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Birmingham's greatest mixing duo are back celebrating 20 years since the release of their eponymous big beat classic debut with a series of DJ sets. After a barnstorming set at The Lunar festival they bring their eclectic car boot sale genius to the Hare & Hounds. Producers of possibly the greatest mix CD ever released, FSUK 3, it is your duty to track down a copy and plug it into your brain. By a strange quirk the producers of FSUK 4, Cut La Roc, are big beating in support. Bentleys gonna sort you out!Fri 12 Aug, The Hare & Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ £12, 9pm
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It's a long Halloween weekend this year and there's a frighteningly huge amount of ways to get your scary kicks, you may have to stay in costume for several days. Luckily for you there's more time to perfect that devilish make up as we've selected the best events, trick or treat.ClubbingHalloween isn't complete without the annual brain shredding techno blitz of the legendary House Of God, sinners should congregate at for their punishment. Funkier thrills can be enjoyed at The Night Owl's party which includes round two of their Soul Train tournament and they follow this up with a themed night, this was incredible last year and we expect more of the same eighties spookery this time round. Rainbow Venues are hosting Halloween special including circus, acrobats and actors, to complement the killer tunes and superstar DJs as well as a daytime party. Amusement 13 have their own event featuring bouncy castle and space hoppers and the first 500 tickets are free.CinemaThe Mockingbird is screening several films as part of their Halloween season kicking off with and including seminal fright fare such as , , and several . If you fancy chowing down on some sweet gore with your movie join The Kitchen Conjurer at The Electric for a screening of torture fest . For a more grandiose spectacle how about with a live organ score at The Symphony Hall. Cosy thrills can be enjoyed at The Sofa Cinema special screening of at The Old Print Works.Parties/GigsBirmingham's oldest and probably most haunted boozer hosts a free party; grizzled punks 999 are having a horror face off against The Terrorsaurs at , the best in local noise merchants Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam and Table Scraps will be tearing up for free, don dark sombreros for the Mexican Day of the Dead shindig at and Shanty Town 10 is going to be a freak show special down at in Digbeth. We'll be at for The Destroyers Halloween party, Balkan mayhem and spooky chills.FamilySarehole Mill has a whole weekend of family orientated activities to prick those scare muscles including a with hidden ghouls and clues to solve and the chance to launch your own scooped out Halloween head in the . Watch out for vampires on The Sandwell Valley and receive prizes for unearthing all the clues; The New Alexandra Theatre have a matinee screening of the child friendly witch adventure , join in at Beckett's Farm, Ragley Hall is hosting a , but absolutely best of all is the at Artrix, put your dummy's in the air.
It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing.