Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Apologies first for the lack of service in recent times. Northernights always operated with the help of just a handful of people who were also juggling other roles. Of late those responsibilities have been taking priority meaning that our little, local and lo-fi clubbing site has taken a back seat. We've also realised that it can't go on in this haphazard way.

Anyway, should you stil be reading this, we thought that we should let you know that we're currently looking for an individual, a group or some other kind of organisation to breathe new life into Northernights. This (award-winning!) project then requires someone with enthusiasm for what goes on in the city to develop what we have started.

We envisage that the right person would possibly be able to find ways to monetise the site [www.northernights.co.uk] but, predominantly, we would anticipate that their interest would stem from the potential to build on an existing passion for what the kind of work that we have been doing. In addition to our Best Arts & Culture accolade as part of the Manchester Blog Awards, we were once also nominated within a Best of Manchester category [before losing out to the great Switchflicker/Club Brenda] and were up for a Record of the Day thing. Our posts also pop up on Hype Machine and we're lucky enough to get all sorts of people emailing us with new music [apologies to them for the lack of posting].

We have a number of options that we're currently looking at but should you know someone who might be interested in taming this beast, do get them to drop us a line at northernights [at] gmail [dot] com.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010


While their re-edit of 'Empire Ants' by Gorillaz is getting coverage on Pitchfork, we thought that we'd quickly turn our attention back to the Clique DJs' earlier remix of 'Last Mile' by May68 [pictured above].

You'll find that slice of digital dance-pop on their Soundcloud here.

Saturday, 23 January 2010


Here is another selction of dance-floor sound for you. Oh, and happy new year, by the way.

Thursday, 14 January 2010


As you'll probably already be aware, Manchester duo Hurts are tipped for greatness by pretty much everyone ever. Which reminded us that we spoke to singer Theo quite a bit back to talk about his last project, Daggers. It was pretty entertaining, actually. And you will find it here.

Oh, and here's the video for Hurts' 'Wonderful Life' which we're sure will end up all over your telly box throughout 2010.

Sunday, 29 November 2009


Glasgow's 23 year-old Jackmaster will be playing at Contort Yourself next week. That's a good enough excuse to direct you towards the Dress 2 Sweat retrospective mix that he put together. Like here.


Rod Lee – Let Me See What You Workin’ With Rustie Remix (DTS008)
Kazey & Bulldog – Ballin’ (DTS010)
Rod Lee – Oh Yeah (DTS011)
Kazey & Bulldog – Big Truck (DTS004)
Kazey & Bulldog – Big Truck Pt. II (DTS010)
DJ Tameil – I Get Money (DTS003)
L-vis 1990 – Playing With Knives (We almost released this)
Kazey & Bulldog – Sweet Harmony (DTS004)
Bok Bok – Ripe Banana (DTS012)
L-vis 1990 – Hide (DTS012)
Dikulous – You Know What To Doo (DTS001)
Kazey & Bulldog – Snap Yo Balti (DTS004)
DJ Tameil – Back That Thang Up (DTS003)
Kazey & Bulldog – Fo Da Real G’s (DTS010)
Tactic – Can’t Juke Without Me (DTS-XXX)
Rod Lee – Understand (DTS002)
MOVES!!! – Promise (We almost released this)
Bok Bok – NNTF (DTS012)
Piddy Py – Prickly Rose (DTS007)
Piddy Py – Giggle Riddim (DTS007)
MOVES!!! – All Skate VIP w/ DZ Remix (Original mix appears on DTS009)
Rustie – Throw Some D’s (DTS001)
DJ Deeon – Like We Do (DTS006)
DJ Deeon – The Chase (Demo)
Pistol Pete – Knuck If You Buck (DTS001)
Rustie – Lean Wit It (DTS001)
DJ Deeon – Put It In Yo Mouth (DTS006)

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Oh yeah, and we're sitting on an interview with the amazing Doorly too. That should be up next week.

(The above is something called 'Henry Doorly Zoo', by the way. Probably a zoo, we'd guess.)


The excellent Greenmoney [Alex Phountzi, formerly of Bugz In The Attic and Leo Greenslade, one half of West London clubnight, yOyO] will be playing at The Warehouse Project this weekend. We should have an exclusive interview with them going up on the main site soon.

In the meantime, familiarise yourself with their sound here. It's a selection put together for Annie Mac [who presents the Saturday bill that also includes Major Lazer, DJ Zinc, Skream, Toddla T, Fake Blood and Buraka Som Sistema] and features Greenmoney's funky reworks of Kid Cudi, Trevor Loveys, Boy 8-Bit, Kid Sister, Aswad, William Orbit and more.

Sunday, 22 November 2009


It's been a bit quiet of late so here is something to noise things up a little.


SoundProof Magazine did a poll of the best Manchester albums of all time. Strangely - with votes coming from the likes of Alan McGee, Liam Frost, Cosmic Disco, Northern Comfort, Richard Cheetham of High Voltage/Night & Day, The Ruby Lounge's Jay Taylor and, yup, Northernights - the above long-player didn't make the Top 20. To read what did, go here.