1… Shak Out
Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton, Friday, May 6, 11pm, £8, call 01273 673311
LIVE music alongside a selection dub, reggae, drum and bass, garage and grime. The main room is dominated by Iration Steppas featruring MC Danman with live music from Chainka Brassika, Chimp, Dagger Sound and Toyjaw.

2… The Prototypes 
Coalition, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, Saturday, May 7, 11pm, £10, call 01273 772842
AFTER the success Odyssey Tour and a string of sold out events electronic music duo The Prototypes return to Coalition with a line featuring themselves, Eksman, Mefjus, Lotskee and hosted by Kerizma. 

3… Funk City
Funfair Club, King’s Road, Brighton, Saturday, May 7, 10pm, £3, call 01273 757447
A NIGHT of hip hop, electro blues and funk, bass, electro swing and party jams with Kool Hertz, a versatile DJ who has worked with Fatboy Slim, Mark Ronson and Jaguar Skills. 

4… Too Darn Soulful
The Funky Fish, Marine Parade, Brighton, Friday, May 6, 8pm, £10, call 01273 698331
THE second run of a night of Northern Soul with special guests Simon Penfold and Paul Byford joining resident Paddy Shevlin and a debut appearance of Lawerence Gillians. 

5... Booty Bump
The Gin Tub, Church Road, Hove, Friday, May 6, 9pm, free, call 07761 166300
DJ Derek B does what he does best at this event by Southside Partnaz In Crime as he plays old school jams and underground classics.