Category House

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 […]

Wet Play: a potted history

Tales of debauchery, picnics and nuclear reactors… a short story of one of Manchester’s legendary nights by its members…

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 […]

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 […]

Interview: Les Yeux Orange

Les Yeux Orange started early 2013, when Noctambulo and Humangigz teamed up to share their passion of electronic music with the world. Long time record collectors and DJs, both based in Paris, they started off by uploading electronic music on their inexhaustible YouTube channel and sharing podcasts by DJs such as Willie Burns, Intergalactic Gary […]

Nextup: Slam – Parallel Phase

Slam and their beautifully dark brainchild Soma had an absolutely stunning 2015 and this far into their illustrious career they really have little left to prove. 2016 happens to be Soma’s 25th anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. The album itself is a proper example of some gloriously uncompromising techno, packed with […]

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.

Contours chats: drums

Contours impressed us so much with his live drumming at a recent Banana Hill event that we felt compelled to find out more. The obvious enthusiasm with which he plays and the crowd’s ecstatic reaction as he brought out his Egyptian drum in the middle of Thris Trian‘s set helped to make the night one of the […]

Manchester rising: Yard One

We first saw Yard One warming up for Jane Fitz on New Years Day 2016 and were blown away by the energy and dynamism they displayed throughout their set, one of the best warm-up sets we’d seen in recent times. An oft’ talked about subject, the warm-up set. We asked Jordan how they approached the concept and […]

Nextup 2016: Brooklyn & Beyond – ones to watch

Brooklyn & Beyond picked their top five artists for 2016. Here’s what they had to say… “The Brooklyn & Beyond parties started early last year, ‘Brooklyn’ represents the rawness and diversity that the city has, which is a major influence for the party. Our first guest that played for us at our adopted home, Soup Kitchen […]

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. […]

Throwback 2015: Top five labels

We thought then we’d at least try and be a little more interesting, so here (in my totally biased and extremely techno-centric opinion), are the top five record labels of 2015…

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: Al Zanders

Who better an authority on the top tunes of 2015 than the creator of them?

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 – […]

Nextup: Jet Lag – Kalden Bess

Kalden Bess is a young (in the game) producer from Canada who seems to have his feet firmly rooted in the underground. He recently dropped a three track EP on the Organism label, which included two remixes to round off the package. Organism is one of those beautifully understated labels with a backcatalogue of around […]

Nextup: Roberto Capuano – Obsessed

What I love about Drumcode is its consistency – releases are always undeniably well produced. Many Drumcode releases follow a similar structure of bass heavy belters that are most likely to be found ‘in the rave’. Similarly to a lot of Dense and Pika‘s back catalogue, Drumcode tracks end up everywhere, from Beatport’s top 100 to that house […]

Nextup: Christian Löffler – Lost EP

Christian Löffler is a name that most of us with an interest in deep house will recognise. A steady 6 year stream of releases has seen Löffler become one the genres prized possessions, with a reputation for producing deeply moving melodic excursions. Releasing on the Italian based label, Just This, Löffler offers more of this […]

Interview: Hudd Traxx

Manchester-based label Hudd Traxx celebrate their tenth year in the business this weekend with an anniversary party at the Whiskey Jar in Manchester. Since 2005, the label has released music from the likes of Matthew Herbert, DJ Sneak, Rolando, Rick Wade, Iz & Diz, and JT Donaldson. Ahead of the night, label boss, producer and DJ […]