Manchester DJ and writer Dave Haslam played a big part in my early life, both as one of my favourite DJs when I was a teenager, and later as a mentor when my DJing partner Terry Pointon and I were establishing our club night "Tangled" back in the 90s.

Dave has written several learned and meticulously researched books on nightlife, and his latest is his most personal yet, being a memoir, which is sure to reveal stories galore: Dave has toured with the likes of New Order, was the DJ at the infamous Stone Roses Spike Island gig, and was a Ha├žienda DJ for many years.

The book - entitled "Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor" - is out on 24 May 2018. There are three launch events for those of you in or near to Manchester (22 May, 21 June, 4 July). Find out more on Dave's website.