Podcast #12 – Jon DaSilva (Fac51 Haçienda)

Fac 51 Haçienda in Manchester is without a doubt one of Europe’s most important venues in the history of modern electronic music. Partly for serving as a stage as well as a hang-out for famous Manchester bands like Joy Division, Happy Mondays and The Durutti Column. Partly for pioneering  and introducing the house, ibiza and acid house genres in the late eighties. Djs Mike Pickering and Jon DaSilva were the first ones to boldy declare – “Let there be Acid House!” and the british music scene would never be the same. The new music wave swiped the nation of it’s feet introducing new concepts like rave, ecstasy and consequently – the repeatative beat act. After loosing money for quite a while and finally even the license, the legendary venue closed it’s doors in 1997.

The Haçienda Acid House Classics T-shirt - Back
Image by Simon Owen Design via Flickr

This spring – almost 13 years later,  Peter Hook reopens his Factory and takes the whole former crew (or at least what’s left of them) on the Hacienda World Tour. Tour dates in Tokyo, Berlin, etc are about to be announced, but first out is our very own – Hacienda Lund on Satuday the 20th. The man, the myth the legend – Jon DaSilva himself is coming over to represent the Madchester Culture. Swedish support comes from Scandinavias´s answer to John Peel – Mats Nileskär from Swedish Radio P3 Soul. Make sure to drop by – the entrance is only 80 SEK.

Without further ado we bring you a guest podcast by the man himself:

HMWL podcast #12 – Jon DaSilva (Fac51 Haçienda)

Tracklist:
1 ANDY STOTT – NIGHT JEWEL
2 SPEEDY J / GEORGE ISSAKIDIS – SCULPTURE
3 COREY BAKER/COLIN TURNBULL – NEW MASHINE
4 MEOW – MEOW
5 ANDRE WINTER – HELENE
6 DEETRON – ZIRCON
7 DJ SPRINKLES – GRAND CENTRAL
8 L-VIS 1990 – UNITED GROOVE

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About Alex Esser:

DJ, surfer and entrepreneur residing in Malmö, Sweden. I've been DJing since 2004 and started the HMWL blog back in 2007. My music network is always open. Holler @alex_Esser on twitter.


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