Category Nextup

Manchester listings: September

Zutekh presents Pearson Sound (all night long) 4 Sep | Soup Kitchen | £12.50 It’s been two years since the last time Pearson Sound made the trip up north to do an all-night set at the infamous basement. Last time, he requested all the lights off and the venue near pitch-black, a la most techno […]

Wet Play: a potted history

Tales of debauchery, picnics and nuclear reactors… a short story of one of Manchester’s legendary nights by its members…

High Hoops: Honey Dijon and O’Flynn

We had approx. one week to design and implement an installation for the High Hoops night with Honey Dijon. We took the opportunity to work with High Hoops as they’re really sound guys and Islington Mill has been on our hitlist since we started Hold Tight – it’s a hugely respected venue and home to […]

Nextup Festivals: summer 2016

It’s mid-July, festival season is well under way and finally it seems we’re getting the weather to match it. For those that have wisely postponed their festival plans for the promise of sunshine, or more likely just generally don’t know what to do with themselves the next few months, check out our guide to the best upcoming […]

Throwback event: Bohemian Grove presents Trus’Me and Space Afrika

Bohemian Grove are a much loved mainstay in Manchester’s underground scene. The heads most certainly turn out for what are always stellar bookings but[and] the vibe is downright charming from start to finish. Last Friday was no different when they brought in local boys Space Afrika to support another local, Trus’me, for a summertime shindig that […]

Reform Radio: Nextup Throwback

Reform Radio invited us into their station at Old Granada Studios to do a takeover show on the last Tuesday of May. Our editor, Kim and one of the writers, Calum Carey went along to chat and play some tracks. The 3-5pm slot is full of tunes which are great to put on in the […]

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, […]