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These are the Top 30 UK club events in February 2018

Another month, another essential selection...

It's not that we didn't have an awesome time in January, but, let's face it, a year only ever gets better once the first month has passed. So let's forget about it now, look forward, move on, and embrace pastures new. Or to put all that another way, it's time to roundup the top UK club events in February.

London town has us particularly excited about homegrown hero Robin Hall, who has invited Luke Vibert— responsible for one of DJ Mag's favourite albums of last year— along with the equally heroic Justin Robertson and Bushwacka! to celebrate Memory Box's 5th Birthday.

Junction 2 have a massive techno session coming up; don't miss Modeselektor and LSD at that one. Legendary US house player Doc Martin is in the capital, too, and one of the city's newest spots, E1, has the honour of a full live show from Herzblut boss Stephan Bodzin

Leeds institution System at Mint Club marks a decade in the game— Fuse are in the house b2b2b, as is Romanian don Praslea, Onur Ozer and Binh, while local stalwarts Annie Errez and Bobby O'Donnell are always on point.

Ame plays Newcastle for the first time in five years at Ape-X's 10th Birthday with Gerd Janson, HMT go hard with Treehouse courtesy of the ever-rave-y Happa and Mumdance. Meanwhile, Liverpool gets a day and night of prog, with studio maestro Charlie May making a very rare appearance. 

In Brighton, Worldwide FM star Esa heads to town this month. Joy Orbison is on with one of NTS Radio's finest, Jon Rust, at Southampton's Junk, and none other than DJ Stingray hits Oxford's always essential soiree, Simple.

Delete returns to Cardiff with selectors' selectors The Ghost, Mella Dee delivers techno-disco business to Get Down in Plymouth, and John Gomez (see: Rush Hour and Music From Memory) is also in the neighbourhood.

Midlands types get two free parties, including esteemed intimate house music throwdown Natural Selections marking its 2nd Birthday in Shrewsbury via musically astute ressies Reg, Paul, Dan, and Jay, with visiting pal Tigga, and The Acid Experiment in Birmingham, the latter offering a hush-hush lineup comprising veterans and impressive fresh faces alike.

Big hits elsewhere include a pair of events at Belfast's much-hyped Telegraph Building (our top choice for the region and Shine's latest date), Abdulla Rashim stomps into Edinburgh, and team Pulse— which we featured in depth in our December magazine— have the honour of Mr. G live, also in the Scottish capital, with help from the Karnival crew. 

More complete listings for the entire UK are available in the latest print issue, DJ Mag 578, just in case this lot aren't enough. Now, without further ado, let's count 'em down. 

 

LONDON

Corsica Studios, London

1. MAKE ME
SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 
CORSICA STUDIOS
Here’s proof of how much fresh talent the electronic world has produced in recent years. Make Me regular Pearson Sound is joined by Aurora Halal’s deep, brooding, live techno hypnosis; Pessimist’s jungle infused workouts (the guy behind one of our top albums of 2017); Whities affiliate Martin Josef, and Mama Snake of Ectotherm note. 
11PM - 7AM / £12.50 - £20 

2. MEMORY BOX 5TH BIRTHDAY 
FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
CLF ART CAFE / BUSSEY BUILDING Cafe
Robin Ball, Luke Vibert, Justin Robertson, Bushwacka! 
11PM - 5AM / £10 - £12

3. JUNCTION 2 
SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 
TOBACCO DOCK 
Adam Beyer b2b Ida Engberg, Mind Against, Sonja Moonear, Modeselektor, LSD (Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell and Function), more. 
12PM - 10.30PM /  £39.50 - £49.50 

4. PARADE 
SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY
93 FEET EAST
Steve Bug, Doc Martin, Ceri. 
3PM - 1AM / £7.50 - £17.50 

5. E1 
FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
E1 
Stephan Bodzin (live). 
10.30PM - 7.30AM / £30 

 

NORTH

Micron & 909, Gorilla, Manchester

1. MICRON & 909
FRIDAY 9TH FEBRUARY
GORILLA, MANCHESTER
DJ Mag cover star from a few months back, Charlotte de Witte hits Manchester for the first time in her rapidly rising career, so expect raw quality techno. Also worth a mention is Kerouac— whose output with SMILE, here too, is well worth a listen— and ressies from both Micron and 909 to cap things off. 

2. SYSTEM 10TH BIRTHDAY 
SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 
MINT CLUB, LEEDS
Enzo Siragusa b2b Archie Hamilton b2b Rossko, Treatment (Onur Ozer and Binh), Praslea, Bobby O’Donnell, Annie Errez. 
10PM - 8AM / £20 - £25

3. APE-X 10TH BIRTHDAY  
FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 
DIGITAL, NEWCASTLE 
Ame, Gerd Janson, more.
10PM - 4AM / £14 - £20 

4. HMT x TREEHOUSE 
FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 
THE HI-FI CLUB, LEEDS
Happa, Mumdance. 
11PM - 4AM / £4 - £8

5. 303 V 
SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 
INVISIBLE WIND FACTORY (DAY) / SUBSTATION (NIGHT), LIVERPOOL 
Nick Warren, Guy J, Henry Saiz, Charlie May (day); Saiz, Quivver, Steve Parry (night). 
11PM - 4AM / £27.75

