50 MORE NoW 5 / True Faith 30 badges are now available to pre-order!

I am extremely pleased to announce that due to unprecedented demand ANOTHER 50 of the NoW 5 / True Faith 30 anniversary badges are being made as we speak! If you would like one then drop me a line in on webmaster@neworderweb.net . A small P&P charge will apply.

 

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5th Anniversary / True Faith 30 Badges now available for Pre-Order!

To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of www.neworderweb.net and the 30th Anniversary of True Faith i have had 100 commerative badges manufactured by http://www.blackdragonbadges.co.uk/

 

 The badges are strictly limited to 100 worldwide and will be distributed on a “first come first served basis”.

 

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* Please note * The badges will be posted in late June or early July to coincide with the release date of True Faith.

 

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Hacienda Classical Summer 2017 Dates Fully Announced – Kew Gardens / Lytham Festival / Liverpool Hope & Glory / Brighton Racecourse – Graeme Park Preview New Set

HACIENDA CLASSICAL ANNOUNCES NEW DATES SUMMER 2017 AT KEW GARDENS / LYTHAM / LIVERPOOL HOPE & GLORY / BRIGHTON

 

 

GRAEME PARK PREVIEWS NEW SET FOR 2017

 

After the first few shows of 2016 we wished we’d got to the point more quickly. The DJ set I created built slowly, just like the best DJ sets do. However, we soon realised that this concert has a different energy. The expectation of the crowd at each show is so electric and infectious so this time we’ll be hitting everyone smack in the face, right between the eyes from the very start.”  Graeme Park

 

 

Following great critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back Haçienda Classical in 2017 with a brand new soundtrack for the concerts for a run of new shows

 

With the first run of dates announced last year seeing the returns to Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl and London’s Royal Albert Hall fully sold out, in addition to concerts in Leeds, Glasgow and Newcastle, a further four dates can now be revealed as Hacienda Classical comes to Kew Gardens, Lytham Festival, Liverpool’s Hope & Glory Festival and Brighton Racecourse across July, August and September.

 

First up is Hacienda Classical at Kew The Music, only its third ever London concert at Kew Gardens as part of the long running music festival on Friday 14th July whilst the show comes to Lytham Festival on Thursday 3rd August, Liverpool’s Hope & Glory Festival on Sunday 6th August and Brighton Racecourse on Saturday 9th September.

 

Other previously dates for the new set include Leeds First Direct Arena on Friday 14th April, the SSE Hydro Glasgow on Saturday 24th April and Live From Times Square Newcastle on Friday 4th August.

 

The set list will be kept under wraps until the opening night but Graeme Park who has put together the soundtrack alongside Mike Pickering reveals that the tunes for the second year will mark a move forward for the club meets classical event

 

It would have been easy to keep most of last year’s set list, but as we dug deep into the rich seam of classic tunes that were big at The Haçienda it became clear that there are so many tracks that deserve the unique classical treatment. I also think that last year’s show was so successful and inspiring that we should move forward rather than resting on our laurels.”

 

For more quotes on the new set from Graeme see end of the release

 

The incredible show sees the DJ’s who shaped The Haçienda’s sound – Mike Pickering and Graeme Park – collaborate with the Camerata for a night of classic dance music,  innovatively adapted and arranged especially for the occasion.

 

As The Hacienda’s dance heritage collided with the world of classical music, the concerts have been widely praised with dates selling out in minutes and great audience responses from the gigs. For a list of reviews see below.

 

Moving into its second year, the tour returns to venues that hosted this year’s inspirational nights as well as new locations, recreating the seminal tracks that defined a generation at the original club, renewed afresh and rearranged for a classical orchestra.

 

With Hacienda Classical shows in 2016 fully at capacity, tickets for the 2017 shows are sure to be hugely in demand.

 

FRIDAY 14TH APRIL 2017                       Leeds First Direct Arena, Leeds

SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2017                     The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow 

FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017                               Royal Albert Hall, London (SOLD OUT)

SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017                         Castlefield Bowl, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

FRIDAY 14TH JULY 2017                         Kew The Music, Kew Gardens, London

THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST 2017             Lytham Festival, Lytham

FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST 2017                    Times Square, Newcastle

SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST 2017                   Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool

SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2017     Brighton Racecourse, Brighton

 

Tickets for all dates available from See Tickets – www.seetickets.com

Direct ticket link for all dates here – http://bit.ly/HaciendaClassical2017SeeTickets

About the new set, Graeme Park continued.

