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Where has this year gone? I can’t actually believe it’s Christmas in just a few days. Time to make the most of the last weekend before the big day – and there’s lots to choose from.

Tonight, Xylem are hosting their Christmas Party at The Barn in Milton from 7pm until 1.30am. Make the most of this unique venue before its doors close next year and enjoy a night out at a place that will be part of local history in years to come.

In the main room special guest Scott Attrill will be setting the pace with hard electric, dance and hard style with support from DJs such as Gizmo, Minty Fresh and Matty B, while other Xylem guests fill out room two with the sounds of EDM, trance, house and electro. Join them for just £5 entry all night.

Meanwhile, Bronx Image are set to stage their second round of bumping and grinding at Drift Bar tonight from 10pm until 3am, after the success of their launch in October. Hot and fresh out the kitchen, they will be serving up the best hip hop and R’n’B. You won’t be disappointed. Entry is free before 9pm, more on the door after.

Tomorrow, Beats & Swing resume their position at The Wedgewood Rooms from 9pm until 2.30am with special guest DJ Kormac.

Kormac formed the basics of his completely original sound through his interest in old movies and recordings – blending spoken words, vintage instrumentals and jazz drum solos.

Supporting him will be Tom Mayhem and The Gentleman Philosipha, Slick Minded Individuals and Chip Jacks. A nice little Christmas gift from Luke Fuller.

Tickets are £8 from

Lastly, we say goodbye to Amplified at The Astoria as they focus in 2015 on their new record label. They have brought some huge DJs to the club this year and I can’t wait to see what both The Astoria and Love Amplified have in store for next year.

Tickets are £4 from Resident Advisor.