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Easter raving in Leeds

Written by
John Thorp

You'll read a lot of lame articles this Easter that make a crack at being amusing using far from eggcellent puns and wordplay, as if that sort of thing is yolk-k. But not us, not at Time Out. We wouldn't rabbit on like that, unless a good idea were to spring forth. So instead, enjoy a taste of the variety of Easter clubbing at your disposal in Leeds this very weekend.

Selective Hearing, Wire, Call Lane, Thursday
Selective Hearing are wasting no time warming up for the weekend, booking DVS1 to destroy the dancefloor on Easter Thursday with his infamous and unrelenting brand of Berghain-friendly, heavy-set techno. Joining him is brand new Selective resident, Cleric, along with oldboy and Lobster Theremin signing Reflec alongside friends of the club, Adventures in Dreams. Set all fists to pump.

Shine Easter Special, The Warehouse, Somers Street, Friday
If, as the Jungle Bros once demanded, 'House Music All Night Long' is more your overall bag, then you get a classic dose of the stuff at Shine’s annual Easter special. The party takes over The Warehouse on Friday night through to Saturday morning and flying in from the States to headline the celebration is scene originator and arguable Godfather, Todd Terry, spinning acid, funk and other grooves. The packed lineup also encompasses CJ Whitehead and Allister Whitehead, as well as old Hacienda favourite Tom Wainwright.

Acetate, Wire, Call Lane, Saturday
Combining a purist’s all-vinyl policy with an absolutely zero chin stroke atmosphere, Acetate continues to act as both a beacon of integrity and unashamed musical delight in Leeds with one of the smartest, most up-for-it crowds of any club in the country. Always evolving its guest bookings, this fifteenth edition allows for a trilogy of some of the finest underground DJs in the UK – Josey Rebelle, Nick Craddock and Bake. Fans of Ben UFO-style crate digging combined with underground classics will be kept happy over the course of what’s bound to be a revelatory musical evening on the city’s finest sound system.

Prism, Mint Club, Harrison Street, Sunday
Promising one final party at the club, Prism Sessions specialise in full-fat house and disco, with this edition seeing a double headline booking of both Denney and Maxxi Soundsystem, whose releases and edits on labels from Hypercolour to FutureBoogie have been igniting crowds for years now. Further sets come courtesy of principled ‘Love Not Money’ jock Luke Pompey, Rickie DH and Sizeup.

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