After a showstoppper with Shanti, we have one of Manchester’s finest joining us this time around, part of the underground scene for over 25 years, and now part of MCDE – Irfan Rainy. Motor City Drum Ensemble recently re-issued one of Irfan’s classic recordings “It’s All In The Groove’ under his City People moniker.
Irfan started his music journey as a vinyl collecting Mancunian youngster, partying at the legendary club ‘THE HACIENDA’ during the late 80s. A powerful source of inspiration such as this was key to getting into production and DJing across the country. Since then, Irfan has played from Berlin to New York, and currently runs his own party called COMMUNITY (we like the name!), for almost 9 years now. It has hosted RS favourites such as Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, Greg Wilson, MCDE, Mike Huckaby, and Osunlade. He also had a six year residency at Club Ponana where the midweek Brazilian party occurred also saw Irfan spin Funk, Soul, Afrobeat & Disco sets alongside the likes of Questlove, Norman Jay, and Omar.
FELABRATION, an annual tribute to Fela for 17 years, another one of Irfan’s projects, is culminating in the form of a new collaborative group called Africa Mancunia – coming to wax in 2017! Alongside Rainy City Music, Irfan’s new sub label SOMETHING IN THE WATER has operated since 2013 and now records exclusively under the guise of PITCHED BLACK for the new label. With a rich history and skills to pay the bills – can’t wait to welcome Rainy into the Pool Hall, in his words ‘When it Rains, It Pours’!
2 decks, a rotary mixer, 1 red neon light and a few crates of vinyl. Dub fx.
RS Card Holding Members: £5 before 11, £7 after (must have valid photo ID!)
Non members: £7 All night
..as always, don’t be late to avoid that queue.
1. be nice
2. no photos on the dancefloor plz…
BRING PHOTO ID! – NB. Canavan’s membership does not mean discount. That is a separate RS card – tiny.cc/RSmembership