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Top Picks: May Nightlife

Summer is (almost) here and the Sheffield late-night scene is hotting up considerably this month. Exposed nightlife gaffer Leo Burrell mops his brow and lets you in on his top shouts for some fun and games this month. 


TUESDAY 1ST
TTC: DJ Seinfeld, Yak, Coxie
Foundry // £8.80

Tuesday Club continue their run of credible bookings with another star of the recent ‘lo-fi house’ revival. His latest release on Or:la’s Deep Sea Frequency label is absolutely killer and he’s one of the funnest DJs around right now – he didn’t name himself after a 90s US sitcom for nowt. 

THURSDAY 3RD
Small Ideas: DJ Paypal
Theatre Deli // £8.00

University of Sheffield’s alternative clubnight brings Berlin-based DJ Paypal to Exchange Street for a night of Teklife’s finest footwork. Small Ideas are celebrating with this end of year shindig so burn those textbooks, get down and work those feet.

FRIDAY 4TH
High Hoops x Hunie: Mr. Scruff
Southbank Warehouse // £17.50 (£15 Students)

Manchester’s king of eclecticism is here for a four-hour set at the freshest warehouse in town. The Attercliffe space has seen a host of Hunie parties this year, and more recently the second ever Sheffield Boiler Room. This collab with Manchester’s High Hoops will make your bank holiday weekend. 

Saul’s Sessions: Mafalda
TBA // £5

Co-founder of Floating Points’ reissue label Melodies International hits Sheffield for her debut. Expect a night of the finest rare groove disco, world music and jazz from one of the most exciting new selectors on the scene, as well as the esteemed Saul’s Sessions resident DJs.

SATURDAY 5TH
CYCLE: Mama Snake, Katiusha
Hope Works // £8

SUNDAY 6TH
Don Letts
Yellow Arch Studios // £12

Innovative post-punk director and DJ Don Letts is famed for being director of several of the Clash’s music videos and the band he formed therein with guitarist Mick Jones, Big Audio Dynamite. His energetic sets that span dub, reggae and jump up will be keep the crowd bouncing ‘til the wee hours. 


WEDNESDAY 9TH
Peachy x LATT: Madam X
DINA // £7

Dubstep, bassline, grime and drum’n’bass innovator Madam X is here at long last to power through 90 minutes of heat! With support from Tino and Shakey Wakey residents.FRIDAY 11TH
La Rumba: Romare (DJ Set)
The Harley // £7

Following their huge 1st birthday carnival complete with samba band La Rumba bring their biggest headliner to date to the intimate confines of the Harley. Romare’s bassy beats span house, disco, afro-beat, hiphop and jazz. His live band and productions precede his DJing somewhat, but his selections are just as impressive – effortlessly flowing from techno to rare disco cuts with the skill of a seasoned DJ. Not to be missed.

SATURDAY 12TH
Roots 6th Birthday: Elektrikal vs Sinai Soundsystem
Trafalgar Warehouse // £10

FRIDAY 25TH
Muzik: Green Velvet, wAFF, Jamie Roy
Code Warehouse // £27.50

Two house heavyweights hit Code Warehouse in the shapes of legendary producer Cajmere aka Green Velvet and tech-house master, wAFF. Newcomer Jamie Roy completes a huge lineup as Muzik warm up for the return of Twisted Wonderland this July.


For our full nightlife listings, head to exposedmagazine.co.uk/listings-homepage.




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