02.31 presents Flava D | Sat 2 July | Rainbow | £10
Bassline queen Flava D brings her uniquely grimey brand of garage to the Roof Garden as part of S.O.U.P. and 02.31’s weekly series of summer parties. A producer first and foremost, expect to hear many of her own original productions in her set, from club banger ‘In the Dance’ to Royal-T collab ‘On My Mind’. Also performing is leading UK Funky collective Crazy Cousins and long-time Rainbow resident Tom Shorterz. See our feature here.
Shadow City + Leftfoot: O’Flynn | Fri 1 July | Hare & Hounds | £5
Underground music purveyors Shadow City and Leftfoot introduce an exciting new talent: O’Flynn. Venturing from dark, calypso-inspired house on Blip Discs release ‘Tyrion’ into more melodic territory on the uplifting ‘Desmond’s Empire’, O’Flynn’s diverse, percussive tracks have already earnt him the support of Stamp the Wax and Boiler Room, and there are no signs of him letting up any time soon.
Penda Launch Party | Sun 3 July | The Night Owl | TBC
Just two things are certain aboiut this mystery shrouded launch. One: the lineup includes resident DJs Bunny, Cam, Darr and Elliott; and two: it marks the start an all-new Sunday daytime event named Penda. With the venue finally announced as the lovely limited capacity Night Owl, it should be well worth discovering what other delights are up its sleeve. www.facebook.com
So It Goes: The Summer Street Party | Sat 2 July | Nightingale | From £11
Confetti cannons, fire breathers and beach balls: So It Goes presents a spectacular summer showcase at Nightingale. From midday till 10pm, DubRocca, Hott Like Detroit and a host of other DJs take to the decks for an extravagant afternoon of jackin house and (fingers crossed) sunshine.
Moschino Hoe, Versace Hottie: Shabba Ranks Special | Sat 2 July | Spotlight | From £3
Fire extinguishers at the ready as MHVH sets the dance floor alight with the incendiary sounds of dancehall, R&B, hip hop and bashment, a tribute to legendary dancehall musician Shabba Ranks.
Published on: Tue 28 Jun 2016