The one-off event is an unlikely consequence of Dave Haslam selling all his records
Two generations of club DJ will collide at South in Manchester on 13 July, when new-school hero Seth Troxler and former Haçienda resident Dave Haslam join forces for a benefit gig, dubbed 'Legacy', in aid of the mental health charities Mind and CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably).
There's an interesting back-story here. Haslam - who as well as his time at the Haç is known for his long-running Manchester club nights Yellow and Freedom, his XFM radio show and, latterly, a series of books on music, nightlife and social history - decided to sell his large vinyl collection a couple of years ago. Detroit-born house superstar Seth Troxler was the man that bought them, and the two made a pledge that at some point they'd play a joint show in Manchester.
With Troxler visiting the Rainy City to see New Order play the Manchester International Festival in July, that time has evidently come, and after the New Order show Seth will be hotfooting it over to South (once home to the legendary Robodisco) where he'll join Dave in the booth. Support will come from Micron DJs and New Order's tour DJ TinTin, with more names still TBA, and tickets are £12.50 and go on sale tomorrow (19 May).
Mental health issues were a taboo, 'elephant in the room' subject in dance music culture for too long. It's great that people are finally talking about these things, but it's even better to see people actually trying to do something about the situation. So massive iDJ props to both DJs for doing this, and we encourage all of you to click here and show some support!