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Zac Colbert

Zac Colbert is the clubs editor and since 2008 he has reviewed local nights as much as headline DJs, covering acts like Mosca, Fake Blood and Kele Okereke. His writing has featured in publications such as AdBusters, Philosophy Now and Tantrum Magazine.
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Former Portishead DJ comes to Synergy to share his love for northern soul and Motown.

Oct 14, 2015

Although Ejeca's tracks are subtle and restrained they still pack a grooving punch, with warm basslines and shuffling percussion.

Dec 23, 2012

Ben UFO knows his way around a record bag, and he’s also no stranger to Brighton having wowed us at the seafront venues before.

Dec 22, 2012

As if this night needed any more fire Nu:Logic – Logistics and Nu:Tone’s hybrid alias – join the party along with London Elektricity.

Dec 16, 2012

Kidnap Kid is a deep house DJ whose sultry grooves have seen him remix the likes of Disclosure and The Other Tribe.

Dec 9, 2012

Duke Dumont was top of the blogs when he put out a delectable deep house bouncer called ‘The Giver’, and now the spotlight’s back on him.

Dec 8, 2012

Jessie Ware's effortless fusion of electronic pop music, soulful vocals and arresting lyrics and sounds even better live.

Nov 1, 2012
Andy

Alas, Devotion is no more. But worry not, as it's being reincarnated as Uprising so there's still a time and a place to cut the rug and chew your face off to blistering drum'n'bass.

Sep 13, 2012
Annie Mac

Where all her energy comes from we don't know, but whatever she's on - we want some.

Sep 13, 2012
Hot Wuk

Accompanied by General 'Incredible' Levy and his ragga vocal talents, the Hot Wuk team, going from strenth to scorching strength are set to burn the bloody house down.

Sep 13, 2012
Jack Beats

More bombastic, bass driven fidget house from Jack Beats, the duo of ex-Scratch Pervert Plus One and Mixologist Beni G.

Sep 13, 2012
Boddika

Tru Thoughts' Rob Luis providing slamming sounds to Audio's free terrace BBQ? Yes, please. Downstairs may be without food, but Boddika and Oneman will be killing it.

Sep 13, 2012
Jus-Ed

The AKA crew deliver more ROAR for the dancefloor with another stellar line-up.

Sep 13, 2012

Dedicated to showcasing the best up and coming talent from the UK bass scene, Move is a new mid-week dance music night.

Sep 13, 2012
Dagger

On the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence Day, we thought we'd better check out Dagger. With Jamaican music and free jerk chicken, what's not to love?

Sep 13, 2012
Wonder Yeahs

The 90s was a great decade, Will Smith was cool, Super Nintendos were all the ‘Streets Of Rage’ and Joss Whedon gave us Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Sep 13, 2012

Equally experimental and accessible their resplendent sound melds the electronic with the acoustic and is fueled by emotion.

Sep 6, 2012
Hospitality

Tonight is helmed by Hazard, an uncompromising DJ who dives in hard so no one goes home.

Aug 1, 2012
Eats Everything

With Eats Everything on the bill, this showcase from one of Bristol’s hottest labels will be great.

Aug 1, 2012
Synkro

Synkro and Fantastic Mr Fox on one bill means this Friday the 13th is far from unlucky.

Jul 11, 2012
Hospitality Brighton

Hospitality is here to prove that drum 'n' bass is still alive and kick-drumming.

Jul 3, 2012

We checked in with Stick It On and found the everyone-is-a-DJ malarkey is still throwing up a mixed bag of bad mixing and fad-free fun.

Jun 14, 2012

We didn't even mean to go there, but last month's Sonic Switch turned us on so much we just had to write about it.

May 29, 2012

Well Rounded proved themselves to be forward-thinking like Mystic Meg when they released Deadboy’s ‘U Cheated’ back in 2009.

May 9, 2012

Juice Box is a club night that remembers that what going out is all about is have an insane amount of fun. Even if that involves The Village People.

May 9, 2012

Ifan Dafydd and Elephino are exciting prospects but we’re most excited to see Gang Colours at this Great Escape special.

May 9, 2012

Blah Blah Blah been chosen to host an after party at Exit Festival, so tonight doubles as a warm-up party and birthday celebration.

May 9, 2012

Born from al fresco house parties in San Francisco ten years ago, Dirtybird is now one of the most respected house labels.

Apr 12, 2012

Tired of your 21st Century lifestyle? Disco Deviant’s new project with Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston could hold the answer.

Apr 12, 2012

Oneman had to pull out of his set last October after getting ill, so Aka Aka Roar are making up for it in a big way.

Apr 12, 2012
claude von stroke

One of the finest house labels is doing a showcase at Audio – Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin and Eats Everything. Heavy line-up.

Apr 3, 2012

Mosca is dominating the British bass music scene and has gone and got his own show as part of Radio 1's In New DJs We Trust.

Apr 2, 2012

Modestep's adrenaline fuelled dance-step always gets pulses racing with its epileptic, double time screeches.

Mar 28, 2012

Not enough club nights let Brighton artists headline, but for the last two years Proper Gander has been rectifying this.

Mar 13, 2012

Andy C plays big room rollers with gurning basslines and rapid fire drum loops, so we’ll be at the front dancing like it’s ‘99.

Mar 7, 2012

Ye Ye Fever DJs play the best highlife, soukous and afrobeat bangers and are this month joined by Fact-approved Bass Clef.

Mar 7, 2012

After sell-out shows at Life last year HotWuK have now brought bashment partiers The Heatwave to an even bigger venue.

