Tag : oliver staton

In the Middle with ‘Inner City Electronic’ Curator Ralph Lawson

6 months ago / 0 comments

Given the glut of music festivals in Leeds that have sprung up in recent years (Cocoon In The Park, Garden Party, World Island), one couldn’t be blamed for thinking that the inaugural Inner City Electronics on Saturday 2nd of June is just one of many responses to a burgeoning city … Read More

An Ode to Leeds’ Nightlife

7 months ago / 0 comments

It’s the end of the academic year, and that means that some of us will soon be leaving Leeds for good. With this in mind, we gave our writers the chance to send a farewell message to a part of our city’s nightlife that means something to them. Here’s what they … Read More

Talk More: Tagging Walls Not Facebook Pictures

9 months ago / 0 comments

Arts writer, Oliver Staton, discusses the binary of technology and graffiti around Leeds. You would be hard pressed to find a technologically adept young person who isn’t aware of the startling mental dangers of being an active user of social media and smartphones. Claims like this already smack of cliché, … Read More

DJ Sprinkles Breaks the Mould

1 year ago / 0 comments

Deep house DJs are often unfairly pigeonholed as warm up DJs, such is the misinterpretation of the mellow brand of house music that they offer. What is deemed acceptable house club music too often nowadays is all about pumping rhythms well above 122bpm, drenched in throwaway vocal samples and showy … Read More

Dubstep Heavyweight Pinch Returns to Wire: Review

1 year ago / 0 comments

Promoters Treehouse have been carving out for themselves a decent corner of the Leeds club scene, building on previous smart bookings (such as a 5 hour Kowton and Peverelist B2B) by booking Tectonic Recordings boss and Bristol dubstep heavyweight Pinch to bring his own heady brand of industrial-grime-techno-club-hyphen-exhausting music to … Read More

From Ecstacy to Ennui: The Commercialisation of Clubbing

1 year ago / 0 comments

Going to a nightclub on the weekend is one of the unquestioned staples of the student lifestyle. Along with recreational drinking and drug taking, an overfamiliarity with one’s overdraft, and rolling your own cigarettes – these features often go hand in hand with one another. The problem with not questioning … Read More

What’s in a Name?

1 year ago / 0 comments

  In the mosaic of qualities that give a piece of music meaning the last thing which often figures is what an artist calls their work. This seems appropriate: if something sounds abysmal it doesn’t matter what it’s called. Neither a turd nor a bland bit of Trap music can … Read More