Since 2010 AfroCo have been contributing to the deep and soulful sound of the city of Leeds.
Having attracted a who's who of internationally renowned artist, DJs and musicians including Peven Everett, Omar, Atjazz, Karizma, Rainer Truby, Layfar as well as playing alongside other greats such as; DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lil Louis, Roy Ayers and Frankie Knuckles.
On May the 4th at The Wire we are proud to once again invite to Leeds for the first time another world respected DJ/Producer;
Bristol-based producer Sean McCabe has had plenty of time to develop his own sound. Famously, he released his first tracks in 2003 at the tender age of 17 and has spent the last decade fine-tuning a trademark sound that is effortlessly soulful. McCabe made his name in house, developing a long-running relationship with legendary US garage label King Street Sounds and remixing the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Evelyn Champagne King, Carolyn Harding, Blaze, and Roland Clark. Since then, he's amassed an impressive discography of nearly 100 releases,
delivering inspired reworks for labels like Local Talk, Strictly Rhythm, Vega Records, Tribe, and Quantize – plus an original solo album for Z Records. A quick listen to any of his productions or one of his superb DJ sets will confirm this attractive, emotion-rich aesthetic. While rooted in house, his sound regularly takes on flavours of disco, boogie, Afro, deeper grooves, proto-house, 90s garage-house dubs and much more besides.
As an artist, his 2014 debut album entitled It's Time on Z Records displays his musical range and versatile quality production skills. The album hit Number 1 on Traxsource in its first week and has received support from the likes of Solar Radio, Mi-Soul, Kiss FM, and Jazz FM. As a DJ, he forged a reputation at the legendary Southport Weekender, where he performed regularly. Anyone who can impress the notoriously knowledgeable Southport Weekender crowd must be doing something right.
Sean has also travelled the world, playing as far afield as Asia and South Africa, as well as regular appearances across Europe and the UK. Refreshingly, he seems to have no particular aspirations to play in gargantuan clubs, and admits to preferring gigs in small, intimate venues, where he can make a connection with the crowd. As a producer, McCabe is constantly learning and evolving, taking his sound in different directions. He admits to a love of vintage synthesizers – picked up from listening to classic New York boogie and 80s soul. In 2016, Sean continued his musical journey by launching Good Vibrations Music record label – a natural evolution of his renowned Good Vibrations events in Bristol. With a successful album under his belt, his own record label and notable collaborations with the likes of Karizma, Lay-Far, and Groove Assassin, his reputation for bringing quality soulful dance music to the masses continues to rise.
As well as Sean, not for the first time we are pleased to have Nick Moss AKA GROOVE ASSASSIN back with us, having just ripped apart The Church with his unique style for Hard Times.
Nick Moss aka Groove Assassin has been in the game for 20+ years.
Hailing from Sheffield ‘’Steel City’’ in the North of England.
Nick was raised on a diet of Soul / Disco / Funk & Electro Breakdance & Early Chicago house music …all elements that he utilizes both in his productions and his Dj sets.
One of the World’s most respected house music Dj’s and Producers, Nick’s original productions and remix work have appeared on such stellar imprints as:
DEFECTED RECORDS, MN2S RECORDS, HED KANDI, STEREO SUSHI, STRICTLY RHYTHM, MINISTRY OF SOUND, SOUL HEAVEN, QUANTIZE, JELLYBEAN SOUL, GROOVE ODYSSEY, KING STREET SOUNDS, TONY RECORDS, TRIBE, LOCAL TALK, FOLIAGE & CODE RED amongst many other legendary house music imprints.
His style ranges from deep underground NY Garage to throbbing underground house to straight up disco and funk classics, rare groove and soul – which is to say he truly revels in the diversity of this thing we call house music.
Nick is in high demand as a DJ and continues to tour the globe spreading his soulful deep house sound to the masses and beyond.
He’s rocked around the globe in countries such as, USA, Canada, Australia, Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, China, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Morocco, France, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Georgia, Malta, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Holland, Belgium.
Nick has been very busy with a number of Dj mix album compilations and has already mixed some high caliber album projects:
Groove Assassin Artist album project for MN2S Records (Groove Assassin in the Mix) (Mixed & Unmixed) featuring all Groove Assassin Remixes & Tracks.
Artist mix album project for King Street Sounds / Nite Grooves (Groove Assassin Soulful House Journey)
A Double DJ Mix compilation album Project for Groove Assassin Masterclass for Seamless Records.
Nick has a hectic studio roster of remixes and original tracks and has worked/working with talents such as Eddie Amador, Kenny Bobien, Stephanie Cooke, Steal Vybe, Robert Owens, Mina Jackson, Dj Open, Pete Simpson & Johnny Dangerous and many more well known artists on the house music scene.