OXFORD record label Quickfic Recordings are going back to their roots with a Christmas Party tonight featuring rave icon MC Tunes.

The Manchester DJ is best known for 90s club anthem The Only Rhyme That Bites and MC Tunes Splits The Atom in collaboration with techno stars 808 State. His set at the Jericho tavern on Walton Street will be his first in the city since supporting Happy Mondays spin-off Black Grape in his funky rap rock outfit Dust Junkys nearly 25 years ago.

The show also features grungy Americana band Critter Cabal - made up of members of Nubiles and Oxford legends Smilex; West Oxfordshire trip-hop duo The Subtheory; and local Dream pop duo Daze.

Quickfix Recordings, once associated with names like Youth Movie Soundtrack strategies and a decade of successful gigs, is celebrating a year since its revival. It has had some international success with artists like Kellindo Parker, (ex Belle Star) Jennie Matthias and underground and independent artists from all over the world via its Digital Singles Club - an idea inspired in part by 90’s Oxford label Shifty Disco.

Oxford Mail:


Former Smilex frontman Lee Christian of Quickfix is organising the night. He says: “We really wanted to release more music than the usual model allowed so we took inspiration from the scene that we grew from.

"It feels only apt that we celebrate here - especially as we have a full bill's worth of Oxford alumni, unlike in most cities... for now!”

Oxford Mail:

Critter Cabal

Lee's own high octane exploits at the Jericho Tavern with his old band Smilex are part of local rock folklore, and frequently saw him stripped to the waist, sporting makeup, leaping from speaker stacks, microphone in hand, mid-song.  

* Doors open at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm. Entry is £10 on the door (cash only).

Advance tickets here...