Situated right in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter, Twenty Twenty Two has been an integral presence for the creative industries in the city, a hub for artists, musicians, office workers and anyone who likes a good space to party and relax. 2014 has seen them launch their new ping pong tables (check the main picture above), adding another caveat of social interaction to the popular multi purpose venue.
This Easter Weekend they're welcoming two different musical viewpoints into their basement, both given the remit to fully explore the wide ranging reaches of their musical personality. Ahead of the shows we decided to spotlight both soirees to give you an indication of what to expect at each event.
Maundy Thursday sees the venue combining with local clubnight and caps lock lovers EXHiBIT for a night exploring the record collection of a dance music legend playing an 'Anything Goes Set'. It'll be manned by a true Master at Work, as one half of the revered house music duo flies into Manchester, Kenny Dope.
Initially a respected hip hop DJ, Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez teamed up with 'Little' Louie Vega to form MAW in the early 90s, the duo rapidly becoming the benchmark for high grade house music. Combing the genre with disco, funk, soul, Latin and afrobeat, their remixes and productions became the stuff of legend, not least their hugely influential Nuyorican Soul project and the self titled album (listen above on Spotify).
Known across the globe as a crate digger extraordinaire, he'll be bringing some serious funk, disco and boogie brilliance to juxtapose in amongst the house music many may know him for. Mancunia's own eclectic selector du jour Will Tramp supports.
The average rock star's record collection is usually something to behold, so when two members of two different bands decide to converge their different tastes you can expect some pretty epochal results.
That's exactly what Deep Shit delivered, when Edwin Congreave of Foals and Jack Savidge of Friendly Fires combined to kick-start a radio show, clubnight and record label focusing on their love of proto house, disco, electro and much, much more.
Their recent takeover of BBC 6 Music (above) allows a brief peer into their musical soundscape. This Easter Sunday will see Deep Shit make their debut in Manchester, the duo playing at Twenty Twenty Two all night long.
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