For those in the know, Leeds Victoria Works will be the place to be each week throughout the transitional season, with its strongest run of warehouse parties to date.
The hangar-like, awesome in the true sense of the word, 3 roomed warehouse is a raw, spare, perfect rave den. Un-spoiled by chintzy decor and fancy frills and instead housing a DJ stage, lasers, smoke machine and a few scattered seats as well as a large bar and pin point sound system.All the venue needs, then, to come alive and offer a pure and exciting experience akin to acid house parties of the past, is a group of varied but equally wised up clubbers with a shared interest in shape shifting (of the sort which have made previous parties with the likes of Carl Cox, Deadmau5, Sasha & Digweed beautiful memories) and some mouth watering electronica, so here goes...
Sat 26th September
Rolling techno and piston pumping house, white noise tinges and emotional breakdowns these are the sounds Dubfire has used to climb right to the top of the electronic ladder and to slots alongside Sven Vath at his famous Cocoon night in Ibiza.His own label Sci-Tec sets a high electronic standard, as does the second guest Jesse Rose.Known for having shaken up house with his restless basslines and energetic stylings, hes s at home at Panorama Bar Berlin as he is Space Ibiza.As well as loads more acts, Londons fidget/breaks crew Chew the Fat! host the second arena.
Sat 3rd October
We Love... roll into town tonight, with a couple of headline acts who rule underground floors like Fabric and Sankeys; make music which tops charts and set trends on labels like Get Physical, BPitch and Mobilee, and who craft club sets which earn them critical acclaim.Representing German duo M.A.N.D.Y will be Patrick, who delves into the dark and wonky side of house and techno: rough and ready, it will take your mind as well as your feet. Voorn is an experienced hand who weaves melodies and synths into delicate patterns of emotive music and is responsible for one of the mix CDs of the year after jamming over 100 tracks into his 2 CD mix for Balance.Theres also Balearic, uplifting and twisted house and more from Cagedbaby, Jonathon Ulysses, Serge Santiago and more.
Sat 10th October
Groove Armada take up the stage with a full set up tonight, ready to blast out their tune-laden back catalogue.Unbeatably fun and dancefloor orientated, GAs big room house and electro bumpers will add warmth to an Autumnal eve, as will the more raucous sounds of the support they bring with them... Doorly, Purrfect with Loose Cannons and more.
Sat 17th October
Crazy Ibiza night Circoloco hosts tonight, and is sure to bring some of that crazy spirit to Leeds, along with a long line of current electronic champions. Timo Mass, Tania Vulcano, Jamie Jones, Tato, Simon Baker, Clive Henry and more all feature.Between them they release some of the scenes best house and techno on labels like 2020 Vision, Crosstown Rebels, Ostgut Ton, NRK, Azuli, Four: Twenty, and they rule floors like Fabric, Panorama Bar, DC: 10, T Bar and just about anywhere else worth going in the world.For a journey into the depths of house, and up to the highs of techno, there really is no better vehicle than this party.Its supported by Leeds nights Back to Basics and Asylum and their underground residents.
Sat 24th October
A ton of acts bring the noise for this one in association with one of the countrys largest deebee events, Metropolis, as d&b talents line up alongside dupstep heads and bass hungry bad men....Chase & Status have blown up this year with their jump-up sounds, smashing b-lines and sing along hooks, so are sure to destroy things tonight.Skream is a dubstep founder and is sure to wonk things up with his trawl through the bottom end of the sonic spectrum, and fellow stepper Rusko will crunch the beats and will keep that floor bouncing.Scratch Perverts cut up and smash together anything that will get you going, from breaks to house to acapellas and all the rest, and have done at institutions like Fabric, for a long time.Toddla T has a genre-defying readiness to mix bass sounds (ragga, hip-hop, drum'n'bass, breaks) with house, electro and bleepy techno and is another one of 2009s success stories.D&b mainstay, producer and label owner Andy C also gets in on the act as do many more... check it out.
Sat 7th November
This week gives you the perfect opportunity to re-create the carefree times of an Ibiza summer as its an Ibiza Warehouse Experience with Judgement Sundays and Digital Society your hosts.And itll be a high energy affair with trance stars and house and electro heroes like Matt Hardwick, Judge Jules, Micky Slim, Oliver Lang, Juan Kidd, Hoxton Whores and more all slamming out the beats to the fluoro drenched, hand waving mass in front of them.
Theres also Metropolis & Hospitality party with High Contrast DJ Hype and more on Saturday November 21st as well as a Cream Christmas party with Crookers and Laidback Luke on December 12th. Many other dates still to be announced.
With some nonstop nights of music like that, youre likely to be grateful for the more relaxed third room and its rich colourful hues and draped curtains which will provide the perfect nest to take 5 in.And, rightly so, youre also likely to flag up anyone who says Warehouse Party without mentioning Leeds, as someone who hasnt got a clue...
Saturday 26th September : 'LIVE IN LEEDS' ....DUBFIRE, JESSE ROSE, RESET ROBOT, CHEW THE FAT, A1 BASSLINE, HI JACK, RACHEL BARTON etc
Saturday 3rd October : 'WE LOVE' with M.A.N.D.Y. (Patrick), JORIS VOORN, SERGE SANTIAGO, CAGEDBABY, ALFREDO, JONATHAN ULYSSES, JASON BYE etc
Saturday 10th October : GROOVE ARMADA present BLACK LIGHT, support from Purrfect with LOOSE CANNONS and more TBC soon.
Saturday 7th November : 'The IBIZA Experience' with JUDGEMENT SUNDAYS & Digital Society (The UK's biggest Ibiza themed warehouse party!)
JUDGE JULES, MATT HARDWICK, SIMON PATTERSON, SEAN TYAS, MICKY SLIM, HOXTON WHORES, OLIVER LANG, JUAN KIDD etc
Saturday 12th December : 'CREAM CHRISTMAS SPECIAL' CROOKERS, LAIDBACK LUKE, BART B MORE, ADAM SHERIDAN