 

I think we’ve got the perfect match of big tunes with great vocals and more deeper early Chicago and Detroit tunes that all work together with many peaks and troughs throughout the set. I’m fully expecting the audiences to be singing along, cheering, dancing, clapping and smiling throughout like at last year’s concerts.”

 

There will be a couple of surprises in that we’ve included a couple of obscure Detroit techno and Chicago acid tracks. People might not necessarily know them but they will recognise them. There will be a couple of mash-ups in there too as well as alternative arrangements of massive tracks which I think work magnificently.”

 

Reaction To Hacienda Classical 2016

 

“A near two hour blend of house music’s greatest players with an audience dancing and singing from the off. Dazzling mirror-ball speckles are flung out over a crowd whose jubilant euphoria almost blows the roof off.” – Mixmag

 

“Probably the best rave since 1997. A night of soaring synth riffs, euphoric drops, massive tunes.” NME

 

“The atmosphere was incredible.” The Times – Five Stars

 

 

On Manchester Camerata

 ‘One of Europe’s best chamber orchestras’ Musika Magazine

Manchester Camerata is one of Europe’s best chamber orchestras, with a restless ambition to redefine what an orchestra can do. Renowned for dynamic performances and innovative collaborations, Camerata collaborates with a wide spectrum of artists, from classical legends such as Martha Argerich to iconic bands. Manchester Camerata’s pioneering work in the community uses music to promote positive change and personal social development across three specialist areas: young people in schools, health and wellbeing, and their youth programme.

www.manchestercamerata.co.uk @MancCamerata

On AMC Choir

The AMC Choir who perform at all the Haçienda Classical dates sing with a style that fuses House and Gospel music perfectly.

 

Matching natural, full-bodied, vocals to recreate the classic tracks which make up the Haçienda Classical set,  their voices resonate with the sounds of the DJ’s and The Camerata as their harmonies and considerable energy generate the atmosphere at the concerts.

 

Based in Manchester, AMC have performed together since the early 90s’ across many tours and special events and choir director Audrey Mattis, says of the involvement in the tour; “Singing these famous House tunes with the knowledge that Manchester and The Haçienda was at the heart of  creating the original sound is an inspirational feeling. With the cheering, and the dancing crowds, we really feel like we’re part of a historical moment. It’s uplifting to hear the  crowd singing along with us from the minute they hear the intros until the very last note.”

 

www.amc-chorale.com

Inside New Order – Peter Hook US Book Release and Signing info

SUBSTANCE
INSIDE NEW ORDER
By PETER HOOK
Dey Street Books | Hardcover | January 31, 2017 | $35
“As raw, undiluted, and fitfully funny as its predecessors… It’s an unapologetic rock memoir, concerned less with legacy and more with what really went down: “the idea being to bring you the most complete and truthful record of life inside New Order as is humanly possible.” By that standard, the book is a marvelous success. A well-written and brutally honest remembrance of the glory days of rave culture.”
— KIRKUS REVIEWS
“The way Joy Division and New Order combined high art with base behaviour is well established but this book rides that tandem to new dimensions…but there’s much more than carnage.”
— ROY WILKINSON, MOJO, Four Stars
“Rock writing rarely tells us properly what a band treading water or in slow decline feels like from the inside. Hook does so memorably….For all his boisterous indestructability, this book often has a haunted quality, and is all the more powerful for it.”
— ANDY BECKETT, GUARDIAN
“Epic rock tale of sex, drugs and jealousy… A must for fans, it’s wildly funny and revelatory.”
— WILL HAGERTY, THE SUN, Five Stars
Following the tragic death of lead singer Ian Curtis on the eve of their first US Tour, Peter Hook and Joy Division’s remaining members resurrected themselves into what would become one of the most influential bands of the eighties. New Order’s distinctive sound – a fusion of post-punk and ground-breaking electronica – inspired and paved the way for the dance music revolution. Throughout their career, the band scaled the heights of success with huge hits including “Bizarre Love Triangle,” “Perfect Kiss,” “Regret” and “Blue Monday” – the biggest selling 12-inch single of all time.
Yet despite their renown, the band was entrenched in a battle between the visionary and the volatile, and their relationships were often fraught with tensions. SUBSTANCE: Inside New Order is packed with outrageous anecdotes and the “gleefully profane” (Entertainment Weekly) storytelling of his first two books, this is a no-holds barred, comprehensive history of New Order.  The candid memories and sense of humor displayed throughout will more than satisfy Hook’s fans and thrill new readers.
Including every New Order set list and tour itinerary, SUBSTANCE is also interspersed with “geek facts” about every piece of electronic equipment used to forge the sound that changed the direction of popular music, discographies, gigographies, and track-by-track analysis, as well as exclusive photographs and archival images from Peter’s personal collection. A compelling snapshot of the era, SUBSTANCE brings readers backstage to the 80s music scene in all its now nostalgic glory.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peter Hook was born in Salford in 1956. He was a founding member of Joy Division and New Order and DJs internationally as well as touring both bands’ music with his band Peter Hook & The Light.  He also promotes The Hacienda and recent Hacienda Classical concerts all around the world.  Peter now lives in Cheshire with his wife Rebecca and children Heather, Jack and Jessica,
ABOUT THE BOOK:
SUBSTANCE: Inside New Order
Dey Street Books / Hardcover / $35
On Sale: 1/31/17
ISBN: 9780062307972
E-Book ISBN: 9780062308016
— PETER HOOK’S U.S. BOOK TOUR APPEARANCES —
NEW YORK, NY
Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Saint Vitus Bar in partnership with WORD Bookstores
1120 Manhattan Avenue / Brooklyn, NY 11222
* Ticketed event (Q&A followed by book signing)
LONG ISLAND, NY
Thursday, February 2 at 7:00pm
Book Revue
313 New York Ave / Huntington, NY 11743
* Open to the public (Brief remarks followed by book signing)
LOS ANGELES, CA
Friday, February 3 at 8:30pm (doors at 7:30pm)
The Regent Theatre in partnership with Book Soup
448 S Main St / Los Angeles, CA 90013
* Ticketed event (Q&A followed by book signing)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Saturday, February 4 at 7:00pm
JCC of San Francisco
3200 California St / San Francisco, CA 94118
* Ticketed event (Q&A followed by book signing)

