James ‘Harri’ Harrigan and Max Raskin are Glasgow duo Manakinz. The former is synonymous with Glasgow’s monumental Sub Club and his multi-storied Saturday night residency that’s been going strong for 33 years,‘Subculture’, alongside his long-time partner and fellow Glasgow legend, Domenic Cappello. Harrigan has put out a long list of releases as The Pa Pa Washington Trio, Daddy’s Favourite, H Foundation, DJ Harri & The Revenge, and Burnt Island Casuals. Max Raskin aka Affi Koman, started DJing in Glasgow clubs in 2006 with a residency at the Liquid Lounge. He was also resident at the legendary Sunday Circus for 9 fun-filled years, earning himself a solid reputation among heads as one of the city’s most thrilling and innovative players. He’s released on Sensu, Esa’s Rememory Music, La Dune, Posterboy, Lyceum Social Club and Huntleys & Palmers Clyde Built Compilation Series.
Initially Harri and Max were just sending out tracks to friends in the know, but when Weatherall phoned Harri to say he was loving the music, they stepped things up and have since put out on Jacques Renault’s Let’s Play House, Future Boogie, Monologues, Refuge and Mitchell Street. With projects in the pipeline with Jasper James (Harri’s son) and for Ashley Beedle’s North Street, there’s plenty of quality to come in ’24.
Manakinz have put together this maxi EP comprised of eight cuts that range from headsy Alfos chug, to deep down dubby disco, to Detroit-tinged basement filth. You’ve got it all on this ridiculously good collection.