Naive Melody Dj's
T’was a cold November evening in 2005 and we’re setting up in Charlies for the first Naïve Melody party. We’re late, the sound isn’t working and Kenneth Marr is sat on his stool sizing us up as he does and we’re shitting it… Dan Gent turns his head and says “Do you think we’ll be alright tonight…?”
A few hours later, the place had descended into chaos. Crowds gathered outside in gangs, a miss-fit sort of lot who didn’t appear to... know where they were, or why they came. There was an odd sort of anarchy in the venue. People sat in plant pots, strewn across sofas and those who could stand were attempting to pogo in front of the speakers. The scenes in the gent’s toilets were alike to the saloons of the wild-west. The ladies no better… Cubicles occupied by armies of lipstick and handbags, fierce in the face of any opposition needing a quick piss.
The night was a great success.
The party grew from there by word of mouth and intrigued new punters from deep and darkest Manchester to the pennines and beyond. It wasn't long till we were throwing parties at venues further afield, but we never left our monthly haunt where we made our mark down at Harter Street. Since those hazy days we've been lucky to play host to a long list of fine DJs and live acts that have inspired evenings that will certainly stay with us for ever, Andrew Weatherall, Joakim, I-F and Alexander Robotnick to name a few.
We’ve reached a point where together we feel that the monthly parties are no longer possible and our 5th birthday knees-up seems like a fine occasion to round things off.
There will be one-off parties happening in 2011, we have some great artists who want to work with us in the future, but that is all we can say for now… so just look out!
Glancing back, every month has been an occasion for us to remember, memories of love, happiness and freaking out on the floor…Okay so the sound may have cut off once or twice and we lost a few coats, so what?
To all our dear friends and lovers, we would like to thank you sincerely for your support over the years, you know who you are. We’ve enjoyed every inch of it and hope you have too!
They may have taken away the sticky carpet, but we can still rave the fuck on!!!
Naive Melody - 2005/2010
Riton, Loud E, Cosmo Vitelli (I'm aCliche), I-F, Justus Khoencke, Ame, Dixon, I cube, Hot-Chip, Disco Bloodbath, Krikor, Elbee Bad, KIKI, DMX Krew, Motor, Allez Allez DJs, Agoria, Pete Herbert (Reverso 68), Mathew & Jolyon (Lowlife), Joakim, Bo'tox, silverclub, Dexter, serge (Clone), Carl Craig, Human shield, Legowelt, Alexander Robotnick, Polaroid soundsystem, smith & Hack, ARK,
Den Haan, Aeroplane, Nadia Ksaiba, James Holroyd, D.I.R.T.Y soundsystem, Balearic Mike, Jan Hammered, The Acid tree, Be, People Get Real, Superpitcher, Hot Chip DJs, Michael Mayer (Kompakt), Rory Phillips, Andy Blake (Dissident), Bill Brewster (DJ history), Daniel Wang, Mike Simonetti (Itallians Do it Better), John Daly, Andrew Weatherall, Ivan smagghe, Daniele Baldelli, Optimo DJs, Lovefingers, Lee Douglas, Kelvin Andrews, Ian Blevins (Space), Tim Goldsworthy, Tim sweeney (Beats in Space)
Naive Melody DJ's
5th Birthday Party
Friday 29th October at Charlies
1 Harter Street
11pm till 4am