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A chat with…Anu

If there’s one thing that Rhythm Section-affiliated anu is an expert in, it is making bodies move. As one of the party’s resident DJs, she has been key to making it not simply an organisation, but a movement (and an international one as its full name suggests). Her radio shows, often calm affairs that trace a history […]

Influences: ZamZam Sounds

There is a sense in which the ZamZam Sounds label now acts in the same manner as the wellspring of Islamic mythology from which it takes its name. It is an ever-flowing fount of nourishing sounds, all aimed at engaging the spiritual potential of dub-reggae through modern production techniques. Encompassing dubstep, breakbeat, digidub and more, the label […]

A birthday chat with Limit

After two years of running amazing parties across Yorkshire, Limit come back to Wire to celebrate the anniversary, inviting Harrison BDP to lead the festivities. We caught up with Matt and Sammy to reflect on the work they have done so far.   You are known for your ‘Limit Social’ events. How did you come to put […]

A chat with…Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis is a producer through and through, an unstoppable force in beat-making who has been prolifically putting out tunes since the mid noughties. Not one to chase fame, fortune, or any kind of mainstream recognition, he has actually earned himself a more enduring reputation as a humble artiste dedicated to exploring sound, and (more importantly) becoming close […]

In The Bag: Aaron L

The next victim of the In The Bag series is a man who is at the linchpin of the scene at the moment as a label owner, radio programmer and music blog founder. Rather than creating content, as is his vocation in these three roles, we are today making him the subject of ours. And this role reversal is […]

Tribe’s Picks #4

As per, Mike and Alex give us a little run through the prime cuts of sound that are dangling from the Tribe Records racks, ripe for your consumption. (You can next see shop owner Simon Scott play at his event Future Daze on November 18, in a b2b session with Mark Turner).   Funkadelic – Reworked […]

Introducing: No Way Back

Where is all the UK techno in Leeds? You’d think that with such a pedigree as Hessle Audio the massive influence of Sub Dub, there would be a whole host of night bringing that dark, post-dubstep sound. In fact there is a deficiency. But No Way Back are trying to do something about it. We caught […]

Introducing: Kontra

You may not have heard of HAAI before. She’s had no major releases, and not a lot of headline gigs, but she has found herself in the esteemed position of Phonox resident, previously occupied by Jasper James. Off the back of her utterly pumping sets at the London club, Kontra are giving her a Leeds […]

Tribe’s Picks #3

This is the third set of highlights from Leeds’ premier record shop for fresh electronic music, and close ally to Wire, Tribe Records. Selections are by Alex Theodossiadis and Mike Greenwell. The next Tribe-related party at Wire is Dancehall Science w/ Adrian Sherwood and Iration Steppas this Saturday, operated by the shop’s owner Simon Scott.   DMX Krew […]