November Nightlife Top Picks
As the cold, cold winter approaches, there’s nothing more enticing than a big, sweaty warehouse to warm the cockles. Here’s a rundown of the finest late-night events happening across the Steel City during November, with tons more online on our nightlife listings page. Check it.
PPG: Palms Trax, Margaret Dygas, Peach b2b CCL, Alex T // Hope Works // £18
Pretty Pretty Good bring the UK’s brightest new star to Hope Works in the shape of Palms Trax, whose taste for catchy Italo, disco and house has earned him stripes of credibility in the more underground circles of dance music. He’s joined by another two DJs making waves at the moment, Margaret Dygas and Peach, bringing variety to the party with their heavier leanings of house and techno.
Peachy x Quench: Murder He Wrote // The Harley // £5
Our September Mixposed star Tino teams up her club night Peachy with newcomers Quench for a spooky end to the Halloween festivities with Murder He Wrote, a Rinse FM regular whose heavy beats and bootlegs are boosting his new label Rhythm Athletics. They’re joined by Skream’s favourite new UK funky producer aaee and Tino b2b DNDY.
Front & Back: Objekt // The Night Kitchen // £15
La Rumba: Afriquoi // The Harley // £6
World music promoters La Rumba return to the Harley following their huge Yellow Arch shindig, bringing with them afro-electronic five-piece Afriquoi for a DJ and live percussion set. With their eclectic sets of funky sounds from around the globe, the group has built a reputation for being one of the most uplifting acts out there, having thrown huge parties for Glastonbury, Dimensions and many other festivals over their 30 years.
Detroit Swindle, Alexander Nut, Gideon // Hope Works // £15
Dutch duo Detroit Swindle return to Hope Works, this time with Eglo Records founder Alexander Nut and house selector Gideon in tow. Expect deep, soulful sounds from all three, as well as a set from Highlife producer Cain with La Rumba in Room 2.
Common Ground // Theatre Deli // £5
Displace: Exit Records (DBridge, Skeptical) // Hope Works // £14
Displace invite two of Exit Records’ finest for a label takeover, with bossman DBridge and his right-hand man Skeptical amongst the usual suspects. Room 2 also sees DBridge give a special performance of his new album A Love Can’t Explain plus a set from leftfield experimental DJ Minor Science, a name usually reserved for techno events, due to his early material as a house producer.
Muzik: Skream – Open to Close // Code Warehouse // £22 (£16 student)
Dubstep pioneer turned house and techno superstar Skream returns to Muzik for another of his Open to Close tours, which are becoming the norm these days for Oliver Jones. Given his range of styles it’s no surprise he enjoys playing all night long, and this makes for an entertaining night of unexpected twists and turns. Last time he played Joyner Lucas’ “I’m Not Racist”. Nuff said.
Le Freak: House Gospel Choir, Greg Wilson, O’Flynn, Dan J, Leroy // Foundry & Fusion // £13.45
Le Freak return for a massive two-room party featuring the first DJ to ever appear on television: disco pioneer Greg Wilson, alongside a very special act who bring a full ten-piece choir and DJ to perform your favourite vocal house anthems! They’re joined by young talent O’Flynn, whose disco edits have been making a splash across the circuit with Gilles Peterson and Four Tet amongst his supporters. Support in room two comes from Nice Like Rice resident Leroy.
For our complete listings for nightlife events in Sheffield in November head here.