Birmingham’s Rainbow Venues will open its doors once more following their summer holiday as it hosts The Summer Chapter on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of August. First up, a secret location will welcome a new party concept in Find The Blackdot, with a huge lineup announced to mark the start of a techno series which seeks to explore the secret spaces of former industrial Birmingham. The next day, a transfer to the infamous Warehouse will see the venue transformed from its former state into an industry-leading new form, with another special lineup to celebrate.
The Summer Chapter day one sees Tale of Us and Marcel Dettmann lead the charge, with the Italian duo and the German saxon taking control of room one with the assistance of Julia Govor and Pippi Ciez. Skilled in the art of atmospheric techno journeying, Tale of Us will provide the intricacy to Dettmann’s power, with the Berghain resident demonstrating the brutality that has marked him out as one of the biggest techno DJs in the world. Former Russian military band performer Julia Govor will bring her own brand of techno to the party, as will local lad Pippi Ciez, whose dark but beautiful compositions form the bulk of his part mixed, part live DJ sets. Over in room 2, Spanish selector Wade heads the bill, with another local in support as Karrèm joins Yousuf, Elliot Jones and Arran Oneil.
Day two, hosted at the re-designed Warehouse, features the German duo Pan-Pot and the fiery Nicole Moudaber, who take to The New Warehouse alongside Whyt Noyz. Up in the roof garden, Rolls ‘N’ Do, otherwise known as tINI b2b Bill Patrick, share entertainment duties with Lewis Oxley, whilst Lopaski, Bunny, Tom Frankel and Reidy & Roth$tein are on shift in The Blackbox. With this much techno on offer, The Summer Chapter looks set to be a big event in Birmingham’s summer for Brummie party goers.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Artists Alife