Another Planet – with Dave Haslam
DJ and writer DJ’d over 450 times at the legendary Hacienda in Manchester ; he made his DJing debut at the Hacienda in 1986. His other major Manchester club triumph was ‘Yellow’ at the Boardwalk, which lasted a glorious seven years (1992-1999).
He continues to DJ worldwide, having played Paris, Detroit, Berlin, Ibiza, New York, Hamburg, Lima, Geneva, Cleveland and afterparties for New Order, the Charlatans, and Depeche Mode.
He has been described as “a hero of the Manchester scene”. Ian Brown, Tim Burgess, Justin Robertson, and the Chemical Brothers have all credited Haslam as an inspiration.
He has written for the ‘NME’, and ‘The Guardian’, and has published three books, including ‘Manchester, England; the Story of the Pop Cult City’. He has also cooked cauliflower cheese for Morrissey; created an installation for the Berlin-based ‘Shrinking Cities’ exhibition; and DJ’d at the Manchester premieres of both ’24 Hour Party People’ (in which he appears) and ‘Control’.
In 2010 he created the ‘Close Up’ series of onstage in-conversations (his guests have included the artist Jeremy Deller, the American novelist Jonathan Franzen, as well as Kevin Rowland, Terry Hall, Jarvis Cocker, and Bernard Sumner).
He has appeared on radio and TV on dozens of occasions, discussing issues as varied as politics, drugs, graphic design and music (he was a major contributor to BBC2/VH1’s ‘Seven Ages of Rock’ documentary series and to Channel 4’s ‘Pump Up the Volume’).