BEST GIGS ON DICE 22.02.16

Living in a city like London, Bristol, Manchester... it's amazing. There's so much to do every night. Only problem you could have is figuring out what to go to, and what you can afford. Luckily, every week we give you this quick blow by blow guide to the best nights, and then sell you the tickets with No Booking Fees, saving you some cash on the way.

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LONDON

ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER

Known for his daring, unnerving, and sometimes entirely unimaginable creations, producer/composer Daniel Lopatin makes the kind of electronic music you can feel. With gripping and ever-evolving melodies, hyper tempos that feel like a sugar rush, and samples that sound defy description, he's caught the attention and hearts of fans, critics, and fellow musicians alike. After a sell out show at Village Underground, OPN takes to Heaven for what promises to be an absolutely unmissable showcase of new album Garden Of Delete. Don't hang around, get involved. Get tickets.

SCUBA & MATTHEW DEAR

After already hosting the likes of Trevino, Ultramajic's Jimmy Edgar and the iconic Kenny Larkin, Scuba's XOYO residency series continues to rampage through East London. Taking over East London's leading club every Saturday night until March 26th, the Hotflush Recordings boss has recruited the likes of Nina Kraviz, Alan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Elliott, Len Faki, Mind Against and more for twelve weeks of no nonsense, full-throttle techno. For this huge installment, Scuba will be joined by one of electronic music's most revered figures Matthew Dear. As a DJ he carries a multifaceted persona, slamming festivals worldwide with stomping techno, four to the floor house and forgotten Detroit masterpieces, all gelled together with masterful ease. With the pair playing this huge XOYO date alongside New York dance music lynchpin Anthony Parasole, this is already looking like one of the standout nights of the residency. Get tickets.

THE JAPANESE HOUSE

With twisting, slicing, and totally breathtaking dream pop, Londoner The Japanese House has been picking up love across the board from The Guardian to BBC Radio 1. New single Cool Blue breezes through headphones with the lush vocals of Imogen Heap and the glitching romance of The Postal Service. Already tipped for big things in 2016, The Japanese House plays this date at Dingwalls. Let her show you what the hype is about. Get tickets.

MODERN BASEBALL

Forming at Drexel University in Philadelphia, high school friends Brendan and Jake bumped red plastic cups with Sean and Ian at a house party and the rest is pop-punk history. Loaded with observational wit, hooks sharper than a preppy haircut, and the force to spill any crowd into a sweat frenzy, Modern Baseball’s tales of the human condition in the twenty-first century are as addictive as they are comforting. With the surprise release of new The Perfect Cast EP and announcement of forthcoming third album Holy Ghost out next year on Run For Cover, they’re hitting the UK for just two shows this February. Playing this huge date at Camden’s Electric Ballroom, tickets will go fast. Book now to hit your home run. Get tickets.

ANDERSON .PAAK

California's Anderson .Paak is an emphatic breath of fresh air in the hip-hop game. In 2015, he blessed Dr. Dre's Compton LP with half a dozen unforgettable verses, and released an energy-filled, charismatic self-titled EP through BBMG. It's safe to say it was a good year. Sounding like a refreshed blend of Miguel and Kendrick Lamar, Paak's flow and lyrical charm is impossible not to love and on February 25th, BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Semtex will welcome Cali's young prince to XOYO in East London. Get tickets.

MANCHESTER

Savages

A crushing blow of nihilistic delivery, antagonising stage presence, and violently passionate performance, a Savages live show is one you'll leave a different person, soaked with sweat and set with a new belief in the power of four vehement musicians. Releasing their debut album Silence Yourself in 2013, it picked up critical acclaim and devoted fans in an instant with its seething and striking vocals, harrowing guitar lines, deep driving bass, and a rhythm section that defies the laws of physics. Announcing new album Adore Life, due early next year, and bringing their must see live show to Manchester's Albert Hall for this incendiary night, missing this gig is just not an option. Get tickets.

HNNY

The guys at Percolate are kicking off 2016 with a real bang, and on February 25th, they welcome Sweden's young house music prince, HNNY, to Soup Kitchen in Manchester. Racking up love from the likes of Julio Bashmore and Shadow Child, who put his majestic productions on the scene for the labels such as Local Talk and Let's Play House to release to the masses. Expect smooth house cuts all night long, this is gonna be special. Get tickets.

MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE

Manchester's underground party COMMUNITY celebrates 20 Years Of Rainy City Music by welcoming the one and only, Motor City Drum Ensmeble. Where ever he plays, Motor City Drum Ensemble leaves the dance floor sweat-drenched, smiling and singing along. With a Top 20 Resident Advisor DJ spot under his belt and countless Boiler Room sessions that have left viewers and punters amazed by his ability, it's safe to say he's a DJ you simply have to see live. Not only that but his MCDE label has championed the work of Harvey Sutherland, Latecomer and the great Laurent Garnier. What's more? February 27th see's Motor City Drum Ensemble bless Gorilla with an unmissable set. This is gonna be incredible. Get tickets.

BRISTOL

NAI HARVEST

With strobing drums, scathing grunge guitars and the kind of bratty vocal urgency that leaves the space in front of the stage in constant motion, Nai Harvest are one of the UK's best live bands. After releasing their debut full-length Hairball back in April of 2015, the duo spent the year playing their addictive guitar music to audiences across the UK, leaving fans grinning from ear to ear. Renowned for bringing the roof down in any sweaty club, they move their force to Start The Bus for what should be a standout night on the indie calendar. You need to get involved. Get tickets.

SECTION BOYZ

One listen to their anthemic Lock Arf, and you know Section Boyz pack a menacing punch. Dark musings from the street, blended together with quick wit and heavy-hitting production makes the South London MC's a force to be reckoned with going into 2016. Collaborations with the likes of Ghost and Stormzy have only escalated the appeal of the young threesome, and on February 26th, you've got the chance to catch them live. Get tickets.

BLACK BUTTER

Over the past five years, it's safe to say that Black Butter Records has changed the face of the UK underground dance music scene. The London based record label has housed and nurtured the rise of everyone from Gorgon City to Rudimental to Clean Bandit. Ever the experts at guiding youthful talent into credible pockets of the mainstream, it's no surprise Black Butter Records should announce this huge headline showcase at Bristol's finest, Motion. Get tickets.