Stuck on who to make time for this November? We've handpicked five acts that we think you should make time for.
Last updated: 26th Oct 2016
Image: Marcus Intalex
We're fast approaching the end of the year, and as the nights draw in and the temperature starts to drop, promoters around the country are preparing to house some of the biggest raves of the season. Whether you're keen to see an all night long set from an internationally renowned DJ, or you want to get familiar with an up-and-coming talent, there's more than enough to keep you satisfied in November.
Aside from our bountiful and helpful clubbing what's on guide which features best-selling events, news and features, we've hand-picked five acts which we think could make your chosen November rave that little bit better.
One of dance music's most prolific artists, Oliver Jones aka Skream announced his Open To Close tour earlier this year, establishing it as a chance for him to really showcase his eclectic tastes to his fans over the course of a full night. Skream said on the tour: "The music policy can be anything from funk, to disco, to house or techno. Generally starting at about 100bpm and ending around 130bpm, but allowing the vibe inside the club and on the dancefloor to take me wherever it desires."
Rinse FM regular Josey Rebelle has an unparalleled ear for sexy disco cuts and silky funk offerings. Always sure to deliver mature groovers with a forward-thinking edge, the London-based DJ gets stuck into old tracks and new with a passion that's reflected in her dreamy selections. It's no surprise she's a favourite with Boiler Room (having played at the very first official Boiler Room broadcast back in 2010), Deviation and Red Bull Music Academy.
Marcus Intalex (who also goes by the name of Trevino when he's taking his hand to house and techno) has a real knack for delivering the more soulful, funkier side of drum n bass. He's one of the genre's key figures, and has played a pivotal part in its development over the years - particularly in the North of England. If you fancy a bit of a DnB masterclass, look no further.
Another artist who got ravers reared up with an announcement last month was one of house music's most celebrated artists, Erick Morillo, who revealed his first UK headline tour in over a decade. From 18th and 27th of November, the dance superstar will be making stops in London, Manchester, York, Lincoln, Leeds and more.
Inspired by the likes of Oneman, DJ EZ and Benji B, Amy Becker is a garage, grime, hip hop and bassline enthusiast, plus pretty much everything in between those genres. Becker was spotted by BBC 1Xtra back in 2012, which led to her holding a fortnightly Daily Dose Mix residency on Mistajam's show for 13 months - exceeding any other resident on the show and she's now a pivotal part of the UK's thriving bass scene.