EDITED BY JANE MULKERRINS London Lite Friday, 18 September 2009 27 FEELING GLOOMYS 4TH BIRTHDAY MOPE around and wish Feeling Gloomy an unhappy 4th birthday. Ex-Suede frontman Brett Anderson, left, will play a set of moody tunes, along with residents Len and Cliff. Tonight, 8pm until 3.30am, 6 before midnight. O2 Islington, 16 Parkfield Street, N1, Tube: Angel Saturday the south London stalwart turns 18, and its enlisted DJ Sasha to headline. Hes joined by tech-house type Nick Warren, plus Fred Falke, Lifelike and more. Expect epic underground house and one of the most internationally diverse crowds in the capital. Tonight though, Matters birthday kicks off with Eddy Temple Morriss outstanding Remix night, combining the best in upfront house, techno and electro with more angular indie guitar stylings. The Whip play live, plus theres DJ sets from Pendulum, Herve, Streetlife DJs, Ali B and more. Tomorrows party is similarly impressive as Carl Cox and Josh Wink drop in to fire up the techno side of things, and re-edit king Greg Wilson drops some deep groove goodness in room two alongside Tom Middleton. All advance tickets for this party are sold out, so arrive early. Also coming up for its first birthday is the ever-reliable Fuse at 93 Feet East. Since opening, this Sunday afternoon party has become the destination of choice for all-night clubbers looking to push through till late Sunday. Fuse also hit Ibiza this summer, running weekly parties at Playa DEn Bossas Delano club. Expect house, techno, electro and minimal from 11am Sunday from DJs Enzo Siragusa, Alex Celler and more. Be part of a clubland milestone this weekend -- go to a birthday party where everyones invited. clubland@thelondonlite.co.uk LIVINGFORTHEWEEKENDER the past 30 years of dance music. The crowd: In-the-know clubbers. Next party: Under wraps. Various venues London-wide -- watch these pages for information. DeathDisco The label: Run by Alan McGee, former Creation Records head honcho. The party: A weekly hoe- down for indie fans of all persuasions. There are usually a couple of up-and-coming live bands and the sort of lively, friendly atmosphere that only comes when people are out getting twisted on a school night. The crowd: Boys with artfully messy hair and leggy girls in sneakers. Next party: Next Wednesday Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, W11, free, deathdisco.co.uk BuzzinFly The label: Run by respected DJ Ben Watt, expect house of the deep and underground variety. The party: In one of Londons smallest clubs, the label hosts one of its best parties, which always sells out in advance. Buzzin Flys support of young, emerging talent means partygoers see future stars of the turntables before they hit the big time. The crowd: Clued-up crowd for whom an advanced clubbing age is no barrier to all-night dancing. Next party: 23 October Plastic People, 147-149 Curtain Road, EC2, 9, residentadvisor.net M_nusRecords The label: Berlin-based label, owned by the master of minimal techno Richie Hawtin. The party: Detroit, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, London, Gent, Buenos Aires and Tokyo were all lucky enough to experience M-nus Records minimal techno show last year. Now Hawtin returns to London for one night only. The crowd: Fans of minimal techno. Next party: 26 September O2 Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9, 25, ticketweb.co.uk Defected Records The label: When it comes to quality Ibiza-style house music, Defected can do no wrong. Its A&R bods have a knack for spotting the summers big club hits, but all of them credible tunes, rather than cheesy pop dance anthems. The party: Ministry -- and for its next bash, melodic house producer Dennis Ferrer will be dropping his signature New York sound. The crowd: Accessible and relatively mainstream, the parties attract a good mix of clubbers, not just serious music-heads. Next party 10 October Ministry Of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, SE1, 12, ministryofsound.com KitsunMusic The label: This hyper-cool French electronica label is home to hip artists such as Cazals, Bloc Party, Black Strobe, Cut Copy, Klaxons, Digitalism and more. The party: The next event is in an car park, featuring Yuksek and Delphic live, and Riton on the decks. The crowd: The irregular jamborees are a mixed-up affair, with indie student types rubbing shoulders with tops-off ravers and all points in between, its a true meeting of London club tribes. Next party: 31 October Kitsun Music @ Hearn Street Car Park, 7-11 Hearn Street, EC2, 9 early bird, more on the door, residentadvisor.net INDUSTRY BASHES THAT YOURE ALL INVITED TO Huge: join the D&B fun at Hospitality Records Matter party Bookclubbing LOCATED in a Victorian warehouse, The Book Club (100-106 Leonard Street, EC2) is a new addition to Shoreditch. Besides offering a full bar, it also promises talks, screenings, music and a library of second- hand books. It opens on 30 September and will be open until midnight in the week and 2am at weekends. Oktober fuss IN GERMANY bars are beginning their annual Oktoberfest celebrations. Join the revelry in London at the Bavarian Beerhouse (190 City Road, EC1) which is hosting its own festivities. There will be BarFly Whatsnew intown traditional German musicians plus a wide range of German beers. The parties run until 31 October. Tickets cost 12.90 and must be purchased in advance. bavarian-beerhouse.co.uk One final festival STRETCHING out the festival season a bit longer is The Legion (348 Old Street, EC1). The bar is throwing its Disco Not Disco mini-festival next week. Highlights include a gig from We Have Band on Thursday and a DJ set from Friendly Fires next Friday. Check thelegion.co.uk for listings. DAVID HUDSON Wereall goingto... Itsclublandsbirthdayand everyoneisinvitedtoparty Tonight THE ever-popular Lemongrass crew up sticks from their West End home to make their south London debut at Claphams Circle Bar. This venue is well known to those on the prowl for a late-night drink, and with LGs selection of funky, soulful and deep house on offer, its a safe bet that this will be the final destination of the night for many. Original 2-step garage don Booker T headlines, alongside Errol Young, Mickey Blue and Classic. To get in on the action, text your guestlist names to the number below. Lemongrass @ Circle Bar, 348 Clapham Road, SW9 (07985 508902), 9pm-3am, 5 before 11pm, more after. Tube: Clapham North Saturday THIS recently opened venue near London Bridge station has played host to several decent parties in the last few months, with Augusts Future Flash being a stand-out. Now theyre back again for an all-night journey to the dark heart of house, techno and cosmic disco, with an excellent mix of DJs set to take the roof off the place. Topping the bill is Hamburgs Stimming, whose richly musical taste on house is testament to his skill as a prolific producer for the brilliant Diynamic label. Hes joined by Shane Watcha (Zombies Ate My Brain) and old-school Balearic disco veteran Maurice Fulton for a party that promises to be pure musical intoxication. Future Flash @ Cable, 33a Bermondsey Street, SE1 (020 7403 7730), 11pm- 8am, 15. Tube: London Bridge Sunday TABULA RASA has a reputation to protect. After a string of all-day parties packed with trendy types at secret locations across London, interest for the club has kicked up a gear. If you want a taste of these secretive danceterias then email the address below. Those lucky enough to make it can enjoy the DJ talents of underground house maestro Roberto Rodriguez, Jimi Mistry (yes, the film star chap) and Nottinghams deep house dons Digs & Woosh. A Funktion 1 sound system plus full lighting production completes this clubbing oasis. Tabula Rasa @ Secret Location, (email maud@wild-music.com), 1pm-midnight, 15, ticketweb. co.uk SCOTT MANSON Secret sounds: Jimi Mistry 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.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html