Fri 28 Apr: Me Gusta presents La Banda @ The Whiskey Jar
One of Manchester’s most exciting new nights incorporates live musicians over bouncy rhythms from Cervo (celebrating the formation of the new Banana Hill label), Ricky Humphrey (NTS) and the impeccable selections of wax fiend SNO. Jessica Jones and John Haycock bring out the flute and kora respectively.
Tickets: £3/£5/£7

Fri 28 Apr: Wet Play @ The White Hotel with Russ (Hac/ Out in the Sticks)
The frankly legendary Russ heads up this Wet Play special. From playing alongside Mike Pickering at the Hacienda to running one of the north west’s key house nights, Out In The Sticks, Russ pulls nothing but jewels from his 15k-strong record collection. Make sure you pop along as he makes a rare step out from behind the Vinyl Exchange counter.
Tickets: £5

Sat 29 Apr: Band On The Wall Funk & Soul Party with Federation Of The Disco Pimp
Jonny Shire and I bookend this one, a sequel of sorts to our New Year’s Eve shenanigans. It’s a strong live funk line-up: Federation Of The Disco Pimp are a 7-piece monster who do what it says on the tin. The Allergies, aka Rackabeat and DJ Moneyshot, deliver breaks-fuelled fun times, and Family Ranks provide hip hop soul with an electronic slant.
Tickets: £12.50 / £15

Sat 29 Apr: Andy Shake N Fingerpop @ Elektrik
A five hour vinyl selection covering disco, funk, soul, Latin, hip hop and all that from this choice selector of the Peek A Groove collective.
Tickets: Free entry

Sat 29 Apr: Golden Egg @ Fallow Cafe
Forhidden Prophecies and The Shady 80’s head up the live element for this community hip hop event.
Tickets: £3 OTD

Sat 29 Apr: Ghetto Child @ Stage & Radio
Al Kent, Andi Hanley and Darryl Marsden celebrate a year of funk, soul, boogie and disco. There’ll also be a special free pre-party at the Eastern Bloc record shop.
Tickets: £7/£9/£12

Sat 29 Apr: Inside Out @ Soup Kitchen with Tomson
Inside Out throw their first party of 2017 with Tom Lynch, aka Tomson. A resident at the legendary Development with Inside Outers Chris Feinmann and Mike O’Mara, he’s played alongside giants such as Ron Trent, Osunlade and Carl Craig.
Tickets: £3

Sat 29 Apr: Homoelectric at Hidden ft. Prosumer
The anything goes party returns with the former Panorama Bar resident at the helm (RA) – see our full preview.
Tickets: £13

Sun 30 Apr: La Discotheque @ Albert Hall with Nicky Siano and Hercules and Love Affair
The WHP side project returns with another epic line up. See our full preview.
Tickets: £24.50/£40

Sun 30 Apr: Taste The Diff’rence Bank Holiday Special @ The Deaf Institute
Manchester hip hop all the way with live spots from Mothership Connection (tooting their new EP, This Train Goes To Junkleberry Junction) and The Bluntskins, with TTD residents spinning all that proper hip hop. Includes turntablism.
Tickets: £5/£6

Sun 30 Apr: Cottonopolis Cuban Takeover
Fe Vargas flies over from Cuba to spin a Latin-infused house set for this extended session. She’s joined by The Rudeman, over from Johannesburg: he’s the former owner of South Africa’s biggest record store and runs electronic label Afrika Motion. Support comes from Matt Ward (Piccadilly Records / Wet Play), Yadava (So Flute), Swindells (Tropical Hustle) and me playing salsa, Latin soul and much more from 3pm.
Tickets: Free entry

Thu 4 May: Dub Phizix and Strategy’s Well Good Do @ Mint Lounge
Bass on a Thursday night from this crew, including left-field drum and bassers Ivy Lab, Bristol’s Sam Binga and Fox being nice on the mic. By the end of the night, you’ll be part of the family.
Tickets: £5

Thanks to Groovement.

Sat 29 Apr - Thu 4 May
Agent J
Published on:
Tue 25 Apr 2017