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Into March we go — who fancies a dance?
As the nights get (slightly) shorter and the temperature gets (marginally) warmer, it’s as good a time as any to get out and experience some of London’s best nightlife.
There’s plenty to get stuck into. We’ve got marathon sets from some of the finest in the game, fiery B2Bs, no shortage of dance music legends and a dazzling cast of up-and-comers.
These are the club nights you need to know about in March.
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Timedance with Batu, Deena Abdelwahed and more at Village Underground
Timedance celebrates five years of throwing parties with a typically great line-up, pairing the sounds of Bristol favourite Batu and Tunisian innovator Deena Abdelwahed.
Friday March 6, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ, villageunderground.co.uk
Dnb Allstars with Serial Killaz, AC13, Harriet Jaxxon and more at E1
Things are bound to get lively as Dnb Allstars roll into town, with a series of B2Bs keeping the energy high right up until 6am.
Friday March 6, 110 Pennington Street, E1W 2BB, e1-london.com
Josey Rebelle, Dego, Shy One and more at The Pickle Factory
Josey Rebelle returns to the Pickle Factory for another residency, with two London heroes invited down for the first party, with Dego and Shy One in attendance.
Friday March 6, 13-14 The Oval, E2 9DU, thepicklefactory.co.uk
Derrick Carter at Night Tales
House icon Derrick Carter takes control of this night in east London, taking the 400-capacity crowd to a voyage through the genre.
Friday March 6, 14 Bohemia Place, E8 1DU, nighttales.co.uk
Honey Dijon presents Black Girl Magic with Jayda G and more at Village Underground
Honey Dijon has been in red hot form recently, hosting a series of London nights, and this one looks to be an absolute stormer, with Jayda G, Sippin’ T and Eliza Rose all on the bill.
Saturday March 7, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ, villageunderground.co.uk
Cerrone at The Jazz Cafe
A true disco legend rolls into town for this night, as Cerrone spins some of his best-loved records at the Jazz Cafe. Be sure to catch Eliza Rose on support, too.
Friday March 13, 5 Parkway, NW1 7PG, thejazzcafelondon.com
Pearson Sound and re:ni at Phonox
Get ready for some unexpected swerves and turns as two multi-faceted selectors, Pearson Sound and re:ni, hold down the booth at Phonox.
Friday March 13, 418 Brixton Road, SW9 7AY, phonox.co.uk
AVA London with Orbital, Joy Orbison and more at Printworks
Northern Irish dance festival AVA returns to Printworks for another takeover, and another killer line-up: Joy Orbison, Orbital, Peach, Ross From Friends and more.
Saturday March 14, 1 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7PJ, printworkslondon.co.uk
Sphere with Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg at Magazine
A promising new night at a promising new club, Sphere hosts another edition at Magazine with husband-and-wife duo Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg playing from 2pm until 10pm.
Saturday March 14, 11 Ordnance Crescent, SE10 0JH, magazinelondon.co.uk
Picnic with Francesco Del Garda, Laurine, Cecilio and more at Fabric
House and techno crew Picnic throws its eighth birthday bash at Fabric, with the ever-astute Francesco Del Garda leading the celebrations.
Saturday March 14, 77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HJ, fabriclondon.com
Cabin Fever with Inga Mauer, Violet B2B Josh Cheon and more at The Cause
A dark, expansive night is in store at Tottenham Hale spot The Cause, as Russian DJ Inga Mauer leads the journey from techno to industrial and beyond.
Friday March 20, Ashley Road, N17 9LZ, facebook.com/thecauselondon
Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke and more at Fabric
Detroit icon Jeff Mills heads back to Fabric for another show, delivering a techno sermon in Room One. Dave Clarke tops the bill in Room Two.
Saturday March 21, 77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HJ, fabriclondon.com
Origins with Octo Octa, Roi Perez and more at Corsica Studios
Origins has been going strong for what feels like ages — 149 parties, to be precise. For the 150th, Octo Octa goes B2B with Panorama Bar resident Roi Perez, with plenty else to enjoy across the night.
Saturday March 21, 4/5 Elephant Road, SE17 1LB, corsicastudios.com
Or:la at Venue MOT Unit 18
Ireland’s Or:la comes down to London for her first ever all-night set in the capital, weaving her manifold influences within the intimate surroundings of Venue MOT Unit 18.
Saturday March 21, Orion Business Centre, Surrey Canal Road, SE14 5RT, facebook.com/venueM.O.T
Body Hammer x Paranoid London at Mick’s Garage
Body Hammer hosts another of its house music throwdowns, this time welcoming British duo Paranoid London down for an uncompromising, high-energy night.
Saturday March 21, Queens Yard, E9 5EN, facebook.com/micksgarageldn
Partiboi69 and more at Mick’s Garage
Enigmatic YouTube sensation and ghetto house supremo, Partiboi69 comes to east London for his first ever set in the capital.
Friday March 27, Queens Yard, E9 5EN, facebook.com/micksgarageldn
Unbound with Bjarki, Pariah and more at Fold
Unbound touches down in Canning Town for the first time. Expect heavy, gritty sounds from the likes of Bjarki and Shyboi.
Friday March 27, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, E16 4SA, facebook.com/fld.ldn
Ben Klock, DJ Nobu and more at Ministry of Sound
Berlin techno master Ben Klock heads the line-up here, with DJ Nobu’s acid energy joining him in The Box.
Saturday March 28, 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 6DP, ministryofsound.com
Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Mafalda and more at the Prince of Wales
Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy is hosting four nights in Brixton this month, and this will be a fitting end to proceedings, with Mafalda delivering deep, worldly grooves.
Saturday March 28, 467 Brixton Road, SW9 8HH, pow-london.com
Hunee at Phonox
We can’t even begin to imagine how many different sounds Hunee will pack into this 10-hour set. There’s only one way to find out.
Sunday March 29, 418 Brixton Road, SW9 7AY, phonox.co.uk