April in Clubs hits the ground running, including top picks for the Easter Bank holiday weekend, and a very Good Friday indeed. This month in clubs sees some carefully curated nights at our favourite dancing spot The White Hotel, forward thinking Alternate Cuts at Soup Kitchen brings a techno set from a big name in house/disco, and Partisan’s All Dayer returns.
Wed 3 Apr | HOT CHIP (DJ set) | YES
Legendary dance-pop masters grace The Pink Room for the entirety of the night. Runs from 11pm till 3am at just £8.80 for a bit of midweek madness.
Tickets: £8.80/£11 www.skiddle.com
Fri 5 Apr | Nacht presents Rebekah | The White Hotel
All the best parties start at Midnight. Including this 3 hour set from this Birmingham born techno-guru. Nacht bring her exhilarating and ferocious sound to Salford alongside Bill Rogers (Haus22). Party runs till 6am.
Tickets: final release – £22 www.residentadvisor.com
Sat 6 Apr | Augmented Presents Bradley Zero – All Night Long | Gorilla
A five hour long takeover from this Radio 1 disc jockey and Rhythm Section boss. First release have sold out so don’t miss out.
Tickets: £11.25, www.skiddle.com
Thu 11 Apr | Alternate Cuts – Motor City Drum Ensemble (Techno Set) | Soup Kitchen
Joining forces with High Hoops, this alternative event series are back for their third year, bringing MCDE to Mcr for a set of primarily techno – a far throw from the deep house and rare soul he’s known for. It’s going to be interesting – all proceeds are being donated to Stonewall, so spread some love and head down to Soup. Runs 10pm-3am.
Sat 13 Apr | Partisan All Day Party! #7 | Partisan Collective
Ruf Dug (WET PLAY), Ladybeige (The Social Service and All Hands on Deck residents will be soundtracking the next installment of our favourite community rave. “No customers, no bosses, no profits.” includes 80 Decibels takeover, an inclusive party for families and children, Vintage ex-Hacienda visuals , cocktail specials and a video games corner. Runs 12pm-Midnight.
Tickets: FREE for members, £5 non members, www.partisancollective.net
Sat 13 Apr | Cosmic Slop | Soup Kitchen
Fundraiser party run by Leeds based MAP Charity who believe in the transformative impact of music and art in society, bring Cosmic Tom and Mike B to soundtrack your night. Runs 11pm-4am.
Tickets: advance £7 or limited OTD. www.residentadvisor.com
Fri 19 April | WET PLAY | The White Hotel
One of Manchester’s finest, wildest, and adored club nights is back on the scene. Resident selectors Kickin’ Pigeon (Piccadilly Records, NTS), Randy Marsh (FULL BEAM!, Red Laser Disco) and of course, Ruf Dug (NTS, Ruf Kutz Records) will bring back a loyal crowd. Promising “holistic merriment” and “unconditional reward” this one is bound to sell out. A very Good Friday indeed. Read our preview.
Runs midnight-6am. Tickets: on release soon. www.facebook.com
Sat 20 Apr | Courtesy / Simo Cell / Szare | The White Hotel
Project 13 MCR and The WHITE HOTEL presents have curated a special evening of eclectic sounds – expect the unpredictable, melodic and maybe a little stomp. Runs midnight till 7am.
Tickets: final release £13, www.residentadvisor.com
Sun 21 Apr | A Rave in a Bagel Shop – Mad Hatters Tea Party | Eat New York – The Bagel Shop
Surco presents the LAST installment of the novel party involving literal raving in a bagel shop. After a string of sell out events, this time the space will be transformed into a wacky, trippy Mad Hatter tea party dream and. Surco residents and special guests will supply the vibes all night. Runs 11pm-4am.
Tickets: £14.55, www.skiddle.com
Fri 26 Apr | Loose Lips presents: Schwefelgelb, Torn Relics + more | The White Hotel
Label, promoter and collective Loose Lips present the second of a two part series. P1 of this mini series saw Drvg Culture, Ekman & No Moon @ Joshua brooks in March, while P2 brings another two Manchester debuts – both live performances – to Salford at the end of the month. With local support from Means & 3rd b2b Kerrie, and Everett, as well as Loose Lips residents. It’s going to be a long session and tickets are selling fast so grab em while you can. Runs 12am-7am.
Tickets: £12.50/£15, www.residentadvisor.net
Fri 26 Apr | Erol Ankan – To The Rhythm All Night Long | YES
Taking to The Pink Room is a maverick melody maker, who transforms rock to dance music, scoping the periphery of dance music expertly. With residences including Boiler Room and Radio6Music, his live “re-productions” are not to be missed. A foot in both worlds he has worked with the likes of Franz Ferdinand, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but he is just as at home with throbbing techno, working with Daniel Avery on his latest album. Hosted by Now Wave, it runs 11pm-4am, and early birds have sold out so act fast.
Tickets: £16.80, www.seetickets.com
Sat 27 Apr | Banana Hill with Habibi Funk | Soup Kitchen
Delve into the rare and danceable Arabic music from the 60s, 70s and 80s with Habibi Funk. Joining them is SNO and Cervo. Runs 11pm-4am.
Tickets: £5/8/10, www.residentadvisor.com
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Words: Izzy Trott
Published on: Wed 10 Apr 2019