Here we are, back again after an interlude that’s felt briefer than the Premier League season’s, the UK braces itself once again for another fresher onslaught. Manchester hosts one the highest concentrations of students in England and with this copious amounts of (generally awful) club nights aim to direct your money to their questionable causes.
Those that can resist the allure of a convenient fresher all-in-one pack, and refuse a primitive existence of drinking, chundering and B2B Guetta/Aoki combos, Nextup Throwback is here to direct you towards the better side of Manchester’s nightlife.
Whack on our exclusive mix for predrinks – you can download it for free here – so if your internet goes you don’t need to worry.
Elijah & Skilliam
Butterz bosses back in Manchester to slay the dancefloor with grimey classics and new tracks to see what the freshers are made of.
Freshers love Gold Teeth. By the end of the year you probably won’t be able to stand the same songs each Tuesday and the sweat and busyness that accompanies the night so enjoy this while you can! Good tunes to sing and dance to – hip-hop, funk, house, rap, r’n’b etc…
Soup Kitchen – Project 13
Visionist, Darko, Filter, ACRE
Manc native Visionist, whose oddly beautiful grime has blown up in a big way this past year returns to Soup Kitchen for a ngiht of dark beats and dirty bass. Project 13 resident, ACRE is not one to miss.
Gorilla – Stevie Wonderland
Andres & Dan Shake
Veteran on the Detroit disco scene Andres and up-and-comer Dan Shake, both signed to Moodymann’s Mahogani label head to Gorilla for a night of hip-wiggling antics.
Soup Kitchen – Chow Down
Samename, Local Action
Chow Down residents party in everyone’s favourite dingy basement. Free entry before 12 and guaranteed grime, traxx, footwork and more, Chicago influenced fun.
Q – Dog Eat Dog
Criminally underrated, renowned crate-digger Jane Fitz plays a vinyl only set in lower confines of Q Carvern, crossing a whole bandwidth of genres from disco to techno, something for everyone!
The Ritz – Hit & Run and Riot Jazz
The Mouse Outfit
No matter what night Riot Jazz play at they always manage to raise the roof, with good vibes aplenty, jazz and MC Chunky fronting a riotous affair to celebrate Manchester’s favourite hip hop nine-piece’s (Mouse Outfit) album launch.
Salford Quays – Four20
Here’s something a little different… members of Transmission Collective ON A BOAT. House & garage and more. Lifejackets at the ready.
Roadhouse – Hoya:Hoya
Illum Sphere, Jonny Dub
For anyone who isn’t aware of Hoya:Hoya, get to know. They have the best DJs on rotation and often they have super secret (kinda) guests who are well worth the dollar. For this I cite that time Four Tet came round, or Paul Woolford rocked Roadhouse back in June. ‘Just’ a residents’ party but actually so much more.
Sankeys – Cuff
Amine Edge & Dance
Basically sold out already but if you can get hold of tickets then make the most of this. Bassline to rock out to, if you don’t have your bassface on then something is very wrong. Jack yo’ body!