Tag : Electronic music

All-Female DJ Collectives Diversifying Decks Across the World

8 months ago / 0 comments

In light of International Women’s Day, music editor Meg Firth chronicles the DJ collectives across the world that are bringing women to the forefront of the scene. It’s no secret that dance music is still largely dominated by men. Take one look at most line-ups and it’s clear to see … Read More

Going Viral

9 months ago / 0 comments

Clubs Editor Dan King talks you through the musical meme, exploring its ties with subgenres of electronic music If you were to ask people what a meme was five years ago, I expect that few people could have told you. How times have changed. Today, the word meme is now … Read More

Clubs’ Top 25 Tracks of 2017

11 months ago / 0 comments

2017 is coming to a close, and it seems that no self-respecting music publication can sign off without chronicling the top releases of the year. So we’ve put our heads together and cherry-picked some of the best releases of the last twelve months. Here’s the top 25 tracks of 2017, … Read More

Britain’s club scene is under threat – only a change in perspective can save it

11 months ago / 0 comments

The latest Flux party was a special collaborative event with Sub Club, bringing Objekt and Honey Dijon to Leeds to celebrate the thirtieth birthday of the Glaswegian clubbing institution. Such prolonged success in any setting deserves celebrating. But for a nightclub – especially one dedicated solely to underground music – … Read More

Preview: Blink bring Benton to Wire

12 months ago / 0 comments

Blink returns to its home, Wire, on 6th December. Starting in Leeds just over 9 months ago, and drawing techno and house fans from all over the city, the night has already played host to some big names. The opening night back in February sold out quickly, and with Paleman … Read More

Good Riddance to the RA Polls

12 months ago / 0 comments

After eleven years, tastemaking electronic music magazine Resident Advisor (RA) have decided to scrap their end-of-year polls, which rank (underground) artists (both DJs and live acts) based on the number of votes they receive from members of the general public. Originally starting in 2006, the first two editions of the … Read More

HighRise Celebrates Fifth Birthday

12 months ago / 0 comments

Highrise now forms such an elemental part of Leeds’ clubbing landscape that it is rather hard to believe it didn’t exist before November 2012. In the 5 years since, it has amassed a powerful reputation as an event regularly filling Beaverworks with a premium blend of urban, underground bass and … Read More

In The Middle with Valby Rotary

12 months ago / 0 comments

“After racking our brains for ages trying to come up with names, my girlfriend suggested we call the label Valby Ruta after the IKEA rug in my room”, laughs Tom, one-third of the up-and-coming DJ trio, Valby Rotary. “We changed the ruta to rotary because why not, and then thought, … Read More

Electrifying Joy Orbison Returns to Wire

1 year ago / 0 comments

Clubbing on Halloween weekend always seems to throw up a treat or two; the same weekend last year saw Red Bull Music Academy bring a monstrous line up headed by DJ Harvey to Canal Mills. This year, though, Wire claimed bragging rights with a scarily good double-booking that saw one … Read More

Pushing Halloween to the Limit

1 year ago / 0 comments

On Wednesday night, Limit UK continued Wire’s tradition of bringing some of the best local and international electronic artists into the heart of Leeds. Transforming the club into a spooky spectacle, Limit returned to Wire with a bang. Having only started in November 2015, Limit are still growing, but they … Read More