Category Event

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 […]

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 […]

Throwback: Bluedot Festival

Bluedot Festival opened its festival doors for the first time this summer: Based just south Jodrell Bank Observatory this year back to the home to the ‘Lovell Telescope’and with a focus on space exploration as its theme, in many ways it could be seen as the perfect setting for such as festival, especially with famous physicists like Brian Cox pencilled in […]

Throwback event: Bohemian Grove presents Trus’Me and Space Afrika

Bohemian Grove are a much loved mainstay in Manchester’s underground scene. The heads most certainly turn out for what are always stellar bookings but[and] the vibe is downright charming from start to finish. Last Friday was no different when they brought in local boys Space Afrika to support another local, Trus’me, for a summertime shindig that […]

Throwback event: Paranoid London, Blawan

Hopefully, live acts will become more of a norm in electronic music, which has of late been somewhat lacking in originality. Paranoid London has shown us the vibe that live electronic acts can achieve.

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 […]

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). […]

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. […]

Redefining the clubbing aesthetic: Asquith at Natural Sciences

What is clubbing really, except a room with some people dancing to beats?  I’ve been going out to clubs for longer than I care to mention and, with the exception of maybe the odd haircut, or the gradual narrowing in trouser width, I can’t say things have changed a lot since the mid 90s.  Whether […]

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 […]

Throwback: Surgeon – Atol

Later this month, Anthony Childs, a.k.a Surgeon will grace the city of Manchester with his presence. Bringing a plethora of stomping techno records straight out of the darkest corners and most unexplored spaces of the Berghain, he’ll be smiling away as he delivers yet another one of his uniquely unrelenting, but appealing sets. Surgeon’s upcoming appearance […]

Nextup event: Field Maneuvers – seven unmissable acts

Field Maneuvers is an underground electronic music festival set somewhere in the countryside surrounding London (location TBA as of yet), now in its third year. The organisers have chosen to keep the capacity gloriously intimate at 650, but have managed yet again to draw in one of the the best lineups we’ve seen all summer. […]

Throwback event: WHP X MIF Day & Night

Where to start with The Warehouse Project? For the past 10years Manchester has witnessed the birth of one the country’s biggest dance music event institutions – barer of plaudits but also a fair amount of controversy. Regardless, it has become the focal point of Manchester’s clubbing scene and the driving force behind the big room […]

Feature: ten marvellous things about Gottwood

The lineup was insane, the setting was beautiful, the weather was on point and the atmosphere was magical. Gottwood was almost indescribably good. Before I went, I’d been told tales of how amazing it was, but I didn’t really take anyone seriously. Even if I had, it would’ve still been a surprise. The music was […]

Nextup event: Gottwood Festival 2015 tips

Gottwood returns to the picturesque woodland in Anglesey for the sixth time, with a stellar lineup including MCDE, Andrew Ashong, Move D, Hunee and Marcellus Pittmann. The boutique festival welcomes around 4000 revellers to its heart, featuring some of the best underground electronic acts and a variety of eclectic, amazing artworks, dazzling dancers, fantastic sculptures, creative projections and visuals, […]

Nextup clubnight: Hairbrain presents The Glimmers

Hairbrain have an impeccable track record. Their events are sporadic but always of the highest calibre – take their last guests, Scottish duo Optimo – where every punter leaves with a smile and the feeling they’ve been part of something special. One of their first guests was HudMo himself, gracing the tiny confines of Saki Bar. […]

Event Preview: Meat Free presents Xosar

If there’s one thing I can be certain of, its that Meat Free know how throw a proper party. From the time they brought Ben Sims to town and he absolutely killed it, to their resident parties which are friendly on the wallet and always big on quality music, you can guarantee that getting down […]

Throwback event: Selective Hearing presents Robert Hood and Sunil Sharpe

Venue: ‘Secret Warehouse in Salford…’ Date: 24th April 2015 Rating: 8.5/10 The spate of ‘secret warehouse parties’ continued with this techno blinder on Saturday, bringing Manchester residents to a small warehouse outside the city centre. After Robert Hood’s visit was postponed in January, Manchester was crying out for the godfather of techno to pay a […]

Throwback event: RBMA presents Wax Works w/ DJ Jazzy Jeff, PRhyme, Krystal Klear

Red Bull Music Academy arrived to ‘take over the city’ on Thursday 16th, bringing with them a host of rising and established talent.  They masterminded various events around the city, including Skepta’s lecture at the Albert Hall, RBMA Radio alongside annual Record Store Day at the Soup Kitchen and Omar S at South Nightclub. On […]

Interview: DJ Pierre for Connie’s Acid House Party

We caught up with DJ Pierre ahead of his performance for Connie’s Acid House Party at Joshua Brooks for an exclusive interview…