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Mackintosh Sports & Social Club, Cardiff

Sat 18 Nov

It’s often late at night in Cardiff, when you’re on your way from the pub to the club, when the city’s escalating number of people who are sleeping rough comes into sharp, uncomfortable focus. Homelessness charity the Wallich is doing fine work in helping these people, and the causes of homelessness, but like most charities its operating on the very limits of its capacity, its in dire need of more funding. So, for the very agreeable price of just £5 you can have both a great early-doors rave-up (with plenty more on offer in town once you’re done) and do some good too.

Heading up proceedings is Jean Jacques Smoothie [pictured], something of a cult hero. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember his Minnie Ripperton-sampling Two People gatecrashing the charts back in 2001. It still sounds remarkably fresh today. The Gloucester-via-Cardiff producer is known to make select appearances at intermittent dates in the city, and here’s a prime opportunity to catch him.

The rest of the line-up, promising “beats, bleeps and beats” aplenty featuring Shaun Llewellyn, Phil Dread and Gareth J, as well as The Wallich’s very own Disko and Seneca. One to make the early trip out for.

Admission: £5. Info 029 2049 4697 (KD)

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