Colours ft Claude VonStroke | Sat 15 Jul | Rainbow | from £11
Perpetually smiling production/DJ genius Claude VonStroke is back in Brum and ready to show the raving faithful how it’s done. Fingers crossed the weather stays as warm as VonStroke’s bouncy, bass-propelled tunage when the sun sets on the terrace and the party gets started. The Dirtybird label boss is renowned for his virtuoso selection abilities, and when he last performed in Birmingham back in November he brought out a tonne of heavier, jungle-influenced tracks that went down a treat with the bassline-loving locals. Only time will tell what kind of set we’ll hear from the beardy maestro this July. Also starring Marc Spence, Tom Shorterz and more. See our feature here. www.therainbowvenues.co.uk
Vice is Nice Daytime Party | Sat 15 Jul | Rainbow | Free
Every summer for the past three years, Vice is Nice have been throwing free daytime raves up on the Rainbow’s converted roof space. The Roof Terrace has come on in leaps and bounds since opening way back when, and following its recent renovation it’s better than ever. Warming up for the mighty Claude VonStroke later on that night, Attack & Release, Shya Groove, Callum Young and more are the selectors chosen to soundtrack this sun-soaked afternoon of disco and house. So roll up, grab yourself a cocktail and watch the sun set over the bustling Birmingham metropolis this Saturday.
Moonlight | Sun 16 Jul | TWENTY2 Oxford Street | £10 OTD
A new clubbing brand is born up on the terrace of Oxford Street. Billed not just as a night out but an ‘experience’, Moonlight is an intimate, 250-capacity event complete with tribal dancers, tribal face painters and zen chill-out area, filled with likeminded individuals all just feeling the vibes underneath the stars. Invitees will be granted a rose quartz crystal necklace which they must present on entry, but don’t worry if you’re not one of these lucky people – drop Moonlight a message at their Facebook page if you fancy heading down.
VOCAL ft Grant Nelson | Sat 15 Jul | TWENTY2 Oxford Street | from £12
Feel-good funky and vocal house brand VOCAL returns following their sold-out rooftop party back in May. Heading this one up is UK garage legend Grant Nelson, perhaps best known for his Bump & Flex remix of James Brown’s ‘Funk on Ah Roll’. Nelson has explored many different styles throughout his long and diverse career, from drum & bass to house, and it’s experience with the latter he’ll drawing upon most of all at VOCAL this weekend. Also featuring Kiddo, OneFour, Will Power and more. www.ticketgorilla.co.uk
Published on: Sat 1 Jul 2017