As swarms of students arrive back in Leeds for another year of learning and undeniably exciting nights out, Prism have announced what is in store during the first semester at their two homes that are Mint Club and Mint Warehouse. With more intimate events at Mint Club inviting duos of exciting house music talent and larger events at Mint Warehouse drawing in some exciting Leeds debuts, the series looks set to please.
The first of the 5 events to have been announced takes place at Mint Warehouse, boasting a line up of three young British DJs who have blown up over the past few years. Firstly we have wAFF, whose releases on Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations have rocketed him to being one of the most in demand selectors when it comes to new school sounds. Denney is the second guest here, who in a similar feat has relished one of the biggest selling dance singles of the year, once again on Jamie’s Hot Creations imprint. Double this with Denney’s residencies for Leeds’ own Back To Basics and the Ibiza based summer part VIVa Warriors and you get an idea of Denney’s skills. The final guest is Mark Jenkyns, who hasn’t played in the city for a few years. Jenkyns has, once again had a recent EP on the same imprint as the previous two guests, which has cemented him as another piece of fresh exciting talent.
The second date that will fall on November 14th will welcome Andrea Oliva to Leeds for the first time ever. Known for his hugely popular Ushuaia party Ants and his beach party Outside that has taken up residency at Beachouse for the first time this year, Andrea is renowned as one of the hottest DJs on the Ibizan circuit, regularly playing at all the biggest parties on the island, namely Carl Cox’s Music Is Revolution and Tribal Sessions this year. Andrea will be joined by Secondcity and Mark Fanciulli, a regular on his brother’s record label Saved Records.
The next date brings something a little bit different to Prism as they host their first ever Prism Live at Mint Club. With a smaller capacity this will see a very special live act, whom is yet to be announced, joining the Prism residents for one night only this season. The final two parties of the season will also be held at Mint Club on December 12th and Boxing Day, inviting Darius Syrossian and Eli & Fur for the first and a very special guest for the Christmas special.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Prism and NGE Booking