LIVE: re:cord presents Nick Curly – The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham 08.07.16

July is set to be a crazily busy month for everyone involved with the ever-impressive Rainbow Venues, Birmingham. With Flava D and Tom Shorterz smashing it out of the park last weekend in front of a packed full roof garden, the tunes continued as re:cord presented an evening headlined by modern-day house extraordinaire Nick Curly.

As dusk settled over the skyline, the BT Tower majestically towering over all other structures, the roof garden emitted the same chilled vibes that it is starting to become synonymous with the region. I can’t talk highly enough about it – I’ve never had any bad experiences there, which feels rare for nightlife in Birmingham these days.

Nick Curly’s set was impressive. A good range of tunes selected meant that people cavorted on through into the early hours of Saturday morning – which is what it is all about as far as I’m concerned. Vintage and current house tunes boomed around Digbeth as the weather held up fairly nicely which only added to the chilled-out atmosphere. The gun-finger salutes were not in full motion as much as last week’s bass-filled affair but nevertheless, it looked like everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves.

Kudos to re:cord as well for putting on such a successful evening. It’s never easy to sell such an event after Flava D sold out the Rainbow Venues just the week before but re:cord still managed to do their thing. If you’re ever in the area when they are presenting one of the monthly Birmingham parties then I suggest you check them out. Not only are they showcasing the best national and international talent, but they’re also giving local DJs a platform, on which they can excel themselves. I myself am a great admirer of that.

Matt Cooper