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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Now honing his skills as a sound designer up in Glasgow, Linnemann started out in Sheffield DJing at the infamous STI (Sheffield Techno Institute) parties where he soon made a name for himself amongst the local techno and electronic music community. Things really took root for him when he gained his first residency at Hope […]
For their second event, the truelove. crew bring Adam Port over from Berlin for his usual serving of banging techno music.
After several years of trying, the Butter Side Up crew have finally booked Nicolas Lutz, the Uraguayan breakbeat, house and techno maniac who has all of the tunes that “selectors” across the world want. Given four hours to do his dirty work, there’s little chance you’ll make it out of the club as the same person.
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 […]