Tag Archives: Leeds

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A chat with Carl Finlow aka Silicon Scally

In his sound, visual aesthetic and sheer volume of output, you may be fooled into thinking that Carl Finlow isn’t of this earth. When he does come back down to terra firma, he doesn’t stay still, but traverses it: in the 2000s, probably the height of his powers, Finlow was regularly embarking on world tours, having made a name for […]