We’ve rounded up the best of Brighton club nights in January – party on!
VOLTAGE: LUCKY NUMBER 13
Fri 13 Jan
Volks Bar & Club
Voltage makes its debut at Brighton’s best underground venue, with a wide variety of heavy bass music and some of the top artists in the drum & bass and dubstep scenes. Smashing it in the main room will be Trolley Snatcha, a DJ who not so much ignores the dubstep rulebook as deny its existence. His own releases are packed with perfectly timed drops, massive bass lines and compelling beats. Joining him is Nu Elementz, whose trademark sounds and crisp productions have become huge anthems in the D’n’B scene. Performing at some of the biggest UK and European clubs and festivals, his high-energy sets are always a crowd favourite. Also spinning are Upgrade, Genetix and Voltage residents W0ttz & ThatGuyJoshh, with even more in the basement!
Sat 14 Jan
Coming out of nowhere, Mall Grab established himself as one of the most talked about artists of the last year, championing the hazy sides of House with labels such as Unknown To The Unknown, Shall Not Fade, Lobster Theremin and 1080p. With influences as varied as The Cure, Ed Banger and classic hip hop, this young talent is known for playing elatedly fun sets. If you’re in any doubt, then check out his awesome outing for Boiler Room and Rinse FM. Mixing in his edits of classic tunes, from the likes of Craig David and Arnie Love & the Lovettes, he’s a no-stopping, crowd-rocking machine. Support comes from
Donga, Jabba DJs, J-Felix and Gardenn w/ Caldera, Footshooter & William Wiffen.
FOR THE LOVE OF GARAGE – BRIGHTON
Fri 20 Jan
The UK’s most passionate garage night hits the south coast once again, bringing with them one of their fiercest line-ups yet. Out in front is Sticky, one of UKG’s original innovators whose list of dancefloor bangers is longer than your arm, his undeniable influence seeing him called in to remix artists as varied as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Sugababes, Hot Chip, Erykah Badu and Tulisa. Joining him is UKG tastemaker Mike Delinquent. Asked by the Arts Council to quit his job to make music full time, he went on to develop the bassline sound, as well as holding his own as an in-demand DJ. Also keeping it hyped are Conducta, Moony, TC4, Cellardore, Bump & Grind and Mr Brainz.
Sat 21 Jan
My new year’s resolution is to catch Denis Sulta live. Hailing from the immensely rich talent hotpot of Glasgow, and dubbed as one of the most exciting new artists in the UK, Denis Sulta has hastily risen through the ranks. Awarded Glasgow’s Man Of The Year in 2015 by record label Numbers, he’s also earned a massive reputation amongst his peers and fans, his unmistakably energetic persona ringing loud and clear through both his DJ sets and productions. Having taken last year by storm, Sulta looks to follow suit in 2017, already making solid foundations with his ‘Sulta Selects’ party series and record label. Support from Mehtola, Pepe, Chris Headcount, Mr Bongo & Nosebone.
Fri 27 Jan
The UK’s maddest bashment rave returns to C2 to properly defrost us all. It’ll be an evening of pure madness, hyped up tunes and energetic mixing, smashing out all your favourite carnival bangers. Get ready for the winter’s maddest and loudest selection of tunes, including some serious bashment, UKG, ragga, soca and more. As always The Heatwave will bring their immaculate selections; from their weekly Rinse FM show to raves all over the world, when this pair touch down with their musical blend of Jamaican vibes and UK beats the crowd goes wild. Their powerful compilations and mixes demonstrate how dancehall is the root of all strands of UK bass music. Expect a night of dancehall energy and pure bashment hype.
AVALON EMERSON WITH BWANA
Sat 28 Jan
It’s a new year, so Patterns are looking ahead to a whole new season of DJs and performers to rock your Saturday nights. San Francisco-born software developer, fashion photographer and promoter-turned-DJ Avalon Emerson has become one of most exciting artists of 2016, her release on the Young Turks offshoot Whities undoubtedly up there with the best releases of last year. Her poignant productions and expertly crafted sets have encouraged Patterns to ask Avalon to curate four parties for this year. For the first, she’s invited Canadian producer and friend Bwana to the basement. Another great selector, he’s the brains behind the Lucky Me remixed soundtrack of the iconic 1988 anime film Akira. Get ready to rock!