Its going to be a big one this week in Manchester – there’s some epic gigs on in this city.
Kicking off with what has to be ‘band on the moment’, Submotion Orchestra on Monday. My ears pricked up the first time I heard them, largely due to them being signed to Exceptional Records, home to what was one of my favourite deep house producers, the brilliant duo that was Plej (sadly, they’re no longer making music). Submotion Orchestra mix various styles of downtempo electronica and have clear roots in jazz and soul disciplines, yet their live shows are by all accounts almost a full-on club experience. They’re playing as part of the Hit&Run DnB clubnight, so It’ll be interesting to see how they work it. I personally can’t wait to see them live.
Tuesday brings us the return of the mighty Plaid – figureheads of the Warp Records IDM scene, they’re playing Sound Control in support of their brand new LP. The last time they played Manchester, at Victoria Baths as part of the FutureEverything digital arts and music festival they utterly smashed it – an unmissable gig this.
On Thursday I suggest you get down to Joshua Brookes for arguably Manchester’s hottest new clubnight, Chow Down – featuring two of the finest UK Funky producers around today – the now superstar of the genre that is Joy Orbison (last time I saw him was 2 years ago at Band on the Wall playing to about 30 people, so this will be an interesting one), plus support from the ‘next big thing’, the Mancunian rising star and Martin Blackdown‘s latest signing to Keysound Records, Damu, who will be performing a full live A/V set. Can’t wait.
Well, thats one hell of a week to look forward to. See you down the front. Click the links below for more info: