Sankeys continues its charge through April

Sankeys continues its charge through April, entering its next phase with a string of huge shows at the epicentre of dance music culture in Manchester.

It’s a packed month of action, including the first two dates of May too across the Bank Holiday weekend. The Your Everything producer and DJ Danny Daze opens up proceedings in fine style, who comes to Sankeys fresh from a run of dates in Miami and the WMC. Roska also stars, bringing his explosive cocktail of swung house percussion, blocky melodies and body-battering sub-bass, with B Traits and Jamie George in support. Upstairs in Spektrum, Just Skank present Delta Heavy and Nu:Tone & Logistics.


Then Treehouse and La Loop arrive on Saturday 6th April. After his sweat-drenched set in January, Boddika is back breathing new life into dusty old hardware of days gone by, taking Sankeys back to a time when the distinctions between electro, house and techno music were far less apparent than they are today. There’s also the USA’s DVS1, who with over 10,000 records and two decades of experience on offer crafts unique sets in which the audience’s mood and energy level influence his direction. Support comes from Juniper, Fred P, Mickey Pearce, Cy Humphreys, Angus and Perry and Us & Them; prepare to party hard at this one.


Apollonia Trio


Ex FWD>> resident Zed Bias is at Sankeys for Recentes on Friday 12th April, whose bass-heavy sets were instrumental in the foundation of dubstep; now he back on a more garage-orientated tip.  He’s joined by ex Rinse FM and now Radio 1’s In New DJs We Trust young starlet and underground taste-maker Monki. Her box-fresh bass-music inspired sets include everything from piano house to hissing snares and skeleton shattering sub-bass, and at just 21 she has a very bright future ahead. Saturday is the Vertigo Festival Launch Party at Fiesta, with full blooded house assassin Guti back at the club, whose razor sharp grooves infused with Latin flavours have been a fixture everywhere from Ibiza to Indonesia. Mathias Kaden is up next, the German Muna resident a regular at Luciano’s Vagabundos parties in Ibiza, with the hugely influential techno pioneer Kenny Larkin also playing, his productions serving as inspiration for many of today’s luminaries. Sankeys’ resident Jozef K is out to play at this one too.


Friday’s Recentes on the 19th stars underground house heads Waze and Odyssey, with Locked Groove and Voyeur in support and another guest to be announced. Then Sankeys’ other peerless in-house session, Continue, is back on Saturday 20th April, with revered Berlin techno producer Shed. His debut album, Shedding The Past, was RA’s album of the year in 2008, and the electronic imprint also names it the 18th best album of the decade. Fellow Berliner and techno creator 2562 joins the party, with kindred Welsh spirits 50 Weapons’ founder Benjamin Damage and Doc Daneeka returning to the club. Continue’s resident and founder Jozef K is on hand to keep things in a semblance order – this one is going to be huge.


The final weekend of April see the rescheduled show with Radio 1’s airwave king Zane Lowe and Koan Sound at Recentes with support from The Dutch Rudder on Friday 26th, then Saturday brings Spanish star and Mindshake master Paco Osuna back to Sankeys. The achingly hip Parisian Djebali makes his Sankeys debut, and Darius Syrossian is back to remind the Ancoats faithful why they all love his sound; he is at Sankeys Ibiza all this summer with VIVa Warriors, too. Wolf Music, Jozef K and Us & Them complete the night.


The May bank holiday kicks off with a Cream special from the Liverpool icon on Friday 3rd with Max Vangeli and AN21, followed by Treehouse & LALOOP presenting Apollonia on Saturday 4th May. After their brilliant Sankeys take over for Boxing Day, the trio of Dyed Soundorom, Shonky and Dan Ghenacia are back to rock Ancoats again.

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