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…

RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?888147

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1101619689959585/

BRING PHOTO ID! – NB. Canavan’s membership does not mean discount. That is a separate RS card – tiny.cc/RSmembership



Rhythm Section celebrates 3 years of Pool Hall Sessions with Ruf Dug on Nov 15th!

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Celebrate Good Times, come on!

It’s a Celebration. A celebration of life, a celebration of 3 years of togetherness and an untold amount of good times, great music and COMMUNITY.
Rhythm Section is far more than a night, it’s a dance, it’s a watering hole, a mating ground, a spiritual place where you can release your inhibitions and forget your problems and rejoice in the love of music.
A special thank you to the regulars and locals who make it special: without you, we are nothing.

but the time for sentimentality is over…

…when it came to choosing a suitable sparring partner to commemorate this triennial anniversary, there was really only one choice. A man who bleeds boogie, sweats funk and eats, sleeps and drinks vibes 24/7:all the way from manchester, representing RUF KUTZ and now Rhythm SectionInternational. The one, the only: Ruf Dug.

The epitome of everything we stand for and an inspiration for all we aim to blossom into, we couldn’t be more ready to welcome Ruffy back for a THIRD session as we complete our THIRD year in this humble institution we call the Rhythm Section.

2 decks, a rotary mixer, 1 red neon light and a few crates of vinyl.

..as always, don’t be late to avoid that queue, be nice and no photo’s on the dancefloor please!

Door Tax
Card Holding Members: £5 all night
Non Members: £7 all night ( £5 before 11 if you are ‘attending’)

Advance tickets on RA : http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?653290
Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/606869392753084/
one love x