West Midlands clubbing guide

Weekend warriors, two days of decadence and a day of rest are upon us again. So without any more messing about, let’s have a look what’s on.

Friday’s a bit slim for pickings but the cream of the crop looks to be Fables X Leftfoot presents Loft Party at the Hare and Hounds. There’s a strong Detroit aesthetic in place and it’s matched by a hand-picked musical selection of funky house, disco, techno and disco provided by residents Fry & Elmes, Adam Regan & Matt Beck. To make things even better, tickets are cheap as chips at only £2 for early release or £4 for standard. 

Elsewhere, The Rainbow Venues has Get Together with their first summer party. They’re taking over the Blackbox and The Rooftop with a mash up of all sorts of bass music – bassline, garage, house, grime and more. Beats are getting supplied by Murlo, Gundam, Jack Dat & Riz La Teef. 

Saturday, however, sees a lot more variety. The big event is City of Colours. Throughout the day, Birmingham’s Digbeth plays host to a range of graffiti and street art work shops and sees 10 musical stages run by some of Birmingham’s biggest promoters including Positive Vibration, Listening Sessions, People Stand Together and Suki10c. As well as a day worth of activities the night time sees the whole event move to PST for a night of hip hop, dub, reggae, jungle and drum & bass with headline sets from Nicky Blackmarket, DJ Switch, Fleck, Aries, Jinx & Gold Dubs and loads more. Definitely the biggest thing the city has seen in a while.

If that’s not your sort of vibe, then check out Amusement 13 where you can find the launch of Form, a new weekly tech, house and techno night. Earth shaking VOID acoustics power the night while the tunes are supplied by some of the finest local DJs, some wicked lighting and cheap drinks round it all off to make a promising weekly endeavour. 

Meanwhile, at Boxxed there’s a fully old-skool mash-up occurring as 1 Night Stand present Rewind. Arena 1 takes us back to the heyday of bassline with a live PA from Platinum amongst a host of other DJ performances including DJ EJ and Joe Hunt, while Arena 2 sees a blend of house, bass and UK garage. 

That’s it for this week. Get your raving shoes on, dance till you drop. See you next Friday! 

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