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Sunday 22 November
Saturday 28th November
Metropolis presents Hospitality @ Victoria Works
Wax:On @ Leeds Uni
The night will be host to some of the best Drum & Base and Dubstep this month. With headliners, High Contrast, Dj Hype, Skream, Benga plus many more. Metropolis presents Hospitality will definitely be an evening in November you will not want to ignore.
Has to be number one for the top 5 catering for all and sundrie with the likes of Count and Sinden, new dub step collabaration TEK ONE, underground techno whizz’s the Eskimo Twins plus headliners CASSIUS and the unmistakeable NERO all in one night....what more could you want???
Louche @ Mint Club
Bitch @ Mission
Louche’s 2nd year anniversary played host to two fine house djs... Markus Fix and Alex Celler. This night promised to be a night not to forget, uplifting and embracing two excellent Djs, not forgetting the ever popular resident Dj’s. It certainly kept up with its promises!
I’m going to be honest, I dont know anything about this night, I’ve never been and I dont even know where mission is... But if you ask any electro/house lover they will tell you it’s one of the best places to go! Never mind having a few at the local pond, venture into the sea and experience this night in all its madness.
System Presents... @ Mint Club 5 December
After 12 months of underground house elite, System will finally casts a dark veil of relentless techno over the L.E.D clad dance floor of Mint club next month presenting one of the biggest bookings in the techno calendar, as Jeff Mills hosts an evening with the shadows of obscure Detroit techno, Miami bass and Chicago house conjured in the ‘The Wizards’ undisputed pioneering style of unique hardness and in waves of stripped down industrial grooves. Being one of the most predominant American producers and DJ’s of techno on the planet, along with Carl Craig, and Joey Beltram, Mills is the latest in a long line of Detroitbred talent to take on an international reputation. A founding member of noted Motor City institution Underground Resistance collective in the early 90‘s, Mills helped build the artist roster and label ideology (as well as much of its back catalogue) with partners “Mad” Mike Banks and Robert “Noise” Hood before moving to New York in 1992 to pursue more vigorously his solo and DJ career (with a resident spot at the legendary Limelight and a recording contract with the noted German label Tresor) later forming the legendary Axis records. Usually found entertaining vast crowds at festivals with his grand hard melodics such as Electrosonic and T in the park, Mills will play an intimate set to anyone lucky enough to hear it, (with a arsenal of three decks and the unmistakable sound of the Rolland TR-909 drum machine) filling Mint Clubs Funktion 1 System and more importantly, Leeds hard techno void, with three hour assaults on the mind, sparse Detroit ascetics drenched upon the backdrop of thundering beats, an absolute necessity.
Metropolis presents Ram and Beatdown: A sold out Victoria Works was bursting at the seams with sweating students, all ready to show their respect for the legendary night, Metropolis presents Ram and Beatdown. Room 1 included Ram Records founder and England’s leading Drum and Base DJ’s, Andy C, Prophecy, Xample, Subfocus and Chase and Status. Beatdown in Room 2 was host to Dubstep heavyweights, Rusko, Scratch Perverts, Toddla T, The Gaslamp Killer and finally the vanishing act that was Skream, whose remix of hit single “In for the Kill” by La Roux has made him and dubstep house hold names. The highlight of the night was the live Chase and Status set whose small addition of a drum kit and percussion sent the crowd crazy. The interaction between the MC and audience was unforgettable, so you can imagine the state of the crowd when Chase and Status were joined by Plan B for their new single ‘End Credits’ Towards the end of the night a room of jungle dancing students were disappointed to discover that closing act Skream had failed to turn up. Excuse given was that Skream had been held up at another gig in Manchester, disappointment was short however as the replacement was fellow Dubstep pioneer Benga.Ticket prices weren’t cheap £17.50 but with that line up you left feeling your money had been well spent. Unfortunately the clocks going back meant final acts such as Benga had their sets cut an hour short yet the nights frolics left the students bashed and bruised but utterly satisfied with what was had been on offer. Metropolis at Victoria Works will be gracing our presence again on November 21st, with artists from the Hospitality record label, including High Contrast, Logistics and Benga one not to miss.
Published on Nov 17, 2009