Now Wave present a DJ set from Foals
Now Wave and 2022NQ welcome Foals to the underground creative space for a DJ set as they celebrate the launch of their !K7 mix cd, ‘Tapes‘. Foals are known worldwide for their uplifting live sets but a very select few also know about their deep disco vibe DJ sets which they will showcase tonight alongside support from Now Wave, The Countach (Fabric / Kill ‘Em All) and 310 -190 (Selective Hearing). Tickets are very limited for this special ticket only event which you can buy here.
Foals ~ Tapes
“It’s easy to loosely throw some random music together and call it a DJ mix,” says Edwin Congreave of Foals. “But I wanted to make something more ambitious than that.” So began the process of putting together the third instalment of !K7‘s ‘Tapes’ series, the follow-up to releases by ‘The Rapture‘ and ‘The Big Pink‘.
The concept is self-explanatory. It’s a selection made along the lines of an old school cassette mix tape. Two sides, with different moods on each, in this case more song-driven on side one and more dance oriented on side two. Side one starts with a line from a news report: “Most people gave up on cassette tapes years ago”. Maybe, but the love and care that went into compiling cassette mixes is alive and well here. Congreave raided the other band members’ record collections to craft something that projects the Foals collective mindset. It’s a wildly eclectic mix that veers from delicate electronica to world music, woozy disco and new generation house.
Edwin has spent the last five years DJing alongside band tours, blending his love of deep house and techno into a populist mould, attempting to build a bridge between the indie disco and the real disco. Its as a DJ that he’s sculpted the second half, a selection of some of the bands favourite dance records. Although notably different to Foals‘ own music, it captures the dancefloor compulsion that informs their live shows.
It’s a hugely varied set. And as Foals are one of the most inventive bands of the last five years, they were always going to come up with a genre-jamming mix; and a stunning one to boot. You can pre-order the ‘tape’ here and here’s the first 10 minutes as a bit of a taster…
9pm-3am / £7 adv
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ
Saturdays with meandyou
‘Saturdays’ at Soup Kitchen
The guys at Soup Kitchen have gone for a simple solution when it came to naming their regular Saturday night event and consequently it will be called… er… “Saturdays”! The night will exhibit friends and local talents in the cavernous surroundings of their underground dancing den. They have DJs on rotation in the Kitchen and hand the cellar over to a different promotion every week, this week it’s the turn of meandyou.
meandyou with Even Tuell / Dynamo Dreesen / Joy Orbison
For their next party meandyou welcome back Workshop’s Even Tuell as well as Acido Records head Dynamo Dreesen with support coming from resident Joy Orbison. Tickets for the night are available from meandyou here.
It’s been three years since Even Tuell first came to play for meanyou in Manchester and on that occasion they hosted a full Workshop label showcase featuring Lowtec, Kassem Mosse and Tuell. All three artists made a lasting impression on them and the audience that night, including Tuell’s ability of selecting need-to-know records throughout the night.
Longstanding resident at Frankfurt’s famous Robert Johnson night club, Tuell has slowly built a reputation for being one of the best and most underrated djs around. In 2002 he released his first vinyl, on Lowtec’s Out To Lunch imprint. This would help form a relationship that would lead to the pair to establish Workshop in 2006. Since its creation, Workshop have crafted a distinct identity that blurs the lines between house and techno, and has become renown as being a platform for producers such as Kassem Mosse, Move D, Lowtec, Madteo and Tuell to showcase their best work.
Acido Records head Andreas Krumm AKA Dynamo Dreesen brings his freakish house and techno to Manchester for the first time. Dreesen, who is heavily affiliated with DJ Sotofett‘s Sex Tags Mania imprint, has been releasing music through his own Acido Records since 2004 and has released on other labels such as Morphine Records, Wania and Sex Tags. His productions focus on an analog heavy sound, often creating raw electronics reminiscent of Chicago house and Detroit electro but experimenting with the formula for his own interpretations. He has also produced under the name of Dreesvn alongside SVN, releasing the impressive ‘Woodlandscene EP‘ on Acido. Dreesen’s obsession with vinyl and analogue sounds helps shape his dj style, which blends a mixture of house, techno and oldschool electro.
10pm-6am / £7 adv / £10 otd
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF
The Ruby Lounge
Whole Lotta Led
Whole Lotta Led are the UK’s only full time professional Led Zeppelin tribute band and have even met with the approval of none other than Jimmy Page himself (if you don’t know why that is significant then this show’s probably not for you!). Recommended by Classic Rock magazine as on the the UK’s top tribute bands, Whole Lotta Led have undergone a change to their lineup of late making them even better than before.
After twelve years with the same line up, joining the band on drums is Chris Scrivens and a new vocalist in Lee Pryor, who effortlessly reproduces Robert Plants amazing vocals. They join the founder members Nick Ferris (guitar) and Geoff Hunt (bass) who ensure the standard of performance is as high as it can be and continue the Whole Lotta Led legacy. Whole Lotta Led are no ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ lookalikes, they concentrate on the music which is performed with a collective enthusiasm and dedication that is second to none. Their shows consist of songs from the entire Zeppelin back catalogue including the all time classics ‘Whole Lotta Love‘ and of course ‘Stairway To Heaven‘ and the band also regularly include a selection of Led Zeppelin’s acoustic numbers in their shows. Whole Lotta Led
7.30pm / £11
Manchester’s leading Rock & Metal club Caged Asylum celebrates 2012 in style with 11 special nights and tonight they celebrate Download Festival. Join DJ Mikee Diablo for some serious partying where fancy dress is always optional but always encouraged, and the usual dress code is slick & stylish casual and all things Rock & Metal, as risqué as you dare! For this Saturday only, Caged goers who wear their Download T-shirts or a shirt by an act who appeared at Download this year, gain entry to caged for ONLY £4!!!!
