Best DJ & Club Nights Brighton April 2016
Dance in the spring at the best nights in town with our guide to the best Brighton DJ and Club Nights April 2016, handpicked for you by the lovely folks at Vanishing Point!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the cutting edge label Aus Music, co-founder Will Saul invites Marquis Hawkes to join the party.
Over the past ten years, Aus Music has helped bring several leading names into the limelight, including Bicep, Midland, and Leon Vynehall.
With Marquis Hawkes’ debut LP ‘Social Housing’ dropping in early June, expect a preview of the release, mixed amongst his usual amalgamation of jackin’ House & Acid beats.
8th April: Pure Klass with Colin Dale, Volks
Now in his fourth decade of DJing, Colin Dale is one of the UK’s original techno DJs.
He joined (then) pirate radio station Kiss FM in 1986, going on to produce his acclaimed techno show Abstract Dance for 16 years, helping to bring techno to the masses thanks to a sterling roster of leading techno guests.
Joining Colin Dale in the main room are Pure Klass DJs and Scientific Funk, whilst Southampton’s Dekoded House host the basement.
9th April: Bump with Kerri Chandler, The Arch
Bump pull out the stops for its launch party by bringing one of the true deep house innovators, New Jersey’s Kerri Chandler, to Brighton.
Kerri Chandler has been injecting soul into music since the early nineties but has experienced something of a renaissance of late, thanks to impressive sets at the Bugged Out Weekender amongst others.
If you think all house music sounds the same, has no soul and is just four to the floor, think again!
14th April: Seth Troxler, The Arch
For this year’s Brighton Music Conference, the organisers have brought one of the biggest and more colourful names in the business to Brighton, the inimitable Seth Troxler.
Regularly featuring in the upper echelons of countless DJ polls and playing to huge crowds around the world, Seth Troxler has also collaborated with such dance luminaries as Matthew Dear, Art Department, Tiefschwarz, Deetron, and remixed Tracy Thorn and David Lynch amongst others as part of the Visionquest collective.
15th April: English Disco Lovers with Crazy P, Komedia
Also as part of this year’s Brighton Music Conference, The English Disco Lovers have joined forces with BMC for the official conference Saturday after-party at Komedia. For what will also be their first actual club night, The English Disco Lovers will be bringing the Crazy P Soundsystem to the party.
Crazy P have been a club and festival staple for over 15 years. In that time, the songwriting, production, and performing nucleus of Danielle Moore and Chris Todd have been constantly touring with their DJ and soundsystem sets, and delivering their feel-good live band shows.
16th April: Disco Deviant with Andrew Weatherall, Patterns
Hot on the heels of the release of his acclaimed Convenanza album, ‘The Governor’ makes a welcome return to Brighton.
One of the true legends in dance music and with a record bag spanning the genres, expected the unexpected from Andrew Weatherall.
Support comes from Pablo Contraband with Danny Webb upstairs.
22nd April: Livity Sound, Patterns
Bristol’s premier techno troupe, Livity Sound take the reigns with label heads Kowton and Peverelist alongside releasee regular Hodge for a throw down of cosmic proportions.
Expect to be taken on a journey through the UK’s sound system continuum, exploring the outskirts of techno, dub, jungle, house and grime in typical Livity gusto. Flipping the template of heavy and heady dance music comes as nothing out of the ordinary for the trio; their toughened, rhythmic sound translating perfectly in the club environment.
23rd April: Vanishing Point with Optimo, Patterns
Vanishing Point returns with some of our favourite DJs, Optimo, with a special ‘Until The Music Stops’ all night set.
A Sunday night institution at Glasgow’s iconic Sub Club for 13 years, Optimo was instrumental to the city’s vibrant underground music scene. What makes Optimo’s JD Twitch and JG Wilkes stand out amongst their peers is their disregard for genres and fads. You never know quite what you’re going to hear at an Optimo night; it could be new wave one minute, then banging techno the next. But one thing for certain is that you’ll not only hear tracks that you love, but leave with a long list of ‘new favourite’ tracks.
Upstairs, Matt King (Skint) and Vanishing Point residents Teamy (Wrong Island) and Matthew Balaam will be the yin to Optimo’s yang.
29th April: Down to the Sea and Back, The Tempest
Love is the Message returns to the seafront with their Down to the Sea and Back disco party for a Bank Holiday special with Kelvin Andrews and Balearic Mike.
Kelvin Andrews and Balearic Mike have been delighting lovers of good dance music for years – on the dancefloors and beaches of Ibiza, via their two critically acclaimed Down to the Sea and Back compilations, and their legendary Down to the Sea and Back boat parties at Electric Elephant in Croatia.
30th April: Oberres with Eats Everything, The Arch
The larger than life beat maker, Eats Everything heads to Brighton for the Bank Holiday weekend.
Eats Everything’s journey began in 2011 with the fittingly titled debut ‘Entrance Song’ on Catz N Dogz’ Pets Recording. Since then, Eats Everything has won DJ Magazine’s Best of British Award for ‘Best British DJ’, been the only DJ to record two Radio 1 Essential Mixes in the same year, and has finally just released a Fabric mix.
Support comes from Sean Branton and Stu Bush.