 

SOUTH

Patterns Brighton

1. FIRST FLOOR x THE MIDDLE FLOOR
SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY  
PATTERNS, BRIGHTON 
On point barely comes close. Ilian Tape’s Skee Mask is an absolute must-see if you like your beats heavy and now, in December Or:la walked away with our Best of British Best Breakthrough DJ 2017 award, then you have Cohesion live, AKA local heroes Charles Green and Mehtola. See you down there then.
11PM - 4.30AM / £5

2. JUNK IS… 
SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY 
JUNK, SOUTHAMPTON 
Joy Orbison, Jon Rust. 
9PM - 3AM / £4 - £5 

3. DISCOJUICE 
FRIDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 
RIALTO THEATRE, BRIGHTON 
Esa. 
11PM - 5AM /£5 - £7

4. SIMPLE 
SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 
THE BULLINGDON, OXFORD
DJ Stingray. 
11PM - 4AM / £13

5. THE DANCE WITH SECRETSUNDAZE 
FRIDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 
RAMSGATE MUSIC HALL, RAMSGATE
Giles Smith, James Priestley. 
9.30PM - 3AM / £6.50 - £8.50 

 

WEST & WALES

Just Jack at Motion, Bristol

1. JUST JACK 12TH BIRTHDAY 
SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 
MOTION, BRISTOL
The JJ posse have done it again, putting together a truly astounding and varied bill for their anniversary. Theo Parrish, Specter, Sonja Moonear, Nicolas Lutz, Call Super, DJ Sports… mad decent, no? Then you have Bez’s Acid Toilet (we can’t wait either) with homeboys Dan Wild and Tom Rio holding that shit down. 
10PM - 6AM / £16.50 - £22.50 

2. DELETE 
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 
JACOB'S BASEMENT, CARDIFF 
Youandewan, The Ghost (James Creed and Josh Tweek). 
10PM - 5AM / £10 - £12 

3. INNER CIRCLE  
THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 
MOVE, EXETER 
Damiano von Erckert.
10PM - 2AM / £4 

4. GET DOWN 
FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
HUB/DBS LIVE, PLYMOUTH
Mella Dee. 
10PM - 5AM / £5- £7

5. VIVIFY 
SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY
FACTORY, PLYMOUTH 
John Gomez. 
10PM - 5AM / £5

 

MIDLANDS

Resonate, Birmingham

1. RESONATE 
FRIDAY 9TH FEBRUARY
SECRET LOCATION, BIRMINGHAM 
We’re not sure where it is, but we know damn-well what it is. One of Brum’s top sons, Adam Shelton, is always worth a punt, and it should be interesting to hear what’s up his sleeve when teamed with electro’s masked man of the moment, DJ Stingray. Check Facebook for details of how to attend, and do it fast as this is bound to fill up. 
10PM - 6AM / £10 -£15 

2. SENTEMENT 
FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
THE MONASTERY, BIRMINGHAM 
Joe Farr, 14Anger, Dark Chambers.
9PM - 5AM / £8 - £10 

3. NATURAL SELECTIONS 2ND BIRTHDAY
SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY
THE VAULTS, SHREWSBURY 
Reg, Paul, Dan, Jay, Tigga.  
8.30PM - 2.30AM / FREE 

4. AT ONE
SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY
DRYDEN STREET SOCIAL, LEICESTER 
Horse Meat Disco, City Fly, The Groove Stage, Discoism, Food For The Soul. 
10PM - 5AM / £13 

5. THE ACID EXPERIMENT
SASTURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 
LAB 11, BIRMINGHAM
Secret line-up. 
10PM - 6AM / FREE 

 

SCOTLAND / NORTHERN IRELAND

Telegraph Building, Belfast

1. FEEL MY BICEP
SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY
THE TELEGRAPH BUILDING, BELFAST 
The absolute next-level Telegraph Building promises plenty for this year after a few trial runs in 2017, as this one goes to show. Northern Ireland’s homegrown phenomenon, Bicep, lead the charge, and have roped in Daniel Avery, Moxie, Hammer and Cormac for some support. Definitely not to be missed if you understand what goodness means. 
8PM - 1AM / £25 

2. TEXTURE 
FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 
THE MASH HOUSE, EDINBURGH 
Abdullah Rashim, Hilltown Disco. 
11PM - 3AM / £6 - £10 

3. SHINE
FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
THE TELEGRAPH BUILDING, BELFAST 
Dusky, Maya Jane Coles, Big Miz. 
9PM - 3AM / £25

4. NIGHTVISION: MUSIKA 11TH BIRTHDAY  
SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY
THE LIQUID ROOM, EDINBURGH
Slam, Ejeca, Alan Fitzpatrick. 
9PM - 3AM / £16.50 

5. PULSE x KARNIVAL 
FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
LA BELLE ANGELE, EDINBURGH 
Mr G. (live), Karnival DJs. 
11PM - 3AM / £12.50 - £15

 

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt is DJ Mag's Clubs Listings Editor and managed to survive January, hit him on Twitter with event recommendations @Martinghewitt

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