Tag Archives: Leeds

Wire presents Discwoman: Volvox, SHYBOI & Ciel

Wire presents three fierce selectors who are quickly taking over the techno globe as part of the equality-championing musical militia Discwoman.   Volvox has a habit of raising hell with her superb blend of ice-cool electro and crushing techno. You’ll have seen her unleashing tracks b2b with Discwoman co-founder UMFANG on the Dekmantel Boiler Room […]

Influences: James from Amoss

In a few weeks, Central Beatz assemble their usual posse of DnB heads for their annual fundraiser, the Link Up. This year, they are raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Vying to win your hearts and spare cash is hot DnB producing duo Amoss from London. They are signed to the highly regarded […]

Carlos’ Top Ambient & Downtempo Records

When writing on behalf of a club, one very rarely explores the true avant garde of the electronic music spectrum, too often overborne with a harsh, dancefloor-centric aesthetic. Not only is this a pity for one’s personal listening experiences – it is the denial of a significant facet of rave culture. From the blissful to the disturbing, […]

Natalia & Zachary’s Top Summer Tracks

Since the start of the new academic term, Kontra have put on some of the most memorable parties of recent times, with HAAi, Tornado Wallace, Jamie Tiller and Mehmet Aslan all guesting for them. The brains behind the events, Natalia and Zachary, have since become in-demand deejays in Leeds, often appearing at venues all over the city, and […]

Five of Flight’s Faves

Ahead of her show at Acetate, where she’ll be playing in her ‘More Styles’ mode as opposed to her usual drum and bass tip, DJ Flight has given us a run through some of her all time favourite tracks. The Metalheadz affiliate has been brightening the UK’s airwaves for years, guiding the 140+ genres through their various transformations from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]