EDITED BY JANE MULKERRINS London Lite Friday, 6 November 2009 23 SECOUSSE AT NOTTING HILL ARTS CLUB TAKE your ears and your feet on a journey around the globe without leaving W11, at the monthly electro-tribal world music party from Radioclit, left. Live sets tonight from Ka-Boom and The Hackney Empire and guest DJs BBrave should warm you up. Tonight, Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, W11. 7pm-2am, 8, 6 before 11pm Matter, the Westbury, Low Life at Corsica Studios and Retox at Sosho. Two mega- sessions on the trot didnt just take the wind out of my sails. It broke the mast, capsized the ship and left me clinging on for dear life to a dinghy. If this sounds familiar to you, and youre looking for some slightly less frenetic clubbing this weekend check out this low-key London selection. Tonight, head over to the Queen Of Hoxton for a Guilty Pleasures-style session, run by Sean Rowley and Christian Laing. Dubbed Cover To Cover, the duo team up to play cover versions of classic tracks, with live bands in support. Its a silly, drunken affair, rather than a full-on banging club, which finishes at the sensible time of 2am. Tomorrow, Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green plays host to Funked Up, featuring DJ Ali B, wholl be playing nothing but pure funk party beats until 2am. Ease yourself into the night by checking out the pubs excellent dining room first. Finally, make it an old-school Sunday by joining a motley crew of soul, reggae, hip hop and house music lovers at the inaugural Back II Life bash at Den & Centro. Formerly The End, this revamped space will play host to DJs such as Spin Doctor, Quentin Harris and Soul II Souls Jazzie B. With the Christmas party season looming, the canny clubber chooses their full-on nights wisely. Low-key clubbing can be just the ticket for jaded nightlife veterans. clubland@thelondonlite.co.uk FOR CRAZY MUSIC ECLECTICISM AND A GREAT VIBE Open Hospital MEMBERS club The Hospital (24 Endell Street, WC2) will throw open its doors to the public for the first time next week for a charity event. Grey Goose vodka will transform the club on 12-13 November, showcasing designer cocktail bars by the likes of Patrick Cox and Roland Mouret. There will also be special cocktails. Proceeds from the sale of the drinks will go to the Elton John Aids Foundation. Tiki dreaming NICK HOUSE and Piers Adam, of Mahiki and Whisky Mist fame, are to launch a new venture in the City this week. Kanaloa (18 Lime Office Court, BarFly Whatsnew intown Hill House, Shoe Lane, EC4) is a Polynesian-themed tiki bar where you can expect a tropical island- themed interior and a soundtrack heavy on summery sounds. Terroirs expands IF YOUVE still not been to wine bar Terroirs (5 William IV Street, WC2) then now is a good time. It has just been expanded and opened up the large basement space below, more than doubling the venues capacity. Theres an extensive selection of more than 200 bins to choose from, plus plenty of spirits, too. DAVID HUDSON Wereall goingto... Stick to low-key clubbing to sail into the party season WHERE ITS AT... PLAN B 418 Brixton Road, SW9 (0870 116 5421, plan-brixton.co.uk) Prices and times vary distant but on the same level as the dance floor and within easy reach for the high fives and bumping fists of their appreciative audience. After a fire wiped out the main room back in the spring it was a chance to improve on things -- we thought, what makes a good night? explains manager Ben Kreeger. Fundamentally its about good sound and flashing lights in a no-nonsense space. So we stripped the main room right back, which makes it feel bigger. Its a more flexible space capable of hosting clubs and gigs. A S THE opening weekend with Hot Chip (Fri), Goldie (Sat) and Skream and Benga (Sun) demonstrates, Plan Bs programming champions cool, cutting- edge club music. We had got a bit stale, but we wont be hosting the old names any more. Instead were working with some very interesting promoters, like Snap Crackle & Pop and Deadly Rhythm, said Kreeger. Forthcoming line-ups bear this out: tomorrow night Plan B hosts the after- party (one for the hardcore among you, from 4am-10am) for Swedish House Mafias Brixton Academy gig with Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso headlin- ing House Rules, and Sunday weekly B:low is south Londons answer to Fabrics Wet Yourself with minimal electro and house until 6am (15 Nov). Other highlights this month include Tilt with Justin Robertson and the Filthy Dukes (21 Nov), Deadly Rhythm featuring bass auteur Kode9 and mav- erick Zomby (27 Nov), and Lesson1 starring DJ Yoda and Yoyos Seb Chew (28 Nov). Bugz In The Attic do a full live show (14 Nov), and gigs will become a major element of Plan Bs repertoire on Wednesdays and Thursdays next year -- Lee Scratch Perry and The Herbalisers shows are already linked in the diary. It will surely only be a matter of time before word spreads beyond south London and the capitals clubbers realise that Plan Bs on-point program- ming, top-notch sound, dazzling lighting and a 24-hour licence means its actually a Plan A electronic music destination. LIVINGFORTHEWEEKENDER Tonight AFTER crawling out of Matter at 6am recently (the Cocoon night, if youre wondering), I can confirm its one of our most exciting clubs. Tonight its the regular drum&bass session: top DJs include High Contrast and London Elektricity (check their just- released compilation), liquid D&B don Fabio, Beardyman (live), Ed Rush and more. Room 2 is more eclectic: dubstep, hip hop, garage and deep house from the likes of MJ Cole, The Nextmen and D-Bridge. Heavyweight and hardcore as you like. Hospitality @ Matter, Peninsula Square, SE10 (020 7549 6686), 9.30pm-6am, 15. Tube: North Greenwich Saturday THE name Rabid Festival suggests a party filled with clubbers foaming at the mouth and going nuts, like every warehouse rave Ive ever been to. Hopefully, though, its the sheer quality of the Top techno: Fabrizio Maurizi, on the decks at Rabid Festival techno-heavy line-up causing the kerfuffle. This 12-hour, five-room celebration of the harder end of electronic music welcomes top promoters such as KeToLoco, Wet Yourself and Lost Souls plus a great line-up of DJs, from Slovenian superstar Umek to Berlins Andy Meid, M_nus star Fabrizio Maurizi, Deepgroove and Matthias Tanzmann. The afterparty kicks off at nearby Cable club at 6am with headliners Seth Troxler (Wolf+Lamb) and Jamie Jones. Get on board this unstoppable techno juggernaut. Rabid Festival @ SeOne, 11 Stainer Street, SE1 (020 7407 1617), 8pm-6am Monday, 25 plus booking fee. Tube: London Bridge Sunday YOULL normally find production duo Its A Fine Line (aka Ivan Smagghe and Tim Paris) DJing at some of Europes biggest clubs, from Lisbons Lux to Londons Fabric or the huge Goa parties in Madrid. Todays bash sees them settle into the cosy confines of Shoreditch disco pub The Horse & Groom, playing the sort of sexy, moody techno-meets-electro sound that theyve made their own. With some Sixties psychedelia and deep looping house thrown into the mix, its the perfect soundtrack for a Sunday of extended horseplay. Its A Fine Line @ Horse & Groom, 26 Curtain Road, EC2, (0872 148 0520), 4pm-2am, admission free. Tube: Liverpool Street SCOTT MANSON A-class fun at Plan B: clubbers cut loose on the packed Brixton dance floor SECOUSSE AT NOTTING HILL ARTS CLUB TAKE feet on a journey around the globe without leaving W11, at the monthly electro-tribal world music party from Radioclit, left. 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