WOB! | Sat 8 Jul | Tunnel Club | from £11.25
Fresh-faced bassline brand WOB! takes to Tunnel Club for the launch of an all-new series of parties situated in the heart of the second city’s burgeoning scene. Headline performances come from a five-strong selection of talented DJs, including Birmingham local Bassboy and ‘Cave Explorer’ upstart J.G., who are sure to deliver some wobblers over the course of the night. Co-leader of the new school Notion will also be providing the fire alongside hotly tipped newcomer Nadine and local legend DJ EJ. Witness the birth of a cutting-edge brand championing the new wave of bassline currently gathering momentum across the UK. See our feature here. www.skiddle.com

02.31: DJ Q All Night Long | Fri 7 Jul | Rainbow | from £16.50
The Rainbow Venues seems to be one of DJ Q’s favourite haunts, and there’s no disputing that every time he turns up, he shuts it down. When a master DJ like Shollen Quarshie takes over the Blackbox, it’s bound to be a madness, and you better believe his brash brand of bassline will have the local Lengoland youths and scene veterans alike skanking away until close. Support comes from fellow northerner Jamie Duggan and, as ever, 02.31 founder and stalwart Tom Shorterz. www.skiddle.com

The Acid Experiment: Fabio & Grooverider | Sat 8 Jul | LAB11 | from £16.75
The familiar squelch of the Roland TB-303 evokes a simpler time, where dance music was the new kid on the block, Shoom and the Haçienda were in their pomp, and chemicals synergised with four-to-the-floor bass beats across the UK. Drum & bass legends Fabio and Grooverider have been there right from the start, so it makes sense that they be the ones to take LAB11 on a six-hour long journey through acid house this weekend. A dewy-eyed look back at those hedonistic halcyon days for the old-school ravers and a history lesson for the scene’s fresh-faced newbies. www.skiddle.com

RAW All Day Summer Party | Sat 8 Jul | Suki10c | From £6
A jam-packed line-up of DJs and MCs heads up this twelve-hour marathon of underground talent hosted by Digbeth’s most fiercely independent venue. From 4pm till 4am, this is a daytime party that shows no sign of stopping at sunset, with the larger-than-life wonk of jump-up drum & bass and warped sub-frequencies of bassline provided by the likes of Rowney & Propz, DJ Escape & MC Busta, Bass Dominators and more. It’s gonna be rowdy. www.skiddle.com

Also see: Bongo’s Bingo Big Day Out at Rainbow Outdoor Arena, Sat 8 Jul preview here

Fri 7 Jul - Sat 8 Jul
Greg Woodin
Published on:
Sat 1 Jul 2017