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Welcome to issue two of Movement Magazine. Managing Director & Editor In Chief - Kag Katumba Director & Editor- Dan Mckenna
It's been a crazy few months here at Movement. Since our dĂŠbut in April we're extremely happy to have welcomed a number of new faces to our ever growing team, each of whom we'd like to thank for helping bring this issue to fruition.
Director & Editor - Kez Iqbal Proof Reader - Chris Andrews Graphic Design - Jonathan Marsden Graphic Design - Stef Sword Williams Graphic Design - Joe Mackenzie Web Design - Max Shearer Head Fashion & Lifestyle Editor - Jordan Odu Assistant Fashion & Lifestyle Editor - Steph Smith Fashion Researcher - Lucy Johnson
Now that spring has finally made space for summer it can only mean one thing in the world of dance music. Bring on the road trip, set up the tents, sport the lanyard, set up the tents again and get to the main stage people, because the festival season has arrived. Movement has got what can only be described as unprecedented access to some of the most exciting festivals the UK and Europe has to offer. We'll be bringing you a unique, personal angle by way of intimate, hilarious interviews with the founders of these great summer events. We will provide you with all the details you need for Hideout, Gottwood and Garden Festivals and we meet the boys behind one of Leeds' most prolific nights... Louche.
Across The Pennines - Ed Norris Photography - Ian Ramsey IGR:photo Writers Joe Morris Jordan Gray Emily Willis Alex Woodward Rob Harris Contributors Hideout Festival Garden Festival Warehouse Project Manchester Fashion Week Printers - printing.com (Leeds) ....................................................................................................
Not forgetting our regular features, Across the Pennines features exclusive photos from Warehouse Project's launch night. Fashion and Lifestyle this time is packed with more articles, more food reviews then before plus our top 5 offers. Enjoy your Summer, enjoy your festivals and make good choices. Editing Team Movement Magazine 2012
Across The Pennines
9 - Cera Alba
6 - News
28 - Hidden
We speak to the Leeds based producer/Dj to find out how Hot his Creations are.
Check out the latest goings on in Leeds.
Our friends across the way show us that it's not only us that are pushing the movement.
11 - Louche Movement catches up with the Leeds heavy weights to find out how "Louche" their lifestyles have become?
17- Hideout Festival Mark Newton tells us how you go from throwing parties for your mates to then crafting Hideout.
23 - Garden Festival It seems that there's a lot more than you think at the bottom of the garden.
16 - Gottwood So what do you think you could do with a woodland, beach and a village? Gottwood tells us what they did.
33 - Fashion & Lifestyle We are going harder and faster in issue 2 as we bring you MCR fashion week, Dirty Girl store and a few awesome tips from Aqua... Oh and who's for a nibble?
42 - Bi-Monthly Planner Once again we bring you all you need to know in the way of Movements essential planner.
29 - WHP We finally get to check out the most anticipated club opening the UK has seen in a decade.
32 - Zutekh They've managed to turn more than a few heads in just three years, is there a secret to their success?
Mission Statement We aim to present a raw and visual insight into the culture surrounding you. Providing a connection to the underground music scene so you can follow the Movement yourself... make good choices.
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DAVE GARFIT... David Garfit is a musical obsessive. He’s also is one of the new wave of DJ’s and Producers making waves in his home city. Not bad considering that city is Leeds – a place with a rich rave and party heritage going back to the dawn of electronic music. Moved by his early love of Hip Hop, David cut his musical teeth cooking up
HARD TIMES 19th BIRTHDAY... Hard Times stormed back into action with an unforgettable party over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, proving why they are ‘the original and still the best’. The event saw David Morales create an electric atmosphere instilled by the huge US & vocal house big hitters that were being consistently dropped,
Sunday 26th August sees the legendary club night return to The Warehouse, Leeds for a very special bank holiday event as they celebrate their 19th anniversary.
Join the Hard Times family in Leeds on Sunday 26th August for a night that promises big beats, impeccable vocal sounds and a truly breath taking atmosphere.
To add to the celebrations Hard Times are flying in one half of the ‘Masters at Work’ Louie Vega(Pictured), who blew the roof of their first anniversary back on the 6th August
LOUIE VEGA (Masters At Work) August 26th The Warehouse Leeds Tickets are on sale now: www.thewarehouseleed s.com
underground hip hop beats, with impressive results.
Puente have all gotten behind said records and with his Debut Solo album due for release in David’s style now July 2012 he’s sure to explores a deep house make his presence felt sound that takes in in the underground lo-slung grooves, rolling house scene. Keep percussion and plenty of your eyes peeled and late night warmth on your ears open because labels like Nocturnal, 2012 is set to be a SLiCK, Crossworld, Love promising year for this Not Money, Agora rising star. Audio, Fontek and LS City records. The likes of Miguel Campbell, Darius www.soundcloud.com/ Syrossian and Miguel davidgarfit
This month we’ve picked some new releases that we think are worthy of some praise. All the releases are by local artists and are out on local labels so check out what we had to say about some of these beauts. Artist: Dale Howard
Artist: James Winter
Artist: Simon Baker
Track: Dont Want it EP
Track: ‘Do What you Want’
Track: Riker EP
Track: Circles EP
Label: Love Not Money
Label: Love Not Money
Label: Fina Records
Label: FullBarr Records
Release Date: 4th June 2012
Release Date: 2nd July 2012
Release Date: Mid June
Release Date: TBA
Like most Dj’s, Dale Howard eventually made the progression from a humble Dj to a bad boy Producer: Quickly making an impression on the Deep house scene. His track ‘Gotta Be Deep’, which was released on Aki Bergen’s ‘Neurotraxx Deluxe’ label, managed to hit the number one spot on Beatport’s Deep House chart. He then followed this up with another two releases ‘Dropout’ and ‘4 hour bang’ which both made it into the Beatport top 10. We picked his Dont Want It EP as another one of our hot releases this month.
At 25 years old James is still fairly new to the game. However in the three years since he started Djing he has been a Movida Corona UK finalist and landed himself two residencies for In:Vision (Leeds) and Apogee Presents...(London). We’ve picked his first release ‘Do What You Want’ as one of our favourites this month. We expect big things from this guy, so keep your eyes peeled!
Simon Baker is a man who needs no introduction. With a string of releases on labels such as Viva music, Leftroom, Cocoon and home label 20:20 vision and a heavy touring schedule that’s seen him play all over the world.
For such a young label, Fulbarr has managed to achieve so much in such a short space of time. With the likes of James Teej, Brendon Moeller and Huxley adding to its ever growing catalogue of releases. We can see nothing but big things on the horizon for owner and founder Arthur Barr. Arthur has gone from your typical teenage beginnings swilling booze and smashing out the tunes on the white isle to a mature and skilful A&R and head honcho of a well respected label. Be on the look out for this chap because we can guarantee his name will be popping up a lot this year!
Check it out here www.soundcloud.com/dalehoward
Check it out here www.soundcloud.com/jameswinter
2012 has seen him put in some serious hours in the studio, working on more new material for labels like Get Physical and Leftroom and also putting together a few cheeky remixes. His upcoming Riker EP is out this month on Fina Records and we give it a big thumbs up! Check it out here
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‘‘RECENTLY I FIND MYSELF INSPIRED BY 80’S ANALOG SYNTH MUSIC LIKE WHAT COM TRUISE AND ANORAAK ARE MAKING’’
THE LEEDS BASED PRODUCER TELLS US HOW THINGS HAVE SOARED SINCE BEING SIGNED TO HOT CREATIONS.
