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The Essential 10

The Essential 10

If you only go out once this month, make sure it’s to one of these...


C.A.M.P, 70-74, City Road, Old St, London EC1Y 2BJ

NO, THIS IS NOT APRIL FOOL'S JOKE. DJmag can confirm that the offer of futuristic dub techno merchant boddika(from Instra:mental),'s Scratcha, Night Slugs' Jam City and garage purveyor T williams all on one line-up on 1st of April should not be poo-pooed as an elaborate rouse designed to make you look silly, it's really going to happen. After hearing Boddika's grime-riddin tech gems landing recently on Swamp81 and soon on Nonplus, we are definitely not going to miss this one. Besides, it's only a fiver before 11.30am, so see you in the basement

Friday 1st April
10pm – 4am £5/£7 after!/brickslondon


Secret London Location

OPTING FOR SOME of the finest deep house DJs and producers in the world over a ballon-twisting children's entertainer to play at it's 7th birthday party in a dirty old warehouse somewhere, Mulletover is celebrating in style. Cadenza associate Reboot and berlin-based Efdemin will spin in the main in the main room, while an Innervisions showcase take over the secound room with deep house bods Dixon and Ame, and disco crate-digger Gerd Janson. The sonic equivalent of a cherry on top will bw presence of Back to Basics in the third room with Buckley, Adam Shelton, Tristan Da Cunha and James Holroyd. Happy birthday indeed!
Saturday 2th April
10pm - 6am £18/£20

Digtal, Times Square, Newscastle NE1-4EP

IT'S OFFICIAL. We no longer have to wait until the Ibiza season to get a slice of Space's pride and joy, We love. Just Head to Newcastle on Easter Sunday and accept that Balearic sun and sea will certainly not be part of the equation. Still, let's not complain. The Jaunt lads have teamed up with Wax:On to prove there is more to Newcastle than Byker grove and a bunch of Geordies. There are in fact some top-notch promotions teams at work within the city, teams that are willing to book in one of Ibiza's best-loved Ibiza parties and invite Tensnake, Dixon, Nina Kravitz, PBR Streetgang and People Get Real to play alongside the residents.

Sunday 24th April
10pm – 4am £11





Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Road, London SE17 1LB

YET AGAIN, Trouble Vision has pulled it out the bag. Following Move Ds exploration of electronic heritage last month, the TV crew has invited Dirtybird Records mainstay Justin Martin and occasional contributor Julio bashmore to bring the bass-tinged house, with Numbers' honcho Jackmaster in tow. Meanwhile in the secound room, Swamp81s tablehead Loefah will be joined by wookie and Dark Sky who will lay down the forward thinking dub on Corsicas exemplary soundsystem. Ear Plugs are certainly advised, this will Get noisy.

Friday 8th April
10pm - 6am £8/£10/£12 


TBA, London

ZEV AND GADI(Wolf & Lamb) and Eli and charles ( Soul Clap) need no introduction. Responsible for the slew of lush downtempo house, techno, disco and soul way before ther even thought about doing head to head mix for the DJ Kicks series, these guys are two of the most sought after DJ partnerships in the world for and discrning clubbers favouring future-retro house and disco. Now's the chance to catch tunes from the likes of Deniz Kurtel, Nicolas Jaar, Greg Paulus and the lads themselves compiled with style and finesse on a booming soundsystem somewhere in London. Not to be missed

Saturday 9th April
11pm – 6am £10/15 adv




Sankeys, Radium Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6LG

POPPING BACK to its spirtiual home in the north, Bugged Out! has gone for all-out bass this April, booking fidget aficionado Fake Blood to play alongside two of the finest dubstep DJs in the UK, Ramadanman and Ben UFO. Expect the roof to be well and truly booted off Manchester's most prized venue for this Fool's Day massacre. The trendy kids will getting down for this one (students get two quid off!)



Friday 1st April
11pm – 5am £12/£10




Secret Warehouse, London

WHATS THE BEST WAY TO SPEND EASTER? Gorging on chocolate Easter bunnies while lounging to '80s Fantasy movies on TV or off your mugget, rambling from club-to party-to club from thursday to Sunday? We suspect the latter, so what better way than to kick things off with a 2020 vision party featuring Detroit maverick Stacy Pullen, label head Ralph Lawson, Diynamic's Solomun and Stimming(live), Belgian house duo FCL, upstart David August, Moodymanc and Ron Basejam from Crazy P? What happens next is anyone's guess

Thursday 21st April
9pm – 6am £10/£18 


The Masque, 90 seel street Liverpool, L1 4BH

FRESH FROM celebrating its birthday with Boys Noize and Chase & Status last month, Chibuku is back at Liverpool's The Masque with a host of legends on board once again. French pop/indie/dance crossover junkies 2ManyDJs will mash things up in The Theatre, while dnb dominator Andy C and dubstep styler Breakage  take over the Loft to create the hysteria required for any required for any religious celebration. The Chibuku crew will make sure this a very Good Friday indeed!


Friday 22nd April
10pm–3am £15-£13




Sankeys, Radium, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6JG

UNLESS, FOR SOME ABSURD REASON, you'd filled your ear canals with cement at some point over the last twelve months, you'd have realised that the Hot Natured partnership ( Jamie Jones and Lee Foss) is totally on fire at the moment, spitting out future think disco-laden house music like a Sunday League footballer flops phlegm. Joined by Richie Ahmed, Jamie and Lee will take over Sankeys basement, where the wonky disco bass will come a-gushing.


Saturday 30th April
11pm – 6am £10-£13 


Ewer Street Warehouse, 31 Great Suffolk Street SE1 0NR

FRANKFURT'S IMPRINT AND CLUB, COCOON is coming to london taaaan this month but without its Papa, the hot blooded Sven Vath. Not to worry, Romanian tycoon Raresh will be joined by his fellow techno Mafioso associates Pedro and Rhadoo ( the founders of [a:rpia:r]) to unleash an eight-hour-long barrage of beats onto a dirt ridden warehouse. Meanwhile, in room two, Markus Fix and Iliario Alicante will smash out enough tech-heavy sounds to give a rave donkey tinnitus. Hold on to your hats, kids!

Saturday 9th April
10pm – 7am £12.50/£15/£16