Our Manchester nightlife guide for the first fortnight of March includes Big People Music’s 7th birthday at Texture, Banana Hill with Analog Africa Soundsystem at Soup Kitchen, vintage reggae night with the Copesetic Sound System at Levenshulme’s atmospheric Klondyke and much more.

Thu 2 Mar – From The Dusty Streets Of Bophelong @ Deaf Institute
This night celebrates SNO’s (aka Nongi Oliphant) immaculate tastes in music, formed by her uncle’s record collection in the township of Bophelong in the Vaal, South Africa, where she grew up. Expect the finest jazz, soul, Afrobeat and disco as a foundation but bleeding into hip hop, highlife and more.
Tickets: FREE

Fri 3 Mar – Big People Music’s 7th Birthday @ Texture
The future of Manchester music is on show at this full on birthday party featuring live acts, visuals and DJs. Local heroes Abnormal Sleepz, Faro and Layfullstop alone would be worth the price of admission but there’s plenty more on offer over a range of styles.
Tickets: £3 / £5, www.skiddle.com

Fri 3 Mar – Copesetic Sound System @ Klondyke, Levenshulme
This monthly vintage reggae night sends good vibrations through Levy every first Friday monthly, all on warm original wax.
Tickets: FREE

Fri 3 Mar- Moxie presents On Loop ft. Jon K and Bambounou at Soup Kitchen
The NTS DJ brings her label showcase to Soup. Read our preview.
Tickets: £12.50, www.skiddle.com

Sat 4 Mar – Hit & Run 10th Birthday @ Hidden
Kicking off in 2006, Hit & Run is unarguably a Manchester institution both with older bass heads and each new generation of newcomers to the city. The immense Calibre headlines with a two hour set featuring the microphone talents of DRS, Fox and Tyler Daley (soon to be all over the new album from Goldie). Kahn and Chimpo lay waste to everything else with a back to back set featuring Manc kings Strategy and Chunky, while there’s plenty more in the form of Nanny Banton, Metrodome, Berry Blacc, Mellownin, Breakage, Tonn Piper, T-Man, Swing Ting, Red-Eye HiFi and of course the gentleman’s gentleman and H&R co-founder, Rich Reason.
Tickets: Various prices, www.skiddle.com

Fri 10 Mar – Pillars Of Hip Hop @ Band On The Wall
A return to the venue for the 16-piece Abstract Orchestra, expanding their sold-out Dilla performance to include a few other well-known hip hop numbers in an orchestral/big band style. I’ll be warming up but the unmatchable Taste The Diff’rence crew will be running through the hip hop yearbooks until the early hours, and the 20-year anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death will not be ignored.
Tickets: £8.50 / £10.50 / £12.50, www.bandonthewall.org

Fri 10 Mar – Banana Hill ft Analog Africa Soundsystem @ Soup Kitchen
A real coup for Manchester and for fans of rare tropical sounds from Africa and Latin America. Analog Africa is a label which specialises in luxury reissue collections of hard to find records – this isn’t a simple licensing-from-home exercise, these guys trawl record shops and thrift stores around the world for the finest sounds. DJ support from a very chuffed SNO, Cervo and JVC.
Tickets: £5 / £8 / £10, www.residentadvisor.net

Thanks to Groovement.

Thu 2 Mar - Fri 10 Mar
Agent J
Published on:
Mon 6 Mar 2017