Magic Door | Fri 29 Apr | LAB11 | From £15
Enter the magic door and escape to an otherworldly, often surreal dance wonderland this Friday. As Magic Door are keen to remind us, this is not just a metaphor; upon entry, party-goers are granted a magic bean, allowing them to step through an ‘actual’ magic door (at the behest of the Guardian of the Door, of course) to the world of the Crafty Girls, where glitter and face paint is in perennial abundance. This Friday’s warm-up for the long weekend sees Croatian party people Love International bringing their sunshine sounds to Lab 11 along with the newly-crowned Magic Door resident Maxxi Soundsystem joined by Jukes of Hazard, Deano Ferrino and special guests TBA on the night.
Fables pres. the Loft Party | Sat 30 Apr | Hare and Hounds | £4
The team behind alternative club nights Ouse and Pagoda present an all-new series of events, opening with a New York-themed loft party at the Hare and Hounds. As attendees are busy vibing to old school house and disco, Fables’ resident illustrator will be performing live art, and there will be ample chance to make a purchase of the company’s many clothes and prints. With this unique marriage of music, art production and fashion, expect a more experimental, exciting take on your conventional night out.
Our House (12 Hour Rave) feat. Robin S | Sun 1 May | Q Club | £30
The ‘monster rave’ takes over the notorious Q Club for twelve hours of house music spanning three decades this bank holiday Sunday. Headlining is Robin S, most famous for classic house track ‘Show Me Love’, who is joined by Alison Limerick, K-Klass and no fewer than 65 other DJs across seven different rooms. Together this huge group of musicians are united in the goal of transporting ravers back to the glory days of Birmingham clubbing.
GLAS pres. Amine Edge & Dance | Sun 1 May | Boxxed | From £20
On the back of several sold out shows featuring DJ EZ, Craig David and more, GLAS heads to Boxxed in Digbeth with Amine Edge & DANCE. Hailing from the south of France, this acclaimed house duo will be blending conventional house with New York rap, Washington soul and Philadelphia funk in an afternoon of madness lasting from 2pm all the way to midnight.
TRMNL pres. the Martinez Brothers + Jackmaster | Sun 1 May | LAB11 | From £20
Eschewing gimmicks in favour of a no-nonsense night of quality music and good vibes, TRMNL present a bank holiday showcase to remember. Serving as an after party to GLAS’s afternoon event, the in-demand Martinez Brothers are joined by Glasgow’s Jackmaster and techno obsessive Lauren Lo Sung for a night of deep house and disco straight from the dance music underground.
Published on: Mon 25 Apr 2016