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MIMF is a platform to support and nurture talent in many aspects of music development and the culture that surrounds it.

One of Marcus’ greatest passions was to encourage and guide aspiring music talent , as well as pass on the knowledge he himself acquired over the course of his long-standing and successful career.

His importance to the Manchester music scene cannot be overstated, and as an extension of that, the Marcus Intalex Music Foundation aims to continue working in this spirit.

From workshops and studio sessions, to seminars and events; we will host and facilitate a series of programming for people to explore, learn and immerse themselves in everything we love about music and the people we admire.

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MIMF Presents: DJ Workshop w/ Mark XTC and Paul Taylor

On Saturday the 29th of February, the Marcus Intalex Music Foundation will be hosting a free to attend DJ workshop led by DJs Mark XTC and Paul Taylor, friends of Marcus Intalex and pillars of the legendary Burnley club, Angels.

This workshop will be the first of its kind in Burnley, Marcus’ home town, and will see both Mark and Paul share their invaluable tips on mixing, scratching, music selection, audio management, along with some other essential DJ skills.

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MIMF x Metalheadz ‘The Chosen’ 48HR Remix Workshop with Nymfo

Ahead of our Foundation event on Friday 27th September featured Metalheadz artist Nymfo and Mikal offer an extra special opportunity to remix their track ‘The Chosen’ from Mikal’s Metalheadz EP ‘Where They At’, with the added bonus to join Nymfo for a special feedback and production workshop in association with Ableton.

Selected stems from ‘The Chosen’ as well as an optional Ableton project file will be hosted online for 48hrs.

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Friday 27th September 2019
at Gorilla, Manchester
£15adv, MOTD . 11pm-4am

Buy Tickets for 25 Years of Metalheadz at Gorilla

Buy tickets for Talking Heads with Goldie and Dave Haslam


On the 26th July 2019 the latest instalment of FOUNDATION presents an evening performance of Ndagga Rythm Force at Band on the Wall in Manchester, with a daytime of workshops at Z-arts.

The brainchild of Berlin techno luminary Mark Ernestus, Ndagga Rhythm Force have spent the past few years establishing themselves as an undeniably exhilarating live act on stages around the world.

Bringing his electronic production sensibilities and taste for dubwise to the rhythmic landscape of Mbalax, Ernestus tends to reside at the mixing desk when it comes to Ndagga’s live shows, leaving the audience enthralled in the energetic grip of the on-stage nine-piece. Characterised by hypnotic polyrhythmic drums guided by the vocals of Mbene Diatta SECK, Ndagga Rhythm Force’s music is best experienced in its live form, where studio versions of their tracks are wrought out into extended exploratory jams.

This live event at Band on the Wall will be their debut performance in Manchester, as part of our ‘Music Connects Us’ programme – following a day of interactive workshops facilitated by the Marcus Intalex Music Foundation – inviting participants to immerse themselves in Senegalese music, dance and culture

Tickets are for the evening event are available from Resident Advisor £15.50 earlybird/£17.50 advance. With support from Conor Thomas (The Death of Rave/Boomkat). Doors 7pm.


The Marcus Intalex Music Foundation and Z-arts are proud to announce ‘Music Connects Us’, a day of FREE masterclasses at our purpose-built music studios at Z-arts in Hulme, Manchester.

‘Music Connects Us’ will explore the links between traditional Senegalese music and modern dance music. For the first event of the day, there will be a free Sabar dance workshop from 15.00-16.00 for children between the ages 8-12 years.

Sabar is a vibrant rhythmic tradition expressed in drumming and dance from the Wolof people of Senegal, West Africa. This dance workshop will introduce participants to Sabar’s powerful relationship between rhythm and movement.

The formidable and groundbreaking Senegalese group, Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force, will be leading the workshop in anticipation of their performance later in the day at
Band on the Wall.

This workshop is free and requires no previous dance experience, but due to limited capacity participants must register their attendance on the Z-arts website –


Later in the day we are hosting a family jam in our café. The event will be centered around Senegalese music, craft activities and food and the whole family is invited! 4:30-6:30pm.

This exploration of Senegalese culture will culminate in a live performance by Karim Mbaye from the Griot Sabar family in Senegal. The Gewel or Griot is a musician, singer, storyteller and historian; singing and reciting history and current issues. Karim has toured the world playing with artists Alioune Mbaye Nder, Salif Keita, Ismael Lo and Baaba Maal.

This event will be suitable for all ages.

To book a place or find out some more about the day, visit or call 0161 226 1912.


We are also holding a sampling workshop for ages 16+ led by experienced production and sampling musician, Contours, along with UK-leading Senegalese Master Drummer, Karim Mbaye, in conjunction with Ableton. You can find more information about that here:



Foundation w/ DJ Marky & Guests, Sun 21.04, Band on the Wall

Join us for a special Easter Sunday party at Band on the Wall, the first in a series of our Foundation events..

Kicking off we have Brazil’s finest, the legendary DJ Marky, hosted by our very own Fox.. alongside some good friends to be announced soon.

all proceeds go to the Marcus Intalex Music Foundation

21st April, Easter Sunday

Our first MIMF WK:END of Creative Music Workshops is over!

Thanks to all who came down, participated, danced and supported our first WK:END event here in Manchester!

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The Marcus Intalex Music Foundation has been established to build on the legacy of the legendary drum and bass and techno artist who sadly passed away in 2017. And you can now play your part in its future by pledging your support.

Throughout his illustrious career Marcus was able to nurture and develop emerging talent through his Soul:r record label, with the likes of MC DRS, Dub Phizix, Chimpo, and DJ Marky featuring on the imprint before going on to widespread acclaim. He was also a champion for the city of Manchester, taking every opportunity to bang the drum for the city as his DJing commitments took him around the world and back.

This February MIMF will launch the first in a series of educational workshops & events to give the next generation of talent the tools and space to develop their craft. Over one weekend in and around Marcus’s beloved Manchester, aspiring musicians will be able to attend workshops, rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the industry and participate in music events.

Undoubtedly one of the world’s great music cities, Manchester, like many others, faces a battle to provide affordable access and dedicated spaces for up and coming musicians. MIMF aims to tackle this head-on and will provide a direct connection for aspiring musicians to some of the biggest names in the business. Some of Marcus’s closest friends and allies have already pledged their support; Goldie, Mary Anne Hobbs, Floating Points, Martyn, Dave Haslam, Actress and Children of Zeus are among those backing our cause.

MIMF is not-for-profit and all donations will be poured into the Foundation’s outreach work and mission. Everyone involved is very proud of being able to build on the legacy of the great man, and we thank you in advance for your contribution.

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