After an unbelievable first year that has seen Area 51 take the Manchester music scene by storm, the club is ready to announce the plans for it’s birthday weekend. With a hell of a lot to celebrate, there’s no question at all that this wasn’t going to be an insane line up, and they have delivered…
Kicking things off on the Friday, are globe trotting house music favourites, KissdaFunk. Their uplifting parties are famous in club land for the upbeat, high-energy atmosphere, friendly, up for it crowds, and the highest quality house and electro you’re likely to find anywhere. Regularly packing out the biggest dance floors the world over, this is one promotion that has earnt it’s stripes as one of the most popular house nights around, and joining them in proceedings tonight, and currently riding high in the dance scene, is ATFC.
Described by DJ Mag as “One of the top… producers of straight down the line, mainstream house music” and fresh from a recent Radio One Essential Mix (the gold ticket equivalent in acceptance to the heady heights of the dance industry) ATFC is well on his way to becoming one of the most famous house DJs in the world. He’s remixed artists the likes of Moby, Dubfire and Fatboy Slim, played at the WMC for Defected and appeared on both Toolroom and Defected records. With a back story like that there’s no question why he’s hitting the stratosphere, and sure to raise the roof off proceedings on the Birthday warm up…
Saturday 7th March
One of the best line-ups of the year so far full stop, tonight sees the DJ Booth shared by two of the most in demand DJs around today. Merging Deep, Chicago and Tech House, via two seriously talented producers, this night can only go one way…
DJ Sneak, originally from Puerto Rico, moved to Chicago and gained inspiration from the famous underground house scene. Making disco tinged, funked up house grooves since the early 90’s, Sneak set a unique president that lead the way for artists such as Daft Punk and Basement Jaxx to follow. One of the original pioneers of a more quirky sound amongst a sea of house tunes, Sneak not only remixes and releases gold standard productions on a host of labels, but plays out to crowds in the biggest venues the world over, and specifically in every big party in Ibiza. A true house legend, Area 51 is going to get grooved…
Berlin resident, and London house DJ Jesse Rose, is the name on everyone’s lips in 2009. Regularly found playing in the hottest clubs all over the world, in particular the famous Panorama Bar in Berlin where he is resident, he seamlessly blends Chicago House with Detroit Tech to produce a sound instantly recognisable as his own. Sharing the studio with some of the coolest names in house, such as Dave Taylor, aka Switch, and the massive Hot Chip, as well as remixing for the likes of Riton and radio Slave, Jesse’s name is only set to get bigger and bigger this year, perfectly tying in with Area 51’s plans for world domination.
This night is going to be M.A.S.S.I.V.E.