We’ve all been there – back in your student abode after the Christmas party season, staring woefully at a desk submerged under university work. Kicking yourself for ignoring the exams for so long, you sigh, wrench the lid off your fourth Redbull and curse the day Mark Zuckerberg even had an inkling to put the words ‘face’ and ‘book’ together.
It all seems so long ago now, doesn’t it?
Well, whether you’re celebrating success or drinking to forget, its time to get reacquainted with the Leeds club scene. Lets have a look at whats in store in the next two weeks.
Modern Amusement with Modeselektor
Modeselektor have made only one previous Leeds appearance in a career that has spanned a decade, so this is a rare treat for fans of the genre-defying live act. As musicians they create practically every sound and sample employed in their critically acclaimed, multi-layered performances, something few electronic artists today can lay claim to. An intriguing experimental journey awaits, with support from Fabric favourites Tyrant, man of the moment Joy Orbison and Jozif of Wolf + Lamb fame.
Reclaim the Dancefloor
Wax:on and Metropolis steamroll into the new term with another LUU line-up of the biggest names in the game. In the main room, Pendulum, Nero, Hype, Dillinja & Lemon D and Grooverider will be serving bass by the bucket load, courtesy of the legendary Valve Sound System, whilst elsewhere Jack Beats, Busy P, Zinc and Kissy Sellout will be on hand to keep the darkness at bay with jacked up house and electro.
Leeds University Union
Now in their 15th year of nurturing the world’s finest Drum and Bass talent, Hospital have taken their Leeds’ presence to the next level with a supersized show of ear creaming epicness. Simply an unmissable show for any DnB enthusiast, expect to be shifting shapes from start to finish with sets from High Contrast, London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, 16 Bit, Netsky, MJ Cole, Fresh, Sigma and Leeds’ melodic maverick Ramandanman, to name but a few. To win tickets to this event see our competition below.
System 3rd Birthday
Some of you will already be sold by the mere mention of ‘System’ – a brand now synonymous with bringing down right dirty techno to the collective doorstep of Leeds students. In three years they have grown from free garden parties into providers of some of the wildest nights Mint has ever held beneath its seizure inducing ceiling. With heavy-weight Cocoon resident Frank Lorber in town just for the occasion, and Martin Buttrich and Sis providing the icing on the cake, expect things to get a little out of hand for this night of raw resonance.
Also Happening This Week
Top Quality DnB with sets from Metalheadz maiden Storm, recent Shogun signing Rockwell, as well as ANT TC1 & DLR.
£6 / £7 after 12
A showcase of talent from German techno label Ostgut-Ton including Shed live, Marcel Fengler, Casual Violence and Smear.
£12 NUS / £14
Back to Basics
Long-reigning clubbing colossus Basics celebrate their 1000th party this week with Kerri Chandler, Buckley and support from the A Rave Called Sharon crew.
£12 adv/ MOTD
The niche night keeps up its 100% vinyl philosophy in 2011with the help of Kode 9, Jackmaster and Hessle Audio’s Joe.
£6 / £7 after 12
Words: Rachel Cunningham Clark