The playlist features the biggest names in metal ranging from classics such as Pantera and Slayer, the new school sounds of Trivium and Killswitch Engage and crossover rock from Queens of the Stone Age and Rage Against The Machine – all given a thunderous sheen by a killer 40k sound system. Drinks are great value and the vibe easy going and unpretentious, and did I mention there’s a lap-dancing lounge?
10pm / £6
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Band On The Wall
The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club featuring The Excitements
The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns to Band on the Wall with a full live set by sensational funk powerhouse The Excitements and of course presenter, DJ, actor and funkster Craig Charles himself manning the decks until 3am with the planet’s funkiest tunes.
Spanish / US band The Excitements electrifying sound pays its respect to original funk and R&B legends such as Ike and Tina Turner, Etta James, Suger Pie de Santo and James Brown. Fronted by the amazing vocals and incredible stage presence of Koko Jean, The Excitements do exactly what it says on the tin – blistering, jaw-dropping, unadulterated pure live funk power!
This event begins at 9pm but the Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open earlier for great food, drinks and good times.
9pm / £13 adv / £15 otd
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Matt & Phreds
Terri Shaltiel comes to Matt & Phred’s tonight to perform soul/ jazz/ funk/ blues and rare-groove classics along with some of her original material. Israeli born, with Spanish/Turkish heritage alongside a Yorkshire accent, songstress Terri Shaltiel has been touring the gig circuit for a few years to critical acclaim. Best described as funky soul/blues fused with contemporary R&B and Jazz. The inspiration for her songwriting and lyrical prowess comes from an eclectic lifestyle that sees her experience some unusual encounters. For example ‘Giggolo Boy‘ is about a time she met a twentysomething Turkish Actor who was being paid to go on holiday with a 70 year old German doctor! The mark of Terri’s inspiration is from a diverse mix, but includes artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marlena Shaw, Roberta Flack and Ray Charles with a contemporary twist. Terri has recently been enjoying radio play via the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show prompting Craig to say “Cool tunes and what a great voice!“. Terri Shaltiel Myspace
9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
The Big Indie Showcase #4 with Cast Of Thousands / Tiny Phillips / Dakota / The Cut Out & Keeps / Sister Ray
7pm / £5
Kings Of Dub with Crucial Bunny / Freedom Masses
11pm / £3
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
John Kraus ‘Loose Change’
Jon Kraus (Hoya Hoya / Fat City) will be delving between the seats to create a colorful montage of Saturday night drinking music, tackling a healthy mix of Disco, Boogie, House, Afro, Brazilian, Psych, Kraut, Garage, Blues, Ska, Reggae & Soul.
8pm-late / Free
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER
The Bay Horse
The Saturday Social takes place every Saturday in the wonderful surroundings of The Bay Horse Pub. A soundtrack of the weird, wonderful and well known, from the old to new, Funk to Punk, Disco to Indie, Folk to Pop, all played on lovely crackly vinyl. Your DJs for this aural journey are Craig Johnson and Ian Scott.
8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Manchester / Northern Quarter / M4 1NA
Mondo Pop! with Mof Gimmers
Mof Gimmers shares his love of outlandish pop music at his weekly, Saturday night musical variety show, Mondo Pop! Spinning soul, funk, disco, pop, rock and more from across the ages, expect cheeky cover versions of songs you know and songs you haven’t heard for ages, but wish you had. Good vibes and dancing to be had ’til late! “Dancing on tables encouraged”.
9pm – 3am / free before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Friends in Common with Eliott Dobbs
Every Saturday night (apart from the 2nd of the month) Common invite their favourite friends to play their favourite records. Expect to hear music you never knew you liked. Pop music played with sense and sensibility, country with soul, and maybe something that will make you dance. This week’s ‘Friend’ is Elliott Dobbs.
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / M4 1HW
Moho Live continues its new regular Saturday night, Club Moho. During the night, in the Main Room, Jorge will play anything and everything commercial; pop, indie, dance, rnb, dance, you name it, Jorge will play it. While in Room 2 Glen from Coup De Ville hosts spinning old skool hip hop and electro. It’s £5 in all night (unless you find one of their flyering team and get a FREE ticket) and there are some drinks specials too for those looking for some value from their night out.
11pm- 4am / £4 Adv /£5
Moho Live / Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Funkademia with Trafford Love Thing
This Saturday Trafford Love Thing takes control of the decks at Funkademia, which takes place every Saturday to a consistently full house, feeding a friendly crowd with a diet of pure unadulterated soul-funk with the dj collective taking you on a journey through four decades of the very best soul, funk, electric disco and hip-hop with a touch of smooth r&b and some big house classics. www.funkademia.net
This Northern Quarter stalwart sells out most weeks so you’re advised to either arrive early or purchase advance tickets.
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Barry Dodds presents Simon Clayton, Danny Deegan and David Longley for The Frog and Bucket’s flagship Saturday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.
7pm / £17
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