EDITED BY JANE MULKERRINS shuffles combine with swaying couples and girls executing coquettish wiggles. An impeccably tuxedo-clad photography lecturer, who found out about the party through mens magazine The Chap, is very impressed by the number of attrac- tive females and raises his eyebrows hopefully when I ask if hes planning to hook up with anyone. We slip out past the merry revellers and wrapped in my fur stole, walking past the evocative Tower of London, I savour the heady intoxication of having been whisked away to another era for an evening. So, was it worth the effort? In the words of Cole Porter -- delight- ful, delicious and de-lovely! For future events, see ssatlantica.com or join Facebook group SS: Atlantica l Got You Under My Skin with such infectious enthusiasm the toe-tapping crowd is growing. But the dance floor is empty and for a moment it feels like an awkward school ball. I chat to professional dancer Ryan Franois, a choreographer for Strictly Come Dancing, who says: Everyone looks so gorgeous and ready to party, but theyre hanging back a bit. They need a little encouragement I think! However, he neednt have worried, the banjo-playing Tricity Vogue and her band work their magic with jazzy covers of modern classics like Tainted Love and Video Killed The Radio Star and soon the floor is full. Flapper-esque antics and Charleston London Lite Friday, 25 September 2009 27 WhiteWedding The summer wedding season may be over, but White Wedding -- the knees-up without the actual nuptials -- certainly aint. This months bash is the biggest yet, with special guest DJ Tim Westwood, along with the White Wedding DJs Otis Wedding and Billy Bridal. Dress: scratchy bridesmaid frocks and morning suits. Tomorrow, The Scala, 275- 277 Pentonville Road, N1, 020 7833 2022, scala- london.co.uk, 9pm, 10 l gay US disco music and put the rare groove tunes back on. Its the passion and commitment of northern clubbing crowds that never fails to impress. From the 2,000- person queue that used to snake around Sheffields Gatecrasher by 9pm to the leap in admissions for Liverpool universities once Cream hit its stride, northerners are some of the most forward-thinking clubbers around. This weekend, Londoners can get a taste of the best the North has to offer, like the Sheffield-originating sound of bassline, as programmed tonight at Braindrop at The Scala. From DJ Plastician to Raiden to A1 Bassline, this party promises bass, joy, fun and happiness. Tomorrow night is a double whammy of top northern action. Matter welcomes in Manchesters awesome Warehouse Project. Theres an exclusive set from twisted electronica genius Aphex Twin, whose gigs are always packed. Also check out Leedss Ketoloco crew at Brixtons Dex Club tomorrow. Ketoloco started in a student house and, as news of this cracking disco at the end of a quiet terrace street became known, promoters such as Back To Basics Dave Beer gave the chaps the chance to run a room at their clubs. Since then, theyve put on parties all over the UK and Ibiza. The bash runs from midday until 6am Sunday, and features German deep house guru Sascha Dive and Murmurs Craig Torrance -- all for 5. Welcome, friends from the North. You may like it here so much that youll want to stay. clubland@thelondonlite.co.ukl LiVingFORtheWeeKendeRfORAGLORIOUSLYGLAMOROUSTHIRTIESSOIREE Dapper: Joanna Jepson and her boyfriend get in the swing of things Brunch away l Brunch Till Dusk is aiming to offer a different and fun weekend brunch experience in chelsea. Taking place at The Collection (264 Brompton Road, SW3) on the first and third Saturday of every month, you can enjoy champagne and mimosas, order food (20 for three courses), or even shake a leg on the dance floor. Doors are open from noon till 6pm. See brunchtilldusk.com. Brand-new Aura l FOllOWing closure for refurbishment, Aura (48-49 St Jamess Street, SW1) in Mayfair has reopened under new ownership. The famed club BarFly Whatsnew intown has been redesigned and the interior features stately chandeliers, leather panelling, hand-finished wallpaper and bespoke furniture. The club and cocktail lounge are open nightly from Tuesday to Saturday, until 3am. east meets