Thursday, 28 October 2010

Distrikt Videos

Distrikt's 1st birthday was really good fun last weekend. Maurice Fulton was wicked, amazing music and he mixes old disco with live drums absolutely effortlessly - not a dropped beat or hi-hat clash all night! I took a couple of videos throughout the night when Me & Seb were playing and thought I would bang them on here. There is a link at the bottom to the pics Soonnight took also - some really good shots.

Soonnight Pics here -,3,343605.html

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Absolutely buzzing about this coming Friday night in Leeds - one of the biggest lineups of the year for disco heads in the North.

First up is Distrikt's 1st Birthday party, which kicks off at 9pm. Distrikt is a wicked venue, hidden in the basement of a side street just round the corner from the Corn Exchange in Leeds. They host some wicked free parties and loads of good pre-parties for all the best nights in Leeds (Think Basics, Mono_Cult, Louche, Dirty Disco etc..) and this year alone has seen Mr C, Moodymanc, Tim Sheridan, Simon Baker, Ryan Elliott and loads more come down and play on the decks. It is their first Birthday this friday and disco legend Maurice Fulton is the main guest of honour. Me and Sebastian Budniak have been asked to provide warm up duties and we are incredibly looking forward to it!

As soon as this finishes we will head over to the Loft, where Throwback host Mark E for what promises to be another cracking party. Support comes from residents Death on The Balcony and the Last Waltz DJ's from Geordie Land. Friday can't come round soon enough!

Distrikt with Maurice Fulton here -

and here (notice Kill The DJ instead of Kill The Disco.. ha ;-)

Throwback here -

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Wax:On This Friday

I have managed to swing at set at Wax:On's weekly hoedown at the Mint Club in Leeds this coming Friday and I am immensely looking forward to it! Unfortunately Azari & III of Reckless Love fame have had to cancel at the last minute due to a double booking in Berlin but MagicBag Music production duo People Get Real still top the bill.

Wax:On has had a bit of a change of direction over the last few months and after making it's name in electro, nu-rave and more recently dubstep amongst other genres, they have decided to host a weekly friday night at The Mint Club dedicated to house, disco and techno as well as their monthly parties with Metropolis at the 4500 capacity Leeds University. The line-ups they have coming up over the new few weeks are very much up my street, and expect to see Ivan Smagghe, Optimo and Aeroplane amongst many others.

Here's the info for this week - if you are in the area pop down.

Wax:On continues this Friday for the third week of it's blinding new residency at The Mint Club. After Rory Philips and The Sonic Emporium absolutely tore the dance floor to pieces at the last party, this weekend we see Wax:On resident and MAGiCBAG production duo People Get Real joined by Kill The Disco's very own resident and promoter Adam Daniels. Expect nothing more than the finest house, techno and disco throughout. See you ...on the dance floor!

Friday 8th October

People Get Real [Wax:On / MAGiCBAG Music]
Adam Daniels [ Kill The Disco ]

£5 Before 11:30pm // £6 After
11pm - 5am
Mint Club. 8- 10 Harrison Street, Leeds


£1.50 Carlsberg Export
£1.50 Sambucca Shots
£1.50 Tequila Shots
£1.50 Jaeger Shots
£2.00 Jaeger Bombs
£2.50 V Double Vodka & Mixer

We’ll also be booking occasional headline guests, over the coming months we’ve got some great artists lined up including;

Ivan Smagghe
Erol Alkan
Azari & iii
Rory Phillips
Justin Robertson
Matt Walsh

And a few more....

Full Details of Wax:On Fridays Here...

Happy Birthday Cognosco!

Some of my good friends that promote Cognosco celebrate their 1st birthday this month and I have prepared the promo blurb for their forthcoming party. Their parties always go off and I am pretty sure this one will be no different! The guests will be joined by residents Marsden, Dan Hare and David Hulme.

COGNOSCO 1st Birthday with Giles Smith & Lovebirds

Who would have though it – We are One! After a couple of soirees in the Hyde Park Social, Cognosco launched itself into the Leeds nightlife scene with a belter of an opening party at Oracle twelve months ago in the company of Secret Sundaze co-founder and house music boffin Giles Smith. Having rocked the dance floor into the wee hours first time around, we thought it only fair to invite him back to celebrate our coming of age. This time our invitations are extended and we welcome Sebastian ‘Basti’ Doering aka Lovebirds, as he joins us and brings to the table his magic bag of deep house and disco treats.

It’s been a cracking year for Cognosco in our new found home at The Loft and guests such as Florian Kruse, Matthias Meyer and Alex Niggeman have ensured that each and every one of our events has been packed to the rafters. Our Fresher’s party across three rooms in conjunction with Louche and Mono_Cult at the end of September was an unbridled success but it’s back to business as usual for our upcoming celebration as we pay homage to the low ceilings and intimate atmosphere of The Loft once more.

Giles Smith launched Secret Sundaze alongside James Priestly in the summer of 2001 as a outdoor Sunday afternoon party, and their musical talents alongside a knack of booking the highest calibre of underground house and techno artists have seen their parties skyrocket over the last nine years. Voted club of the year in the 2006 Mixmag Awards, Secret Sundaze has continued to grow, and parties at Sonar, Snowbombing and numerous one-offs in Ibiza have cemented the night as one of the ‘must go to’ events in Europe.

Producing alongside Dan Berkson as Two Armadillos, their tracks have been snapped up and released by Steve Bug’s Dessous, Buzzin’ Fly and Four:Twenty records and charted by almost every self respecting house and techno DJ under the sun. Giles’s Resident Advisor podcast in the middle of last year eschewed the formulaic Ableton/laptop route and was instead mixed at home with two 1210’s and a mixer. Needless to say, the raw vibes and ‘live’ feel tickled the ears of everybody that gave it a listen and we are sure Giles will do exactly the same and more when he lands at the Loft for our next party.

‘The Modern Stalker EP’ was the track that really made people sit up and take notice of Lovebirds in the summer of 2007, and after it was rinsed by the likes of Prins Thomas, Ashley Beedle and Jimpster, Bill Brewster named it as tune of the month in I-DJ magazine. Managing to merge deep and melancholic house music sounds with more than a nod back to the underground disco vibes of the 70’s and 80’s, Lovebirds knack of fusing such styles has seen his production efforts released on Freerange, OM and Winding Road amongst many others. Now firmly part of the deep house cognoscenti, it was only a matter of time before he found himself behind the turntables at the Loft and we thought there was no better time to do it than our first birthday celebrations.

It has 12 months for them and everyone involved that is twinged with sadness as head promoter Matthew Mckeown tragically passed away earlier this year at the very young age of 25. I think it is fair to say Cognosco would not be where it is today without his input and this party is held in memory of him. Absolute top guy. RIP.