Last week we brought you our top picks for the first round of Halloween parties. But with the spooky holiday still to come, there’s plenty more fun to be had. So we run down exactly where you should be dancing this coming Halloween weekend.
Deep house sensations Catz N Dogz are taking headline duties for this bash, kicking off at Electric Brixton this Friday. The Polish duo have had an incredible few years, releasing on labels like Get Physical, dirtybird and Ellum Audio, as well as heading their own Pets Recordings imprint, and maintaining a jam packed tour schedule that saw them hit ENTER., at Space, Paradise at DC-10 and dirtybird at Sankeys in Ibiza this season.
Not only will the duo be joined by the likes of Dark Sky and Kidnap Kid, with releases on 50 Weapons and Black Butter Recordings, respectively, but the famed Gottwood Festival will be providing what are sure to be extremely special production effects to treat all the senses. This year, the team has planned a haunted house for the DJs, a misty forest hideaway for dancers, and other visual mastery including live graffiti backdrops from the Secret Walls team to bring you a taste of the Welsh woodlands that they call home. They’ll even be bringing charity costumes and face painting, making sure everyone can get into the action.
After the massive success of their last party with the one and only Sven Vath, Another Party & The Code are coming at you with a Halloween special that is not to be missed.
Once again, Another Party London are taking over Pulse, but this time they’ve got one of the most storied figures in the game, A Guy Called Gerald, and one of Amsterdam’s finest, Boris Werner. Gerald has over 20 years experience behind the decks and in the studio, and is considered one of the first artists to usher in Chicago and Detroit house to the UK back in the late 80s. Gerald has since collaborated with or remixed the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Goldie, and Derrick May, David Bowie, Roman Fluegel and The Orb, even touring with New Order – the guy’s a living legend. Joining Gerald is the three year running Circoloco resident Boris Werner, who in the last few years has done everything from running his own Late Night Society at the famed Trouw in Amsterdam, while released on lauded labels like Get Physical, Moon Harbour, Area Remote and more. House at its finest.
This London clubbing institution will be hosting what’s sure to be a typically colourful and hedonistic Halloween blowout at one of London’s hottest new venues, Oval Space.
Joining along for the ride, or rather, helping to drive driving the bus, will be Function, aka David Sumner, aka, one half of acclaimed Berlin duo Sandwell District – one of the most highly influential and cutting edge techno imprints and acts of today. Sumner cut his teeth back in the early ‘90s along side legends like Jeff Mills at New York’s famed Limelight. Also keeping the Asylum crazy and creepy will be the shadowy, masked figure, Redshape. Redshape has honed his Detroit influenced sound over many years, and with a catalogue of killer releases behind him, and his dark, twisted, frenzied, drum heavy acid beats sure to keep your feet moving like never before, this masked mysterioso will be perfect for Halloween.
For the last year and a half, Mixmag Live has brought a wide array of underground talent to venues like Village Underground, and this Saturday, they’re returning to the 1000 capacity, turn of the century brick-and-mortar warehouse for more raw, techno madness, featuring none other than Russian femme fatal, Nina Kraviz.
Nina has had another incredibly successful year, reaching new heights of global popularity and musical achievement, holding residencies at parties like Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. in Ibiza this summer, solidifying her status as a major headliner and cementing her prowess behind the decks as a no nonsense, stripped back techno DJ. Joining Nina will be the UK’s Inxec, who’s also had a very nice run to the top of his game in the last few years as well, releasing on labels like Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom, as well as My Favorite Robot, Culprit, Crosstown Rebels, Rekids and Cocoon. Together with James Ruskin and Shifted, this is sure be a night full of dark, warehouse ready vibes keeping your Halloween nice and black.
With one of the biggest and brightest lineups of the weekend, including man of the hour, Breach, the High Definition Warehouse Event caps off Halloween with a major bang.
Taking place at the incredible Great Suffolk St Warehouse, Saturday’s blow out has three rooms of music spanning a wide range of house, techno and bass music to keep everyone’s Halloween bumping harder than a porn star’s bedroom. In Arch 1, ‘Jack’ mastermind Breach is commanding the headline slot, and along with T. Williams and Alexis Raphael, things will be jacking like nobody’s business. Over in Arch 2, Circoloco at DC-10 residents The Martinez Brothers are playing an all night set. The Martinez Brothers have skyrocketed to the top of the world wide circuit in the last few years, playing every major club and party there is, and in the studio, their original productions and remixes continuously top the techno and tech house charts. They’re two of the most infectious artists around, and will lock you into their care free, bouncing groove like few others can. Pulse Radio’s Arch 3 sees a debut appearance by Hypercolour’s Bodyjack, who’s old school rave style ‘Feel Real Good’ EP has stormed the charts and become a dance floor destroyer in the sets of every major jock worth their salt. On headline duties in Arch 3 sits fellow Hypercolour mainstay Shenoda, whose garage-house grooves are guaranteed to make you sweat till the morning light. This is not to be missed.
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