So, we can let the secret out: there’s 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 it’s 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. Kanio’s 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 Leeds’ Victoria Works and London’s Egg, and he’s someone you need to hear.
Saytek’s 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 see’s 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, it’s a good job there’s such a good soundsystem in place, ready and waiting to welcome a new set of eager, in-the-know clubbers. With designs like these it’d 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
10PM - 5AM
Tickets - www.skiddle.com