west l eaSTern-TheMeD Taman Gang (141 Park Lane, W1) will now operate as a restaurant in the early part of the evening, before switching into club mode at 11pm. Party the night away, with DJs spinning sounds until 3am. DAVID HUDSON Wereall goingto... OurfriendsfromtheNorth leadthewayinclubbing tonight NeW night alert! Hosted by resident DJs Craig Gunn and Adam Symbiosis, Lost Dawn shakes up the clubbing template by combining DJ sets with live performances, interactive art, a magician, photographers galleries and even the odd impromptu guitar set. Held in a recently refurbished arch in London Bridge, the clubs promoters are to be congratulated for trying something a little different. expect underground house and electro plus an uplifting vibe that puts the art in party. lost Dawn @ cable, 33a Bermondsey Street, Se1 (020 7403 7730) 10pm- 6am, 10. Tube: london Bridge Saturday WITH a Dad who is a Kraftwerk- loving robotics engineer and a DJing career that kicked off in Detroit at the tender age of 17, Richie Hawtin was never going to be a fluffy, funky house spinner. Instead, he took the path of uncompromising techno, championing the minimal sound long before it became the overplayed genre it is today. In the hands of a master though, its a thing of aural beauty and tonights one-off gig at Brixton Academy is the perfect setting for Hawtins pioneering electronica. A custom-built LED lighting installation will be rigged across the main stage and a state-of-the- art surround sound has been put in. With DJs Magda, Troy Pierce, Marc Houle and more, this looks set to be spectacular. M_nus @ Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 (020 7771 3000) 10pm-6am, 25. Tube: Brixton Sunday A RESToRED Victorian warehouse, complete with London Underground trains on the roof, is the setting for another huge Secretsundaze hoedown. This time resident DJs Giles Smith and James Priestly welcome Berlins deep house guru Dixon (Innervisions) to the decks. Dixon has played several times for the club over the last few years and punters can expect to be treated to an immaculately programmed set that is testament to his reputation as ambassador of real house music. Secretsundaze @ Village Underground, 54 Holywell Road, EC2 (020 7422 7505) 2pm-10.30pm, 15. Tube: Old Street ScOTT MANSON Minimal master: Richie Hawtin Blitz Party: tea dresses, stockings, enigmatic airmen and swing bands. Wartime newsreels give an authentic Forties feel. 17 October, Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2, 15, see theblitzparty.com Zoots, Toots And Champagne Flutes: big band sounds from the Forties and Fifties, presented by american diva Kai hoffman and her jazz gang. Monthly dress-up theme -- l l no effort, no entry. 20 October, Ronnie Scotts, 47 Frith Street, W1, 5 or 10 with swing class, see ronniescotts.co.uk Prohibition: gin fizz in teacups and all that jazz. Flappers and gangsters celebrate the roaring Twenties -- and those rebels who ducked the booze ban. November (check website for updates), secret location, see prohibition1920s.com l thReeMOReVintAgeBASheS DanielHaMbury the London College of Fashions Anglican priest. En route to the dance floor, where a crowd is gathering for the cabaret singers, we stop at the roulette table where some of the yacht club silver foxes are accumulating chips. I look on, excited to lay my first bet, until my boyfriend gets us in trouble by jokingly pinching a chip. The croupier is not impressed. U nDETERRED, I knock back the rest of my drink and drag my delinquent other half towards the decks where DJ duo Alex and Yu are playing their favourite jazz tunes. The debonair Alex, dressed in a tweed suit with accompanying monocle, tells me jazz and R&B are his passion and that he loves playing parties like Prohibition and SS Atlantica. Youre playing for people who are living out a fantasy, he says. I glance around and see sparkly girls and dapper chaps all looking and feeling a little more fabulous than if they were just having a pint down their local pub. There is a real sense of fun and frivol- ity in the air. The night is young and the cabaret is about to commence. 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