It seems like nearly every party is celebrating an anniversary of some kind this week, which makes me wonder if November is the universal month to start up a new party, or something. Mutiny, the folks behind the big bhangra-techno bashes, are the oldest, turning a stupefying four years old! My, what a long way they’ve come. The Mutiny crew is taking the opportunity to change digs and are moving house to Filter 14, the old Mother space, where they can fill up two whole floors with their exotique sounds. Center stage: Navdeep and Siraiki give it up live style-with decks, effects (tablas), and electronics. Resident jocks Anju, Rekha, and Zakhm take over the turntables. Thursday at 10, Filter 14, 432 W 14th, 252-2397.
Other “old” folks this month are the crazy cats over at Testpress Sundays, also celebrating their fourth. Headed by New York’s nicest loony toon, DJ Swingsett, the night has been mostly a swervy affair for locals. (SSSStrong drinks for five bucks a pop, definitely sure to ruin your Monday morning.) It’s an ongoing celebration for the Testpress peeps, and they are doing it with one of the city’s best, DJ Del Mar, wreckin’ it on steel wheels. (Drum’n’bass for a fucked-up place, indeed). With other guests, Beau (minus his partner, Christian Bruna), Sara Walker, Know One, and Wicket. Sunday at 10, Drinkland, 339 E 10th, 228-2435.
Yet another d’n’b party gets a little older (and you thought they didn’t exist anymore, didn’t you?). Acupuncture, the mellow-yellow groups of junglists over in Brooklyn, turn two. To help ease the aging process, they are bringing soothing sounds of DB, Quartz, and other special guests! Like other d’n’b parties, Acupuncture has delved into the 2step bizness (expect some from DB) to widen their musical scope just a tad. Friday at 9, Halcyon, 227 Smith, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, 718-260-9299.