Following the annual end of summer blowout, Mint Festival at Wetherby Racecourse, it’s back to basics for the overground/underground clubbing brand back in the city centre, as Mint Club announces a raft of names for its upcoming autumn/winter season, offering plenty of talent from the worlds of house, techno and beyond.
Disco kings No Way Back return with three parties, hosting some of the sharpest producers on the edit in funk and boogie, with Joey Negro and Ashley Beedle (October 9) plus Danny Krivit and Purple Disco Machine (December 11) all throwing down amongst residents Lucy Locket and Haydn Porter.
They’re also teaming up with the more soulfully tinged Slowdown Sounds for a special, collaborative party in November, that sees DJ sets from Kon, The Reflex and Tony Finger, alongside funk friendly live performances from DJ Format and Flame Griller (November 13). Slowdown Sounds themselves have also bagged some impressive acts; their Third Birthday (October 30) features UK legend and MBE, Norman Jay with Mr. Thing on hand, whereas December’s party features a live set from Big Daddy Kane (December 4)
In house party Mint Sessions continues to deliver Ibiza and festival favourites returned to a more intimate setting, kicking off with Radio One favourite B Traits (October 1), nu-house hero Huxley (October 22) and Half Pony of Little Dragon with Leon Vynehall (October 24). System meanwhile specialise in the rolling tech house beloved in the city, showcasing Rhadoo (October 3), Carl Craig (December 5), Loco Dice (November 11) and a very special B2B session between Martin Buttrich and Guti (November 7).
After a strong start earlier this year at Wire, psychedelic techno fans Alter decamp to Mint Lounge for two trippy looking parties featuring a live performance from Matthew Johnson, Efdemin and Hypercolour boss Ste Roberts (October 16), followed in November by the occasionally abrasive Answer Code Request, Trevino and a live performance from Phantasy Sound’s mysterious Kamera. (November 14)
With additional nights programmed between now and the New Year by promoters including Circular and Prism, get that time accrued for the occasional Monday off. The full listings are available right here on Facebook.
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