Micron is ending. MICRON IS ENDING. MICRON IS ENDING!
It just is.
Our final closing parties continue as per protocol every second Friday at Joshua Brooks, Manchester followed by one last Micron on NYE. So itâ€™s business as usual as we put to rest a party which will â€“ we think â€“ be fondly remembered by many and for rather a long time.
When we play our final tune in the early hours of next year, we will finish an incredible five (and a bit) year adventure. From our first, jam packed night at Joshua Brooks in November 2006, we caught an instant vibe. After hitting every party and festival in Manchester we built residencies in London and Moscow, via DJ Mag awards ceremonies and visits to remote Russian festivals, Indian Beaches, Exit Festival and bonkers Dutch boat parties.
Some rules were agreed at Micronâ€™s inception. Excellent music, naturally. But FUN seemed to be missing in Manchester at the time. All a bit serious. Loads of chin strokers. So we ripped the piss out of ourselves and that seemed to work. Luckily, people seemed to like that and we were immediately and consistently blessed with our very own wonderful, loyal, sexy, fun crowd. We owe them everything and we love them all.
Justin Robertson's career in dance music dates all the way back to the Madchester days when he was spinning at clubs like Spice and Most Excellent, often frequented by two lads called Tom and Ed who would later become The Chemical Brothers. Now based in London, Robertson fulfills roles as DJ, producer and lead singer of band Thee Earls.
As a DJ, Justin wears several hats besides the naff one on his head. Regulars to London nights Bugged Out and Together will be familiar with his mixture of ravey acid techno and electronic house while those who frequent Gay Mod and Sunday Best will know him for his eclectic sets of reggae, northern soul and pop.
In the studio, Robertson has reworked Bjork, Felix Da Housecat, Chicken Lips and Kiki & Silversurfer. He also released an album of primitive house and new wave disco 'Justin Robertson presents Revtone' on Nuphonic in 2001. Robertson also penned 'Push and Shove' the gospel-tinged song on Fatboy Slim's fourth album 'Palookaville'.
MICRON - THE FINAL PARTY
Justin Robertson (Neverwork UK)
VJ Finger Human
Bar hosted by Folk (Didsbury), Dan English (Naive Melody) and BE
Saturday 31 December - 8pm to 4am
Joshua Brooks, Manchester
Â£10 adv / Â£12
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