This summer at Tales Of The Unexpected we have strived to bring you who we think are the best out there, the people who are making waves within their scene regardless of genre. There have been several big-hitters that we knew would bring a crowd of dedicated fans and it’s always great to have a massively packed room and welcome back old friends who we’ve helped along the way, but as often as not for us it’s actually sometimes the lesser known acts that we’ve been made aware of by third parties that have made us sit up and listen more closely. So it’s with great joy that we welcome Annabel Fraser to Tales Of The Unexpected this week.
We have actually been close with Annabel for quite some time now but it’s only recently that we’ve paid full attention to her as a DJ. Our interest peaking at our yearly Refuge gigs in Manchester at the start of the last few Summers where Annabel has been a regular fixture. From there we were led to her weekly radio shows on the wonderful community radio station NTS based out of Manchester where she plays an incredibly eclectic selection of impeccably programmed beats and pieces. To say Annabel is a music obsessive is actually a little understated. We are yet to meet anybody (outside of a few weird beards) with a greater musical knowledge across most genres of danceable music and an afternoon spent looking through her record collection is a wondrous journey for anybody with an interest in obscure vinyl. So with this in mind this weeks Unexpected Tale is one for the heads out there. Check out a recent Boiler Room set from Soup Kitchen in Manchester
And make sure to tune in to her regular NTS radio shows and check some of the archived episodes, this one being a particular stand out show from last year
Joining Annabel behind the decks in Freddies this week see’s welcome returns from one of our favourite We Love… Space residents David Phillips – who was actually the longest serving member of the We Love… Family playing pretty much every gig we ever put on under that banner – and Zoo Project regular and all round good egg Milou who makes her 2019 debut this week. A real music lover’s lineup if ever we saw one. Be sure to put yourselves on the guest list here if you’re lucky enough to still be on the island!