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Eventerview: Rhodan

Nick Howard, DJ and member of Sound Control night Lowdown and Dirty, which ended with an incendiary Dave Clarke party in 2015, has launched a new techno night, Rhodan, in the more intimate confines of the Whiskey Jar. We met up to discuss downsizing, the headache involved with choosing the right name, the benefits of […]

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 […]

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 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: Ross from Friends

We asked him to pick his top tunes of 2015 and he went one further to suggest an interview…

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: Stone City

We spoke to Andrew, founder of DnB night 45 filters, about his new club night, Stone City, which launches on Friday with The Bug and Flowdan at Antwerp Mansion and how to control branching out from one club night to another. His first musical passion was Pendulum when he was about 14, which introduced him to the world […]

Interview: Adventures in Lo-Fi – The Cyclist

Young Derry producer, Andrew Morrison aka The Cyclist, is a rising star in a movement of lo-fi tape distorted house and techno.  Signed to Stones Throw with a new EP coming out on LA’s cult 100% Silk, Morrison’s melodic take on a genre that he’s labelled ‘tape throb’ is in increasing demand.  Jack Carolan caught up […]

Nextups and throwbacks: Inside Out

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

Interview: Soichi Terada (Far East Recording)

Before he created the renowned Ape Escape soundtrack, Soichi Terada 寺田創一 was making dance music. We spoke about jungle, production techniques and Japanese clubbing.

Interview: So Flute

So Flute is one of the few nights which is renowned amongst students and locals alike for good times and great tunes, drawn from a plethora of the residents’ knowledge and the occasional guest. Previous guests have included Andrew Ashong, Gilles Peterson and DJ Des Andres. The first party was held at the Roadhouse and continued to held […]

Nextups and Throwbacks: So Flute

So Flute move to their new home The Ruby Lounge this weekend, after their residency at the Roadhouse came to an end in May. We spoke to Yadava about the old songs which defined the Roadhouse era and the new songs which will be heard at The Ruby Lounge… Tell us your top five throwbacks – tracks […]

Interview: Mala

Ten years ago, Mala (AKA Mark Lawrence) set up legendary dubstep label DMZ, a moniker of his production outfit Digital Mystikz with his high-school friend Coki, alongside Loefah (known widely for bass label Swamp81) and Sgt. Pokes. It happened by accident, as Big Apple Records shut down just after Digital Mystikz’s first release on the label and their first club night […]

Interview: Truss

Last month Tom Russell released his first solo album ‘Kymin Lea’ since 2012, under his Truss moniker. With this in mind I caught up with him to a few questions and get an insight to the mind of a man who loves The Smashing Pumpkins just as much as he does the UK’s early rave scene. Truss has had […]

Interview: K15

Kieron Ifill balances his time between working at a pupil referral unit in North-London whilst constantly sculpting his own brand of music, but the hard work doesn’t seem to faze him. With a monthly residency at Camden’s Jazz Cafe, he also has numerous releases on WotNot and Dutch label, INI. His production skills caught the attention of world-famous […]

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…

Nextup Clubnight: Groove Kitchen (Tom Laidler)

In February of this year, the team that has bought us the much loved club night Hi-Ku, decided to throw us a slightly different party. With an emphasis on Afrobeat and tropical house vibes, Groove Kitchen debuted with Auntie Flo and has slowly been gaining traction. We caught up with co-head honcho, Tom Laidler ahead of their […]

Nextup clubnight: Banana Hill

Well established in Sheffield, with feelers in Amsterdam and performances across the country, it’s time that Manchester welcomed Banana Hill – a night dedicated to the best in African and Latin American music, with all sorts of funky genres in between. Beginning in Sheffield when the Jack and Chris met at university, past guests include Auntie […]

Nextup clubnight: Frontin’ (Interview with J Rus)

For over a year now, Joshua Brooks has played host to one of the finest club nights that Manchester’s Dancehall scene has to offer. Every month the boys from Frontin’ host a night where Rum and Ragga flow smoothly and seamlessly, the emphasis is on the music and the funky vibes and as a regular […]

Interview: Apollonia

DJ tips from Shonky, learning about the concept of Apollonia and why Dan loves Mancunians. We caught up with Dan Ghenacia and Shonky ahead of their visit to Sankeys on 4th October. Dan: “We met when Shonky and Dyed (we call each other that!) supported me at Le Batofar, 25 years ago. We’ve been good […]