We are (from left to right) Blasha & Allatt, aalice and Lucy Ironmonger. We started Meat Free in early 2013 and have been bringing techno to Manchester ever since!
Get to know Meat Free in 3 short videos. Shoutouts to Resident Advisor for this!!
aalice – Soundcloud | Facebook
Originally from Belfast, aalice took up DJing after moving to Manchester and starting Meat Free. Since then she’s played a wide array of parties and festivals across the UK and further afield. When not behind the decks, aalice has appeared as speaker on a number of panels from Radio 1, Simple Things and AVA Festival and is curator of electronic music discussion series FLOOR. aalice also heads up Under One Roof, a party she started last year in Manchester aimed specifically at adults with physical and learning disabilities.
Lucy Ironmonger – Soundcloud | Facebook
Lucy Ironmonger is fondly referred to as the ‘jazzy house’ one of Meat Free. Through drumming she’s developed a lot of love for music using real instrument samples, and as a DJ she likes to incorporate less-quantised, more experimental tracks into her sets. As the proud owner of a 303 she does however have a penchant for acid, gritty, lo-fi sounds and is partial to the heavier stuff too (aren’t we all?). Lucy is lucky enough to have a music-related dayjob working at the School of Electronic Music helping people learn to produce and perform electronic music, which means a lot of exposure to emerging artists on the Manchester scene. Through the Salford Girls Club KMAH radio show she’s also discovered a love for basically nattering to people on air.
Blasha & Allatt – Soundcloud | Facebook
Natasha Carter and Steffi Allatt have been DJing together for the last six years. Through sets at Meat Free, they regularly impressed the artists they booked, with Ben Sims in particular championing them outside of Manchester by inviting them to play at his Machine parties and consequently its Boiler Room session in 2016.
2018 was a big year for the duo having played at Fabric, Dockyards Festival (ADE) , Shelter & No Bounds. Their debut track ‘Broughton 93’ is also featured on Machine’s ‘Tribology’ compilation which sees the girls share label space with Function, Truncate & Psyk.