What a year Patrick Topping has had. A summer of headlining festivals has been topped off by the frankly marvellous 'Be Sharp Say Nowt', a record so gloriously addictive it's simply impossible not to dance to, all swaggering bass and euphoric gospel vocals.
On top of that he found time to do three city takeovers in September, get married and even rock up and support Jeremy Corbyn's general election campaign. What's not to like about one of the genre's most charismatic doyens?
He'll be bringing his trademark bouncy funk to the Manchester Academy on Friday 2nd March, when Kaluki and WHP combine to bring the DJ to the city for an extended set.