Mannheim man and underground house curator Nick Curly is undoubtedly one of the most successful international stars in contemporary house music. Perched at the lofty heights of no. 4 in Resident Advisor’s most charted artists of all time, Curly’s distinctive post-minimal, tech-house style served as the blueprint for what became known as the ‘Mannheim sound’, the sonic identity of a city that took to the world stage in the late 2000s through artists such as Johnny D, Molinari and Curly himself. The rise of this sound internationally sowed the seeds for Curly to take his talents across the globe – and the rest, as they say, is history. Armed with an arsenal of groove, 12”s and remixes, Curly launches an auditory assault on the Blackbox alongside Bunny, Adam Regan, Arron O’Neill and more.
Fri 8 July, Rainbow, Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, B9 4AG, Tel: 0121 771 1521, 10pm-6am, from £10, www.skiddle.com
Published on: Sun 3 Jul 2016