Dirty, big-hearted, intelligent adventures, recommended by our team:

Western Ghouls, Downstairs at The Thomas House, 18th Oct, Dublin, 9pm

Popping, throbbing, gutsy electro-goth delight served up sweaty and spicy by that feminine/alt/non-binary DJ collective, Western Girls, founded by our Resident DJ, Caoimhe Lavelle (check out her luscious and spanking beats in the new mix she creates for every issue). The night will be spun by Cmat, DJ Foster Wallace and more. A cross-genre, irresistible night of dancing. Unless you’re, er, dead (really, really dead).

Artwork by Caoimhe Lavelle, featuring Howaya Chicken.


Chapter 10, Bloc, London, 26th October, 11pm till dawn.

One of London’s best-kept secrets, by the nicest boys in dirty acid, deep house and funky electro, Dan Beaumont (found and Resident DJ of Dalston Superstore) & Charlie Porter (yes, that fashion critic, with the amazing record collection, including rare Prince hits). We’ve danced to them separately, but never together. Will we make it, FINALLY, to one of their gigs, before we defy nature’s plans and turn into square pumpkins?

Chapter 10 has grown from slyly letting in Honey Dijon by the backdoor to a private party that’s likely to sell-out Bloc. Gay in vibe & crowd, inclusive in spirit.

Homobloc, November 8th- 10th, Manchester, Sat day-to-night party, The Warehouse Project/Mayfield Depot, 2pm – 3am.

Manchester’s leading ‘hetero-homo-don’t know’, DJ collective, who’ve included some of our deep and dark disco house favourites, like Luke Unabomber, Gina Breeze & Jamie Bull, strike a love-light into festival territory. Starting with an opening party at the Refuge on Friday and including ‘morning voga’ on Sat ,talks with Roisin Murphy & Niven Govinden, Sunday drag brunch and films, this will certainly deliver on hard dancing & a dressed-up-or-dirty-low-down vibe. The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon and more Todd Terje are a few of the maxi-fun DJs making us jump around the Homobloc.

Excerpt from the Homobloc manifesto: “No fakers, thugs or mugs..we are the dirty bastards.”