Joshua Brooks, the venue nominated for Best Small Club 2009 in DJ Magazine has in recent years played host to Crystal Castles, Dusty Kid, Chemical Brothers and even Grandmaster Flash. But on the 14th October, they welcomed Prostitutes and Policemen present Jokers of the Scene, Wild Geese, AUDIOFUN and Delcourt. The result was pretty special.
For fans of electro in the student community, Prostitutes and Policemen as promoters have become synonymous with high quality, exclusive nights by continuously matching respected DJs and upcoming stars to create a frisson of musical energy. Highlights of my 1st year included a birthday at Dusty Kid/ Riton, my housemates will tell you I even stole the mammoth poster to prove it and MSTRKRFT in the Spring. Follow the boys' blog at http://all-things-eclectic.blogspot.com/.
AUDIOFUN, hailing from Derry but now based in Manchester have been signed to Southern Fried records owned by 'Fatboy Slim' Norman Cook, the label is also home to Cagedbaby, The Whip and Armand Van Helden. Wild Geese flew north from the capital having recently remixed Friendly Fires and Metronomy to industry acclaim. The headliners, Jokers of the Scene, are Canadians signed to A-Trak's Fool's Gold label who rounded off the night with aplomb for those who continued dancing well past a sociable hour.
I spotted some classic Manchester club wear so please feast your eyes on the slashed tshirts, slouching bag slung around necks, cut in side fringes and flyers for fans. Perfect night meets heat-friendly fashion.