Tag: Manchester

DHL Mix #218 By Mason Collective

Mason Collective, the Manchester based DJ and Production trio, have been developing their signature brand of high energy grooves and drawing attention for their explosive DJ sets. Their MVSON series of events are on of Manchester’s most recognised, while their chart topping productions have landed on the likes of Wow Recordings and Blackflag Recordings, gaining fans in The Martinez Brothers, Jamie Jones, and Patrick Topping. With releases forthcoming on the likes of HotTrax, Solä, Roush and Solid Grooves, Mason Collective now joins us. Mason Collective – Shaka (unreleased) Classmatic, Pemax – Quarter Pound JTH – Something Summed & Dot – ... Read more

Regression Sessions Celebrates 5 Years With Season Full Of Festivals

Throughout the years, Regression Sessions’ brand of immersive interactive nightlife has grown in different stages into the production-heavy variation seen today. At Regression Sessions, for each theme, bespoke sets are built unique to its parties, complemented by a crack team of residents providing an exceptional House and Techno soundtrack. This spring/summer, the crew will celebrate 5 years with a string of festival appearances and dates across the UK, kicking of with its biggest party to date on April 13th at Bankside Vaults in London. Then, throughout May and June, they will touch down in Leeds, Manchester and Bristol too, with ... Read more

Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently Partners With Warehouse Project, Announces Ambassadors

With a big new announcement coming from Richie Hawtin & Andy Rigby-Jones regarding their PLAYdifferently mixing technology, the brand has taken on Nicole Moudaber, Paco Osuna, and Matador as their latest brand ambassadors, while also partnering with Manchester’s Warehouse Project. The trio of estemmed performers will join Hawtin, Loco Dice, Chris Leibing, and Dubfire as they tour the world with the PLAYdifferently MODEL1 mixer. See also: Richie Hawtin Speaks: PLAYDifferently, Prototypes, & Innovation Each of the new ambassadors have commented with excitement of the prospects of touring with the new piece of technology: “Finally a refined mixer is available. It ... Read more

Illustration Details Hidden World Inside The Minimoog

A cutaway print from Studio Dorothy illustrates a Minimoog as habitat for some of music’s most legendary figures. Featuring 28 cameos hidden throughout the graphic, David Bowie, Kratfwerk, David Eno, Beastie Boys, Parliament, and others all feature in the map that shows each within their own respective environment. The Minimoog was invented back in 1972 by Bob Moog and Bill Hemsath, meant for a portable Moog “for the road”. In fact, Moog has just announced the return of the Minimoog D, which will be ready for purchase by the end of the year. Check out a selection of the graphics ... Read more

Three In Critical Condition After Taking ‘Teddy Tablet’ Ecstasy

Yesterday morning, three girls were rushed to the hospital in “serious condition” after taking ‘Teddy Tablet” Ecstasy pills. The incident occured in Greater Manchester after reports came in that the girls had fallen ill. Not much else is known about the incident but the age of the girls is of particular concern as it is only TWELVE years old. Detective Chief Inspector Chris Walker, of GMP’s Salford Borough said, “Sadly, three more young people, who are only 12-years-old, have taken ecstasy and ended up in hospital,” going on to to state that, “It is imperative young people understand the implications ... Read more

Manchester Police Issue Warning For Dangerous ‘Lego’ Pills

Another week, another dangerous pill warning… This time the pill in question is a red ‘Lego,’ and looks like the toy brick it is named after. The warning was issued over the weekend as two 21 year old women became unconscious in Manchester nightclub. The women were later rushed to the hospital where they did survive. Police are still asking anyone for information on the distributor of the ‘Lego’ pills, as well as urging anyone who may have them in their possession to not take. “These women are very lucky. I’m happy to be saying that they should make a ... Read more

Rare mini-doc shows 20 year-old Laurent Garnier at Haçienda

Roll the tapes all the way back to October 1987 when 20 year old Laurent Garnier discovered Manchester’s dance music church, Haçienda. This video shows now the french legend of house preparing to play at the fundamental Manchester club that saw the rise of acid house and hosted the first English raves. See also: LAURENT GARNIER TO CO-WRITE FILM VERSION OF ‘ELECTROSHOC’ It happened one night in October 1987. One year before it, then a 20 year old house music charmeur français, had arrived to Manchester (following a girl, as often). He had been wondering around the restaurants of Altrincham, South Manchester and spreading his mixtapes all around the ... Read more

Awakenings Announces Full Lineup For Inaugural Manchester Event

The world’s largest and most famous techno brand, Awakenings, have announced the full line up for their inaugural event in Manchester at the Iconic Victoria Warehouse. In all, 19 artists will be playing across 4 arenas and the latest to be added are Minus’ chief techno talent Matador who plays a special live set, Life And Death act Mind Against, Berlin underground favourite Rodhad & CLR star Rebekah. The newly announced acts will be joining CLR boss Chris Liebing, techno legends Dave Clarke, Speedy J and Paco Osuna, plus De Sluwe Vos, Gary Beck, Guy Gerber plus Phutek, Clouds, Bleaching ... Read more

Sankeys Manchester Opens Its Doors Once Again

Back to Manchester after it’s summer exodus, Sankeys returns with a slew of major line-ups to kick off the autumn/winter season. Long established as one of the key ambassadors of the UK and global clubbing scene, Sankeys has come from humble beginnings. Starting life as Sankeys Soap back in 1994, it has won a place in the hearts of clubbers all over the world for it’s gritty, no frills set up, placing the music and party revellers at the forefront of it’s agenda. As Sankeys Ibiza prepares itself for it’s last run of parties after another sell out season, Manchester ... Read more

Sankeys Warehouse Launch Party To Include Armand van Helden

Last month Sankeys made headlines by revealing their plans for turning Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse into ‘Sankeys Warehouse’. The date for the launch party was already set (October 17), and now so is the line-up, including a couple of names that will cause a frenzy among UK dance-heads: Armand van Helden and Basement Jaxx.  The line-up showcases a history of DJs that have played at Sankeys over the last two decades, comprising a mixture of dance music legends alongside a vast array of acclaimed artists anno 2015. The launch party which is set to take on epic proportions if we are to believe Sankeys will be ... Read more

Sankeys Set To Unveil “Sankeys Warehouse” in Manchester

Global club force Sankeys have teamed up with Victoria Warehouse to deliver a very special series of Sankeys Warehouse events this autumn and winter. The 17th of October will launch the first event, with further seasons planned over the next 5 years in their spiritual home of the City of Manchester. The iconic Mancunian institution, which started out as Sankeys Soap way back in 1994, has had a meteoric rise in the last few years seeing expansion into London, and now into it’s 5th successful season in Ibiza, the club has once again proved that it’s the fastest growing club on ... Read more

New Documentary Traces The Legacy of Manchester’s Hacienda

Manchester’s Hacienda was the un questioned centre of acid house youth culture of the 1980’s and 90’s. Though demolished 15 years ago, its influence is still present and legend still strong. Now, a new documentary looks to trace the legacy of the infamous hot spot by focusing its narrative on its array of preserved items. The only remaining aspect of the buildings physical construction is its name as an apartment complex stands in its place. Though demolished, Hacienda has not been discarded. Instead, everything from its urinals to dancefloor were auctioned in 2000 and have found new homes around the world. The documentary, titled ... Read more