That’s it, 2023 is a wrap. Here’s our last few recco’s of the year, and a couple picks from 2024 to get you hyped.

Neighbourhood: Josey Rebelle b2b Tasha, Josh Caffé | The White Hotel | Fri 15 Dec | £19.30

Neighbourhood returns to The White Hotel with their founder, Tasha in tow, who’ll be spinning alongside fellow Rinse FM mainstay, Josey Rebelle. After forming around the legendary Plastic People, the techno label has celebrated everything from drum’n’bass to UK bass at its parties across the UK, pioneering the eclecticism we see everywhere today. Support comes from Paranoid London’s Josh Caffé.

Dickinson Street, M3 7LW
Erol Alkan | YES | Fri 29 Dec | £23

Erol Alkan has been one of the most influential British DJs of the last 30 years. If this doesn’t whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. “It’s that little point of time between Christmas and NYE which can always be in danger of ending up quite dull so we wanted to put on an intimate and beautifully intense party in one of the cities best venues”. Support comes from none other than indie/electronica outfit Working Mens Club’s frontman, Syd.

38 Charles Street Manchester, M1 7BD, United Kingdom
aNNA, Natalia, Nick Kagame, Kuriboh & more | Partisan Collective | Sun 31 Dec | £15

DIY collective, Partisan bring in the new year with another shindig which is sure to run well into 2024 – there are seven of Manchester’s most exciting DJs playing including aNNA, fresh off the back of all-night set at Partisan at the start of this month. Discounted drinks and tickets are available for members from the Partisan website.

Islington Mill, 1 James St, Salford M3 5HW,
Frazer Ray w/ Main Phase | XLR | Fri 19 Jan | £5

Frazer Ray continues his five-date residency at Withington’s XLR, this time inviting Danish-born DJ/producer Main Phase for a night of breakbeat and garage this January. Main Phase is known for running his imprint, ATW with  Interplanetary Criminal as well as his prolific output of uniquely bass-y cuts on some of the biggest labels on the scene including Shall Not Fade and Dansu Discs.

455 Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 4AN
23 Degrees: Sully b2b Tim Reaper, Main Phase (Jungle Set), Nala | Canvas | Fri 15 Mar | £9.75

23 Degrees invite two of the new school of jungle’s resurgence for a headline b2b down at Oxford Road’s Canvas. They’ll also be joined by Nala, the Manchester/London-based DJ hot off the back of a Keep Hush debut at the Loft where she fired through footwork, jungle and techno.

Unit 5, Building 4, Circle Square, Oxford Rd, M60 7HB
Leo Burrell
Published on:
Wed 13 Dec 2023