A particularly eclectic weekend of clubbing in Leeds then, with the usual dollops of house and techno available in both big-room and sweaty basement forms, while Vox Warehouse offers mutated bass in it's heaviest form, all rounded off on Sunday by HiFi's beloved Sunday Joint. Pace yourselves now!
Canal Mills Presents - Canal Mills, Brandon Street, Friday, £25
Another massive, kill for a ticket line up from Canal Mills, celebrating the best of contemporary deep house and techno with the odd pop overtone. Already a scene legend, club fixture Skream’s taste is ever evolving, and he’s joined by former protege and occasional chart smasher, Route 94. Ibiza favourite Richy Ahmed will be keeping things very deep indeed, along with PBR Streetgang and rising talent, Grainger. In Room 2, revellers will find a showcase for Leeds own Love Not Money records, a principled collective of party loving DJs, producers and designers, featuring Luke Pompey, Farrow, Jerome Price and more.
Selective Hearing - Wire, Call Lane, Friday, £15
One of the most consistent and occasionally challenging labels in contemporary techno, Boddika’s Nonplus imprint can always be relied upon for uncompromising, vision led dance music. Best appreciated in the darkest, loudest environment available, Selectivw Hearing have therefore picked a good spot in Wire to showcase an extended set from Boddika himself, as well as Clone Records’ acid master Mike Denhert, and ever versatile local and Wire regular, Ste Roberts. Plenty of new material is promised for road testing on Wire’s juddering sound system.
Youngsta presents Contact - Vox Warehouse, New Craven Gate ,Saturday, £12
Talking of juddering sound systems, Neuron Pro Audio are responsible for some of the most dramatic in the UK, including the setup at this weekend’s Youngsta presents Contact night, featuring some of the finest bassy heavy musicians in the world right now, all playing a series of doubtlessly stonking DJ sets until the wee hours. Youngsta, Dub Phizix and Strategy lead the overall charge, with another pioneer on the bill in the form of Pinch. Peverelist, Hodge and Parriss are also on hand, representing the still evolving new UK school, developing from their post-dubstep roots into something much more dynamic and all encompassing.
Sunday Joint - HiFi Club, Central Road, Sunday, Free
If you’ve Monday off (you lucky thing), or you’re just very determined indeed, then the legendary Sunday Joint at HiFi club will likely prove the perfect nightcap for the weekend. With DJs focusing on latin, funk, soul and other easy grooves, Sunday Joint is as much of an institution as the veritable national roast in Leeds, and to give you an idea of the vibe, previous guests have included Andrew Ashong, Debruit and Ugly Duckling. What’s more, it’s always free entry to boot, and open until 4.