Wire will be going Back To Basics for the final time on Saturday, as Dave Beer and co return to the Call Lane basement for one final time before moving to their new party space. Inviting a special guest to make it an extra special see-off, the Basics crew will introduce the secret selector as he steps up alongside two veterans of the Leeds house scene in Dave Beer and Frenchy.
The notorious night has enjoyed a happy stay at Wire, but the move to pastures new has been on the cards for a little while, and with the new location finally locked down it seems that the B2B crew have decided to embrace a change of scenery. Having dedicated themselves to partying with an almost religious devotion for the past few decades, the end of the Wire era was always going to be a spiritual event, and so The Last Supper is less likely to be a Sainsbury’s Basics meal deal and more likely to be a hedonistic feast of biblical proportions. The guest may still be a tightly held secret, but there’s no hiding the fact that this will be a big one.
Back To Basics has been running now for as long as most party-goers can remember, putting on shows for some of the biggest names in house music along the way. Though this isn't the end, it is certainly a goodbye to the venue that has been its home for quite some time. Expect an emotional weekend.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photo courtesy of Vince Elgey