EDITED BY JANE MULKERRINS London Lite Friday, 2 October 2009 23 Tape The Top 40 aT The Monarch l REMEMBER the times before iPods, before illegal downloading, when pressing play and record on a Sunday evening was the only way to hear your chart favourites again and again? Relive those heady days and all the hits with Barry Peters (Halifax Hospital Radio), Cashmere Misfit and special guest DJ Suggs. The year is 1985, so dust off your leg-warmers. Tonight, The Monarch, 40-42 Chalk Farm Road, NW1, 8pm, 5 a top turntablist though. For an example of body-rocking beats combined with deft vinyl manipulation, check out the awesome Nextmen DJ tag team at Kilburns Westbury Bar tonight. From funky hip hop to dancehall, and blinding dubstep and thundering breakbeat to ragga, Dom Search and Brad Baloo will demonstrate why theyre in such demand on the premier league DJ circuit. With their current mix album, Join The Dots, released to great critical acclaim, this has truly been their year. MC Wrec supplies the vocal hype, with DJs Khalil and Nickname in support. Tomorrow sees a seminal DJ face-off between two legends of Japans hip hop scene, DJ Krush and Kentaro, at Camdens KoKo. This clash of titans has particular resonance as its the old-school versus the new-school. Krush, the production master, was the first Japanese artist signed to Mo Wax, while Kentaro, widely considered one of the worlds best turntablists, is an acclaimed producer in his own right. Expect deft scratching and massive crowd participation. Finally on Sunday, check out a house DJ whos still a self-confessed vinyl addict. Jamie Jones brings his brand of dubby, moody techno and deep house to Kubicles party at T Bar, alongside Clive Henry. True trainspotters might note hes also using a loop machine to keep the bouncy groove going. DJs: Mastering the art of cutting and scratching so the rest of us can get on with our lives. clubland@thelondonlite.co.ukl LIVINGFORTHEWEEKENDER (4.50) and Red Bull (3). Chatting to clubbers, I realise Secretsundaze has become the perfect party for ravers who dont want to face work after a non-stop weekend. We used to get lots of all- nighters, but not so much these days, James agrees. All-dayers are much more suitable for most people. I speak to a BBC researcher, an events organiser and a garment technologist, all hangover-free, all here for the music and definitely not into a super-late- night, booze-fuelled Sunday. Holly from music label Demon Records tells me she wasnt even out last night, while student and techno DJ Rich Evee says he is a big fan of smaller east London parties like this, much preferring them to superclubs like Fabric and Matter. A pretty stockbroker and her best friend agree, and while assuring me they are just here for the music soon admit to checking out the eye candy, and its not long before a spilt drink has them flirting with two guys at the bar. An old Victorian warehouse, Village Underground is a huge, rectangular space with exposed brickwork and a 10 metre- high ceiling. Used for exhibitions and installations, it has old Tube carriages on the roof, used as studios. When I arrive the outside wall is being spray-painted with large eyeballs by graffiti artists Jim Crayon and Sticka for an anti-drug-driv- ing campaign. Secretsundaze was the first to do a party at Village Underground back in 2006. We went really overboard with huge palm trees! Clare Dover, one of the organisers, laughs. This is one of the few all-indoor spaces we use. We thought wed better play it safe -- last year Dixon was rained off at the Ministry Of Sound courtyard. (Having said that, they are taking a risk with their summer closing party, in that very same courtyard, on 11 October.) As Dixon, fted for his skilful set programming, drops a favourite tune -- his own Lykke Li remix -- I bump into a music lawyer pal with her gang of Secretsundaze veterans, includ- ing DJ/producer King Roc. We hit the dance floor and squeeze to the front to get the best out of the huge sound sys- tem thundering through the floorboards, and entranced by the venues only deco- ration -- a huge disco ball in the centre of the room. A Secretsundaze mascot, the disco ball has travelled to venues far and wide, including a gruelling two-day drive to Barcelona for Sonar. Tonight, captivating graphics are projected on to the ball, perhaps explaining the low, low lighting -- its so dark a doorman is guiding smokers in and out with a torch. At 10pm, half an hour before closing time, a couple of friends drop in for a beer. Having spent the day at Kew Gardens they are overwhelmed by the full-on club atmosphere -- it feels like a hardcore 4am. We stand outside in the smoking area amid the chattering buzz before heading home. Its just gone quarter to eleven. Ive had a few drinks, a good dance, a catch-up with pals and the Tubes still running. A perfect night? Not far off! If I didnt have work in the morning, it might just be. THAT wILL HAvE YOU HOME BY MIDNIGHT Caption goes here here here aahdfhakdfjadf adt Canary cocktails l aiMing to bring a touch of downtown Manhattan to Canary Wharf is the new Lower East Liquor Bar & Bistro (28 Westferry Circus, E14). The bar prides itself on its range of classic cocktails -- all priced at 7 -- and with a terrace bar overlooking the Thames. Venue right on Q l DuE to launch at the end of the month, Miss Qs (180-184 Earls Court Road, SW5) is a live music venue and pool bar. The 430-capacity nightspot is being launched by nick Valentine, co-founder of the Cuckoo Club, and will feature a gallery room to show artwork. BarFly Whatsnew intown Gastroconversion l ThE Adam & Eve (77a Wells Street, W1) is a large, brand-new establishment off Oxford Street. The team from geronimo inns has created a contemporary, stylish and very British gastropub, decked out in sofas and pop art. Pearl of a sale l iSlingTOnS Albert & Pearl (181 Upper Street, N1) will this Saturday celebrate the first birthday of its Jumble and Pearls with a mega rummage sale, with DJs, cake and cocktails. From 1pm-5pm, free. DAvID HUDSON Wereall goingto... Allhailthescratchersand cutterswhoputlifeintomusic Tonight TEN years on and Fabric still leads Londons clubland when it comes to booking agenda-setting artists and DJs. Tonights party is a case in point as it celebrates the launch of French electro-rock artist Vitalics album Flashmob. For the uninitiated, think Lindstrom meets Justice meets Daft Punk. Hes joined by deep house and techno maestro Duke Dumont and James Lavelle in the main room. In room two Crispin Dior and Al from Hot Chip drop big basslines and wibbly synths, while Bloggers Delight take control of room three. Fabric Live @ Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, EC1 (020 7336 8898) 10pm-6am, 14. Tube: Farringdon Saturday THE team behind The End head south of the river to run a warehouse club that channels the spirit of early acid house. Room one sees Laurent Garnier play an all- night set showcasing tunes from his recent album, Tales Of A Kleptomaniac. Its his last UK gig of the year, so excitement levels are high. The Ends former resident DJs Layo and Bushwacka will rule room two, pushing the Funktion 1 sound system to the limit with their take on underground house music. Shake it @ Southwark arches, 29 great Suffolk Street, SE1 (shakeit london.com) 10pm-7am, 20, 12 nuS. Tube: Southwark Sunday THIS new weekly Sunday session at one of Shoreditchs coolest boozers, The Horse & Groom, sees in-demand producer/DJ Trevor Jackson (Playgroup) play a four-hour set. His mix for the DJ Kicks series of compilations still stands out as one of the best to date, spanning everything from the old-school stylings of Harlequin Fours to Metro Area and The Rapture. Get ready for early house, Chicago jacking, electro, dub, Eighties dance and dark pop tunes, taking this packed pub through till 2am. Discovery @ The horse & Groom, 28 Curtain Road, EC2 (0872 148 0520) 4pm-2am, free. Tube: Liverpool Street ScOTT MANSON Last gig: Laurent Garnier bids farewell at Shake It tomorrow Elephant and Castle Ministry of Sound NewingtonCauseway LondonRoad New Kent Road WHERE ITS aT... 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