It's certainly getting colder as we thunder towards Christmas, which is the perfect excuse (not that they need one) for the clubs to turn up the heat, and ensure none of us go to bed with a cold. Last weekend some our favourite clubs provided us with epic residents' parties - something there isn't enough of nowadays, and the other half gave us Radio 1 favourites and underground newcomers. A weekend straight off the top shelf, and one that will be hard to follow. Turns out Manchester loves a challenge and is quite frankly ready to make last weekend eat the dust off our disco boots. Movement Detroit is the big one, providing one of the most comprehensive, off the scale, outrageously good line ups of The Warehouse Project season. Lean Manchester host their second party at Joshua Brooks, a cheeky Swamp81 party that will be one of the best parties of the month, never mind this week. Welcome to the weekend!
Friday 29th November
Lean Manchester thrown their second party deep in the heart of everyones favourite victorian rave pit, Joshua Brooks tonight. Anyone that was lucky enough to attend the first Lean Manchester party will know exactly how good these lads are at throwing parties. They brought a sell out crowd Randomer and Zed Bias and tore the roof off the joint. This time around they've delved deep into the underground to bring you all a massive Swamp81 showcase with Mickey Pearce and Chunky taking control all night alongside the Lean residents. Another monster party from one of the newest, and most exciting club nights Manchester has to offer.
The Warehouse Project is kicking off tonight with a hefty dose of hospitality. Another whopping line-up from the biggest club in the city. Drum and Bass royalty such as Netsky, Danny Bird and Sub Focus will be taking to the stage and delivering what should be an incredible night of chasing top speed beats per minute around everyone's favourite warehouse.
Drop the Mustard are back at Gorilla and they've decided a collaboration with newly returning Ibiza dwelling Departure is the one this evening! They bring Will Saul in an Aus music showcase deep into the cavernous Oxford Road club, hoping to relive the recent successes at there new home. This will undoubtably be a party of top quality, with two of the cities most loved club nights coming together.
Saturday 30th November
It's Saturday night techno, as the two of the biggest clubs in the city go head to head, click to click with some stellar line-ups. Gorilla is the home for Solar as they continue their techno series by inviting very special guest Monika Kruse to take control of the decks. The Berlin born techno goddess heads a line up of Solar residents, and friends, including Manchester party experts Mute! If the previous parties are anything to go by then this one is a no brainer. It's the third in a series of musical masterclasses that Solar have been producing since September, the line ups have, so far, included some brilliantly talented international DJs accompanied and supported by some of the best local DJs and producers Manchester has to offer. You can buy a ticket for Solar with Monika Kruse right here at DesignMyNight!
Sound Control hosts Lowdown Live with the Dub Pistols, strictly speaking this falls within the gig side of of the nightlife coin, however, I can promise you that the three hours of bouncing around that converted old record shop will be some of the best all weekend. A fantastic band that can stir up a frenzy at every gig they do. A well known festival crowd-pleaser and all round top shelf act. You can buy your ticket here at DesignMyNight to guarantee entry. Essentially, this is the perfect pre party to get you right in the mood for Saturday night, and if you are free I strongly suggest you check this one out!
Last and quite the opposite of least The Warehouse Project opens its doors to Movement Detroit. This is one of the biggest, and best line ups of this season, and it's been a season that's hosted the likes of Disclosure and Chic with Nile Rogers. Techno heavy weights Sven Vath, Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles and Marcel Dettmann all take to the decks. Each DJ will have an hour and a half to two hours to smash out a thumping set to the thirsty warehouse crowd, which is about half the usual time that these guys are used to. Expect a banging, wall to wall, festival style smash up that will undoubtably be one of the parties of 2013.
Another amazing weekend in Manchester for clubbing, be sure to fill the fridge with comfort food and ice cold water for Sunday. It's going to be a big one. Enjoy.