Things seem to have taken off for you over the past 18 months. How has having tracks signed to Hot Creations helped that? Did you have to change anything about your style when you joined the Hot Creations family? Yeah things have been going great, I certainly can’t complain. I think being signed by Hot Creations has played a huge part in getting my name out there and
my focus since then has been on backing up that initial support. I have had some really good responses to my last few releases so hopefully the fans that take the time to follow me are enjoying my music. I don’t think Hot Creations has changed my style. House music is in a unique position at the moment. DJ’s are playing anything from disco to techno, house to dubstep. If you go back as little as 10 years most DJ’s
would play one style and generally tend to stick to that throughout their career. I find my influence comes from so many places. I don’t like to pigeon hole myself to a specific genre. The more gigs I play the more I realise you need to be prepared to adapt to the crowd, and for me that’s the essential skill of the modern DJ. You say that you always enjoyed “pop music based around house
music.” Growing up, what other musical influences did you have? Do you think this shows through in your productions? Well my personal opinion is that pop music has sadly become completely manufactured by the mainstream industry controlled by the likes of Simon Cowell. However when I grew up the charts contained more than one genre of music. You could hear
ance, indie, hip hop, rock and everything else. Some of the best bands and artists came from pop during the 80’s and 90’s. I find influence from so many areas of music. Recently I’m finding myself inspired by 80’s analog synth music like what Com Truise and Anoraak are making. You’ve had some massively good feedback from many artists and big names supporting your tunes. How has this helped you to adapt and grow as an artist? It’s always great to get good feedback from your fellow musicians but it’s equally good to receive bad feedback or should I say constructive feedback. I make a point in sending my new tracks out to a few select people to get honest suggestions on how to improve them before I send anything out to labels. Who do you feel is your biggest influence musically and personally? What influences me constantly changes so I don’t think there is one specific artist who influences everything I do. There are a few select artists who have made me change my perspective at different times during my life. Kerri Chandler, the godfather of house music definitely was the first artist to introduce me to the sound I love today. I remember witnessing great sets from Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos and Reboot in the first few years of becoming a producer. More recently I am inspired by artists who do more than the standard DJ. Theo Parrish is a DJ who sets the bar high with his passion for all music. His constant attention to detail is second to none. I also recently saw the same kind of passion as this in Floating Points, a DJ who is surely set to be a legend in the coming years Where has been your favourite place to play in the past? And this year?
I recently played for Get Satisfied in Bournemouth and I wasn’t expecting too much but the crowd, club and promoters really put together a great night, one of my favourite places to play. I also recently played for Face in Birmingham. It was sold out and I got to warm up for Art Department which was amazing. For me I would love to play at Fabric in London but that’s just a dream at the moment. Your track “missing you” smashes it every time anyone drops it. How does it make you feel seeing people feeling your tunes? Its great feeling and to be honest it’s a bit overwhelming sometimes. It definitely drives me to push myself further and this is why I want to play a live set at some point. So a personal thank you goes out to every person who has supported me or come to my gigs over the last few years. Young promoters and especially first time promoters seem to really be making their mark this year. Who, if anyone has stood out to you as an to you as an individual or a collective?
moment I am just concentrating on my own material, making sure I am always trying new things. I have spoken briefly to a few guys I’m interested in working with but until it actually happens I think its best to keep it under wraps. Do you have any guilty pleasures musically? (laughs) Great question, well I am just looking through my music collection to see if I can find anything really bad. Ok well this isn’t really a guilty pleasure but I am completely obsessed with the Friendly Fires, to the extent of listening to them at least once every day for the past year. How does being a Northern chap go down at parties elsewhere in the UK? And do you find it different to playing at home in Leeds? Well you think you’re Northern then you go to Glasgow and realise you’re actually a Southern fairy in comparison. I really enjoy traveling
around the country, it’s a real privilege to get to travel and play music to so many different crowds. If you could go back and party in any era which one would it be and where in the world would you go? Who would you want to party with. I would love go back to Ibiza in the late 80’s with original summer of love crowd to open roof top parties at Amnesia to the see legendary Alfredo Fiorito. Either that or go back to the early 80’s and be involved with Joy Division and the start of Factory Records. Its currently pissing it down…What would an ideal sunny day for you consist of? An ideal sunny day for me would be to go with a good group of friends, a football, a Frisbee and a crate of ice-cold beers to the park.
Questions by Rob Harris
As the older promoters move on, the new promoters move in to take their place, it’s like a life cycle. I was really impressed with the guys who run ‘Apogee Presents’. They booked me to play their opening night at the Lightbox in London with Huxley, Adam Shelton, Maxxi Soundsystem and Coat Of Arms. They put on a real show and all the artists were well looked after. A lot of collaborations and partnerships have formed within the underground house scene this year. Who would you like to collaborate with and why? There really are so many great up and coming artists at the moment. For me I like to think that a collaboration will come naturally. At the MOVEMENT MAGAZINE | 10
IT TOOK JUST 4 YEARS FOR LOUCHE TO BE VOTED BEST CLUB N I G H T I N T H E C O U N T R Y. S O W H AT A R E T H E Y D O I N G N E X T ?
Louche was created by music lovers, for music lovers back in 2007 at The Mint Nightclub. It's a collective of artwork, music and culture; and is known to be one of the most influential nights in the UK, with debuts from the likes of Visionquest and Seth Troxler. Movemag had the opportunity to catch up with Louche headboys Josh T and Brinsley Kazak to give us the real lowdown...
the idea come from?
Now, first a bit about you guys both of you are from Cambridge, yes?
What do you think of Leeds as a city, and how it has helped your night prosper?.
JOSH: Yeah grew up there and moved up these ways to pursue a degree in popping bubble wrap. I lasted just over a year on the course before deciding it wasn't for me, so joined a music production college in Sheffield part-time, and we started Louche shortly after.
JOSH: People are well up for it. Its amazing when you think about how much Leeds has to offer. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights all have top quality guest DJs playing, even Wednesdays nowadays.
BRINSLEY: Yes both from Cambridge, grew up on
different sides of the tracks though if you know what I mean. Josh was sipping on glass bottles of coke with Prince William while I was stealing 10p Panda Pops from the corner shop. So tell us how you gents met then? JOSH: Through friends of friends in Leeds. We didn't know each other from Cambo. I ended up playing at Brin's birthday party upstairs at BRB on Call Lane if I remember rightly. BRINSLEY: Yeh I gave Josh his big DJ break, headline set at my 20th birthday. Completely blew the roof off, even my Mum was asking for a mix tape from him afterwards. There must be a lot of motive and dedication behind putting on such a big night. Where did MOVEMENT MAGAZINE | 13
JOSH: We really just wanted to DJ at better places than our bedrooms and the occasional ketty afterparty. We had a big group of mates as a nice core base to start the party and our first meeting with the lovely Val at Mint went well so we got the monthly Friday residency. Now here we are, it's come f**king far, and we're so chuffed.
BRINSLEY: You gotta love Leeds haven't you? Tony Yeboah, Pizza Cano, Hyde Park, Distrikt Bar,
Wearing your pyjamas to the shops, grimey basement after parties, Back to Basics, The Original Oak beer garden, Zulfi's Kebabs with extra chilli Sauce, Mint Club, Deals On Wheels, The Corn Exchange, Ticket Sellers, Baguettes from Brod, A bottle of white lightning and 2 pills, The Royal Park, Omar S absolutely killing it at Louche's 4th Birthday, Loads of good friends old and new.
