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Fuzzy Logic’s Best Albums from the Year 2000

Ironically, Fuzzy Logic is now of legal age to enter a club. Celebrating an 18th birthday is something we all expect to do personally – but for a club night, it’s a real rarity. The longevity of Leeds’ original alternative night is testament to the continued pertinence of “indie” music which, having seemingly reached its peak at the turn […]

Introducing: Malcolm WeLove (AfroCo)

We were really happy to see an e-mail from Mr Malcolm WeLove land in our inbox a few months ago. An area of dance music that is lacking in Leeds is his particular brand of soulful house, one that is equally at home encompassing disco and boogie elements as it is harder and deeper ones. This […]

Introducing: Portal Presents

Ahead of their first night at Wire we chatted to Gaby and Paddy of Portal Presents, two music students adding their own flavour to the already rich broth of drum and bass sounds in Leeds. Their first event with 1991 is on 1st May.   How did Portal Presents come together? How did you meet? And […]

Production Line: Steve O’Sullivan

In this new feature, we ask our favourite maestros of the mixing desk to take us through a listening-lineage of influences on their production style. Here, the UK master of dubbed-out minimal, house and techno Steve O’Sullivan runs us through the tracks that have informed and continue to inform his work in the studio, and as curator of the legendary Mosaic Records label. Steve […]

A chat with…Unai Trotti

We chat to one of the key figures of the London underground tech-house and minimal scene and head of Cartulis Music, Unai Trotti, ahead of his appearance at Timing tonight.   What is is like being a Spaniard in London? How long did it take for you to feel at home in the UK? Same as […]

Tribe’s Picks #6

After a little hiatus (during which they threw a great party at Wire with their friends from across the Pennines, Eastern Bloc) the Tribe Records boys are back on the blog. A whole load of new records have been piling into shop on Kirkgate; here’s just a few of the most notable ones, selected by Alex T […]

Many Happy Returns: Pretty Pretty Good’s 3rd Birthday

Over a year ago, now, some young promoters from Sheffield got in touch with us at Wire with a view to do a night. It was the Pretty Pretty Good crew, led by Dan Sumner. Unknowingly, they became the pioneers of second-city promotional activity. Since then, we have welcomed nights from Manchester Middlesborough, London and more […]

Ciaran Hansen’s Top 5 Nicolas Lutz IDs

Anyone who participates in DJ culture has to admit that one of its strongest allures is the hunt for track IDs. Human nature will not allow for anything to be remain a secret. The will to knowledge is too intense. And if this was the case 30 years ago, then the intensity is now at boiling point in the age of […]

Influences: Moscoman

Moscoman, as head of the Disco Halal label, has almost single-handedly brought middle eastern sounds onto the dancefloor since their first release in 2015. Prior to this, the only sonic signifiers from the area were reflected and refracted through a western gaze – that of Manchester legend Muslimgauze, for example. Though the pioneering producer’s work has been a […]