London Club and Event Guide - Key Notes by Skye Corewijn
Movimientos @ Passing Clouds, Richmond Road, Dalston
16th December 2011
Movimientos has been bringing the best of cumbia, latinesque bass and anything danceable to London's streets for quite some time now. Playing live you have Jardes Por Fuere with a unique mash up of swing, hip hop, flamenco and reggae rhythms. DJs Cal Jader, Arias and friends ripping up a little salsa and Tropical bass and a couple of screening for heavy feet to boot. Feel like shaking your booty? Passing Clouds the place to be.
Where: Passing Clouds
Pockets: £5 b4 10pm, £8 after
Tickets please: OTD
Cocos Lovers @ Hackney Downs Studios, Hackney London
19th Decemember 2011
The first time I saw Cocos Lovers live was in a tiny pub in Deal, Kent. Seaside and sailor shanties, hypnotising harmonies, and some of the most beautiful folk songs I've had the pleasure of hearing. It may all sound a little gushy, but seriously, if you fancy folk - you should make your way to Hackney Downs Studios. Promoted by the little known, but stellar night, Woodburner, there are sure to be loads of top notch support acts and at £3 a pop, it's an absolute steal.
Where: Hackney Downs Studios E8 2BT (venue may change)
Tickets please: OTD
White Mink Electro Swing Speakeasy Spectacular @ Bedroom Bar, Shoreditch
31st December 2011
If you've not had the pleasure of attending Electro Swing at The Book Club, or the numerous parties White Mink has put on at Festivals around the UK, including granddaddy Glastonbury, this NYE there is no better place to be than 62 Rivington Street. Decadence, speakeasy swing with AV, live music from Sam & the Womp, Top Shelf Jazz and Molotov Jukebox, the best DJs in the business including Nick Hollywood, Duttymoonshine and Chris Tofu never mind burlesque and a little complimentary Courvoisier punch for early arrivals! Put on your finest flappers and feathers for an absolute smasher! Taking over the lower and upper venue - it's looking a massive shindig where it's the 1920's and 30's as you've never seen them before.
Where: Bedroom Bar EC2A 3AY
Pockets: £12 SUPER EARLY BIRD/£15 EARLY BIRD/£20 ADV
Tickets please: http://bit.ly/uJAJTY