Sankeys Nov 2011

Another weekend, another top drawer education in peerless music from Sankeys.

By Matthew Tyas | Last updated 10 November 2011

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Dan G Sankey's imageAnother weekend, another top drawer education in peerless music from Sankeys. House music dominates the whole weekend, with Friday touched by the fist pumping excess of house and techno and Saturday seduced by the swagger and swing of the underground. Hold on to your seat.

John Dahlback is at the helm for the Friday offering, the Swede bringing his inimitable brand of high octane house music to the forefront. As is symptomatic of his particular Scandinavian origin, Dahlback excels in the kind of speaker shredding house music that has tore main rooms wide across the globe, his ‘Mutants’ album a perfect example of his fine art. His Pickadoll imprint has released tracks from Dada Life and Sebastian Leger, whilst everyone from Pete Tong to Tiesto digs his tunes.

Support comes in the shape of prolific Aussie DJ and producer Tommy Trash, who has been pretty busy recently, mixing a handful of Ministry of Sound’s iconic compilation albums, including the 2011 Annual, and Sessions Six and Seven and Electro House Sessions One and Two. Tommy plays a crowd‐pleasing collection of his own originals, remixes, edits and bootlegs, combining to create his unique dance floor-rocking sound. There’s also Pleasurekraft too. The US duo have had a revelatory impact within dance music, their monolithic track ‘Tarantula’ was the tune of 2010, staying at the top of the Beatport charts for months and positioning them as one of the most exciting acts within dance music. Follow up ‘Carny’ was just as much fun, as has their killer remix of Green Velvet’s drug wary anthem ‘La La Land’. Local hero Jason Herd supports, along with Sankeys stalwart The Dutch Rudder.

Kaluki however swings more to a Gallic beat, with the focus entirely on the bass rumblings Parisian clubbing has to offer. Topping the bill is Dan Ghenaica, the Circo Loco talisman who is the epitome of twenty first century house musician. Dropping bass heavy grooves side by side with deep techno and funk laden hooks is second nature to this master craftsman, the Freak N Chic and Batofar resident one of the French capital’s most prized assets.

Jef K supports, himself a master of the kind of tracky deep house that dancefloors get lost in for hours on end. Dreamy and ethereal with a sinister swing beneath, Jef is unsurprisingly a key choice at the cooler and more introspective dancefloors of Europe, be them Panoramabar or DC10’s Circo Loco. Kaluki’s triple threat resident roster – Ellesse, Pete Zorba and Treehouse – round things up.

The Full Line-Ups

Sankeys Friday 11th November @Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY

John Dahlback
Tommy Trash
Jason Herd
The Dutch Rudder
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

Kaluki – The Sounds of Paris
Saturday 12th November @ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY

Dan Ghenacia
ef K
Pete Zorba
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


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