Welcome to Point Blank’s monthly club recommendations column, where we trawl the listings to bring you the essential events taking place in London and Los Angeles. London may not be having much of a summer weather-wise, but fear not, there’s plenty of parties – outdoors and otherwise – promising to raise the temperature. Festival fans are particularly well catered for, with the brand new electronic music event Sunfall hitting Brockwell Park and the much-loved Lovebox taking over Victoria Park this month. For Los Angelenos, there’s also plenty to entertain this July, including unmissable appearances from Audion, Galcher Lustwerk and DJ Richard.
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Sunfall Festival w/ Anthony Naples, Ben Klock, Fatima Yamaha, Donato Dozzy + more – Brockwell Park – Saturday 9th July
This being July, there’s no let up in outdoor, all-day parties for those willing to turn a blind eye to the weather forecast. However, new festival Sunfall is orchestrated by the people behind XOYO, Dimensions and Phonox and has enough tasty names to cut through the festival fatigue. Brockwell Park in Herne Hill may seem an unlikely centre for all things electronic and underground, but for two days it stakes its claim: Anthony Naples, Donato Dozzy, Josey Rebelle, Zomby and more line-up for what promises to be a big one… and when the sun goes down things move to Peckham’s The Bussey Building. Prepare to get messy. Details here.
Lovebox w/ LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer, Run The Jewels, MØ, IZZY BIZU – Victoria Park – Friday 15th – Saturday 16th July
If Sunfall is pitching itself to the underground, Lovebox aims to please the biggest crowd it can. The main draw here is surely the recently un-retired LCD Soundsystem who, fresh from conquering Glastonbury, look set to storm the main stage on Saturday. Elsewhere, Diplo pops up both in his own right and at the helm of his party-starting supergroup Major Lazer and Swedish pop weirdo Mø is certain to hold her own. Don’t miss PB alumna Izzy Bizu, last seen soundtracking the Euro 2016 coverage on the BBC. Details here.
Find Me In The Dark w/ Future Times x Mood Hut w/ Beautiful Swimmers, Pender Street Steppers, Hashman Deejay + more – Saturday 30th July – Corsica Studios
For their summer edition, London party Find Me in the Dark have roped in standout North American labels Future Times and Mood Hut for a seasonal showdown. Expect warm house and new age vibes courtesy of Vancouver’s own Pender Street Steppers, Hashman Deejay and the perma-chill Neo Image. On the Future Times side there’s Berlin-based oddball PLO Man, Jordan and label head Maxmillion Dunbar comes correct as one half of Beautiful Swimmers – whose DJ sets are things of beauty – and on his own in his Max D guise. Details here.
Lights Down Low LA w/ Galcher Lustwerk and DJ Richard – Friday 8th July – TBA [Los Angeles]
Californian promoters Lights Down Low have exceptional taste, as demonstrated by their recent Fatima Yamaha and House Meat Disco bookings, but this White Material throwdown looks to be knockout. NYC’s Galcher Lustwerk will be bringing his characteristic deep, textured house – and surely some of his brand new Road Hog material – to the proceedings whereas NY-Berlin transplant DJ Richard will keep things strange and, very likely, noisy. Unmissable Details here.
Inception w/ Audion (Live), DJ Three – Saturday 16th July – Exchange LA [Los Angeles]
In June, Matthew Dear returned to his overtly techno moniker, Audion, some ten years after last releasing a full-length under that name. The resulting Alpha suggested a newfound restraint, on record at least, but then, Audion has always been the master of tension and release. Even so, the wise will reserve full judgement until hearing the new material in a club context – we reckon this live set is going to go off. Support comes in the form of LA’s DJ Three. Details here.
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