Fac51 Hacienda Xmas Party @ Sankeys 27/12/16

 

 

The Xmas Residents Party @ Sankeys

Tuesday 26th December / 10pm to 5am

Sankeys, Radium St Manchester, M4 6JG Tickets : £12 Earlybird / £15

Line Up – Mike Pickering, Graeme Park,  Greg Wilson, Jon Dasilva, Tom Wainwright, Allister Whitehead, Hewan Clarke & Chad Jackson

 

www.sankeys.info / www.fac51thehacienda.com

 

Ticket Links –Skiddle –http://bit.ly/HaciendsResidentsXmasPartySkiddleTickets

 

 

For its annual Christmas event, FAC 51 The Hacienda brings together a team of eight of the club’s original residents at Sankeys on Saturday 27th December for a special event which celebrates the DJ’s who created FAC 51’s distinctive sound during the original clubs fifteen year run.

 

This set of residents were responsible for the musical direction of The Hacienda, playing week in, week out at the club, breaking the records that went on to influence dance music worldwide. These DJ’s remain masters of their craft and return to the club with them not only having shaped the music policy but with the club having shaped many of their careers.

 

Mike Pickering, who has found world-wide success with M People and as a record exec with Deconstruction and now Columbia Records, was the club’s original booking manager, hired prior to the club’s opening in May 1982 by his old friend and fellow City supporter Rob Gretton. Remaining at the club for a full decade, Mike worked across both the indie and the acid house eras of the club, remembering that, “it was wonderful prior to acid house. People didn’t come in there for a while but we still had an amazing time. Like 150 people, like it was very secret society. it was great. The Nude night, my Friday night started about 85 / 86 and was packed, even from the off.”

 

Graeme Park had  amassed a reputation for championing the development of house music at Nottingham’s The Bomb and first DJ’d at The Hac as well as playing live with Groove at February 1988’s “Northern House Revue”. When Mike took his first ever holiday in June of that year, Graeme was called in to deputise. “The whole night was amazing, within 20 minutes the whole place was packed which was a weird one as well. And then for three weeks I had an absolute ball, I didn’t want it to end. And then I got a call from Mike after I’d headed back to Nottingham the following week asking “Did I want to come and do it with him every week?” and I was like “Absolutely, yes!”.

 

Parky was to remain at FAC 51 for an unbroken eight year stint, first sharing the decks with Mike at Nude, then taking over the Saturday night from when the club split the Park / Pickering partnership across Fridays and Saturday in May 1991.

 

As well as Mike and Graeme, the Christmas party will throw back to the opening days of the club as “The Big H,  Hewan Clarke the first ever resident DJ comes to play a special set of early Eighties cuts reflecting the eclectic sounds that characterised the club early doors. Mixing his staple soul and jazz funk cuts with commercial early Eighties pop, Hewan was a veteran DJ in town by the time The Hacienda opened, having cut his teeth at clubs like The Nile, The Reno, Fevers and Berlin.

