mori ra

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

Blue dot

Bluedot Festival returned to the Jodrell Bank Observatory this year back to the home to the ‘Lovell Telescope’, so in many ways it could be considered the perfect setting for a festival that focuses on space exploration as its theme, especially with famous physicists like Brian Cox pencilled in to give guest lectures. The festival promised an opportunity to […]

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We had approx. one week to design and implement an installation for the High Hoops night with Honey Dijon. We took the opportunity to work with High Hoops as they’re really sound guys and Islington Mill has been on our hitlist since we started Hold Tight – it’s a hugely respected venue and home to […]

festivall

It’s mid-July, festival season is well under way and finally it seems we’re getting the weather to match it. For those that have wisely postponed their festival plans for the promise of sunshine, or more likely just generally don’t know what to do with themselves the next few months, check out our guide to the best upcoming […]

Bo grove

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 […]

reform radio 31 may

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 […]

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Ahead of his appearance at Love Saves The Day, Bok Bok, AKA Alex Sushon, enlightens us to his views on sampling. First and foremost, he emphasises the importance of respecting the original track: “When you sample, you’re borrowing from a piece of music that already has a soul. Sometimes if you play a synth yourself, […]

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