Tag : Thomas Bennett

KEEP THE FAITH: In the Middle with Steve Luigi

3 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

Mor Elien and Anthony Parasole confuse and delight Wire

6 months ago / 0 comments

Techno is a vast genre, and in many ways, Leeds is obsessed with it. Nonetheless, there is a certain sound of the techno world that has yet to wholly break through into the Leeds club scene. Perhaps it never will. It is a sound synonymous with Berlin, dominated by deep, … Read More

Stretchy Dance Supply: Bringing Weird and Wonderful Parties to Leeds

6 months ago / 0 comments

In perusing the wonderful selection of club nights Leeds has to offer, one might be forgiven for misinterpreting Stretchy Dance Supply as a new age yoga class. In some respects, this examination is not entirely misguided. Their opening night took place earlier this year to great success in the ever … Read More

Vera and Fitz hijack Wire and teach Friday’s crowd to dance on the walls

7 months ago / 0 comments

What a pleasure it is to live in a city that hosts the likes of nthng, Vera, Jane Fitz, DJ Stingray and Silicon Sally all in one week, in one club, over three separate events. Like a great deal of those reading this article, I unfortunately had neither the money … Read More

Shed’s shortened set leaves a bitter taste at Flux

8 months ago / 0 comments

At exactly 4:05am on Thursday morning, something inside me died. Tech-house filled my ears, the DJ raised his ape-like arms and I watched as one of the most influential techno producers of the last 15 years left the stage, an hour before his already tiny two hour set was intended … Read More

Tensile’s 4th Instalment: No dancer left alone

9 months ago / 0 comments

A demanding affair. Mustering the motivation to subvert all logic and drive to a distant warehouse on freezing, ice laden roads is no easy task. It is perhaps suiting therefore, that the brave clubbers who dared make this journey for Tensile’s fourth instalment, were granted a trip of very different, … Read More

A Distant Thumping on the Edge of Town: Tensile returns to Beaver Works

9 months ago / 0 comments

As the biannual exodus of students begins, a dark, discreet crowd of people shall be working their way towards the outskirts of town. What they shall find there is not for the faint hearted. No, Leeds does not foster a cult of satanic worshipers (not to my limited knowledge of … Read More

Laksa Delivers an Education in Rhythm at Wire

10 months ago / 0 comments

It was perhaps unsurprising that No Way Back’s first event at Wire started in a slightly sluggish fashion. Wednesday’s techno exploration was unfortunately scheduled the night following Halloween, a heavy night for many with the likes of Roman Flügel and Fort Romeau in town. Despite this, a number of dedicated … Read More