Everyone knows we’re spoilt for music in Brighton, and a night like It’s Goin’ Off would almost certainly cost you elsewhere. Luckily for us this party’s completely free, with cheap cocktails and impressive line-ups. Held at Riki Tik on the last Saturday of every month, by 2am the dancefloor is heaving. Riki Tik’s policy of not quite being a bar and not quite being a club can lead to a transient atmosphere, but when the music’s this good, no-one’s thinking of leaving. Whether you’re after reworked 90s garage, futuristic LA beats, or straight-up hip hop classics, the sets played are always highly danceable.
It’s Goin’ Off is a new name, but the boys behind it were also behind What About The Beats, which saw them bringing Dark Sky and Throwing Snow to Brighton for their first ever shows. As well as booking national talent so fresh it’s hot, they’re fervent fans of the homegrown and have had locals Greymatter, Lost Twin and Panama hitting the decks. It’s Goin’ Off is goin’ to impress.
Flying Lotus ‘Tea Leaf Dancers’
(Murder He Wrote edit)
Slum Village ‘Raise it Up’
Papla Plinky ‘Anal Claire’
Bullion ‘Get Familiar’
Tipper ‘Tiny Face’
Clams Casino ‘Illest Alive’
Danny Drive Thru ‘Virtua Rap’
Ye Mighty ‘Fuse’
Guy Andrews ‘Shades’
NEXT EVENT: Fri 23rd Dec, Riki Tik
Words And Photos By Jessica Marshall McHattie