URBAN NERDS @ Cordy House, Curtain Rd Shoreditch (£25 adv)
Reggae, crunk, hip hop, jungle, dub, D&B etc; The Bug & FlowDan, Drums of Death, Oneman, Thunderclaps, A1 Bassline, Cotti & Cluekid. Snowbombing are hosting the roof 'smoking' terrace with a Caribbean BBQ...
Sounds good but a bit expensive? Line up looks quite dubstep-heavy too fyi
FWD>> vs RINSE FM @ Plastic People, Shoreditch (£20 adv)
Grime, dubstep, funky and bassline house; Kode 9, Zinc, Marcus Nasty, Chef, Luke Envoy, Crazy D, Geeneus...
If you like dubstep ain't nowhere else to be
WORK IT @ Visions Video Bar, Kingsland Rd Dalston (£10 adv)
90s party music; Think Twice, Tina Turnover, Johnny Dett, WAH Girls, Maxwell Jaye, Max Volume, Skamrok
Will probably be loads of fun as long as you don't mind being in a scene-kid sardine sandwich.
GASH! vs SKILL WIZARD @ Efes Snooker Hall Kingsland Road, Dalston (£10 adv, £12 on the door)
Mr Moneybags, Tapedeck, Feeding Time, Team Mega Mix, Florence and the Machine (Dj Set), MAGS, Trencher (Dj Set), Cocadisco, Prancehall, Rockwell (Real Gold), Will Tang Clan, Lovvers (Dj Set), Tiger (This is Music), Str8necklin Crew, Pure Filth, kill Wizard, Snish (Dj set), Run Tings (GOD Squad)
Yep, I'm going to this one because I can walk home. Joke. Gash is a grimy, anything goes affair with so many DJs you can't fail to hear something you like and it's in a snooker hall. OK there's lots of trendies but they're thin & frail - push them out the way. Pass through & say hello.
EAST VILLAGE & AFRONAUGHT @ East Village, Shoreditch (£20 adv)
Phil Asher, Stuart Patterson, Benji B, Orin (Bugz In the Attic), Version Excursion etc
The door fee also includes a free drink - should be a great night for all you broken beat, deepness galore types - nice sound system too.
DJ DEREK & HOODOO HUSTLE @ Nottinghill Arts Club (£15 adv)
DJ Derek, the patois speaking pensioner is always such good value, especially if you love reggae - but even if you don't (like me). Only thing is the advance ticket only guarantees your entry until 10pm?!
STACKED @ The Elbow Rooms, Angel (£20 adv, £30 on the door)
Hip hop/R&B/bashment & soul; DJ 279, DJ MK and the Doctor's Orders team DJ Lok & D.Bo. Apparently there's a VIP room, with drinks and table service, DVD player and a plasma screen, and a dress code - no caps, hoods or tracksuits. I imagine the venue thinks these are bonuses.
SOULBREW @ The Horse & Grooms, Curtain Road, Shoreditch (£15 adv)
Downstairs is hip hop, soul & funk; Spin Doctor, Mr Thing, Geto
Upstairs 'The Disco Loft'; Andy Bird, Yam Who?, Kyri From R2 Records
Should be good vibes but the Doctors Orders party with Jehst & Kashmere the following night looks wicked...
CRATES @ Juno, Shoreditch (£ FREE)
Nu soul, funk, boogie, jazz, rares and a touch of broken.
The ad said "Fun loving, funky, mature people, this one is for you, you will not be disappointed." - In other words this one's for the grown & sexy crowd (and the poor)?
THE BIG ONE
WU YEARS EVE @ Sonar, Baltimore MD ($55 adv + flights...)
Yes you heard - the entire Wu Tang Clan in Baltimore. Baltimore is the STD capital of the US (maybe something to do with having sex on the dance floor instead of dancing?) and it's where they film The Wire so we recommend you get travel insurance if you go.
*I'm aware of loads of other parties but have put this together for our readers in particular - if you think something else should be on here or you think your night will be better than I think it will be feel free to leave a comment below.