"YOU GOTTA LOVE LEEDS HAVEN’T YOU? TONY YEBOAH, PITZA CANO, HYDE PARK, DISTRIKT, WEARING YOUR PYJAMAS TO THE SHOPS"
Is it true that Louche has nights going on in London now aswell? JOSH: Yep yep. BRINSLEY: Yep we're making some London parties now. We've been asked back to host Room 3 at Fabric on June 30th and we've invited DJ QU & Tevo Howard to join us for the night if you want to get involved and November will see us celebrate our 5th birthday in both London and Leeds. Brinsley, you are living in London now. What differences are there between London and Leeds? How hard is it to get recognised there and have a crowd? BRINSLEY: Yeah been living here nearly two years now and I've never been recognised. I once got mistaken for that guy from The Inbetweeners
but thats about it! For me London and Leeds are the best places to party in the country. I would say the major difference would be that Leeds has a younger crowd which is heavily dominated by students. Leeds has the biggest student population in the country so naturally you’re going to have a lot of young party heads. Of course you have students and locals; old and young folk going out to parties in both cities but you definitely see the difference between the two in terms of age. With there being an older crowd in London I think it’s fair to say that the party goers are generally more knowledgeable, you can put on certain artists and line ups on in London that might go under the radar in Leeds sometimes. But in terms of atmosphere and the party 'going off' so to speak I think Leeds has the edge in terms of consistently seeing a crowd going crazy.
"JOSH WAS SIPPING ON GLASS BOTTLES OF COKE WITH PRINCE WILLIAM WHILE I WAS STEALING 10P PANDA POPS FROM THE CORNER SHOP" I hear Louche is big on festivals and gigs in Europe. You must be very excited about hosting so many arenas and tents. The Garden Festival, (Croatia) for example tell us more about what happened? JOSH: We had such a good time playing for the Garden guys in Croatia last year and must have done a good job, because this year we're hosting
a whole club night rather than just playing like we did in 2011. Dyed Soundorom smashed it as always, and Brins, Tom Frank and myself brought the pain in also. My Croatian, is pretty bloody good now too, I learnt an entire phrasebook 'cos I was bored on last year's flight. Jedno dva piva molim! BRINSLEY: Yeah it was big. I’ve been digging for loads of special records for the gig this year. It's an open air club ‘’I'm told’’ so I’m on the hunt for summer time roasters. We just had Dyed play for us in Mint Club and we played back to back a little at the end. We discussed doing that in Croatia so there may be some tag team going on too... Prosumer is also playing on a boat party in the day and then Nicolas Jaar is performing live just before the club opens ready for us to take the baton.
Josh, I heard you just came back from Thailand. How was it? Could you see any potential for taking Louche there with a special guest performance? JOSH: (laughs) I took some CD's with me hoping to hustle up a little set, but once I was there I realised my music would have gone down like a lead balloon. It's all psy-trance and shit R&B out there. I play shit R&B, but not that shit. Had a sweet time though, it's a wicked country. To be honest did very little partying, was much more of a chiller of a holiday. Went over for my mate Tom's brother's wedding on Koh Samui, sweet as f**k! Where have you always wanted Louche to play? If you could pick one place in the whole world, where would it be? JOSH: Panorama Bar.
BRINSLEY: What he said. Explain to me your musical tastes then chaps. Josh I understand you're a sleazy hip hop and R&B enthusiast. Has this been coming out in your productions recently? JOSH: Our tastes in house and techno music are exactly the same as they always have been. Maybe I play a few BPM slower than Brindog. But yeah, I guess I have been dabbling in other stuff a little bit recently. My last releases B side, 'Yuuki', named after my new nephew had an R&B beat. One of those really filtered snare roll things. I pretty much see myself exactly like Kanye, except not a c**t. Brinsley, will we be seeing any new productions coming from you?
BRINSLEY: (laughs) Well apparently I started about a year ago. Bought myself some monitors and a keyboard; 'All the gear and no idea' is the phrase that springs to mind! If I'm honest i don't have the time and if I was to start producing it would only be to try and boost my DJing which is what I like to do most of the minute. Maybe when I have more time and I fell like I wanna get down in the studio I'll give Josh a call and get him round for some tuition. Who are your inspirations? JOSH: Ah that's a huge question! That I'm not prepared to answer. I like loads of stuff. Movement doesn't have enough pages. Dilla, there's one... and Ste Waite. BRINSLEY: Oh mama! Huge question indeed. It's been inspiring to see some of the original core Louche family breaking through in their own
projects. Guys behind the Leeds nights Butter Side Up and Nocturnal. Hugh Bailey, Hamish Cole, Jonny Sleight, Michael Stockell, Amy Matthams. All these dudes were part of the Louche family at the start so to speak, helping us with promotion, DJing at after parties and pre-parties and generally being the core of our party crew. So it's been amazing to see them smashing it with their own parties now and also DJing here there and every where. It's been great to see friends and family coming up and doing their thing and doing it well. It was a great moment to play back to back with Josh for our Fabric debut as it will be again to play with our young buck resident Bruno Schmidt when we return in June. Seeing our best mates and residents Tom Frank and Matthew Roche doing the business on the decks in Mint Club and beyond even if it it a sight for sore eyes is always great. MOVEMENT MAGAZINE | 14
Is there an idea for a label launch? JOSH: Absolutely. We've got the first three releases kind of on their way. Produced by a selection of our amazingly talented extended family. Its gonna go off. BRINSLEY: Not up for Kanye doing any remixes though mate! Definitley not if it's the way he remixed Taylor Swift on stage! Who was the first artist to play for you guys? JOSH: Crosson and Troxler played the first official Louche. It was Troxlers UK debut, no one knew who this dude was. I'm not even sure if we knew who he was. But the first party we ever threw was an Oxjam charity job, and we booked Paco 'smash out techno' Osuna for that one. What do you look for when choosing headliners? Is it hard is it to make a successful booking? BRINSLEY: Choosing headliners is much like choosing a good restaurant. Are you up for trying that tonight? Have you heard good reports from your friends? Does it have good vegetarian options?
album were sounding ace on that system, it was a mega party. I wouldn't say it was my favourite, probably in my top five though. It’s your 5th Birthday coming up. Can you give us any more info? JOSH: Not yet, wait and see please. Fair enough! Residents are key to creating a fine night. What is it that makes yours so special? JOSH: We can make a human pyramid and hold it for three hours. The louche artwork is always thought provoking. How and who decides what's next? JOSH: Ed Bull. He's a digital art ninja. He came up with the branding, logo and amazing website. But over the years we've had plenty of designers who
all just stick to Ed's template and stylisation. Brins has done loads of flyers over the years. We got a wicked guy called Tom doing them at the minute, even I've done a few. How did it feel to find out that you were nominated for 'Best British Night' by DJ mag back in 2011? BRINSLEY: It felt all warm and fuzzy. So gentlemen where can we expect to see you next? JOSH: Probably swanning about Europe somewhere in speedos. BRINSLEY: On the Victoria line in speedos. . Emily Wilk-Mullis.
MOODY: "I GOT A PROBLEM, A BIG BEAUTIFUL PROBLEM. WE’RE GONNA NEED ANOTHER CAB, I’VE GOT 4 BEAUTIFUL LADIES THAT ARE GOING TO ESCORT ME TO THE CLUB AND GET DOWN FOR THE PARTY."
