Marshall Jefferson

Patterns, Marine Parade, Brighton, Saturday, July 2

THE Chicago house legend is joined by Canadian DJ, producer and Freakout Cult label boss Jayda G. Marshall Jefferson was born in Chicago in 1959 and began producing dance tracks electronically in 1985 when he was still working nights at a local post office. Jefferson’s 1986 single for the Trax label, Move Your Body (The House-Music Anthem), the first house song to use piano, was a popular and influential song in the genre, eventually appearing in the computer game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In 1987, Jefferson produced the seminal Acid Tracks for DJ Pierre’s Phuture outfit. He then moved into an area he thought of as spiritual house (later to be called deep house) and became one of the sub-genre’s best producers. Jefferson took a break from music in 1990 before returning to DJing in 1993. He moved to England and lived in Billericay, Essex, with a five-year residency at Tribal Gathering and Big Love events.

Starts 11pm, £6 advance, free if in bar before 10.30pm

Ultimate power

Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, Friday, July 1

A CLUB night that plays nothing but power ballads from start to finish.

Starts 11pm, £4 advance, visit to book


Green Door Store, Trafalgar Arches, Brighton, Friday, July 1

A NEW independent night bringing you the best and sassiest tracks of the 1990s and 2000s in the field of RnB. Nothing but throwback anthems taking you back to the VH1 and MTV days, including the sounds of Missy Elliot, Kelis, Busta Rhymes, Destiny’s Child, Usher, Shaggy, TLC, Brandy, Sean Paul and more.

11pm, free,