Tag Archives: Afrobeat

Nextup: Gary Beck- Hentzi

Way back when in 2008, none other than Richie Hawtin pegged Glaswegian DJ and producer Gary Beck, along with 16 other DJ’s and producers, to go on to do big things. I can’t comment on the other 16, but unsurprisingly Richie Hawtin was spot on with his prediction about Beck. By this point in his […]

World book day 2015 feature: Top five music books

For World Book Day 2015, we’ve gathered a selection of the best books about music around. If you’re after something to read then we have some suggestions for you. Disco, House You Better Work!, Kai Fintschler (2000) ‘You Better Work!’ is the first detailed study of underground dance music or UDM, a phenomenon that has its […]

Events worth leaving the house for: 1st – 7th December

Winter is here and whether we like it or not, the festive season is upon us. Term is also quickly drawing to a close which means deadlines reign supreme and a lot of the big heads in Manchester are gearing up for NYE. As ever though, there’s no shortage of quality nights to get yourself […]

Throwback: Frontin – Hipsters don’t dance

For the past eighteen months, Frontin’ has rocked dance floors across Manchester with their unique blend of Soca, tropical vibes and rum. Last Thursday at Joshua Brooks was no different, the promise of Hipsters Don’t Dance and the chance to see Frontin’ boss J Rus go B2B with long time collaborator Orfan, certainly did not […]

Nextup Clubnight: Groove Kitchen (Tom Laidler)

In February of this year, the team that has bought us the much loved club night Hi-Ku, decided to throw us a slightly different party. With an emphasis on Afrobeat and tropical house vibes, Groove Kitchen debuted with Auntie Flo and has slowly been gaining traction. We caught up with co-head honcho, Tom Laidler ahead of their […]

Events worth leaving the house for: November

With Winter setting in as the nights grow longer and Summer seems like a distant memory, a good night out provides comfort like a mug of mulled wine from the Christmas Markets (beginning 14th November). And boy, there’s a lot of them. Festivals are over so night clubs are reigning supreme. Check out the best […]

Nextup clubnight: Banana Hill

Well established in Sheffield, with feelers in Amsterdam and performances across the country, it’s time that Manchester welcomed Banana Hill – a night dedicated to the best in African and Latin American music, with all sorts of funky genres in between. Beginning in Sheffield when the Jack and Chris met at university, past guests include Auntie […]