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Madd Summer

Madd Raff is brilliant each and every Wednesday night.  

It’s a proper mid-week party with lots and lots of happy people getting on the dance floor in the basement right from the off.  It’s the only place you can find The Heatwave every week throughout the summer during their packed festival schedule and they have loads of special guests and launches lined up too.

Madd Raff – Every Wednesday night from 7pm.

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6 June // Jacky Murda & Nasah (Mud Fam)

Canadian ragga junglist Jacky Murda is joined by Madd Raff regular and bashment DJ from Skinnyman’s Mud Fam crew Nasah.

Check out Jacky Murda remixing Vybz Kartel

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13 June // Orange Hill

Orange Hill is the new crew put together by Radio 1’s Ras Kwame alongside Junior Tubby, the nephew of the late great King Tubby! They fuse UK dance music with Jamaican dancehall in a new sound they call Electro Bashy.

Check out heir new single with Vybz Kartel 

and their previous single with Busy Signal, Kano & Fatman Scoop  

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20 June // Curtis Lynch & Serocee // Necessary Bass launch party

Curtis Lynch is the UK’s number one dancehall producer and his Necessary Mayhem label has released numerous hits in recent years from the likes of General Levy, Stush, Tippa Irie, Lady Chann, YT, Mr Williamz and many more. Now he’s launching a new imprint, Necessary Bass, dealing with reggae-influenced drum’n’bass and dubstep.

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27 June // YT & Mr Williamz // Revolution Time launch party

Since his breakout hit England Story, YT has been among the top dancehall artists in the UK. He launches his new album Revolution Time at Madd Raff alongside longtime collaborator Mr Williamz.

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Sonic Boom and Richard Milward

Faber Social presents REVOLUTION with Sonic Boom and Richard Milward Monday 25th June

Sonic Boom, once of Spacemen 3 and now Spectrum, is one of the most influential and celebrated underground musicians of the past three decades. Join us for a rare solo set from the psychedelic guru, most recently feted for his work with MGMT. Sonic will be supported by the remarkable young British novelist, Richard Milward, Teeside’s very own Laureate. Richard will be reading from his choose your own afterlife novel, Kimberly’s Capital Punishment, which will be published as a very special limited edition in July.

£8 in advance / more on the door


Buy the book: Special edition / Standard edition

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Follow Roy at The Social

We’ll be showing the England games in the upcoming European Championships downstairs on the big screen. 

Email the bar to hold a table for any of the matches.  We’ll also show any of the other interesting games on a smaller screen upstairs or if a get enough people asking (and it does not effect our nights) on the big screen.

Monday 11th June – England Vs France (1700 kick off0

Friday 15th June – England Vs Sweden (1945 kick off)

Tuesday 19th June – England Vs Ukraine (1945 kick off)

. . and then if we get through we’ll make sure that we keep up with Roy in the knock out stages


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Baggy is Ten

In 2002, Baggy Mondays had a dream. That good people could go to a great bar and dance to ace baggy music. And lo it came to pass. 

Ten years later Baggy Mondays is the Social’s longest-running night and has gained a reputation as one of the friendliest, most up-for-it parties in town, where the likes of Kings Of Leon, Kasabian and The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess having turned up for a beer and a boogie to classics from the Mondays, the Inspirals, the Roses, Northside, Paris Angels and all that other Madchester gubbins. The night has also become a Thursday night staple at Glastonbury Festival, packing The Park’s tent to capacity for the last five years.

Now it’s time for Baggy to celebrate its tenth birthday. And when better to do it than on the very night that the Stone Roses return to the UK stage to play the first of their mammoth Manchester shows?

Come join us at The Social on 29th June, and let’s party like it’s 1989.

Top one, nice one, sorted. 

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The Social at Lovebox 2012

We are very proud to be hosting the VIP bar this year and we will be bringing along a few friends of ours for a party . .

The Social at Lovebox – Friday 15th June – VIP Bar








You can grab tickets here

Check out the Heavenly Hospitality Mix

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Anna Greenwood (Guilty Pleasures)

+ guests.

Start the weekend with a basement bash of Friday night frolicking as Anna and friends bring you pop, rock, disco and a dollop of good old fashioned fun

Dancing positively encouraged.

Doors 7pm-1am, Free before 9pm

Timeout recommendation

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Mr David Viner Returns

Our good friend Mr David Viner returns to the scene of the crime . .



Mr David Viner

Alice Gun + Roo Panes

David’s gigging career began in Dallas in 2002. The rest is history. Join us at The Social to celebrate 10 misspent years.  DJ Set from Sam Campari.


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Never Too Much

Lulu ‘Princess’ Le Vay + Justin ‘Luther’ Quirk are back with NTM on Friday night. You can catch them on the third Friday of every month.

This will be a brilliant addition at an already legendary line up of upstairs DJs that we have week in week out.  I don’t talk about these guys enough on here, so here’s a roll call and shout to the one and only Mr Rive (every Saturday night), Mark and Matt aka Droyd and Fones who have been ever present behind that bar for years, keeping it very real (second and last Fridays), Mark and the whole amazing Neddledroppin crew every Thursday night, Jimmy Plates who is known for tearing the upstairs bar apart on the first Friday of every month and on Wednesday nights you can catch 1Xtra’s own Ronnie Herel bringing his Soulquariam vibe and Ian Pugh’s Mobile Library.

Social love goes out to all these people and the other DJs like Laura, Jamie and Mal (and anyone else who i have forgotten) who gets behind the bar every week and plays the best selection of music ever, often off vinyl and creates that special vibe.  


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Faber Social – Crime Special

Monday 14th May 

As crime writing takes over the Faber Social for the first time, we are delighted to welcome Erin Kelly, Cathi UnsworthStav SherezClaire McGowan and Doug Johnstone to the stage.

Don’t miss what is sure to be a memorably dark night full, as all great crime novels should be, of character, mystery and good music.


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Subsoul is the Saturday night party where Jazzie B, Spin Doctor and Chris P Cuts take turns each week to play an extended set of the finest Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, House and other dance floor sounds old and new that have been keeping the place rocking every Saturday for the last 18 months.

Whether you walk in and find Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B behind the decks, or head honcho of The Doctor’s Orders, Spin Doctor (a London nightlife legend), or The Funhouse’s Chris P Cuts (one of the capitol’s most exciting young DJs), you will be guaranteed a proper party with an unpretentious crowd of happy people.

DJs on rotation each week:

Jazzie B: The original Funki Dred

Playing and making records since 1977, Jazzie is one of the few true international legends of modern soul music. With Soul II Soul he’s scored Number One hits all over the world; has won two Grammies and an Ivor Novello award; and received an OBE and the keys to no less than seven American cities – some states even celebrate a Soul II Soul Day. As busy now as he’s ever been, deejaying all over the world, and with a BBC London 94.9 radio show, SubSoul presents him with an opportunity to spin the records that played such a large part in his early success on the sound system scene.

Spin Doctor: The hardest working man in Hip-Hop.

The driving force behind The Doctor’s Orders, Spin has been promoting and rocking parties in London for longer than he might care to mention and while best known for his dedication to Hip-Hop his passion for all genres is undoubted and he is more than ready and willing to show the extent of his collection at this new night.

Chris P Cuts: Rising star.

Fast establishing himself as one of the most exciting DJs on the underground party scene Chris P will be expanding his reputation and experience with his first residency. Always fearless in the variety of his selection he will be building on his reputation week by week.

Mr Rive: One to watch

Having graduated from sets in the upstairs bar to warming up the main room of this fun packed weekly party Mr Rive is quickly showing his value with his soul drenched international flavour.


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