Now that Halloween and its endless parties are gone for another year, what now? Sit inside and play backgammon until New Year’s Eve? Hell, no. There are still all kinds of prime parties and killer club nights happening this weekend, including the three aces we’ve picked out below. If none of them push your party buttons, head straight to our Clubs page for lots more options.
This cunning club concept asks the crowd to answer a topical question by deciding with their feet – on the dancefloor. Two DJs play back-to-back, hoping to gain support for their view from clubbers, who hold up ‘yes’ and ‘no’ ping pong paddles to show which way they’re swaying with each tune. After asking the audience about the Scottish independence referendum in September, the latest question asks where the line is between pop music being sexy or sexist. It’s a biggie. Expect anything from Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’ to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ to – yep – ‘Blurred Lines’. Grab your ping pong paddle, get on the dancefloor and get deciding!
L-Vis 1990 (pictured) and Bok Bok’s bassy, future-funkist Night Slugs label has become one of the most recognised and respected names on the underground, so a showcase from them is always a welcome treat. Both label heads will be on hand tonight to bust out low frequency-delving house, murky techno and glitched soul, with further forward-thinking sounds supplied by Helix, Hysterics and Deamonds.
Top New York DJ duo Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin have built a grand reputation for themselves off the back of their acclaimed disco, house and funk-filled Mister Saturday Night parties in Brooklyn, taking place on – yep – Saturday nights. The pair have now put Sunday night into a disco blender with their Mister Sunday parties, which they brought to London for the first time earlier this year. Unsurprisingly it was a hit with clubbers, who were treated to everything from A Tribe Called Quest to Blawan to A Guy Called Gerald to ’50s rhythm and blues singer Little Willie John. Messrs Carter and Hawkin will be the only faces behind the decks all night, but these two are more than capable of commanding a dancefloor all night long, so prepare for a colourful, groove-laden odyssey that should smash the mundanity of Sunday daytime into pieces. There’ll also be local food stalls, ping pong and general great vibes all day long.
Listen to Mister Saturday Night’s all-day party playlist, put together for Time Out.