Luke Una and Don Letts: MCR vs LDN

  • Saturday | 25.03.23
  • 11.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £10 Earlybird / ...

Two of the most revered selectors in the country – DJs Luke Una + Don Letts collide at Band on the Wall for a one-off night of deep cuts and big vibes, taking you on a journey across the dancefloor through hidden gems and hands-in-the-air bangers. It’s MCR vs LDN!

To anyone plugged into the Manchester club scene, Luke Una needs very little introduction. Beginning his career as an original Sheffield house young blood in the mid 1980’s, Luke moved to Manchester and his partnership with fellow Unabomber Justin Crawford saw the birth of Electric Chair, a cornerstone cult night in the UK underground club scene, Luke was one half of the production team of The Unabombers, whose electric souls edits gained a loyal following. Luke and Justin created Electric Elephant, a Croatian festival paying homage to their wild eclecticism from balearic, to Brazilian to E soul, house, disco and techno.

Luke’s much loved, long running Homoelectric night and more recently Homobloc sell out festival for 10,000 souls has been at the forefront of Manchester’s LGBTQ cultural landscape.

Luke’s new Friday evening show on Worldwide FM has captured imaginations and has already become a cult four hour must-listen monthly journey with fans all over the world. Today Luke remains, as ever, at the forefront of a changing scene, pairing the momentous legacy of Manchester’s 80s and 90s scene with the delivery of what today’s club communities need to get down. A force to be reckoned with in the perpetuation of UK club culture and the owner of a singular Instagram account.

Don Letts is the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was during his DJ residency at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that Don adopted the punk DIY ethic and begun to make his first film – and in March 2003 was awarded a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.

He’s gone on to found the legendary Big Audio Dynamite with the Clash’s Mick Jones, and present Culture Clash Radio on BBC Radio 6 Music.