As the clocks go back the darkness and cold brings that urge to get sweaty…here’s our pick of the best club nights over the next few weeks.

Head Sauna: Benoit B | Stage & Radio | Sat 12 Nov | £12

Back for their third party, this time at Ancoats’ Stage & Radio basement, Head Sauna invite Banlieue boss, Benoit B for a 4-hour set. Expect him to dig deep into his influences and tastes, which span from trance to breakbeat and everything in between. The frenchman will be alongside Head Sauna resident, Ben HS.

43 Port St, Manchester M1 2EQ
Matt Benyayer (Dark Sky) + leoleoleo | NAM | Sat 26 Nov | Free

Ad Hoc Records signee, leoleoleo invites Matt Benyayer for a night of high-fidelity sounds on NAM’s killer vintage sound system from 7pm-12am. Dark Sky are known for their atmospheric and ethereal productions on 50 Weapons, Mister Saturday Night, Pictures Music, while leoleoleo’s sophomore EP, tropes is out on Nov 25th. The pair will be trading one-hour sets all night, before a b2b at the end. 

33 Blossom Street, M4 6AJ
Heathens: Henzo + Chunky | Fri 2 Dec | £6

Resident night at Soup, Heathens continue their run of parties featuring Henzo going b2b with a singular guest, this time inviting longtime DJ, MC and producer, Chunky. We expect the pairing will result in no holds barred fun on all accounts. Not to be missed!

31-33 Spear Street, M1 1DF
Lena Willikens & upsammy, aNNA, Conor Thomas | The White Hotel | Fri 9 Dec | £10

German DJ and producer, Lena Willikens is now regarded as one of the wonkiest and weirdest yet truly accessible selectors around. She goes b2b at Salford’s finest former garage with Dutch extraordinaire, upsammy who brings a more traditional aesthetic of electro, techno and IDM, although still experimental in its genesis. They’re joined by All Hands on Deck’s aNNA and The Death of Rave honcho, Conor Thomas.

Dickinson Street, M3 7LW
Pete Rock | The Blues Kitchen | Weds 14 Dec | £22.50

There are plenty of DJ/Producer/MCs that are synonymous with hip-hop, but perhaps none more so than NYC’s, Pete Rock. He’s worked with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes and Nas and that’s before you mention that his tracks alongside C.L Smooth. This DJ set will see him no doubt celebrate his prolific career in style.

13 Quay St, M3 3HN
Sat 12 Nov - Wed 14 Dec
Leo Burrell
Published on:
Thu 10 Nov 2022