding Houghton Hall in Norfolk. This year’s headliners include techno deity Sven Vath, Andy C’s Alive show, electro king Vitalic, Detroit’s Jimmy Edgar and a UK festival exclusive appearance from Plantage 13 acts Stephan Bodzin and Oliver Huntemann.
Glade is the festival of choice for serious electronic music lovers held in the glorious English countryside surrounds of Houghton Hall in Norfolk. Headliners include Rusko, Sven Vath, Andy C, Jimmy Edgar, Max Cooper and Mosca and this year Glade Festival is inviting one artist or an art collective to attend the festival from Thursday, June 14th to Sunday, June 17th to create live art. Glade will provide a 16ft by 8ft primed wall which will act as the canvas for the weekend ensuring the final piece is seen by 10,000 ‘Gladers’ attending the festival.
The last acts joining Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel And The New Blood Orchestra and Suede at hop Farm Music Festival are acoustic singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez, British alt rockers Athlete, Nitin Sawhney, Taj Mahal and Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominated I Am Kloot.
The Red Bull Music Academy is joining forces with FOUND at Hidden on Friday, June 8th for a night of futurist beats headlined by LA beatsmith Daedelus. London’s Vauxhall venue will be a playground for fresh-thinking talent with Dorian Concept, Cooly G and Braiden all performing.
Hip hop legends Public Enemy have been added to South West Four’s line-up for the bank holiday weekend along with a host of other additions. The two-day dance music festival on Clapham Common on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th.
Dance music festival GlobalGathering has revealed additions to its line up plus two new stages. The two-day event returns to Long Marston Airfield, Stratford Upon Avon on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th headlined by Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Armin van Buuren, Skrillex and Friendly Fires. Among the new additions is south London grime act Dot Rotten, nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, for the main stage.
Croatia’s Dimensions Festival is coming to London for a launch party at a secret location on Friday, June 1st. Room one will be hosted by Eglo Records with Floating Points, Alex Nut, Funkineven and a special performance from Mala from DMZ. Room two will host Synkro, Indigo Youandewan and Echer.
This month’s Big Chill Presents welcomes back the Nice Up! crew to help them celebrate their 9th birthday. They’ll be bringing the dub pistols, Serial Killaz, Tomb Crew, Mr Benn, Shepdog and Rompa along to London’s Big Chill House on Saturday, May 19th.
Live From Jodrell Bank has announced further music and science collaborations for its Paul Weller headlined show on Sunday, June 24th. Along with a fascinating programme of science-related activity throughout the day, Craig Charles will be appearing for an exclusive Q&A ahead of the airing of the 10th series of Red Dwarf. He’ll also have a Jodrell Bank scientist on hand to relate the fiction of sci-fi series Red Dwarf to the facts of space exploration, as well as getting behind the decks to deliver his funk and soul show.