The big news of the week crashed onto our laps on Wednesday morning. Some say it was just a matter of time, some say it was a brilliant piece of promotion but whatever it was, Sankeys announced once again that it is in fact opening! Whether it be a cheer, or a sigh that comes from deep inside your beat filled stomachs, one thing remains clear, 2014 is going to be completely different to what we've been used to for the past few years. Fresh competition is usually the cherry on the cake for us party goers, and hopefully the game will be raised once again, and we'll be the ones benefiting from top quality bookings across the city. Speaking of quality, this weekend is once again riddled with some quite special parties that we think you all need to know about. Immortal garage DJs, House Gangsta's and Break Beat Warriors, welcome to the weekend.
Friday 6th December
Collaboration between club nights in Manchester often leads to some big and beautiful results. We've had the likes of Nic Fanciulli, Will Saul and all of the Parklife after-parties back in June that proved that the many hands make top parties. On Friday two of the city's best loved club nights have combined all their power to bring to us a man who is one of the best producers of electronic music, ever. A man who influences people still to this day with his unique sound and unrelenting musical charisma. Gold Teeth and Triangular present Todd 'The God' Edwards deep in the heart of Gorilla. Expect some old school flowing speed garage stylings amidst the new bass ridden house beats all night long. This should be one of the best parties this month, so make sure you buy a ticket here. Once you've done that have a listen to his essential mix, if that doesn't get you hyped up for this, nothing will.
Friday night wouldn't be complete without some organised chaos on one of the wildest dance floor stomping grounds in the city. Roadhouse has a reputation, a simple and easy to understand reputation. When you go to the Road House, it tends to go off. BPM are the party proprietors bringing high tempo beats to the crowds of drum and bass lovers, they bring Moleskin (Keysound) and Neana (Night Slugs) to take command. This is BPM's office Christmas party. There office is The Roadhouse. And you are there hard working employees. In the spirit of Christmas they're giving away the first fifty tickets for free, and it's only £3 all night after that. The best value for money party this Friday by far.
Last but certainly not least, is Bugged Out! at The Warehouse Project, which is headlined by universal electronic music royalty and overall musical masters The Chemical Brothers. Brilliant weekend lined up at The Warehouse Project kick starting with this. The Chemical Brothers unfortunately are not live, but will perform a DJ set along side a stella line up, that includes The Chemical Brothers (DJ Set), Dave Clarke, Eats Everything, Erol Alkan, Bicep, Optimo, Boddika, Hot Since 82, Trevino, Gerd Janson, Justin Robertson, James Holroyd, Greg Lord and Krysko. There can be no complaints with that sort of line-up, getting planning set times now! They'll be released on social media shortly.
Saturday 7th December
Straight into Saturday and another great night ahead at Sound Control with Stanton Warriors taking over the decks. Quite simply the biggest break beat producers and DJs around, Lowdown bring them back to Manchester. Knowing how intense and wild this party was the last time they played it's safe to say they'll be cranking up the heat for a repeat performance. Expect big beats, hip hop and house influences all night blended with a Lowdown booty electro punkishness you don't get at any other night. The tickets for this are selling fast and are a bargain at £12, you can grab one right here. Handy eh?
Back at the Warehouse Project, for what in our opinion is the best line up of the season, Kaluki turns seven and are bringing their night for a Warehouse Project debut, and what a debut it is going to be. Apollonia are headlining (Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia and Shonky) in the main room and the undercard is off the scale as well, with the likes of 'the house gangsta' DJ Sneak, Innervisions boss Dixon and Michael Mayer of Kompakt in support. A line-up packed with quality to celebrate the 7th year of what will go down in history as a top Manchester club night. Tickets are still available and are going for £25, which is incredibly cheap for a festival style line up of this quality.
As we sneak closer and closer to Christmas and the parties start piling up there is no lack in quality across the city, with the Warehouse Project coming to a close in a few weeks, Sankeys opening once again and the likes of Gorilla continuing to nail top bookings and parties every week; the future is looking to change for Manchester clubs. One thing is for sure though, we all will reap the benefit... The weekend has landed!