Tell us more about when Moodymann played. Some say that was the best party yet! What is he like as a person? JOSH: He was an absolute hero and I'd personally agree with your sources it was my best Louche ever. We were expecting him to be a tricky customer, but he was a lovely dude. Brins has a class story about when he went down to pick him up from the hotel. BRINSLEY: So I arrive at the hotel, a little late as usual. Ask the hotel lady to ring up to his room to get him out. She passes the phone to me. Moody: How many people you got in the cab with you? Me: Just the one, why? Moody: I got a problem, a big beautiful problem! We're gonna need another cab. I've got four beautiful ladies that are gonna escort me to the club and get down for the party. So we got another cab and true to his word, four lovely ladies come down with him to the club and he introduced them all on the mic to the crowd, much to their enjoyment and they got down and had a party with us in the DJ booth. We got them drunk as hell and off they went with Moody after he finished his gig. Aside from the sideshow, he played a great set. The new tunes from his new
Catch Louche playing next at the Gottwood Electronic Music and Arts Festival in Anglesey Wales, between the 21st - 24th June. MOVEMENT MAGAZINE | 15
First of all, why the name Gottwood? It’s a long story but basically a hugely intellectual play on words! No joking apart it just made sense to have a light hearted name when your festival is centred around ancient woodland. You’ve seen the success of Gottwood grow each year, you must be beaming. Was this your first foray into festival management or had you had any previous experience? Theres three of us that run gottwood and we’ve all had an involvement in the events industry in some way be it partying, running nights, dj-ing, producing etc. It just seemed like an obvious (but huge) step for us to take. What’s the idea and ethos behind Gottwood and have you managed to stay true to it? Well we started the festival off the back of a hedonistic weekend in berlin about 3 years ago. we we’re at a party that ricardo villalobos had curated on a man made beach, and the vibe just blew our minds. It was so personal, small and the music was so perfect. on the way back we knew we had to try and do something similar at home and this is what we created. What’s the routine for choosing your acts? Are there ever disagreements? T his, and the site layout causes us the most headaches but is also, by far, the most fulfilling part (apart from the actual festival). we speak to all our promoters and work out who we think will work and then we speak to the artists and slowly piece together what becomes a massive jigsaw. We also like to give relatively unknown artists the chance to perform, there are some amazing dj’s out there at the moment and we actually listen to every single demo we get sent! Some people will cite a festival location just as important as the music and entertainment on display. How did you come across this place and what for you made it perfect? It is a site you really have to experience to fully understand how great it is. It’s got amazing woodland and lakes, it’s a short walk away from the beach and is an official area of outstanding natural beauty. The best thing about it is that we have hardly unlocked any of the areas it has to offer....so every year we have more to add. Another great thing about the site is that the woods are so dense that you are covered - so forget ever having to worry about being stuck in the mud for the weekend! It’s great to see Leeds favourites Louche and absentminds on the bill. You appear to have your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in electronic music all over the country, how do you manage to keep on top of it all? We take our jobs very seriously, which means we have to party a lot to keep on top of our “research”!
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HIDEOUT FESTIVAL 2012 29th June 1st July
For many of us the summer party destination of choice is the white isle of Ibiza, but in recent years a more mainlaind experience has joined the club in the form of Croatia. The latest addition has now arguably become the strongest addition going by the name of Hideout. We catch up with one of their founders, Mark Newton, to talk all things Pag. Words by Joe Morris / Photos courtesy of Hideout Festival
t’s a far cry from working in a shovel factory and putting on college events at your local rugby union to hosting diverse, electronic music festivals in an untapped region of the Balkans in just a little over ten years, but that’s exactly where Mark Newton promoter of Hideout now finds himself. Movement Magazine spent a candid afternoon with him to find out about his journey and what this year’s Hideout event will yield. “I originally wanted to get into law but when that didn’t work out I had to think about what else I could do. Since the age of 14 I found myself obsessed with dance music, managing to get into clubs underage and then soon I started to run massive coach parties to nights all over the north. I worked out I could get something out of the clubs for this and I’d get them to give me ticket allocations which I’d then sell on.” Around the same time whilst at Huddersfield College Mark spotted an opportunity to utilise his love of dance music and put his event organisation nous into practice. “They used to have these student nights at the Union with really naff music and I thought ‘Nah, I can do better than this!’ So my mates and I would start DJ’ing and they
became a real success and from then on I thought this is definitely what I want to do”. In 2002 when Mark left college a new Events Management course was rolled out at Leeds Metropolitan which naturally caught his eye: “My parents weren’t too keen on the idea but straight away I met a load of like-minded people who were all into the same things as I was”. It was these newly forged friendships that led Mark to put on his first parties in Leeds, which became the drum & bass night Tremors at Think Tank - now Wire. “Drum & bass was huge in Leeds at the time and I met Wilf who eventually became my business partner in Metropolis. He was doing the night in Manchester and I persuaded him to bring it to Leeds to join with me as I didn’t want to carry on with doing Tremors any longer”. While continuing to cement the Metropolis brand in Leeds the pair also did numerous successive events with the Warehouse Project in Manchester, which was a relationship that was to become strong later on. Several seasons spent working in Ibiza followed for Mark promoting Metropolis and running various nights and it was here he landed a promotions job for Ibiza Rocks. Mark was managing Martin Doorly at the time who was their summer resident and Andy McKay, the owner of Ibiza Rocks, showed an interest in what Mark was doing and offered him to MOVEMENT MAGAZINE | 18
"FOR ME YOU GET ATTRACTED TO AN EVENT BY HEADLINERS BUT YOU COME AWAY HAVING BEEN EDUCATED BY SMALLER ACTS THAT YOU’VE MAYBE NOT HEARD OF" take over promotions. “I was supposed to be on a chilled holiday at the time after working the last few seasons, but I’d been there six weeks and was getting bored, so I thought ‘Why not?’. Working for Andy at Ibiza Rocks further concreted relations which would become important in the near future. Mark had already started working with Dan Blackledge from Wax:On whom he had met in 2007 running joint shows together, and so the natural step was for Mark, Andy and Dan to join forces and become partners in which they set up ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor’. ‘Reclaim…’ burst onto the Ibiza club scene in June 2009 and became a dynamic new venture as the first event on the White Isle to showcase headline acts from the electro, dubstep and drum & bass scenes. With two amazing seasons firmly under their belts, Mark, Dan and Andy took the decision to merge ‘Reclaim…’ with the Warehouse Project and launched Hideout which took place on Zrce Beach in Croatia in the summer of 2011. Initial fears of everyone involved of having to re-mortgage houses and sell cars were immediately quashed when on the day the festival was announced their Facebook page received over 2000 members and two hundred tickets were sold. “It’s the easiest thing I’ve ever had to book. We’ve had the creative freedom to say ‘These are
