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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 […]

Influences: Pinch

We had a quick chat with the pioneering dubstep producer and head of the Tectonics label about tracks that have punctuated his upbringing and very successful career. He will be playing midweek for Treehouse at Wire.   Your earliest musical memory? I can remember hearing M.A.R.R.S. ‘Pump Up the Volume’ on Top Of The Pops when […]

Influences: Reflec

We used to see a whole lot of Reflec a couple of years ago when he was a resident at Selective Hearing. Having moved on, he is now one of the most in-demand techno selectors in the country. He released on Lobster Theremin in 2015, and more recently a proper rugged techno jam on Clergy. […]

A chat with…Tom Blip

O’Flynn – Tyrion was the anthem of 2015, and the majority of 2016, too. It had the ubiquity of a Bieber single being pushed by a multi-million pound marketing teach across all possible mainstream music channels – yet it was produced by an unknown artist on an unknown label. Luckily for this label, it was […]

Tribe’s Picks #2

Here’s another set of highlights from Leeds’ new record shop and close ally to Wire, Tribe Records. Selections are by Alex Theodossiadis and Mike Greenwell. (Keep your eyes peeled for the next Tribe Records All Stars party at Wire. Announcement coming soon.)   Binh – ThisThat (Time Passages) ALEX: Binh has been making himself known […]

Introducing: Ossia

It’s always exciting to see a new night start at Wire, especially when they have travelled across the country to get in on the act. So, we spoke to Manchester promoters Ossia ahead of their first event with us, where Avalon Emerson will play an extended set.   What led you to make the trip over […]

In the Bag: Lucy Locket

Poor old “Lucy Locket”. In the world of the 19th Century nursery rhyme, she was a penniless little girl who was made fun of by the privileged elite around her. Then, in the 1990s, she became quite the opposite: for young visitors to Toys R Us, she was the owner of a pretty-in-pink “dream cottage” – and for […]

Tribe’s Picks #1

At Wire, we firmly believe that a quality record shop supplying and advising on electronic music and its sister genres, is essential to the development of the club scene. We were so thrilled at the return of Tribe Records to Kirkgate in Leeds that we thought we’d give them a little corner of our blog […]

Influences: Neville Watson

Neville Watson is one of those figures of UK dance music that has never achieved huge fame, but whose role has been vital to the scene’s development. As a producer in the late 90s and 00s, he reflected and refracted the British acid house tradition that enveloped him, as his first introduction to electronic music. As […]