A new venue is about to open in Birmingham and it looks set to shape the city’s sounds and place a firm foot in the club scene. Hidden inside the industrial labyrinth of Digbeth is a former 19th century screw factory that has been transformed into this unique clubbing venue, boasting the world’s first Nexus sound system, and a huge terrace that will open ready for summer parties in July. The recent press releases and promotional video give us a teasing glance inside the impressive venue which has an intricate grid of lighting on the ceiling and a minimalist Berlin club feel. In a similarly understated style, Scru Club intend to implement a strict no camera policy and the press release hints that the atmospheric interior will speak better to first-hand experience anyway, “Across the entire club, a glass back wall overlooks the River Rae. With each party built around a specific concept, bespoke 3D mapped visuals will be projected onto the adjacent warehouse’s wall […] constantly evolving and showcasing talent from across Europe.” Weekly Friday and Saturday events will kick things off with the first Friday launch night hosting CASISDEAD & JAYKAYE and Fridays significantly catering to bass enthusiasts with drum & bass and grime. Saturdays will supply house and techno as they attempt to provide for all kinds of musical cravings. Events announced so far include their launch parties, Cocoon Presents with none other than Steve Bugg on the 25th March and the obvious show-stopper, a Haçienda event on the 8th of April which will see old school Manchester favourites 808 State make a reappearance alongside a host of house luminaries including Marshall Jefferson, Jon Da Silva, DJ Pierre, Graeme Park, Greg Wilson, Justin Robertson & Music is Love Records. The anticipation for this unusual addition to Birmingham is extremely high; Scru:club is poised and ready to make an epic impact.

Fri 17 Mar and ongoing, 54 – 76 Bissell Street Birmingham B5 7HP. www.scru.co.uk/

Fri 17 Mar - Sat 8 Apr
Hannah Brierley - Theatre/Performing Arts Editor
Published on:
Tue 7 Mar 2017