the artists we want’, and then plan a line-up that we’re all into. Normally with big events we plan a line up and look back to what we’d planned in the first place, its two completely different shows”. This is refreshing for Movement to hear; we suggest to Mark that normally you’d expect these events to be shackled by budget constraints or try to emulate what others are doing. ‘’Our attitude at Hideout and with other events is a combo of the two. I wouldn’t say we look at other people and try to copy and we book headliners who we know will appeal, but we spend as much time booking the second tier artists. For me you get attracted to an event by headliners but you come away having been educated by smaller acts that you’ve maybe not heard of. That for me is exactly what we want it to be” With talk of Croatia battling Ibiza as the clubbers summer destination of choice, we ask Mark if he’s found it easy to incorporate his background in dubstep and drum & bass along the tried and tested sounds of house and techno. “Well the whole idea behind Hideout is to create an electronic festival that appealed to everyone in an unchartered territory. With Ibiza, everyone’s got their preconceptions and it’s very much set in its ways. I’m well into Ibiza, I’ve worked out there since I was young but we kind of just decided that we wanted to take a step
go somewhere that no-one else was and create our own thing”. And it’s not just the wider choice in music which Mark and the Hideout crew are hoping will attract the punters. With Ibiza continuing to burn ever increasing holes in your wallet, Croatia is starting to offer a serious alternative and it’s the low cost which Mark attributes the success of the first year. “You’re paying £99 for three days of actual festival plus three days beforehand of entertainment. Plus daytime entertainment and that’s the price of two club tickets in Ibiza. This is aimed more at people who want a bit of adventure. If you fly into somewhere like Dubrovnik you have to drive down the coast of Croatia and it’s an absolutely amazing country. When you first drive onto the Island of Pag, it’s a good two or three miles before you hit any big houses or towns or anything so your just looking around and it’s so desolate but so beautiful at the same time. It’s one
of those places where you just really take the setting in when your there”. So with Hideout now in its second year, we wanted to know if Mark and the rest of the organisers feel comfortable in doing it all again. Are they confident it would sell out and could it attract a wider audience this year? “Yeah, because last year sold a good number of tickets, we sold out. So we decided to increase the capacity. If this many people came in year one with us announcing it at the end of February rather than announcing it when we did this year; people were coming back home to England telling everyone how good it was and artists telling everyone how good it was. We asked ourselves ‘Do we realistically think we can increase the capacity by a large amount and still sell it out?’ and we were pretty sure we could to be honest”. It’s often said that word of mouth is the best marketing tool a promoter can have in their favour and so it proved to be with Hideout. It was this coupled with a clever viral campaign that was to be such a winning formula for them in the first year. With a core following quickly developing in Leeds it was assumed that this was a Leeds run festival given that Wax:On and Metropolis were behind it. We asked Mark if they consciously wanted it to be linked with the city? “I think it’s good that it is associated with Leeds
because our office is here and the majority of the promoters are from here but I want it to be a national thing. That’s why we’ve got so many clubbing partners involved like Brighton and Bristol all the way up to Edinburgh and Glasgow. I want it to be UK wide. That was the key thing, we wanted it to be so everyone knew someone that was playing or a friend of a friend and I think that worked really well last year”. So with things seemingly shaping up nicely for this year’s event Movement wanted to look ahead to what the future might hold for Hideout. Is there a long term plan or is it just a case of taking one event at a time? “We’re already planning 2013. Obviously the more confident people are such as the owners of the beach, the local council and the police the more they’ll let us do it. There are more surprises for this year’s Hideout that people wouldn’t have expected last year and more so in 2013. There will be a lot more daytime activity in 2012 than there was in 2011. We have headliners playing through the day at pool parties and we’ll announce more details closer to the time. We’ve secured some locations outside of the festival site so there’s going to be a few secret parties. We’ve found three new locations, two of them we’ll use this year and then all three in 2013”. One of the things that make Hideout so special, and in fact many of the festivals
appearing in Croatia are the regular boat parties. Headline DJ’s can be seen spinning or individual promoters and labels hosting their own unique voyages. Being situated on a beach along such a stunning coastline gives the festival the perfect opportunity to offer something many other festivals can’t. “We had Jamie Jones playing on a boat last year to 300 people” Mark tells us animatedly. “That’s the sort of thing that makes memories for people. The best thing with the boat parties is you get off the boat at 9 o’clock and you’re like, ‘Wow, I’ve just seen the sunset on a boat listening to some of my favourite DJ’s. Now I’ll have a beer in a couple of bars around Novalja and then go to a festival straight afterwards’. You’ve already had that experience where you could quite happily go home that night, go to bed and be happy with what you’ve done but you’ve got the festival on top of it as well”. The future for Hideout looks set to be bright, and with the local authorities giving the festival their backing everything appears set in place for it to grow and grow. “We’ve had messages from everyone involved in the town and local government saying thank you. The people there said they were expecting ‘Ibiza Uncovered’ and Brits abroad but they said everyone was really friendly and very polite. Even when they were drunk and noisy there was no trouble. They were really happy with it all”. Mark and the rest of the organisers are keen to monopolise on what is becoming a burgeoning party destination by forming links with other promoters in the region. Already there have been shows in Hungary and Bosnia under the Wax:On and Metropolis banners and Mark advocates that dance music in these places is going to continue to grow. “The whole Balklands and Eastern Europe region in general are getting into electronic music, there’s a lot of scope over there and the promoters are really cool. They work with us on everything. So there’s a load of other exciting projects we’re going to look into”. Joe Morris. 2012 Headliners: RICARDO VILLALOBOS / CHASE & STATUS / LOCO DICE / ANNIE MAC / SKREAM & BENGA / JAMIE JONES / SETH TROXLER / SBTRKT / SUB FOCUS / SPECIAL GUEST: SKRILLEX / + Many many more.
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WITH SUMMER TANTALISINGLY CLOSE IT’S somewhat ironic, or perhaps typical, that the Great British weather plummets to near Baltic temperatures and deals out a dusting of snow on the day I meet with Nick Colgan; one of the organisers of the increasingly popular boutique Garden Festival in Croatia to talk about this year’s programme. What started out as a group of friends taking a vacation off the beaten path in Zadar, stumbling across and transforming a disused seventies nightclub and bar complex
in the grounds of a village hotel, has now grown into what is arguably one of the hottest fixtures in the European party calendar, spawning several competing events in the region and rivalling Ibiza as the discerning clubbers summer destination of choice. “We first opened the bar in Zadar on top of the old medieval walls which is really a chill out place and somewhere to eat and relax” Nick begins. “But we wanted somewhere we could
invite over friends and people we knew from our time working in the music industry to hold an intimate, family vibe event”. With unseasonable weather keeping numbers low in 2006, the festival grew almost exclusively by word of mouth so much so that by 2008 some 3500 people attended and the decision was taken to scale back to 2000 for future events, with the feeling this is the optimum number the Garden needed. “We just wanted to retain that intimate, family
vibe and felt that 2000 was enough people. 2000 was enough people. We want people to come enjoy and the festival of course but we also like them to have a holiday. Many people now come for a whole week taking trips to the nearby waterfalls or visit the many beautiful islands just off the coast” While I point out that the success of the Garden is undoubtedly responsible for the explosion of other boutique festivals along the Adriatic and within Croatia itself, I ask Nick does this pose any challenges in terms of competition? “We see it as a compliment and it brings a whole new vibe to the area and competition is never a bad thing. It doesn’t cause us problems in terms of numbers as the Garden always sells out, but we have to be cleverer with our booking. We can’t throw silly money at artists; we try and go for newer, up and coming acts that fit what the festival is about”.
