It’s been a while since Yousef graced the decks in Leeds, the last time being on the occasion he was donning a wonderfully red Mohawk at Back To Basics’ 23rd Birthday, which was a momentous occasion. The Circus head honcho will be descending on the city once again courtesy of the No Hassle crew, a group of party people from Manchester who will be throwing this knees up at Mint Club on Saturday 6th August.
Yousef, as we all know, is the brains behind Circus, which is now a hugely respected party in the UK and becoming one of the longest running. Setting up shop at Arts Club every month, Circus regularly welcomes the house and techno elite who play alongside hot new talent who have been killing it in club land. As such, Yousef’s own talents have been honed alongside the best in the business; building his own status such as it is the same.
With a long line of releases also cementing his reputation as one of the UKs leading lights in house music, those being on labels like Cocoon, Saved and on Circus’ label, he is both a skilled producer and DJ and will be doing serious damage at Mint Club here. Joining Yousef will be a collection of the best local DJs fro around Leeds, these including Farrow, whose Kepler alias has been drawing attention from the big guns and rightly so. Jordon Day and Jack Bettinson from the Leeds based party Mugpie will also be playing, with these guys having played alongside the Half Baked crew just recently, which resulted in one hell of a party. Joining them will be James Moon and Lewis Smith.
Words by Josh Plews
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