On the first Saturday of every month, Prism is held at Leeds’ infamous Mint club, an event with a track record of big names and even bigger crowds. The event is approaching its 1st birthday, and the next year of running will have a lot to live up to with past guests including the likes of Lee Foss, Richy Ahmed, Hot Since 82 and more. February’s offerings however, saw Josh Butler play to fans of his home town in the notorious alongside Sidney Charles.
Before the event I assumed Gotta Feeling, the Josh Butler hit that was once a sound of the summer, would at some point be pulled upon by the opening headliner. Refreshingly however, there was no trace of the popular hit. Josh instead ignited the night with a pattern of groovy snares and hi-hats that were new to our ears – not least, upcoming release No Frills, as well several other of the youngster’s recent productions including two particularly huge tracks in Sideways Acid and Feelings and Meanings – both receiving big reactions from the now heaving dance floor.
The exhilaration amongst the crowd was intense: eager members battled their way to the front, vibrating against one another with just enough room to dance. We were more than happy to hold back from the mayhem, thankfully Mint Club offers a great atmosphere and often view of the booth, wherever you place yourself.
Sidney Charles was next up behind the controls. Another relative youngster taking to the decks, the German groove maker wisely handpicked and tossed together a set that had the Club crowd jeering, hands raised for every breakdown and every build up.
The famous synchronised light display was the icing on the cake and Charles took the crowd into the depth of the night with a fresh selection, featuring a big handful of his own productions, including an airing for his recent remix of Black Loops – Simplon, upcoming on Audiojack’s Gruuv imprint.
Another successful outing for one of Leeds’ fastest growing parties.