Category Disco

Eventerview: Jay L

We spoke to Jay L, guesting at the next Beyond a Rhythm with Frits Wentink and Rikki Humphrey, about his new label, Deep Street and his collaboration with popular mix site, Libramix. You’ve recently launched Deep Street records with longtime collaborator Andy Mac. How has your working relationship developed throughout the years you have been working […]

Eventerview: Natural Sciences

We interviewed Natural Sciences label boss, Alex Hall, ahead of his second label night on Friday. He talked us through the lineup, brought up the whole dolphin thing and provided us with this exclusive mix. Who are/is Natural Sciences?  NS is a label run out of my flat in central Manchester.  The idea is to release […]

In conversation with… Move D

Move D has been involved in the underground scene for over 20 years, and his discography speaks for itself. As part of a newly-emerging ‘ambient techno’ scene in the 90’s, he has collaborated with Pete Namlook, Jonah Sharp and more recently, leftfield techno pair Juju & Jordash, under the name Magic Mountain High. We spoke to […]

Manchester listings: September

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 […]

Reform Radio: Nextup Throwback

Reform Radio invited us into their station at Old Granada Studios to do a takeover show on the last Tuesday of May. Our editor, Kim and one of the writers, Calum Carey went along to chat and play some tracks. The 3-5pm slot is full of tunes which are great to put on in the […]

Nextup: Floorplan – Music/Tell You No Lie

Earlier this year, Robert Hood announced he’d be returning to his Floorplan alias in 2016 with his first full scale album under that moniker since his widely acclaimed ‘Paradise’ EP back in 2013. The eleven track album will be released on June 10th and will be produced with the aid of his 18 year old […]

Throwback event: Pangaea Level 10

Pangaea returned for its January edition, providing the opportunity for many wearied students to let loose the exam induced frustration that had been accumulating since the bleak entry into the New Year. Pixelated Pac(wo)men and ghosts were pinging around; Mario and Luigi were also in abundance, but by far the most popular get-up was the […]

Manchester mixes: Flow Motion

Flow Motion are a DJ duo that curate and play at a series of house & techno events across a number of different venues in Manchester. Having started up back in February last year, they have since gone on to host Spektrum in Sankeys on a BuggedOut! bill with TEED and assemble their very own Parklife Festival Afterlife party. […]

Ruffy talks: Top five digs of 2015

…my list doesn’t even contain any records that were made this year, because while 2015 was pretty good for music, my top five purchases of this year were all made at least 20 years previously and they all shit on anything put out in the last 12 months…

Throwback 2015: Top five twats

Instead of the general ‘top five tunes of 2015’, upon reflection, we’ve realised that the music industry’s twats came out in full force this year. We bet you can’t guess who’s top… 5. Elastic Agents Back in the Halcyon days of Myspace; would-be promoters, producers and musicians of every stripe could find, message and forge […]

Manchester rising: Chris Egan (Night Fantasy)

Local Mancunian DJ, Chris Egan, is one third of Night Fantasy, the three-man DJ collective responsible for some of the most carefully selected (music-wise) nights in Manchester. You can catch them every other month, spinning a range of tunes from house to disco at AATMA. This mix of upbeat tracks – old and new – […]

Event news: Gottwood 2016

One-of-a-kind festival, Gottwood, returns to its picturesque setting in the forests of Northern Wales. A hop and a jump away from local Northern cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield, it has become renowned for attracting a plethora of colourful characters, as evidenced in one of the beautiful post-event videos (see below for last year’s edition). […]

Ruffy talks: Digging

OK, so record digging has been around for a while. One key aspect of DJ culture is the concept of collecting. Humans love collecting things, right? Stamps, autographs, priceless works of art, ceramic frogs, you name it. Records are just another thing for us nerdy boys to get excited about collecting and there are a […]

Manchester rising: NT3 – Zak Shehata

The third in our monthly podcast series comes courtesy of Zak Shehata, a closet music geek and future doctor. He began DJing when he moved to Manchester back in 2011, honing his talents between trips to the hospital, regularly guesting at house parties across Manchester’s Southern hemisphere. His journey into the field of vinyl started a […]

Nextups and throwbacks: Stevie Wonderland

The first student-friendly disco night in Manchester, Stevie Wonderland hit the Manchester scene back in 2013 and has since hosted Marcel Vogel, Andrés and a roller disco. Despite flying in guests from around the world, Stevie Wonderland has always been focussed on getting the best DJs possible, so this includes some from nearer home as well. […]

Mix: Roots Before Branches (free download)

Roots Before Branches (RBB) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, so resident DJ, Tom S, explained a little about how to run a clubnight and the scene in Manchester during the night’s inception, 10 years ago. “The ethos was simple – it was about showcasing music that we were into. Inspiration was taken from great nights such […]

Nextups and throwbacks: Dancers Wanted

A word from the founder, Ruf Dug: “Dancers Wanted was inspired by the desire to put on a simple club night, focused on the dancefloor, where I could invite my friends to Manchester to come and play in a really nice environment – the Soup Kitchen basement is tailor made for this sort of thing. […]

Nextups and throwbacks: Below the Surface

‘Lost In Space’ is a project between Below the Surface and Troupe records, centred around the booking of big acts in quality, medium sized venues with good sound and good people. The music policy encompasses everything, from jazz, house to techno, disco and garage, with the series running for five shows, from September – June. Below the Surface selected […]

Nextups and throwbacks: Inside Out

Ten influential tracks from Inside Out, featuring a plethora of genres and artists inc. Nohelani Cypriano, Michael Henderson & Begin.

Podcast: NT1 – DJ Jazzy Babs

The first instalment in our new podcast series showcasing the best local talent features DJ Jazzy Babs, AKA Jack Tomson. Renowned crate-digger, following in the footsteps of Manchester’s finest Jon K and resident DJ at Hi Ku Manchester, he’s built up a solid reputation on the club scene. Past appearances have seen him supporting the likes of […]