Four London Nightlife Highlights for August
1. Orlando Boom at Queen of Hoxton With Toby Tobias and DJ Kaos – Saturday 6th August
Two very special guests are in for the last Orlando Boom of the summer. Berlin based disco machine DJ Kaos will be bringing his unique mix to the Queen of Hoxton. Releasing on respected imprints like K7!, Clone and DFA, his own Jolly Jams imprint also boasts releases from Tiago, Split Secs, Eric Duncan as well as Kaos himself. Joining him will be purveyor of disco-tinged house Toby Tobias (Rekids, Let’s Play House, Late Night Audio)
Orlando Boom DJs and friends will be playing funk and soul in the bar.
2.Giraffage and Daktyl at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – Tuesday 16th August
San Francisco producer Charlie Yin has made quite a name for himself turning bedroom beats into dance floor staples as Giraffage. His beloved R&B remixes and vibe-laden solo tracks have won early praise from Pitchfork, The Fader, XLR8R and other tastemakers and his lush, bass-driven performances are deservedly hyped.
Daktyl uses his multi-instrumentalist talents and diverse musical background to make insane beat-driven grooves which completely disregard the confines of a single genre. He was recently given a coveted Artists To Watch title by Rolling stone magazine and his track ‘Forgettable’ was Zane Lowe’s Next Hype and it one of the only UK artists on Diplo’s L.A based, Mad Decent imprint.
3. Edits: Return Of The Funk at Queen of Hoxton With DJ Payfone and DJ Format + residents – Saturday 20th August
A party centred on cosmic future-disco and funky retro cuts, inspired by the lights, sounds and vibes of a 1970s New York Loft Disco. East London duo DJ Payfone (Golf Channel) will be one of the special guests while Brighton’s DJ Format will be playing all 45s on the ground floor. Payfone will deliver a blend of electro disco boogie via vinyl releases and International DJ appearances in Sao Paulo, New York, Paris, London, Barcelona and Berlin.
Full lineup: PAYFONE, DJ FORMAT, LIAM WACHS, POOL TAX, ELWOOD
Ticket link: queen-of-hoxton.eventcube.io/events/4329/edits-return-of-the-funk
4. Room4Movement at The Book Club with Seiji and Dego – Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August
Jazz re:freshed return East to present a Room4Movement Bank Holiday Sunday Special as they continue to join the dots between Jazz, Soul, Electronica, broken beat, hip-hop and more, putting jazz related music back onto the dance floor.
Dego (2000Black / 4hero) is one of London’s current and most relevant musical pioneers and has had an immeasurable influence on the UK dance and electronica music scene spanning the 90s and early noughties. Words like ‘pioneer’, ‘visionary’ and ‘tastemaker’ are often used to describe him. “Dego is one the most influential figures in music in this city and in this country,” says BBC Radio 1’s Benji B.
Japan’s Seiji is one of the founding fathers of broken beat legends Bugz in the Attic, and famed for his incredible remixes of Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu and Quantic as well as fusing a host of soulful sounds with hard beats.