Best DJ & Club Nights Brighton June 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!
Mute pulls out the stops for what is surprisingly Hud Mo’s debut Brighton appearance.
One of the most exciting producers to emerge for some time, Hudson Mohawke’s neon-lit R&B sounds have won him an army of fans across the musical spectrum and have earned him production credits for some of the biggest names in the business including Kanye West, as well as his work as Warp Records signed duo TNGHT.
Support comes from co-operator of London club outfit Her Records – MM, and a selection of residents from several Brighton club nights.
Sat 4: First Floor, Patterns
Berlin will take over Patterns at this month’s First Floor, courtesy of two of the city’s most revered selectors, Ryan Elliott and Spencer Parker.
Having both played at separate First Floor parties last year, the chance to experience an exclusive, debut B2B set from Berghain/Panorama Bar resident Ryan Elliott and Work Them’s Spencer Parker is one not to be missed.
Support comes from First Floor residents Charles Green and James Dodd, whilst Donga and GLU will be keeping the party going upstairs.
Sat 11: Âme, Patterns
11 years since the release of ‘Rej’ put Âme on the map, the German duo of Frank Wiedemann and Kristian Beyers have gone on to produce music that continues to challenge conventional clubbing, with four to the floor elements alongside conceptual conceits, whilst cultivating an impressive Innervisions family.
Whilst Frank takes care of their live shows, Kristian handles the genre-bending marathon sets. Renowned for their involvement in one of the most instrumental imprints about, Innervisions, the pair have made a name for themselves both separately and collectively through label parties and a longstanding residency at the formidable Berghain / Parnorama Bar.
A forgotten loft space above the Pav Tav pub plays host to a new night showcasing local talent, with Jaime Read, DJ Faro and Øvre taking to the decks this month.
Jaime Read has spent 40 years listening to and buying records ranging from house, disco, techno and 20 years producing music with releases on Golf Channel Recordings, LET’S PLAY HOUSE, Futureboogie Recordings and Housewax Records. Joining him is Patterns’ resident DJ Faro who’s supported B.Traits, Fort Romeau and Marquis Hawkes. Her style combines new and classic sounds, from deep soulful house to funky disco cuts. Completing the line-up, are residents Øvre who’ve supported the likes of Bicep & Lorca – seeing nights out with a whole lot of disco.
Expect the finest sounds from Detroit house to Berlin techno and further.
10pm, Free before midnight / £3 after
Vanishing Point celebrates its 1st birthday in style by inviting to the party “your new favourite DJ” (FACT Magazine) AKA Denis Sulta and the label bosses of the consistency excellent Dixon Avenue Basement Jams.
They don’t come much hotter than Denis Sulta chosen as the one to watch in 2016 by pretty much everyone. His own releases, including ‘It’s Only Real‘ on Numbers and ‘La Ruffgarden EP’ on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, have been the guaranteed floor-fillers for many a top selector, and his DJ sets are just as impressive – as shown by his sweat-soaked 2015 Boiler Room set.
Joining him will be the head honchos of the consistently excellent Dixon Avenue Basement Jams label. The label won the ‘Best Breakthrough Label’ award in the 2015 DJ Mag ‘Best of British Awards’. Each sell-out record has been an essential part of many respected spinners’ sets, with releases from acclaimed underground names such as Marquis Hawkes, Denis Sulta, Modini, and Jared Wilson.
Upstairs, Vanishing Point residents Teamy and Matthew Balaam will be joined by Frank Mitchell to keep the party going with italo, disco and house delights.
London collective Neighbourhood come to Brighton with two of the most respected techno names in the business, Ben Sims and Randomer.
With over 20 years experience under his belt, Ben Sims has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s most in-demand and leading techno DJs – a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity.
In a short time, Randomer has built up a small but heavy hitting catalogue of work – releasing ‘Brunk’ (on Hessle Audio’s 116 & Rising compilation), the acid tinged ‘Obtuse’ and most recently his dance mania-on-steroids EP for Numbers, ‘Real Talk’.
Rising star Metrist and Neighbourhood head honcho Tasha complete the exciting line-up.
11pm, £5 before midnight / £10 after
Sat 25: Norman Jay, Patterns
The king of groove, soul and funk brings his feel-good sounds to Brighton.
With four decades of DJing under his belt, Norman Jay has a CV to put most to shame, including helping to establish Kiss FM as a pirate station and his integral role at Notting Hill Carnival. A recognised authority on world music, this will undeniably be an unforgettable night of quality music and dance-floor action.
Support comes from Pablo Contraband, Mehtola, and Faro.