Energy Flow 004


Saturday 8th April 2023, 7pm-12 midnight

Note! Due to noise complaints, we have to finish the music at midnight this time. This is a real shame but we’re planning to go monthly with the party and alternate with a venue where we can go late once more. If you head down early to the party from 7pm-8pm there will be a tasty vegan dinner served in exchange for a small donation to cover costs.


1464 Pershore Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2NT


ENERGY FLOW is a transference and intermingling party of shared deep grooves and en-tranced bass. Between bodies – between djs and dancers. Playing a late night drawl – a lateral drawl – a late night libidinal drawl of deep, house n disco cuts, acid trance and bass. We want you to leave with more energy than you arrived with. High-fi low lifes.


  • This is a cosmic dance party held under the slow rotation of the disco-ball and rhythmic beats set down by our DJ’s.
  • These parties take place in Artefact cafe and art gallery, Birmingham UK.
  • Head down early from 7pm-8pm for cheap vegan food
  • Expect psychedelic deep grooves, beautiful voices, house n disco cuts, entranced acid and bass from around this pale blue dot.

We are putting on a party etc… David Mancuso, queer shit, 1312/union, don’t pay ur bills, get up and get down, birmingham forever

Accessibility Info

  • Artefact is not yet a wheelchair accessible venue.
  • Taxis can pull up close to the venue on Hazelwell road.
  • Bournville train station is around 480 meters away.
  • The 45 / 47 bus stop is around 90 meters away.
  • Please don’t attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Take a lateral flow test before attending if you can. It is vital we try and protect each other in solidarity with those that are vulnerable to COVID-19.
  • There will be loud music (around 95db SPL, though some peaks may be slightly higher). We will attempt to keep sounds in safe hearing limits. Free ear plugs will be available.
  • The dancefloor will be low lit, we will not be using flashing lights or lasers.
  • There will be a quieter chill out space in the front of the cafe and a seating area outside if you need a break.
  • There is a single stall gender neutral toilet with a mirror.
  • There’s a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic (including tea and coffee!) drinks and snacks. Tap water will always be free.
  • The space is quite narrow, especially the corridor that slopes downward from the cafe to the dancefloor.

Code of Conduct

  • This is an 18+ event.
  • Please be kind and considerate to other party people.
  • Unwanted sexual attention will not be tolerated.
  • Respect consent and boundaries.
  • Respect other’s identities. Don’t assume.
  • Any problems, speak to Artefact staff behind the bar or one of the DJ’s or event organisers.

How much have you got

Recommended entry payment is five to ten quid to go towards a fee for DJs and to cover costs. Support your local music counterculture.

Guest Superstars

Photo of DJ Mystic Meg. She is making eye contact with the camera. Is wearing chunky brown sunglasses with orange lenses. She has braided hair and beautiful green and white eye makeup.

Mystic Meg (Selextorhood) – She/Her

DJ Mystic Meg is a multidisciplinary sound artist hailing from Birmingham. She shares her love of music through well curated sets, intentional mixes and smooth transitions.

As a multi genre DJ, Mystic Meg is inspired by sounds that fuse and cross genres. As a Black woman and a member of the Selextorhood community, Mystic Meg is passionate about ensuring that womxn, non binary + gender non conforming folx are able to take up space in an industry that is often male dominated.

She cares deeply about music and DJs for love, for joy and to create spaces that keep the vibe high, unique and mystical.

Scrapes (Energy Flow) – He/They

Photo of the DJ Scrapes. They are looking off camera to the side and smiling warmly. They have cool glasses and a brown curly beard and mullet.

Scrapes is a relatively new DJ to the Birmingham scene, having moved from Wales to live with partner and fellow DJ Japes during lockdown. Popping up regularly at Hare and Hounds in Birmingham, Scrapes is known for their eclectic mix of weird and outsider tunes from a wide swathe of genres, but mostly filtered through the lens of jazz, psychedelia, breakbeat and leftfield electronic music. Also a graphic designer, they can often be found toiling in their goblin cave, guzzling coffee and loudly annoying the neighbours with weird records whilst drawing up posters for music events.


Dee’Cleo (Energy Flow/Selextorhood) – She/Her

Photo of Dee'Cleo. She is sitting on a speaker with white baggy trousers, a bright yellow top. Cool trainers. Looking like a badass.

Dee’Cleo’s musical ear is finely tuned to appreciate and mirror sounds, melodies and beats, influenced from an array of eras, cultures and genres. Dee’Cleo loves the vibration from Worldwide FM DJs, this reflects in her underground collection from all over the globe.

Emerging onto the scene back in 2015, playing at local gigs in her hometown Birmingham, she has since been building on her repertoire. Supporting the likes of Oscar Jerome, Yabba funk, Moses Boyd and Eclair Fifi with Selextorhood and Leftfoot events.

Sexy Roy (Energy Flow/Selextorhood) – They/Them

sexy roy is a DJ and experimental producer from Birmingham UK. Part of the Selextorhood community they play music for bopping, out and about, and sometimes a bit further afield. Aka artist/researcher emily warner who makes collaborative work with sound, movement and performance, and loves anything that involves a sonic mingle. An interest in sound culture, social space and deep listening sits at the heart of their practice, which calls for softer-spaces and alternative club environments for those who might not ordinarily be present in these contexts.

DJ Superstar DJ (Energy Flow/Selextorhood) – They/Them

Photo of DJ Superstar DJ out in the Welsh mountains. They are wearing a Sam Fender t-shirt and have binoculars around their neck. It's sunny and there's beautiful sea and mountain in the background.

DJ Superstar DJ Lai Power hails from the motor city of Birmingham, UK. Uploading echoes of interstellar dancefloors into your cyberbrain. Future sounds from the ninth dimension. All musical powers to the people. Proletariat dance music. Guaranteed to make you dance.