The return of Electric Chair at the Refuge basement

Manchester is a City of many hidden depths and more are set to be revealed as The Refuge by Volta brings back an Electric Chair detonation, Manchester’s original underground party at The Refuge Basement, just 100 yards away from the nights longest standing home of the now defunct Music Box on Oxford Road.

Paying homage to their humble subterranean beginnings, April 1st 2017 will see home-grown DJ duo The Unabombers take over the disused and forgotten about space deep below Manchester’s pavements, for a one-night revival of the City’s most iconic and beloved parties.

Discovering The Refuge Basement is part of the natural evolution of the space they have curated in the now hottest venue in the City, which opened to the public in September 2016. The Return of Electric Chair is the first in a series of events programmed for 2017, the second is So Flute on Friday 14th April (Good Friday) and A Love From Outer Space with Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnson the following night on Saturday 15th April.

Luke Unabomber said: “When we first discovered the basement deep below The Refuge by Volta, we knew it would be a perfect place to run a series of parties. The space itself is very reminiscent of where we started, back in the grimy basements of backstreet Manchester and this is what we want to go back to. The fact it sits under the belly of the amazing Refuge space it is kind of perfect, offering an antithesis to the opulence and grandeur above. We can’t wait to get everyone back under the same roof for a one-off resurrection.”

Paying homage to their humble subterranean beginnings, April 1st 2017 will see home-grown DJ duo The Unabombers take over the disused and forgotten about space deep below Manchester’s pavements, for a one-night revival of the City’s most iconic and beloved parties.

Enthusiasts lucky enough to attend this riotous party will see the dynamic duo dig deep into their record bags to bring back the timeless, trademark tracks that made them famous back in the day. Their End of Year Riot at the back-street club Hidden in the depth of Stangeways saw more than 1000 people attend, with 500 ticketless people wishing they were inside. The boys, along with Aficionado will be working in harmony with to breathe new life the forgotten about venue, creating a real ‘feel good’ atmosphere where nobody is too cool to dance.

Luke says: “There is no doubt that Moonboots and Jason Boardman’s Aficionado is one of the most iconic and revived nights amongst DJs and the underground, obviously I have never told them this, but it is true and their Balearic vison is up there with the likes of Mancuso and Alfredo. I remember Moonboots dropping outsider pop records like Duran Duran when it was deemed deeply unfashionable, it seems fitting that we pay homage to these guys by going toe to toe with them.”

For those people who can’t make the night time party or who what to start early The Refuge have Ashley Beedle of X Press 2 fame, playing back to back with Unabomber’s in a classic Electric Elephant day-time Balearic session from 1pm until late.

For ticket information please visit skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/The-Refuge/

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