Category Mix

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 […]

Manchester rising: TMG

Hailing from London, TMG is currently based in Manchester and recently played in London at the long-standing techno party, Jaded at Corsica Studios. He travels around the UK DJing and is shortly due to begin a residency at a new night in Bristol called Zinovieff. “I got into DJing with a friend who lives near […]

Manchester rising: No Moon

No Moon is a 24 year old, Manchester-based producer & DJ already known for his dark, atmospheric compositions and versatile DJ sets. The end of 2015 saw his first vinyl release on Gnork’s new Budapest-based imprint ‘Blorp’. Going from strength to strength, 2015 saw him providing DJ support for a number of well-known artists including Leon […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Podcast: NT2 – Nick Kagame

With influences spanning the globe, the Manchester-based Londoner began his DJing career in now-defunct Fallowfield venue, The Corner, spinning dancehall and reggae for its excited student crowd. These days, his record bag contains everything from Omar s to Sarabi to Da Posse…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Nextup feature: Future Sound of Mzansi

Future Sounds of Mzansi explores the exploding electronic music scene in post-apartheid South Africa, through the eyes of rapper/producer Spoek Mathambo (Nthato Mokgata).
Features an exclusive mix by Oh Bacchanal.

Nextup mix: Akamai – An afternoon with the Owl

Akamai said: “These tracks get my legs shaking and my emotions racing”

Throwback: Traumprinz – RA387

Traumprinz, an alias of techno producer Prince of Denmark, has been releasing shadowy, submerged and unmistakeably deep records on a sub-label of German imprint Giegling, also entitled ‘Traumprinz’, that exists solely as a medium through which to release the producer’s music. Details about him are sparse, but he has built up enough of a reputation […]

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: Waxed for Nextup Throwback (free download)

On 26th September Waxed throw a party at 1 Primrose Street featuring Celsius & Rohm. To get everyone hyped for the event Big D has put together an exclusive mix, available for free download on our SoundCloud. “We’re a small team of music lovers who put on events around the UK.  We’ve hosted parties in […]

Meat Free for Nextup Throwback (free download)

Meat Free is concept house and techno night based in Manchester, ​born out of a desire to create a club night where music and fun are on equal standings. Firmly believing in a Berlin manifesto; forget about how you look and forget about outside – you come to Meat Free to dance. We’re trying hard […]

SZAJNA – Freshers predrinks mix

Predrinks: as a fresher, being able to strike the perfect balance between songs that everyone knows and songs that will keep the room buzzing whilst still retaining your cool is an endless first semester battle. It is that very reason SZAJNA has laid down this mix – so you don’t have to worry about people […]