the forgotten history of the reno: manchester’s original nightclub for mixed race youth

Thirty years after it closed, Manchester nightclub the Reno has been excavated by playwright Linda Brogan and a team of volunteers -- now they’re taking over Whitworth Art Gallery to continue telling its story.
Kamila Rymajdo
a day ago

get in the mood for the i-D x warehouse project party with this playlist

Ft. Pusha T, Slowthai, Flohio, AJ Tracey and more.
Frankie Dunn

i-D is throwing a party at manchester’s warehouse project

Pusha T, AJ Tracey, Flohio, Slowthai, Clams Casino and more will be playing.
Frankie Dunn

the haçienda’s first female resident DJ shares her story

Why have black women been omitted from the history of house music in the UK?
Kamila Rymajdo

the manchester record label broadcasting live from a disused tv studio

Aiming to reflect and reaffirm Manchester as the epicentre for new music, Low Four is a recording studio, a venue, a record label and, most excitingly, a television station, all rolled into one.
Matthew Whitehouse

manchester-based swing ting release the summer’s best slow jam featuring gemma dunleavy

From a basement club night to an award winning record label and production outfit, Swing Ting chart their journey so far, and drop another single from their debut EP Junction.
Kamila Rymajdo
Think Pieces

we’re millennials 2.0 and we’re coming to get you — lauren stocks on generation change

Teenager Lauren Stocks blew our minds with her speech at the Labour party conference last year. Voice trembling with emotion, she spoke out for every “spaced-out, stressed-out, depressed kid in a battlefield where they can’t afford pens and paper".
Lauren Stocks

galchester is the magazine shining a spotlight on the women of manchester

Because it may be a Man’schester but it wouldn’t mean nothing without a woman or a Gal!
George Douglas-Davies

this is today in music

From Finn Wolfhard’s new tune to Nicki Minaj in Chun-Li cosplay -- it’s all going on.
Frankie Dunn

30 years on, should we still care about the second summer of love?

To make way for the third summer of love, we need to leave the nostalgia behind.
Josh Baines

manchester's new lgbt safe haven is just what the queer community needs

i-D speaks to the people behind an innovative new housing scheme offering safe and secure accommodation for LGBT people in Salford.
Nick Levine
the north

“i’m over here doing my thing, you’re over there doing my thing” – noel gallagher on liam, scissors and his most joyful record yet

As i-D’s week exploring the north of England draws to a close, we meet Manchester’s most famous son to talk revolutionary new music, revolutionary old music and the small matter of the man he calls “the singer”.
Matthew Whitehouse