Tag : John Hardy

PPG Leeds 1st Birthday w/ Objekt @ Wire 31/05

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Sheffield night Pretty Pretty Good (PPG) celebrated a year of taking their parties to a better Yorkshire city on 31st May, booking Objekt for their Leeds 1st birthday to play an all-night-long set at Wire. Objekt’s music is known for being equally experimental, singular and challenging, adjectives that do not … Read More

Butter Side Up w/ Call Super at Wire 19/05

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Leeds clubbing institution Butter Side Up’s booking policy rarely disappoints. While in recent years the party’s musical direction has shifted more toward the more minimal end of the house and techno spectrum, they never fail to grasp the opportunity to bring the selector of the moment to Wire when available. … 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

One Night With. Optimo at Hifi 18/03

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HiFi and Wire’s in house ‘One Night With’ series sees them pick a range of flawless selectors, offering them an entire night to showcase the breadth and depth of their record collection. For their latest edition, they invited Glaswegian DJs JD Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes, known commonly as Optimo, to … Read More

1Forty w/ Oneman and Spooky at Mint 10/02

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At a time when grime and its offshoots are moving further into the mainstream than ever before, Leeds seems to lack an institutionalised grime, garage and UK bass event for the considerable amount of fans, especially students, to centre a scene around. Mint Club’s 1Forty night has attempted to fill … Read More

The Abstract Orchestra playing the music of J Dilla @ The Wardrobe, 4/2/17

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The impact of J Dilla’s music can hardly be overstated. An idol to legions of bedroom hip-hop producers, many see his ability to cut obscure parts of obscure records over crunchy, offbeat drums to create hip-hop masterpieces as unparalleled. Dilla’s influence extends far beyond the bedroom, with megastars such as … Read More

Acetate w/ Craig Richards and Pearson Sound at Wire 03/02

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Acetate, alongside Back to Basics and Cosmic Slop, is one of the must-do pilgrimages any self-respecting student clubber must make in their time in Leeds. The night was established in 2011 by Hessle Audio’s Pearson Sound, and has sporadically appeared on Wire’s events calendar ever since. The premise is simple: … Read More

Preview: The Fall @ Belgrave, 25/2/17

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The Fall, or at least their ever-present frontman Mark E Smith, are testament to persistence, longevity, and sticking two fingers up at the prospect of ageing. Thirty-nine years after releasing their first record in 1979, Smith and his umpteenth backing band are headlining the Belgrave Music Hall. Bordering on 60, … Read More

Feature – Hyde Park Book Club

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Leeds’ cultural scene has been enriched in 2016 by the presence of Hyde Park Book Club, a small café and arts space a stone’s throw from Hyde Park Corner. The venue has become a hub for creative and intellectual activity in Hyde Park, with events ranging from local DJs playing … Read More