Archive for July, 2010

And so we return…

Hello Manchester… MOF return from Soundwave and get straight back to business with two Neighbourhood sessions as well as Tighten Up this weekend. We had an amazing time in Croatia, and massive thanks go out to everyone who made it out there with us and everyone involved with the festival… We had so much fun playing on the Friday and the boat party with TNC, Taste The Diff’rence and Riot Jazz was something else. Seriously, Manchester repped it hard out there, pats on the back to all involved.

Pictures, videos, blogs and all sorts of other stuff on the way, but first – we sleep.


Hear No Evil, See No Evil

We are extremely excited to announce a new project in collaboration with Onefiveeight and NOISE Lab – Hear No Evil, See No Evil… a three-stage celebration of creativity.

A weekend of free creative workshops held over the August Bank Holiday weekend will inspire your ears and eyes. Get involved and you could find yourself featured in a Magazine or on a CD that will be distributed to industry professionals and like minded individuals.

Check the blog for up to date information and make sure you get down for the workshops and get involved. Keep checking the MOF site for updates too, and submit your work to


Weve just learned that the mighty DOOM aka MF Doom aka Viktor Vaughn aka King Geedorah etc is playing his first ever Manchester show as part of a highly anticipated UK tour later this year. The show is being put on by Now Wave among others, and we’d recommend buying tickets when they go onsale on Friday before its too late.

C’mon Feet 10th Birthday!

Yes y’all… legendary Manchester hip hop night C’mon Feet are celebrating 10 years this year, and with your help they hope to throw an amazing birthday party, bringing some of the biggest names in hip hop to Manchester…. They’ve applied to Umbro Industries for some support for the event so please take 2 clicks to go and vote for them!

Soundwave send-off on Saturday!

So as we make our final preparations for our trip down to the Dalmation Coast and Soundwave festival, we are guesting at Taste The Diff’rence’s warm up party (and birthday party for Tedious Lemon) this saturday… a good chance to try out those moves for the boat party.

In The Loop workshop and blog

This saturday 17th sees the return of In The Loop’s popular MC workshop down at the NOISE Lab on Market Street in Manchester. For up to date In The Loop activities, make sure you check their blog page by clicking below.

And look out for some special In The Loop collaborations we have tucked up our sleeves for later in the summer.

Mount Kimbie album stream

The brand new album from Mount Kimbie, ‘Crooks and Lovers’, which comes out next week, is available to listen to now as a free stream over at FACT mag. It really sounds incredible, go check it out, and keep your eye out for their return to Manchester in October.

New Manchester venue for hire

The Mind on Fire Band rehearsal room, and one of our favourite venues is now available to hire for gigs and parties… its a great little 150 capacity room in a mill on the edge of Manchester city centre, get in touch if youre interested in booking and we will hook you up.

Pantha Du Prince at Ruby Lounge

Another great booking by wotgodforgot, next month sees Pantha Du Prince return to Manchester for a headline spot at Ruby Lounge. Its set to be a great night with D/R/U/G/S supporting and visuals by MOF resident Cycloptic. See you down the front!

“…Evokes those moments when we experience nature not cerebrally, but sensually, creating music that crackles like static in a sky burdened with storm (The Splendour), then glitters like a rain-soaked landscape illuminated by sun (Welt am Draht).” – 4/5 – The Guardian

Yes You May!

A quick heads up for anyone in town on Thursday, Neighbourhood resident Omas continues the residency at the Bay Horse bar in Manchesters Northern Quarter….Reach!

Keep your eye out for July Neighbourhood runnings.

More info soon, Peace.