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SUBMERGE PRESENTS CONTACT | CLUBS PREVIEW

SUBMERGE PRESENTS CONTACT | CLUBS PREVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Fri 17 Feb After three years running nights in Cardiff that feature high quality headliners big and small from the world of dubstep and grime, Submerge deserve a lot of credit. Their first party of 2017 brings together three DJs for their most daring event yet – also a link-up with […]

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BLACK HOUSE 10TH BIRTHDAY | CLUBS PREVIEW

BLACK HOUSE 10TH BIRTHDAY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Students Union Sat 4 Feb Aberystwyth’s bass matrix celebrates 10 happy years of dance therapy for the west coast, with oodles of local DJs and a strong list of headliners spanning genres and vintages of adrenaline-pumping music over four stages. DJ Hazard is a notorious name in the drum’n’bass world due to his part […]

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HEY MARY | CLUBS PREVIEW

HEY MARY | CLUBS PREVIEW

The Big Top, Cardiff Fri 3 Feb + Fri 3 Mar Hey Mary is an alternative, inclusive, queer, DIY clubnight and drag show launched last spring as an attempt to plug the gap left by party institution Hell’s Bent. It has succeeded in providing a showcase for Cardiff’s burgeoning alt-drag scene and has simultaneously created […]

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WILEY | CLUBS PREVIEW

WILEY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union Sun 5 Feb Wiley is the godfather of grime; hands down. No one seriously contests this. It’s almost unheard of to be absolutely sure of anyone’s dominance within their field; why is the case of Wiley Kat, the Eski-boy, born Richard Cowie, so different? Well, it’s not just the […]

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FRANCESCO DEL GARDA | CLUBS PREVIEW

FRANCESCO DEL GARDA | CLUBS PREVIEW

Platform @ The Scene Club, Swansea Sat 28 Jan Another new name to me, but the guys at Platform have proven time and again that they know their shit when it comes to the cool, deep and subtle side of underground house and techno. This is about as far from EDM as you can possible […]

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NOW THE BASS: TOP BUZZ | CLUBS PREVIEW

NOW THE BASS: TOP BUZZ | CLUBS PREVIEW

Now The Bass @ secret location, Cardiff Mon 26 Dec Now The Bass has been on a welcome addition to Cardiff’s nightlife, ignoring the house-and-techno inundation to do its own thing instead, and often managing to find a way around the lack of diverse clubs – for example, holding garage raves in sports centres. It’s […]

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THE ORB | CLUBS PREVIEW

THE ORB | CLUBS PREVIEW

The Orb at Tramshed, Cardiff Fri 9 Dec Influenced by Pink Floyd and Brian Eno as much as acid house, The Orb seem from another galaxy, and date back to another time, when compared to much of today’s club listings. Journalist Matt Anniss tells of how their track Blue Room flowed out of the radio in […]

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GENERAL LEVY | CLUBS PREVIEW

GENERAL LEVY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Monkey Bar, Swansea Fri 7 Oct “This could turn Hare Krishna into a badboy.” General Levy should have a special place in the heart of Welsh ravers since his collaboration with M-Beat, Incredible, soundtracked that classic jungle scene from Human Traffic, shot in Cardiff’s now defunct Catapult Records. It’s seemingly Wales’ second city that is […]