Scrape the rust off the BBQ, inflate the paddling pool and pour a drink into a pineapple – our latest Summer Jams mix is here. Over an hour of sunshine jewels, from Brandy to Kendrick, Marvin Gaye to Drake. And yes, that is Ja Rule holding some puppies on the cover. As always, please like, comment and share if you enjoy, cheers!
We’re back to party at Gorilla this Friday! You know how we do it – we’ll be jamming to the best hip hop, r&b, bashment, UK garage and more until the early hours, from Kanye to Kelis, Snoop to Sean Paul, DMX to Dr Dre. Grab an early bird ticket for just three quid here. Here are some snaps of how it went down last month, courtesy of Dom “Perignon” Varden…
This Friday it’s the first of our Summer Jam parties at Gorilla! We’ll be laying down classics from Snoop to Sean Paul, Kendrick to Kelis, Dr Dre to Destiny’s Child… Tickets are a mere three quid and are bound to sell out, go grab one here ASAP.
Local producer Sourface has launched his own label, Flip Recipe, and they’ve just released their first compliation of beats, entitled Key Ingredient vol. 1. It features instrumentals by the likes of DJ Proof, Beatowski, Riddle, Constrobuz and the label head himself, and the levels are very high the whole way through. If you’re a fan of classic, golden era beats by the likes of DJ Premier, Dilla, Pete Rock or 9th Wonder, then definitely check it out.
You can listen to or buy the compilation on their bandcamp here.
Our brand new mix is here, featuring just under an hour of sweet R&B jams. It’s the third in our Thongs Of Praise series (you can find the first two in the “Mixes” tab on the right), and features the likes of R Kelly, Justin Timberlake, TLC, The Weeknd, Aaliyah, Michael Jackson & many more.
As always, if you enjoy the mix, please comment and share, thanks a lot. Please also remember any babies made whilst listening to this mix also become our legal property once born.
We’ve teamed up with The Doctor’s Orders to bring the legendary Phife Dawg to Manchester for a one off show! The five foot assassin will be performing A Tribe Called Quest classics as well as solo material.
As a member of the most influential and exciting Hip-Hop group of all time, Phife has performed in around the globe to huge audiences and was one of the subjects of the brilliant ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’ documentary. Delivering his famed punchlines from Tribe’s ‘Peoples Instinctive Travels’, ‘Midnight Marauders’, ‘Low End Theory’, ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’ as well as his brilliant ‘Ventilation: Da LP’ and new material produced by the likes of J Dilla, Pete Rock and more.
Early bird tickets are a very reasonable £13, you can grab one here.
A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhime
A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
Phife Dawg – Flawless
In a couple of weeks Red Bull Music Academy are bringing this inredible line up to Manchester for a special one off event as part of their UK tour. Tickets are just £10, you can grab them from the RBMA site here. Check out all the other events they’ve got going on in Manchester too, including a conversation with Skepta and an event with local don Zed Bias.
PRhyme feat. Dwele – You Should Know
DJ Jazzy Jeff – Pied Piper routine
We’re back to party at Gorilla on Friday 10th April with a 90′s special! At midnight we’ll be dropping a set of 90′s classics by everyone from Biggie to TLC, The Fugees, Dr Dre, Blackstreet, Salt-n-Pepa & many more, with all the usual Juicy heat from the streets the rest of the night. Early bird tickets are a ludicrous £3 and you can grab one by clicking the flyer above.
The Fugees – Ready Or Not
Notorious BIG – Mo Money Mo Problems
TLC – No Scrubs
This Friday night it’s our annual “Players Ball” R&B special at Gorilla! As the clock strikes midnight, Valentine’s day will officially begin and we’ll shower the dancefloor with sensual classics from the likes of R Kelly, Ashanti, Destiny’s Child, Brandy, Monica, Mariah, Mary J, TLC, Blackstreet, Justin, Aaliyah, Kelis and many more…
Tickets are just £3 and are selling by the shedload, grab one here ASAP.
Here’s a taste of what to expect…
On Friday 6th February, us and the Doctor’s Orders are throwing a special party at Gorilla to celebrate the life and music of a true genius of Hip Hop – J Dilla. As well as Spin Doctor and the legendary Mr Thing, some of Manchester’s finest DJs will be coming through to play some of their favourite Dilla records, and all proceeds will be split between the J Dilla Foundation and Lupus UK. There will be exclusive merch available on the night, such as limited edition T shirts, sweathshirts, mugs and badges etc, as well as various Dilla CDs and Vinyl.
Definitely don’t miss this if you’re a Dilla fan, it’s always an incredible night every year. You can grab a ticket here for £6, although larger donations are also welcome of course.
Slum Village – Get Dis Money
J Dilla – Won’t Do
De La Soul – Stakes Is High