Circles presents Goldie | Sat 25 June | Hare & Hounds | £15
Music producer, DJ, graffiti artist, actor … Goldie’s list of talents stretches on and on. Playing a central role in the evolution of drum and bass, Goldie turned his infatuation with the British breakbeat and jungle scenes in the early ‘90s into instant classics such as ‘Terminator’ and ‘Timeless’. This Saturday, the West Midlands man graces the Hare & Hounds for a lesson in the dark arts of syncopated breakbeats and plummeting sub-bass. See our feature here.
Funkshun presents Marshall Jefferson | Sat 25 June | LAB11 | From £10
The ‘Godfather of House’ is not a nickname to be taken lightly. Born in 1959, Marshall Jefferson was a major player in the burgeoning 1980s Chicago house scene and since then has been instrumental in the development of styles ranging from deep house to ghetto house. This weekend, catch this dance legend in action for a three-hour DJing masterclass – surely an offer you can’t refuse. See our feature here.
B35 | Fri 24 June | Spotlight | From £3
The spirit of the north comes to the midlands as Leeds party B35 fills Spotlight with music from across the world, celebrating the eclectic styles of house, afrobeat, funk and more. Beginning at one minute to midnight, throw shapes till sunrise as resident trio ARK perform an all-night, back-to-back-to-back session to the Birmingham dance faithful.
FORM Sessions 001 | Sat 25 June | Amusement 13 | From £5
After a successful launch party last week, fresh-faced weekly club night FORM continues its ascent to the surface of the underground dance scene. Boasting state of the art lighting, the best local DJs on offer and a powerful Void Acoustics sound system, get your fix of house, tech-house and techno here.
The Night Owl Takeover | Sat 25 June | Old Crown | Free
Established in 1398, the Grade II* listed Old Crown pub is the oldest secular building in the whole of Birmingham, and on Saturday, its beer garden is set to be taken over by the Night Owl bar for a night of northern soul and Motown. With free entry and discounted entry to the Night Owl afterwards, don’t miss this tribute to all things soul. See more: www.facebook.com
Published on: Wed 15 Jun 2016