Sponsored: Watch Episode 2 of Noisey 48 Hour Mixtape, presented by Pepsi Max

Follow arts collective founder Murkage Dave round Manchester as he creates an original new mixtape in just 48 hours.

In a new web-series, Pepsi Max and Noisey capture the spirit of three world class festivals - London’s Wireless, Manchester’s Creamfields, and Oslo’s Oya - and pose a unique and fast-paced task to some of the most exciting musical talents around.

In their new ‘48 Hour Mixtape’ series, Pepsi Max and Noisey challenge artists to do just that, and put together a new collection of original music in just two days. All the while, cameras are on hand to bring you right up close to the action. London grime MC and Boy Better Know label co-founder JME previously met the challenge head-on. Now in episode two, it’s the turn of Manchester arts scene influential Murkage Dave. It’s a celebration of the rich dance culture that fuels Creamfields festival.

As the leader of The Murkage Cartel - a 23-strong diverse collective of DJ’s, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, designers and bloggers - Murkage Dave is the perfect embodiment of the Maximum Taste mantra.

Directed by none other than The Streets’ own Mike Skinner, Noisey and Pepsi Max’s latest film follows Murkage Dave around his hometown of Manchester, meeting his close circle of creative friends. Along the way Murkage Dave enlists the help of Manchester’s top talent; Mark Vernon from Peace & Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali, Hey Gamal, Acropolis Sound, T-Man from LEVELZ and more. The mixtape is finished and, in typical Murkage style, it’s time to air the new music at a high-octane house party.

Watch Episode two of Noisey and Pepsi Max’s ’48 Hour Mixtape’ below, and download Murkage Dave’s 48 Hour Mixtape here. Keep an eye out for the third and final instalment of the series, which is inspired by Norway’s Oya festival.

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