Brighton’s Best DJ & Club Nights January 2016
Get on your dancing shoes this new year and get along to one (or more!) of the events in THE guide to the best Brighton club nights January 2016, handpicked for you by the lovely folks at Vanishing Point!
Fri 8 & Sat 9:
Patterns Free Residents Party, Patterns
To help beat the post-festive January blues, Patterns are throwing open their doors for two residents nights on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th January featuring the best local DJ talent from the range of promoters who put on nights at the venue.
Friday night sees Chris Headcount & Marinate, Charged, Sequence x Creux, Shak Out hit the decks across both floors, whilst Saturday night has Marinate, Twinkat Soul, Disco Deviant and Soul City upstairs and Zallogut, First Floor, Rhythm Junction and our good selves, Vanishing Point dishing out the treats downstairs.
Free before midnight with name on Facebook event wall / £5 otherwise
Mute presents Kode 9, Murlo & Sudanim, Patterns
After a string of storming events in 2015, Mute kicks of the year in style by bringing together three of their all-time favourites.
Kode 9 fuses electronica and dubstep and his latest release, ‘Nothing‘, out on his own Hyperdub label (also home to Burial and DJ Rashad) featured in several ‘Best of 2015’ album round-ups.
Joining Kode 9 are rising star Murlo, renowned for his intricate melodies, playful sampling and heavy basslines; and Her Records co-head, Sudanim.
Fort Romeau, Patterns
One of the most interesting DJs and producers currently around, Mike Greene aka Fort Romeau has enjoyed a dazzling couple of years which has seen releases on Ghostly and Gerd Janson’s Running Back label, featuring his unique take on classic Chicago house sounds.
Having launched his own label, Cin Cin, at the tail end of 2015, this is definitely an artist in the ascendency.
Mungo’s Hi Fi, Concorde 2
The Scottish sound system champions return to Brighton for a night of forward thinking reggae and dub.
Following the original Jamaican sound system tradition, Mungo’s Hi Fi have brought their sound to festivals around the country and released on Scotch Bonnet Records.
Joining them will be YT, Kenny Knots, Dubkasm, Fatlion Hi-Fi, and Dagger Sound.
Dekmantel Soundsystem, Patterns
Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij are the duo behind the excellent Amsterdam-based Dekmantel festival which has become a must-do event since it launched three years ago.
Touring as Dekmantel Soundsystem, the duo demonstrate their superb musical tastes which has secured them gigs at Panorama Bar, Concrete, Robert Johnson, Melt and Club To Club.
Expect a mesmeric set full of seductive surprises and grooved out gems.
Fresh from claiming this year’s UK DMC Champion title, JFB takes time out from mashing up turntables around the globe to throw the first Battlejam of 2016 in his hometown of Brighton.
This round of Battlejam sees A.Skillz take his brand style of scratching and mixing to the dance-floor. A.Skillz is known for embracing all aspects of music that he takes inspiration from and then blending them into a unique cocktail infused with his own flavour of funk.
Disco Deviant presents Maurice Fulton, Patterns
Disco Deviant plays host to a true house music legend, the mysterious Maurice Fulton who has inspired so many of today’s DJs and producers.
One of the finest producers around, he perfectly fuses genres and vocals within single tracks all kept within a framework of super tight percussion programming and killer baselines and his DJ sets are just as exciting.
Joining Maurice downstairs is Nick the Record, with one of the planet’s finest record collections, who is revered as a DJ, collector and dealer. Upstairs will be Disco Deviant founders Pablo Contaband and Danny Webb.