System’s bank holiday terrace parties have long been some of the most exciting events to take over Leeds, and now their first two instalments during 2015 are shaping up to be quite something, with the latter looking to be one of the best Mint Warehouse has seen since its opening. The first of the two will take place on the 3rd of May and will welcome an imprint Mint Club has hosted several times over the past few years, Fuse. A selection of the labels finest residents have been employed for this, with Enzo Siragusa being joined by Seb Zito, Rossko, Rich NxT and the System residents Annie Errez, Bobby O’Donnell and another top class Leeds export in Jack Wickham. Headlining the party however will be three individuals who will certainly turn up the heat.
Thomas Melchior and Baby Ford are Soul Capsule, the first of the two headliners to be making few and far between very excited for this one. With releases on Trelik and Rekids, this pair is a furious team behind the decks and represents a rare northern apperance for the duo.
Also joining them will be French favourite Dyed Soundorom, who is another popular guest to be entertaining Leeds crowds all year round. Circo Loco resident and one third of Apollonia, Dyed’s insatiable groove is always rightly welcomed back with open arms and completes the first terrace party in a perfectly well rounded way.
A few weeks after however, System will welcome even more top quality talent, firstly in the form of the superbly creative mind behind one of the world’s most respected underground music labels, Perlon. Also on the line up for the second terrace party on the 24th of May is one of todays most exciting live performers as well as one more guest whom is widely considered the best female DJ in the world.
Amongst the whirlwind of DJs and producers who play all around this musically infected world, almost none boast the raw skill of Zip, the first and foremost guest on the 24th of May. To be able to have this individual play for you means you have done something right, as Zip is shrouded amongst only the most respected clubs and parties the world over, handpicking where he plays. As the spearhead of the German label Perlon, Zip, along with Markus Nikolai, has released some of Europe’s most exciting electronic music since its inception in 1997, finding the perfect balance between dancefloor material and innovative experimentation. The likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Soulphiction and the May 3rd guests Thomas Melchior and Baby Ford have all had their records released on Perlon, as well as the label owner who has a very limited back catalogue, known more for his involving, groove ridden DJ sets that have been known to last more than a long while.
Mr G is the next guest on the line up, a producer whose live performances define the energy captured in each of his tracks. Complete with his signature ride cymbal, his performances based around his Roland TR-909 have moulded his sound, which no other can attain from such a small amount of synthetic instruments. Appearing on a number of respected labels, with most of his material coming out on his own Phoenix G imprint, he will provide a peak time performance that won’t see an end to moving and cheering. The last addition, by no means the least, is tINI. As one of Desolat’s flagship DJs, she is one who impresses on every occasion, be it at Mint Club where she has appeared with the likes of Guti, Marcel Dettman and Loco Dice or at her own parties dubbed tINI & The Gang, which will hold its third residency in Ibiza this year, as well as making it’s way to Sonar and festivals a plenty.
This really is one of the finest line ups Mint Club has let upon us for years and there’s no doubt people will be flocking in from far and wide to get a piece of this action, so don’t wait about.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of CG Photography System