02.31: Flava D | Sat 1 Jul | Rainbow | from £15
Bassline trailblazer Flava D is the star of this week’s party up on the Roof Terrace and Blackbox. From soul to garage to grime, Danielle Gooding pools together influence from an eclectic mix of styles in the creation of what has become her signature sound – a sound that has been setting dance floors alight across the UK for as long as many current bass-heads can recall. A producer by trade, the past few years have seen Gooding hone her mixing abilities to become one of the most revered selectors in the game right now. Also featuring 02.31 head honcho Tom Shorterz, Rainbow residents Pete Graham and Brandon Ross, and many more. See our feature here. www.skiddle.com

Wax On Wax Off: James Dexter | Sat 1 Jul | LAB11 | from £10
A more underground pick from the local clubbing scene, this week vinyl-only party Wax On Wax Off beckons James Dexter beyond the railway arches of Digbeth and into LAB11. Combining deep, party-next-door bass with eminently danceable grooves, Dexter has spent several years submerged within the thriving London house scene, stoking dance floors with the sounds of up-and-coming talent as well as his own original productions. In short, this guy knows what he’s doing, and Dexter is sure to deliver a masterclass of a set when he comes to Birmingham on 1 July. Support provided by WOWO residents Billy Bayliss, Deep City Soul, Lee Dearn and Scott Quirn. www.skiddle.com

BASS X DNB Collective | Fri 30 Jun | Amusement 13 | from £16.50
Eleven hours of wall-to-wall bass: rest assured, this is not one for the fainthearted. Brightonian bass-head Taiki Nulight, Swifta Beater and DJ Pantha will all be performing, and that’s before even mentioning that drum & bass powerhouse Mampi Swift is set to partner up with Crissy Criss for a spectacular seven-deck feat of insanity. Yep, seven decks – seems excessive, but who are we to argue? And it’s Amusement 13’s third birthday, so all the more reason to expect chaos at this bonanza of breakbeats and basslines. www.skiddle.com

SubAqua: Eat Static | Fri 30 Jun | Suki10c | Sold Out (Waiting List)
If you’re big into your psytrance, you’ve probably waited some time for this night to arrive. Psychedelic trance is a somewhat niche subgenre of music, even within the electronic music underground, but with SubAqua once again Suki10c show their willingness to swim against the tide and produce a night for the few, not the many. And there must be a call for this kind of thing: SubAqua is already sold out, so make sure to sign up to the waiting list at the link below if you have your heart set on going. www.skiddle.com

Mon 26 Jun - Sun 2 Jul
Greg Woodin
Published on:
Mon 19 Jun 2017