Love club music? Step into the minds of leading DJs with a new discussion night at Texture Manchester. Based on the Desert Island Discs format, the discussion season includes insights into your favourite selectors working methods alongside five key tracks. Bookings so far include Manchester legend Jonny Dub, Indigo and author Tim Lawrence. This new series of events from Screened/ MCR called ‘Screened/DJs’ follows a sold out season of film-related discussions at Texture last year, during which the films of auteurs such as Fellini, Herzog and Almodovar were discussed by leading academics and cultural figures. Incoming events are as follows.

1. Jonny Dub (Hoya:Hoya, Levelz)
Jonny co-founded taste making club night, HOYA:HOYA at the Roadhouse, which gave free rein to producers like Illum:Sphere and Krystal Klear, and gave rise to nights and labels like Swing Ting. Jonny is currently resident at Manchester’s LEVELZ and regularly plays festivals and the Warehouse Project events.
Fri 20 Jan, 6.30pm, £3.25,

2. Liam Blackburn (Indigo, Ancestral Voices)
Under his Indigo moniker, Blackburn released music on (among others) Exit, R&S/Apollo, Brownswood and Tectonic. He has released music by Xxxy, Troy Gunner, and more on his own labels, Mindset Records and Electro Magnetic Fields. He has played numerous Boiler Rooms (including one in Manchester Art Gallery) and has worked under other names including Akkord (with Synkro) as well as recording a monthly NTS show. His current project is Ancestral Voices.
Fri 17 Feb, 6.30pm, free, pre-registration recommended,

3.Downtown 81 with Tim Lawrence
This one’s a bit different. Professor of Cultural Studies and leading historian of the US club music scene from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, Tim Lawrence’s new book is called Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983. He will be discussing this cult hit at this event as well as signing copies and answering questions. Following a launch party at at MoMA in October, there will be a screening of Downtown 81, a film about New York in the early 1980s which features artist Jean Michel Basquiat. Booking is highly recommended.
Tue 21 Feb, 7pm, £5.90,

Fri 20 Jan - Tue 21 Feb
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Sun 19 Feb 2017