Oh the tyranny of choice… So many things to do this weekend! So, so many things. Fear not. Let us guide you through.
1. Oval Space Music x Live at Robert Johnson, Fri 26 May, 23.00 – 6.00, E2
Start the weekend as you mean to go on: sweaty, dancing, and joyfully inebriated at Oval Space this Friday, where pioneering Frankfurt label Live at Robert Johnson brings prolific producer Roman Flügel to the bright warehouse space and glorious terrace, alongside Panorama Bar resident Massimiliano Pagliara and label founder Ata.
2. Individual Collective pres. Ugandan Methods, Sat 27 May, 22.00 – 6.00, SE17
If your taste in techno veers towards the heavy, industrial, experimental end of the spectrum, this Saturday party at Corsica Studios is not to be missed. Shake your body around to the frantic rhythms of Ugandan Methods, Regis, JK Flesh and more, smug in the knowledge that you have another two whole days to sleep off this delicious excess.
3. HAAi Closing Party at Phonox, Sat 27 May, 21.00 – 4.00, SW9
Alternatively, for those whose party taste tends in the direction of super vibey house, disco and rare grooves from around the world, head on down to Phonox where Aussie legend HAAi will be closing her Saturday residency with one major blowout bash before handing the reins over to Romare. Plus it ends at 4am, so you may even have some tiny fragment your soul left for the rest of the long weekend.
4. FREE BEER at the Haggerston, Sun 28 May, 12.00 – 20.00, E8
Actually though, why sleep? Rolling on through from Saturday night is a very real and delightful possibility with this afternoon session at party pub the Haggerston, where they will genuinely be giving away 3 kegs of IPA accompanied by pleasing sounds from London collective Work It. Stumble in at midday and remind yourself what a great substitute for rest booze can be.
5. Optimo 20 – Until the Music Stops, Sun 28 May, 22.00 – 5.00, E1W
Round out the weekend at Studio Spaces with this absolute treat from Optimo. Vibes are consistently good and genre-hopping music is of the kind that will get – and keep – your body moving completely of its own volition. Conclusive proof that free will is an illusion, but who cares when it’s this much fun?