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TYRANT

@ The End

If you think that you've heard the name before then you probably remember the not too distant one-off gig last year. Friday's gig is of some importance in London's clubland because Tyrant is set to go monthly at The End with Sasha at the helm.

It's another coup for The End and a bonus for Sasha's army of fans in the capital. After travelling around numerous northern venues, and deciphering cryptic cloak-and-dagger instructions to attend his rare London appearances, you'll now know where to find him.

Craig Richards, Lee Burridge and DJ Dan (Electroliners) offer ample support on the decks but the crowds will come to hear the man himself. After the success of his recent Northern Exposure II CD (with Digweed), fans are set to hear less epic anthems and more breakbeat-inspired loops.

Playing at The End also means that the DJs will be right in the heart of the crowd. In traditional Sasha style, Tyrant has been typically under- advertised and even at this stage, it's not entirely certain if tickets can be purchased at The End - anyway, you've got six days to work it out, so get cracking.

Friday, West Central Street WC1 (0171-419 919) 10.30pm-4am, pounds 12

Tower Ball Cocktail Party @ Oxo Tower

The same promotions team that brought you Common People at Emporium and Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes at Browns have devised another innovative way to bring London's most beautiful females under one roof. Naturally hordes of well-intentioned men will be in attendance for the opportunity of, well, intelligent conversation.

The Oxo Tower is one of the most stylish nosh houses in London, so this is one night to break out your Saturday night best and pop a few champagne corks. Rob Staunton serves up funky anthems with his usual northern charm. After a hard week's work it's a chance to put some glad rags on and indulge in some dazzling escapism.

The Tower Ball is the first of a series of cocktail parties to be held at exclusive spots around the capital. The venues will change, but a nucleus of the clientele always attend. The end result is a strong party atmosphere where everyone seems to know one another.

Tonight, Oxo Second Floor, Bargehouse Street SE1 (0181-312 4243/0171- 401 8200) 8.30pm-2am, pounds 5 with invitation

Pushca @ Ministry of Sound

Pushca make their monthly return to MoS with their sixth couture party. This month's theme is "pink to make the boys wink" (apparently pink is the only colour to wear this spring/summer), so clubbers are invited to be shocking, baby, sugar, schiapparelli, fuschia and any other pink you can think of.

Those who do take the plunge will experience a spectacular interior of pink ambience, oversized fashion images and a veritable garden of spring-time splendour.

The music is good too. Uplifting anthems will be mixed with throbbing loops to provide enough bpm for the most earnest clubber. Jon Marsh (The Beloved) and Mark Wilkinson (Problem Kids) take charge of the Technics in the box room while Pushca favourites, Paul Gardener, Pearl and Dean and Miss Dusty O play in the bar.

Tonight, 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 (0171-734 7110) 12 midnight-9am pounds 12 members/pounds 16 non-members

COMPETITION

We have five copies of the brand new Fantazia, British Anthems CDs, mixed by Jeremy Healy, plus five cases of Labbatts Ice beer to give away, so you can have a party in the comfort of your own home.

Send postcards, with telephone numbers to Fantazia Comp, Alister Morgan on After Dark, The Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf London E14 5DL by 14 March.

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