EDITED BY JANE MULKERRINS history lesson over we head back to the ground- floor bar for some seri- ous cocktail tasting. We work our way through a delicious selection of 6.50 concoctions includ- ing daiquiris, mojitos and shots of French Martini, until the dance floor is nearly as full of people as we are of alcohol. An 11-minute Michael Jackson mega-mix from local DJ legend Warboy proves the sparking point and were soon in the throng among the cool, urbane East End locals and thrill-seeking clubbers attracted by tonights transatlantic names playing on the second dance floor, in the basement, which opens at 12. Before that we catch the beginning of Isa GT, a DJ from the all-female Shoreditch collective Girlcore. While the clientele reflects the new East End, black-and-white photos on the stairs to the basement show a gallery of origi- nal, quirky locals well-known over the past few decades, still living among the new bars and clubs. What theyd make of tonight we dont know, but certainly the second dance floor with its disco balls and pounding New York house harks back to another era as well. Behind the decks is the diminutive Kim Ann Foxman from Hercules And Love Affair, playing a string of dark, dirty Nineties. A quick pit stop on one of the many leather sofas reveals shes not the only one from New York. June, 23, a student from the Big Apple, tells me she reckons London nightlife beats New York for variety and energy. I like the different floors here, she says. Its more Brazilian upstairs and more dancey downstairs. The Juan Maclean take us deeper into the night with a similarly classic sound, Lil Louis French Kiss and Armand Van Heldens remix of Tori Amos evoking happy memories of countless club nights over the years. The Queen Of Hoxton packs every- thing exciting and interesting about the East End into one place -- all of which makes for a royally good night out. London Lite Friday, 24 July 2009 21 SPANGLES AT THE WESTBURY UNLESS youve been hiding under a rock youll know that 09 is all about disco. So get a sequin- caped wriggle on to The Westbury tonight, where Luca C, left, introduces west London to his discotastic night -- Spangles. He will be joined by Severino, of Horse Meat Disco fame, and Andy Blake of Dissident records. 8pm-3am, 5, 3 before 10pm. The Westbury, 34 Kilburn High Road, NW6 (westburybar.com) LIVINGFORTHEWEEKENDER Be at this One LAUNCHED this week was the latest bar from the Be At One group. The opening of Be At One Spitalfields (16-18 Brushfield Street, E1) yesterday coincides with the launch of a new cocktail menu across the group, featuring 191 creations. A Med mecca JOINING the ever-more hip Bermondsey Square is eastern Mediterranean-themed venue DelAziz (11 Bermondsey Square, SE1). The bar boasts copper Turkish tables, glass lanterns and a mirrored ceiling. Try a Moroccan teapot of DelAziz Grog (10, serves two). BarFly Whatsnew intown ATun of laughs THE Hat And Tun (3 Hatton Wall, EC1), part of Tom and Ed Martins collection of London venues, is offering credit crunch attractions. Among them is the free comedy night on the last Thursday of every month. Hollywood sequel THE new Planet Hollywood (57 Haymarket, SW1) is here. And its not just about the food. The bar has a huge range of drinks (cocktails 6.95), with many created especially by acclaimed barman Salvatore Calabrese. DAVID HUDSON Wereall goingto... Itstimeforaconfession:myname isScottandImaRodStewartfan Tonight THE charmingly named Black Lotus Karate Club, part of the Scrutton Street warehouse complex, has played host to many fine parties since opening. Its grimy, stark feel is the perfect foil for a night of underground beats and tonights do, which sees Hamburgs respected Diynamic label host its first ever London party, should be a belter. The label consistently pumps out quality deep house and techno, and the likes of Stimming, H.O.S.H and Solomun call it home. Expect these guys to hit the decks this evening, and a crowd of knowledgeable electronica fiends to hit the dance floor. Diynamic Music @ Black Lotus Karate Club, 73-75 Scrutton Street, EC2, (diynamic.com), 10pm-6am, 15. Tube: