Thursday 19th October | Ronnie Scott’s
Friday 20th October | Printworks
How Tom Misch became the producer-du-jour from the confines of his bedroom we’ll never know. The musical mixologist has been whipping up concoctions of juicy jazz chords, dirty basslines and blue-skied melodies for everyone from Loyle Carner to Zak Abel. Now, with a debut album in the pipeline, it’s his turn to take centre stage for a handful of shows in his hometown.
Top pick if you’re into: Mura Masa, Jordan Rakei, Zak Abel
Adam Beyer presents | Drumcode Halloween
Saturday 28th October | Tabacco Dock
Techno titan and Drumcode head honcho Adam Beyer is pulling out all the stops for his annual Halloween bash. The spook fest will see a goosebump-inducing lineup take to the warehouse space of East London’s Tobacco Dock. Demon-behind-the-decks Ilario Alicante will be spinning hotter-than-hell mixes, Alan Fitzpatrick will be whipping up a deadly concoction of dance, and the curator himself will be working his magic behind the decks– ensuring no-one leaves feeling anything less than spellbound.
Top pick if you’re into: Ben Klock, Nina Kraviz, Andrew Weatherall
Tuesday 31st October | Heaven
For all the devastating candour MUNA deliver in their universal lyrics, they offer up the perfect antidote in the form of effervescent ‘80s-inspired choruses. With their arsenal of cathartic dance floor fillers (think Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’) the LA-hailing trio have been liberating listeners one song at a time. Catch the girls in action during their brief stint in the Big Smoke.
Top pick if you’re into: Tegan and Sara, Robyn, Fickle Friends
Jackmaster and Numbers | Mastermix
Friday 6th October | Electric Brixton
Cancel all plans for the first Friday in October because Jackmaster is bringing his widely-acclaimed Mastermix series to Electric Brixton. Joining him will be techno pioneer Derrick May (who’ll be making his Mm debut) as well as Phonox’s Saturday night resident HAAi, and Panorama Bar resident nd_baumecker.
Top pick if you’re into: Robert Hood, Midland, Theo Parrish
FabricLive 18th Birthday Weekend
Friday 20th October | Fabric
The holy pantheon of electronic music (aka Fabric) has been bringing clubbers world-class lineups for 18 years now, so it’s only right that their birthday celebration delivers one of the best bills yet. After what was a 15-year residency, Hype and Hazard of Playaz will be returning to RM1 for the first time since reopening to deliver a lesson in high-energy Drum & Bass. They’ll be passing the baton to the scene’s most amusing yet dexterous duos Dub Phizix & Strategy before giving way to three massive back to backs. With the addition of a second room dedicated to the dub-weighted spectrum of sound, it’s guaranteed to be one of the biggest nights of the year.
Top pick if you’re into: Andy C, Dilinja, Camo & Krooked
Wednesday 25th October | Village Underground
“Jack of all trades, master of none” is a phrase that is single-handedly shunned by Kojey Radical. The Hoxton-hailing 24-year-old is a dab-hand at poetry, music, mixed-media visual, and directing his own record label PUSHCRAYONS. He’s been dubbed ‘the voice of a generation’ for his exploration of identity, race, class, and social unrest across multiple art forms. Plus, everyone from The Guardian to Dazed has tipped him as one to watch this year. Most importantly though, his music boasts a mean flow and the kind of gravelly tone that’ll floor you when you hear it live.
Top pick if you’re into: Kendrick Lamar, Ghostpoet, Loyle Carner
Tuesdays 10th & Wednesday 11th October | The Roundhouse
West London’s pirate radio station and stars of BBC3’s People Just Do Nothing are hitting The Roundhouse for two huge London shows. Though Kurupt FM are renowned for their antics-fuelled comedy, they’re also well-versed in getting a room gassed with sharp mixes of 2-step classics. Champagne, stunts and special guests are staples in a Kurupt show, but it’s wise to expect the unexpected from these OG troublemakers. Locked in, locked on.
Top pick if you’re into: Craig David, So Solid Crew, DJ Luck & MC Neat
Yeezy Does It
Friday 6th October | Trapeze Bar
If there’s one human on this earth that’s as hated as he is loved, it’s Kanye. So naturally, in celebration of one of the most controversial, creative and influential artists of our time, The Doctor’s Orders will be dedicating three hours to ‘the greatest living rock star’. CJ Beatz & DJ Cable will delve into the archives to spin hits from his earliest incarnation as Roc-A-Fella’s in house producer, all the way through to his latest masterpiece ‘The Life Of Pablo’. We heard there’s even going to be a chance to take a selfie with Mr & Mrs. West…
Top pick if you’re into: Kanye West, Jay Z, J.Cole
Sunday 8th October | Phonox
There aren’t many DJs who can claim to be as influential on the US house and garage scene as Kerri Chandler. The veteran selector has been producing deep and soulful beats since the early ‘90s, building a reputation for moving and energetic sets that fuse analog and digital. Catch the king spinning at London’s hottest underground venue, Phonox.
Top pick if you’re into: Masters at Work, Seth Troxler, Cajmere, Larry Heard
Thursday 19th October | Shoreditch Town Hall
You may recognise French-Cuban duo Ibeyi primarily from their show-stealing cameo in Beyoncé’s visual masterpiece for ‘Lemonade’, but that’s about to change. The Paris-based twins are blazing their own trail with a bewitching concoction of soulful vocals and hypnotic percussion, blended together by a mix of Yoruba and English tongues. They’ve been tipped as ones to watch by everybody who’s somebody and with their sophomore album due at the end of September, there’s never been a more exciting time to catch the girls in action.
Top pick if you’re into: Laura Mvula, FKA Twigs, Little Dragon