Flux Presents 30 Years of Sub Club – Preview

It would not surprise me if Santa Claus himself was the man behind Flux. Such is the nature of their especially fantastic Christmas parties that have seen Denis Sulta, Deetron and Levon Vincent shaped gifts arrive at Beaverworks in the past two years. As a result, the expectation and standard for 2017 was stupendously high…

Whilst well behaved University students in cities from Newcastle to Bristol asked their parents for new phones or money, Leeds students had one thing at the top of their Christmas lists: 90 mins of Objekt in the Beaverworks basement.

St Nicholas, Flux or a probable combination of the two, has, again, delivered a festive treat that is lodged firmly between end of term blowout and early Christmas party.

It would be more fitting to refer to Objekt as a technical artist than simply as a ‘DJ/Producer’. His productions, have for over 5 years sought to negotiate genres as diverse as dubstep, techno and garage. And the b-side from his latest release, “Theme From Q” quickly became one of 2017’s most popular songs and certainly its most infectiously catchy.

Such technical proficiency equally manifests itself in his DJing, where his sets tend to meet both formal and informal definitions of the word ‘Radical’, whilst displaying a deep seated passion and a desire to excite. He is joined in the Basement by the Korean Peggy Gou, a breakout star of 2017, who’s groovy and hard hitting DJ sets have contributed to a growing reputation and a cult following.

While the Basement will be filled with punchy house and glitchy techno, the Main Room will see the iconic Miss Honey Dijon treat Leeds to her groovy, signature sound. Born in Chicago, the heartland and birthplace of house music, she harbours a unique and special knowledge of house music as well as a blistering set of skills.

She will be accompanied by a pair of Glaswegian legends, Harri and Domenic aka the two men behind the longest running house night in the UK. The Scottish pair are known for their climactic, razor-edged sets that surge from house into electro, acid and bassy techno and would be right at home in Beaverworks’ biggest room.

Once again, Flux has curated a line that is both strong and diverse, combining legends, newcomers and current trendsetters, as well as balancing male and female acts.

As a result, it will be hard to know where to be and who to see, but as long as you’re finishing your term at Beaverworks you can guarantee you’ll be in safe hands.

James Gwyther

Image: Flux