"The legendary Manchester club that brought acid-house to the North and changed the face of UK clubbing forever..."
To celebrate Step On's 1st birthday we are very excited to bring you our biggest and most exciting event to date. We have joined forces with Sydney House Legends 'Canvas' to proudly present "Manc 88-94" a tribute to the Haçienda music scene. We've gone all out for this one and are extremely excited to have an original Haçienda resident Jon Dasilva on the decks, bringing you the classics from an era that defined a nation...
/////////////// JON DASILVA... ///////////////
One of the Haçienda Three, "perhaps The Haçienda's most singular resident DJ", is Jon Dasilva. Fresh to the scene in '87, Dasilva had found DJ inspiration in the House and Disco DJ's of deepest New York and Chicago, amidst a sea of influences from Bowie to Dub Reggae to Kosmische Musik and beyond...
SASHA On Dasilva:
"Jon to me was the most influential DJ in my career. He showed me the way. Not only did he give me my first proper break, he taught me how to build DJ sets. I used to go and watch him play from 9pm and follow the whole night listening to the way he crafted his DJ sets. His use of acapelas and sound effects was just mind-blowing, he was so ahead of the game. I don't think there's been a more influential person in my DJ'ing career."
/////////////// BACKGROUND ///////////////
The Haçienda in Manchester, circa 1988, was a special place. A convergence of post-modern architecture, cutting edge music, out there youth culture, Factory Records (arguably the best record label of the decade), the greatest bands for more decades to come, including New Order, The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, and three DJ's that "pissed petrol on the fire" (A.H.Wilson), soundtracking the whole affair with a freshness of attitude that launched many, many clubs and even more DJ's. You've read the books, seen the films, bought the albums, and even, yes, worn the T shirts. A great time was had by all, clearly...
"This is Manchester, We do things differently here" - Tony Wilson