Thu 22 Feb / You Know What Love Is: A Tribute To J Dilla @ Whiskey Jar / 9pm-1am
Some of the DJs who put together Manchester’s original tribute night to the late J Dilla aka Jay Dee reunite with their record bags brimming. Playing are Mikey Don (Krispy 3 / MAIDM), Didjit (More Bounce), Konny Kon (Children Of Zeus), Andy Peek (C’mon Feet) and Mark Torkington (Friends and Family).
Tickets: Free entry

Fri 23 Feb / Hit & Run 11th Birthday Pt 2: Calibre B2B dBridge and Mala B2B Commodo @ Hidden / 11pm-4am
Pushing the boat out with one of their finest ever line ups, Hit & Run complete their birthday celebrations at Hidden. Plenty more performing, hit the ticket link to have a look.
Tickets: £21.11, £26.11,

Fri 23 Feb / Banana Hill single launch party with XOA, Contours and Cervo @ Soup Kitchen / 11pm-4am

Having sold out their debut vinyl release with Moroccan musician Majid Bekkas, the Banana Hill crew are in high spirits and ready to party for the launch of their second. Manchester-based drummer, DJ & producer Contours joins multi-instrumentalist XOA for a collaborative 12″ of deep, percussive afrocentric house grooves. Cervo joins them for a back-to-back troika.
Tickets: £3, £5, £7 advance from (with free download of both tracks), £10 on the door

Sat 24 Feb / Riot Jazz: Soundwave Launch with Mr Thing @ 256 Wilmslow Road / 9pm-3am
Simply one of the world’s finest DJs, Mr Thing (pictured) pays an all too rare visit to Manchester to launch the final Soundwave festival, taking place this July in Croatia. Funk, hip hop, and all that orbits it put together by his magic hands. Support from local legends Noel Edge and Rich Reason.
Tickets: £5.50, £8.50, £10,

Sat 24 Feb / Big Al’s Funk Social with Buffalo Brothers live @ Night People / 11pm-4am
An exciting new funk night from Diesler, Ryan Hayes (Stutter & Twitch) and Simon Ham (Discolypso, The Plimp Souls) which takes place on the last Saturday of each month, at frankly fabulous new venue Night People. The brilliant and boisterous Buffalo Brothers take to the stage just after midnight.
Tickets: £4, £5,

Sat 24 Feb / Community: Eddie Conway Fundraiser @ The Peer Hat / 10.30pm-3.30am
Eddie Conway, of the Black Panther Party, was wrongly jailed for 44 years in 1971 at the culmination of a trail with many irregularities. At over 70 years old, he’s now dedicating his life to serving his community, but has a wish to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and also visit an ex-Black Panthers camp at the base of the mountain. Community will donate all funds from this night to cyclist Thomas Barlow’s crowdfunder to fund Eddie’s flight. Jazz funk, afro house, boogie and more.
Tickets: £5 donation on the door

Sat 24 Feb / Project 13 x Timedance @ The White Hotel / 11pm-7am
All night shenanigans with headliner Lena Willikens, Batu [Timedance / Hessle Audio], Giant Swan live and Acre back to back with Szare.

Tickets: £10, £13, £15,

Sun 25 Feb / Groovanometry @ Gorilla / 11.30am-9pm
An annual jam in celebration of hip hop culture, a collective of good people DJing, dancing and more. This year it’s family friendly business, with dancers from around the UK breaking and popping for your pleasure.
Tickets: £10,

Sun 25 Feb / Idle Moments @ Leaf / 12.30pm-5.30pm

A family friendly jazz and soul chill session from the Better Days crew.

Tickets: Free entry

Thu 22 Feb - Sun 25 Feb
Agent J
Published on:
Wed 21 Feb 2018