Category Grime

Bok Bok talks: the art of sampling

Ahead of his appearance at Love Saves The Day, Bok Bok, AKA Alex Sushon, enlightens us to his views on sampling. First and foremost, he emphasises the importance of respecting the original track: “When you sample, you’re borrowing from a piece of music that already has a soul. Sometimes if you play a synth yourself, […]

Throwback event: Pangaea Level 10

Pangaea returned for its January edition, providing the opportunity for many wearied students to let loose the exam induced frustration that had been accumulating since the bleak entry into the New Year. Pixelated Pac(wo)men and ghosts were pinging around; Mario and Luigi were also in abundance, but by far the most popular get-up was the […]

Nextups and throwbacks: Below the Surface

‘Lost In Space’ is a project between Below the Surface and Troupe records, centred around the booking of big acts in quality, medium sized venues with good sound and good people. The music policy encompasses everything, from jazz, house to techno, disco and garage, with the series running for five shows, from September – June. Below the Surface selected […]

News: WHP15

Warehouse Project (WHP) – the all-dominating, commandeering club in Manchester – have announced their line-up for 2015. Nextup Throwback is informed that the falling out between WHP and Victoria Warehouse, where the club has been housed in recent years, means that WHP will probably never be held there again. Negotiations with Mayfield Depot, perfect in terms of its large […]

Events worth leaving the house for: April

As the dust from a mammoth Easter weekend settles, we take a look at the best events happening in Manchester this month. Featuring the likes of 1-800 Dinosaur, Ron Morelli, Alexander Nut, Robert Hood and Omar S. The Red Bull Music Academy Tour hits Manchester from 16th – 18th April, you can  find a separate feature on […]

Nextup event: RBMA tour ft. Omar S, Derrick May, JME, Skepta, Mount Kimbie

The annual Red Bull Music Academy Tour hits Manchester from 16th – 19th April this year, bringing the likes of Omar S, Derrick May and JME to the rainy city for a weekend of debauchery and musical happenings, from movers, shakers and risers. From the lecture with grime legend Skepta – moved to The Albert Hall […]

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’. […]