Check out our favourite picks over the next few weekends, with a midweek special and a NYE shindig thrown in for good measure.

Almo w/ Customs | NAM | Sat 25 Nov | Free

Almo + Friends is one of NAM’s most cherished parties and is always gifted one of their late licenses, meaning the high fidelity sounds run ’til 2am. This December, Almo invites London based trio Customs, known for their deep diggin’ parties at Giant Steps with guests like Pender Street Steppers and an impressive run of guest mixes for Dekmantel, NTS and an RA mix of the day.

33 Blossom Street, M4 6AJ
Tranceform001 | Derbyshire Brewery Arms | Fri 1 Dec | £8.10

The DBA launch their new in-house trance night, welcoming The Beatriarchy and Megababes’ Kitsta, High Hoops’ co-founder, Fastlove for a night of pumping revitalist sounds. They’re joined by Natalia and Tamboi who’ll be trading Trans-Pennine Express delights for a special b2b.

Dickinson Street, M3 7LW
B.L.O.O.M. presents LCY | Partisan Collective | Fri 1 Dec | £13

Former Manchester based collective, B.L.O.O.M. return to the rainy city for the first time in over a year, bringing along LCY for the ride. They’ll be running til the early hours down at Islington Mill in Salford, with B.L.O.O.M. residents, Poison Ivy and Lara Valentine and Manchester’s SCAPA providing support. Expect experimental sounds from across space-bass continuum.

Islington Mill, 1 James St, Salford M3 5HW, United Kingdom
Gilles Peterson | Exhibition | Weds 6 Dec | Free

With Jamz Supernova and DJ Marky already under its belt, you’d think a free party in the round at Exhibition couldn’t get much bigger. But they’ve only gone and booked one of the UK’s most influential DJs, who’s been spearheading cosmic sounds with his Radio 6 Music residency and festivals (We Out Here + Worldwide) since day dot. Joining Gilles in the 360 degree DJ booth are long-time DJ Stuart Richards and prolific promoter, Rich Reason.

St George's House, 56 Peter St, M2 3NQ
NYE: Darwin, Aletha b2b Yant | Soup | Sun 31 Dec | £17

The New Year’s eve parties are coming in thick and fast now, and this one is shaping up to be an absolute Soup classic, with Berlin’s Darwin topping a bill of some of Manchester’s most exciting names – there’s techno in the shape of Yant who’ll be playing b2b with Citric’s Aletha, while Soup’s Henzo and Tamus will be trading their finest bassy cuts. What’s more, the basement is running ’til 6am so you’ll have plenty of time to adjust to life in 2024.

31-33 Spear Street, M1 1DF
Leo Burrell
Published on:
Fri 24 Nov 2023