What’s going on with Britain’s nightclubs?

The recent closure of London clubbing destination Fabric over drug-related deaths plays into the current narrative that Britain’s nightlife is in a state of decline. The shuttering of a venue that had twice been voted the world’s best club comes a year after authorities also closed The Arches in Glasgow, a venue with a strong reputation for original arts programming, but …

Clubs Music Interviews September 1, 2016

The Warehouse Project announces 2015 line-up

The Warehouse Project has announced its line-up for 2015, and as it’s the 10th anniversary the line-up is predictably epic. Highlights of #WHP15 include Jamie xx at the Albert Hall, two gigs featuring Manchester’s own New Order, nights curated by Hudson Mohawke and Jungle, dance legends Leftfield (live), and incendiary hip hop duo Run The Jewels. Some of …

15 songs that define me: Dave Haslam’s playlist

If anyone deserves the title ‘Mr Manchester’, it’s Dave Haslam. Moving to the city in 1980, he set up a fanzine and promoted gigs before establishing himself as a vital part of the Manchester music scene through his writing, DJing and habit of being at the heart of all major moments in music from the ’80s onwards. If it …