DISCO LOVERS FIREWORK BALL Fri 3 Nov Komedia
Get your bangers out. After another sell-out summer season, The Disco Lovers finally return with their unique message of humour, inclusivity and conscience. It’s Bonfire Weekend, so they’ll be lighting up Komedia with a proper firecracker of a disco night. As ever, expect superb audio sparklers, with classic and underground disco and house music, and a huge excess of glitter! This time, they’re supporting the awesome Stay Up Late, a Brighton charity that promotes full and active social lives for people with learning disabilities. As ever, all profit from the lavish glitter stall and all bucket collections will go to this nominated charity, as well as a portion of the door proceeds.
TRAUMFRAU: THE QUEER JOY DANCE PARTY Sat 4 Nov Komedia
It’s time to celebrate the joy of being queer! Amongst endless politics and issues, it’ll be a night to remember that we can still enjoy ourselves, each other and our bodies on the dancefloor, in a communal affirmation of life. Behind the decks will be Pushy C, dropping the best old skool R’n’B and garage with plenty exotic twists, alongside glitter, gems and the best R’n’B and hip-hop throwback tracks from BOSSY Brighton. Bringing even more boisterous bassline chaos to the dancefloor will be Anths and Debs. These songwriters provide sweet harmonies, 90s jungle, 00s speed garage and 10s electro R’n’B. So, prepare for wild moves, great tunes, sweaty DJs, and bass-driven party action.
FOUNDATIONS X OFF-PEAK Fri 10 Nov Patterns
Two of Pattern’s’ most popular nights team up to start the weekend properly. They’ve brought in Faze Miyake to serve up a selection of the biggest tunes with a funky vibe. Anyone tuning into his enormously popular Rinse FM show will know the score. Occupying the space where trap, grime, UKG, house and bass intersect, Miyake is at the centre of a huge surge in brilliant British sound system music. Over the years, his productions have matured. The edgy and distorted electronic sounds he found fame with are now just a single part of the expansive sonic gamut he explores. This is forward-thinking modern club music at it’s best.
THE FUNK PHENOMENON Fri 17 Nov Komedia
After lighting up dancefloors everywhere with their dusty and once-forgotten classics, the Disco Lovers are turning their attentions to hiphop’s proud legacy. So, get ready for The Funk Phenomenon – a glorious celebration of oldschool and everything that inspired it. Sam Moffett (Disco Lovers) and super-turntablist Tom Yum will be digging deep into their crates – offering the best in 90s hip hop, funk, rare groove and those classic party jams that brought us to where we are. This music had a massive impact on British youth, but is too often overlooked nowadays… Expect to hear a bit of Tribe Called Quest, Monie Love, Stetsasonic, Young MC, King Bee, Public Enemy, The Meters, Roy Ayers, Salt n Pepa, Beastie Boys and many more’.
DJ FORMAT AND ABDOMINAL Sat 18 Nov The Haunt
It feels like DJ Format and Abdominal just can’t stay away from touring the nation! After another incredibly successful tour earlier this year, the infamous hip-hop duo head out once again to showcase their very first collaborative full-length album– Still Hungry. If you need proof the UK hip hop scene is still thriving, then here it is. Two rappers get backed by thunderous percussion, mountainous basslines, and plenty of bounce. That’s before we even get to the choice use of sampling and turntablism. There might be more aggressive or ‘trendy’ styles and artists out there, but this pair have been in the game for over a decade and their flow is as strong as ever.
RHYTHM SISTER Sat 18 Nov Patterns
This London and Bristol based DJ collective have been highlighting and supporting women & LGBTQ+ issues for a while. Now they make their first trip to Brighton with a very special show. The Brooklyn-based Mike Servito will be bringing a unique blend of US techno and house, and showing everyone why he’s still at the top of his field. Joining him will be NTS Radio host, Debonair. She’s recently graced Chapter 10 and Panorama Bar, with shows at XOYO, Hope Works and Wire in Leeds coming soon. Alongside the main event, the RS crew will hold a daytime workshop, helping those who want to learn how to DJ and produce, giving access in a safe and inclusive environment.
SKREAM – OPEN TO CLOSE Fri 24 Nov Patterns
Patterns are very pleased to offer the decks to another massive talent. From his early days pioneering the dubstep scene back in 2003, he’s more recently dropped disco, house, and techno into both his sets and production work. This new direction has seen him go from strength to strength. Now, he finds himself as one of the most in-demand DJs on the circuit. The “Open to Close” ethos pushes a back to basics attitude to club culture to the forefront – forsaking elaborate, extravagant production for and eyes-down and music-focused pure clubbing experience.
EXTENDED PRES. ALY & FILA Fri 24 Nov Concorde 2
The much-loved venue returns with another allnight long set. Enthralling us for an epic six hour this month are Aly & Fila. This Egyptian trance duo came our attentions in 2006 with the hugely successful Future Sound of Egypt – both a radio show and label.The pair are passionate and knowledgeable their craft, and will be playing a wide selection of music on this musical journey. Moving through uplifting trance and all its sidegenres. It’s going to be an evening of soaring, progressive music from two of the scene’s best DJ/producers. Whether you like the more psychedelic sounds or the hands-up cinematiclike styles, this duo are going to have it covered.
CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM Fri 24 Nov The Arch
Worried About Henry bring one of the world’s most famous sound systems down to shake the Kings Road Arches. The legendary selector Mikey Dread, and his brother Jah T, have taken their weapons grade rig to Notting Hill Carnival for over three decades, as well as firing up bassorientated festivals everywhere. They to create a spiritual and uplifting event for all, playing dub reggae from the 60s right up to the present day. They continue break down barriers and confound expectations. From local parties and blues dances to Earth’s biggest rock festivals, these true heavyweights know no boundaries.
FOREVERLAND Friday 24 Nov The Arch
Mixing am immersive adult playground, spectacular live performers, and the very best in bass, grime and garage talent, Foreverland is once again heading back to the south coast. This is the realm of the surreal, where your inner child can come out to play… Now on a UK tour, they create bespoke stage builds in each city. With themed characters performing theatrics throughout the night, giant props, inflatables, unique circus acts and gravity-defying acrobats, this magical club night is the ultimate adventure playground. Now growing old doesn’t mean growing up. Immaturity is advised!