Manchester listings: September

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Zutekh presents Pearson Sound (all night long)

4 Sep | Soup Kitchen | £12.50

It’s been two years since the last time Pearson Sound made the trip up north to do an all-night set at the infamous basement. Last time, he requested all the lights off and the venue near pitch-black, a la most techno clubs in Berlin. Whilst we can’t say for sure if it’ll be the case this time around, whatever he provides – be it aesthetics or music-wise – will go down a storm. Let’s hope they’ve got the air conditioning on full blast as this is a hot ticket.

(Kim Kahan)

Natural Sciences presents Hidden Spheres + other Manchester Mutants

9 Sep | Aatma | £5

Natural Sciences has fast become one of the most respected newcomers in the city, in no small part due to their releases from worldwide producers such as Japanese house producer Aquarium / 外神田deepspace and Italian Antonio. But their second label night is a lot more local, featuring Manchester ‘mutants’ Space Afrika, Cerberus Future Technologies and Will Boyd from Boomkat. Their previous event featured Lobster Theremin boss, Jimmy Asquith, turning up completely spangled and being escorted out of his own gig whilst an audience member played on, has set a precedent for a night less ordinary…

(Kim Kahan)

Banana Hill with Marcellus Pittman

10 Sep | Soup Kitchen | £8-10

Banana Hill have very quickly built a reputation of throwing some of the best parties in Manchester in the last few years. This time around they welcome 3 chairs member Marcellus Pittman. Despite being in frequent company with some the bigger Detroit names of Moodymann and Theo Parrish, Pittman has gained recognition for his profound skills in both his productions and DJ sets and has remained consistent for a very long time. Expect soulful house and funk of the Detroit flavour and a great venue to showcase these sounds in Soup Kitchen. In the words of Pittman, ‘If you don’t come to this…then f**k you.’


(Calum Carey)

Euphony w/ Cervo

20 Sep | Soup Kitchen | £3/5

Kicking off their next series of parties, Euphony’s 24 Karat Kenz & Don Dobson come to the Soup Kitchen armed with a collection of fine records to keep the limbs shaking till the early hours! Expect anything from Disco and House, to Jazz, Hip-Hop and a variety of wax collected from continents across the globe! Joining them is Banana Hill’s top dog Cervo, who’s recent parties have had Giles Peterson, Auntie Flo and the break-beat boss Dego at the decks.  Cervo is not only a great selector, he has also recently released a track entitled ‘Oshala’ which featured on Seven Davis Jr’s compilation ‘Future Society’. Don’t sleep on this one!


(Lewis Eyles)

Hidden x So Flute x Dog Eat Dog presents Dan Shake, O’Flynn & Ruf Dug b2b Glowing Palms

24 Sep | Hidden | £5

Hidden have joined forces with So Flute and Dog Eat Dog to bring you a line up of immense quality, including Mahogani Music’s own Dan Shake. Shake has been lighting up parties across Europe, and if he has Moodymann’s approval then he has ours too. London’s rising star O’Flynn is also on the bill, and with his tunes being spun by the likes of Four Tet and Giles Peterson, anticipation is wild for what he has in store. If that isn’t enough to get you to the warehouse, there will also be Ruf Dug going back to back with Glowing Palms, a set not to be missed if you love grooving anthems and tropical weirdness. Elsewhere, So Flute’s usual gang of Danuka, Yadava and Baloo will be heading up with a variety of funk, disco and world music to keep the crowd shazamming and dancing all through the night.


(Lewis Eyles)

Pariahs: Tom Boogizm and Jon K

24 Sep | White Hotel | £5

Two of Manchester’s finest, if not finest selectors come together in one of the city’s finest, if not finest venue, The White Hotel.  A combination rare and not to be missed, Kraus and Boogizm’s supreme eclectic tastes will spin you through techno, house, funk, and squeeze in just about every other genre in between. Both have made their names through DJ’ing, with Jon receiving special recognition from Fact Magazine and Tom being held in high regard in the city, so it promises to be eight hours of the highest quality.


(Calum Carey)

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