Eclectic of Manchester


DJ Name: Martin Glynn

First 12” vinyl
Howard Jones – Like to Get to know you well (International Remix)

First DJ gig
Xaverian College 6th Form Party – 5th Avenue, October 1991
DJing history (nights played/promoted/residencies/guest slots)
Residencies: Devotion @ Holy City Zoo (98-00), Fridays, Praguefive – (00-04), Basement Rossetti (04-05), Across The Tracks (05-current)
Promotions: Fragile (Le Bateau, Liverpool) Tonto Bongo (Manchester – Various) My Bag (Manchester – Various)
Guest slots: Sankeys, South, Hacienda, Paradise Factory, Manchester Academy, Garlands, Baa Bar, Dogstar, NATO, 6Music, MIF, Bestival

Fave ever gig
Ultima/Devotion @ Shrigley Hall April 2000.
6 hours back to back with Marc Cohen in a 2000 capacity marquee on the side of a Country House Hotel.
We took on glam-house heavyweights with two bags of deepness and ended up with one in one out in our room as the “big names” played to the overflow and bar staff in theirs. A triumph of substance over style… who knew the Cheshire set love Tiefshwartz so?!

Musical heroes
Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr/Bangalter/de Homem-Christo/Gallagher/Edwards/Rogers/Finn/”Dope”Gonzalez/Vega/Brown/Squire/Wren/Mountfield/Faure/

Fave DJs
Sasha, LuvDup, Paul Bleasdale, Danny Krivit, Joe Clausell, Francois Kervokian, Graeme Park, Tom Wainwright, 2manyDJs, Justine Alderman

Fave cheese
Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar

Top 5 gigs ever (bands, not DJs)
The Cult – Manchester Apollo 1989… Backstage pass at 15 come on!
Stone Roses – Spike Island 1990… Great day – not quite matched by the performance but who cares?!
Oasis – Maine Road 1996… Seminal life moment.
Brand New Heavies – Life Cafe, Manchester 2006… Intimate venue with newly reformed original line up and all parties loving it.
Hallé/Elbow – Bridgewater Hall – July 2009… Simply beautiful.

Fave drink
Coca Cola – ice cold from a glass bottle.

Fave sneakers
Adidas Lendl Court (not had a pair since 1987 but I loved them).

Things to do when not DJing/listening to music/going to gigs
City, Family, Mates, Films, Biscuits


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