It’s been a blistering summer - the best we remember. Not only the weather, but the festivals that lit up London’s event calendar. We barely paused for breath. Now festival season is nearing an end for another eight months. But that’s no reason to be down. Nightlife in our city comes alive in the Autumn as promoters, DJs, clubbers and workers return from overseas. The city’s premier independent promoters LWE switch from festival mode to club mode with their own Autumn series of parties.
It starts in September, when A/V innovator Max Cooper brings his latest show to the legendary dancefloor of KOKO London. Max will perform music from his forthcoming album One Hundred Billion Sparks at the Camden venue on Thursday 20th. Expect state of the art technology-led visuals to accompany the music, as only Cooper knows how.
A day later we’re treated to another groundbreaking spectacle. LWE invite seminal imprint Innervisions to London, to takeover the hallowed Royal Albert Hall. Dixon & Âme will be joined by an assortment of peers for an extravaganza unlike anything the legendary venue has seen before.
After a summer hiatus, LWE return to Tobacco Dock on 6th October with The Martinez Bros, Loco Dice, the FUSE London crew, Nastia, Tiga and more for Cuttin’ Headz. (Keep your eye out for some cool changes made to The Great Gallery!) Later in the month - a staple of the annual calendar - Drumcode Halloween is back at the same venue with Adam Beyer & a ghastly collection of label mates. Joining him are the likes of Charlotte de Witte, Nicole Moudaber and Paco Osuna alongside a host of techno talent. After dark, head around the corner to E1, where Maya Jane Coles & Friends will continue the haunting on the most terrifying night of the year.
Sandwiched inbetween those two events, is Richie Hawtin: CLOSE at The Roundhouse on Friday 12th October. Industry luminary Hawtin brings the audience closer to the action, removing barriers and blurring the lines between DJing and live performance. He is joined by former ENTER.Mind artist TM404 in what might be one of the most anticipated shows of the Fall.
As we close in on Xmas and the new year, there’s still time for one final outing at Tobacco Dock as LWE launch year four of Junction 2 with one last shindig in 2018. With no LWE NYD this year, make sure you take the opportunity to wave goodbye to the cavernous event space until later in 2019.
Tickets for all of the above are on sale now.