Keep it Unreal warm-up vibes in the bar!
Get down early and ramp up the night with DJs SNO (NTS) and Andy Williams (The Goods, Montreal).
Hailing from the township of Bophelong in South Africa SNO, born Selina Nongaliphe Oliphant, has always seen music as a beacon of strength and hope to the marginalised as her formative years were in the country’s apartheid era. Currently a resident of Manchester, she is woven very tightly into the city’s dynamic music scene.
Her record collection completely annihilates any modicum of genre specifications or classifications as she has been seen to be utterly comfortable both behind the booth and on radio in a myriad of genres including Jazz, Hip Hop, Footwork, Latin, boogie and at times the electronic side of things.
Her exceptional knowledge of African Music is what endears her to the music world. She can travel musically from Cape to Cairo almost pedantically but certainly enthusiastically. This is evident in her presentation consistently, akin to an apt sonic depiction of the Continent that is as rich as AFRICA musically. This attribute has garnered sincere appreciation from African Music giants such as Atak Kak, Tony Allen, Kanda Bongo Man, Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas and the legendary Amadou and Mariam.
Talented musician and art curator, writer and DJ with 40 years of experience. Still learning and loving it.
Performance artist and educator of all things music. Jazz specialist. Exceptional vinyl DJ and avid collector. Performing at a variety of venues in Europe, Canada, South Africa and the United States.
Andy brings positive energy to everything he does. We hope you will enjoy what he humbly shares of his love for music and humanity.
Andy is known as the professor, humbly schooling peers and fans on the infinite musical talent yet to be discovered. A self-described alternative music digger, Andy will promote talent with records produced in limited quantities from all over the world. Andy has had the opportunity to grace the turntables with many underground deejays, peers who have the utmost respect for obscure rarities in dance floor tracks. From Cumbia, Paseito, Mento, Avant-Garde Jazz, Funk and hard-hitting Electro sounds Andy will ease your mind and create the right mood. In over four decades, his collection of more than 10 000 records never cease to grow. Andy has party goers and music lovers dance and discover, building a following with the many monthly nights he has co-created.