Gemma Furbank is known for an uncompromisingly tough approach to techno. To become a new-found resident for The Orbit after it’s rekindling in 2012, it had to be so. The legendary club night (which hosted a who’s-who of the world’s best techno artists at their venue in Morley from the 1990s to the 200s) was … Continued

Brame & Hamo, Ireland’s house music anthem wizards, are set to play Wire for the first time with the Augmented crew from Manchester. Originating from the small seaport of Sligo, they have managed to spread onto the international stage with ease, thrilling house-heads with their no-nonsense approach to songwriting. We were interested to know what led … Continued

Ahead of their big Halloween event with Bambounou and Anastasia Kristensen in collaboration with Walking Through Sound and Limit, we spoke to Alex Gilroy aka Yorlig of Revamp about some of the highlights of his collection. What is revealed is a DJ wholly dedicated to digging proper dance music through the ages, from early acid and hardcore all the way up … Continued

We chat to Pete Melba of Up North in the lead up to his first event at Wire with Markus Sommer and Felix Kluge.   The name of your night is quite striking. We just do it better Up North really, don’t we? Where are you from originally? Do you think there is something particular about … Continued

The minimal tech house scene is notorious for being the seat of nonchalant dancing, male dominated clubs and general hedonistic mischief. There’s something in its meatiness and sleaziness that seems far removed from the queerness of early styles of house, and its uber-repetitive, trance-like effects often seem like the symptom of disinterest and conceptual bankruptcy. But one mustn’t … Continued

Photo: Andrius Budrikas   Ahead of his set for Past & Present at Wire, we asked record-obsessed musician, selector and promoter Padawan Sound aka Paddy H-K for some of the highlights of his bag. While his set in the basement will almost undoubtedly fall within the bracket of his first musical love, dubstep, Paddy’s interests spread far and … Continued

In a few weeks, Central Beatz assemble their usual posse of DnB heads for their annual fundraiser, the Link Up. This year, they are raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Vying to win your hearts and spare cash is hot DnB producing duo Amoss from London. They are signed to the highly regarded … Continued

Production Line asks the expert music makers who pass through our club to reveal the tracks instrumental in influencing the early stages of their creative process. Next up is Mint Club and System resident Bobby O’Donnell, who will be headlining WhyNot?’s 2nd Birthday party tomorrow. The Blackpool man has released on Fred P’s Soul People Music and Mosaic, the label … Continued

From across time and space (well, Newcastle in 2018 to be specific) comes a new event looking to bring a complete clubbing experience to subterranean Call Lane. Time Trip are channelling the essence of dance floors from the earliest rhythms of primitive man to gargantuan raves of the present day, serving up a cosmos of sound and vision with each … Continued

This weekend, Subterranea bring Moodymanc and Al Bradley to Wire to celebrate the birthday of the 3am Recordings label, set up by Bradley in 2003. The label formed part of the wave of UK tech house being pumped out at the time, championing uncompromising club music sound made for starting the party, and keeping it … Continued

We chat to Phoebe Karis, resident and founder of WhyNot? on the cusp of their second birthday party at Wire, looking back at the highlights of their campaign so far.   What has been your wildest party? “That would have to be our launch party at Wire Club back in 2016! Wow, even saying that … Continued

Ahead of his show for Schwein this weekend, we spoke to UK house legend and unsung hero Nail about the highlights of his record collection.   First record ever bought? “I’m going to be honest – The first record I ever bought with my own money was actually Dire Straits’ “Brothers In Arms” LP … Continued