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These next 28 days are gonna be very messy indeed. We’ve got a leviathan of a birthday party, the reawakenings of some city favourites, and the return of a much-loved Coke-peddling producer (c’mon, those Olympic adverts were dire)…

Cream Birthday
6th & 13th October

To celebrate reaching their landmark 20th birthday, Cream has opted for a massive party spread over two weekends and featuring an incredible roll call of DJs. Here’s a taster of who you can expect to see behind the decks – Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Paul van Dyk, Eddie Halliwell, Adam Sheridan, Paul Bleasdale, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, K-Klass…

We’re just knackered just typing it all out and by no means is that an exhaustive list. It’s twenty years of amazing Cream memories, basically. So, in other words: IMPRESSIVE.

As with most Cream events, tickets are becoming increasingly hard to come by so if you manage to get your hands on one, you’re in for a good night…if you remember it.

Cream
20th Anniversary
06 & 13 October
Nation
Liverpool
22:00 – 06:00

Chibuku
6th & 13th October

Consistently one of the best nights in the country for YEARS now, Chibuku are still knocking it out of the park twice a month with their line ups – not an easy feat. With Ben Klock topping the bill on the 6th and Nero and Fake Blood on headliner duties on 13th Huxley bringing his own special blend of house and much lauded producers and remixers Disclosure delivering a live DJ set, it’s set to be another stormer.

Chibuku
6th & 13th October
The Masque
90 Seel Street
Liverpool
10pm – 3am
£13

Lindstrom (pic r)
27th October

This is a night we’ve been anticipating for a while as EVOL and Discoteca Poca join forces to deliver cosmic disco extraordinaire Lindstrom to the Kazimier. The heady combination of the Kaz’s quirky interior and Hans-Peter’s incomparable sounds will be a night to remember. Providing support are local legend Mr Paul, Deep Space Orchestra and Andy Ash. We’ve already written this in our diary, in PEN. A must see.

Lindstrom
27 October
Kazimier
4-5 Wolstenholme Square
17th October
Liverpool
10pm – 3am
£13.50

Mark Ronson
27th October

The first time he played in Liverpool after the MOBO awards was the stuff of legends – a jam packed bar and a party atmosphere which was top notch on the night but less enjoyable the next day when we were trying to negotiate our way onto a Ryanair flight to Barcalona. So jetset.

Anywho, he’s BACK and this time it’s on a SATURDAY meaning unless you’ve booked a cheapo city break due to leave the next day, you can recuperate in peace with the X Factor repeats and a chippy tea.

Shipping Forecast
27 October
15 Slater Street
Liverpool L1 4BW
11pm – 3am
£10

Circus
27th October

No one does Halloween quite like Yousef and his crew. We have to admit we’re pretty much out of ideas for fancy dress this year, there’s only so many times you can get away with being an out of shape Britney Spears. Whilst we’re trying to decide what to do with a blonde wig, we suggest checking out the line up for this years do – deep house supremo Kerri Chandler is in attendance, accompanied by a double dose of girl power – Cassie and Nina Kravitz.

The former is fresh out of Berlin and championed by Ricardo Villalobos and Steve Bug; the latter is returning for her second jaunt at Circus after rocking it last year. Both are worth catching, whatever disguise you might don for the evening.

The Masque
27 October
90 Seel Street
Liverpool,
10pm – 3am
£18

Discoteca Poca
13th October

It only seems like yesterday that we were urging you to attend Discoteca Poca’s first birthday, with the esteemed Andrew Weatherall at the helm. It was actually a whole year ago and so we’re going to recommend you do the exact same thing as they’re celebrating their 2nd birthday by inviting back Mr Weatherall – this time accompanied by Sean Johnston. Together they’ll be presenting their epic five hour A Love From Outer Space set which keeps the BPM down low and takes you on a musical journey (hello, Cliché police!).

Shipping Forecast
15 Slater Street
Liverpool
10pm – 3am
£12

Liverpool Dance Music Society
16th October

You may have noticed, the students are back and with them the resurgence of midweek nights, for those who don’t have lectures the next day (or those who have full time jobs but are silly enough to brave a hangover in work). One of the benefits to staying out late when you’re up for the commute at 8am, is you get to catch amazing acts for very little outlay. Case in point, Darius Syrossian – a stellar house music name that you can catch at the Magnet for a fiver. With support from Leeds based duo Butler & Murt, we’d suggest you start brushing up on your sick voice for that early morning phone call to your boss.

Liverpool Dance Music Society
16 October
The Magnet
45 Hardman Street
Liverpool
10pm – 3am
£5+BF

Abandon Silence
20th October

Usually found in The Hold of the Shipping Forecast, the Abandon Silence lot are uprooting for one night only to the slightly grander surroundings of The Masque. Accompanying them on this jaunt up the road is Boddika, one of the most innovative producers in underground dance music, genre spanning duo Dusky, an as yet to be announced special guest (ooooh!) and Abandon Silence residents Rich Furness and Harry Sheehan.

Abandon Silence
20 October
The Masque,
90 Seel Street,
Liverpool,
10pm – 3am
£9

mUmU
27th October

It’s more Halloween celebrations, this time from the night that auto correct hates. Yes fancy dress is advised for their Spookathon but we’d imagine that after a couple of hours dancing away to house and techno, your initial costume will be unrecognisable and you’ll end up resembling a sweaty zombie. We speak from experience here.

Providing the beats is Mathias Kaden, fresh from his Cocoon residency, and Gary Beck who is making his Liverpool debut. As always with mUmU, the venue is TBC but we’re sure they’ll deliver somewhere a bit different.

mUmU
27 October
Venue TBC
10pm-6am
£15