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Grime lynchpin Loga Sama described Lewisham's Novelist as a "product of grime, musically". After being immersed in the game from a young age, and with infamous showcases on the likes of NTS and Rinse FM, the young MC rapidly gained an ardent following. His explosive collaboration with Mumdance on XL catapulted Novelist to astronomical heights, and heading into 2016, he's grime's most precious centre-piece. On March 3rd, Mixmag welcome Novelist to 100 Club on Oxford Street for an inevitable sell-out. With tickets extremely limited, and demand for grime's young prince at an all time high, you need to act fast. Get tickets.
With three stunning EP's already under their belt, Honne have invented a unique sound that's incomparable to anything else. Crafting a spell of sultry and sexy slow jams perfect for a dark city night, the London duo have readied their forthcoming debut album, and look set to be one of the top picks for 2016. Having sold out every London stage that's been put in front of them, they move on to Brixton Electric for this enormous show. When music's this good, there's no need for gimmicks. Get tickets.
Sometimes, to really understand a band you need to see them live. Eagulls have been perfecting their set to the point of destruction for the last few years. So unhinged they could fall apart at any moment, yet each song always reaches a gutting end. Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2014, they've appeared on Later... With Jools Holland, smashed performances across the US, and now the Leeds group have returned to the studio to finish off album number two. Playing this date intimate date at Oslo, let Eagulls unleash the devastation. Don't miss it. Get tickets.
A union between Smith Western's Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich, Whitney craft songs that drift and swell in a sunkissed haze. Leaving behind the crushing guitars and mosh pits, they've adopted a sound that sits somewhere in between country and folk. NME said new track "No Woman sounds like the most perfect song in the world right now" while Pitchfork called it a "gooey and aching country ballad". After impressing last time out at MOTH Club, they've announced this show at Unit G in Hackney. Trust us, this will be stunning. Get tickets.
Emerging in late 2014, Tirzah brought a whole new edge to future pop. Layering her distinct, bubblegum sweet vocal over beats that would storm a pumping nightclub, the solo artist caught the ears of everyone from DIY to Pigeons And Planes, but this is only the beginning. After collaborating with sonic wizards Four Tet and Micachu, Tirzah has all the tools in place to own 2016. It's only right that you catch her at The Pickle Factory. Get tickets.
Jamie Woon couldn't be hotter property right now. After dropping the majestically brilliant Sharpness, announcing his highly anticipated Making Time LP and selling out London's Scala in a matter of minutes, it's safe to say PMR's poster boy is in a league of his own. With the hype at an all time high and a bank of new masterpieces on the way, it seems only right that Jamie Woon should announce this huge show at Gorilla in Manchester. This is your chance to catch a master at work. Get tickets.
It's very rare that Ricardo Villalobos touches down in Manchester, so when he does, you can't afford to miss it. The iconic Chilean DJ spearheaded the infamous Cocoon party at The Warehouse Project back in 2012, and hasn't been back since, until now. On March 4th, he'll take over Gorilla for what you can guarantee will be a marathon showcase of hidden gems and delicately crafted masterpieces from the world of house and techno. Tickets will not be around for long, so act fast. Get tickets.
Following the success of 2015’s stunning Hurt Me, Låpsley has finally announced her debut album Long Way Home. Premiering new track Love Is Blind as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, it’s fair to say it’s Låpsley’s boldest, most lyrically evocative work to date. Signed to XL Recordings, she initially caught attention with her heartbreak production and softly twisted vocals on the bedroom recorded Monday EP, and since, she’s gone on to release a selection of stripped back electro pop cuts that have seen her become a darling of the pop-sphere. Already loved by Zane Lowe, Jessie Ware and more, she plays this date at Manchester’s Academy 2 just after the release of the full length, leaving you enough time to fall in love with the young songwriters creations. Get tickets.
FAT WHITE FAMILY
A lot has been said about a lack of authenticity in rock n roll but with Fat White Family it's simply not an issue. They live to play, and their live shows are legendary. Their on stage antics (stripping off, rubbing butter on themselves) could sound gimmicky if they weren't so deadly serious. Letting debut album Champagne Holocaust loose on the world in 2014, they picked up fans in NME, BBC 6 Music, VICE, The Guardian… the list goes on and on. There's a global appetite for the Fat White's nihilistic, reverb drenched, guttural delivery and smirking self knowledge. Releasing new album Songs For Our Mothers in January, Fat White Family are set to prove to the world that they are the greatest rock n roll band alive. Don't miss this incendiary live show at Bierkeller. Get tickets.
RED BULL CULTURE CLASH
Red Bull Culture Clash is back and the heaviest of hitters will grace The Passenger Shed for a night of unparalleled bass and clash throw downs, with just one crowned champion. This year’s lineup is an underground bonanza, with pioneering grime collective Butterz Sounds, dancehall don Stylo G’s Warning Sound, dnb maestro DJ Die presenting Gutterfunk and dubstep warriors Team Tectonic all going head to head for the throne. Let the battle commence. Get tickets.