Tag : April 2017

Back to Basics at Church 30/04

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As soon as I set a foot through Church’s doors on Sunday I was filled with the spirit, not so much a holy one, but one of extremely eager bank hol revellers. Queues were long, the dancefloor was packed and smokers was, to put it politely, a free-for-all. It was … Read More

Smokestack: Leeds’ hidden gem

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Perched on Lower Briggate, a mere stone’s throw away from the trendy surroundings of Call Lane, lies Smokestack; a distinctly more rough around the edges affair. This is however, a diamond in the rough. Instantly the place hits you with its character. Rustic stalls and matured wood flooring, friendly bouncers … Read More

System. w/ Joseph Capriati at Mint 13/04

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The arrival of chocolate eggs, newly born lambs and elongated Spring evenings signals one time in the student calendar: numerous weeks off lectures and seminars for the Easter Holidays, plus a return to the posh corners of the British Isles. Home doesn’t quite compare to university, especially at Leeds where … Read More

Dancehall: A History

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In late 1970s Jamaica, popular music shifted away from its reggae roots towards a more modern, risqué and different display of culture. This new trend was called Dancehall and it was the first emergence of a global musical phenomenon. Physical dance halls had existed in the inner cities of Kingston … Read More

Preview: Sonic Sahara bring Sassy J to Studio 24

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To see in bank holiday weekend next Friday night, Sonic Sahara are throwing their next intimate party at Studio 24. This will be the promoters’ third time at the Mabgate venue. Last year their Leeds debut (they also throw events in Manchester) saw Tom Trago come to town, and Rhythm Section’s Bradley … Read More

Hessle Audio: 10 Years

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For the musically minded Leeds student, there is an epiphany to be had when coming across one of Hyde Park’s finest pieces of trivia: Hessle Audio is named after the grimy terraced street that party was on last night. Hessle Audio, whose title is affectionally borrowed from the ‘Hessles’ in … Read More

DKMNTL-10YEARS02 // Call Super + Shanti Celeste

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To celebrate 10 years of throwing parties and releasing high quality underground electronic music, Dutch label Dekmantel are doing a series of releases in 2017 with some of the most prominent and well respected names in the game, such as Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ricardo Villalobos and Palms Trax. In … Read More