Posted on 14th August, 2019


PMC's MB2SE speakers take centre stage at one of Manchester's Northern Quarter creative hubs - 33 Oldham Street.

The brainchild of Andy Smith, organiser of the North-Eastern music festivals Kendal Calling, Off the Record and Bluedot, and Jason McGuire of Manchester Coffee, 33 Oldham Street is a three-story venture centred around the love of music.

33 Oldham Street

PMC 33 Oldham Street

The relaxed space will include a coffee shop, workspace, lounge, screening room and roof terraces, all designed to be as suited for brunch as for late-night cocktails.

Moreover, 33 Oldham Street features the remarkable PMC MB2SE speakers in the first-floor listening room. This space is inspired by Japan's famed omakase joints and pays homage to the intimate jazz cafés and vinyl bars found in 1950s Tokyo.

Music on the Menu

PMC 33 Oldham Street

Stylish but comfortable, the lounge is a workspace by day and chic bar at night. Perhaps more important is the phenomenal sound system based around the MB2SE speakers. Premier music producer Steve Levine (Culture Club, The Beach Boys, China Crisis, Motörhead, Gary Moore and many others) has designed the room to be as acoustically perfect as a high-end recording studio.

Here you will be able to experience an impressive curated musical programme that includes weekly 'selector' sessions showcasing the exploratory side of a DJ's record collection, album listening parties, artist takeovers, radio broadcasts and 'in conversation' Q&As'.

Keith Tonge, PMC creative director, told StereoNET:

The Northern Quarter is the centre of cultural, artistic and musical output and a thriving nightlife and, in 33 Oldham Street, Andy Smith has created a space that captures and curates the energy and talent of the area. Using the MB2SE speakers, which are derived from our renowned MB2 monitors, as used in the biggest studios in the world, takes the audio experience to another level and will make 33 Oldham Street the 'must go' place for the discerning creatives of Manchester.

Andy Smith adds:

33 Oldham Street brings together everything I love about the Northern Quarter and adds some extra touches I've fallen for elsewhere. It is the kind of space you pop in for ten minutes and leave five hours later. And that is largely due to the combined talents of Steve Levine and PMC, who have helped us create a space that sounds incredible, where people will want to spend their time because it is special all the time.

This is definitely a destination added to the SNUK list of places to visit.


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