NOW STREAMING: World-renowned documentary ‘Manchester Keeps on Dancing’

A remarkable social study of a culture that helped put Manchester on the worldwide music map.

By Steven Pankhurst | 31 March 2020

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Manchester Keeps on Dancing is a feature-length film that documents – in exceptional detail – the arrival of House music into Manchester from Chicago in the 1980’s, through to the Acid House explosion of 1988 and the following 30 years of its phenomenal rise to today.

Filmed over a period of two years, this documentary, by Madrid filmmaker Javi Senz, goes deep and digs into archive footage that has never been seen publicly, including for the first time Hacienda footage filmed by Anthony Wilson himself.

An excellent soundtrack and in-depth interviews help the viewer to understand how house music arrived in the city in the early 1980’s and takes them on a journey through the rich tapestry of its success and memorable stories.

The timeline begins pre-Hacienda and features contributions from each of the decades highly respected DJs, producers, promoters and social commentators including; Krysko, Colin Curtis, Mike Pickering, Greg Wilson, Luke Unabomber, Carl Craig, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Heidi, Marshall Jefferson, Laurent Garnier, and many more of the scenes most prolific names.

Manchester Keeps on Dancing is now available online for £3.99. Watch below…