Finally January is over, all 18 weeks of it, 17 of them spent penniless, stuck in on the sofa watching Splash! (don’t deny it) with one arm wedged down the cushions trying to find any loose change. We know, we lived it.
But now it’s February, the rain has stopped, the snow/sleet/slush has cleared and we’ve all been paid again! Wooo! Let’s celebrate by spending it in darkened rooms listening to repetitive beats. We’ll see you at the front.
Cream Reunion – Saturday 2nd February
The clubbing brand that seemingly never dies is back for 2013 with what can only be described as a classic line up – with Hybrid taking the helm as headliners, John 00 Fleming and Graeme Park also on the roster, a live PA from Joanna Law and resident extraordinaire Paul Bleasdale back behind the Nation decks where he belongs.
10 – 5am
An Evening with Krafty Kuts – Saturday 2nd February
This is a date in the diary for breaks fans, as SubSound and Fingerlickin’ bring Krafty Kuts’ clubnight to Hifi. Famed for his energetic breakbeat sets, this isn’t one for the chinstrokers. Also on the menu is A Skillz – turntablist and party starter, Utah Saints –A list name recognition in house music and Liverpool’s own son, Adam F who is not only a boss DJ but also pretty fit. Sorry, but you know…
HiFI, Seel Street
Bedrock– Freeze – 9th February
A night we’ve been looking forward to for a long time, Freeze continue to provide stellar line ups, this time bringing progressive house superstar John Digweed to Liverpool for a 5 hour set. With room 2 being hosted by Waxxx and equally impressive bookings in the shape of Leftfield, Friendly Fires and Greg Wilson (we LOVE Greg Wilson, pic), this is going to be an epic night at Camp & Furnace.
Camp & Furnace, Greenland Street
LDMS – HAUS Warehouse – 19th February
Liverpool Dance Music Society are becoming a firm favourite of ours, with their continued impressive bookings providing a nice midweek rave for those who can’t be bothered with waiting till the weekend. This time is Get Physical’s FLASHMOB who has been invited down, the Italian house duo have enjoyed success with last year’s Need In Me and they’ve been championed by Pete Tong and Kerri Chandler. Butler & Murt also return, hailing from the slightly less exotic Leeds but with tunes that are no less exciting.
Yousef – Shipping Forecast – 23rd February
As the Masque is still in the process of getting a makeover, Circus is taking a more muted approach this month and hosting an intimate night with Yousef in the Shipping Forecast. Tickets are limited to 200 only and when they’re gone, they’re gone. They’ll go quickly so get them got.
The Shipping Forecast, Slater Street
11 – 3am
Abandon Silence – Shipping Forecast – 21st February
Originally slated to happen in January and rearranged due to a perforated ear drum (working ears are kind of vital for DJing we understand), Four Tet will be making his long awaited Liverpool performance on the 21st February with a three hour set and the Abandon Silence residents providing warm up vibes. For those who aren’t aware, this is a THURSDAY, so probably best to book the Friday off work/college/uni unless running to the toilets every ten minutes for a hangover cry is your idea of fun. Weirdo.
The Shipping Forecast
Voodoo – Shipping Forecast – 22nd February
One of dance music’s most legendary characters, Mr C has a career that spanned three decades – being one half of The Shamen, running The End nightclub in London and finding time to churn out tech house hits as well as a busy DJing diary. Voodoo (a night we’re glad to see back) have him in The Hold. Having seen him play numerous times over the years, we’re recommending you get down there and enjoy his set for yourself. Back up is provided by Mr Paul of Discoteca Poca and Coco De Mer’s Mark McEvoy.
The Shipping Forecast, Slater Street
Oh, and this Saturday, Garlands are getting all Rocky Horror, to celebrate the show’s return to The Empire. Prizes for those with the beset Frankenfurter costume. We can only imagine.