• Rotation X Eastern Bloc - Fourth City #3 W/ Russ Marland

  • Fri, 21-02-2020 at 19:00
  • Eastern Bloc
    5A Stevenson Square
    M1 1DN Manchester
Rotation X Eastern Bloc - Fourth City #3 W/ Russ Marland - Eastern Bloc - Manchester

We're back for the third time at our favourite sweatbox Eastern Bloc for another FREE night of Jackin! This time with no other than Manchester stalwart Russ Marland gracing the legendary E Bloc decks.Russ has been a regular on the Manchester scene since the mid 80's working in the famous 'Spin Inn' record shop on Cross Street, where he worked until the early 90s before going on to open Manchester Underground. A resident at the Hacienda for three years during the early 90s, Russ definitely knows his tunes, with a massive 15,000 + collection running right from the early beginnings through to the present day. After his Hacienda stint Russ started up 'Out In The Sticks' a night based at the Bluenote club in Todmorden where people came from all over the UK to hear the likes of Graeme Park, Jon Cutler, Brian Tappart & Russ himself week in, week out.These days you'll find Russ behind the counter at Vinyl Exchange, whilst he regularly still runs his 'Out In The Sticks' parties out of the Golden Lion in Tod!Russ knows what he's doing behind the decks so rock up early as this is bound to be a busy one! Free entry all night!--------------------------Fourth City is all about underground club music played in Chicago, New York, Detroit & yep you guessed it Manchester.Manchester was one of the early adopters of Chicago house music in the mid 80s. With the Hacienda running their infamous 'Northern House Review' night from 1987 & the music making an appearance on Piccadilly Radio from the mid 80s.As per usual we'll be powering the all new Eastern Bloc sound system with our MasterSounds Linear 4V & FX Unit. As always our resident DJ's will be soundtracking the night!- Paul 'Dig Deep' Thornton DJ, radio presenter, record dealer and self confessed vinyl junkie, Paul is a respected selector that plays across the board and rocks a party with ease.Paul’s sets come rooted in the past whilst giving a nod to the future, effortlessly joining the dots between disco, funk, soul, boogie, hip hop, jazz, afrobeat, house and techno.Possibly best known as the host of the Dig Deep Radio Show, Paul has worked with some of the most respected DJs and live acts from around the world - including friends in Chicago who have had a big influence on his style over the last decade. A seasoned club and festival regular (Beat-Herder, Vintage Festival, Solfest…), Paul has residencies in the Northern Quarter at Behind Closed Doors, Fair Play, and 45 Live Manchester, and not so long ago played alongside Mr Scruff at Preston Live Venue.- Henri Da CostaHenri, a Northampton native started buying vinyl during his teens, originally taking inspiration from US house and techno labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Balance, Cajual and Relief Records. A digger at heart, Henri's collection spans multiple genres from Detroit House to Jungle. Expect some serious warm-up chuggers!- Howard & Reiss JohnsonHoward's been listening & collecting electronic music from the early 80s since it started coming over the pond in the form of taped WBMX & WBLS radio shows, alongside listening to Mike Shaft's weekly show on Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio. When Reiss started frequenting Manchester's club scene in his teens an already well established knowledge & love for the music was re-ingited, and caused Reiss to start collecting records of his own.Father & Son duo Howard & Reiss are big adopters of the early 90s House sound. Chucking in some disco heaters for good measure along the way!Expect to hear music from the likes of... Ron Trent/Basement Boys/Marc Kinchen/KMS/StrictlyRhythm/Emotive/Nervous/Derrick May/UR/Mad Mike/Joey Negro/Ron Hardy/Marshall Jefferson/UMM/Farley Jackmaster Funk/Djax up beats/Paul Johnson/Glenn Underground/Def Mix/Frankie Knuckles/Omar S/Theo Parrish/Todd Terry/Terry Hunter/Masters At Work/Burrell Brothers/Nu Groove/Salsoul/West End Records/Clubhouse/ Relief/House Jam Records/Rick Leonor/DBX/Dance Mania/Bottom Line/Easy Street/Tony Humphries/Victor Simonelli/Steve Hurley/Armando/Dj Sneak/TSOP/Teddy Pendergrass/Linda Clifford/Ralphi Rosario/Derrick Carter/K Hand/Moodyman/RickWade/Trax/Tangible/Kerri Chandler/Epic Records/Soul City/Pal Joey/Barbara Tucker/Prelude/Bigshot/Tyree Cooper/Alicia Myers/Eddie Flashin Fowlkes/Joey Musaphia/Mike Dunn/Blake Baxter/Brass Construction/DJ Deeon/Carl Craig and many more!