02.31 presents An Evening with DJ Q | Sat 5 Nov | Rainbow | £15
West Yorkshire’s very own bassline junkie DJ Q returns to the Rainbow for an extended UK garage, house and grime set. Q’s swift rise to popularity and long stay at the top of the UK garage and bassline game can be attributed to his inherent talent but also his formidable work ethic, which has seen him play shows across Australia, America and more. Dubstep don El-B accompanies Q for this event, who is joined by 02.31 founder Tom Shorterz and Trudos. See our feature here.
Kanye Fest | Tue 1 Nov | Velvet Music Rooms | £5
It’s Kanye West’s darkest fantasy: a night devoted entirely to Kanye West. Whatever your personal opinion on the divisive hip hop maverick, it cannot be denied that he has built up a hugely impressive back-catalogue of chart-topping singles and iconic albums, remaining at the very top of the rap game for over a decade. While Kanye will (probably) not be present at this event, he will certainly be there in spirit – and there will be Kanye and Kim K cut-outs, face masks and balloons available for Kanye lovers to play pretend for the night.
Regression Sessions | Mon 31 Oct | Rainbow | From £10
Bid a fond farewell to the Halloween festivities at this Regression Sessions spooktacular hosted by the Rainbow Venues. A shocking seasonal trick or treat like no other, be prepared for freak show performers, free horror face painting and blood and guts ball pits aplenty across three rooms of house, techno, drum and bass and hip hop. The last hurrah for Halloween 2016, it will be a sad moment when the doors finally close on another spine-chilling weekend of hedonism – although we’re glad to see the back of those clowns.
Get Together: Spooky & Capo Lee | Fri 4 Nov | Rainbow | £7
The self-proclaimed “hypest bass night in Birmingham” turns up the volume and gets the dubplates ready for Spooky to lay down a solid two hours’ worth of vinyl magic. A key figure in urban music, Spooky is resident on Deja Vu, Mode FM and Radar Radio and arguably possesses the most extensive knowledge of grime and garage in the game, having the clout to access some of the most exclusive tunes ever committed to acetate. Capo Lee joins Spooky on mic duties.
Stricktly House | Fri 4 Nov | Mama Roux’s | From £8.50
A meeting of UK and German DJs with one purpose: to take revellers on a ride through house of all styles, whether it be deep, soul-influenced or funky. An intimate night of good music and good vibes, this is one for the house lovers among us.
Published on: Tue 4 Oct 2016