MICRON - NOMINATED BEST SMALL BRITISH CLUB BY DJ MAG
Micron loves French food, French kissing and French house music. So it’s kind of crazy that in three and a half years, we have not yet had a Gallic guest. Time to put that right in style as we introduce Manchester to Okain. Also known as Handycraft with Paul Ritch, he is a firm favourite with the likes of Ellen Allien, Loco Dice, Sebo K, Slam and of course the Micron residents. Catch him in our cosy little boîte de nuit between gigs in Europe and America... magnifique!
Never mind cabaret, fine wine and meat lorry politics; France’s second greatest gift to the world is the metric system*. Without it, there would be no 100m Olympic Champion, kilo of cheese or pint of beer. Furthermore, Micron would not be Micron seeing as we robbed the old name for 0.000001 metre. We’d probably be called The Beatles or something. So things would be very different.
Of course we all know that the best French export is music. They built discothèques, Édith Piaf and Daft Punk. Inspired by Laurent Garnier and earning a five hour residency at the age of seventeen, DJ/Producer Okain is one of a new breed of French artists. With fellow talent Paul Ritch he records as Handycraft and enjoys a heavy gig list which includes Fabric, Rex Club (Paris), Tresor (Berlin) and Barraca (Valencia).
MICRON with Okain (BPitch Control/Tsuba)
Friday 14 May - 10pm to 4am
Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6NG
FREE ENTRY before 10.30pm / £5 advance tickets / £7
£2.50 New Cocktail Menu
£2.50 Double Spirit & Mixer
£2 Tuborg Cans
Web - http://micronclub.co.uk
Facebook Group - http://micronclub.co.uk/facebook
Facebook Fan Page - http://www.facebook.com/micronclub
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/micron_club
Resident Advisor - http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/microndjs
Podcast - http://micronclub.co.uk/podcast.php
Twitter - http://twitter.com/Micron_Club
Video 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coED3X9Y0pE
Video 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydlRVMF2LUg
Video 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCLzhQ2_UpA
**Nominated Best Small Club by DJmag**
* France did not actually invent the metric system, rather they adopted it first; its conception is attributed in 1668 to John Wilkins, first secretary of the Royal Society of London. Micron does not support duff gen but we thought it sounded quite good.