 

Meeting A Certain Ratio in a club and then Tony Wilson, Tony claimed Hewan was his second favourite DJ in the world, second only to New Yorks Frankie Crocker and made him The Hacienda’s debut resident which meant an almost week long residency.  “I was doing practically every night. Tony Wilson was very ahead of his time, saying that black music was going to be the next commercial dance music. I never thought like that in those days, I just got on with playing the music.”

 

Joining Hewan representing The Hacienda’s early years is   the legend that is Greg Wilson, resident during 1983 also brings his sublime selection of remixes and edits to the event. Although only resident for a four months before he left to manage Hac break dancing crew ,  Greg was to return to the decks in the early Noughties becoming much in demand and greatly acclaimed in the process.

Greg remembers The Hacienda thus ; ” The Haçienda was never a club in the conventional sense, somewhere underpinned by sound business logic – that was both its strength and its weakness. It was all about crazy dreamers, people like Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton and Mike Pickering, who kept believing, initially very much against the odds, that it would all somehow come together, which it eventually did in such a seismic way. I’m just happy to have played my bit part, helping sow the seeds that would lead to the venues phenomenal rise later in the decade.“|

 

Despite his American sounding name, Chad Jackson hails from the North West and also with Greg Wilson pioneered the art of mixing in the early Eighties, playing at clubs like Legends and Wigan Pier before being asked to take control of The Hacienda’s new Saturday night, “Big Noise” in 1985. Later responsible for the number one hit, “Hear The Drummer Get Wicked”, Chad was also crowned Technics/DMC World DJ Mixing Champion in 1987 and also may have been the first to play house music at the club.

I went record shopping at Spin Inn to get the freshest vinyl releases of that week and one week picked up JM Silk – ‘Music Is The Key’. I went crazy for the sound and started hammering it at the club, specifically the dub mix. Many cite Jessie Saunders ’On And On’ as the first house record and but as I remember it, ‘Music Is The Key’ was the first record I heard that had the full electronic, percussive, jacking sound that we now term as House Music. So I may have been one of the first people to play House Music at The Hacienda.

As the club entered the Acid House era, the mercurial Jon Dasilva, whose talents have seen him dubbed “the Eric Cantona of house music” was recruited to spin the emerging sounds of the underground at seminal nights including Hot, Wide, Void and Shiva. Admitting that “the Hacienda years were my formative DJ years, a period that forged my style and reputation”, Jon’s innovative style and use of soundtracks, as well as mixing in key came to inspire many DJ’s including a young Sasha who has consistently namechecked Jon as one of his key early influences.

About the early scene Jon commented that “initially, the scene was very small. You were only talking about a few hundred people really in what is a very big city but those few hundred people it changed their lives. It wasn’t just Manchester as well. The Wednesday night, the Hot night was a national event almost. You had Slam down there from Glasgow,  James Baillie who did Venus, Daddy G from Massive Attack. There were loads of future promoters as well, James Barton for example that were influenced by the Hacienda, The Hacienda really was Manchester’s acid house culture at the time.”

As the club re-opened in may 1991, Tom Wainwright became a resident to support Graeme Park on the club'[s new Saturday night. Considered more upmarket to its Friday night counterpart Shine which has replaced Nude,  the Saturday didnt officially have a name, instead being represented by a squiggle design.  Playing the cream of US house and garage, Tom would warm up for Graeme playing deep house and dubs and went on to remain on Saturday duty for five years up until 1996.

Playing at the club was huge for me.  I started going in 1987, and I used to go three or four times a week.  By the time I got to DJ there I’d spent several years on the dancefloor and had a pretty good idea about what made the club tick.  I was lucky enough to play at a lot of great clubs around the world, but for me nowhere really came close to playing at The Hacienda

And finally, over at Friday nights “Shine”, Allister Whitehead became a resident at the club in 1992. A long standing supporter of FAC 51, he echoes Tom’s sentiments in remembering how lucky he was to play the Hacienda – ” Not many DJ’s got the chance to play the Hacienda, it was like being asked to play for England“.  Originally covering for Mike when he was on tour and recording with M People, Allister remembers some very specials Fridays, including playing alongside Todd Terry and Kevin Saunderson, as wells as the infamous foam parties.

To play the Hacienda at full pelt was a rare thing for a DJ apart from Graeme and Mike. The memories I will l keep with me forever. I thank you Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, Peter Hook, Ang Mathews and everyone at the club.”