So, we can let the secret out: thereís a fresh new night storming the
underground Manchester scene on 3rd October. It will have an army of no
nonsense techno wax by its side, and a new underground venue behind it, as
tonight also sees the grand opening of Sub 61.
The perfectly sized 600 capacity confines of the new club has enough space in
which to set yourself free, but without feeling too big and impersonal, and
itís 20k sound system will puncture every nook and cranny of the club to
make sure it never stops bouncing. With bookings well below the radar and two
solid residents, Anti: Clockwise shoots, and scores, in its mission to bring
forward thinking music, to forward thinking people.
Giving the shoulder to any trending sounds and instead hoeing a solid techno
furrow, Anti: Clockwise means business from the off with Kanio
and Saytek their inaugural guests. Kanioís heavy, rolling
bottom ends are flecked with twisted digital futurism and forge ahead taking
anyone listening with them. His remix and production work often tops charts
over at beatport, his gig schedule takes in Leedsí Victoria Works and
Londonís Egg, and heís someone you need to hear.
Saytekís fans include Digweed, Garnier and Cox, his diary includes
visits to mUmU Liverpool, Zoo Project Ibiza and Sankeys Manchester, and he is a
technology freak. His obsessive love of hardware seeís him rocking up at
clubs with groove boxes, synths, Kaos pads and various other noise mangling
gadgets before arranging, re-sampling, and tweaking filters, layering effects,
muting and mixing sounds together on the fly.
As well as that, Cahman, Andy Shaw, Chan & Smith and Dave Fitton serve up
more electronic bombs for you to knock back with some serious shapeshifting.
With such sonic delights awaiting, itís a good job thereís such a
good soundsystem in place, ready and waiting to welcome a new set of eager,
in-the-know clubbers. With designs like these itíd be wise to get
involved from the start, as Anti: Clockwise set to grow into something pretty
special, such is the experience and enthusiasm of the chaps behind it.
Banging Techno and Tech House
SAYTEK Live (ZOO PROJECT)
Chan & Smith
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