Category Soul

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 […]

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 […]

Nextups and throwbacks: Hold Tight

Hold Tight is a new club night aimed at offering an innovative clubbing experience. The night was inspired by boutique festivals which offer great music but combine this with visuals and art installations. This emphasis on ‘not just music’ is something that Hold Tight aims to bring to Manchester’s clubbing scene. The Hold Tight Collective, comprising of artists, […]

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: 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 […]

Events worth leaving the house for: April

As the dust from a mammoth Easter weekend settles, we take a look at the best events happening in Manchester this month. Featuring the likes of 1-800 Dinosaur, Ron Morelli, Alexander Nut, Robert Hood and Omar S. The Red Bull Music Academy Tour hits Manchester from 16th – 18th April, you can  find a separate feature on […]

Nextup event: RBMA tour ft. Omar S, Derrick May, JME, Skepta, Mount Kimbie

The annual Red Bull Music Academy Tour hits Manchester from 16th – 19th April this year, bringing the likes of Omar S, Derrick May and JME to the rainy city for a weekend of debauchery and musical happenings, from movers, shakers and risers. From the lecture with grime legend Skepta – moved to The Albert Hall […]

Events worth leaving the house for: March

Spring has sprung! Or it will be springing, at the end of the month. And what a month it is, with more events than you can shake a well-tuned stick at. Once again like we did last month, the events will be organised into rough genres, with sections for house, techno, grime/bass, disco and ‘other’. […]

Throwback event: Fever 105 2nd w/ Al Kent

Fever 105 celebrated their big 2nd birthday by inviting Glasgow’s Al Kent to The Roadhouse for a stripped back “family and friends” party. A stalwart of the disco scene since before most of us were born, the Million Dollar Disco boss is well regarded for his vast collection of rare disco cuts, quality edits and […]

Throwback: Candi Staton – When you wake up tomorrow

With her first release coming in 1970, Candi Staton has been in the game for twice as long as I’ve been alive, and she’s still going strong. Mostly known for her epic contribution to the genres of gospel and soul, her music at times crosses over into the worlds of disco and RnB. It may […]

Events worth leaving the house for: February

February is here, normality has returned and that means that promoters can focus on churning out a huge selection of quality nights for you to get yourself down to this month. There’s a bit of something for everyone, no matter your musical taste, with the beginning of the month looking especially exciting. As usual the […]

Throwback: Hi Ku turns 2 – Luke Vibert, FunkinEven, Romare

Hi Ku is geared at genuine dance music lovers, and for their second birthday they were as excited as any of the revellers as in attendance. When you’ve got promoters who are that excited before the night even kicks off, then you’d be right to expect an absolute treat. They dragged us out to the […]

Events worth leaving the house for: November

With Winter setting in as the nights grow longer and Summer seems like a distant memory, a good night out provides comfort like a mug of mulled wine from the Christmas Markets (beginning 14th November). And boy, there’s a lot of them. Festivals are over so night clubs are reigning supreme. Check out the best […]

Nextup: Session Victim – See You When You Get There

German duo Session Victim released their instantly recognisable anthem ‘Good Intentions’ on a phenomenal four-part vinyl series back in 2012 and for the past two years have kept a relatively low profile. However, this is about the change with the release of their second album ‘See You When You Get There’, a 12 track-er which brings […]

Throwback: Narada Michael Walden – I Shoulda Loved Ya

First and foremost, Narada Michael Walden is a producer, and an extremely successful one at that. It makes me sad and almost slightly embarrassed to think that a few months ago his name just wasn’t on my radar. Tracks such as ‘How will I Know’ and ‘We don’t have to take our clothes off’ are […]

Throwback: Neighbourhoods – Fatima & The Eglo Live Band and Alexander Nut

The latest instalment of a pioneering new night by Joshua Brooks went down on Friday night. With up and coming Fatima, backed by the Eglo Live Band and with label boss Alexander Nut on the bill, the night was full of promise. And didn’t it just deliver! The reliable line up of local Manchester residents […]

Nextup: How To Dress Well- Repeat Pleasure (AG Cook Remix)

The Malcolm McLaren of fucking with dance purists turns his sights to the insipid shores of indie R&B artist How To Dress Well. AG Cook’s label, PC Music, are causing a furore in the world of electronic music with their defined yet nigh- inarticulable aesthetic, with artists like SOPHIE, GFOTY and Hannah Diamond making music […]

Nextup: Events worth leaving the house for (12th – 14th September)

Fairly quiet one this weekend – presumably to prepare for the upcoming Freshers onslaught but we still have The Martinez Brothers doin’ their thang at Sankeys and Jon K representing at Soup Kitchen. 12th September  The Roadhouse SO FLUTE RESIDENTS SERIES Boasting excellent residents, So Flute have become one of Manchester’s best loved nights over […]