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Manchester's Partisan Collective DIY venue is closing down

The team behind the venue have confirmed that they won't be renewing their lease beyond 31st July

Manchester-based cooperative space Partisan is closing down at the end of this month. The team behind "Salford’s queer-friendly, inclusive and accessible venue & community space"...

20-year-old dies after taking ill at Manchester's Hidden club

Greater Manchester Police were called to the club in the early hours of Saturday morning

A 20-year-old man has died after being taken ill at Manchester club Hidden this past weekend. The man fell ill in the early hours of...

salute Sam Gallaitry maybe it's u

The latest track from the Vienna-Manchester artist's forthcoming album 

salute has shared a new single, 'maybe it's u', featuring Scottish producer and vocalist Sam Gellaitry. You can listen to the track below. The third...

Warehouse Project

A DJ set from Bonobo and a live show from Jungle are among the many highlights of the Repercussion opening party

The Warehouse Project has unveiled details of its 2024 opening party on 14th September. A DJ set from Bonobo and live show from Jungle will...

Photo of WDDS in a red tiled stairwell wearing a black sweatshirt and gilet

The debut LP from Manchester’s WDDS is an expansive, ambient-tinged ode to the places and faces that shaped him

WDDS will release his debut LP, ‘Migration’, later this month on Hectare Discs. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track below. Following releases...

Dialled In announces Manara, Arthi, PXSSY PALACE, more

The all-dayer will mark Dialled In's first festival outside London

Dialled In has dropped the first names for its upcoming Manchester festival. The multi-genre all-dayer, slated for 20th July at MIAMOS (The Nia Centre), will...

Photo of Ghoulish in front of a blue fence and a brick wall

Scattershot snares meet back-breaking bassweight on the new dancefloor tenderiser from Manchester’s Ghoulish, landing alongside a remix from label head Korzi

Ghoulish will release a new single, ‘Arc Flash’, via Left, Right & Centre later this week. Have an exclusive first listen below. The Manchester-based DJ...

Black and white image of a graffiti'd wall that reads "Kitchen Top Floor"

In the midst of the ruinous Thatcher era, Manchester’s Hulme Crescents estate became a haven for squatters, anarchists and acid house ravers, who converged in the hedonistic flat-turned-studio and after-hours club, The Kitchen. Kemi Alemoru speaks to former residents, DJs and familiar guests from the Madchester scene about the lasting impact this space had on the city’s cultural landscape

Welcome to Hulme Crescents, Manchester, an inner-city public housing experiment that, in the ’80s, became an amphitheatre of chaos and creativity. In this estate, acid...

Bionic robot arm lets plants play musical instruments

The machine will make its live debut at Castlehead Viaduct later this month

A machine that allows a living plant to "play" a musical instrument has been invented. Developed by Manchester-based musicians known as Bionic and the Wires...

Legendary Manchester venue Night & Day will remain open following noise dispute

The long-running Northern Quarter club's team said they were "delighted" and "disappointed" by the judge's ruling on the Noise Abatement Notice

Manchester's Night & Day has been allowed to remain open after a more than three-year-long noise dispute. The legendary Northern Quarter venue, open for over...

Nemzzz

The new mixtape follows the Manchester rapper's debut EP 'NEMZZZ TYPE BEAT'

Nemzzz has released his debut mixtape. Out now, the 15-track deluxe edition of the LP, titled 'DO NOT DISTURB', features guest contributions from Lil Yachty...

Photo of Aletha in a metallic blue-grey Jersey standing next to a wooden wall

With a mix of minimal thumpers, trippy techno and deep, driving acid, Manchester’s Aletha steps up for the Fresh Kicks series, and speaks to Claire Francis about the formative influence of multi-genre festivals like Dimensions, her CITRIC party, and more

There’s something thrillingly addictive about Aletha’s sets. It’s partly due to the Manchester DJ’s propensity for zingy acid and electro cuts, but it’s also the...

Nemzzz announces debut mixtape, ‘DO NOT DISTURB’

The debut mixtape is set to drop next month

Nemzzz has announced the release of his debut mixtape, ‘DO NOT DISTURB’, and dropped a new track, ‘L'S'. Slated for release on 15th March, the...

Legendary Manchester venue Night & Day to contest Noise Abatement Notice in court next week

The notice was first served against the venue two years ago

Legendary Manchester music venue Night & Day will be heading back to court next week to contest a Noise Abatement Notice (NAN) that was first...

Steam radio's logo on a psychedelic colourful background

"This is the perfect chance for a bedroom music lover to dive into the local music scene," said organisers

Manchester's Steam Radio has announced a free DJing and radio course aimed at working class people. With funding from Ballantine and Soho Radio's True Music...

Rave and youth culture photography exhibition, Knees Up, announced for February

The party and exhibition will take place in Manchester on 10th February

A new photography exhibition exploring modern-day rave and youth culture will take place at Manchester’s Smolenksy Gallery next month. Knees Up, hosted by Newcastle-based photography...

Photo of Meduulla wearing a brown fur coat and an array of hats

With lyrics inspired by her Zimbabwean heritage and life in Manchester, Meduulla’s route into rap was through poetry. She speaks to Sophie Walker about her dual perspective, her love of words, and appreciation for the power of hip-hop

The medulla oblongata transmits signals between the spinal cord and higher parts of your brain. It commands your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe...

Photo of OneDa performing on stage wearing a scarf and leopard print trainers

Part of the Herchester collective in Manchester, OneDa operates on the fringes of drum & bass, and isn’t afraid to go against the grain, as evidenced on her latest EP, ‘Pussy Power’. She tells DJ Mag about how acceptance of her sexuality — not least by herself — and a large degree of self-love have been crucial to her development as an MC, and in finding her voice

“It’s the eccentricity of the sound. It’s just magic — you can do anything.” Manchester-raised OneDa effervesces with excitement as she drills down into her...

Gaza humanitarian crisis: fundraising electronic music events to attend this month

Dates in Dublin, London and Manchester have been announced 

Updated 11th December Promoters and artists are continuing to show solidarity with the population of Gaza through fund and awareness-raising events. Citizens in the Palestinian...

The Warehouse Project announces DJ EZ, Girls Don’t Sync, Sammy Virji, more for New Year's Eve party

The Manchester party closes out its 2023 season with Paul Woolford, Jaguar, Hammer, RUDIM3NTAL and many more

The Warehouse Project has revealed the lineup for its upcoming New Year's Eve party. The Manchester party series will close out its 2023 season at...