Hip hop, soul and beyond from Children Of Zeus and Levelz (both launching new music), worldly flavas at Me Gusta, All Fruits Ripe and Step Fest, ghettohouse at Swing Ting and two Eastern Bloc sessions encompassing a myriad of styles.

Fri 20 Jul / Children Of Zeus album launch @ Mint Lounge / 9pm-3am
The big one. Read our full preview here.
Tickets: £12.50 / £15 / £18.20, skiddle.com

Fri 20 Jul / Kickin’ Pigeon @ Eastern Bloc / 7pm-1.30am
The Wet Play don and mega-friendly face behind the counter at Piccadilly Records promises ‘whacked out rainforest type shit’.
Tickets: Free entry

Sat 21 Jul / Me Gusta Middle Eastern Special @ Night & Day / 11pm-4am
World-conscious crew Me Gusta return to Night & Day with a Middle Eastern focus: Persian funk, Turkish disco and loads more.
Tickets: £3, skiddle.com

Sat 21 Jul / Step Fest @ Hillary Step, Chorlton / 2pm-1am
A celebration of local talent, with children welcome ’til 7pm. Stalls include art and jewellery, with music from Samba Wold, Katbrownsugar, Kenji Rei, AV-1, Flash Sampson, Visual Sound and Joey Bricks.
Tickets: Free entry

Sat 21 Jul / LEVELZ Reach For The Sky launch party @ Hidden / 4pm-12am
Earning their name through reaching parts others just can’t, LEVELZ head up to the rarely-seen open air loft to launch their new single (as close to the sky as possible, see?).
Tickets: £2.50 / £5 / £7.50, skiddle.com

Sat 21 Jul / Contrast MCR @ Eastern Bloc / 5pm-1.30am
Fast-growing DJ agency Contrast takes over the shop to drop all styles as roster selectors lay out favourite tunes on the plates.
Tickets: Free entry

Sat 21 Jul / Swing Ting Summer Session @ Soup Kitchen / 11pm-3.30am
Martyn Bootyspoon hails from Montreal, and this is the ghettohouse revivalist’s debut visit to our city. Fox on the mic and residents rounding out the night.
Tickets: £5 on the door

Sat 21 Jul / All Fruits Ripe @ The Peer Hat / 10pm-3.30am
Fresh vibes! Dancehall, bashment, Afro beat and Afro disco with Ronin, Samba Wolf, Flash Sampson and Bananaguard.
Tickets: £3 on the door

Thanks to Groovement.

Fri 20 Jul - Sat 21 Jul
Agent J
Published on:
Tue 17 Jul 2018