With two long weekends to enjoy this May, a few evenings of all-night long dancing are definitely on the cards. We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch to enjoy this upcoming Bank holiday, including mastercraftsman Midland at the Refuge, Ibizan sunshine with The Mambo Brother at Lazy Lizard and Tropic of Cancer, Silent Servant and JASSS for some industrial EBM-influenced beats at The White Hotel.

Zutekh presents Midland (all night long) at The Refuge Basement
Midland aka Harry Agius has been a staple of the UK circuit building a reputation as a master mixer, working sets that keep us guessing, fluctuating between smooth lower tempo beats and something a little headier.  After hitting a high with disco sampling track ‘final credits’, released in 2016, Midland’s name draws a solid fan base. Catch him in the Refuge’s basement space, bringing in the bank holiday with some soulful old-school disco, techno sounds, and just about anything in between.
Sun 6 May, The Refuge Basement, The Principal Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester M60 7HA. Tel: 0161 233 5151, 11pm-4am, £15, www.skiddle.com

Mambo Brothers at Lazy Lizard
Christian and Alan Anadon, better known as the Mambo Brothers return to Lazy Lizard after headlining their opening session in December 2017. The sibling duo, and owners of the legendary Ibizan club, Café Mambo, have entertained huge crowds at the likes of Hï Ibiza. They’re back in Manchester to bring some Ibizan sunshine to the decks on Sunday.
Sun 6 May, Lazy Lizard, The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS. Tel: 0161 806 0180, 9pm-4am, £5 early bird, £8-12, www.skiddle.com

Tropic of Cancer live / Silent Servant / JASSS at The White Hotel
If your tastes lean more on the moody side, The White Hotel have rounded up a selection of EBM-influenced artists, combining the sounds of industrial, synth-punk and contemporary experimental. A night of firsts – none of the artists have yet performed in Manchester – it’s a great mix. The lineup includes the ethereal music of Tropic of Cancer (side project of Camella Lobo), brooding experimental from JASSS, while Silent Servant, Sandwell District and Jealous God label owner, deals a dose of dark utilitarian techno.
Sun 6 May, The White Hotel, Unit 3, Dickinson Street, Salford, M3 7LW, 11pm – 6am, £13 – £15, www.residentadvisor.net

Sounds From The Other City at various locations
It’s your last chance to snap up your Sounds From The Other City tickets, the Salford based music festival drawing a mix of artists from Manchester and beyond to perform in stunning locations such including Salford Cathedral and Islington Mill. This year’s line-up features garage pop from Goat Girl, neo-soul from XamVolo and, of course, an appearance from the BBC Philharmonic. The event continues long into the small hours with High Hoops All Night Long and Manchester’s Night Fantasy.
Sun 6 May, Various venues around Chapel Street, £25, 3pm-late, www.soundsfromtheothercity.com

WeeDot presents Mixing Mates with Far Out Radio Systems at Stage and Radio
The basement space of Stage and Radio plays host to Belgium DJ Thomas Neyans, under his techno moniker Far Out Systems. Expect atmospheric, melodic slow burners and faster paced beats to ease you in to the long weekend.
Fri 4 May, Stage & Radio, Port Street, Manchester, M1 2EQ. Tel: 0161 236 5100, 10pm-4am, £4-7, www.skiddle.com

Audio Farm festival takes over Hidden

As a special warm up before the festival proper takes place in late August, Audio Farm will descend on Manchester (and specifically Hidden) with some of the motor city’s best for a Masters of Detroit House & Techno special ft. DJ Bone, DJ Rolando, Mike Huckaby and more this Friday.

Fri 4 May, Hidden, 16-18 Mary Street, Manchester M3 1NH. 11pm-4am, £15 www.onetribefestival.org

Fri 4 May - Mon 7 May
Olivia Rye
Published on:
Tue 1 May 2018