Tag Archives: Wire

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 […]

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 […]

Influences: ZamZam Sounds

There is a sense in which the ZamZam Sounds label now acts in the same manner as the wellspring of Islamic mythology from which it takes its name. It is an ever-flowing fount of nourishing sounds, all aimed at engaging the spiritual potential of dub-reggae through modern production techniques. Encompassing dubstep, breakbeat, digidub and more, the label […]

One Night With…Daniel Avery

We love Daniel Avery at One Night With… We invite him back pretty much every year because, when allowed to play for an extended period of time, he never fails to transcend the dance floor with his singular brand of techno. If you missed out on the last couple of times, or whether it’s your first chance […]

A birthday chat with Limit

After two years of running amazing parties across Yorkshire, Limit come back to Wire to celebrate the anniversary, inviting Harrison BDP to lead the festivities. We caught up with Matt and Sammy to reflect on the work they have done so far.   You are known for your ‘Limit Social’ events. How did you come to put […]

A chat with…Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis is a producer through and through, an unstoppable force in beat-making who has been prolifically putting out tunes since the mid noughties. Not one to chase fame, fortune, or any kind of mainstream recognition, he has actually earned himself a more enduring reputation as a humble artiste dedicated to exploring sound, and (more importantly) becoming close […]

Mass w/ Spacetravel (4 Hour Set)

Spacetravel is back, taking Mass for the second time after a successful birthday party in May. This time, he is joined by Leeds’ finest exponents of minimal and tech house, all of whom are featured on what will be the debut release on the Mass label: Jack Wickam, Wheatley and Kepler.