Choicy: Wookie, Groove Assassin and more
Right, this weekend is going to be particularly annoying for me. In a ‘why do I have to go all the way across town from Community to get to the Roadhouse?’ kinda way. Yes, I’ll gladly attend two club nights half a mile apart because I’ll bear the pain in my feet for some heavy beats (sorry for the unintentional rhyming there). Especially when Wookie is involved. Well, maybe. If it’s not raining.
Anyway, for fans of house (the roots kind, if you please), d’n’b, UK Garage or anniversary parties… celebrating Funkademia’s first year at Mint Lounge of course, here are some ways how to carry on the party on from bank holiday.
Friday 3rd September
Oh My God @ Sankeys
Oh My God is putting on an all-night rave at the Radium Street venue for all the drum’n’bass and dubstep heads of Manchester. Renowned for it’s legendary parties that seem to pop up just when you start to need that kind of rave in your life, Oh My God has hosted the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Grooverider, drum’n’bass favourite Jenna G and Manchester dub selector Ken Evil. Friday sees Calyx and Teebee playing a exclusive two-hour deck set, while the likes of Cyantific and Cookie Monsta will warm the party up nicely.
10pm to 6am, £10 before 11pm, £12 before 12pm and £15 after
Contort Yourself vs Murkage presents Wookie @ Roadhouse
When the Contort Yourself and Murkage crews announced the producer of classic UK Garage tracks such as ‘Battle’ and ‘Down On Me’ is coming to Manchester, it certainly got me in a tizzy. Watch hundreds of UKG fans get in a even bigger flap when Wookie, who’s now gone down a more house-based route, goes back to the good old days of when Moschino shirts were the height of fashion and everyone shouted ‘Boo!’ at the DJ.
11pm to 3am, £4 before 11.30pm, £5 adv or with flyer, £6 after
Community presents Groove Assassin @ Contact Theatre
Community is back for it’s monthly gathering, and this September Sheffield spinner Groove Assassin will be playing at it’s occasional but extremely welcoming home of Contact Theatre. The performance space is a great spot for the dancers that frequent the night ran by Rainy City Music’s Irfan, and the globe-trotting selector (who’s released tracks on respected labels including Mn2S and Soul Heaven) will provide a perfect soundtrack to the night with his brand of soulful and deep-tinged house. If Assassin’s site is anything to go by, there might be a bit of disco and jackin’ house too. Support comes from Irfan Rainy and Levi Live.
10.30pm to 4am, £5 before 11pm, £6 concessions, £10 after 11pm
Funkademia: One Year At Mint Lounge @ Mint Lounge
This night got a mention last week, so I won’t bother going into detail about what to expect. One thing though, it’s likely to be even more extravagant and fun, which is always a good thing. Check out this mix from Funkademia resident DJ Redsoul to get in the mood to party, anniversary style.
10.3o pm to 3.30am, £5 before 11pm, £6 after
See you on the dancefloor x