With that epic Easter Sunday bank holiday, April is always going to be a busy one.
Four Twenty – Joshua Brooks
Roy Davis Jr
This legend, best known for ‘Gabriel’ has a background which reads like a guidebook of Chicago house music. The chance to see his in dungeon-like Joshua Brooks is an opportunity which shouldn’t be missed. He really knows his music and judging by his latest Boiler Room set, he really know how to work the crowd too.
BPM – Roadhouse
Pretty big name in the grime scene. If you don’t know then get to know. Butterz Records stalwart and Rinse fm mainstay, Royal T is back in Manchester to paint the town the shade of grime.
Lo-Fi – Sound Control
Floating Points, Cosmic TRG
What an odd lineup. Floating Points, known for his musical mutations into beautiful sound, contrasting with techno player Cosmic TRG whose floor pumping, driving techno is enough to satisfy at Beghain. Both well respected in their field and this contrast would probably only be brought about by the people behind WHP (which it is). Could work very well in Sound Control with its many floors.
256 presents – 256 Fallowfield
DJ Yoda, pandadontdisco
Yes. With previous (rescheduled) guests like Artful Dodger, 256 appears to be the best place in town for catching UK garage legends. Nextup: Sunship? A night of bangin’ choons is within eyesight.
Stevie Wonderland – Underland
DJ Reverend P, Glowing Palms
Expect cake and disco from the guys who know how to throw a party. The atmosphere is guaranteed to be blasting and bouncing off the ceiling & walls. Moved to a bigger venue for a reason…
‘Ouse – Venus
The Magician, Secondcity
A stellar lineup which is more than appropriate for Ouse, whose previous guests include MK and Breach. The Magician is a firm favourite here at WeAreXyst, his magic tapes are what they say on the tin – magical. Once an artist is featured on the Parisian’s monthly mix they have made it. Secondcity are responsible for Summer anthem of 2013 – Every City.
Playitdown – Warehouse location (secret)
Super secret very covert secret secret warehouse party. On a serious note, the previous parties have been a blast and if James Priestly’s Boiler Room set is anything to go by then he’ll be shaking the warehouse top to bottom with mixed bag of genre hopping goodies.