Nextup Events: March round-up

Featuring Moodymann, Evian Christ, Artful Dodger, Tama Sumo,  Fantastic Mr Fox, Âme, Florian Kupfer and a lot more.

Saturday 1st March:
Selective Hearing – Gorilla
Clark, Shed, Clouds

Clark in the industrial confines of Gorilla with promised ‘Phosphor live AV Show’ will go off and we are hopeful that the ‘curse of Clouds’ has been broken and he will get to play in Manchester this time around.

Thursday 6th:
Bank & Mekka – Odder
Fantastic Mr Fox
The guys behind the bank parties have proved that they don’t need a bank to throw a great party. Fantastic Mr Fox is a top booking, expect anything from A$AP Rocky to Blawan to Todd Edwards.

Four20 – Joshua Brooks
Audiojack [3hr Set]
There is nothing not to love about this Leeds double act who blew the roof off last time they were at JBs.

Friday 7th:
Zutekh – Sound Control
Âme, Midland & Trevino

Famed for their all-day courtyard parties, for their 5th birthday Zutekh turn to Sound Control to host this incredible lineup. Ame have been doing the rounds for a while and Midland’s smash ‘Trace’ has recently seen mixes from the likes of Vynehall and Grain.

Saturday 8th:
Soup Kitchen
His unique grime influenced beats and established mixing will be toughened in Soup Kitchen’s intimate (infamous) stone basement.

Chow Down – Joshua Brooks
Bok Bok, E.M.M.A
This is going to be something special. Chow Down bring back their very first guest – one third of the Night Slugs powerhouse, Bok Bok – and look to the future with one of the best breakthrough acts of last year with E.M.M.A.

Thursday 13th:
Stevie Wonderland – The Roadhouse
The Reflex
In their words: ‘French disco remix master, tipped as one of the big things of 2014 by Timeout London, is set to take this year by storm!’ We don’t disagree. 2014 will be a good year for disco.

M20 Collective – Kraak
8 Gold Rings, BEEF
From live graff to hip-hop/jazz bands, this evening is about connecting the MCR creative community and supporting expression and musicality.

Friday 14th:
256 Wilmslow Road
Artful Dodger
Garage’s all round fun boi & party legend, Artful Dodger, will be at 256 to blast out the bangerz. More’s the fun!

Music Is Love – Sankeys
Moodymann, Levon Vincent, Delano Smith

Music is Love record label provide a lineup so stellar it is intergalactic, these names need little introduction. Expect the best of new and old music all night long.

Meat Free – Joshua Brooks
Tama Sumo
OsGut Ton signing and Berghain resident will be providing pumping dancefloor stamping music to shake the walls, ceiling and floor of Joshua Brooks.

Saturday 15th:
So Flute – The Roadhouse
Alexander Nut
After a cracking session last year at 2022, Nut is back to provide cool disco vibes all around, with quality residents laying down tunes to groove to.

Sound & Motion – Underland
R.I.P. Productions, Noris ‘the boss’ Windross
Featuring a film screening followed by a club night, this plays homage to UK garage. R.I.P. productions are famous for the instantly recognisable ‘Double 99’ with a rare appearance from Noris Windross.

Thursday 20th:
Soup Kitchen
Addison Groove b2b Die
Such a big collab in such a small basement.

Friday 21st:
2ManyDJs, Justin Robertson
Belgian duo return to Sankeys with Justin Robertson, Riton & Sigiurim.

In the Loop – Roadhouse
8 Gold Rings play Biggie
One of Manchester’s finest hip hop nights returns to its monthly slot at the Roadhouse. Expect a lot of biggie and a little funk.

Saturday 22nd March:
Project 13 BYOB
Although the lineup for this is as of yet unconfirmed, but with their most recent guests including Akkord and DJ Rashad, it’ll be big.

Sound Control
Fingathing, Jonny Dub
Fingathing are a smash of hip hop & nu jazz, featuring Sneaky who plays double bass and MC/DJ Peter Parker.

El Diablo’s Social Club – Deaf Institute
Low slung, jacked out, Adriatic boogie dancing for 5 hours non-stop. A rare appearance from Manchester’s cosmic club night in preparation for The Garden Festival.

Thursday 27th:
Future Everything – The Ritz
New York’s deep house wunderkid Nicholas Jaar and musical polyglot Dave Harrington join for one of the greatest electronic unions of late/ever.

Friday 28th:
Selective Hearing X Hi Ku – Underland
Dense & Pika, Jay Daniel, Alex Coulton, Palms Traxx
Ridiculous lineup from two of Manchester’s heavyweights in the town’s newest venue. Dense & Pika fresh on the back of Colt, Manchester’s own Alex Coulton providing hard techno and Jay Daniel to provide some sophisticated house.

Lean – Joshua Brooks
New York Transit Authority & TCTS
Following his storming FACT mix last year, NYTA travels up from Bristol to drop house, techno and electro, preceded by Greco Roman’s signing TCTS.

Saturday 29th:
Future Everything – RNCM
Evian Christ, Koreless, Lorenzo Senni, Visionist 
The chance to see grime and house and all the inventive and creative things about it for the first time in a more formal concertsetting for the Future Everything festival.

Soup Kitchen x Meandyou x Future Everything – Soup Kitchen
Patricia (live), Florian Kupfer, Tom Boogizm, Andrew Lyster
We love every one of these artists. Haunting, eerie and electronic, expect reviewers to use the word ‘immersive’ a lot. We are most excited about L.I.E.S. signing, Florian Kupfer.

– Kim Kahan


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