Brawther goes Back to Basics on 16th of April with a welcome return to Europe’s longest-running house night which has taken up at monthly residency at Wire, Leeds. A frequent releaser on Balance and one half of Dungeon Meat alongside Basics’ Tristan da Cunha, Brawther’s career is a remarkable one, and has earned the Frenchman the blessing of a full party of friends and peers through his engagements with the likes of Jeremy Underground and a long-held relationship with Basics.
With the increasing London centricity of British dance music, it’s easy to forget that Leeds was the centre for some of the most celebrated nights around in the post-rave 90s, with one brand in particular nurturing the likes of Daft Punk, Groove Armada and Basement Jaxx before they were household names. In fact, Back To Basics made Leeds one of the main points of reference for European house music, even adopting an at times frustrating door policy long before that club in Berlin got famous for doing it. No such policy exists anymore; the chance to partake in the legendary party is free for all to grasp.
Already etched into Leeds clubbing history, Back to Basics is an immovable presence in the city’s dance culture, and founder Dave Beer will remind us why as he takes to the decks once again. Formerly Mixmag’s “King of Clubs”, Beer has been the lifeblood of Back to Basics, driving it to become a legendary institution and internationally recognised brand. Famously creative, Beer’s talents extend far beyond his powers as a DJ, but he is still best known as a selector and party-maker, for which he still commands the respect that he did in the early days of B2B two decades ago. Joined once again by TMS, Beer will set the tone for a party deserving of its notorious and illustrious history.
Words by Andrew Kemp
photos courteys of Brawther