Toddla T Takeover, London
Toddla T is the Sheffield shop assistant turned sire of Annie Mac's child, whose love of Jamaican music n and everything it's mutated into n is profound. His sets are full of dancehall, soca and junglist breakbeats, mashed into a lairy British pulp, so he makes the perfect host for this cross-continental Caribbean hotbox. Jamaican trio Ward 21 headline with their tough, verbally dextrous digi-dub, while expat Stylo G has blended classic wining island rhythms with dubstep's bravado. His new track with current soca king Bunji Garlin is produced by Jus Now who also appear; they're a production duo, one from bass-obsessed Bristol and the other from carnival island Trinidad, who make anthems with gigantic martial drums. Ossie rounds off the bill, with his collection of house tracks that manage to straddle both deep house moodiness and UK funky's energy.
XOYO, EC1, Fri
Numbers 11th Birthday, Glasgow
There are few dance tracks that have the instant potency of Paul Johnson's classic summer anthem Get Get Down. The go-to Ibiza and chart hit (it peaked at No 5) still manages to unite sweaty clubbers old and new, but what the new may not know is just how instrumental Paul Johnson was in the early days of Chicago house, and especially the ghettotech sound, through the seminal Dance Mania Records. Always ready to champion their influences, the Glasgow-gone-global Numbers crew is throwing a bash at its spiritual home the Sub Club for its 11th birthday, and bringing Johnson along to tear the place apart. With apt support from Numbers' Spencer, rounding it off, this will be a lesson in the history of house music, with plenty of booty belters and wide grins.
Sub Club, Fri
Theo Parrish, On tour
Theo Parrish's success has come with very little compromise on his part. Always thoughtful, sometimes controversial, his reputation as both a joyous and challenging DJ with an acute sense of what makes a dancefloor tick is almost unsurpassed. Feeling the time's right to step away from the (strictly vinyl-only) decks, Parrish has recruited a band, Teddy's Get Down, to perform a full live set for the first time in a decade, heading up north (and across the border) after two London dates. Always evolving, Parrish has moved away from masterful sampling into live production over the past few years, the man himself promising a set of both old and new picks from his Sound Signature imprint. And while it remains to be seen how his earlier material will fare live, whether working with man or machine, Parrish's output is always laced with a unique soul.
Barbican Hall, EC1, Sat; The Forum, NW5, Mon; The Ritz, Manchester, Tue; The Art School, Glasgow, Wed
Wolf Music Summer BBQ, London
Well positioned to capitalise on the current house boom is Wolf Music, a newish label from Brighton whose roster doesn't go for the generic. Instead, the likes of Medlar, James Welsh and Casino Times use smooth Hammonds upset by jacking snares to create a jazzy yet banging style. The fantastic new EP by Inskwel is a real highlight, and it's also just released its first full-length in Greymatter's Visions. He co-headlines at this event with Medlar, where the label will also host Burger Bear's BBQ. Summer encapsulated.
Airspace Brixton, SW9, Sat
Tribe Festival, St Davids
In spite of its enormous, surreal 13th-century cathedral, St Davids is the UK's smallest city. So perhaps it's surprising that Tribe festival's organisers decided this beautiful spot of Pembrokeshire countryside would be the perfect place to hold their first event. They've given Saturday to Swansea's party people, Dogruff, who have brought in some of the big names in minimal house, including Utrecht'sSamuel Deep and other world-class DJs you can get down to in between yoga sessions and a bit of seabird-spotting.
Festival site, St Davids, Sat