"MANY PEOPLE NOW COME FOR A WHOLE WEEK TAKING TRIPS TO THE NEARBY WATERFALLS OR VISIT THE MANY BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS JUST OFF THE COAST" And with the UK festival market going through something of a difficult patch due to saturation and increasingly more people looking to the continent for their summer festival fix, Nick tells me the Garden is pitched perfectly to capitalise. “I think there are a couple of reasons for that. Coming abroad you can incorporate a holiday and have a party for the same money you would spend during a weekend in the UK and now a lot of them are corporate run events they have lost that intimacy and become quite impersonal.” But after five years of building something very special at Petrčane disappointing news came at the end of 2011; Hotel Piňja who control the operating licence for the site would not be allowing the Garden to renew this for another year, so a new site had to be located. “It was a slap in the face and came totally unexpected” Nick says with obvious sadness. ”We’d had five amazing years and were looking to build on what we’d started so to have it taken away from us was a shock”. Regular visitors to the Garden Festival need
not be concerned the magic of Petrčane will be lost; the new location at Tisno boasts everything that became so loved previously such as the Tikki Bar & Stage, Barberallas club and most importantly the infamous daily boat parties. While the new Barberellas is no longer on site but just a short ride away, the club promises to house all 2000 festival attendees in an open air venue all night long and what looks to be the coup de grace this year is that for the very first time on-site accommodation will be provided. Nick enthuses: “We have 80 air-conditioned apartments and a campsite of Indian Shikar tents all with electric fans, lighting, roper beds and mosquito nets, separate dressing rooms and a porch area; all of which are built up on the hills overlooking our own private bay”. Moving onto the music Nick tells me what to expect from this year’s programme. “We have guys we like to work with every year like Greg Wilson, 2020 Soundsystem and PBR Streetgang who are all returning but we have some exciting debut performances this year from Nicolas Jaar, Dyed Soundorom, Solomun, David August and Tiger & Woods”. Amongst some of the club crews holding parties during the weekend are Leeds’ own Louche and I asked Nick what their relationship is with them and how they came to be involved. “We work closely with Futureboogie and Dave Harvey threw their hat into the ring as a good addition to the festival on account of them being a successful brand back in the UK. We always like to work with people who have a good scene of their own going on so it made sense for us to invite them over”.
Our chat comes to an end and the snow outside fades away as the sun finally peers from behind the clouds to remind us once more that summer is coming. If you can’t wait until July the Garden are holding various parties around the UK in the run up to the festival. Joe Morris
Live Acts: 2020 SOUNDSYSTEM / EGLO feat FATIMA & OLIVER DAY SOUL / FREE SCHOOL / NICOLAS JAAR / NO FAKIN / PILLOW TALK / TIGER & WOODS / YESKING / + Many more.
Date / Location: 4th - 11th July 2012 The Garden Tisno, Croatia Tickets: thegardenfestival.eu
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JUNE 27TH 2009 SAW SOMETHING VERY special, a fresh and new open-air day event that would shape up to be one hell of a party. The well-respected Luciano, ‘Poker Flat’ founder Steve Bug and underground house enthusiast Adam Shelton, joined the legendary Sven Vath at Temple Newsam, Leeds. Cocoon In The Park is completely unique at this stage. It’s the only Cocoon open-air event within the UK that is endorsed and set within 1500 acres of historic grounds, it creates it’s own vibrant atmosphere. Heavyweight tech label Cocoon takes what some people might class as its spiritual home on the White Isle. Originally based in Frankfurt where the brand holds regular parties, it’s perhaps more famously recognised for it’s star-studded Monday night residency at Amnesia, Ibiza. But if this is out of your budget than CITP is definitely for you. Settling at the 16th century ground of Temple Newsam, the day festival has continued to grow
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and gain a firm place in the calendar of house heads around the UK. Since the debut of the Cocoon spectacle, joining Sven Vath in 2010 and 2011 the event has seen impressive sets from Loco Dice, Reboot, Ricardo Villalobos and man of the moment Seth Troxler. This draws our attention to July 7th where Cocoon again takes over Leeds. Joining ‘Papa Sven’ this year we can expect a hard-hitting set from Berlin favourite Cassy. She has an eye for unique house music that can range from deep and underground to a harder techno-influenced sound, Cassy represents this through her self-titled label. Tunisian DC10 resident, Desolat founder and all round leading name, Loco Dice. His well-selected sets represent his vast music knowledge, whilst the diversity of Dice’s productions has gone from strength to strength on each release. After the recent worldwide success of the intimate ‘Under 300’ tour, expect a heavy techno infused spectacle. The trendy Visionquest brand lay an impressive
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hand with owners Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves. The Detroit founded label has impressed with their releases that range from Dinky to Footprintz. Fun yet intense sound is expected, with a lot of summer anthems to be heard. The ever growing, ever impressive yearly exhibition is yet again set to be another huge hit. Prime location, experienced line up, and in the prime of the summer. This is one event that is certainly not to be missed. Jordan Gray Cocoon In The Park - July 7th - 11am - 11pm Temple Newsam, Leeds. Website: cocooninthepark.com Tickets: 1st £35 / 2nd £43 / VIP £75 cocooninthepark.com/tickets.html
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ACROSSTHE PENNINES. Contents manchester We packed our weekend bag as we once again took the short journey across the Pennines to find out how our mates our doing.
We catch up with the fast growing record label “Hidden” and find out why they’re so confident.
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Say hello to The New Warehouse Project as we bring everything from their launch party.
We catch up with Mancunian heavyweights “Zutekh” ahead of their jet setting summer.
Something very discreet is occurring with our friends in Manchester and it’s come in the form of the Hidden Label. We catch up with founder, Charlie Darbyshire, to find out why they’re so secretive. Who, Where and Why? If you’d care to know the answers then follow this trail... Who are we? A couple of people from around the UK homeland, raised on a staple diet of bad weather and dance music. Some of us are darkly, some of us are blaxx, some of us are the colour of the space between the blanks. Together we’re a fully functioning party performance bumper pack. We enjoy dancing, strolls on the beach and waving our hands in the air to house music... Our first release earlier this year was ‘Say’ by Oxford duo Cubiq. We used to blog about Jamie & Carlos before we started the label, so when the HDN platform was complete it seemed fitting that they should be our first release on the speakers. Featuring the sultry vocals of De Souza on the A-side, and the back to basics re-rub from deep house producer Timmy P. We couldn’t have been happier that our first release had said exactly what we wanted to say. Our sophomore release comes from Malin Genie a true purveyor of that gritty deep house sensation. Slapping you like a goodfella on the acapella, expect wayward Stingray operatics and kick drums galore. Release date is TBA, but it’s definitely coming to a digital portal near you soon.
In the next few months Hidden Lab will be conducting underground experiments at the secret sessions lair with the Drop the Mustard boys in Manchester. DTM & HDN will be bringing you a safe dose of tried and tested research music from the likes of Alex Blaxx & Timmy P, who have recently received support from premier league producers such as Detroit Swindle, Adam Shelton, Jet Project, Shur-i-khan, Hector Couto and Stefano Esposito. You can also expect some newbie tricks and flavours from up and coming producers Krywald, Farrer, Arturo Bravo, Oli Hackett, Elysium Alps, Croz, Thom Autonomy and Charles Darkly. Each release shall come with the true proficiency of dance music attached, as well as a free semi mythical musical grow kit. (Results and tones may vary.) Where can you find us? Hidden amongst your house music, just to the left of your full body jack, past your local disco-tech, then take the stairs to your headphones, and when you get home we’ll be sleeping with your sound system. Why do you care? Doesn’t matter. You read it anyway.
