Sankeys Music is a brand new label set up by the seminal Manchester club and headed by Darius Syrossian. What better way to kick it off than with a banging double CD mix that celebrates Sankeys 20 years at the top of the underground clubbing scene. Disc 1 was recorded live in Manchester (crowd noises included) and is rammed with exclusive and unreleased productions, most of which are from Mr Syrossian. True to his style the tunes are big and bouncy and full of a special energy. Syrossian’s remix of ‘Bigger Than Prince’ is the perfect opener to this full-on party mix. We adore his twisted remix of Todd Terry ‘Bounce to the Beat’, pure funk crowd-please ‘Rise’ and the deep and shexy ‘Jazztime’. So many good tunes on this one and the crowd noises make you feel like you’re sweating it out in Sankeys itself.
Disc 2 pays tribute to the records that made the club what it is today. Loco Dice, Green Velvet, Kerri Chandler and Gemini all feature. The mix starts off with a rave vibe to get the party started. We love wonk-fest ‘Swimmin Wit Sharks’ from Gemini and the minimal-tech sounds of Argy ‘Love Dose (Luciano remix)’. It’s a superb selection full of lots of treats.
A massive release that showcases what the well-loved club is all about. We love Sankeys!
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