London Lite Friday, 17 July 2009 21 ScandaliSm lMore bands and DJs than you can shake a glowstick at, including The Maccabees, Marina And The Diamonds, Queens of Noize, pictured, Plugs and many more. In fact, with so many acts, where will all the punters fit, we wonder? Best be there early for this, the launch party of Scandalism, Scalas new night. And all for just a tenner -- youd be mad not to. Tonight, 9pm-4am, 10, Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, N1, Kings Cross the capitals clubs with the Ibiza vibe, but without the wallet-bashing prices and Italian Muscle Marys in big sunglasses. Tonight, head to Always Fridays at Egg in Kings Cross. Its huge outdoor terrace is perfect for dancing at dawn, plus theres techno with a twist from DJ Style Of Eye (check out his tune The Big Kazoo) and Berlins musically diverse Shir Khan, plus top ressie Jacob Husley and Superfilths Oli Dab. On Saturday, if a friend should call to let you know theyre sipping (overpriced) drinks on the terrace of Pacha Ibiza, simply send them a picture from the windows on the dance floor at Paramount. Situated on the 33rd floor of Centre Point in the West End, this private members club is rarely open to the public. Tonight, though, legendary party promoters Issst have secured both the venue and the DJ talents of Tiefschwarz, Kevin Griffiths (Tsuba) and Bobby M (Slaang) for an unforgettable bash. There are only 400 tickets on sale, so check ticketweb now. On Sunday, a day traditionally spent on the terrace at Space in Ibiza, you can enjoy outdoor clubbing at Freakazoid at the Dex Club instead -- without the virtual strip- search from police you get in the Space queue. Instead, hit the roof terrace at this Brixton gem, complete with hot tub, sun loungers and a Bedouin tent. Expect Berlin- style minimal, techno and acid house from DJs Jor-el, Tamo Sumo, Marro and more, kicking off from 2pm to 10pm. Jacuzzis, outdoor raving, top DJs and jaw-dropping views from the dance floor -- summer clubbing in London keeps the Ibiza blues at bay. clubland@thelondonlite.co.ukl LIVINGFORTHEWEEKENDER Loose in Lutyens LuTyeNS (85 Fleet Street, eC4) is a large and stylish new venue housed in the former reuters headquarters. Its the latest venture from Sir Terence Conran, boasting a large bar on the ground floor, a basement wine cellar and a private members club which is open to everyone throughout this month and next. A G&T gallery LoverS of a good gin and tonic should head to the refurbished bar above the National Portrait Gallery (2 St Martins Place, WC2). It has just introduced a new G&T cocktail menu. There are l l BarFly Whatsnew intown 11 variations on the theme, each made from different brands of gin, including saffron gin (12), shaken with cinnamon syrup and pear liqueur. Top Garage music AfTer being closed for the past 18 months, famed music venue Garage (20 Highbury Corner, N5) has reopened. Now named relentless Garage, it has a public Mini-Bar which is open throughout the week. The intimate, 50-capacity venue features possibly the best jukebox in the capital -- it has a choice of four million tracks. DAVID HUDSON l Wereall goingto...Youdonthavetoleavetown tofeelthefullWhiteIslefever Tonight THE free Friday Hows My Raving? session at Cargo goes from strength to strength, this week welcoming in our raving friends from the north in the guise of Boltons Blackout Crew. Theyre standard- bearers for the musical phenomenon that is donk (go and look up their tune Put A Donk On It on YouTube) -- a frenetic mutation of hard dance, rapping and original hardcore. This is the first time that any donk act has played in the capital so expect tonight to be rammed. Their last party went one in one out by 11pm and with booty beats specialist DJ Guy on the decks, plus Croydons A1 Bassline, this could be the biggest night yet for the Hows My Raving? posse. Hows My raving?@ Cargo, 83 rivington St, eC2 (020 7739 3440), 7pm- 3am, free. Tube: old St Saturday Get set for the very best in house and techno from the Freak nChic label, which will be hosting a great party in t Bars bigger, later- running new venue which offers Saturday night revellers free entry all night. Parisian melodic techno type, Djebali, joins label boss, Dan Ghenacia -- prior to their DJ commitments around Ibiza this summer -- and theyll be rocking the club with driving, hypnotic underground sounds, showing just why this label is held in such especially high regard by so many of dance musics big hitters. Freak n Chic@T Bar, 32-38 Dukes Place, eC3 (tbarlondon.com), 9pm-4am, free. Tube: Liverpool St Sunday AFTER a day jumping around Victoria Park, clued-up clubbers wanting to carry on will head for the Lovebox Afterparty at East Village, the cool Shoreditch club-bar where anything goes, from disco to techno and dirty electro. Justin Robertson, Bob Jones, Stuart Patterson, Heavenly Jukebox and the Lovebox Allstars take to the decks at this two- floored danceteria, leading an energetic crowd through to 3.30am. The truly committed, of course, will still want to keep going after that. Our advice then? Try Vauxhalls clubbing triangle of hedonism. Lovebox Afterparty @east village, 89 Great eastern St, eC2 (020 7739 5173), 10pm- 3.30am, 5. Tube: old St ScOtt mANSON EDItED BY JANE mULKERRINS Captain of the decks: Justin Robertson, Lovebox, Sunday cLUB HOLDS A tHOUSAND Up-fOR-It REVELLERS what are they good for? Dont ask, she laughed before I inexplicably found myself in the midst of a group hug. A map just by the cloakroom, com- plete with a you are here arrow, shows the layout of the club which has a large bar area with a balcony separat- ing the first and second rooms. there are also numerous passages enabling easy movement between all areas. On the busy main dance floor, JDH and Dave P, Simian Mobile Discos US tour DJs, were laying down dark techno that sounded like the stuttering fire of laser guns from Star Wars, notching up the excitement ahead of the hotly anticipated headliners -- Bugged Out. A nOtHer wander found us bumping into S-expresss Mark Moore, himself an acid house pioneer, who has a weekly thursday residency at Cable with new night, Can Can. With different themes for each party, and special guests such as fashion designer Johnny Blue eyes, Moore promises to bring a bit of east end cool to the south, adding yet another string to the venues bow. We caught Bugged Out promoter Johnno talking to Jas Shaw from Simian Mobile Disco just before their set. Celebrating its 15th birthday this year, Bugged Out is now in the enviable position of being able to pick and choose its venues and Cable easily fits the criteria. Its big but intimate, said Johnno. You get a good party atmos- phere but you arent looking for your mates all night. Back on the dance floor, SMD came out all guns blazing with a sound perfect for the room of 500 or so dancing, arms held aloft. Current single Audacity Of Huge sounded exactly that, and there was a sneak preview of Cruel Intentions, the track from their forthcoming album temporary Pleasure that turns Gossips Beth Ditto into an eighties synth-pop diva. When dawn came, London Bridge still provided the ideal place for weary legs to begin their journey home to vari- ous part of London. But now Cable is here, Se1 is back on the musical map. raw, underground and host to the cream of dance talent, a new revolution might just be brewing -- and with better transport links than Clerkenwells Fabric, London Bridge may yet become the epicen- tre for a new breed of noughties clubber. toCable! Wired up: Londons hottest new club, Cable, has a good mix of trendy, arty clubbers, below index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html