A fresh new night at Leeds’ Wharf Chambers will aim to challenge male domination in dance music with an all female lineup exploring a diverse array of dance music. Calling on the services of Ece Duzgit, a selector whose appearances for Love Vinyl, Spiritland and Worldwide FM have made her an esteemed presence in London’s jazz, funk and soul audiophile circles, the Equaliser launch party takes place on Saturday 30th September, and will be precluded by DJ workshops dedicated to female, transgender and non-binary music fans.
Equaliser is a project led by Brudenell Groove resident Ranyue Zhang, whose eclectic tastes have been lauded with regular performances at many of Leeds’ biggest clubs as well as Farr Festival and further afield. A specialist in digging up bizarre but beautiful sounds in everything from jazz to UK garage, disco to acid and techno, Ranyue’s music collection is one of the most envied in Leeds’ vibrant DIY scene, with treasures from around the world thrown together with impressive fluidity as she skips between different styles with her trademark eccentricity. Followed by Ece Duzgit, whose musical identity has been shaped by time behind the decks at Spiritland and behind the counter at Love Vinyl, Ranyue will open up with an exploration of Brazilian disco, wild jazz and plenty of soul, with Mariiin of the huge Naples party Nice To Be closing up shop again after several wicked previous Leeds appearances for the likes of On Rotation and Brudenell Groove.
For more information on the DJ workshops, which take place from 7pm until 10pm and will be led by Love Muscle resident Lucy Locket, visit the Facebook event.
Photo courtesy of Ranyue Zhang
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