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SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY FESTIVAL

We are so excited to be returning to the Sounds From The Other Cityfestival this May Bank Holiday! The return to Chapel Street is going to be bigger and better than ever before, so we have cooked up an astronomical lineup of artists for this Spring extravaganza.

Inviting ten artists to perform at the Reform Radio stage on Sunday, varying from live performances and DJ sets, it’s going to be a big one.

Let us get you guys hooked up with the lineup…

Léna C – 15:00 – 16:00

Jumping up first is the French-born DJ and producer Léna C. You might recognise her from her monthly shown called ‘Jet Lag‘, or from her features on Tsugi RadioRadio Al HaraMelodic Distraction and more! With a distinct interest in digging and sharing the soundscapes she finds from around the world, the music she plays has become an amalgamation of mixing modern with electronic sounds, showing off her eclectic style. Whether you catch her on the radio or in a nightclub, Léna’s holding the fort down. 

Lashimba (LIVE) – 16:00 – 16:30

Lashimba is an artist and producer from Manchester, combining a multitude of genres to create an Indie, R&B infused sound. With smooth vocals alongside the occasional Rap and Spoken Word verse, Lashimba leads the way for the new generation using their art to champion feminism. Most recently, she has joined the Reform Team, hosting our first-ever morning show The Get Up.  

PERiiSU, hosted by Zari – 16:30 – 17:30

Joining Manchester-based artist and producer PERiiSU on the stage is Zari(HERchester), a rapper and music addict from Chorley, Lancashire. PERiiSU took part in our very firstSoundcamp project and then moved onto creating an absolute banger with the legends Swing Ting as part of the Co-Lab Theory.  Her sound is best described as gritty electronic music, punctuated with smooth and soulful urban rhythms. When she’s not creating music, she is mixing delicious sounds together. Expect to hear a mix you simply won’t be able to stand still for. 

Obeka (LIVE) – 17:30 – 18:15

Bermuda-born producer and visual designer Obeka will also be joining us at SFTOC. Over the past nine years, he has been exploring his native sound and rhythm as he transitions into the Manchester Club scene. He is also the co-founder of the Me Gusta Collective – a multicultural collective of DJs in Manchester – who collaborate in monthly sessions of the cultural diaspora in music and art, which stem from places such as Lisbon, Angola and Uganda. Through polyrhythm drums, infectious Kuduro tempos and the nostalgic Reggae Dembow that endlessly played in his father’s car, Obeka creates an experience unique and individual in its own way. 

Renee Stormz (LIVE) – 18:15 – 18:45  

Back in 2021, MC, singer and producer Renee Stormz blessed the We Out Here Virtual Stagewith an incredible live performance. With performances at venues across Manchester such as Band on the Wall and YES, her SFTOC debut is going to be cosmic. Renee’s music is refreshing, capturing soulful and intricate observations of our reality. 

Szajna B2B Murder He Wrote – 18:45 – 19:45

Manchester-based DJ and producer, Szajna(Shy-Na) joins club destroyer Murder He Wrote for an iconic back-to-back mix. Influenced by UK dance music that he experienced during the free party movement, Szajna’s style is Bruk to its core. These Broken-Beat productions lead him to gain recognition in London and receive an invitation into the Selectors Assemble. As well as this, he’s released on labels such as CoOp PresentsDance RegularPhuture Shock Music and Boogie Cafe. 

Murder He Wrote dabbles in playful production, blending elements of UK Garage, Dancehall, Soca and Bruk. Working across 3 decks, his eclectic, low-end focused DJ sets have seen him land guest mixes on BBC Radio 1Boiler RoomNTSRinse FM and BBC 6Music – alongside playing in prolific clubs such as FabricMinistry Of Sound and Outlook. Some of his other achievements include his feature on ‘Juice Flow’, released on Swing Ting, which was voted as one of the albums of the year by none other than the music legends, Mixmag. We hope you are just as excited as we are to see these two tear up the decks. 

Ayy Den – 19:45 – 20:45

Canadian-born Ayy Den began her musical journey surrounded by Hip Hop, Reggae, Dancehall and Soul music. After moving across the ocean to the UK, it was the sounds of Funk, Garage and Dubstep that initiated the transformation from an avid listener to a successful radio host, DJ and Producer. Ayy Den’s played sets for the infamous underground events label, Keep Hush, and had a feature in the legendary The Face Magazine. Expect to hear a mix of Jersey Club, Funky, Garage, 140bpm, Footwork and beyond this bank holiday weekend. 

Juke Joint – 20:45 – 22:00

Manchester promoters and DJ duo Juke Joint will be closing it down this Sunday. These two have been spreading and celebrating Footwork, Juke and Jungle music through their parties and radio shows. They’ve been warming things up for their party at YES, bringing Teklife’s very own DJ Taye – recognised for his debut at DJ Manny’s Footwork Therapy, hosted by Boileroom in Chicago, as well as NYC’s Bell Curve. Now, they bring their energy to the stage, complementing each other with dancefloor weight from the full span of the 160 scene – guaranteed to get your feet workin and body jukin! 

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