Old St Saturday REGULAR Ibiza-goers and cool gay clubbers will already be aware of the all- conquering Matinee crew. On the White Isle their flamboyant bashes are the stuff of legend and tonights party, in a brand- new venue for them, should be similarly full-on. Expect gym-buffed men and open-minded types of all persuasions getting down to tough house, electro and techno courtesy of DJs Oliver M, Guy Williams, Pagano and more, all set across three rooms of one of Londons newest clubs. If youve not yet checked out Cable, then this packed party that pushes through till 8am is the perfect introduction. Matinee @ Cable, 33a Bermondsey St, (020 7403 7730), 11pm-8am, 13. Tube: London Bridge Sunday BEING the cool thing you are, its a cert you already plan to spend Sunday in Shoreditch Park at the excellent 1-2-3-4 Festival (the1234shoreditch. com) and be entertained by the likes of Autokratz and Chrome Hoof. Which of the many free after-parties, though, should you check? The best is surely Dalstons Disco Bloodbath, a polysexual jamboree mixing new disco with house from Hot Boy Dancing Spots DJ The Lovely Jonjo. Essential. Disco Bloodbath @ Dalston Superstore, 177 Kings- land High St, E8, (020 7254 2273), 9pm- 2am, free with festy wristband. Tube: Old St SCOTT MANSONCable set: Guy Williams OldStreet CityRoad GreatEasternSt C ommercialSt Worship St AppoldStCurtainRd OLD STREET LIVERPOOL STREET SHOREDITCHSHOREDITCH WHERE ITS AT... QUEEN OF HOXTON, 1 Curtain Road, EC2 (020 7422 0958). Tube: Old St/Liverpool St. Next Neon Noise Project party, to be confirmed, see thequeenofhoxton.co.uk weoverlessonhistory ground-thetobackhead seri-someforbarfloor Wetasting.cocktailous athroughwayourwork ofselectiondelicious includ-concoctions6.50 mojitosdaiquiris,ing Frenchofshotsand dancetheuntilMartini, offullasnearlyisfloor Analcohol.ofareweaspeople mega-mixJacksonMichael11-minute fromFoxmanAnnKimdiminutivetheis voices, others dismiss him as an overblown clown with bad taste in clothes, but Ill cheerfully defend my tastes against any Philistine who wants to take me on. Now, there are certain dance music genres and club nights that come in for stick from cool types. Chief among these are hard house and psy-trance, the first accused of being kiddie rave, the latter dubbed trance with two A levels and a gap year in Goa. I actually love the energy and rawness of both and, given the popularity of events playing these styles, Im in good company. Psy-trance aficionados get their fix of uplifting melodies tonight as scene leaders Infected Mushroom headline The Gallery at Ministry Of Sound. The Israeli duo have been pushing the genre forward for years and their legions of fans will keep the cavernous SE1 club packed all night. Also tonight is Riot at the O2 superclub Matter, featuring storming hard house from some of the genres finest, including Lab4, Tidy Boys, Anne Savage, Lisa Pin-Up, BK and more. If its too fast and too loud, chances are youre too old. Finally, indulge your love of pop, soft rock and funky classics at Guilty Pleasures Summer Party at KoKo tomorrow. From humble beginnings, the night now pulls in more than 1,000 punters and this glittering bash, with its garden party dress code, is a welcome antidote to the too-cool- for-school attitudes of certain other London club nights. Who cares if its unfashionable? Confess to your real tastes and get involved. CLUBS HAS HOT DJS AND COOL ROOFTOP VIEWS Dancing Queen: partygoers give their all on the dance floor and then chill out out on the roof terrace, inset by the game of giant Jenga being played just behind us. We talk to Anna, who works for the venue, about the bars name. Taken from the nickname of a celebrated local 16th-century theatre proprietor renowned for her charitable and cultural work, it reflects the venues desire to create a space that celebrates the local community with a kind of youth club for adults -- local illustrators, for example, use the venue as a monthly networking space and in return their graphics decorate the stairwell to the roof. With the sun going down and the 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.html