Leeds’ Church will host an exciting new party called Slip on Friday 2nd December, with Parisian superstar Phil Weeks and Glasgow’s golden child Jasper James leading the hotly anticipated launch party. Born from a passion developed through years of immersion in the local music scene, the new party crew will hope to make an impression on the busy Leeds circuit as they bring their ideas to life.
It’s a bold start for a new party, but there’s no better way to grab attention from the off than to grab the bull by the horns, and so the folk behind Slip have gone in with two mighty bookings. Fresh from a residency at ultra-chic Brixton venue Phonox, Jasper James has become one of the high risers of 2016, growing in stature to become a big name in his own right. Previously honing his art in the shadow of his housemate Jackmaster and Sub Club resident father Domenic, Jasper now stands out as one of the best in the business, with his expert selections matched and more by an unquenchable thirst for hedonistic endeavours. A party-maker through and through, he’s a perfect choice for a night that seeks to start with a city-shaking bang.
Phil Weeks is another selector cut from similar cloth, though his experience has been carved out through over a decade of graft. A house purist who fuses vintage Chicago sounds with that fabled je ne sais quoi, Weeks is renowned for his love of dirty mixes, deep rumbling bass lines and the sultriest of vocals. He’ll feel well at home in the massive new Leeds venue, with Church still in its infancy after opening only last October, and will be looking to test out its foundations as he gets the dance floor rocking for Slip’s inaugural party.
Looking to extend beyond merely a big room club night, Slip have also set up a regular mix and are pledging to give a platform to the finest local talent new and old. The latest entrants into the Leeds dance music community will no doubt be quick to find their feet, so catch them at the start and find out just where their exciting new journey is heading...
(Slip will launch at the distinctive new venue Church, which added a new dimension to the Leeds clubbing scene when it opened in October - Photo: Church)
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photo courtesy of Phil Weeks