That means that places come and go. Perfecto has enjoyed more than 10 million record sales over the last 25 years, releasing music by artists such as Carl Cox, BT, David Guetta, Timo Maas, Man with No Name, Grooverider, Tiësto and countless others. Some of our most storied music venues have disappeared or been re-purposed. Sundissential was launched in Birmingham’s gay village in 1996, with the late DJ Tony De Vit taking to the decks on the opening night. Best Night Clubs in Birmingham Expert recommended Top 3 Night Clubs in Birmingham, Alabama. It even got voted the top rock venue in the world by Billboard (how did that happen?!). It won't be remembered fondly by bands for its layout – kit had to be hauled up some very steep stairs by hand. Jan Johnston – Flesh (DJ Tiesto Remix), 13. The pub has closed now and redevelopment awaits. You stuck to the floor, but the place had two bars, both with excellent sight lines. If you head to the venue for one of two gigs that may be on in the upstairs rooms, make sure you pop into the back bar – there's generally freebie music going on in there too. More recently, Oakenfold kicked off his Four Seasons World Tour – Part 2, at a packed out Gatecrasher, Birmingham on January 28, 2012. Timo Maas ft. Martin Bettinghaus – Ubik (Original Mix), 16. The home of one of British reggae's most important acts, Steel PulseWhile punks were tearing it up at Barbarella's, The Rialto on Soho Road in Handsworth was party central. The idea of glamorous clubbing arrived around shortly after with Miss Moneypenny’s, a theme night at Bonds nightclub in nearby Hampton Street, having arisen out of the extravagant Chuff Chuff rave parties. Generally recognised as one of the finest small venues in the UK, it's a gorgeous Grade-II listed building dating from 1907, but there's been a music venue on the site since 1820. Before they broke big worldwide on MTV, members of the band could be found at the club working the door, bar-tending or covering DJ shifts. Where Pink Floyd recorded half of Ummagumma…Converted from the Carlton Ballroom, Mothers in Erdington was the ultimate hippie venue. Remember the Cedar Club, Dome, Locarno, Millionaire, Pagoda Park, Powerhouse and The Night Out? Like Barbarella's, the club has long-since disappeared; it's buried under the Hyatt Hotel on Broad Street. This event, founded by Mick, Dermot and Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan, and Lee Garrick, was initially held as a fancy-dress boat party. He started his own night at Bakers on Broad Street called Republic in 1993 and, later that year, worked with fellow promoter Simon Raine on a new one-off event called Gatecrasher, which was held at the Tardebigge Engine House. These are the Birmingham nightclubs we miss the most. 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Perfecto Allstarz – Reach Up (Papas Got A Brand New Pig Bag) (Perfecto Remix), 9. That club played host to Robert Plant's pre-Zep bands, and one of the very first gigs from Led Zeppelin. 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Ce Ce Peniston ft. Joyriders – Finally (Tiger Stripes Remix), 13. It's making its own history right now, of course, but the Hare and Hounds lays claim to being the first place UB40 ever played at, back in the late-70s. Where Pink Floyd recorded half of Ummagumma…. A man -who is said to be aged between 45 and 50 - was hit by a car in Maypole. Wobble was said to be so-called because the floor used to wobble as clubbers danced the night away. Birmingham's constantly changing, like every great city. You can unsubscribe at any time. Man With No Name – Vavoom (Original Mix), 1. C.R.E.A.M was launched in 1992 as well. The latest on shopping, restaurant news and more. Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun (Moe Aly Remix), 14. What are your own memories of Birmingham's classic venues? BT – Embracing The Sunshine (Embracing The Future Mix), 4. Another popular hangout was the West End Bar on Snow Hill Queensway. Paul Oakenfold ft. Angela McCluskey – You Could Be Happy (Future House Mix), 2. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. You couldn't see them for the first half an hour. If so, DJ Paul Oakenfold’s latest CD release celebrating 25 years of Perfecto Records will probably be right up your street. And dance the night away they certainly did as the venue didn’t close until the sun had come up the next morning. The latest on shopping, ... Birmingham in the late 1990s, and regularly attracted 2,000 clubbers a night before moving to Code in 2000. In a recent interview, Oakenfold was asked to describe his musical career in one word, and the answer was, of course, “Perfecto.”. Planet Perfecto Knights – ResuRection (Paul Oakenfold Full On Fluoro Mix) [Cover], 14. The venue is long gone. Did you spend your hard-earned cash every Saturday at Birmingham's dance clubs? It was in 1992 that the nights Wobble and Crunch at Branstons nightclub in Hockley brought Birmingham to the nation’s awareness as a place to go for dance music. Article by eileen brown.