The weekend is fast approaching, and so here are Scout London’s four recommendations for clubs.
Perhaps we should say “Saturday is fast approaching” because all of our tips relate to that day.
Phonica Records has helped keep the vinyl movement alive and well for eight years. The Soho shop celebrates this anniversary with a huge warehouse party in Southwark. The line-up is excellent and varied with guests including Benoit & Sergio, Joy Orbison and former sales assistant, now Radio 1 regular, Heidi.
Another significant birthday takes place at Fabric. Since it was founded two decades ago, Soma Records has broken countless quality techno and house acts including Daft Punk. To mark the 20th anniversary, the label’s founders, Stuart MacMillan and Orde Meikle (aka Slam), have invited the likes of Funk D’Void, Black Dog and Silicone Soul to the party.
A Glasgow invasion is completed by Slam’s fellow citizen, Rustie, who plays XOYO. Having built his name as part of the widely acclaimed Numbers collective, Rustie followed Hudson Mohawke in signing for Warp. The XOYO event is the launch party for his eagerly anticipated LP, ‘Glass Swords’.
Our final recommendation is Afro Acid’s ‘Sanctified Beats’ at East Village. Acid house pioneer, DJ Pierre runs the show with guests including the influential muso, Jonty Skrufff.
Phonica 8th Birthday
Great Suffolk Street Warehouse
Saturday 1 October (22.00-06.00)
20 Years of Soma
Saturday 1 October (23.00-08.00)
Rustie ‘Glass Swords’ Album Launch
Saturday 1 October (21.00-03.00)
Afro Acid’s ‘Sanctified Beats’
Saturday 1 October (21.00-03.30)