Events worth leaving the house for: March

Spring has sprung! Or it will be springing, at the end of the month. And what a month it is, with more events than you can shake a well-tuned stick at.

Once again like we did last month, the events will be organised into rough genres, with sections for house, techno, grime/bass, disco and ‘other’. If you know of anything which we may have missed, feel free to leave an event link with a short description in the comments section below.

Quick selection: Murlo/Deadboy (Lord of the Tings), Daniel Avery (Soup Kitchen), 6th Borough Project (PTFP x EDL), Clouds (Transmission Funk), Sun Ra’s Arkestra (Gorilla) and K.O.G. & the Zongo Brigade (Banana Hill).

Friday 6th March
Joshua Brooks – Zutekh
Famed for their all day, summertime courtyard parties, the Zutekh boys have been consistently bringing out the big guns with recent guests including ItaloJohnson and Underground Paris. On Friday they host Hessle Audio’s mate Midland for an extended set which is (pretty much) guaranteed to slay the dancefloor and more than deserving of the Joshua Brooks Void set-up.
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Deaf Institute – Arthouse
The guys behind the legendary FreeRotation festival welcome renowned crate digger and genre spinner Arnaldo, most notable for his fabulously European moustache and eye-popping selection of vinyl for their third birthday celebrations.
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Saturday 7th
1 Primrose Street – HIKU
DJ Fett Burger B2B Telephone, Jon K
Scandinavian tag team on the decks for an extended set, supported by Manchester DJ-about-town and Hoya:Hoya resident Jon K for a set which will be as unpredictable as the English weather. DJ Fett Burger, along with his brother DJ Sotofett and co-founder of Sex Tags record label has achieved almost cult-like status among the music circles with the label and his own productions. Telephones is by far a ‘DJs’ DJ’, supported by the likes of Pirns Thomas and Gerd Janson. Get on down!
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Wednesday 11th
Soup Kitchen – Project 13
DJ Funk, Means&3rd, ACRE
Project 13 welcome Dance Mania stalwart DJ Funk from across the pond, for the first time in five years. Expect Chicago trax aplenty and the first 40 people through the doors will be handed a download card containing 42 tracks from the man himself. Ably supported by Eastern Bloc-er Means&3rd and Project 13 resident who himself has seen a lot of hype recently, ACRE.
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Friday 13th
Sankeys – Mvson.
Scuba, Ryan Elliott, Tom Demac, Space Dimension Controller
A rather silly lineup. SDC playing all night upstairs in Spektrum, with Berghain resident Elliott, uber-opionated (and great DJ) Scuba and Hypercolour signing Tom Demac holding the fort below in the main room. The lineup is specially curated for Mvson’s 2nd birthday and they promise us that the coming year will be their best yet…
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Saturday 14th
1 Primrose Street – Troupe & Below the Surface
Floating Points
A welcomed return to Manchester by everyone’s  favourite Floating Points. His recent mix with Four Tet for the closing of London club Plastic People is on its way down into folklore, showcasing his eclectic taste through unique blends. His curation of French festival Nuits Sonores is enough to make anyone wish they live in France.
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Friday 27th
Xolo – EDL x PTFP
6th Borough Project
6th Borough Project have been around the block and back again, the busy Scottish duo both owning record labels and having illustrious side projects in their own rights- Crag Smith as resident DJ and Graeme Clark as The Revenge. Every release is met with both commercial and critical acclaim. This time around they are here to give Manchester some Disco Lovin’, as the event proceeds will be going to Forever Manchester and the Joshua Nolan Foundation. Poppin’ off!
Event details: Party for the People

