Thu 13 Apr: Shed The Light @ Koh Tao, Fallowfield
One for the underground hip hop heads: local heroes Mothership Connection launch their new EP ‘This Train Goes To Junkleberry Junction’. Not only this, but The Bluntskins, Northern Structure, Danny Diatribe and El Ay all perform live, plus a shedload of DJs between barely-kept-to stage times.
Tickets: £3, more on the door

Thu 13 Apr: El Diablo’s Social Club @ Stage & Radio
Residents Dave Walker and Neil Diablo are in full effect, but star of the show is Il Bosco aka Woody aka Crowhead, simultaneously boss of Red Laser Disco and Red Laser Records – italo Manc grooves ahoy!
Tickets: £5,

Thu 13 Apr: Hit & Run present Shades (EPROM X Alix Perez) @ Mint Lounge
A real coup for Manchester here, as EPROM (USA) and Alix Perez (Belgium) bring their woofer-destroying duo Shades to the Mint Lounge. Dark, bassy, firmly rooted in hip hop and a cut above anything you might label EDM from the last few years. Etch, Red Eye Hi-Fi with Berry Blac (of Cul De Sac) and T Don support with T-Man on hosting duties. Rich Reason celebrates his 35th birthday with a set, too! Don’t buy him a drink though, it’s his night.
Tickets: £5, £8

Fri 14 Apr: 8 Years Of Eglo Records @ Soup Kitchen
Eight years have flown by for one of the UK’s most innovative labels, firmly rooted in soul but always pushing to the future. The legend Steve Spacek is aboard for this one, with K15 and label boss Alexander Nut.
Tickets: £7

Fri 14 Apr: Spoonin’ with Andrea Trout @ The Spoon Inn, Chorlton
Soul across the board in all its forms lovingly selected by Andrea Trout, and all on wax to boot.
Tickets: Free entry

Fri 14 Apr: So Flute 5th Birthday @ The Refuge Basement
Carrying forth the spirit of the dearly departed Roadhouse, So Flute celebrate their fifth in style with residents Werkha, Danuka, Yadava, Bolts and Baloo all on selection. Kwasi and P-Ro host their socks off!
Tickets: £7,

Sat 15 Apr: 20 Years Of Rainy City @ Eastern Bloc Records
Irfan Rainy celebrates two full decades of his label, Rainy City Music, and a new release on the label, Forward (which will be available to buy and listen to on the night). A 6pm-11pm special.
Tickets: Free entry

Sat 15 Apr: Flow Theory Presents: Darker Than Wax @ Hold Fast
The Singapore-originated but worldwide-represented label returns to the unique Hold Fast basement for another bass fuelled special event, with KinKai hosting. Last time was a movie!
Tickets: Free entry

Sat 15 Apr: Trevor Nelson’s Soul Nation @ Band On The Wall
Trevor visits Manchester to spin soul from across the decades.
Tickets: £22,

Sat 15 Apr: Banana Hill Label Launch @ Hidden
The club night celebrates the launch of its very own label with Cervo, Sameed, 24 Karat Kenz, Diamond Dobson and SNO on selection.
Tickets: Free entry until 11:30pm, then £5 on the door

Sat 15 Apr: Swing Ting @ Soup Kitchen
Florentino guests stars alongside residents and Fox on the mic – tropical, bashment and bass.
Tickets: £5 on the door

Sun 16 Apr: Peek A Groove Collective Easter Jamboree @ The Font, Chorlton
Sixteen DJs and a BBQ. Check our full preview here.
Tickets: Free entry

Sat 22 Apr: Record Store Day and Night @ Eastern Bloc Records
It’s Record Store Day, and Manchester will be alive with music. Eastern Bloc is one of the main hubs for the day, with DJs kicking off at 9am and spinning until 4am! That’s almost as long as people will be queueing for RSD at Piccadilly Records. They’ll be carrying on the party with a separate Soundwave Launch at Stage & Radio too, including Children Of Zeus and Mr Thing – check that here.
Tickets: Free entry for in-store event

Thanks to Groovement

Thu 13 Apr - Sat 22 Apr
Agent J
Published on:
Fri 21 Apr 2017