October, a rather incredible month. Autumn will see loads of new enthusiastic promoters splash their entire student loans on totally unrealistic events that are definitely going to fail, trust me, I’ve been there.
One event of note which unfortunately won’t feature in this article is the annual World Gurning Championships, which will be held at the Egermont Crab Fair on the 13th and 14th in Cumbria. That means wannabe contestants have got just one remaining weekend of training, here’s where to get ya jaw swinging in Manchester this Month.
@ Warehouse Project
Friday 5th October | 9.30pm
Oh to be 16 again. One of Manchester’s biggest clubbing exports, Metropolis turns the big 1 6 this month, quite an achievement in this days climate. From the all nighters at The Phoenix club to sold out session at The Music Box, Metropolis has outlived several of the city’s most iconic venues and they continue to go from strength to strength with a line up that features some of the games biggest players, as well as keeping it real with a room dedicated to Manchester talent. The night will feature Andy C, Goldie, DJ Hype, Hazard and Nosia to name just a few.
Hit & Run: VS Series: 1985 vs Box N Lock
Saturday 6th October | 11pm – 4am | £5
The second installment of Hit & Run’s VS series see’s two of the scene’s most exciting labels go head to head, mano a mano, in a full bodied onslaught of beats and basslines that’ll shake ya dick off, if you’ve got one. The night see’s returns to Manchester of garage legend Mighty Moe as he hosts a very special set featuring Rossi B and Luca in the Box N lock room. Alex Perez’s label, 1985, will be shelling it down in the opposing room for the Drum n Bass (ish) heads, with notable performances from Fracture and the man Perez himself.
Red Eye Carnival: The Busy Twist + Mina + Lady Ice
@ Band on the Wall
Friday 12th October | 10pm | £10.50
The Red Eye HiFi lot are back this month with a big boy showdown at Band on The Wall with a night covering all things Dancehall, Soca and Afro, bringing World Dance to Manchester. Headline duties go to The Busy Twist who are guaranteed to have the ceilings dripping with sweat.
Now Wave presents… Iglooghost
@ Yes (The Pink Room)
Tuesday 16th October | 7.30pm | £10
For something a bit different, get down to Manchester’s hottest new venue Yes on Tuesday 16th and check out Iglooghost. Really something you probably won’t have heard of before and pushing boundaries of dance music. Best thing to do is check out this boiler room clip, features some dangerous looking head nodding
Worried About Henry presents… Digital Mystikz
@ Manchester Academy
Friday 19th October | 11pm – 6am | £18
The guys at Worried About Henry mean business once again, this time as they dedicate a night to all things 140 (that’s BPM if you don’t know what I mean). Any opportunity to catch Mala and Coki doing their thing is never to be sniffed at, add to that Loefah, Sir Spyro and Comodo, this one is not to be missed. Also, can’t write this without biggin up T Man, Big Up T Man.