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In the bag: Kyle McSparron [Pleasure Connection]

This weekend sees the first Pleasure Connection event at Wire, with two of the most exciting guests we have ever had come through the club: Amsterdam’s Suzanne Kraft and Interstellar Funk. But, behind any set of dazzling headliners, there is always a sturdy resident propping them up. Kyle McSparron from Londonderry is one of them. He can […]

Introducing: Delphïc

We had a chat with the Delphïc crew ahead of their next party with nthng. They are keeping melodic techno alive in Leeds…   First of all, how did your first two parties go at Wire? We had too much fun throwing the first parties. Denis Horvat played our opening night. We had never seen […]

Introducing: HMT Hard Cru

HMT Hard Cru’s output is unrestrictedly referential. No corner of pop culture from about 1990 is safe from these vulturous aesthetes, whose whole being is seemingly dedicated to churning out hysterical acts of subversive collage. With a love of big tunes at their core, they are bringing a half-forgotten era of hardcore, Ibiza classics and donk crashing back into […]

A chat with Carl Finlow aka Silicon Scally

In his sound, visual aesthetic and sheer volume of output, you may be fooled into thinking that Carl Finlow isn’t of this earth. When he does come back down to terra firma, he doesn’t stay still, but traverses it: in the 2000s, probably the height of his powers, Finlow was regularly embarking on world tours, having made a name for […]

Tribe’s Picks #5

For the first edition of Tribe’s Picks of 2018, we asked one of the shop’s gurus Alex T to reflect on the past year, forecast the year ahead and provide his usual set of current hits from the shelves of 28 Kirkgate. Give the Tribe Records page a like on Facebook to keep up to date. “The […]

In The Bag: Tami Pein

After half a year of amazing performances at Wire, we asked one of Brotherhood’s newly appointed resident DJs to show us what’s in her bag. This selector’s internationally-minded selections flow from her passion for the environment. Under the “Elemental” name, you will find her running sustainable events that deal with key issues by encouraging artistic creativity; “creative social […]

A chat with…Lawrence

We chat to Hamburg’s Lawrence, who is responsible for setting up the brilliant Smallville record shop in the city, as well as jointly masterminding the amazing techno and minimal label DIAL. Visions of Germany’s huge port city may consist of Christmas markets and frostbitten municipal squares, as well as the classy winter warmth of continental cafe culture. […]

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 […]