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April Clare Welsh
26 September 2022, 15:50

Manchester drum & bass night Squiggle Dee Mash returns after two decades next month

DJ Rap, Ragga Twins, Sappo, Mark XTC, and more are set to perform at the comeback event 

Squiggle Dee Mash

Manchester drum & bass night Squiggle Dee Mash is set to make its return to the UK clubbing landscape next month after closing two decades ago.

The club night ran for four years from 1998 - 2002 and took up home in various iconic venues across the city, including Generation X, Club Havana, UMIST Underground, and K2 at Man Met Students Union. Past acts included Fabio, Shy FX, DJ SS, Kenny Kenn, and Brockie, alongside local drum & bass names.

Squiggle Dee Mash promoter Ottilia Ordog, who was a University of Salford student when she launched the night in 1998, said she decided to re-launch the night after discussing the idea with uni friends after Covid. "And when I tried our former residents Sappo, Mark XTC and DJ Prophecy, they were all well up for it. It all just started coming together like it was meant to be".

Squiggle Dee Mash 2022, which comprises rooms of jungle, drum & bass, hardcore, hip-hop and house, will host DJ Rap, Ragga Twins, Sappo, Mark XTC, DJ Prophecy, Outlander, Diemond’ED, Veba, MC Madrush, MC Crystalize, MC Chilla and Kerin aka Che3kz (live PA).

Squiggle Dee Mash will take place at Bee House, Deansgate Locks on 21st October. Find out more and get tickets here.

Last month, a new documentary on the formative years of jungle and drum & bass was released at select UK cinemas and via the VOD service Doc'n Roll TV. Dig into The Rest Is History: The Early Days of Jungle & Drum & Bass here..