Cap off the year with a flamboyant bang as the Homoelectric crew throw a one-off do at Manchester’s gorgeous New Century, headlined by genre-hopping party-starter, Erol Alkan.
Billed as a “non-stop off-piste dark discotek for homos, heteros, lesbos and don’t knows”, Homoelectric is an underground club night centred around a collective of five resident DJs: Luke Una, Gina Breeze, Jamie Bull, Will Tramp and Lukas. Since 2019, the close-knit group have pushed to create parties packed with flair, and where everyone feels welcome.
They’re seeing New Year’s Eve 2022 as a chance to do something completely different from their normal basement backstreet affairs, and are teaming up with one of Manchester’s most exciting new venues: New Century. Well, we say new… New Century has been around since the 1960s when, as a dancehall, it hosted the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and The Stones, before becoming the home of legendary Acid House parties of the MADchester era.
Recently reopened as a live music, performance and events space, featuring a food hall and a creative college, New Century is back in a big way. Complete with original sprung dancefloor and illuminated ceiling with 1000 disco lights. What better place for one of Homoelectric’s effervescent knees-ups.
Headlining the night will be genre-hopping DJ, producer and owner of Phantasy Records, Erol Alkan. Alkan grew up in the 1980s in North London’s Archway, where he consumed a musical diet of psychedelic and indie rock, before discovering the thrills of electronic music. But he didn’t abandon one scene for another; he joined the dots, mixing techno, house and rock music in a way that most other DJs could and cannot touch. We last caught him at The White Hotel, and his set made for one of the best nights we’ve had in that club. And there have been a few…
Joining Alkan behind the decks will be Homoelectric residents Jamie Bull, Will Tramp and Lukas, who promise “an evening of cosmic grooves, street soul, slo mo dance, boogie, black heart disco, us garage, house, technoid outerspace sonic science and bass buggin’ rawness”.