Club Tip CMU Approved

Approved: Christmas and New Year club tips

By | Published on Friday 19 December 2014

Christmas is a time for giving and getting together. No, not giving presents and getting together with family – giving money to promoters and getting together with a room full of (mostly) strangers. OK, you can spend Christmas Day with your family. The clubs are shut, after all. But, oh what treats are on offer once all that’s done with.

Seth Troxler

Below are some opportunities to get straight back on the clubbing horse on Boxing Day in London, followed by a selection of the best New Year’s Eve parties around the UK.

Backto95 Boxing Day Special at The Scala
They’ll be heading Backto95 at The Scala, with the Kings Cross venue split into four rooms covering different genres. The main room will have old skool house and garage classics, headlined by Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont. Then there’ll be old skool jungle in the Glass Bar, soulful deep house hosted by in the Foyer Bar, and 80s/90s soul, R&B and bashment in the Balcony Bar.

Friday 26 Dec, The Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9NL, 10pm – 6am, £15-50 More info here.

Spoony’s House Boxing Day Special at The Jazz Café
Rinse FM’s Friday night man DJ Spoony will host this party at the Jazz Café in Camden, where he’ll be joined by Norris ‘Da Boss’ Windross, DJ Talent and MC Ranking for a night of UK Garage and soulful house. There’ll be Christmas giveaways on the night too, apparently.

Friday 26 Dec, The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London, NW1 7PG, 10.30pm – 4am, £15. More info here.

Shut That Shit Down & Step Back Boxing Day Old School Special at Brixton Jamm
Shut That Shit Down and Step Back are teaming up for some junglist action at Brixton Jamm, which will specifically cover the years 1988 to 1994. DJs holding hard and fast to that rule will include Fabio, Grooverider, Randall, Edzy, 2 Bad Mice, Kenny Ken, Jumpin’ Jack Frost and Doc Scott.

Friday 26 Dec, Brixton Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6LH, 10pm – 7am, £15. More info here.

Slam NYE at The Glue Factory
If you’re up Glasgow way at Hogmanay, this looks like the place to be to see in the new year. Longstanding party planners, and founders of Soma Records, Slam will take over The Glue Factory. With them will be a roster of local talents including Silicone Soul, Animal Farm, Sunday Circus, Petrichor and Platform 18.

Wednesday 31 Dec, The Glue Factory, 22 Farnell Street, Glasgow, G4 9SE, 9pm – 3am, £20. More info here.

Slide and Get Diverted NYE 2014 at The Prince Of Wales
Back down south again, the ever excellent Gilles Peterson will be heading up Slide and Get Diverted’s party over at The Prince Of Wales in Brixton. Also on the bill are Simbad, Elijah Collins, Rob Alldritt, Lloyd Wakeman, Eskimo Twins, Russell Wayne, Jason Marsham & Patrick Cresswell, Caroline Banx, Rich Smith and Lloyd Evans.

Wednesday 31 Dec, The Prince Of Wales, 467 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8HH, 9pm – 6am, £15-75. More info here.

Fabric NYE at Fabric
Always a winner, Fabric is back for its sixteenth annual New Year’s Eve blowout, this year headlined by Seth Troxler, Scuba and Jackmaster. Also on hand will be CW/A (live), PBR Streetgang, Magda, Heartthrob and, of course, residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis.

Wednesday 31 Dec, Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ, 9pm – 9am, £20-45. More info here.

Vagabondz at a secret East London warehouse location
The CMU approved Congo Natty will be heading up the Vangabondz NYE bash, which features a great line-up of supporting spinners. Mala & Coki (aka Digital Mystikz) will be there, as will Sub Phizix & Strategy, MJ Cole, Newham Generals, Flava D & Moony and Goede.

Wednesday 31 Dec, secret East London warehouse location, 10pm – 6am, £15-40. More info here.

Craig Charles Funk And Soul Club New Year’s Extravaganza 2014 at Brooklyn Bowl
If you want some quality funk and soul in your ears as the new year rises up before you, then head down to the O2 Dome complex and its Brooklyn Bowl venue. Here BBC 6 Music’s Craig Charles will be hosting a night with a range of DJs and live guests.

Wednesday 31 Dec, Brooklyn Bowl, The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX, 8pm – 4am, £30-35. More info here.

Moondance NYE 2014 at The Scala
Moondance has an impressive show lined up at The Scala in Kings Cross, with old skool drum n bass, jungle, house, acid house and club classics all covered. Amongst the many names on the bill are Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Donovan ‘Bad Boy’ Smith, Hamilton, The Ragga Twins and loads more.

Wednesday 31 Dec, The Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9NL, 8pm – 6am, £30. More info here.

Wiggle & Superfreq present Superwigglefreq at Number 90
Mr C will be up to no good with Wiggle and Superfreq at Number 90 down in Hackney Wick. As will Evil Eddie Richards, Nathan Coles, Malchevsky & The Little Dude, plus a secret special guest. If you can hack it, there’s an afterparty to take you through New Year’s Day at The Star Of Bethnal Green too.

Wednesday 31 Dec, Number 90, 90 Main Yard, Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN, 9.30pm – 6am, £30. More info here.

Music Is Love NYE 2014 at Sankeys
Back up North, and if you’re Manchester way at New Years, check out Kerri Chandler, who’ll be headlining proceedings at the city’s Sankeys venue. Also lined up for this top looking party are Move D, Oli Furness, Liam Geddes, Angus Jefford, Perry Louis, Mute! and MVSON, amongst others.

Wednesday 31 Dec, Sankeys, Radium Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6JG, 9pm – 6am, £25 – £650. More info here.

NYE at The Warehouse Project
Or if that doesn’t take your fancy, also in Manchester The Warehouse Project is returning to Store Street, with Eats Everything taking the helm. Heidi, Skream, Huxley, Bodhi and Citizen are also just a few of the names on the line-up. This one also has an Afterlife afterparty for those still going come closing time.

Wednesday 31 Dec, The Warehouse Project, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2GH, 8pm – 5am, £45. More info here.

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