Saturday 28th
Soup Kitchen
Daniel Avery, Volte-Face, John Loveless
Phantasy Sound boss continues his tour, stopping off at Manchester’s favourite basement to lay down some tracks for his highly-anticipated, intimate set with labelmate Volte-Face. Whilst tickets sold out to this months before the event itself, there will doubtless be some floating around so try and get hold of them if you can, for pure vibes.
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Friday 6th
Xolo – Coded Rhythm
Swamp81 boss, UK bass/dubstep pioneer, Loefah’s music can be legitimately described as bass-face inducing. This experienced producer has been round the bloc a few times and always lays down a dancefloor destroying set.
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Wednesday 11th
South – Lord of the Tings x Mute
Murlo, Deadboy
Doing a special dancehall set, LotT team up with Brighton/London collective Mute to bring Murlo and Deadboy to South. Both bass and grime aficionados, expect bassface inducing beats and booty shaking danefloor rhythms as these two cause mayhem with the students of Manchester…
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Saturday 14th
Soup Kitchen
One of our favourite bass hunters! Spooky (Bizzle) plays all night long for Jamz, dropping a strictly vinyl only set. He nows how to work the crowd and with a fantastic selection of some of the very best old, new and unknown tracks, he’s gonna make that dancefloor bounce all night.
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Monday 16th
Deaf Institute
Rustie, Mssingo
Where’s the afterparty? This gig finishes at an early time of 11pm (standard gig time TBH) but the crowd are unlikely to settle for a mere few hours of Rustie and Mssingo’s bass heavy productions. Seeing Rustie in the relatively calm setting of a gig at Deaf Institute is an unmissable experience, and on that we can only hope is followed by a right good knees up.
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Friday 13th
Joshua Brooks – Meat Free
Fionntan Cooper, Carlø Ribeirø
Everyone’s favourite fun loving techno night returns after a roaring party with Ben Simms last month. For their annual free party they bring out local boys Fionntan and Carlo to lay down some techno goodness along with the customary inflatables and glitter. Always a good shout.
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Friday 20th
Joshua Brooks – Transmission Funk
TRuss, Clouds, J.Tijin
Absolutely cracking lineup from the Transmission Funk boys, with what promises to a brutal night in the form of nu-wave techno. Prepare yourself for this one and expect ‘a snarling, roaring mess of limbs, bodies and noise.’
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Friday 27th
TBA – Selective Hearing
Truncate, Joey Anderson
At the end of a solid month of techno, Manchester/Leeds heavyweights Selective Hearing bring the US to the UK with Dekmantel’s Joey Anderson and prolific producer Truncate.
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Saturday 7th
Soup Kitchen – Dancer Wanted
Bradley Zero, Ruff Dug
From across the Penines Manchester welcomes Leeds local  Bradley Zero most notable for being one of the mainstays of Boiler Room. He’s joined by Ruff Dug, owner of Ruf Cutz record label.
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Friday 13th
The Roadhouse – So Flute
Charlie Bones
Proprietor of Do You records, and NTS host extraordinaire, Charlie Bones’s DO!! YOU!! breakfast show on NTS is a corker, bringing a daily dose of “scintillating morning chat” amongst flawless, eclectic selections and a whole host of special guests including Theo Parrish, Dego, Osunlade, Patrick Forge, Floating Points & many more.

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Friday 20th
Gorilla – Kaluki
Skream (3 hour set)
Skream is arguably underrated. A former dubstep pioneer and Big Apple (records) mainstay, he slayed the world of dubstep, becoming one of the biggest producers out there. And when he’d decided that was down, he infamously turned to disco. And both he is good at it. Expect a night of full on shimmying!
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Friday 27th
TBA – Not So Secret Warehouse Party
Greg Wilson
In a name that’s a cheeky nod to all the ‘super super secret secret’, Not So Secret Warehouse party have been causing a stir before they’ve even launched! Greg will play an extended edit-laden set spanning decades and genres, assisted by his trademark vintage Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape machine and bottomless record bag.
Event details: PFTP

Saturday 7th
Zombie Shack – Oh Bacchanal!
J Rus
Frontin’ boss and Caribbean carnival king, J Rus is back in Manchester to bring a dose of tropical vibes to a small tiki bar on Wakefield Street, serving calypso cocktails in pineapples – perfect environment!
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Friday 13th 
Soup Kitchen – Banana Hill
K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, SPECIAL GUEST
Africa-by-way-of-Sheffield band, K.O.G. & the Zongo Brigade, are renowned for their dynamic live performances and hip wiggling tunes, led by K.O.G. who has the uncanny ability to wrap audiences around his little finger. The special guest hails from Soweto, Mzansi and recently played for Banana Hill back in Sheffield – no surprises for guessing who this one is! TIP.
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Thursday 19th
Kraak – MSF
Beats without Borders: CERVO, Danuka, Cutwerk
Local DJs join forces for a night of funk, soul and rhythm in aid of a very good cause. All acts playing for free, dropping only the best, most danceable tracks in eclectic genres from disco to afrobeat to soul. Dance your cotton socks off in aid out charity.
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Friday 20th
Q Cavern – Groove Kitchen
After delivering a vivacious set at Groove Kitchen’s launch party, Esa returns for a night of revelry, calypso and cake. Renowned in afrobeat circles for his fun loving sets, this guy has drawn support from the likes of XLR8R and RA.
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Sunday 22nd
Sun Ra’s Arkestra
The man, the myth and the legend. Infamous jazz/cosmic musician, Sun Ra, has a cult following and whilst he has long since passed, his jazz band live on, performing around the world in his literally genre-defying style. You probably won’t know what to expect. Space is the place…
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One comment

  1. Carol Bushell · · Reply

    From Shoom to Supernature; the husband and wife DJ team making their mark in Manchester

    When Richard and Carol, aka Richie Vinyl and DJ Batty, first met on their way to an illegal warehouse party in London back in 1987, the thought of being married, DJing together and living in Manchester was as unlikely as Vick’s Vapour Rub actually making any difference to the ‘dance floor experience’.

    Twenty-seven years, countless raves, festivals, weekenders, club nights and several tons of vinyl later, this husband and wife DJ team have started a new club night, Supernature, at The Whiskey Jar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Playing an all vinyl set of disco and early house crafted from their vast collection, the club night is enhanced by LED lights and video mapping from visual artist Atipyka to bring out the disco dancer and house aficionado in the classy crowd spanning all ages.
    Supernature brings together a whole range of music influences, attitudes and genuine love for Manchester to bring you uplifting and joyous disco, and euphoric house that’s impossible to ignore.
    Go see for yourself – March 28th, basement, Whiskey Jar, 9pm til late, and guess what, it’s FREE…now who would want to miss that?


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