*Cancelled* Eats Everything + Nicole Moudaber | Sat 9 Dec | TBC | from £16.50
Big, bouncy, bass-laden bombs from devout beatsmith Eats Everything. Well-versed in spontaneity and a master of melodic house utopia, Eats Everything is set to serve up a distinctively garage-y, tech-y, jungle-y sonic concoction to the second city. Lebanese native and Drumcode signee Nicole Moudaber is also taking up residence behind the decks for four hours of uncompromisingly muscular techno – this one is for the techno purists out there. With the Rainbow Venues’ licence suspended, stay tuned for news of a venue change here. See our feature herewww.skiddle.com 

Ouse: Merry Tripmas | Fri 8 Dec | Boxxed | £11
Mind-bending music and typically surreal production from the Ouse collective. As soon as you step into their warped Santa’s grotto, you’ll see that something’s slightly different. Something’s not quite right. You’ll notice that everything’s more colourful than normal, the lights are more intense, the music just sounds too good. No, the Kool-Aid hasn’t been spiked – that’s just the Ouse experience for you. If you’re after genuine house party vibes but with an infinitely superior sound system and lasers to boot, this is your best bet. Music policy is house, techno and disco in room 1 and jungle/drum & bass in room 2. www.skiddle.com

Listening Sessions | Thu 7 Dec | Club PST | £3 OTD
Keep up-to-date with the second city’s burgeoning electronic scene at this music production showcase. For the past three years, Listening Sessions has been providing a platform for local producers to hear their original music pumped out by a club-sized sound system, and to get feedback from other like-minded producers and music lovers in the area. The format is the same as ever: sixteen producers, three tunes each on rotation. Come down for a few beers, have a dance and soak up the talent – you might even hear your new favourite artist. More info here.

Disko Haus Opening Party | Mon 4 Dec | Amusement 13 | £4.50
Birmingham’s newest club night invites the student populace to “come along and get weird” to the sounds of disco, nu disco, house and techno. Founded by University of Birmingham graduates, Disko Haus is all about that groove, and their feel-good tunes are sure to bring the fun and funk in abundance. Resident DJs include DKP, G Whiz, Henry Bonsor and Neel D, who can also be caught spinning the decks at local events Fuze, Tektu and Carnival Magnifico. www.skiddle.com 

Mon 4 Dec - Sat 9 Dec
Greg Woodin
Published on:
Sat 2 Dec 2017