Fri 13 Jun | Grant Nelson | Antwerp Mansion
Pretty special booking here, as one of the most influential producers of his generation and owner of approximately 6758 aliases, Grant Nelson makes a welcome return to Manchester. His work as Bump n Flex, with his label Nice ‘N’ Ripe, as a member of 24 Hour Experience and releases/remixes under his own name helped to shape UK Garage for many years. Support comes from Ardstepz, Dom Hz and Rich Reason. See link below for Long Time Coming – a Bump n Flex classic.

Fri 13 Jun | Pangaea (pictured)| Soup Kitchen
Eastern Bloc present an extended 3 hour set from one of Hessle Audio‘s leading lights down in the cellar this Friday. Having progressed down a more techno-influenced route in recent years, compared to his more overtly garage tinged earlier efforts, Pangaea has always maintained a slinkiness that many of his contemporaries fail to match. His skills as a DJ match his reputation as a producer and his instalment in the Fabriclive series, released earlier this year was extremely well-received.

Sat 14 Jun | Hotmilk | The Roadhouse
Everyone’s favourite reggae monthly returns this Saturday, with Frontin’ bossman J Rus joining the incredible Hotmilk residents. As the weather finally looks like it may be turning the corner, expect this to be a fully tropical affair, with the best in reggae, bashment and afrobeats.
£3 before 12, £5 after

Sat 15 Jun | Wet Play | Kraak
Boasting one of the most up-for-it crowds in the city, some of its most talented DJs and a wholly enjoyable aesthetic, Wet Play has been going strong for years now. With a music policy that exists in that hard to define boogie/house/cosmic arena, this is a party in the best possible sense.

Sun 16 Jun | Haxan | Common
Wind down from the weekend’s indulgences as Michael Holland and special guest Macca soundtrack your Sunday evening with atmospheric rarities. Food’s served til 9 and the bar’s open til 12, giving you plenty of time to recover fully.
Free – 4pm til midnight

Thu 12 Jun - Sun 15 Jun
Ruben Platt
Published on:
Wed 11 Jun 2014