First published on 9 Jul 2010. Updated on 7 May 2013.
With the temperature dropping like a stunned seagull, the siren's song of the couch often takes precedence over the throbbing bass of the dance floor. However, you've still got to blow off some party steam every once in a while, and this is where the monthly is your best friend. Catering to niche markets, they guarantee some of the most fun you can have in a club, running deep into the night and showcasing some of the best tunes chosen by the best DJs both local and international.
For your monthly disco fix head to GoodGod Small Club, where Jungle Snake and Dream Catcher tear it up with special guest DJs at their regular themed parties.
Void have been flying the future beat flag for the last three years. With a stellar lineup of local DJs, including Victim, Garage Pressure, Mark Pritchard and Bec Paton, Void have been instrumental in popularising genres like garage, 2 step, jungle, drum n bass and all the latest genres to spread from the clubs of the UK. In addition to great Sydney spinners, Void also attracts huge international names like Skream, Benga, Caspa, Rusko and many more. To keep you moving in between events, they have a long list of live mixes at their website.
Sydney’s best rap monthly makes for a wild night. You'll be throwing all kinds of shapes when Captain Franco, Levins and Toni Toni Lee get behind the decks. Good news is, you don’t have to be a pro to get your krump on – breakin’ it down is non negotiable. It’s all the best party jams in one of the city’s darkest and dirtiest clubs. Gin and juice all round!
Bust out your bobby socks and get ready to twist. Smokey Labeef and Exercise Mike play the coolest rockabilly, rhythm and blues and 20s to 60s pop music they can dig up. Once you hit the dance floor it's pretty hard to tear yourself away to the bar, but when you do, rest assured you can wet your whistle for a fiver. A word of warning: the crowd get pretty dolled up, so you better follow suit - Teddy Boy suit.
The Likes Of You
Those that like more sinister beats should try these parties on for size. Having hosted Argentinean tribal star Hernan Cattaneo, progressive legend Sasha and Detroit minimal inventor Robert Hood, the Likes of You is the hottest techno ticket in town. For tickets and tour announcements, head to their website.