James Welsh

Saturday 6 October The Kraak Gallery opens a new term of deep house with Basement Manchester welcoming fresh DJ/Producer James Welsh. We were blown away by his debut EP ‘Air Valley’ when it landed at Basement towers and scrambled to book him as soon as we heard it.. The EP earning plaudits from fans such as Gilles Peterson, Ben Westbeech and Jimpster whilst he’s also got releases up coming on Wolf Music and Join The Dots. Being brought up on a mixture of Blues and Bluegrass, James Welsh was going to gigs before he could walk. A guitarist since the age of 8, experimenting at the age of 14 with multiple tape recorders and Future Music cover cd’s led to him travelling to Texas to take over electronic duties in post punk outfit ‘The Rise’. He then signed as ‘Ocelot’ to Mark Jones’ Wall Of Sound label, playing everywhere from main stage Creamfields to rooftops in Miami. Officially remixing Rob Zombie, Depeche Mode and a pre-bald Britney Spears, It could be said, James Welsh has had quite a career already. When he isn’t producing for other people or larking around on bikes, James is now making music on his own terms. You’d best take a seat I guess. The usual first class backup will be provided by – Josimar (Basement MCR/Love Dose) Craig Campbell (Basement MCR) Carlos (Basement...

Basement with Drop Art...

May Bank Holiday hosts another Basement Manchester bash to reverb round the kraak art galley with the men they call Drop Art. Serial audiophiles Drop Art, a live electronica trio that cross the lines between house, break beat and industrial pop. Blending deep grooves with ethereal vocal harmonies to create soundscapes that move minds as well as feet. Playing along side Chicane, Stanton Warriors and Scratch Perverts the lads know how to put on a party. With the residents Josimar blazing out the deep house, Carlos providing the new disco and Leon laying on the chicago funk tech sound. This Mayday is going to be a good...

Basement Manchester

Saturday 4 Feb 11pm til After comfortable on a tightrope. £4adv click here> or £5 on the door Basement Manchester with El Diablo’s Social Club After tearing The Deaf Institute to pieces with a collection of Funk, Soul, Deep House and HipHop over the last 6 months. The team have upped sticks and have found a home at The Kraak Gallery. The residents Josimar, Craig Campbell and Carlos will be smashing the hell out of the dancefloor with many musical choice cuts. To celebrate the occasion they have recruited the one the only Neil ‘Diablo’ Scott the supremo of the famous Manchester night El Diablo’s Social Club, playing a mixture of Deep Disco and Deep House over the last 5 years at venues home and abroad its a going to be the start of a beautiful relationship between Basement Manchester and the Kraak Gallery. The first Saturday of every month (11pm –...

Basement w/ Ronny Gill...

Saturday 3rd March Kicking off at the stroke of midnight Basement Manchester invites Micron’s Ronny Gill to smash in the walls of the art gallery. Resident at Micron Manchester, London and Moscow. Ronny has played in venues all over Europe including venues such as Warehouse Project, Paradise Factory, Back 2 Basics, KeToLoCo, Technique, Ministry of Sound and many more… Playing Deep House and Nu-Disco all the way it will be a night to remember. When big ben strikes twelve to call in a new day feet will be shuffling, bodies will be jacking and hands will be thrown in the air to some of the sweetest house music this side of the atlantic. The Basement resident triplet of Josimar, Craig Campbell and Carlos will be providing fuel to the house music fire. Early Bird Tickets only £3, click below. Skiddle – http://www.skiddle.com/events/11597142/ Resident Advisor –...