Dimensions have partnered with Tribe Records for a DJ Directory showcase at Wire.
For this first Leeds DJ Directory event we have
Alex T (Rinse FM / Tribe Records / On Rotation)
Danielle (Phonica / BRSTL / NTS)
Michael Upson (Love Muscle)
Leeds-based Alex T gigs regularly across Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield, holding down a residency for Dimensions Festival as well as at his own party — On Rotation. He recently landed a monthly slot on Rinse FM after a fire guest mix on Saoirse's show in February. During the week he can be found working at the Leeds institution Tribe Records.
Danielle is a DJ and Illustrator from London, currently based in Bristol. Over the last couple of years she has had the chance to play at some of the city’s best parties including Timedance, Livity Sound and Young Echo, as well as some of the world’s best clubs such as Corsica Studios, Sub Club and Griessmeule. Her sets feature an impressive range of genres from deep house to leftfield, electro, new-wave, UK techno and beyond. She draws from an informed selection of old school house cuts, whilst keeping up to date with the newest dance music as it’s released. This is thanks to a musical education that continues to expand with her 9 years (and counting) of work at the internationally-renowned Phonica Records. In addition to hosting regular NTS shows, she is a resident alongside Daisy Moon at BRSTL (a monthly club night showcasing Bristol-based talent) and is one of the mentors at the increasingly popular Bristol-based DJ workshop ‘Mix Nights’.
Michael Upson has been at the forefront of the DIY party scene in Leeds for the last decade, most recently founding the pumping gay dance party: Love Muscle. Starting just over two years ago in response to the generally dire state of queer night-life in Leeds, Love Muscle aims to provide an inclusive space for the LGBTQ population of the city with a slightly more discerning music taste. “We want to make people feel good about themselves and to celebrate their sexuality through the music that’s ultimately a part of their history.” The night also operates a strict no photography and safer spaces policy to allow people to truly explore who they want to be uninhibited. Love Muscle and its subsequent radio show on KMAH has provided a platform for him to bring some of the finest underground queer talents in electronic music to the city.
York has never had a reputation for being a party town. If you go there in the daytime you will be surrounded by pensioners and tourists looking for a spot to feed the geese, and the city is quiet by 7pm on most evenings. However, tucked away just within the historic city walls lies Bar Lane Studios, where Sam Jefferies divulges his passion as a painter by day and a DJ by night under the guise of Yuri.
His party Rhumboogie has transcended the boundaries between locals and students, bringing together the underground clubbing community of York in the name of charity. Sam is fast establishing a reputation for having a musical knowledge beyond his years and a record collection that could outmatch selectors well into their 30s.
WIRE, CALL LANE, LEEDS, LS1 6DN
DOORS 11PM — 5AM
FREE B4 MIDNIGHT / £5 ON THE DOOR
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