Midland clubbing guide

After a promising start to the week, it seems summer has deserted us already, so let’s shrug off the rain and get ourselves indoors for some wicked nights of music.

Rainbow is the first port of call and they’re hosting Birmingham’s Outlook Festival Launch Party. As we’ve come to expect from these launches, there’s big names representing the exquisite calibre of bass music that populates the beach of Pula.

P Money and Sir Spyro have got your fix of grime, Kenny Ken brings the jungle, Sukh Knight his own brand of murky dubstep wobbles, while Musik Hertz boss man Escape has drum and bass. The event is done in association with The Motive Crew, so room 2 sees their residents holding things down all night. 

For those who fancy something more mellow The Night Owl has again got an all-night session of northern soul to keep you grooving into the early hours and this time they’ve got a legend in the game to keep things moving along in the form of Chris King. If that’s not your style, try The Hare & Hounds, they’ve got a night full of grime and alternative hip hop with a takeover from SKIT. Expect dirty language and some killer rhymes and with free entry all night, what’s not to like? This one has an 8pm start so get yourself down early. 

Saturday then, and we scoot over to Wolverhampton’s Fixxion Warehouse to find Bristol’s finest My Nu Leng rinsing out a two-hour set alongside Dread MC. Their selection is a wide ranging beast but you know it’s going to have groove and some smoothly crafted bass. Not one to miss this one, especially considering how rare it is to see Wolves hosting any events!

If we get back to Brum there’s a little link-up on the cards. Secret City, who made some serious waves with their (literally) underground techno party with it’s all-black dress code and free party style of organisation, have teamed up with Void to bring Tommy Vercetti and a host of killer residents for a night of thumping techno and tech house at Basement no. 38. 

That’s this week done and dusted, so get yourselves out there and I’ll be waiting for you with a fresh list of nightlife same time next Friday.

By Antony Christou

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