An exciting development in Leeds clubbing will be marked by Less is More on March 11th, as they host a night at a brand new venue, the Old Red Bus Station. Rescued and renovated after escaping plans for the building to be redeveloped, the historic former coach station will welcome in Boddika (Nonplus+, Swamp 81), Exodus (Subdub, Outlook & Dimensions) and two rooms of Northern-based DJs as it opens its doors for the first time.
The Old Red Bus Station is the project of Champion up North, who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the distinctive fixture in Leeds history was not lost to redevelopment, instead carving out its insides to create a space for forward-thinking music and art. Aiming to support the local community of artists as well as bring in stars from further afield, the new bar will be given over to Simon Scott aka Exodus, the mastermind behind Leeds institution Subdub and the Croatian festivals Outlook and Dimensions. Alongside him, techno aficionado Boddika will bring a wealth of experience as he selects from the pool of records that has brought him a strong reputation over several years as a producer, DJ and head honcho of Nonplus Records. Off the back of a series of spectacular remixes alongside Joy Orbison, including the delightfully mellow jam TMTT and the raucous releases of the pair’s SunkLo label, Boddika will offer an acidic trip through every shade of techno.
Also spinning on the night will be Less is More DJs Ben Szalecki and Cateran, who complete a bill that also boasts Will Berridge, John Stuckey, Kiri b2b Nab, Solo and Flux’s Reuben. Less is More have already been responsible for visits to Leeds by Space Dimension Controller, Randomer and Tessela, and this event will act as their re-launch after a brief stint off the circuit. A returning party in a new home; clearly this night will suffer no shortage of reasons for celebration.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Paramount Artists