Sydneys dance community has been through some rough times in recent years, due mostly to an over bearing regulation that is aimed at stopping people from having fun in certain places and at certain times. Yet through this under-thought policy, a community and scene has bonded together to create an alive and diverse mixture of nightlife. It is truly amazing to see so much going on, despite all the odds, in such a strong way. Each week we will be putting together a diverse list of Sydneys nightlife, where ideally you will be able to find an event that suits your musical taste and makes you want to head out instead of stay in on a weekend.

FRIDAY

The Island Live, presented by Undr Ctrl, has been a summer series event that has gained a reputation for some absolutely insane events, with the likes of Boys Noize, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Hayden James, Alison Wonderland and many more. This Friday they have Sydney duo Cosmos Midnight, Kuren, Mickey Kojak and more all bringing an absolute funk wagon to this floating bar. Tickets are scarce in the final days, so don’t sleep on it.

Full event HERE.

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If you’re seeking a more house and disco friendly event, look no further than Pepper Street Steppers all the way from Canada doing their thing at Hermanns Bar. This event is presented by two relatively underground groups, Heavenly and Vibe Positive. Both have an outstanding reputation in hosting amazing warehouse events and quality house music parties throughout some of the cities more unique venues. This will be an absolute groover for anyone who wants to kick their feet to the sound of amazing house music this Friday.

Full event HERE.

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One of Sydneys most sound and solid weekly Friday events, Banquet is kicking off the year with a rising star who plays very eclectic bass music, Robust. He has garnered a reputation with his sets in creating a vibe heavy dancefloor filled with smiling faces and great attitudes. Banquet has been operating at The World Bar each and every Friday for a fair while now, needless to say their reputation has done the talking for them, bringing in an interesting mix of people each week who want to soak up live and electronic music. Get on down and boogie.

Full event HERE.

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Peoples Club is a relatively new figure in the Sydney scene, operating at Good Bar since the venues reopening earlier in 2016. They have certainly made a splash though, putting on some amazing internationals, bringing light to some of the best locals and creating a very good mix of music over two levels. The idea is that it is a night for the people, by the people, creating a dance floor filled with love. It’s on the more house and disco side of things, so if you like to wrist flick this is the friday night you’ve been looking for. This week they’re headlined by dance legend, Harvey Sutherland, a not to be missed affair.

Full event HERE.

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Now something for people of absolutely all walks of life, an act that comes to grace our fine city almost yearly, yet that still feels like not often enough. The master, the grand master, Grandmaster Flash. He is making his triumphant and high energy return to The Soda Factory this Friday. Each time he fills the venue with such a raw energy and has people grooving from their seats to the floor each and every time. This will fill up quickly, so get down early and make the most of it!

Full event HERE.

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SATURDAY

To kick off your Saturday, why not get started with the rave of raves by one of the original rave crews, Motorik. They’re hosting a monster day party with an all star cast of disco and house including Flight Facilities(dj set), Late Nite Tuff Guy, Optimo, DJ HMC, and many more. The event will be spanning across 3 stages at The Manning Bar, kicking off at 3pm and rolling all the way until 2am. Idealism is an event that is not to be missed for all the true groovers out there! Tickets are also very limited on this, so get on board ASAP.

Full event HERE.

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Bringing life back to The Northern Beaches nice and early, the team from Sounds Like A Nice Time are putting on Cutsnake at The Mona Vale Hotel for a courtyard throw down. Being locals themselves, the lords of Cutsnake often draw a monster crowd whenever they do a home turf set, this is looking to be the same. Supported by a bunch of absolute legends including Persian Rug, Sounds Like A Nice Time DJs and more, you know it’s going to be a dancing good time.

Full event HERE.

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A Sydney institution that has well and truly proved itself over the test of time, Chinese Laundry, is going to be hosting international heavyweight Dusky on Saturday night. The LNDRY parties have been gaining huge momentum over the past 12 months, smashing out internationals almost weekly and showcasing some amazing up and comer talents. The lord Dusky is doing a monster 3 hour set, which will take you on a journey unlike any other, prepare your ears for orgasm mode.

Full event HERE.

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Pacha, the internationally recognised brand, that has its Sydney home at The Ivy. This is a night for the fiends of a more bigroom sound, a sound that is for hard hitting beats and real heavy drops. This saturday they’ll be hosting two of Australias biggest in this genre, Uberjak’d and J-Trick. If you’ve got an inkling to soak up some electro bangers then look no further than Pacha this Saturday.

Full event HERE.

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Another Sydney institution to the art of rave that has been spanning over a decade now is STARFUCKERS. Having moved from their original home of Club 77 a few years back due to the venue going through some internal changes, they now reside in the terrace of Home Nightclub at Sydneys Darling Harbour. This weekend they’ll be hosting a masquerade party and they have themselves quite the reputation for putting on themed events. Get on down and get dirty to some solid bass heavy music from the kings of rave.

Full event HERE.

If you’re not yet ruined after attending a few of these and are craving a Sunday sesh, head on down to either The Bucketlist, Beach Road Hotel or SASH as all have a solid romp available for you. We hope that we’ve been able to provide you with some fun times for this weekend and hope to catch you on a dancefloor somewhere. Keep up the good fight!

Much Love x