CLUBBING – Benga at the double

EXAMPLE will be headlining at the SECC on Sunday but it will be his support act Benga that gets the Arches aftershow treatment.

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This limited-capacity party features a live set from the "boy wonder of bass", who also happens to be one third of UK dubstep trio Magnetic Man.

One of the pioneers of the genre, Benga has since distanced himself from the dubstep label "to remain creative".

It's certainly working: Open Your Eyes, released in December, recalls 1990s stalwarts The Prodigy, while We're Coming Out raises the tempo up to levels that would give dubstep heads nosebleeds.

Also appearing on the London-centric line-up are drum & bass merchant Youngman, dubstep quartet Pixel Fist and techno duo Electric Apache alongside local boy Beta of i AM.

l Benga Aftershow Party, Sunday, The Arches, 11pm-3am, £5.

Big dollar bill

Naive returns from hibernation tomorrow with a triple header of house heavyweights for your consideration.

Oliver $ (pronounced Oliver Dollar) came to our attention in 2011 with his anthem Doin' Ya Thang, which heavily sampled Moodyman's upfront interaction with the crowd during one of his sets.

While it remains his signature tune, there is much more to the Berliner: when he is not reworking ghetto classics he is out on the road with Jesse Rose under the name Chubby Dubz.

Also featuring are Hamburgers The Adana Twins, whose grooves are as loose and laidback as their ethos, and hotly-tipped local producer Barrientos. To say this guy is one to watch is an understatement: his deep, soulful house has Balearic tinges, and is some of the most outstanding new stuff we have heard in ages.

l Naive presents Oliver $, tomorrow, Berkeley Suite, 11pm-3am, £5 before midnight, £7 after.

Paris night

Club NOIR's parties are lavish, decadent affairs and this Parisian Valentine's bash should be no different.

The O2 Academy is set to be transformed into a Moulin Rouge-style Burlesque paradise, with more than a dozen daring vaudeville performances to look forward to

As ever, DJs Loveless and Poprock spin vintage and modern tunes until the wee hours.

l Club Noir Valentine: One Night In Paris, Saturday, O2 Academy, 9pm-3am, £15.50.

Charity beat

Charitable club night Philanthrobeats continues to thrive despite the closure (and subsequent relocation) of its original venue, Chambre 69.

This is its first outing in Jamaica Street's Sub Club, with a quintet of Rubix and Philanthrobeats residents, including HaHaHa, Floyd and Bop Gun teaming up to benefit V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women.

l Philanthrobeats v Rubix, tonight, Sub Club, 11pm -3am, £4.


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