Avoid any danger of lapsing into boredom this weekend by indulging in some serious partying. As usual, you’re spoilt for choice, with club nights and DJ sets to suit every possible taste. We’ve highlighted three great nights below, but there are loads more on our Clubs page.
A new party that operates with an open-minded, forward-thinking attitude to electronic music of all shapes and sizes, but leaning heavily towards the underground side of things. The organisers ask that punters don’t muck about with phones on take pictures while they’re on the dancefloor, which seems more than fair enough to us. UK bass royalty Joy Orbison plays a rare set tonight, so get ready to revel in a heady, sweaty mix of low frequency freak-outs, dubstep-influenced house, techno and various other dark dancefloor delights.
After storming three-month sessions from Eats Everything, The 2 Bears and Jackmaster, rave giants Simian Mobile Disco have been announced as the next resident DJs at Shoreditch clubbing institution XOYO. Known for their colourful take on techno, house, disco and acid, SMD have been smashing dancefloors around the world for years, through tracks such as ‘Sleep Deprivation’ and ‘It’s the Beat’ in early years and ‘10,000 Horses Can’t be Wrong’ in later years, also dipping into killer pop melodies along the way. Tonight, SMD are joined by super-funky galactic disco king Space Dimension Controller. Also getting busy behind the decks are London DJ heroes Tasker and Bradley Zero (both of Boiler Room and Principals club night fame) going back-to-back, which should be a beautifully eclectic dancefloor journey.
Now firmly settled in its new home at Corsica Studios (after the closure of London Bridge club Cable in 2013), the Sunday party that caters for night owls and the the hardcore clubbing fraternity is back and stronger than ever. Starting when other clubs call it a night, Jaded delivers a mix of deep techno, hedonistic house and spacey disco, courtesy of resident Raymundo Rodriguez (aka ‘The DJ Who Never Sleeps’) and a host of special guests. Tonight, said guest is deeper-than-deep techno expert DJ Truncate, who should have no trouble helping revellers switch from jaded to jaunty.