Well Rounded Records www.facebook.com/WellRoundedRecs is the work of local legend, and DJ/producer Donga, a vinyl purist who spends his days behind the counter at a record store and his nights playing gigs across Brighton. When he’s not chatting at length about tunes or selecting cuts for a set, he’s busy signing and releasing artists for an imprint that is becoming ever more crucial with each release.
Well Rounded’s rise began with Deadboy’s ‘U Cheated’ EP in the winter of 2009, which came as a precursor to the current two-step revival – and is now hailed as a modern club classic, and continued with carefully selected tracks from south Wales bass cartel CRST, young house upstart Hackman, Skinnz, the alter ego of Bristol’s Baobinga, future bass experimentalist Graphics, and current cream of the UK crop Julio Bashmore. The label has amassed a back catalogue that spans and splices genres like house, fidget, UK garage, juke, electronica, bassline and techno and is host to some absolute gems. // Next Event: Thursday 31st July // 11-4 // £free //
DONUTS www.facebook.com/DonutsBrighton - From it’s humble beginning back in April 2012, DONUTS has swiftly become one of, if not the most, popular weekly night in Brighton. Both a credit to the community’s tastes and the curators themselves, what started as a simple idea of playing out quality 90’s hip hop, soul, LA style beats, original breaks, disco, old skool, funk, has now grown into something much more significant in terms of Brighton’s music scene. With a loyal fan base behind them, Donuts have been bringing some of the most distinguished Electronic/Hip-Hop artists that the world has to offer to our pebbly shorelines.
Playlist: Lucifer (Remix) – Jay-Z, TLC – Creep, The Fugees – Fu-Gee-La, Lauryn Hill ‘Everything Is Everything’ , OutKast ft Snoop Dogg – So Fresh So Clean Remix // Every Tuesday Night!!! // 11-3 // £free //
Tru Thoughts Present: Sonic Switch www.facebook.com/truthoughts?fref=ts Come along for the monthly Tru Thoughts party. As always get down there early as the last most nights have had queues out of the door. Rob Luis will be presenting a 5 hour set, expect to hear an eclectic mix of Bass, Hip Hop, Soul, Drum & Bass, Reggae, Dubstep, Funk, Tropical, Beats.
Playlist: // Next Event: Saturday 05th July // 11-4 // £free //
SUB BOP www.facebook.com/SUBBOP was inspired by an experimental but wholly successful night at The Green Door Store. A night where we imagined we had crashed the wedding of Kurt and Courtney. We played a load of tunes from agit pop to shoegaze, thru riot grrrl and of course grunge. We loved it, and you did too so we put our thinking caps on and got a night together. It worked… so we are doing it again. Come stare at the floor with us.
We will be playing some of these bands and many more as and when we remember to add them…
Playlist: Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot, Slowdive – When The Sun Hits, Husker Du – Celebrated Summer, Mazzy Star – Fade Into You, Pavement – Gold Sounds // Next Event: Friday 15th August // 11-4 // £free //
High Pressure Nights www.facebook.com/HighPressureNights From Acid House to Electro from 80′s to indie plus plenty of surprises.
The Hi Pressure Nights team began in February 2013 – and have successfully bought their own distinctive brand of acid house, electro, indie, and disco to GDS. With live guests including Justin Robertson, Ghostboy, and Rory Phillips. A music club for the open minded. Playlist: // Next Event: Friday 11th July // 11-4 // £free //
Reggae Sessions – A NIGHT OF ROOTICAL SKANKING TUNES! It would appear in the last couple of years there has been a resurgence happening in the Reggae Scene with a new generation of people looking to get into this vast genre of music. Whether it be Reggae, Ska, Jungle, or Dub “Reggae Sessions” which is brought to you by John The Baptist of Platinum Sound, plans to get us all in summer vibe. // Next Event: Thursday 7th August // 11-3 // £free //
Pop Not Pop www.facebook.com/pages/POP-NOT-POP is Passionate post ironic pop goodness from some (or all) of the following DJs on the night… MATATATAT // EDDIE THE GOATBOY // DJ HALBEAT // DYNAMITE SAL.
Join us at the pop shop for a bag full of quality FUNK // PUNK // TRASH METAL // HIP POP // POWERDISCO // 8Ts // 9Ts // 0Ts and NOWTEES. Come and dance with us on the wonky floor.
