Our favourite moments: Nightlife in 2017

We gave our nightlife section a reyt’ good sprucing in 2017, so we thought I’d ask our team to run us through their highlights of the year. The wide selection shows just how important eclecticism has become in 2017, roll on 2018!

My highlight of 2017 would have to be Seth Troxler’s set for Muzik at Code Warehouse. What a nutter! Came on at 2 and smashed it until close. It was mad to see Seth in such a small venue – by his standards anyway. He played absolute bangers, ranging from techno to trippy house, never failing to keep the crowd alive. What a quality night.
Mine’s gotta be 3 Chairs bossman Marcellus Pittman at Nice Like Rice‘s Halloween party at Yellow Arch Studios. The guy’s got funk coming out of his ears! He went straight into techno and took it harder and faster, right to the point where the room was about to explode/clear, then broke out into disco heaven and finally some of the funkiest house and garage going. A true masterclass!Greg
Returning to Hope Works for the second time in 6 months under high expectations, Hunee, moving between everything from acid house to zouk played an outstanding 2-hour set. The surprise however, came in the opener from John Gomez who delivered a masterful show full of funky latin and afro jams – without a doubt for me, the two of them combined played the most diverse, exciting show I saw all year.

Oscillate Wildly’s Trance Party #6 at Hope Works was easily the most fun and musically adventurous night I’ve been to all year. It was super silly with loads of smoke, blinding white lights, flurries of gabber kicks and an all-star line-up including Actress, Laurel Halo, Evian Christ, and Total Freedom.Adam
My highlight has got to be Altern8 and Special Request doing their thing in the Hope Works Courtyard during Tramlines. The usual cutting edge sound of Hope Works was tipped on its head, with Altern8 bringing it back 25 years, followed by everyone losing their minds to some jungle delights from Special Request.

Daphni’s all night long Tuesday Club set was a personal highlight in a year that’s been dominated by disco. Showcasing cuts from new album, Joli Mai, amongst a selection of well-received crowd pleasers, Dan Snaith laid down a marker that is still yet to be beaten. He even played RIP Groove twice! HE EVEN PLAYED RIP GROOVE TWICE!Louise
Jayda G b2b with Pender Street Steppers at Just Shake Street Party put on by Nice Like Rice and Pretty Pretty Good back in June was pretty special. The party had already been going on all day but it was a great crowd – there was no sign of anyone slowing down, especially for a set that good. You could see the sun setting in the distance behind the crowd and the stage they were playing, it was a pretty picturesque way to start the summer.

Returning to Sheffield this year after a few years away, I was excited to return to my old favourite stomping ground – Hope Works. Tama Sumo at Pretty Pretty Good really stood out for me – raving under a giant circus tent to one of the world’s best DJs in the courtyard was even more fun than it sounds. From Glenn Underground to Jon Cutler and Sara Devine, genres were expertly spanned, and smiles and hugs were shared until sunrise.

For our full nightlife listings head to our dedicated listings homepage here.

Nathan Damour (Seth Troxler)
Alex Morgan (Evian Christ)
James Reilly Photography (Marcellus + Tama Sumo)
Elouisa Georgiou Photography (Daphni)

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