Tag : soul

KEEP THE FAITH: In the Middle with Steve Luigi

5 months ago / 0 comments

“Northern Soul: it’s not just music, it’s a scene”. Thomas Bennett chats to DJ Steve Luigi ahead of Leeds Central Soul Club’s 50th anniversary celebrations this Sunday at HiFi. In a small room with wooden interior and sprung floor, a weekly celebration of sound and movement takes place. Of course, … Read More

One Night With… Sadar Bahar – Review

10 months ago / 0 comments

On December 9th, Wire gifted its crowd with an early Christmas present, as Sadar Bahar unravelled his bountiful array of disco and soul grooves. With a towel over his left shoulder, a twinkle in his eye, and a warming smile, Sadar defined the ultimate crowd-pleasing experience. Sadar’s majestic sets are … Read More

Equaliser Levels Up

1 year ago / 0 comments

Equaliser is a more than just a good time. Encapsulating their beautiful ethos of inclusivity and diversity, Equaliser strives to live up to its name by making the club scene a more equal and open zone. Before their launch night at Wharf Chambers kicked off, Equaliser hosted an evening of … Read More

Mr Scruff gets Funky on a Friday

1 year ago / 0 comments

For someone whose peak was about 10 years ago, I can officially say that Mr Scruff still knows how to work a crowd. Known for his loose-lined cartoon drawings, love for cups of tea, and eclectic music taste, the British-born DJ was nothing but a hit. This time the venue … Read More

A Celebration of African Boogie

1 year ago / 0 comments

Image: Letta Mbulu. (Credits: The Vinyl Factory) Ahead of his set at Primal Sound this week, Douglas McConachie gives us a whistle stop tour of African boogie. Listen to each track on the Youtube playlist below. Thomas Mapfumo – Mhondoro (Zimbabwe) Our first stop arrives in Zimbabwe, where we meet … Read More

Live At Leeds 2017 – 11 Acts Not To Miss

2 years ago / 0 comments

In just over two weeks, venues right across the city will be awash with music for the stellar Live At Leeds. Not only that, 2017 marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and it looks set to be its biggest year yet. Bringing together the best breakthrough talent with established acts from … Read More

Preview: Kamasi Washington @ O2 Academy, 1/7/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

Epic’ is the one word to describe Kamasi Washington. And it isn’t only because it is the name of his 2015 album. If you don’t know what to expect, you won’t be disappointed, Washington is known for his great live shows so you will have to prepare yourself to handle … Read More

Preview: Soul Rebels @ the Wardrobe, 4/3/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

On Saturday the 4th of March, Soul Rebels will be returning to Leeds. Over the last four years, DJ Lubi’s event has hosted acts such as José James, London Afrobeat Collective and Omar. This time round, the night will be showcasing Leeds’s rising talent, who have emerged over the last … Read More

Preview: Soul Rebels present Riot Jazz at The Wardrobe

3 years ago / 0 comments

Soul Rebels is back this Saturday 3rd of October after the long summer break. The underground soul/hiphop/jazz/funk/global beats session is also celebrating it’s third birthday and anniversary at The Wardrobe Leeds with another bumper line-up of quality live bands. Riot Jazz Brass Band are back at the Wardrobe for the … Read More

Uptown Special by Mark Ronson

4 years ago / 0 comments

It seems Mark Ronson has once again reinvented himself. With his fourth studio album, Uptown Special, Ronson turns away from the electro-pop sounds of Record Collection, cruising down the avenue of American blues, funk and soul. Capturing snapshots of an extraordinarily diverse culture, Ronson produces a fluid concoction of meandering … Read More