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THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT How it went down.......exclusive images FROM THE LAUNCH NIGHT AT THE NEW WAREHOUSE PROJECT
The pillars have been unveiled, the lights have been shone and the speakers have been firmly rinsed by what could classed as the strongest line up to date. The New Warehouse opened its doors for the first time at Easter and we were there to see it! Change is not always a thing that is forced upon you, sometimes change is needed to evolve. For five years The Warehouse Project had dominated Manchester’s nightlife from underneath the archways of Piccadilly train station. From that hub, their own converted space of lights, music and portable toilets, they created a venue that was not only important for Manchester itself, but for the music scene of the north. Over that half-decade many memories were formed from the black dust of that car park. What’s my favourite? That’s simple, Moderat playing ‘Rusty Nails’ on December 17th, 2011. It is memories like these that I and so many others associate with Store Street, something that I didn’t want to lose upon hearing the news that 2011 would be it’s final year under the arches. What’s that old saying? ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it?’ I had that mentality about the whole thing. Fast-forward a few months to April 8th, 2012. By that time we had already been told of the new location and the weekend’s line-up that welcomed Loco Dice, Eric Prydz, Claude Von Stroke, James Zabiela and Carl Craig to the unknown space.
However, trying to imagine what it was like inside at that point was like playing with a new toy while it’s still in its wrapping paper. As I made my way inside something became very clear to me. I was wrong. Throughout the night I had overheard a number of people describe the venue. One such comment compared it to “Mad Max on acid”. Another patron said, “Its like everybody I love in the world is here, all with their arms in the air”. Whatever the verdict was on the night one thing was clear, 5000 people had been converted and Trafford Park was the new home of The Warehouse Project.
As I walked into the main room to the sounds of Carl Craig’s ‘69’, it portrayed The Warehouse Project’s willingness to experiment. Loco Dice showcased a brand of thumping house and techno that has made him one of the most respected producers of our time. Maya Jane Coles, Julio Bashmore and Eats Everything demonstrated why the British electronic music scene is so exciting at the moment, and XXXY, Damu and Krysko represented the homegrown talent of Manchester. After leaving I realised that nothing significant had changed for me. The Warehouse Project isn’t about the venue or the lighting displays, that’s just a bonus. It’s about the music, the atmosphere, those experiences you find nowhere else. They become our ‘memories’, and those haven’t changed one bit.
So the time has come for us to sit with Mancunian heavy weights Zutekh. James Crossan, Damian Simon, Daniel Henriquez, Dave Duffy and Richie Hall make up the team that has placed the club night firmly on the map. Lets find out how they did it. How did Zutekh begin? What was the original idea behind it? From its humble beginnings in a function room above a Turkish shish restaurant in Manchester’s curry mile Zutekh has become a strong contender in the city’s competitive house and techno scene in just over three years. First originated in Derry, Ireland before moving to Manchester in September 2008, the initial idea was to get our close circle of friends together for a party and showcase some of the DJ’s that we wanted to see that weren’t playing in the city at the time alongside our own residents to play the music we love. The parties organically grew month by month until we moved to, at the time, a new untested venue in the city and our now home Soundcontrol. We utilised the industrial basement space to create our own underground identity with the use of visuals and projections around the concrete walls. Our DJ box is situated directly on the dancefloor with a raised area that people can dance overlooking it so the vibe for both the crowd and the DJ feels really connected. What really binds the parties together is the crowd’s eagerness to hear new music. We honestly believe that we have the best crowd in the city, everyone is friendly and it is a real good vibe in there; that is what makes any DJ we have on want to play their best! What kind of DJs can we expect to see play at Zutekh? Over the last three years we have been lucky enough to book some of what we feel are the best DJs in world to play in such an intimate surrounding. We have had in no particular order Tiefschwarz, M.A.N.D.Y., Cassy, DJ T, Richy Ahmed, Subb-an, Dinky, Matt Tolfrey, Dyed Soundorom, Terry Francis, Midland, Craig Richards, Dan Ghenacia, Jef K, Ryan Crossan, Clive Henry, Slam, Lee Foss, Hector, Chris Duckenfield as well as holding down a residency with Adam Shelton.
What are the future plans for the parties in the coming months? Last year we hosted two outdoor courtyard parties alongside our close friends and promoters Tpot in Manchester which turned out to be both really special days. The courtyard feels like an old New York back alley, it’s got a really raw feel, iron staircases overlooking the dancefloor area and an amazing soundsystem that we bring in each event – its buzzing. We’ve managed to get licences for a series of ten special parties over the summer to do some amazing daytime parties – as the capacity is limited to 150 people in the space; these are really going to go off this year. We have got some of the best DJs from around the world to come and play for us over these ten dates – for anyone that hasn’t been it should definitely be done over this summer. We’re also playing for the second year running at both Parklife Festival in Manchester and Hideout Festival in Croatia – both were massive highlights last summer so we’re really looking forward to going back! MOVEMENT MAGAZINE | 32
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AQUA New Men’s Denim Collection Aqua give us some tips on preventing colour loss and shrinkage and tell us about their new denim collection. A modern perspective on denim: Aqua’s first season of a growing spectrum of denim fits focuses on leaner shapes, premium cloth and slick minimal branding.
Introducing the New Fits, GREEN & BLUE. BLUE; this style is cut straight yet very lean for a modern take on the straight leg jean. Close fitting with a standard rise allowing for these jeans to be worn lower down on hips comfortably. GREEN; cut tight on the leg with a little more room around the rise to keep this style slick yet urban. Our dislike of most tight jeans lay in the fact that the rise was often too short to wear down low on the hips which is why we cut ours with enough room to keep a slouchy feel on this tight style.
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Already a Corn Exchange gem, thereâ€™s more to this boutique than meets the eye, as we find out. Primarily a male boutique, Dirty Girl provides the latest and best in street and urban fashion at extremely reasonable prices; stocking clothes from independent UK labels such as Whyme?, Who? XCVB, Lazy Oaf and Less clothing. They also offer an extensive range of accessories including hats, sunglasses and jewellery and with their collection of one-size graphic print teeâ€™s and vests, even girls could find something to wear from here. The store is situated upstairs in the prestigious Corn Exchange and with its hand painted wall mural, eclectic music and artwork by local artists Yasmina Vulgarity and Mikey Brain this intimate shop offers a cool and trendy vibe. The concept for the store was formed and created here in Leeds and after opening its doors in September 2011 Dirty Girl has strived to offer more than just a shop; they have an online fashion blog and have hosted rooms at various nights including Teknicolor at Mint Club and Wax:On & Bigger than Barry presents SBTRKT.
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WHAT are YOU SAYING? We leave Movement HQ and head to the streets to see what you’re wearing and ask. ‘What are you saying?’
Since its launch in 2004, Swedish brand Cheap Monday has opened stores all over Britain, producing premium denim at affordable prices. Sandy Garside, 21 is the perfect advertisement for their jeans which have fast become the skinny jean to own. Teamed with Ben Sherman shoes and an American Apparel top, Sandi even manages to make rocking a backpack look good!
These high wasted American Apparel leggings are the cheaper alternative to the ever so popular but quite pricey ‘disco pants’ that every girl in Leeds seems to have in their wardrobe. We think Darcy Budsworth, 19 oozes trendy street style by teaming her leggings with a Primark crop and Converse whilst listening to Kendrick Lemar on her Dr Dre headphones.
We spotted Frazer Simpkins, 18 a mile off in this bright red vintage Kappa jumper from Redneck clothing in Leeds. Teamed with his hat, Primark trousers and old school Adidas trainers this boy from Nottingham looks effortlessly cool; an unsuspecting primary education student who promises to ‘teach the kids some swag.’’
