Boogaloo | Shanti Celeste
Wednesday 4th October | 24 Kitchen Street
Chilean born Shanti Celeste cut her teeth in the Bristol music scene before moving to Berlin.
Through working in the famed record store Idle Hands, she developed a diverse music taste which has transcended into her DJ sets. From soulful house and disco to the darker side of acid and techno … Shanti is a selector that’s rocketing to serious heights.
Top pick if you’re into: Julio Bashmore, Ricardo Villalobos, Peggy Gou
Liverpool Disco Festival
Sunday 7th October | Camp and Furnace
The brainboxes behind Hustle, Suncébeat, and Southport Weekender know that one groove a thon per year is just not enough. Feeding Liverpool’s insatiable appetite for dancing, the promoter pantheon have been delivering the bi-annual Liverpool Disco Festival for 30 years now. From Chaka Khan to A Tribe Called Quest, the seminal festival has a proud history of eclectic headliners and this year will be no different with the next event taking place in October across a cluster of venues in The Baltic Triangle.
Top pick if you’re into: Linda Clifford, Julie McKnight, Ron Carroll
Friday 6th October | Liverpool Guild of Students
If Sundara Karma’s critically-adored debut planted the seed of their arena-sized ambition, their legendary headline show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire saw that potential in full bloom. Widely heralded as the most infectious and energetic live show seen in years, the album release show certified their trajectory from rookie to royalty. With the bar set high, the Reading quartet will hit the road again this autumn for what promises to be another unforgettable tour.
Top pick if you’re into: Clean Cut Kid, The Night Cafe, High Tyde
Saturday 28th October | Camp & Furnace
Wanting to promote a party in his hometown of Liverpool where he could play quality electronic music, Yousef first conceived the idea of Circus over a decade ago. As his rep snowballed and his phone book grew, Circus evolved from a one-room house party to a globally-recognised event featuring every iconic figure of dance music. The event is now in its 15th year, and despite expanding to London and New York, its spiritual home well and truly remains in Liverpool. The Circus head honcho returns to Camp & Furnace this October with a roll call of talent for his annual Halloween extravaganza.
Top pick if you’re into: Carl Cox, Eats Everything, Steve Lawler
Melodic Distraction with Andrés
Saturday 14th October | Secret Location
Melodic Distraction is kicking off its third season of partying with a bang. Detroit’s house and hip-hop icon Andrés will be making his Liverpool city debut in a super secret, never before used location. While we can’t tell you much about the venue, one glance at the ear-pleasing lineup will be enough to make you reach for your wallet…
Top pick if you’re into: Theo Parrish, Moodyman, Marcellus Pittman
Friday 27th October | Invisible Wind Factory
With their eagerly-anticipated album Love What Survives hot off the press, you can guarantee Mount Kimbie will be firing on all cylinders on their round of the UK’s most iconic venues. It’ll be the first time in four years that the post-dubstep duo air new material and from the sounds of the album– which features the likes of King Krule and James Blake– we’re guessing it’s going to be as electric onstage as it is on record.
Top pick if you’re into: Gold Panda, Floating Points, Four Tet
Wednesday 4th October | Leaf
Having risen to fame as the guest vocalist on Chase and Status’s track ‘When It All Goes Wrong’, Tom Grennan is sparking the flame to blaze his own trail. Armed with a cheeky chappy charm and a gravelly soul-tinged voice that’s emotive beyond his years, the 20-something delivers a live show that’s more than you’ll bargain for.
Top pick if you’re into: Rag‘n’Bone Man, Maverick Sabre, JP Cooper
Prince | A Tribute by Late Nite Tuff Guy
Saturday 14th October | Underground
Australia’s finest musical export Late Nite Tuff Guy takes a journey back to celebrate the life’s work of one of the greatest showmen, producers, and songwriters to ever grace a stage. Following the tremendous success of the show over in Oz, LNTG is bringing his immersive all night tribute to the Purple One over to our home turf.
Top pick if you’re into: Prince.
Boogaloo 2nd Birthday | Afriquoi, O’Flynn
Friday 20th October | 24 Kitchen Street
Has anyone else noticed there are a lot of birthdays this year? Funny that. Well, Boogaloo have another unmissable celebratory bash to add to the calendar. UK afro supergroup Afriquoi will be delivering an education in dancefloor-friendly fusion. Blending Congolese guitar and Gambian kora with UK electronic sensibilities, it’s oral gold for those world music fans with one foot in the clubs. Joining them on the bill will be emerging London-based producer O’Flynn with his unique brand of world music-tinged dance. Boiler Room hailed him as ‘one of dance music’s most prosperous newcomers’ and James Blake counts himself as a fan, it’s only a matter of time before you do too.
Top pick if you’re into: Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra
Friday 6th October | Invisible Wind Factory
Making a statement of intent for their next chapter, Abandon Silence are returning with a new venue set up at Invisible Wind Factory and a triple threat lineup. In the larger of the two spaces Regraded head honcho Midland will go b2b with Fabric resident and Houghton Festival curator Craig Richards all night long. Meanwhile, Queen of the AVA Festival Boiler Room Saoirse will be taking control of the new black box space. Tickets are already flying off the shelf for this one, so act quickly!
Top pick if you’re into: Midland, Craig Richards, Saoirse