Kicking off this week’s Who. What. Where? is the latest instalment from the Smirnoff x Gorillaz collaboration. This Thursday (November 24th) at 6pm GMT on the Gorillaz YouTube channel, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in an evening of mixology – alongside the band’s very own Murdoc Niccals. Those wanting to follow along at home will need to have to hand: a cocktail shaker, jigger, ice, a martini glass, vermouth, olive brine, pickles and, of course, a bottle of Smirnoff’s No. 21 vodka. The ever-charismatic Murdoc will go live on air to walk fans through his cocktail creation before hosting a Q&A with those curious about his cocktail credentials or his lasting musical legacy.
Recently, the Warehouse Project announced that their debut international edition will be taking place in Rotterdam in April 2023. From April 28th through 30th, the Manchester crew will take over the former yard of the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM), a huge ship building and repair company that ran from 1902 to 1996. The full schedule is yet to be announced; however, a number of huge acts have already been revealed, including the likes of Bicep and Peggy Gou. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Carrying on the party atmosphere is the luxury automotive brand Genesis – who is bringing together established and emerging music talent in a first-of-its-kind event celebrating design, technology and the very best of Korean hospitality. But here’s the catch: the event will see the world’s first DJ set and global live stream powered entirely by a car (yes, you read that right). On November 30th, the Genesis GV60 will power Grammy-nominated producer and DJ Jayda G, and South Korean-born DJ Didi Han to electrify the decks, solely using the vehicle-to-load function. The streamed set will be free for all to watch on the Genesis website.
Finally, with the World Cup firmly underway, Adidas’ Spezial F.C. has opened in Manchester, celebrating iconic football memorabilia over the years. Signed boots from David Beckham, Steven Gerrard’s boots from his final Liverpool appearance and Adidas collaborations with Liam Gallagher and Gucci will all be on display. The exhibition features vintage and unreleased shoes to celebrate the brand’s history in football, music and fashion. It will be open until Sunday, November 27th, in a purpose-built space at Circle Square on Oxford Road.