Aside from the Big Chill Festival, there aren't many chill out nights, certainly not oop north, they tend to be in London or posh poncy places.
Suave @ Sofa - Monthly Sunday Events (Admission £3 / £2 nus)
Line ups have now been confirmed for the first 3 months of Manchester's newest monthly Sunday night.
Music policy is laid back, chilled and down tempo. The venue is Sofa SubClub 106 Princess St, Manchester M1. 730pm - 1230am.
Sunday 16th May: Jay Wearden | Marc Mackender | Sully | DC
Sunday 20th June: Les Croasdaile | Jay Wearden | Grey Matter (blue jammer) | Sully
Sunday 18th July: Luke Unabomber | Jay Wearden | Michael Joyce | Sully
Also, tomorrow night, there's this little beauty:
FUTUREDJ 1st May, Band On The Wall, Manchester
DJs: Greg Wilson [The Godfather of UK Electrofunk]
Daniel Wang [Balihu/Environ, New York]
Ann Shenton and Pierre Duplan [Large Number/Ex Add N to (X)]
Roger vs. Danny Webb [special futureDJ set]
Band on the Wall, Swan Street, Northern Quarter, MCR. 0161 832 6625
Sat 1st May 2004, 10pm-3am, Admission: £12 door / £10 advance
*9.30pm - Demo of Final Scratch by Tom Trouble [The Leadmill, Sheffield] and your chance to learn about the advanced technology used in this event.
Futuresonic is the UK's first and only international electronic music and media arts festival. Under the turntable re:mix banner, futuresonic04 marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic Technics 1200MK2 record deck with a series of events showcasing the many diverse forms of turntable music. The turntable re:mix programme will feature some of the world's leading turntable pioneers currently detonating the art of playback.The final event in the series offers a glimpse over the horizon, at artists and technical innovations that are taking the DJ concept in new directions. At a time at which audiences are turning back to the spectacle of the live arena, the event will give a poke in the eye to the pundits with a vision of the new post-turntable underground. futureDJ, presented in association with Music is Better as a celebration of our 2nd Birthday, looks at ways of injecting creativity and performance back into the DJ format. The event features three guest artists each at the forefront of their own field of electronic music. All will be invited to experiment with a range of DIY and digital DJ tools and emerging formats, the dancefloor and DJ booth a laboratory in which new ways of playing other people's music will be put to the test.
With a DJ pedigree stretching back to the original disco era, Greg Wilson almost single-handedly championed New York's emerging Electro-Funk sound in the early 80s. Its influences lay not only with Kraftwerk, the Human League and Gary Numan, but with Miles Davis, Sly Stone, and George Clinton. Greg earned a huge following at largely black dance nights, in clubs such as Legend in Manchester and Wigan Pier. He was the first dance music DJ at the Hacienda, and his Piccadilly radio mixes further cemented his pioneer status.Greg retired from DJing in 1984, but co-produced the landmark Street Sounds UK Electro album  and compiled the Classic Electro Mastercuts album . His Music Is Better gig in Manchester (December 20th, 2003) was a turning point, providing the impetus for a renewed assault on clubland. In 2004, with laptop, turntables, and reel-to- reel, Greg's alchemic mixing and customised re-edits take the whole club DJ experience two steps beyond. A CD of Greg's December set [The Legend Returns / Greg Wilson / Music Is Better / Manchester 20.12.03 - Re- Edited Highlights] will be available at the event.
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