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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In spite of the amount of DJs in Leeds, and its wealth of new record shops, there is a distinct lack of production here, and even fewer record labels. One group aiming to change that, and with a dollop of panache at that, is Valby Rotary. Now on their third release, premiered by Mixmag, they are starting […]
Laksa is a young talent operating in the endlessly interesting UK techno scene. Like his counterparts Bruce, Joe and co, he is always breaking moulds with his productions, both within banging club music but also beyond it into esoteric ambient and more. A few days ago, he played for No Way Back at Wire, who are […]
Club goers and dance music fans have a unique relationship with time. In a way, our aim is to completely overturn the conventions of day and night. We live nocturnally and underground, compelled by darkness and artificial light. The repetitive music and hypnotic atmosphere melt the hours away, and reject the rigid ticking of the clock. But, at the […]
The UK underground dance music zeitgeist is soundtracked by the post-dubstep techno sound of London. It is bass-heavy, beautifully produced and often mind bending music, constructed from killer breaks and abstract sounds. Labels such as The Trilogy Tapes and Whities are leading this movement. Both are immaculately presented, placing art and fashion on level with their fresh-sounding […]