AT THE LONDON CLUB FACE

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This gig is definitely the "don't miss event" this weekend. Uninvited is the brain-child of Mark Herman. As style guru at London's top clubs, it was his thankless mission in life to keep the undesirables outside. He's now channelling his energies into creating the best club nights in the world.

So far his "Future Bitch" and "Uninvited" one-offs have captured the capital's imagination with their merciless attention to detail, innovative style and banging tunes.

The first Uninvited instalment had them queuing down to Regent's Street and the second offering looks set to do the same. Uninvited is set to go monthly from Friday so if you can plan ahead you'll hopefully gain entry before new year.

The stylish heads, lucky enough to make it past Mark's watchful eye, will be treated to the best in uplifting anthems and garage classics. Matt `Jam' Lamont, Jazzy M and Jeremy Braithwaite take on the Technics upstairs while Jeffrey Hinton and David Rosen keep the loops bassey in the basement. Buy tickets in advance or brush-up on your blagging.

Friday, 6 Hanover St, W1 (0171-499 7977) 10.30pm-5am, pounds 12

The mission statement for Subterania's first venture into regular club promoting is to bring back the fun and excitement which is lacking from so many of the capital's dancefloors. They've come up with a cracker this week. Seminal Miami DJs, producers and remixers, Murk are set to jet in for an exclusive date at Sub tonight. Murk aka Funky Green Dogs, are legends on the US house scene and have produced a string of bangin' club hits including "Fired-up", one of the darkest tunes of '97.

"This is a coup for the club," gloated Steve Webster of Jackpot, "You'd expect a name like murk to come over and play at MoS or Cream so having them here as a one-off UK date is going to be one of the year's clubbing highlights." I for one am convinced.

Tonight 12 Acklam Rd, London W10 (0171-610 2100) 10pm-3am pounds 10

Hot plate launches this Thursday and joins an increasing number of excellent gigs at Notting Hill. The sound of new house, twisted disco and sonic dubbing with Andy Williams (nuphonic) and guests Simon Lee and Glen Gunner.

The general idea is to abolish all concepts of the dance mix. With the addition of disco edits, tape echoes and live percussion, they're hoping to stumble on a few more musical genres by Friday.

Thursday, London W11 near Notting Hill Gate tube (0171-460 4459) 10pm till late pounds 4

Doing the business all over the UK and touching down at Notting Hill next week, a compelling hybrid of funky rare groove fused with cyber sitars is gaining converts every week from Bristol to Brighton. If you haven't experienced it in the flesh, it's time to get down there.

Sat (28 Feb), 10pm till late, pounds 5,

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This venue is large and has more twists and turns than a month of Eastenders. Once you find your way onto the excellent main dance floor it's hard to escape the heaving masses. The crowd here are young and have far to much energy for their own good. There are some excellent garage vibes in the top room but the main dancefloor is where the big phat action lives.

Fridays, 1a Camden High St, NW1 (0171-328 8960) 10pm-6am pounds 7 before 11pm/pounds 10 after/pounds 6 members.

One of the strongest Sunday gigs around with everything from Garage anthems to rare grooves. The crowd are mature enough to organise sophisticated garbs for a Sunday night out while the rest of us are ironing a shirt for Monday morning. Plenty of designer labels but few pretentions to speak of.

Sundays, 1 Nine Elms Lane, SW8 (0171-272 4185) 8pm-3am, pounds 4 before 10pm/pounds 6 after

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