Mar 7, 2012

Jakwob's DJ sets confirm talent as a multi-instrumentalist, spanning his wide influences from jazz and folk to hip hop and jungle.

Mar 7, 2012

He doesn’t always get the Hospital headlines but Cyantific’s responsible for one of the first liquid tunes we can remember.

Mar 7, 2012

Subfocus' set this evening should include the shameless d’n’b of ‘Timewarp’ and ‘Rock It’ so we’ll be down there, rocking it.

Mar 7, 2012

For their live tour the wobble house supremos have gone balls out, not literally. Expect big new tunes and visuals.

Mar 2, 2012

TEED brought his notoriously elaborate head-dress of feathers, beads and tapestry to Digital, and we were there.

Feb 28, 2012
Far Too Loud

With three floors of underground bass music and generous drinks promotions, this night’s going to be fantastically frenzied.

Jan 29, 2012
Even club night at The Tube Brighton

The philosophy behind Even is to book one big act and let them loose on the decks for as long as they want – even four hours.

Jan 28, 2012

Zinc is the King Kong of UK bass music, conquering jungle, d’n’b, garage and breakbeat in the 90s alone.

Jan 20, 2012

Shy FX is a drum’n’bass don, no doubt about it, but for us this line-up’s all about Breakage's jazz-inspired half-step.

Jan 18, 2012

Boy 8 Bit’s techy house is driven by marching rhythms and bass-laden synthesizer riffs. His sets are an education in EDM.

Jan 18, 2012

Black Sun Empire, the Dutch trio, primarily concerned themselves with the neurofunk side of drum’n’bass headline tonight.

Jan 18, 2012

Audio has become one of Brighton's top places to catch dubstep acts. Don't miss seeing Emalkay there.

Jan 18, 2012

The boss of boogie reinvigorated new jack swing with his glitter-encrusted productions that had more soul than a shoe shop.

Jan 18, 2012

What a pairing – TEED's exultant house ballads with The 2 Bears retro house fun.

Jan 16, 2012

Nowhere To Run, The Haunt's glamorous 60s night presents charming hits of the era including favourites such as Dusty Springfield and The Rolling Stones. We went down to check it out.

Dec 5, 2011

Brighton's NYE bonanza has a spectrum of choice from the fantastical Alice in Wonkaland to the generously free Green Door Store offering.

Dec 2, 2011

There are plenty of parallels between Disco Deviant and their guests tonight, Horse Meat Disco. Both have done much to install their titular genre as a real option in their respective cities of Brighton and London.

Oct 27, 2011

Brighton is shaken by the arrival of Annie Mac who takes to the decks. Zac Colbert tells us if Digital stood the test of bass.

Oct 13, 2011

As night starts to dominate day we get less of that Vitamin D fix, so good Friday evenings are essential for our winter-bound mental health.

Sep 22, 2011

Vice is probably the most important thing to happen to magazine publishing since, well, the SOURCE being invented – but is it any good at putting on club nights?

Sep 6, 2011

Students have it made in Brighton - nights like Trash Mondays and Vice Social spoil the tax-dodging young guns, but what about the more mature clubbers? When the Tube opened in March with A Guy Called Gerald it marked itself as a venue for dance music lovers with a few more years behind them.

Aug 3, 2011

The guys behind Flava In Ya Ear are no strangers to long queues, so when Old Yellow Bricks has a line of eagerness stretching from the Coalition to West Pier, it's business as usual.

Aug 3, 2011

When Ye Ye Fever featured as the Guardian's club pick of the week under its Mama Ko Mama Sa moniker, its then venue The Bees Mouth started to accrue queues that snaked down Western Road. So, after a brief nomadic period, it's now found new pastures to settle on with the cobbled floors of the Green Door Store.

Jun 29, 2011

Considering Blah Blah Blah are celebrating just their fourth birthday with this takeover from super-cool London club Nightslugs, they've certainly made a pretty serious mark on the scene. Their previous guests read like a who's who of the cooler end of the electro scene - from Major Lazer and Fake Blood to Joy Orbison and DFA's Juan Mclean.

Jun 29, 2011

Noir's the new black and Freshly Squeezed Music have transformed The Haunt into a veritable speakeasy for White Mink. Tonight we play private detective, getting the inside scoop on the 1920s Mafioso.

Jun 10, 2011

Dirty Sunset Disco brings Ibiza to Brighton's seafront for clubbers who can't afford a holiday to the dance music mecca.

Jun 10, 2011

From the home of Da Doo Ron Ron, the girl manifesto is brought up to date with a post-pop night that's so good you'll never want to hear a man sing again.

Apr 20, 2011

The Funky Buddha Lounge had really outgrown its name but now rebranded and rejigged as The Tube looks like being one of the most interesting small venues in the city. Zac Colbert went along to check it out the cutting edge new music policy.

Apr 5, 2011

Christ, Shogun Audio doesn't have a dancefloor, it has a mosh pit. Insane club night from local d'n'b hero Friction's brigade.

Feb 23, 2011

Fridays we're in love with the prospect of getting a lie-in; what better way to facilitate this than do an all-nighter down at Coalition?

Jan 28, 2011

We interupt this programme to tell you that ex-Coburn producer Tim Healey is back with two great electro house based labels, while dragging the world's dance music stars to Brighton to work in his studio.

May 26, 2010

After the critical acclaim his album London Zoo garnered, Kevin Martin aka The Bug is riding the industrial rash he infected dub-heads with all over the country.

Aug 26, 2009
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