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The bank holiday season is swiftly upon us and 2022NQ is bringing quite the shindig to celebrate. Continuing their mandate of showcasing the great and good of the North West through all their artistic endeavours, Sunday 26th May will bear witness to one of Manchester’s most loved and revered parties in the shape of El Diablo’s Social Club, who celebrate a decade of debauchery in their own inimitable manner.

El Diablos has built a reputation on providing Manchester’s famously open minded clubbers with a journey through only the finest reaches of dance music. The mantra is simple – create the perfect environ for ‘psychedelic disco deviance’. Raiding everything from wonky italo to alien funk, raw house grooves up to string laden disco, the presence of Piccadilly Records’ Neil Scott and Dave Walker as residents has ensured the city’s personality has remained a core focus throughout.

It’s that Mancunian mandate that makes them a perfect fit for 2022NQ, and with that focus on Balearic attitude if sadly meteorological reality a genuine prospect of, metaphorically speaking, sunshine for the extended weekend. Past guests have included Maurice Fulton, Greg Wilson, Todd Terje, Danny Krivit and Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler, and this time round they will bounce to the beat of Darshan Jesrani.

As one half of disco inspired house music masters Metro Area, Darshan helped reshape the terrain of electronic music in the early stages of the twenty first century. Their self titled debut album stands out as one of the very few bonafide classics house music has ever mustered, gloriously evocative of the greatness of electronic music shorn of vocals and obvious hooks.

On the solo tip Darshaan has just as warmly received, whether delivering difficult to pigeonhole productions and remixes or as a selector du jour behind the decks. As befitting of a man of his standing, his sets transpire the great and good of house, disco, techno and even the more delicious corners of pop music. He’s the perfect guest to bring in ten years of malevolently sordid musical swagger.

£6 early bird / £8 advance / £10 OTD
Ticket ink: http://ow.ly/k9Rwu

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Join El Diablo’s Social Club for some Easter raving at this years Garden Festival launch party. A true El Diablo’s hero, Maurice Fulton will be setting the intimate basement of the Soup Kitchen alight with his blunted productions and classic disco joints.

You can catch El Diablo’s Social Club and Maurice this summer in  on the beautiful coast of the Adriatic in Tisno at The Garden Festival which takes place between 3rd-10th July.

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Entry Price: £8.50 adv / £10 on the door
Entry Price (Members/NUS): £8.50 adv / £10 on the door
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Date: 28th Mar 2013 11:00pm

Last Entry: 1:00am

Venue: Soup Kitchen
31-33 Spear Street
M1 1DF

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El Diablo’s Social Club start the first party of their 10 years celebration and kick off with a firm favourite and good friends Crazy P. This time they join us in their soundsystem guise which has toured the globe to great response at huge australian festivals, basement sweatboxes and east london warehouses alike throughout the last year.

The soundsystem comprises of decks, keyboards, effects and samples from main production members Jim Baron and Chris Todd plus some live vocals from the lovely Miss Danielle Moore.

We welcome them to the basement of 2022nq for the first time so come and dance off that christmas pudding!

Entry Price: £8 adv / £10 on the door

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Venue: 2022NQ
20 Dale Street
M1 1EZ


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The next installment of Manchester institution El Diablo’s Social Club’s ‘To Rack & Ruin’ edits series comes from Preston lad Paul Watson AKA Watson.

Paul has been a friend of the El Diablo’s crew for many years since working at Fat City – one of Manchester’s finest record shops which is now sadly defunct. The discovery of the edit however was due to Cottam playing it at a Paper Recordings party in Manchester early in 2012.

Side A is a splendid edit of the massive Millie Jackson track which was sampled for the Carl Craig remix of Tom Trago’s – ‘Use Me Again’ track.
Side B is a sleazy slo number with some lovely layered beats.

Early DJ support comes from Cottam, Crazy P, Eric Duncan and PBR Streetgang.

Release date: 21st Spetember 2012

Availble to pre-order now from Piccadilly Records

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Here we have a lovely mix to brighten up a miserable day. Max did this for us a couple of months ago which we forgot to put up! oh well its here now.

Max is a busy boy with an abundance of releases out. Check out his remix of ‘Starlight’ by Escort out now on Red Music. New Soiree L.P (with cohort Stevie Kotey) entitled ‘Let’s Play Tennis’ coming soon on Bear Funk. A new 10″ 2 tracker for Is It Balearic? Recordings on it’s way. And is also working on a new single for his great Jansen Tramadol Hcl Jardin label with D.C Mathias who he recorded the ‘How Do You Feel’ track for Needwant with last year…Enjoy!


Manabu Nagayama & Soichi Terada – Low Tension
Classic Man – Keepin’ On
Stupid Human – Clean Up Your Act
Alex Gopher – Super Disco
Sons & Daughters – Marine (Stevie Kotey Discomix)
Justin Harris pres: Arthur Russell – Moon (Rob Mello Remix)
Reverso 68 – Piano 89
Street Players Vol. 1 – Make It Thru The Dub
MJM – My Baby
The Cage feat Nona Hendryx – Do What You Wanna Do
Electronic – Getting Away With It (Greg Wilson Edit)
Jeanne Shy – Night Dancer



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After nine years at the forefront of Manchester’s all-conquering underground disco scene, El Diablo’s Social Club take the next logical step on their daredevil journey to rack‘n’ruin with the launch of a brand new original material-focused record label.

The debut release in this auspicious series is ‘Funsick’, a lovely little hip grinder from Italian nu-boogie producer Lup Ino, plus three choice remixes from El Diablo’s stalwarts Ron Basejam (aka Crazy P’s James Baron), Begin (Back to Basics DJ James Holroyd) and EDSC mainman Neil Diablo.

Ron Basejam serves up the headline mix – a deep and chunky brain-bugger that will send Croatian coastal boat parties into an unseaworthy frenzy, whilst Begin turns in a much woozier affair – all floating, disembodied vocals and Valium-enhanced washes of synth. Neil Diablo’s own ‘Luv Dub’ is just that: a dubbed-out, loved-up, stripped back version of the original that makes every bass lick and 808 cowbell count.

Limited to 500 copies, ‘Funsick’ will be a big turn on for Dam-Funk followers, fans of the PPF boogie and 80s soul-heads everywhere. Dig in.

Available at all good record shops including:-

Piccadilly Records / Juno / Phonica

Listen to the release here:-

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