West Midlands clubbing guide

Got that Friday night fever? Feet got an itching for the dancefloor?

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered.

Birmingham’s Rainbow Venues starts the weekend with something a bit different as Fidget bring a charity event to The Rooftop Terrace. Unfortunately, after a long struggle, Fidget member James Ingo Hindley passed away recently due to a battle with cancer.

The Fidget team want to remember him in the best way possible so they’ve got Pete Graham, Brandon Ross and their residents supplying a blend of bass music, grime, house, tech house and UK garage all night long, with all proceeds going to the ward that cared for James. In their own words: “Ingo loved music and loved DJ-ing – we call on all Fidgeters to come and throw some shapes in his memory and in the process give to a worthy cause.”

The Hare & Hounds, as usual, are the connoisseurs’ choice for weekend entertainment. This week sees Project Birmingham link up with London brand Loose Lips to bring Henry Wu to King’s Heath. It’s his Birmingham debut and his jazz musician background lends itself well to his DJ sets, expect a glorious jaunt through funk, house and jazz styles.

Amusement 13 has their Season 2 launch party this Friday. It’s free entry with three rooms of madness and a custom Void Soundsystem that’s one of the heaviest in the city! Room one is hosted by Mogul. Room two sees the talents of Roska, Marc Spence and Guy Burns leading proceedings, while room three is hosted by FZKS fresh from their stage at Forbidden Forest Festival. Get on Fatsoma and register your free ticket because this promises to be something special.

Moving onto Saturday and Walsall is the place to be for grime. Get down to Religion because Gorilla’s back with another legendary booking and this time they will be hosting none other than the Newham Generals. 

Elsewhere, Brum’s favourite independent venue Suki10c sees Splosh! return to the city after a 15-year break. Throughout the 90s they delivered some of the finest all-nighters the city had seen at the legendary Que club.

Pickings may be slim but have no fear there’s some massive events on the horizon for next weekend...

By Antony Christou

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