Pete Tong: Ibiza Classics | Wed 30 Nov | Genting Arena | From £28.40
Legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong presents a Balearic homage to the sun-drenched sounds of Ibiza. Joining forces with Tong to make it happen are the Heritage Orchestra, a bold, unconventional group of musicians who are emphatically no stranger to performing to large arenas full of people; and Jules Buckley, whose daring approach to conducting has led him to work with the likes of Goldie and Basement Jaxx. Together, this talented triumvirate of visionaries makes sure that 30 November is a night that concertgoers won’t be forgetting in a hurry. See our feature here.
Feel My Bicep | Sat 3 Dec | Rainbow | £25
After getting their start lifting disco and boogie bangers out from the underground and onto their Feel My Bicep blog, Bicep have rapidly become one of the most in-demand producer/DJ duos on the planet. After releasing their Just EP in 2015 to rave reviews, 2016 has seen the pair shed blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of the dance music game. The endlessly adaptable Joy Orbison joins Bicep in the main room as Gilles Peterson takes to the Blackbox for his first Digbeth show since the infamous Custard Factory parties of the early noughties. See our feature here.
GLAS presents VOCAL | Sat 8 Dec | LAB11 | £12
GLAS introduces ‘VOCAL’ to Brummagem ravers, a celebration of vocal house music, funky and feel-good in equal measure. Sandy Riviera of Kings of Tomorrow fame is the esteemed guest for the evening, whose wistful 2000 single ‘Finally’ is widely thought to be one of the finest house records ever made. This event will also mark the unveiling of LAB11’s refurbished main room and all-new heated, fully covered terrace, which will be transformed into a raver’s paradise with large-scale production throughout. See our feature here.
Get Together: Sir Spyro & Cellardore | Fri 2 Dec | Rainbow | £7
Venture into the depths of the Blackbox for another dark and explosive night from Birmingham firestarters Get Together, featuring Sir Spyro and Cellardore. From ‘Side by Side’ to ‘Mud’ to ‘Topper Top’, this year Sir Spyro has been reaching deep into the grime treasure chest to produce some of the rudest tunes of 2016, whilst also continuing to run his weekly Rinse FM radio show and DJ for fellow Ruff Sqwad emcee Tinchy Stryder. Garage and bass-head Cellardore co-stars.
Published on: Fri 25 Nov 2016