The second weekend in November sees another top draw line-up at Sankeys, with John Dahlback and Dan Ghenacia steering the ship on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th respectively.
Friday 11th November at Sankeys
John Dahlback is at the helm for the Friday offering, the Swede bringing his inimitable brand of high octane house music to the forefront. As is symptomatic of his particular Scandinavian origin, Dahlback excels in the kind of speaker shredding house music that has tore main rooms wide across the globe, his ‘Mutants’ album a perfect example of his fine art. His Pickadoll imprint has released tracks from Dada Life and Sebastian Leger, whilst everyone from Pete Tong to Tiesto digs his tunes.
Support comes in the shape of prolific Aussie DJ and producer Tommy Trash, who has been pretty busy recently, mixing a handful of Ministry of Sound’s iconic compilation albums, including the 2011 Annual, and Sessions Six and Seven and Electro House Sessions One and Two. Tommy plays a crowd‐pleasing collection of his own originals, remixes, edits and bootlegs, combining to create his unique dance floor-rocking sound. There’s also Pleasurekraft too. The duo have had a revelatory impact within dance music, their monolithic track ‘Tarantula’ was the tune of 2010, staying at the top of the Beatport charts for months and positioning them as one of the most exciting acts within dance music. Follow up ‘Carny’ was just as much fun, as has their killer remix of Green Velvet’s drug wary anthem ‘La La Land’. Local hero Jason Herd supports, along with Sankeys stalwart The Dutch Rudder.
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Saturday 12th November at Sankeys
Kaluki swings more to a Gallic beat on the Saturday, with the focus entirely on the bass rumblings Parisian clubbing has to offer. Topping the bill is Dan Ghenacia, the Circo Loco talisman who is the epitome of twenty first century house musician. Dropping bass heavy grooves side by side with deep techno and funk laden hooks is second nature to this master craftsman, the Freak N Chic and Batofar resident one of the French capital’s most prized assets.
Jef K supports, himself a master of the kind of tracky deep house that dancefloors get lost in for hours on end. Dreamy and ethereal with a sinister swing beneath, Jef is unsurprisingly a key choice at the cooler and more introspective dancefloors of Europe, be them Panoramabar or DC10’s Circo Loco. Kaluki’s triple threat resident roster - Ellesse, Pete Zorba and Treehouse - round things up.
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