On 25th September, techno and house fans across the city welcomed Leeds DJ and producer Midland back to the place where only five years ago he could be seen behind the bar collecting glasses.
As fans would expect, Midland took the crowd on a journey through the genres, always managing to seamlessly mix darker and moodier sounds with an up beat vibe, much like his own self produced tracks. When Midland takes to the decks, boundaries do not exist and anything can happen.
The set was met with ever growing energy from the partygoers: the style of the night showed many similarities to Midland’s boiler room set for Dekmantel earlier this year, but this time he could experiment, taking the crowd with him on his own personal adventure.
As always, Wire provided a friendly and intimate atmosphere for real fans; the crowd often moved as one and exploded with appreciation and excitement at certain tracks. The Funktion One sound system provided flawless sound in such a small venue, amplifying every beat.
The six hour set flew by and Midland also displayed his quirky side, finishing the night after demands of one more track with none other than Grease is The Word, leaving clubbers in a happy state of euphoria before the all too familiar lights highlighted the end.
To be able to play such a long set and leave fans still wanting more requires a great amount of talent, and as most people would agree, Midland did not disappoint.
Wire has a range of nights coming up including Dimensions Sound System and disco lover Hunnee. Midland has now set a high bar that others will have to excel should they want to leave such an impression.
(Photo credits: Wire Facebook Page)