Coded Rhythm host Nightmares on Wax, General Ludd is courtesy of Banana Hill, Stevie Wonderland flies over John Morales and Community put on a Felabration. October is when the nights get darker and the weather gets colder but with the nights that Manchester has got coming up, you probably won’t even notice.
Soup Kitchen – Chow Down
Nextup saw Teklife memeber Rashad (R.I.P.) back in February when he blew us away with his selections, so it’ll be nice to welcome another member of the infamous Teklife crew to Manny. Expect grime, traxx, footwork, garage, ballroom.
J Dilla collaborator, Stones Throw Recordings stalwart and ultimate beatmaker, J Rocc is gracing Manchester with his presence, aided by two of Manchester’s accomplished Jons – Jon K B2B Jonny Dub (both Hoya:Hoya residents). For a night of hip hop revelry, check out JB’s tonight.
The Roadhouse – Stevie Wonderland
Part of the original NYC disco crew back in the 80’s, he is credited with mixes from the likes of Inner Life and is hugely influential in the disco scene today, being namechecked by Dimitri From Paris, etc.
Gorilla – Coded Rhythm
Nightmares on Wax, Onra
Nightmares on Wax is one of the most inspiring producers around – even his old tracks sound super current, they have that timeless quality that many artists lack. Plus his DJ sets are amazing – check out his Boiler Room – he’s been around for a relatively long time so he’s had time to perfect his technique and he knows. No matter what he does on the night, people will be waiting with bated breath. And Onra – infamous French beatmaker – see his Whispers edit.
Xolo – Fever 105 & Rediscover
Two of Manchester’s premier disco nights join forces for a one-off celebration of all things disco, encouraging 70’s dress code. Let good times roll!
Dry Bar – Community
Fela Kuti Felabration
Influential in both politics and music, Fela Kuti’s legacy lives on long after he has passed. The recent film ‘Finding Fela’ plays homage to his life’s work making music and exposing the brutal Nigerian regime. Community has got seven quality local DJs and Fela fans together. Free entry for those with Fela-inspired face paint.
Joshua Brooks – Frontin’
Jus’ Now, Dubbel Dutch
T&T/Bristol duo, Jus’ Now and modern dancehall favourite Dubbel Dutch, who has produced for the likes of Popcaan are brought to JBs by the Frontin’ lads for what promises to be a raucous night.
Albert Hall – RBMA
Renowned for his expertise, his disco flavoured mixes and his dancefloor-slaying sets, DJ Harvey is in Manchester by popular demand, headed straight for the beautiful Albert Hall. Not to be missed!
Mint Lounge – Hot Wuk
Always a fun night with whistles, the conga, twerking and white guys pretending to like dancing. Bangin’ soca, dancehall, trap & dance tunes from the party that comes around once every few months.
Soup Kitchen – Banana Hill
Very excited for this one! Afrobeat maestros Banana Hill are finally launching in Manchester and bringing the incredible General Ludd with them, who’ll be playing a live show fusing disco afrobeat house and all things soulful into one melting pot to make you shake your hips.
Caribou, Four Tet, Carl Craig, Antony Naples, Jay Daniel…
This lineup is, quite frankly, ridiculous. From the dizzying heights that Caribou & Four Tet reach with their dreamy productions, through the dance-floor stompers from Carl Craig and the disco selections from Jay Daniel through to the grime-influenced Terror Danjah productions, this is great value.
1 Primrose Street – Waxed
Despite the slightly cheesy name ‘All-Frighter’ Primrose Street, with its secluded location and grisly past as a former abattoir is the perfect location for Halloween. Night Slugs boss Girl Unit laying down the traxx.
Joshua Brooks – Meat Free
This clubnight is basically designed for dressing up so where better to go than on Halloween? The infamous Meat Free inflatables will provide perfect dressing up props and for those who haven’t got into the spirit of Halloween there’ll be sufficient glitter. Legowelt will be doing an exclusive live set tweaking the realms of techno and house.