Thu 3 May / Jazzhop: Live tribute to Dilla @ The Deaf Insitute / 10pm-3am
Jazzhop have gone from strength to strength with their powerful throwing together of live jazz and hip hop. It makes total sense for them to conjure up a J Dilla night with a live tribute. Enter Lychee, a Manchester live band fusing funk, hip hop, soul and dub together with vocalists Layfullstop, Blind Mic and Mayo De Zulu.  Myself and Noel Edge of Taste The Diff’rence will be on DJ duties. Some proceeds from the night will be going to Lupus UK, in memory of Dilla.
Tickets: £5, £6, £7, 

Fri 4 May / 1988: 30 Years On @ Gorilla Bar / 8pm-2am
Trusty selectors Swindells and Sharples enter the phone box time machine to bring you hip hop from back in the day, from the year that Gordon the Gopher and Schofield were replaced in the Broom Cupboard by Edd the Duck and Andy Crane.
Tickets: Free entry

Sat 5 May / 45 Live with Pete Isaac  @ Night & Day/ 10pm-3am
Together with Boca 45, Pete Isaac is one of the founders of label and clubnight 45 Live, dedicated to spinning soul, jazz and all things funk-infused on 7-inch vinyl.
Ticket: £3, £5,

Sat 5 May / Golden Egg: NoSpace showcase @ Fallow Cafe / 10pm-2am
Hot on the heels of their debut EP (listen to some of that below), NoSpace perform both as a group and individually. There’ll be a cypher as usual!
Tickets: £3 before 11pm, £4 after on the door

Sat 5 May / Mr Scruff: Keep It Unreal @ Band On The Wall / 10pm-3am
Fast approaching Keep It Unreal’s nineteenth birthday and with no indications of slowing down, Scruff remains raw in his dedication to the dancefloor.
Tickets: £13.50,

Sat 5 May / Better Days: Amir @ TBA / 11pm-3am
Whether you know him for his selections for Kon and Amir’s Off Track series, his 180 Proof record label (reissuing underground black jazz) or you’ve heard of his legendary DJ sets from around the world, Amir visiting the city is an event to be celebrated. The Better Days crew handle the occasion in typical family style: intimate venue (promised to be 5 minutes from Deansgate and announced on Thursday) and tickets by email. Limited capacity!
Tickets: £10, email

Thu 3 May - Sat 5 May
Agent J
Published on:
Sun 1 Apr 2018