2016 has seen a few of Wire’s friends taking their swansongs, with Deep Fever and Jamz bowing out at the height of their powers, but on June 8 the Call lane basement will welcome in a new era as Sheffield’s Pretty Pretty Good launch in Leeds. Working the Wednesday evening shift with the help of extended sets from Adesse Versions and Leeds debutant Chaos in the CBD, PPG’s residents Yak and Kudan will look to show exactly why they’ve gone down so well back in the night’s hometown.
Nothing says summer more than a midweek party, and Pretty Pretty Good are hoping to usher in the post-exam celebrations by offering another slice of the very very good bookings that have seen Hunee, Midland, Loefah, Palms Trax, Call Super and many more join them in Sheffield over the last year. Making their mark in Leeds, the PPG trio have enlisted two headline guests seldom seen in the city, with Kevin Gorman aka Adesse Versions returning after two and a half years away. The Numbers releasee put out one of the stand out anthems of last year with the murky keys and Chaka Khan acapella of “Pride”, and has an impressive looking trophy cabinet with records for Ostgut Ton and his own Mikrowave imprint among others.
2015 was similarly fruitful for New Zealanders Chaos in the CDB, whose breakout year included tracks on Church, Rhythm Section International and Mule Musiq. Venturing to beautiful Leeds for the first time, they’ll make themselves at home for an extended set which will dive through soulful house and 808 jams, techno journeys and a whole host of their genre-skipping productions.
It’ll be a proud day for Pretty Pretty Good’s representatives on the night, with Circular Jaw producer Yak joining co-founder and selector extraordinaire Kudan in the booth for the night’s opening set. Two names you’ll no doubt be hearing a lot from in the coming years, the two will set up their guests for a night demonstrating why the PPG trajectory is looking so impressive.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Adesse Versions