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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…

Ruffy talks: the DJ Harvey effect

“Recently I discovered a fantastic album – ‘Rain Forest Music’ by J.D. Emmanuel. It’s an old New Age album from 1981, it’s exactly what you might think it is from the title – lots of animal noises and some plinky plonky synths that aren’t too offensive. Lovely stuff. Recently this kind of New Age music […]

Ruffy talks: Sesame Street

Okay, so this month‘s column is rather late. Seven weeks ago we welcomed our beautiful boy into the world and he’s been pretty much at the middle of everything since then and this article is no exception. There’s been plenty of music playing in the nursery; I’m doing my best to get the good stuff into […]

Ruffy talks: Top five digs of 2015

…my list doesn’t even contain any records that were made this year, because while 2015 was pretty good for music, my top five purchases of this year were all made at least 20 years previously and they all shit on anything put out in the last 12 months…

Event news: Gottwood 2016

One-of-a-kind festival, Gottwood, returns to its picturesque setting in the forests of Northern Wales. A hop and a jump away from local Northern cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield, it has become renowned for attracting a plethora of colourful characters, as evidenced in one of the beautiful post-event videos (see below for last year’s edition). […]

Ruffy talks: Digging

OK, so record digging has been around for a while. One key aspect of DJ culture is the concept of collecting. Humans love collecting things, right? Stamps, autographs, priceless works of art, ceramic frogs, you name it. Records are just another thing for us nerdy boys to get excited about collecting and there are a […]