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M20MIX #4

Naked (On Drugs) – This Gift

The intro announces this tune like a clarion call to the damned. Hardcore style drums propel this along at a frightening speed into the myriad of eerie sounds of the night. By the time it’s all over you’ll wonder what the hell happened and want to get back on the ride.

Aphex Twin – minipops67 ( 120.2 ) ( source field mix )

Alright so you’ve heard it already. Still; it’s Aphex Twin, it’s new, it’s class… what the fuck else have I been listening to?


Sounds like if the Adams Family started wiggin’ out to the band from Dusk ‘til Dawn in a tomb, or something. It’s loud, there’s howling, I love it.

Douga – Kids of Tomorrow

The first track off the album ‘The Silent Well’. The album is full of irrepressible melodies like this one coupled off-kilter sounds and textures. I recommend the whole thing. This one sounds like The Charlatans, which isn’t a bad thing.

Trus’me – I want you (Alan Fitzpatrick RMX)

The latest released on Trus’me’s label Prime Numbers sees Trus’me’s triumphant Treat Me Right remixed. This cut is aimed right at the dancefloor’s temple. The vocal is delightfully fucked up, the hats are insatiable and the underwater synths that hit halfway elevate this into something special.

Garth Be – Monday Club/Tuesday Nite

Manchester’s own Garth BE released The Seven Movements in the spring to universal acclaim. With ultra-tight grooves and an abundance of soul it covers all corners of the dancefloor. This track is a smooth roller, with an African-tinged beat and deliciously crafted synths over a vocal urging you ‘on and on’. The USA import edition of The Seven Movements is released Monday (15th September) at Piccadilly Records on ultra-high quality 180 gram vinyl. There’s only 300 copies too so get on it!

Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan

I got drunk drinking wine and listening to this the other day, it was something of a re-revelation. Ry Cooder met Juan de Marcos González sometime in the 90’s, and together they recorded with a load of veteran Cuban musicians that had played at the social club of the same name some 50 years previously. The result was this.

Theo Kotz

Basement Sessions #1… Paugwe//Kolo Tamam//Rachel Ferguson

Join us for the first of M20COLLECTIVE’s brand new weekly creative sessions in the Northern Quarter…


On Thursday 18 September, M20COLLECTIVE launches a new, free weekly night for Manchester’s creative community at Montpellier’s Cafe/Bar in NQ. Each week, the best of the city’s musicians, poets and artists will be sharing their work in an intimate space tucked away in a cosy basement on Back Turner St  – come along for chilled, creative, collaborative vibes!

For the debut session, we have three amazing artists playing a range of styles for your listening pleasure…

on the stage


This electro/trip-hop duo create a soulful vibe with Sasha Pannu’s powerful vocals layered over looped synths and intricate melodies

Kolo Tamam (reduced set)

Indie infused sounds with splashings of electronica. Vocal and guitar harmonies intertwine to propel lead singer Iain’s poetry into the atmosphere

Rachel Ferguson

Poet, artist and mesmerizing singer song writer. Folky/alternative vibes. Have a read of some of her work on the M20COLLECTIVE Creative Corner…



When: Thursday 18th September, 8pm

Where: Montpelliers Cafebar, 42 Back Turner Street, Manchester M4

How much: £0!

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See you in the basement! M20 x