The Sanctum series will be occasional, special events, bringing the music we crave to the city we all call home. Over the coming year we aim to showcase some of the underground’s most in-form and innovative DJ's in Newcastle's most exciting venues.
It seemed only right to throw our first party in the newly renovated and always exciting Cosmic Ballroom at the heart of Chinatown.
Minor Science 1am-4am
Ollie Slaney 12pm-1am
Diego Díaz 11pm-12pm
Your key to the Sanctum will be available at Resident Advisor from 3pm Monday.
Minor Science has come a long way in his three year career, transforming from a leftfield house explorer and Resident Advisor journalist into an engineer of hybrid, hi-tech music which doesn’t quite sound like anything else out there. His debut, 2014’s Noble Gas EP for connoisseur label The Trilogy Tapes, showed promise: its lead track, the glitteringly weird “Hapless”, was played extensively by DJs like Ben UFO. His tracks are typically deep and spacious, with intricate beats, sudden vocal interjections and heavy, unexpected bass drops.
The producer’s hybrid vision is reflected in his precise, frenetic DJ sets, which enact striking collisions of techno, electro, and UK sounds. His recorded mixes have routinely featured in best-of roundups from Pitchfork, Crack Magazine and FACT.
This man is guaranteed to whip the ballroom up into a frenzy over his 3 hour set and we can't wait to share it with you.