Image: Kerri Chandler
Sankeys never do things by half, and this December the line ups they've curated are bigger and better than ever. With their regular running nights Tribal Sessions, Covert and VIVa Warriors providing a backbone to their clubbing calendar, next month is looking like a big one for Manchester's mega institution.
Kicking off the month is your first instalment of Tribal Sessions, led by it's esteemed chief Darius Syrossian who sure knows how to play the Sankeys crowd. Backing him is eclectic selector Shlomi Aber and Tin Man making an impact with some Acid production on Friday 5th.
The Soap Years lands on Saturday 6th, providing a blast from the past with legendary selector James Holroyd manning the fort as well as Krysko, Kindergarten and Mark Turner in the basement.
Tribal returns for its second bout of mayhem for the month with Davide Squillace (check him out above) bringing the funk alongside Syrossian's steelier production. Spanish maestro Cuartero also appears, whilst the Spektrum dance floor belongs to Jozef K and Winter Son who play a live set on Friday 12th.
Drop The Mustard hit the club the following night on the 13th bringing their usual party hard exploits to the fore with a bunch of friends including Bass Face and Gold Teeth, until Friday 19th when Tribal Sessions tantalise the venue with underground queen Nicole Moudaber whilst Hector Couto and Sidney Charles make regular appearances.
Outcross Records besiege one floor of the club on Saturday 20th, bringing along funky house hotshot Miguel Campbell. Music Is Love are also in on the act injecting a myriad of sounds spanning house, disco and techno with Damiano Von Erckert and Francis Inferno Orchestra on the controls down in Spektrum.
Steve Lawler brings his conquering VIVa Warriors brand to Sankeys on Boxing Night. Joining the head honcho is house and techno tastemaker Deetron (check out his funky ADE podcast below) and VIVa favourites Detlef and Anek.
Taking charge of another major milestone are Music Is Love on New Year's Eve. Bringing in 2015 in the confines of Sankeys is a pioneer of deep house, Kerri Chandler. With over two decades on the scene, his cutting-edge approach to production has kept him relevant and at the heart of the genre's development. Also playing is underground genius Move D and Oli Furness.
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