The tweed blazer is a fashion must and has the power to turn any outfit smart and chic. Emilio Vazquez, 18 bought his from a vintage fashion fair which is the perfect place to pick this staple item up for a good price. Emilio loves shopping vintage, with a bag from Blue Rinse and second hand watch.
Julie Costello a 33 year old teacher reminds us why it’s a good idea to shop on eBay. She’s teamed her bargain shirt with some shorts from Urban Outfiftters, Doc Martin Brogues and coat from Topshop. We don’t remember our school teachers being this stylish!
American Apparel seems to be a favourite amongst Leeds shoppers; we love how Bryony Seth, 22 mixes high street and vintage by digging out some old shoes she bought from a Spanish market stall and bag she found after rooting through the local vintage shops.
FOUR CORNERS OF LEEDS Leeds Kitchen
Fronted by celebrity chef James Martin, The Leeds Kitchen offers an exquisite dining experience perfect for a weekend treat or special occasion. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of Alea Casino at Clarence Dock. On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff who continued to offer us exceptional service throughout our three courses. The robust menu offers a good range of dishes which on further research have all been sourced locally. The king scallop starter is a show stopping dish, with the crispy black pudding complementing the scallops perfectly. For main I had the duck breast that came with confit croquettes and vanilla apple, again I couldn’t fault this dish, the meat was served pink and cooked to perfection. I would recommend The Leeds Kitchen if you want something a little bit special, with the average price of a main course at around £16. Our meal was rounded off perfectly with a mouth watering chocolate tart and vodka panacotta.
Revolution Electric Press Although Revolution is primarily a vodka bar and usually associated with weekend drinking, the restaurant at Electric press offers a nice surprise. We were lucky enough to go along and try out their new summer menu which offers a wide range of dishes perfect for lunch or an early evening meal. The king prawn and smoked salmon linguini is served with asparagus, peas and rocket in a creamy sauce. This is a simple pasta dish that is surprisingly tasty and light; a good choice when the weather is warm and you can sit outside on Millennium Square. I had the smoked salmon and serrano ham open sandwich, again a perfect choice for a summer lunch, served with a small shot of nuts, fruit and seeds which give the side salad a little something extra. For me, the food served at this vodka bar is easily comparable to that from a restaurant and offers such a high standard of food for such reasonable prices. The average price of a main is £9 and with their ‘Mega Mondays’ 50% off deal you could eat here on a Monday for less than £5!
Jake’s Bar Since 2004 Jake’s Bar has cemented itself as a Call Lane favourite and having started this year with a great, New York loft style refurbishment and new menu we were excited to stop by Jake’s Bar, and check it out. We took advantage of the 3 for 2 small plates during cocktail hour (£4.95 each), perfect for couples or small groups and the presentation of the food allows for easy sharing with its tapas style English dishes. Upon arriving the welcoming staff recommended three dishes from their ever changing home-cooked choices and we were not disappointed. The first dish we tried was ‘five spice and tea spare ribs’; a recipe created by a schoolchild as part of a competition and the taste was amazing, so unique but not in the slightest overpowering and the meat just fell from the bone. Second we had the ‘home-cooked stew of the day’ with wedges, traditional choice but it had the perfect combo of flavours to keep it dancing on the tongue longer than any stew I’ve had for a long while. Finally we enjoyed the ‘cumberland sausage with caramelised onion’, another traditional choice but the caramelised onion sauce gave the sausages an irresistible flavour. With all this for less than £10 and their varied selection of spirits and cocktails maybe it’s time you checked out what else is new at Jake’s Bar.
Urban Turka This luxurious Indian at Brewery wharf is a hidden gem and for just £14 with a PG voucher, we ate like kings! Tucked away behind Oracle bar in Brewery Wharf, Urban Turka has an inconspicuous exterior yet the moment I entered the restaurant I was stunned by the impressive décor and the fantastic view of the River Aire - a real hidden gem! The menu is simple and uncomplicated unlike many Indian restaurants and boasts a great selection of the classic Indian favourites along with some superb signature dishes. Packed with authentic flavour and spices Urban Turka’s menu really delivers. Courtesy of PGVouchers. co.uk we enjoyed a mixed starter with poppadoms, a main meal each along with naan, rice and a side dish all for just £14! The food was sensational, fresh and exciting and exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be visiting Urban Turka again very soon and recommending the restaurant to all of my friends.
junk shop Junk Shop - Winner of The BOMA Awards for ‘Best Independent Retailer in Manchester’ 2010 is a pioneer in restyled and reworked clothing. But Junk is much more than just a retail space; it’s a place to imagine and create, inspiring individuality and self-expression, as well as opening opportunities for young designers Its uniqueness comes from understanding their environmental and community responsibility, always striving to apply its green ethics and infuse enjoyment to the consumer experience. Junk Shop believes in promoting ecological fashion and recycling to the people of Manchester. With the passion and belief for sustainable living and the environment, Junk tries to open others’ eyes to the concept of
imaginative recycling. Junk source all of their materials from a variety of places, such as previously unsold clothing from charity shops and textile recyclers. Then up-cycling net curtains, vintage table clothes and children’s bed sheets into quirky tops and dresses. Selling all of their recycled riches and reworked styles under their own label ‘Jumble Made in the Mill’, along with an array of stunning vintage items and their own Luna jewellery range. To find Junk Shop 2 Dale Street Manchester, M1 1JW Visit online www.junkshopuk.com/
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PLANNER Thursday 21
Gottwood Festival anglesey, Wales
Cecille showcase - Nick Curly, Pirupa, h2 sankeys, Manchester
shine : K-klass , allister Whitehead, Gallery dJ’s The Warehouse, Leeds
Continue – Local heroes – Lando Kal (hotflush recordings), Edit select, damu [live], irfan rainy, Jozef K, selective hearing sankeys, Manchester
Wolfgang Gartner, Juan Kidd, The dutch rudder and More TBC sankeys, Manchester
saTurday 7 Cocoon in the Park 2012 Temple Newsam
substance presents The roses aftershow pt. 1 - Todd Terry / Graeme Park sankeys, Manchester
hideout Festival 2012 Zrce Beach, Croatia substance presents The roses aftershow pt. 1 - Todd Terry / Graeme Park sankeys, Manchester
hideout Festival 2012 Zrce Beach, Croatia
Kadence Launch Party With special Guest dOCTOr dru (Exploited/Jeudi records/ Germany) Wire, Leeds
The Garden Festival Tisno, Crotia
size Matters - aN21 & Max Vangelli, Juan Kidd, Mr Pedros. sankeys, Manchester
saTurday 14 Treehouse - Back To The roots - Chez damier, Ellesse, us & Them, si’Ke dJs, angus Jefford, Perry Louis sankeys, Manchester
mono_cult & Wax:On The Faversham, Leeds
saTurday 21 diynamic 2diy4 showcase adriatique, Thylamoid, Liem, Ellesse sankeys, Manchester
Friday 27 Continue in association with dimensions Festival present… Benjamin damage & doc daneeka (50 Weapons), Jozef K, Conor Faktion, 31 sankeys, Manchester
saTurday 28 speedQueen - The summer solstice The Warehouse, Leeds
system Presents Cocoon in The Park 2012 - after Party Mint Warehouse, Leeds
John dahlback, Juan Kidd, The dutch rudder and More TBC sankeys, Manchester
Back To Basics Presents soul Clap The Warehouse, Leeds Kaluki - Visionquest Label showcase - Lee Curtiss [live], shaun reeves, ryan Crossan, Tale of us. sankeys, Manchester
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