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Back Spin

Back Spin | 04/11/18

DJ KhanFu – a deejay by profession and breakdance festival organiser, KhanFu’s niche style involves him playing for Hip Hop and breakdance competitions around the UK & Europe, paying homage to the original Bronx-style deejaying that came from 1970’s New York. You can also find him playing in Manchester’s bars and clubs every weekend.

Bringing sounds of the underground street dance community to Manchester, A wide variety of songs pulled from Hip Hop, Funk, House and more that are relevant and popular within the cultural and competitive scene from dances such Breakdance, Popping, Hip Hop & other street dances. Also featuring guest appearances in the form of interviews and mixes.

Listen back to all of Back Spin’s shows, here.

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Jamie Gibson | 12/09/18

Jamie Gibson would like to pretend he came to MCR Live as part of an ultra cool arts collective or to dig through hundreds of vinyl rarities after spending three years in a Turkish Jazz cafe but in reality’s he’s just a sometimes travelled, lifelong northerner who got into radio because he never heard back from rock climbing society at freshers many years ago.

Expect plenty of new music from not just from familiar faces in the worlds of punk and alternative but also bands you will never have heard of (or never will again after the show has wrapped up).

It’s a radio show that Jamie started in 2011 and never got asked to stop. It’s pretty good!

Listen back to all of Jamie’s shows here.

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Jerk It w/ Modern Logic | 12/09/18

Can you Jerk It?

Yes you can. Tune in every 4 weeks to hear the three-man collective play their favourite sounds. Expect old & new selections of house, disco, techno and acid – with everything in between.

Jerk It aims to be a platform for up and coming artists and a space to discuss Manchester’s music scene, nightlife, and probably weather.

Listen back to all of Jerk It Shows here.


Earth:Bound Bring Their Fully Immersive Night To Whisky Jar

Earth:Bound is back with their fifth instalment, returning on 29th September at The Whiskey Jar for another high concept sci-fi event with a mix of house, techno & disco. Claiming to be Manchester’s only fully immersive club night, Earth:Bound will feature cutting-edge dance music, live visual performance & a room decorated in “such a way you won’t know what’s going on.”

From the start, Earth:Bound have tried to be different when it comes to the clubbing experience, throwing the saying ‘It’s all about the music’ out the window, and replacing it with ‘it’s all about the experience’. The aim is to bring in a crowd who appreciates a fully immersive experience, rather than just a headline act. From live visual performances with immersive 3D mappings (from the team behind Atipyka-VisuaLab) and a wide ranging selection of music, it promises to add that intergalactic edge to the Manchester Nightlife circuit.

Posted by Earth:Bound on Sunday, 19 August 2018

For their fifth instalment (or Mk5 as they are calling it), they have DJs TJ Lawton & Oscar Mic. These two met on at MCR Live while producing the Eat The Beat show. Both have a deep love for eclectic mixes ranging from Disco, Techno, House, Afro, Balearic, Rock, Synth-Wave & more. They have just had their first collaboration ‘Timelines’ signed to Krafted Underground, a spacey techno track perfect for Earth:Bound.

With tickets now on sale, early birds for £3 and £5 OTD  this is a bargain for any club-goer who wants to check out something fresh & new in Manchester.

The Big Red Show

The Big Red Show | 10/09/18

Pete Obsolete was raised on vinyl and 90s action films. Rev. Austins blood type is I B DOPE POSITIVE. As BIG RED, we want to bring the smoothest mix between forgotten gems and modern-day classics, pushing homegrown, local talent as well as showcasing the latest from around the world. From hip hop to R’n’B via disco and funk with a sprinkling of trap and neo-soul for good measure, The Big Red Show keeps it bubbling.

Warning: Some songs remain uncensored and may contain expletives.

Listen back to all of The Big Red shows here.


XYST | 11/09/18

In their revival after a brief timeout, XYST are bringing their monthly residency to MCR Live to deliver maximum vibes from the heart of the rainy city.

With a firm grasp on House, Techno and beyond, XYST collaborates with club nights and festivals including WHP, Parklife and Cocoon In The Park, as well as working with names such as Kerri Chandler, Maceo Plex, Skream, Heidi, and Eats Everything to bring you exclusive content and interviews.

Expect a hand-picked selection of future releases, forgotten gems, studio interviews and exclusive sets from international DJs.

Listen back to all of XYST Shows here.


Fuzzy Logic | 11/09/18

It’s the answer to your Kevin Parker and Stevie Nicks filled dreams. It’s eighteen years strong. It’s the reason you’re struggling to concentrate on work. It’s your new favourite band and your new favourite anthem. It’s every Thursday night at Wire. Welcome to Fuzzy Logic. This month, they are joined for a live acoustic session with Sly Antics.

Head honchos and tastemakers Ryan, Paul & Adam Winch – Furness provide the soundtrack, trawling through the back catalogue of everything you’ve ever loved and introducing you to those new bands you’ve been desperately seeking

Listen back to all of Fuzzy Logic shows here.


Family Tree x Contrast MCR| 05/09/18

Family Tree Events and Contrast MCR went back to back for 4 hours of the best selections in Manchester. DJs include Chande, Finchwise, Tommy Tickle and more.

Contrast MCR was founded in 2015 by long-standing Manchester DJs Jim Spratling and Kevin Swindells. Borne out of a love of good music, a multitude of great local DJs and an ever-growing Manchester bar scene, Contrast aims to find the perfect DJ for any bar, club or event – with each artist bringing their own musical style and flair. This radio show intends to give an insight into our brand ethos, showcase the individual styles of our DJs, and above all, make quality music available to the masses.

Family Tree Events comprises two Djs who have a passion for recording digging. Whether dance-floor focused or a more laid back affair we love finding those rare gems that make people smile. Our radio shows are a place for us to let loose and play whatever we have been enjoying lately, so expect an eclectic mix of tracks from Disco, Funk, House, Hip-hop, Jazz, Brazilian and Soul.