Best DJ & Club Nights Brighton July 2016
Dance in the spring at the best nights in town with our guide to the best Brighton DJ and Club Nights Brighton June 2016, handpicked for you by the lovely folks at Vanishing Point!
Sat 2 July: Marshall Jefferson & Jayda G, Patterns
Few people have been as instrumental in the development of Chicago house as Marshall Jefferson, an artist who stands out from the crowd as being an authentic Godfather of the modern party ethic. From acid to deep to ghetto, Jefferson has championed them all and with ‘Move Your Body’ recognised as one of the original defining house anthems.
Joining him will be another talent from the ever flourishing Vancouver scene, DJ Sotofett chum and all round tastemaker, Jayda G.
Support comes from Donga, Mr Bongo Soundsystem and J-Felix.
11pm, £8 / £10
Sat 9 July: GoGoDisco, Komedia
The ever-popular GoGoDisco returns for another fun-packed night of psych, electronica, new wave and post punk delights, courtesy of resident DJ Bettie, alongside Vanishing Point’s Clara S and Blue Spectre’s Dan Thompson.
As GoGo is going on a wee summer holiday, this will be the last one until October, so they’ll be making it extra special. So all that’s left to do is chuck on yer glad rags, grab your shiny disco balls and come on down!
11pm, £6 / £4
Fri 15 July: Mirage, Green Door Store
Get transported back to 1980s Rimini at this excellent night of unearthed Italo gems, Hi-NRG classics and disco delights served up by Matteo Balsamico (Vanishing Point, Square Roots) and HP Sorcery (Soft Walls, Occult Hands).
Joining them this month is special guest Frank Mitchell who will be bringing down his always-packed record bag with the finest disco bangers. Regularly playing around London, his hometown Glasgow and beyond, Frank is one of the best party DJs around with top selections, real energy and skills to match, and will likely blow the roof off the Green Door Store!
London night Memory Box heads to the south coast for a special event, with Memory Box creator Robin Ball and Memory Box heroes Nightmares on Wax and Luke Vibert playing Balearic through to acid house.
Nightmares on Wax has been producing music since 1989 and was pivotal to the acid house scene. His key releases on Warp Records include ‘Dextrous’, ‘Aftermath’ and ‘Smokers Delight’.
British DJ, producer and man behind aliases Plug and Wagon Christ, and part of Aphex Twin’s Rephlex Records crew, Luke Vibert will present a twisted, sublime acid tinged set.
Upstairs, Robin Ball will play a signature Memory Box set covering Balearic, House, Disco, Acid and rave.
11pm, £8 / £10
Fri 22 July: Roni Size & Krust present Full Cycle, Patterns
Patterns welcomes original jungalists and drum and bass pioneers Roni Size and DJ Krust to presents Full Cylce featuring MC Dynamitc.
Born and raised in Bristol, the sounds of 70s blues parties and soundsystems happening in the St Paul’s area of the city ingrained themselves deep in Roni Size’s psyche. From his initial obsession with dance culture, Roni leaned towards Acid House & Hardcore as the genres swept the nation, this coincided with meeting DJ Krust and Full Cycle Records were born.
Standing alongside the likes of other iconic labels like Looking Records, Metalheadz, RAM and V Recordings, the label went on to shape the current sound of UK dance music.
11pm, £6 / £8
Sat 23 July: The Mine with Ishan Sound (live), Volks
Mine residents Duku and Sibla will be taking things back to basics, alongside special guest Ishan Sound.
Bristol based producer Ishan Sound has been cutting dubplates since 2011 and is one of the founders of Young Echo. He has also released on Peng Sound, Zam Zam and Tectonic.
Support comes from Syte, Donga, Taki and Arthur.
11pm, £8 / £10
Supercharged goes back to it’s roots with a breakbeat summer special, bringing together three of the scene’s pioneers under one roof for an unmissable night of beats and bass.
Bristol duo Stanton Warriors invaded the scene back in 2001 with the highly acclaimed debut compilation ‘The Stanton Sessions’ and since then have continued to dominate and pillage every dance floor and pair of headphones that has come in their wake.
Joining them are acclaimed London duo Plump DJs. Self admitted suckers for bass and ‘the groove’, they fuse electro-house, rave, acid house, breakbeat and techno into their own style they call ‘Plump Music’, the defining ethos for their Grand Hotel record label.
Completing the hefty line-up is Krafty Kuts, the multi-award winning DJ/producer and undisputed King of breaks.
11pm, £12.50 / £15 +
Sat 30 July: 15 Years of secretsundaze with Steffi, Patterns
Legendary party secretsundaze bring their 15 year celebrations to Brighton for a day and night session joined by Panorama Bar resident Steffi.
Starting life as an infamous Sunday daytime session, over the past 15 years secretsundaze has established itself as one of Europe’s most distinct voices in underground electronic music. It has managed to stay both relevant and popular since it’s inception, largely down to it’s strong musical backbone and the vision of co-founders and resident DJs Giles Smith and James Priestley.
Joining them will be Panorama Bar resident and contributor to the momentous 500th RA podcast, Steffi – a DJ who’s coined herself a striking reputation for memorable sets, strung together by all realms of House, Techno and beyond.
Support comes from Charles Green and Mehtola with more TBC.
2pm, £8 / £10