With many doomsayers predicting the end of human civilisation around the end of 2012 (December 23rd according to the Mayans but, lets face it, they didn't predict the arrival of the Spanish too well did they?) We thought we could bring you a monthly run down of which big tings a gwarn, so you can edge towards the Apocalypse having as much fun as possible!
January is a notorilously slow month for clubbing. Everyone got super crunked at Christmas, all the students are working hard at exams (ahem!) and so its a tough gig for any promoter to fill a club. But luckily for the hardcore amongst us there are a few very decent nights floating around, so here's my picks...
WEEK ENDING 15.01.12
Jan 13th sees a reopening of classic Manchester venue- The Attic. Once the scene of my 21st birthday party, it's now hosting a much cooler party. The Joe Kalius Project are stepping in with a wealth of local talent; SKITTLES has top be the top dog in UK hip hop right now with unmatched flows and lyricism. BIOME carries more weight than a neutron star and gets a bigger reputation with each release. THE STEPPAHS will be coming fresh from smashing Sankeys on New Years Day for Metropolis. Finally the JK residents SMITHY & AL SONAR are not to be dismissed as warm up acts, each are pure class on the decks. All this is hosted by The Kollective- SPARKZ and L-DIGZ.
For those who like the heavier things in life, Jan 13th also sees the return of RippeR to Moho Live. What once started as a tiny local Drum & Bass night out in Altrincham has grown in reputation and status thanks to great vibes and great bookings. This Friday the 13th RippeR tries its luck by getting Grid Recordings main man TWISTED INDIVIDUAL down for a rare appearance in Manchester- a must see for any jump-up fan. Combine this with a jungle set from local legend GLOXXY and you have a serious party afoot.
WEEK ENDING 22.01.12
On Jan 20th there's an event at Joshua Brooks which we barely noticed as it is so dark, light can't escape its surface. The Project 13 guys, fresh from breakthrough success in 2011, host their first event of the year and stick to their dark atmospheric music policy with COMMODO, DJ RUM and a BIOME b2b VERSA , techno-to-dubstep set which sounds a little bit special. Hosted by the busiest MC in Manchester, SPARKZ.
Moving from underground to upstairs, Sankeys has the house for Jan 20th more than covered as they invite the massive LAIDBACK LUKE to town, alongside OLIVER TWIST & JASON HERD
WEEK ENDING 29.01.12
On January 27th there's a serious gig for your diaries. ROOTS MANUVA makes a long awaited return to Manchester at the HMV Ritz. Fresh of the back of last years success with '4everevolution', expect new hits like Toddla T collab 'Watch Me Dance' alongside classic UK bangers such as Colossal Insight and the epic 'Witness (1 Hope)'.
If you want to carry on the party after that, our bet would be to head over to Sankeys where KISSY SELLOUT will be bringing his unique and eclectic styles to Manchester. If you haven't seen Kissy DJ he is highly recommended; lightining fast tight mixing on 4 decks, every genre covered- a dance fanatic's dream!
Of course throughout January, as per usual, Hit & Run will be doing their best to mess up your Tuesdays, starting on Monday 9th with local talent CHIMPO & THE STEPPAHS for just Ł2
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