This is the final Club Tip column of the year, so I’m going to run you through five parties to keep you warm over the festive season, to ensure you can work off all that Christmas turkey, and to see in the new year in suitably celebratory fashion. It’s a pretty diverse selection, so hopefully there’ll be something to tickle your fancy.
Back To 95 Boxing Day Special
Wasting no time in getting back to the action, Back To 95 has arranged this night on Boxing Day with a whole host of old school names playing drum n bass, soul, rnb and house. Amongst those hitting the main room will be DJ Spoony, Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont, Norris ‘The Boss’ Windross and Ramsey & Fen, while Bizzi will perform his underground hit ‘Bizzi’s Party’ and MCing throughout the night will be Buzzard, Creed, PSG, DT and CKP.
Wednesday 26 Dec, Club Colosseum, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, London, SW8 5NQ, 10pm – 5am, £13.50 – £17.50, more information here.
Layo & Bushwacka’s 2012 Closing Party
Getting in early on the end of 2012 celebrations (ie not holding their party on the 31st), Layo & Bushwacka will be taking over Egg on 29 Dec. Actually, it’s not just marking the end of the year, but also the end of their club nights at Egg, and the end of the duo too, they having announced their plans to split last month. In Room One they’ll be joined by Dubfire and Uner, plus there’ll be plenty more great names over two more rooms and the terrace.
Saturday 29 Dec, Egg, 200 York Way, London, N7 9AP, 10pm – 11am, £15 – £20, more information here.
Vintage House Foundation and Lasermagnetic NYE Party
On to New Year’s Eve now, and our first selection sees two great London promoters teaming up at East Village in Shoreditch for a night of top class house and disco tunes, with DJs including Farley N Heller, Simon Lee, Ray Mang, Stuart Patterson, Neil Thornton, Johnny Hiller and Dom Moir.
Monday 31 Dec, East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3HX, 9pm – 5am, £15 – £20, more information here.
Jazz Café NYE Party
For something a bit more relaxed, check out the Jazz Café New Year’s Eve party, hosted by Jazzie B. He’ll be DJing right the way into 2013, and you’ll be able to catch live sets from Mica Paris and Nathan Watson. As well as banging out some hits, Paris will be previewing a few tracks from her new album, produced by the co-writer of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Rod Temperton, which is due out early in the new year.
Monday 31 Dec, Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London, NW1 7PG, 7pm to 1am, £10, more information here.
Fabric NYE Party
Finally, Fabric, which can always be counted on for a great party, has put together a solid line-up for its twelve hour NYE bash. Leading the bill in the main room is tech house and techno DJ Craig Richards, plus Four Tet, Steffi, Laura Jones, Virginia, Fabric resident Terry Francis and a live set from Desolat co-founder Martin Buttrich. Amongst the others on hand in the other two rooms will be Dave Clarke and Kris Wadsworth.
Monday 31 Dec, Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 3HN, 9pm – 9am, £35 – £45, more information here.
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