Over the past year, MoS's best Friday events have been collaborations with external promoters, so the event formerly known as Frisky becomes Move, which is painstakingly crafted to keep Ministry at the sharp edge of clubbing.
The London giants have waved their fat cheque book around to ensure the world's finest spinners: Deep Dish play bi-monthly, while Slam, Sven Vath, Jon Pleased Wimmin' and Sasha's Tyrant Sound System all feature over the forthcoming weeks.
For Friday's opening, Armand Van Helden (above) sweeps into town on the back of his recent massive No 1 single with support from Oakenfold in the Box. Paul Jackson, Phat Phil and Dave Chambers keep it funky in the Bar, with Peanut Butter Wolf upstairs in the newly refurbished Baby Box.
"For those of you that want it all, you can now have it all under one roof," says promoter Lucy Vignola.
You know that MoS will be rolling out the barrel big time to kick off this event, so buy in advance if you want to be on the right side of the velvet rope.
Fridays, 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 (0171-378 6528) 10.30pm-6am, pounds 15
THE BEST OF THE REST
PROGRESS @ time
Big club, big sound system, big night out. This event has been the place to be in Derby on a Saturday night for a long time, with a colourful, energetic and friendly crowd. Usually the larger clubs have to work harder to maintain an appealing atmosphere, but Progress has the balance just right. The tunes are mostly hands-in-the-air hard house but you can be sure of excellent DJing regardless of who's playing. Farley Jackmaster Funk headlines tonight, with support from the astounding Smokin' Jo. Good stuff!
Saturdays, Mansfield Road, Derby (01332 600700) 9pm-4am, pounds 5-pounds 10
CLUB YOYO @ villa stefano
Dedicated to R'n'B flavas, YoYo attracts a cosmopolitan group of well-heeled (well, they look the part) revellers who aren't afraid to hit the dance floor. Although the gig has been running a while, you can't help feeling you've discovered something new on your first time. The beats range from the best R'n'B to Puff Daddyesque lightweight rap. It's all pretty palatable and you'll have plenty of memories to discuss on Sunday afternoon. If you're not on first-name terms with the doormen, don't arrive late.
Saturdays, 227 High Holborn, London WC2 (0171-831 7318) 10.30pm-4am, pounds 6 before 11.30pm/pounds 8 afterReuse content