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.

Door Tax
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…

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Rhythm Section team-up with Ruf Kutz for 2 room showdown

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Rhythm Section & Ruf Kutz are joining forces to bring a night of uncomplicated joy to Manchester.

We are thrilled to welcome our Vancouver friends the PENDER STREET STEPPERS to play ALL NIGHT LONG at Hidden. In the other room it’ll be a Rhythm Section International affair as CONTOURS meets HIDDEN SPHERES with BRADLEY and RUFFY going head-to-head yet again… Make sure you pack 2 pairs of Dancing Shoes!!!

THE PENDER STREET STEPPERS are no strangers to us – Bradley met them years ago when the Boiler Room went over to investigate exactly what they were putting in the water in Vancouver. He came back loaded up with tapes and USBs chock full of this new, woozy sound and plenty of stories about the maniacs behind it.

Since then, the rest of the world has cottoned on to the Mood Hut sound – and how. Finding themselves way way way up high in any chart worth its salt since they busted onto the scene with a killer PPU record a couple of years ago, the duo of Liam Butler and Jack Jutson (yes, THAT Jack J) boast a mighty record collection full of the strangest influences which lead to the originality and all around out-there-ness of their sound.

We are very excited to have them play all night long at our party, giving them a total blank canvas to smudge up all blunted and strange – make sure you get in early cos you don’t want to miss any of this. Maximum Headroom Required (and not just because they’re both tall).

And as if that wasn’t enough we are also going for a full on RS session in the other room – bringing a taste of SE15’s favourite Pool Hall to M3 as the bossman Bradley Zero and repeat offender Ruf Dug invite two of Manchester’s finest talents (and both Rhythm Section International Artists) CONTOURS and HIDDEN SPHERES to join them for a red light heads down no photos special…

Feet on the ground, heads in the clouds, 2 rooms of pure pleasure, PSS X RS X RK X MCR – we’ll see you on the dancefloor


1st Release £8 (via Skiddle – SOLD OUT!) – http://www.skiddle.com/e/12673500
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Final Release £12 (via RA/ dice): http://bit.ly/SteppinRA/http://bit.ly/steppinDICE
More OTD (£10 before 12 with valid RS membership card)

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