Sretch Local with a Special Secret Guest & Jason Boardman & Abigail Ward 28/10/12

The next Stretch Local night features three well respected Manchester DJs who’ll be spinning their treasured vinyl records from start to finish.

Our special ‘secret’ guest is a true legend of Manchester’s pre-rave dance scene, specially employed by the late, great Tony Wilson back in 1982 to bring the freshest black dance sounds to the Haçienda. Wilson had been inspired by his trips to New York with New Order in ’81 and was keen to transplant the intoxicating sounds of Manhattan’s underground disco scene to his home turf. Our special guest was duly installed as resident at the newly-opened Haç and went on to deliver a rich blend of Street Soul, Jazz-Funk, Disco and Proto House right up until 1986.. For more info visit: and

This event will also feature Aficionado’s Jason Boardman. JB has been playing records since before the term ‘Balearic’ was applied to music! With his partner in rhythm – Moonboots, both previous guests at Stretch, they have been spinning their own unique flavours of blissful Disco and cosmic Funk through their legendary Aficionado nights at Zumbar, and of late the mega-popular bank holiday sessions at Electrik Bar in Chorlton. Aficionado has recently become a label in its own right, their first two vinyl releases being best sellers at Piccadilly Records, with a stunning third release soon about to land:

This time Stretch’s resident DJ lady – Abigail Ward will be supplying our warm up soundtrack, so expect sultry soul, string things and knee-deep funk cuts.  Abigail is a veteran of Manchester’s record shops, having worked at Vinyl Exchange, Kingbee and Piccadilly Records. She DJs regularly across the city, holding residencies at Mint Lounge, Cornerhouse and Odd Bar. Abs also manages the fabulous resource that is Manchester District Music Archive. Now in its 10th year, MDMA is an online facility that ‘celebrates Greater Manchester music, protects its heritage and promotes awareness of its cultural importance’:

So join us on Friday 28th September as these great DJs concoct an eclectic, exotic, acidic, cosmic brew of musical goodness to be absorbed in the intimate surroundings of Night & Day Cafe.


Stretch Local @ Night & Day Cafe


A Special ‘Secret’ Guest DJ
Jason Boardman (Aficionado / Yellow)
Abigail Ward (Stretch / Manchester District Music Archive

Friday 28th September
11pm – 3am
£3 entry on the door

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