Hit & Run’s 15th Birthday Celebrations at Hidden, MCR!
When you think of Manchester, what comes to mind? The rain? Oasis? City & United?
For most people that is the case, but for thousands of students, ravers and music connoisseurs in Manchester, HIT & RUN is one of the first things they recall.
HIT & RUN is a drum & bass night run by Rich Reason and his resident team of DJ’s/MC’s.
Their roster includes the likes of Chimpo, Chunky, and Jonny Dub. Since its inception, HIT & RUN has become a major player in the Manchester scene, bringing many seminal artists to the city. James Blake, Sbtrkt, and Big Narstie all played their first Mancunian shows through HIT & RUN.
On the 5th March, Hit & Run’s 15th Birthday Celebrations were hosted at Hidden Manchester marking 15 years of bass music innovation.
With sets from Calibre & Fox, Whiney & P Money, Biome & Strategy, Ourman & Skittles – this was an unforgettable night. From the moment the doors opened, you could feel the anticipation. From new Manchester students to seasoned ravers, this was a night everyone was desperate for.
Hidden nightclub’s sticky floors and vivid strobe lights were the perfect accompaniment for this sort of night. Doors opened at 10pm – slightly early for HIT & RUN – and hundreds of the brave ravers, battling the Mancunian elements, were in attendance. Upon entry they were first met by the middle room. A raver’s purgatory that played host to DJ Yami, Zar and Eva Bee.
The event was spread across three floors: a basement, the middle and a top floor. All showcased a host of artists that kept the dance floor flooded with people skanking the night away. There was no shortage of gun fingers, put it that way.
The atmosphere was – as it is with every HIT & RUN event – so warm and welcoming. I struggle to recall many other events with such a varied yet harmonious group of people. For me, a testament to the night was the number of strangers I met with gun fingers drawn and a scrunched-up bass face. Of course, I had to return the gesture.
Big love to all of the HIT & RUN team. Long may you continue to entertain the people of Manchester and beyond with your ever popular events.
Facebook: Hit & Run – UK, www.facebook.com/hitandrunuk
Written by @b4y4t
Edited by Tum Balogun @tunmiseb
Pictures by : Adrian Sidor
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