London party brand and record label Picnic has risen to become one of the go to names in the world for underground electronic music. Founders Andy Luff and Tom Ashplant have worked exceptionally hard to ensure that they stay true to their vision of only presenting the finest music in the best possible surroundings. This ethos has taken them and their residents far and wide but surprisingly they have never ventured north to Manchester. They will be ticking this influential raving city off their list in suitably impressive style.
On Saturday, October 9th Picnic will be decamping to one of the true gems in Manchester’s club scene – Hidden. The perfectly weighted venue tucked away in the industrious Downtex Mill location is the perfect backdrop to the scenes that will undoubtedly go down. For a debut such as this a special lineup is required and they don’t get much more special that Uruguayan super selector Nicolas Lutz. The boss alien and My Own Jupiter head is hard to beat in the leftfield bomb stakes and in the intimate pressure cooker surroundings of Hidden a memorable night on the cards can almost be taken for granted.
Joining Lutz in the booth will be another boss and this time it is Partisan Records Anthea that will be raising the room. Her analogue creations and future facing imprint have long been a favourite of upfront selectors everywhere and the connection between the two is a great match. Bringing his vintage hardware will see a live set that is set to shake the Hidden rafters. Tasty breakbeats bite down on upfront basslines and ravey stabs and the only place to hear these jams is on the hottest dancefloors and the most limited vinyl pressings.
Without residents, there would be no Picnic and it just so happens that they have some the finest in the game. For this special party the ever present Andy Luff and Pelle will be at the helm building the night and with guests and residents like this in charge of music I think we all know where the night will end up