You’ve got to hand it to 13 Monsters, there’s no other club in Brighton like it. Packed to the rafters but committed musically to take the path least travelled, it’s got a huge following precisely because they play music you won’t hear anywhere else. With one of the best crowds in town, the young dressed up and dressed down music lovers get straight to the dancefloor and pretty much stay there all night. A completely genreless affair, the playlist goes from pretty serious dance music to modern pop r’n’b to no-fi, LA punk.
It’s timeless too – while you might hear a load of tracks that aren’t out for another six months, the disparate DJ team also dig out stuff across the decades, as far back as 50 years ago. Born out of The Do, 13 Monsters is much more accessible than you might expect – there’s plenty of melody and above all it’s filled with fun and enthusiasm.
Bab Lee ‘Sous Les Cocotier’
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart ‘Heart In Your Heartbreak’
Beyonce ‘Freakum Dress’
Chin Chin ‘Dark Days’
Paul McCartney ‘Temporary Secretary’
Mueran Humanos ‘Cosmeticos Para Cristo’
Divorce ‘Early Christianity’
Echo Lake ‘Young Silence’
NEXT EVENT: The Loft, Sat 5th
RESIDENTS: 20jazzfunkgreats, Matt Mama Ko, Ed Lilo & Sex Is Disgusting
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