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Introducing Idiojack

We have the privilege of working with idiojack, a highly skilled group of media pro’s!

Find out a little bit more about them below and check out the video filmed and edited by Adam Mcgrath of the Ask My Bull EP Launch.

Idiojack Studio is a collection of creative professionals, based across the Northwest, who specialise in Film, Graphics and Web. Professionalism and friendliness are high on our agenda. We aim to please and are always 100% committed to each and every single project that we do.

Idiojack’s film department is run by Adam McGrath, who’s film-making experience is wide ranging to say the least. From creating a range of website content for a summer camp in America to a promo for a brand new campaign for men’s mental health charity “Street Soccer Academy”, as well as creating a music video for New York Tourists, as they supported Status Quo in front of 9,000 people.

Adam and his team revel in the diverse projects that they undertake and are always excited to take on new projects.

Email: idiojack@gmail.com

Website: idiojack.com

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Future Sounds of Mzansi: Friday 13th March

Theo Kotz previews the Manchester screening of Future Sounds of Mzansi, a journey through the music of the townships, the cape and more

This Friday Oh Bacchanal! is bringing a Manchester first screening Future Sound of Mzansi at Islington Mill. After which the party is on with the man himself, Spoek Mathambo spinning tunes from the townships.

Oh Bacchanal! have been making waves in recent months with their regular shows at The Zombie Shack and Overproof and alongside Spoek, resident Bachannal Ronin brings  his selection of Tropical
bangers into the melting pot. Have a listen to this mix for a little taste:

The Film itself is an in-depth look at the musical landscape of South Africa, chock-full of inspirational tales and words of wisdom and insight from some of the country’s most renowned artists, as well as some exciting newcomers. These span from the township grooves of DJ Spoko and DJ Mustava (who as a pair are responsible for Township Funk – A monumental tune and the scene’s largest global hit to date) and the heart and soul of House in SA – Black Coffee, to the ethereal soundscapes of Felix Laband and the fun-loving experimentation of John Wizards.

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The film does much to celebrate and spread the staggering wealth of undeniable talent from this most beautiful and diverse of countries – all through the lens of Nthato Mokagata. Spoek Mathambo, as he’s more widely known, is SA’s own renaissance man, a truly singular talent who’s Midas Touch it would seem knows no bounds.

Spoek is an Artist, Producer, DJ, Songwriter, Rapper and, latterly, filmmaker. His latest solo album Father Creeper was released in 2012. More recently he, Andrew Geldenhuys, Bhekisenzo Cele, Michael Buchanan formed Fantasma along with another titan of South African electronic music: DJ Spoko. Their recent show in London (5th march) was a triumph despite the absence of Spoko and Geldenhuys due to problems with Visas. Their debut full-length Free Love was released Monday 9th March. It’s a stormer and you can stream on YouTube below.

There will be a Q&A with Spoek Mathambo after the screening.

details

When: Friday 13 March 2015, 7.30pm

Where: Islington Mill

How much: £16

Buy tickets here

 

M20 Pop-Up @ Antwerp Mansion: Integrated arts festival fundraiser

This Friday, M20 Collective hits Antwerp Mansion with a line-up of some of the best young creative talent that Manchester has to offer. There’ll be music, live art, spoken word, fashion, food, a raffle and loads more fun and games to enjoy – including, as ever at M20 events, chances to get involved and create something for yourself!

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This integrated arts festival will be a massive celebration of all the amazing groups and individuals we’ve worked with over the last year and a bit. But it’s also a fundraiser to help M20 work with and develop creative community projects around the city. The funds raised from ticket sales will be put into the M20 Collective Community Fund – this will be used to support a whole array of different local community projects including the Fallowfield Secret Garden Project, M20 Collective’s own youth/collaboration focussed creative project and our goal of creating a creative hub in the M20 area. So come down, show support for your fellow creators and help us create something for our community!!

secret garden

This year, our theme is nature in an urban environment and when you get there you’ll find out loads about a number of exciting urban gardening projects happening in the city – all of which you can get involved in.

Buy tickets via Skiddle website [http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Antwerp-Mansion/M20-Pop-Up-/12204196/]

So as we start the countdown, let us give you a taster of some of the amazing things that are going down on the night…

on the stage

The inimitable 8 Gold Rings have been bringing jazzy hip hop vibes and a mad roster of guest singers and MCs (including everyone from Skittles to Jenna G) to all kinds of stages across the city [In The Loop, I Love Live, Play Doubt]. They kill it every time.

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 https://www.facebook.com/8GOLDRINGSMCR

 

Ape Cult are an alternative hip hop collective of Manchester’s best lyrical talent – Black Josh, Metrodome, Lyricalligraphy, Dyslexis, Mr Smee, Truthos Mufasa. Deep content and high energy – check them out in the Mouse Outfit Studio!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/APE-CULT/125895444160100?sk=timeline

Johnny Sly are a beautiful folky four(ish)some made of sugar, spice and everything endearing. That harp, those angelic faces and voices – hearts will melt.

https://www.facebook.com/johnnyslymusic • https://soundcloud.com/johnnysly

Happy to welcome Kolo Tamam (‘everything’s cool’ in Arabic incase you were wondering). After last month’s appearance at Solomon Grundy’s, this will be their first gig as a full band! Chilled, electronic beats and beautiful male harmonies – Bon Iver meets Bonobo.

https://www.facebook.com/k.tamam • https://soundcloud.com/kolotamam

If you’ve recently swung by Indigo of a Wednesday night and been unable to stop dancing, chances are you’ve seen some of the Salutation Dub Collective clan jamming on stage. Formidable, whiskey-laced, bluesy vocals Tina Turner would be proud of and tight reggae-jazz-funk arrangements from the instrumentalists in the outfit.

https://www.facebook.com/salutationdubcollective • https://soundcloud.com/salutation-dub

on the decks

DJ Marquee will be spinning 50s rock n roll, funky soul, rhythm and blues and motown sounds whilst So Flute veteran DJ Yadava will be bringing us an eclectic mix of jazz, afrobeats and funk from around the world.

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in the blue room – acoustic and spoken word

Get down early to make sure you get a space in the most intimate room of the festival! Acoustic vibes and guitar wizardry from sweet-voiced, mean strumming Andy Adams, while John Ainsworth conjures haunting and brilliantly technical melodies on a 12-string guitar. 

http://www.johnainsworthmusic.com/

Contact Theatre’s Young Identity crew Inna Voice are a spoken word collective of MCs, beatboxers, poets, singers and producers, and have shared a stage with the likes of fellow wordsmiths Kate Tempest and Amiri Baraka. Catch them performing live, and be sure to hear some performance poetry from the lovely Jo Po – check her out on ETV in an interview she did for M20.

http://innavoice.bandcamp.com/

fashion

The beautiful miss Zara Khalique will have a stall selling clothes and artwork from her positivity and creativity focussed label and lifestyle movement, keep it brightand get your hands on some one-off vintage pieces from the folks at Hot Mess Vintage. Messy Make Up will also be onsite giving tribal facepaint makeovers to help you get into the natural theme…

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Check out the footage from our last Pop-Up festival in NQ with Shudehill Studio – the NQ Pop-Up!

essential info

WHERE? Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme Grove [just off the curry mile], Rusholme, M14 5AG

WHEN? Friday 11th July 2014

TIME: 7pm till 3.30am

PRICE: £5 in advance, MOTD [buy tickets from Skiddle: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Antwerp-Mansion/M20-Pop-Up-/12204196/]

*** All proceeds go towards the M20 Collective Community Fund to support artists in the local community***

Gonna be a big night, look forward to seeing you there!!

Love, M20 x