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We’ve got a very special treat for the China Anniversary of our Weekend Starts Here playlist, as Banana Hill’s Friday night headliner Afrikan Boy steps up to assemble edition 20.

As per his own music, Afrikan Boy’s selections fuse African influences with grime and electronics, and features shining underground UK stars like Skepta, JME and Stormzy, as well as some classics from Wiley, Kano and Dizzee. Check out his playlist at the bottom of the page, and catch Afrikan Boy performing a late-night live set alongside Banana Hill residents on Friday night.

Before tomorrow’s afro-grime takeover, we welcome back SoulJam tonight for a sold-out first party of the new term, then on Saturday Gett Off will be hosting two bonafide UK garage legends in the form of Scott Garcia and Sticky, playing together as Foundation.

Next week sees our free Wednesday night knees-up No Policy welcome along a very special guest, with Boiler Room / Rhythm Section’s Bradley Zero taking to the decks for a two hour set. Thursday night we’re pleased to be hosting a ska, funk and soul-soundtracked fundraiser for Friends of Irise, on Friday DubCafe return for another bout of jungle, dub and reggae, and Saturday sees Breaker Breaker assemble a stellar line-up headed up by underground chameleon Lil Silva.

On the live front, British rock outfit Turbowolf take to the stage tonight as part of their UK tour, then next Friday Nai Harvest play what’s sure to be a memorable hometown show. Also, a note that tickets for our show with Crazy P (live) at Queens Social Club on May 30th are now on sale – like all gigs - from our box office and website.

Finally, our new Harley House range launches on Tuesday 21st April, and we’ll be kicking things off with a Breakfast Launch WEEK, including unlimited free hot drinks from Moon Unit’s Tea Emporium with any breakfast bought, free tasters and fry-up upgrades, and a host of mouth-watering new breakfast menu additions. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further info!

Check out Afrikan Boy's #weekendstartshere playlist below:

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Because we’ve already succumbed to the chocolatey dark side of Easter, and sit typing this newsletter whilst strongly resembling Bruce Bogtrotter in Matilda, we thought we could do with a healthy dose of dancing this bank holiday weekend to shift a few pounds.

Fortunately, we’ve got a top-notch four-day line-up ahead of us here at The Harley, and to set the mood we’ve invited regular Harley party-starter Zeeni to assemble this week’s #weekendstartshere playlist – and this time, the weekend really does start here. Check out his selections of funk, boogie, hip hop and soul at the bottom of the page.

Catch him playing tonight as part of a great line-up of live acts and DJs put together by Cool Beans, with the wonderful K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade headlining as part of their UK tour. Then tomorrow we’re having a free entry knees-up with local favourites Rev. Austin and True Fiction playing all night long, before we host Dirty House Party’s first birthday celebrations on Saturday, before Steel City Groove round out a jam-packed weekend on Sunday night with guest Sean McCabe.

Next week sees the third edition of Banana Hill’s pants-themed party Why Front on Thursday (09/04), then Lively Up return on Friday night (10/04) bringing along legendary Bristolian bass-monger RSD with them, then Gett Off host one of the country’s foremost party DJs, Martelo, on Saturday night (11/04).

On the live front, we’re teaming up with The Leadmill to bring you a co-headline show from Osca and The Night VI on the evening of the 10th – tickets available here.

And as we’ve now entered into the sun-soaked (ahem) days of British Summer Time, we feel it’s time to look ahead to the summer, and more specifically: Tramlines.

We’re delighted to be yet again a key venue in the Tramlines programme, and this year we’ll be hosting a Banana Hill takeover - featuring Ninja Tune’s Romare amongst others – on the Friday night, then our pals SoulJam will be taking the reins on Saturday with Rinse FM and Eglo Records man Alexander Nut joining them for a special boogie set. Also playing live here across the weekend are Ghost Culture, Nao, rising local stars RedFaces and many more. Head to the Tramlines website for full festival info and tickets.

Check out Zeeni's #weekendstartshere playlist below:

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While we may be named after a London street renowned for its medical specialists, we can’t guarantee any scientifically proven legitimacy to our claim that to avoid retina damage during Friday morning’s solar eclipse, it’s best to watch “through bleary eyes”.

However we can categorically verify that we’re kicking the weekend off tonight regardless, as we welcome the Thrillhouse gang to the decks for a residents and friends special until 4am. They’ve also kindly assembled the latest edition of our #weekendstartshere playlist, featuring the kind of eclectic mix of breezy hip-hop, punchy house and soulful disco that you can expect to get an airing tonight.

Filling the coveted post-eclipse slot will be grime legend Slimzee on Friday night for Gett Off’s latest party, then it’s over to Make It Real on Saturday who host a mouth-watering ensemble of UK underground talent, with Neville Watson and Glasgow imprint Dixon Avenue Basement Jams swinging by for a sweaty house and techno rinse-out.

Next we’re delighted to welcome some new faces to The Harley, with The Engine Room setting up their stall of funk, breaks, hip hop and house on Thursday night (March 26th), before it’s over to the old hands of Dusk Til Dawn (Fri 27th) and huddle (Sat 28th) to keep the dancing energy ticking along nicely over the weekend.

Check out edition 018 of The Weekend Stars Here c/o Thrillhouse below:

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For our first playlist of the third month, we’ve invited one of the newer additions to the Harley promoters’ stable to trawl Spotify for edition 17 of #weekendstartshere. Bluewave started life with a bang here earlier in the year, and they return tonight for another dose of reinforced grime and garage with hotly-tipped Brighton producer Moony joining them on headline duties.

The fresh blood of Bluewave makes way for the old hands at DubCafe tomorrow night, as the low-end-loving locals arrive for their latest rattling of our speaker stacks, before Banana Hill assemble friends and family on Saturday for a very worthy night of fundraising for Médecins Sans Frontières.

Next week sees Sheffield favourite Chris Page take the reins at No Policy on Wednesday (March 11th), Quality Control bring New York Brass Band to the stage on Friday (March 13th) and DJ Q and Flava D arriving on Saturday night (March 14th) for the latest edition of Gett Off, which is already guaranteed to be a roadblock.

Check out Bluewave's selection of gritty underground gems below:

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