Sankeys Announce Spring line ups…
Sankeys Manchester is back in full swing after a small hiatus last year, and is once again the city’s most essential destination for underground music fans. Getting back to the hey day of sweaty basement parties and intimate gatherings that focus on atmosphere and ambiance more thananything else, Sankeys has been a leading underground club in England rightback to the 90s. Located in the wholly non commercial but industrial edge of town in Anocoats, its raw setting is the perfect match for the parties that play out there.
Sankeys is also known for its clued-up bookings that prize quality over quantity: rather than having a long list of names on each flyer, Sankeys selects the choicest acts each week. All of them play in the electric space under mesmerizing, futuristic lights, LED strips and a full over-dancefloor light panel that adds an extra layer of sensory stimulation to each and every party.
As well as being renowned for its great underground style, Danny Tenaglia’s legendary sound engineer Andy Kale has tuned the club’s killer Phazon soundsystem and it sounds even more ridiculous than ever. The long established, consistently boundary pushing club has a rich heritage on which to draw from, then, but looking ahead in 2014 it is set to captivate even moreimaginations with another season of fantastic events that touch on many different scenes and sounds.
What’s more, this year Sankeys will close from June until the end of September when the team head out to the Ibiza sister club, so you only have a limited time to get down to experience the club this spring. Out there during summer the focus will be on some amazing and weekly Tribal Sessions line-ups that are already looking like they will be the talk of the 2014 season.
Throughout March and April there’s lots on offer, with Fuse taking over on March 1st with Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito and more, Tribal Sessions on March 7th with The Martinez Brothers, Darius Syrossian, Jozef K and more, then a special four hour set from Art Department on March 8th.
Local label Music is Love take over on March 14th with New York’s Levon Vincent, Detroit’s Moodymann and Delano Smith and Wbeeza, New Jack City and label boss Oli Furness all in tow. March 15th is Micron with Cassy, Matt Tolfrey, Shaun Reeves and more, and Belgium brothers 2ManyDJs take over on March 21st with Riton and Justin Robertson also lining-up. Drop The Mustard then have Duke Dumont, Maribou State and more on March 28th before the month ends with Tania Vulcano from Circo Loco headlining for MVSON on March 29th.
As for April, Tribal Sessions starts the month with Darius Syrossian, KINK Live and more on April 4th, then Berghain big man Marcel Dettmann and Francis Inferno Orchestra play April 11th, before Anime Edge & DANCE’s Cuff label headline on 12th, Soul Clap and Wolf & Lamb come over from New York with No Regular play, Slow Hands, Tanner Ross, Nick Monaco, Navid Izadi live and Pillow Talk on 17th, then it’s a special Hacienda party on the 18th with legends Graeme Park, Greg Wilson, Mike Pickering Justin Robertson and more. Steve Lawler (for four hours!) and Detlef offer a VIVA showcase on April 21st and then hot French trio Apollonia all play on April 26th.
There truly is something for everyone at Sankeys in the next couple of months. Given the touch ups the club has had, and with the improved soundsystem, there never was a better time to go and check out one of the country’s finest institutions.
SAT 1ST MARCH – FUSE
FRI 7TH MARCH – TRIBAL SESSIONS
THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS
DI CHIARA BROTHERS
DANIEL SANDERS & KEIRAN SHARPLES
SAT 8TH MARCH – ART DEPARTMENT
ART DEPARTMENT (4 hour extended set)
MORA & DAUD
GERADO & HAMPRON
FRI 14TH MARCH – MUSIC IS LOVE
NEW JACK CITY
SAT 15TH MARCH – MICRON
FRI 21ST MARCH – 2 MANY DJS
2 MANY DJS
FRI 28TH MARCH – DROP THE MUSTARD
ED NORRIS & OLI HACKETT
SAT MARCH 29TH – MVSON
FRAN & HENSHAW
FRI APRIL 4TH – TRIBAL SESSIONS
KINK – LIVE
DANIEL SANDERS & KEIRAN SHARPLES
FRANCIS INFERNO ORCHESTRA
RIO PADICE- LIVE
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THUR APRIL 17TH – CREW LOVE
WOLF & LAMB
NO REGULAR PLAY
PILLOW TALK -LIVE
NAVID IZADI -LIVE
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FRI APRIL 18TH – HACIENDA
JON DA SILVA
SAT APRIL 26TH – APOLLONIA