Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for the underground scene, especially in London. This year is no different, as partygoers are spoilt for choice with a ‘killer’ selection of line ups to choose from. We’ve handpicked our favourites below…
Fabric – Roman Flugel fabric 95 mix
If you’re looking for deeply underground house and minimal techno this Halloween, look no further than Fabric as they welcome back the legendary Roman Flugel, who headlines Room One as he launches his fabric 95 mix on Saturday 28th October. Emerging in the 90s, Flugel has put out revered records under several aliases, and was largely responsible for shining a light on Frankfurt’s house and techno scene. ToFu Productions, the project of Thomas Melchior and Fumiya Tanaka, also play Room One. Staples of the Perlon imprint and masters of Berlin’s minimal house scene, both Melchior and Tanaka have proven themselves as two of the sound’s very best. Rounding off the bill is Ghost Culture, bringing his freakish New Wave sound.
Over in Room Two, Ellen Allien headlines. One of the most exciting DJs to come from Berlin's club scene, Allien is always joy to witness cutting between 90s rave and modern-day house and techno selections. Resident Terry Francis rounds out the lineup with his tough-edged house cuts.
To get you in the mood, have a listen to Allien’s new EP Nost RMXS 1 on BPitch Control here:
Mulletover – Halloween Fancy Dress Party
Halloween is always one of –if not the biggest party of the year for mulletover, following a long run of sellout Halloween shows in the past 5 years across various East London warehouses. This year’s instalment on Saturday 28th October, is set in a brand new unused 400 capacity venu,e and we’re confident it will exceed mulletover regulars’ expectations. As the original Halloween Fancy Dress party in London, everyone knows the score, there's no fixed theme but exuberant costumes are encouraged. Headliner on the night is One Records label boss, Adam Shelton, with support coming from resident Geddes, Bobby Pleasure b2b Oli Silva, Adam Curtain and more acts TBA.
Adam Shelton – Only Now
Secondcity presents The End with Eli & Fur
Starting with Secondcity presents The End with Eli & Fur on Friday 27th October, Egg London are hosting a monster two-part special for this year’s spectacular Halloween celebrations. Chicago raised DJ and producer, Secondcity has a unique outlook on House and Techno inspired from his upbringing across the Atlantic. 2015 was his breakthrough year, which saw Secondcity garnering support from the likes of Andrea Oliva, Guti, Stacey Pullen, Hot Since 82 & many more. Rowan’s groovy tech house sets are not one to miss, and those who caught him at his residency at Sankeys Tribal Sessions last year know how exceptional he is. Support on the night comes from female duo Eli & Flur, who’ve been hot on the scene since their ground- breaking debut single ‘You’re So High’in 2012. The pair are back in London after a busy summer on the road, following a successful leg of international events including South West Four in London, Coachella in California and Ultra Music Festival in Miami, to name a few.
Hollywood Forever Halloween Pt 2
Continuing the Halloween mayhem on the Saturday is Hollywood Forever Halloween Pt 2, with an all-star techno and house line up set to unleash the wildest of party spirits. Leading the Halloween musical madness is Tonic label boss Christian Smith, fresh from his Australian tour and premiering his new ‘Synergy’ album that Carl Cox has been championing. Joining Christian are Tokyo based duo Drunken Kong, who make their highly anticipated Egg debut. Hailing from Marseille, Matt Sassari is at the forefront of the techno scene in France, and his latest production ‘Ran’on the ‘Raw Cuts Vol 9’stormed the DJ charts since its release in August. Support on the night comes from Italian DJ Mirco Carudo, house duo DJ Spen & Karizma, and Huck Finn.
Christian Smith & 2pole - Wind (Original Mix)
Supercharged – Lobster Boy Records
For those of you in Brighton this Halloween, we recommend hitting up Supercharged on Saturday, 28th October for a freaky night with Redlight Lobster Boy Records. Following on from the success of a sell out tour last year, Redlight Lobster Boy Records return to The Arche with their biggest line up to date: Redlight, Champion and NTYA.
Redlight – I’ll Be Waiting
Last but certainly not least are two of the most unmissable Halloween shows in London this year - On Saturday 28th October, Printworks is hosting the renowned Issue 002 night, welcoming 25 years of RAM Records with Andy C and friends. Not too far afield from Printworks, Tobacco Dock host their annual LWE Drumcode Halloween special, returning for the fourth year.