Be Somebody with Kurd Maverick

Kurd Maverick (above) first got our attention when his damn fine remake of Technotronic’s Pump Up The Jam started ripping through clubs across the world.

What was once a cheesy ’90s dance hit was now an uber-cool electro tune that just made you want to get up and dance.

The German has since been touring the world making more tasty hits. Catch him as he hits Pacha this weekend.

A techier sound in the second room is courtesy of Laura Essence, Unknown DJs and Matt Whittet.

» Pacha, Terminus Pl, SW1V 1JR  Victoria (0845 371 4489). Feb 13, 10pm-5am. £15 adv, £20 otd

Zombies Ate My Brain presents My Bloody Valentine

You can forget all that Valentine’s mushiness as Zombies Ate My Brain puts a macabre twist on the Hallmark holiday.

A night of minimal tech and electro, Germany’s Guido Schneider leads the line-up, alongside resident Shane Watcha.

» Cable, 33a Bermondsey St, SE1 2EG  London Bridge (020 7403 7730; zombiesate Feb 13, 10pm-7am. £10 adv

Shake it

That fine duo we know as Layo & Bushwacka! are back for their first Shake It party of the decade.

Having spent three weeks touring South America, the duo say they “cannot wait to get stuck back into the London party scene”.

We doubt they’re eager to return to the cold, but we’re glad they’re back.

» Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ Old Street (020 7422 7505; Feb 13, £12 adv, £15 otd