Tag : James Bate

Creamfields 2017 – 20 Years in the Making

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As nights draw in and supermarkets prepare for Halloween [or even Christmas], the time to return to Leeds has soon come – for those lucky enough. A trip to Thailand… A bender in Ibiza… Whichever way you spent your summer, the August Bank Holiday will have surely had some impact, … 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

Preview: System Presents Joseph Capriati

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In continuation with their impressive array of bookings – hosting some of the world’s best DJs at club nights and terrace parties – System presents one of techno’s most sought after artists for a special treat this Easter. Italian DJ and Ibiza legend, Joseph Capriati is a true ambassador for … Read More

Preview: Haçienda Takeover Gives Leeds Acid Fever

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FAC51 The Haçienda is an institution pivotal to British dance music, helping shape the development of UK house by being the first nightclub to start playing the 4-4 rhythm back in the late ‘80s. It’s now been twenty years since the clubs unwanted closure in 1997, but resident DJs Graeme … Read More

In the Middle with White Lies

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White Lies are a common feature on any alternative rock playlist, with tracks like ‘Death’ and ‘Farewell To The Fairground’ propelling the band from small-time gigs onto shows at Wembley, supporting bands like Muse and Kings Of Leon in the process. It’s been seven years since the London three-piece (a … Read More

Feature – The Rise of Elrow and An Interview with Bastian Bux

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Spanish influence on house and techno music has grown in recent years, epitomised by Elrow’s prominence in the British clubbing set-up. In wake of the party’s Halloween ‘thriller’ at The Warehouse Project (WHP) in Manchester, James Bate spoke with Spanish producer and Elrow resident, Bastian Bux, to get an insight … Read More

Review – Cave Rave at Church

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Behind the ridiculously cheesy music, horrendous venue layout and remnants of VS bottles surrounding the dancefloor, Halo always had the potential of becoming a serious clubbing venue. Two years after its closure, following extensive renovations, new ownership and huge amounts of funding, it’s become Church, boasting an autumn lineup which … Read More

Superfriendz gig previews

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Akala @ Belgrave, 29/10/16 The word Akala derives from a Buddhist word meaning ‘immovable’, and yet London-born Kinglsee Daley inherits quite the opposite connotation. His verbal versatility, insightful intelligence and compassionate community spirit has resulted in Akala becoming one of the best British rappers there has ever been. Since the … Read More

Chart – James’ Picks

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Solardo – Tribesmen (Hot Creations) “Oh yeah, I’ve heard this one before”. Mancunian duo, Solardo, have arguably been the tech house producers of the year and Tribesmen is easily their best release to date. Regularly found in the sets of Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed and Jamie Jones this track is about … Read More

Review – Mint Festival 2016

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To receive a backstage pass for Mint Festival left me feeling little less than ecstatic. To see Loco Dice, Ms Dynamite, Patrick Topping and many more for free, and even have the chance to meet and talk to them, was incredible. However, this isn’t a review of Mint Fest, but … Read More