Sum Cellar | Sat 20 Aug | Rainbow | £8
Since launching in April 2015 with Chris Lorenzo and Marc Spence as headline acts, Sum Cellar has gone from strength to strength, with the likes of Cause & Affect and Low Steppa stepping in to lay down sets in the past year. But this time It’s the versatile Amy Becker’s turn to make the descent down into the Cellar with a repertoire encompassing everything from garage to UK funky to bassline. This Saturday, Becker stars alongside grime DJ Alia Loren, Dr Love and others, who are determined to make sure Sum Cellar’s return to the Birmingham scene after an eight-month absence is a good one. See our feature here
Fidget: Sunshine Terrace Rave | Fri 19 Aug | Rainbow | £5
Fidget frequenter DevelopMENT runs the riddims for this rooftop rave up on the Rainbow’s terrace. A fierce devotee of music’s lower frequencies, DevelopMENT’s signature synth-driven brand of bass music has been making the rounds since he last performed at Fidget, and with one of his tracks being played by the mighty DJ EZ, he is well and truly on the ascendancy in the scene. Also set to appear are Brandon Ross, Chris K and more.
Summer Oldskool Outdoor Garage Rave | Sat 20 Aug | LAB11 | From £15.50
The alfresco garage spectacular returns for another outdoor summer bash at its Birmingham home of LAB11. For ten hours, gormandise on smoky barbecue grub, indulge yourself with candyfloss and popcorn, refresh your palate with a summer cocktail and dance away the afternoon to the soulful sounds of old school garage anthems. To the UK garage faithful, this is more than just an event – it’s a movement.
Swingamajig | Fri 19 Aug | Dark Horse | Free
Another free party in Moseley taking opportunistic revellers on a musical trip through electro swing and balkan beats. Curated by the Electric Swing Circus, Swingamajig is a retro recreation of the speakeasy vibe of America’s 1920s prohibition era, with a selection of evocative sounds chosen by DJs C@ in the H@, Phat Sam and Zester. www.facebook.com
Published on: Mon 15 Aug 2016