Nothing scares the CTC crew more than having no plans. Luckily Hallowe’en – the third busiest night of the year after New Year’s Eve and Saturdays – rarely disappoints with an almost endless list of top parties, DJs and events splattered all over the capital. The only thing scarier than not knowing witch(!) party to go to, is picking the wrong spot so we’ve put together a quick Hallowe’en guide to calm your nerves. Just maybe avoid the Night Tube this weekend.
The unofficial kings of All Hallow’s Eve, the brothers Krank return for a suitably dark lineup of team techno, with CTC fave Fort Romeau the pick of the bunch. Final tickets are still going so hit the above link for kick drums of all shapes and sizes.
The top prize goes to Future Disco for booking the ultimate pun-filled lineup for their Hallowe’en special (Sever-ino? get it? do ya?). All three headliners are guaranteed to bring the good times through disco and house edits, remixes and stompers. CTC editor Holmes Price will be opening affairs at Brixton’s Prince of Wales. An absolutely top night ahead.
For something entirely different, pals of CTC and fast-rising label Gqom Oh! are teaming up with Clock Strikes 13 at Stour Space for a lesson in the darker side of Durban house. Following their recent Boiler Room appearance and RBMA article it’s a good time to catch them in a more intimate space. Nothing intimate about the music though – perfect to dance away your inner demons.
We fell in love with this lineup from outer space – the Percolate crew have done it again. Nothing but high-quality house and disco from start to finish with the Norse himself leading the pack. This one is on it’s final release for tickets and will almost definitely sell out so if wonky arpeggios, walking basslines and immaculate claps sound like your thing, get ready for the launch.
If you’re looking for something a little more low key, Hackney’s Oslo and their Locomotive Disco parties rarely disappoint. It’s taking a spooky turn this weekend with The Ghost Train featuring Metronomy’s Olugbenga, Harrison and the usual Locomotive lads. Entry is a fiver, vibes are priceless.