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For those not in the know, Chow Down is a UK House/Bass night from Manchester which resides primarily at Joshua Brooks. Since its inception last February the night has grown in stature and attracted some of the scenes big names.

Craig studies on our Sound Engineering & Design degree course where in addition to training students technically SSR also provides teaching around the music business with these skills being vital in the industry.
We recently contacted Craig and he had this to say:

Craig Dobson:
"Our first event was in February of this year, making us somewhat still a young night. At our first event we had Bok Bok, who is the owner of the Night Slugs label. Our next memorable event was in May when we put on Rinse FM’s fan favourite Oneman, the reaction to this night was fantastic and what I see as really establishing us.

After our May event we took the summer off due to students being away, during this time we were given support slots all around Manchester and London, supporting names such as Fake Blood, Ramadanman, BenUFO, Scuba, Instra:Mental and others.

We restarted up in the new academic year with a night featuring Joy Orbison and Damu which was a sell out. We currently have an upcoming event with Radio 1’s Toddla T with MC DRS (from Broke ’n’ English) and Thefft (Swamp 81’s newest signing. It’s also his Manchester debut.”

2014 Update:
Since this story was published, Craig's night Chow Down has gone on to become one of the most popular nightclub brands in Manchester and continues to bring some of the biggest names in underground house and bass music to the city.

Check out the Chow Down Facebook page for more info!