Words by Josh Plews
Wire in Leeds has long been a pinnacle part of the Leeds clubbing scene. With prosperous nights such as Butter Side Up, Fuzzy Logic, Acetate and Selective Hearing, Wire already sees a number of high profile guests down its stairs into it’s subterranean, Funktion One powered pit of pleasantries. Now, the club has started off a series of it’s own events which involves world renowned artists playing night long DJ sets within the venue's famed intimate confinements. It could be said that a lot of events nowadays book too many artists on their line ups which don’t allow a DJ to fully express themselves, as well as not taking the audience on that trip which many extended sets succeed in doing. To combat this, Wire’s ‘One Night With…’ series will give their chosen DJs the chance to perform to a crowd for a whole night spanning six, seven, or more hours.
For Wire’s first instalment in the ‘One Night With’ series they have called upon one of the biggest names in the German electronic music scene, Roman Flügel. Since the early 90’s, he has purveyed an abundance of electronic music, spanning from house to techno and leftfield to ambient/electronica. Owning a huge arsenal of analogue hardware Flügel has in the past remixed the likes of Daft Punk, Primal Scream, The Pet Shop Boys and Human League as well as having releases on labels like Clone Jack For Daze, Rekids, Visionquest, Recovery Tech and Crosstown Rebels.
Having played everywhere from Ibiza’s Amnesia, to Berlin’s infamous techno holy grail Berghain/Panorama Bar, Roman Flügel’s unconventional yet beautifully crafted DJ sets are trips through his 20 years of record collecting, DJ’ing and raving around the world. Expect to hear everything from all areas of the musical spectrum, be it minimal house, quirky techno, electronica and italo-disco. Putting this adventurous musical genius into one of the cities most intimate venues, Wire, and you have a great chance to catch one of electronic music’s hidden gems performing an exclusive all night long set. This will also be a chance for himself to explore his own musical boundaries, so it has to be said that ‘One Night With’ is setting it’s standards high, and this one is bound to expand, and likely blow the audiences minds.
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