Formerly Sankeys Soap, the Manchester venue that re-opened in 2006 as simply Sankeys has had a storied history since its opening in 1994.
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Having launched on the scene in June 2011 with their debut EP (http://www.juno.co.uk/products/ep-one/427416-01/) and hook up with ONE Records for their huge ONE ILLUSION launch event at the W Hotel Barcelona during Sonar this year (**CHECK Tom Smashing ONE ILLUSION ** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjcaHtGwxN8), ILLUSION RECORDINGS have been taking the house scene by the scruff of its neck! The Manchester based label run by Tom Craven & James Cotterill have big plans for their burgeoning label with 6 killer releases ready to go featuring artists such as Gerd, DJ Ali, Garry Todd, The Mole, Mic Newman, Bodycode, Death on the Balcony, Adam Shelton & Subb-an, Seelie, Nicholas, DJ Aakmeal, Lerosa, Cera Alba, Alex Agore, Volta Cab; these guys have mapped out an exciting blueprint of future music and events around the globe.
Since these guys are local lads it would be rude not to invite them down to Sankeys to showcase their label and show Manchester what all the fuss is about and believe us they have put together one of the tastiest line-ups to date this Autumn! With a huge nod to the ONE ILLUSION event in Sonar this summer and a nod to the future direction of the label and events, this line-up encapsulates everything about the label.
Kicking off the line-up in the basement is Craig Richards and The Mole hooking back up with the ILLUSION crew after absolutely killing ONE ILLUSION this summer. Craig is one of the masterminds behind one of the best loved and most forward thinking rave institutions in the world, FABRIC. Having programmed and been resident at the clubs Saturday night since day one, Craig is a bonefide legend and proper musical maverick. Having played alongside the world's very best house & techno DJs of note for well over a decade or more important they have played alongside him, he is consistently always one step ahead of the game and Manchester is very privileged to welcome him back to Sankeys for a rare visit (think its been nearly 10 years). Joining Craig in the basement is The Mole making his Manchester debut. For those not too familiar with The Mole, where have you been? He is a truly gifted Canadian house & techno producer and DJ living in Berlin, but for us to try and describe his music and who he in a snapshot is impossible. He makes some of the most interesting and original music (and interviews) going, so check out his RA profile and have a snoop in to the wonderful world of the Mole, you will not be disappointed (The Mole on RA - http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/themole/feed?item=12297). Closing off the main room are Illusion head honchos Tom Craven & James Cotterill bringing their unique fusion of house to Sankeys for the first time.
Upstairs in the Treehouse we welcome another two very special guests in Lerosa and Cera Alba. Lerosa (Italian Leopoldo Rosa) has been making some of the best and most unique deep house music over the past 5 years since making his break through release on the amazing Uzuri label in 2007. With an endless string of killer releases on underground staples such as Uzuri, Real Soon, Million of Moments, Quinessentials and now Illusion. Lerosa's deep, raw, and original house music oozes class and depth and we are very excited to be giving another unique talent his Manchester debut. Joining Lerosa in Spektrum is Leeds based Cera Alba (Liam Jones) and trusty Treehouse residents. Having pricked the ears of the Illusion crew back in 2010 with his amazingly diverse music, Illusion quickly snapped up two of his special tracks due out in 2012 with remixes from Lersoa and Alex Agore. Liams upwardly rise to the top has seen him snapped up by Hot Creations and a whole host of exciting labels all sold of his unique take on house. These boys really know how to lay down some beats so definitely make sure you check them out!
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT ILLUSION RECORDINGS NEXT RELEASE OUT IN MID OCTOBER ON VINYL AND THE END OF NOVEMBER DIGITALLY! CHECK IT -
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