Sankeys 3rd & 4th Feb

My oh my – February begins with a bang.

Sankeys throw forward a stunning tour de force of doubled up showcases inspired by the club nights of their glorious past and future, bringing some of the strongest and most forward thinking acts in modern dance music to Manchester. Friday features the restoration of Tribal Sessions with a No.19 Music Showcase on Saturday.

john digweed

The definitive party of the early twenty first century, Tribal Sessions was the club-night that helped etch Sankeys to the forefront of club land and remains one of the most iconic parties they’ve ever thrown. It’s a true old school love in as well as two DJs who summed up the deep and dirty vibe Tribal was all about star, with John Digweed and Timo Maas manning the decks.

It’s a true old school love in as well as two DJs who summed up the deep and dirty vibe Tribal was all about star, with John Digweed and Timo Maas manning the decks.

But this is no revisionist music policy. John remains one of the most important and highly coveted jocks of our times, his breathtaking technical ability matched by a searing passion for new and exciting music which positions him above his immediate peers. And Timo remains a man constantly in pursuit of reinvention, his rolling house grooves underpinned by a sexy swagger with the glut of new material pushed out by him and Italian wunderkind Santos. Original Sessions resident Greg Vickers and Rekids’ bassline beacon James Teej offers support.

24 hours later and it’s all bout a duo who owned 2011, Art Department. Check the RA top 100 DJs poll of the last two years and Art Department are the standout act on the basis of their meteoric rise; nowhere to be seen in 2010 and gate-crashing the poll at number 6 this time round. This can be partly attributed to their monster ‘Without You’ track, a record that ushered in the slow and seductive sound of deep house that dominated dance floors everywhere from the Balearics to Buenos Aries. But the real reason is as well as having a sound very much the du jour of 2011 and 2012, they are a DJing and production duo with real guile, soul and flair, helping to further consolidate the success of Crosstown Rebels’ continued global expansion.

They’ll be ably backed up by Rebels’ lynchpin Deniz Kurtel, the American chanteuse whose design prowess bolstered Wolf + Lamb’s infamous New York hotel parties and a girl with more than enough groove and guts of her own. Nitin and No Artificial Colours round off a killer session.

Tribal Sessions
Friday 3rd February
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
John Digweed
Timo Mass
Greg Vickers
James Teej (DJ set)
NUS £10 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15
11pm – 5am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444
www.sankeys.info

No.19 Music Showcase
Saturday 4th February
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
Art Department
Deniz Kurtel
Nitin
No Artificial Colours
NUS £10 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15
11pm – 6am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444
www.sankeys.info

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