Mike Skinner was the name on everyone’s lips in 24 Kitchen Street and he headlined the venue combining some of his old Streets classics and new material, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley was there to see how it went down.
He’s a legend of our times in his own right, and in his various projects Mike Skinner has brought a unique domestic style from Original Pirate Material to his latest venture as The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light.
The Manor were the main support for the night and they had the crowd in early. The London-based act brought plenty of fans from the capital, too, as 24 Kitchen Street bounced to their energetic and aggressive vibe. Liverpool embraced their sound, and went wild for new release Yeah, You?
As midnight struck, Mike Skinner took to the decks on what was a 90-minute assault on all things him. A mix of garage, bass and hip-hop took the crowd on a journey through the roots of The Streets and songs that have inspired his career in music. As will be in his 2018 reunion tour with The Streets, Fit But You Know It was one of the most popular tracks.
The DJ set slot allowed for Skinner to mix live and those with an ear for house are bound to have enjoyed him bringing his music right up to speed and catering for what’s hot now.
When he reappears in the New Year, he’ll be in a different capacity with the band that propelled him too his current status – but this was a unique opportunity to see the man in action up close and personal.