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All Ears’ advice for safe listening practices

We’ve partnered with All Ears to offer music lovers the opportunity to protect their hearing with high-fidelity earplugs at all of our events. These earplugs have special filters that keep the music sounding crystal clear. Reserve your pair via this link, then pick up and pay for them at the bar For more information on […]

A chat with…Grimes Adhesif

In the club-cultural imaginary, Freerotation festival has a mythic quality. For the majority of electronic music followers, it is a figment of fervent anecdotes recounted by a few lucky attendees. Its near inaccessibility is what spurs the imagination of the listener into dreamlike projections of a raving utopia. But for the festival’s organisers, and the crew […]

Introducing: Tilt-Shift

We spoke to Tom and Alex of Tilt-Shift ahead of their event with Steevio & Suzybee of Freerotation at our sister club HiFi this Friday to see what they are all about…   How did Tilt-Shift first come together? Tom: It was originally for an event management module at university. I was working at Wire at the […]

Production Line: 100Hz

From the release of Catching Spyders at the turn of the 90s, up to his newest productions on Slow Life, Imprints, Bosconi, 100Hz aka Lee Renacre has never stopped painting masterstrokes of minimal house and techno. Contributing heavily to the tech-house sound of the 90s on labels such as Eukahouse, Oblong and Pacific, his influence […]

A mix by Sammy Ziggy (Pleasure Connection)

Sam from Pleasure Connection (one of our new residing nights at Wire who recently threw their opening party with super-selectors Suzanne Kraft and Interstellar Funk) has put together a gorgeous mix to tide you over before their next event. Here, he talks us through the mix in a level of detail that is the mark of a […]

Introducing: CTRL SOUND

The last time we saw CTRL Sound in Leeds, we would never have associated them with the avant-garde of European techno. Yet, after several of years throwing huge 140bpm events in London, and after many more inspiring nights, festivals and conversations, this is exactly where they have ended up: on the brink of giving a Leeds debut to Ilian Tape’s Zenker […]

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 […]