Sankeys Present: Continue A new night starts on Friday 11th March
aaamusic | On 08, Mar 2011
When you think of Manchester’s Sankeys and founding the iconic club nights which are totemic to the club’s illustrious evolution, the two go in tandem with a rich calibre of in-house sessions which have served in part as the venue’s very bass-shaking foundations. Think of Tribal Sessions, the decade-long running bastion of deep techno and epoch-breaking electronic sounds which continues to draw the very best guests from far and wide, or the legendary Redlight which was for many years the UK’s leading house party, epitomising the jackin’, chi-town and Chicagoan sounds of the USA and Europe. More recently, both Kaluki and Disco Electronica have helped shape the club’s more recent excursions, uniting some of the scene’s leading exponents in techno, electro and house.
Of course, it’s all about evolution, progression and keeping Sankeys right at the epicentre of what music culture is all about. Music doesn’t stand still, nor do the people who perform at clubs or those who flock to them for a night of aural enrichment, and with this in mind Sankeys are soon to birth a brand new night at the hallowed Ancoats venue: Continue. Starting on Friday March 11th, the club offers a new takes on the fervent dubstep, drum and bass, garage and grime scene, which has exploded into the fore in recent memory all over the North West. With Sankeys’ own Bugged Out! residency having championed some of the leading acts, Continue’s template is to provide a new music manifesto at the club.
David Vincent, Sankeys director, explains that, “We’ve always got one eye on what’s going to be the next step in music and Continue is the epitome of that. You will see some really bold bookings coming from us, and we will be unleashing some of the future stars of the scene right here at Sankeys. It’s a really exciting time for us – we’ve decided to tear up things a bit here and mix up the programming of the nights, there’s lots of amazing stuff coming through.”
Continue starts of Friday 11th March and offers some of the leading stars of the dubstep scene. Hotflush’s Scuba headlines, offering his revered side project with SCB which explores a techno tip too alongside his usual rave-inducing style. London trio Darksky also star, famed for their twisted takes on rave, with their 2010 Ghost Notes track a wake up call to their huge talents. Nonplus Records founders Intstra:mental loom large, whose acid and hardcore roots have helped create one of the scene’s most forward-thinking labels of recent years. Their Autonomic podcasts champion incredible new sounds, showcasing some of the hottest artists around.
Panagea’s own stock is rather fine too: the firmly established DJ / producer is co-owner of Hessle Audio with other veterans Ramadanman and Ben UFO, and is lauded by discerning dubstep and fans techno as responsible for progressive landmark release including TRG’s “Broken Heart” Ramadanman’s Blimey “Pangaea own ‘Coiled EP” Router “and” You & Me .” Manchester’s own XXXY is at the forefront of garage, segueing delicious house vocals together, seamlessly blending styles and genres into his own unique style.
Keep eyes and ears peeled for the next Continue which will be announced shortly.
Sankeys – Continue
Friday 11th March
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
Scuba vs SCB
Earlybird £10 / Advanced £12/ Standard £15
NUS £10 Available in Gaffs and O.T.D. all night
10.30pm – 5am
Tel: +44 (0)161 236 5444