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In the bag: Rory Flynn (Subterranea)

This DJ is the owner of Sub:terranea. The night started in York four years ago formed by a tight-knit group of vinyl loving residents. About a year later Rory moved to Leeds and now runs regular events at Wire and 212 Bar. His style reflects the night, with a focus on the deeper side of electronic music, […]

Introducing: Rhumboogie

York is Leeds’ prim and proper cousin; its the county town that stands tall with its back straight against enduring traditions, peering over at its very noisy neighbour to the west while tucking into its afternoon tea. The Leeds heads are no doubt consuming much stronger. And yet there are pockets of activity in York that […]

In the Bag: Smorsli [Pretty Pretty Good]

A year on from stretching their tendrils over to Leeds, Pretty Pretty Good can be happy with the parties they have cultivated here. Accepting that they would have to do midweek rather than weekend parties, they have really dominated the school-night scene, and have done so with pizzazz by adding some really special names to their […]

The Best of Move D

2010 was the last time Move D appeared in Wire. It was for Mono Cult, and the recording is below. This date seems recent, but it’s actually a frighteningly long time ago, when you think about it. A lot has changed politically since then. A lot has even changed musically. Locally, in Leeds, whole life […]

Introducing: Kepler.

Matthew Farrow aka Kepler. is Leeds’ newest minimal-producing export, and resident at Mass. The pair have a very strongly defined sound, taking inspiration from the obscure European, Villalobos-esque aesthetic as much as it does from the new school of terrace-party tech-house, and the classic deep house sound that permeates Leeds. This mix is geared towards dramatic dance floor moments, as well […]

In the bag: Amy Alford [Audio Chronicles]

After supporting Peggy Gou at Nord, who made a point of exhibiting an all-girl DJ line up, it is clear that our next subject for In The Bag is having a big impact on the Leeds scene. For two years, along with her musical compadre Alex Ogilvie, she has been orchestrating the Audio Chronicles parties, which first […]

A chat with…Roman Flügel

Andrew Kemp speaks to an electronic music legend ahead of his return to Wire this Friday.   Hi Roman, you’re playing Wire on Friday, taking to the decks for the entire night as part of the An Evening With… series. How have previous visits to Leeds treated you? I always feel welcome and playing at Wire […]

Introducing: Relic

The idea of a relic isn’t something you’d immediately associate with the futurism of techno. Since the 1980s, the genre has always looked forwards to a technological and digital end. But, nowadays, the relic (the historic, the culturally significant) is an idea that needs to be injected into underground club culture. Vinyl records are musical […]

Happy 17th Birthday, Fuzzy Logic

Fuzzy Logic was born in the year 2000, riding a wave of millennial positivity and capitalising on the popularity of indie music at the time. Seventeen years on, and the logic still rings true. Although the music policy at Wire has gradually shifted towards electronic sounds, this weekly club night has been retained, because we simply couldn’t do […]