Clubbers all over the country seem to be going a bit mad for Hooch, especially of the Hoola variety, so given we’re gonna be hitting a load of dance floors this winter we thought we’d tell you which parties you need to be a part of!
1. Half Baked, 7 Years of love (Great Suffolk Street Warehouse, London, Nov 26th)
The Half Baked crew are known for throwing parties where insane, off the wall production firmly shares the stage with the always on point programming.
For their 7 years of love celebration European trio Arpiar Soundsystem (Raresh b2b Petre Inspirescu b2b Rhadoo) take centre stage and will no doubt throw down another epic set that journey’s through minimal, house, tech house disco and techno.
They will be more than ably supported by HB returner Margaret Dygas. The globe-trotting DJ currently resides in Berlin and will no doubt fill the floor with mesmeric sounds inspired by the Mecca of Techno.
Full line up:
ToFu Productions (aka Thomas Melchior b2b Fumiya Tanaka)
Cabanne b2b Lowris
Pap Inc (aka Seuil b2b Le Loup b2b Robin Ordell)
2. Hope Works vs Atomic Jam present (Hopeworks, Sheffield, Nov 25th)
What happens when a modern northern rave powerhouse teams up with a legendary midlands night? An earth shattering line up of techno heavyweights of course!
Dave Clarke needs no introduction; “The Baron of Techno” has been bringing is hard, future facing beats to floors around the world for over 20 years. The lad from Brighton’s career catapulted into the fast lane with the release of his “Red” trilogy in 1994 and he quite simply hasn’t looked back.
Joining Dave are the Zenker Brothers, the creative siblings hail from Munich and after a brief spell exploring different paths did the honourable thing of joining forces to provide the world with stella, hard techno productions on some of the biggest labels such as Tresor , 50 Weapons and Marcel Fengler’s IMF.
Dave Clarke, The Zenker Brothers, Lo Shea, He/aT, Chris Duckenfield, Stephanie Sykes, Linnemann + More TBA
3. System with Ricardo Villalobos & Seth Troxler (Mint Club, Leeds, 5th Nov)
Ricardo Villalobos could easily fill his time playing exclusively to 50,000 plus crowds but instead the enigmatic Chilean would just as rather inhabit intimate venues if it means the chance to put on one of his marathon masterclasses. Never has a DJ been so at home with B2B sessions so here at Hooch we fully suspect the outspoken and never dull Seth Troxler will join him behind the decks. Seth is always looking to further his musical boundaries and is constantly adapting his sounds to the eb and flow of the environment he spins in. Expect music to do the talking in Leeds this weekend and expect this to go on long past the advertised time!
4. 25 Years of DJ Mag (Part Two) (The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham, 19th Nov)
Moving a bit more into the mainstream comes the mighty train that is DJ EZ. Unparalleled energy matched with a wizard like knowledge of his equipment makes EZ a bass line tour de force.
Also on the bill are Stanton Warriors. These boys have laid down more breaks and set more rooms alight than the new Samsung Note 7.
Expect stomach churning levels of bass and a whole heap of fun coming at you from Birmingham’s premier night spot.
Cause & Affect
5. Cirque Du Soul (Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, 21st Nov)
Cirque Du Soul is an assault on the senses and has been selling out venues all over the country. This is the nights first trip to Cardiff and it promises to be as spectacular as ever. No two CDS shows are the same, with each event tailored to the venue it takes over.
Music is provided by event founders the Weaver Bros, Luke Wolfman and resident Mylo Harvey. Expect everything from latin to funk, house and disco and of course a little soul, all set against a kaleidoscope of colour and fantastical things.
Oh and don’t forget the top hat and tails!
+ More TBA
6. Percolate 4th Birthday (Hidden, Manchester. 19th Nov)
Although Percolate is celebrating its 4th birthday overall it’s only just turning 1 in Manchester and what a place to do it. Hidden has become a seriously hot property; a new jewel in the Manchester crown where you can rave all day and night.
Fittingly for a 1st birthday here the controls are given mainly to one man, none other than Jeremy Underground. The Frenchman has a reputation for leaving no stone unturned, he has a meticulous dedication to all things in his life and music bares the full brunt of his obsession. Expect him to dig deep and create an adventure through house, a sure fire way to warm the cockles on a cold November night up north.
Jeremy Underground (All Night Long)
Krywald & Farrer