// Next Event: Saturday 12th July // 11-4 // £free //
Soulful Strut – www.facebook.com/pages/Russ-Dewbury-Jazz-Rooms Super dope party vibes monthly @ The Green Door Store, Brighton Featuring Russ Dewbury plus Live and DJ guestsNu Yorican Funk / Disco / Afro Latin / Jazz Juke Beats / Percussive Soul Every 3rd Saturday of the month. 2013 was a fantastic year for Soulful Strut, Russ Dewbury’s new monthly Brighton residency! The party to be at with, many unforgettable, sweat drenched sessions and sweet soulful vibes. // Next Event: Saturday 19th July // 11-4 // £free //
The Big Itch www.facebook.com/thebigitch – A PRIMITIVE ROCKING DANCE BASH– FERAL BEATS from the ROCK’n’ROLL JUNGLE… Joined each month by guest DJs (plus the occasional live act), the BIG ITCH crew spin 50s/60s party discs until the wee hours. Primitive 50s Rock & Roll Bash do the caveman stomp to dancefloor-destroyin’ 50s/60s shakers! + wild ‘n’ weird rockers + goofball garage groovers + surf ‘n’ sleaze + teen beat twisters + boppers, sloppers & doo-woppers… c/o Hep Cat Matt & James Tramlines. //
Playlist: The Spinners – Heebie Jeebiee, The Kinks – Face To Face, David Bowie & The Lower Third – Can’t Help Thinking About Me, The Rooks – A Girl Like You , Roger Young – No address/It’s Been Nice // Next Event: Saturday 26th July // 11-4 // £free //
The Jazz Rooms Live – www.facebook.com/pages/Russ-Dewbury-Jazz-Rooms It’s Old School all the way as Russ Dewbury together with DJ and live guests get together to celebrate one of Brighton’s most iconic club nights the Brighton Jazz Rooms. It’s now over 27 years ago that Russ opened a Basement dance joint ”The Jazz Rooms” which was an instant hit with capacity crowds and rave reviews and over the course of the next couple of decades went on to become both a highly respected music night across the world and one of Brighton’s best loved club sessions.
Standby for a party session featuring the original Jazz/Latin/Soul/Funk/ Afro/ Brazilian grooves in all their glory on vinyl – the weekend soundtrack for a whole generation of clubbers as relevant and fresh sounding in 2014 as it was in 1987.
Its going to be a great party………..bring your dancing shoes. // Next Event: Friday 22nd August // 11-4 // £free //
Donky Pitch www.facebook.com/DIALDFORDONKY - began in the summer of ’09 as a Brighton-based club night promoting modern mutations of hip hop & colourful synth-driven, stripped-down bass music. Now a bi-monthly club night at Green Door Store, they have played host to producers & artists like Gemmy, Tokimonsta, Blue Daisy, Slugabed, Debruit, Alex Nut & Mweslee (making Slugabed a resident), debuted amazing local producers & hosted the UK screening of Patierno’s ”We Call It Skweee”.
Playlist: Vesper Town- – Royal Flash (Tokyo Hands Remix), Lil Texas – My Love (Lockah Remix) , Plastician – Japan, Lockah – If Loving U Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Wrong, The Range – Panasonic // Next Event: Friday August 1st // 11-4 // £free //
The Soul Casserole https://www.facebook.com/SoulCasserole DJs Dustee Du and Alkie Tuner have a bit of a reputation for making DJing look like it’s one big lark, it’s difficult to tell who is enjoying the night more, the crowd or the DJs. One thing’s for sure all three DJs are passionate about the music they play. A spicy melange of Stax, Trojan, Motown, Blue Note, Zodiac, Chess and Loma Records. They also have a late night tendency to throw a blend of randomness into the pot; from Reggae to Ragga and Blues to Hip hop. Expect an unpretentious night of full speed funky beats!” Playlist: // Next Event: Friday 18th July // 11-4 // £free //
House of Go Bang http://gobangbrighton.blogspot.co.uk/returns to its disco temple The Green Door Store. Leading the sonic service as usual will be Affy andAli Back. Providing the mystical visions is the Matt Page + Special guests. Come prepared to sweat, dance, speak in tongues and be touched by the holy ghost. Blood offerings advisable.
All hail the God of disco. This service is going to be sickening. WERK IT bitches. The church is OPEN! Playlist: // Next Event: Saturday 23rd August // 11-4 // £free //
YE YE FEVER www.facebook.com/yeyefever Ye Ye Fever is a monthly celebration of the deadliest African rhythms around, with DJs playing styles that veer from vintage Highlife & OK Jazz to Afrobeat & late 80s/early 90s Kwassa Kwassa. Early arrival is highly recommended as previous parties have hit capacity in no time at all.
Playlist: // Next Event: Friday 25th July // 11-4 // £free //
Green Door Blues - Catch the fantastic resident Blues trio Smokestack every Sunday night @ Green Door Store! They will be joined by a handpicked special guest every week, as well as the legendary DJ Hep Catt Matt spinning vinyl until the wee hours! Special Guests include Lou Glandfield, Andy Twyman, KING SIZE SLIM,Lenna Santamaria & Matt Gourney, John Crampton, Slim Lightfoot, Nicky Mitchell, Ben Taylor & Bo Lucas, Harry Hornsey, Matt Woosey, Jim Hammond, Adrian Oxaal + more // Every Sunday // 11-3 // £free //