MADE Birmingham (Main Event) | Sat 30 July | Rainbow | From £48.95
Enjoy a metropolitan mix of music, dance and art at the main event of MADE Birmingham this weekend. Drum and bass outfit Rudimental, grime emcee Stormzy and RAM Records DJ Andy C star amongst a cast of over fifty musicians performing across six stages, from homegrown talent Low Steppa to The Streets’ Mike Skinner. With street performers, live art displays and food courtesy of Digbeth Dining Club, MADE is a festival of bass, art and colour set right at the creative heart of the second city. See our feature here.
MADE… Haçienda Classical | Sun 31 July | Rainbow | £38.50
Legendary Haçienda DJs Mike Pickering and Graeme Park join forces with the Manchester Camerata Orchestra for the final day of MADE Birmingham 2016. Haçienda Classical fearlessly combines acid house and classical music, with a seamless mix of classic Haçienda tracks selected by Pickering and Park themselves being complemented by a forty-strong orchestra. Also set to appear is co-founder of seminal Manchester bands Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook. There is truly no other act in the world like this. See our feature here.
DJ EJ | Fri 29 July | Nightingale | Free (Before Midnight)
So It Goes shows its gratitude to supporters of the brand with a free party, and this time it’s Wolverhampton’s own DJ EJ topping the bill. EJ is joined by Clinton Shawe and Ric James, who are set to perform a two-hour, back-to-back set, along with Felton, Antix and House Monkeyz. Bring the bassline. See our feature here.
Violet Riot | Sat 30 July | Mama Roux’s | Free (Guestlist)
The first of a feminist, politically-conscious series of parties at Mama Roux’s, the characterful new addition to the Rainbow Venues’ ever-growing Digbeth monopoly. Bringing you the best in bashment, hip hop, R&B and more, high energy DJ collective New Hyp perform in the New Orleans-inspired venue to a crowd resplendent in henna, glitter and face paint. Limited guestlist spaces available: text your name to 07804735340 or inbox Violet Riot at www.facebook.com
Enter the Dragon: Funky House Classics | Sat 30 July | Hare & Hounds | From £5
Inspired by Godskitchen’s Dragon Bar which operated at the Sanctuary nightclub in Birmingham from 1996 to 2000, Enter the Dragon is a vinyl-only dance spectacular starring longtime Miss Moneypenny’s resident Jim Shaft Ryan, Chris Turner, Phil Swayer and Steve Kelley. This week, ETD explores the funkier side of house.
Published on: Fri 29 Jul 2016