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Is This Disco?

Posted: Jan 11th, 2007 : By:

Since 2004 Polaroid has been at the forefront of pushing new electronic dance music in Leeds. Never ones to conform to any musical genre Polaroid believe in playing good music, whilst drawing on influences from deep disco, acid house and contemporary electronic music. This eclectic musical attitude coupled with a friendly, pretence-free and party centric atmosphere has seen Polaroid become among the first club nights in the UK to showcase artists who have gone on to became heavy-weights in the international dance music world such as Simian Mobile Disco, Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, In Flagranti, Joakim and Todd Terje amongst many others.

Viva Acid House!

Polaroid Dancefloor Leeds

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Hot Pockets

Posted: Jan 12th, 2012 : By:

Belting effort here from eyes front aka Nick Smith, one of our solid residents DJs. Full on balearic, deep house vibes on offer.

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Butter Side Up Mix

Posted: Jan 12th, 2012 : By:

A mix from our next support DJs to whet your appetite for our comeback party… BUTTER SIDE UP slotted into the gap left by Polaroid at Wire and have rocked every party to date with their diverse DJ line ups such as Jazzanova, Cottam and Deep Space Orchestra


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Polaroid Re-Awakening

Posted: Jan 6th, 2012 : By:

After a two year hiatus and many memorable nights at Wire, Polaroid are excited to announce we are back for our first ever Saturday night party at a brand new space. Musiquarium is a gem of a venue hidden away on the outskirts of Leeds city center, its intimate and raw feel coupled with its custom built sound system is the ideal club environment for Polaroid to re-launch.

Sticking to our ethos of quality electronic dance music across the board, we are delighted to present two guest DJs who fit this brief perfectly. Headlining we have drafted in LEO ZERO. Celebrated remixer of Florence & The Machine, Metronomy, Paul Weller and Davie Bowie; acid-house aficionado and originator of London’s infamous Boys Own & Faith parties. Leo’s eclectic DJ style rocks parties around the world mixing house, dub, disco and balearic sounds to rapturous acclaim. His debut album ‘Acid Life’ drops at the end January; penned as a love letter to Chicago & Detroit you can expect to hear searing exclusive cuts from the CD during this party.

In support Hamish Cole & Johnny Sleight aka BUTTER SIDE UP slotted into the gap left by Polaroid at Wire and have rocked every party to date with their diverse DJ line ups Jimpster, Cottam and Deep Space Orchestra. Rounding things off are our solid team of resident DJ’s who have enjoyed a busy period producing their own tracks, with releases on We Love, Mora Music, 3AM, Itchy Pig and Social Problem.


(Strut, LeoTrax)

Butter Side Up

(Hamish Cole & Johnny Sleight)


Joe Morris, Nick Smith & Broken Hookers

£5 adv tickets from Resident Advisor –

l £8 on the door l 10PM – 6AM

Musiquarium 8-10 Whyther Lane Leeds LS5 3BT

Selected drinks offers available

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Cosmic Disco Guest Mix

Posted: Jul 26th, 2010 : By:

Here’s a mix I have just done for the excellent Cosmic Disco site

1. Marcus Marr – Pleasure Moon feat. Helen Ward [New Finger]
2. Toby Tobias – Crocodile Slippers [Late Night Audio]
3. Mark Duffin – Captain Five Minutes Ago (Dub) [Solar Disco]
4. Chamboche – The Window [Unreleased]
5. Quarion – Pepper Candy [Retreat]
6. Creatures of Habit – How We Lustre (Nick Chacona Mix) [Solar Disco]
7. Wolf + Lamb feat Smirk – Therapist [Wolf + Lamb Music]
8. Mano Le Tough – Baby, Let’s Love [Dirt Crew Recordings]
9. Conforce – Black Stroke (KiNK & Neville Watson Remix) [Modelisme]
10. Cristian Vargas – Rogue State (Joe Morris Black Ops Remix) [Baker Street]
11. Aswefall – Nevermore (Clement Meyer Remix) [Isolering]
12. Mark Duffin – Captain Five Minutes Ago (Tony Lionni Remix) [Solar Disco]

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Proper Heat

Posted: Mar 29th, 2010 : By:

Our resident Joe has turned in a cosmic, nudisco remix for Proper Heat, out on NANG Recordings on 16th January. Check!

Proper Heat – Just A Little Bit (Joe Morris Remix) [NANG Recordings] by Joe Morris

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6th Birthday

Posted: Mar 26th, 2010 : By:


6 years!? How did that happen? It was only supposed to last a couple of months, but here we are 6 years older and not much wiser! It’s not often we blow our own trumpet at Polaroid towers, we prefer to let the music do the talking, but after putting on monthly parties almost consecutively for 6 years, for a small independently run underground club night its no mean feat I’m sure you’ll agree. We also think it’s earned us a much needed rest. So not only will this party be our birthday, it will also be our last, for a while. We can’t say for how long, we don’t know. We’ll still be around doing our thing; we just need a break from putting on monthly parties for a little while…

So we want to ask you to join us for our birthday and going away double header. As always the music supplied will be second to none. Joining us on guest DJ duties will be Phoreski, a DJ who shares our vision and passion for whacked out disco and acid house music. With releases on such esteemed labels as Mule Musiq and Eskimo and a regular feature at red hot London night Bad Passion, Phoreski has buit a huge following for his DJ skills and has spun at parties around the globe. A Phoreski DJ set is something so unique in its track selection, programming and mixing, that it has crowds flocking to the DJ booth to find out what he has just played.

In support two local hero’s who need no introduction. Craig Christon and Andy Whittaker are part of Leeds dance music furniture; purveyors of quality leftfield disco and balearica as Lunar Jam, between them they have racked up years of DJ experience all over the UK and beyond. With quirky edits on their own Lunar Jam imprint, whilst also running the seminal 2020 Vision and its disco off-shoot Redux, their knowledge of quality music is never in question.

Polaroid l 6th Birthday Party
With Guests DJ’s

PHORESKI (Eskimo/FatFuk/Bad Passion)
Craig Christon & Andy Whittaker (Lunar Jam/Redux/2020 Vision)

Plus Residents
Joe Morris & Nick Smith

11pm – late
Wire l 2 Call Lane l Leeds
£7/6 NUS
Email for guest list or place names on facebook event wall

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OOFT Live at Polaroid

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010 : By:


Live mix recorded at last month’s Polaroid by OOFT

OOFT Live at Polaroid – Leeds – Feb 2010 by Iain Mac on Mixcloud

Jay Shepheard 5th March

Posted: Feb 16th, 2010 : By:


Following a long background in music from drumming in high school bands to music PR and several years working at UK online music store Juno, Jay Shepheard first arrived on the scene in 2007 with the release of his debut EP “Black Label 19” on Compost. With the help of strong DJ support the EP gave Jay a good profile straight off the bat which was built upon nicely with the follow up EP “Black Label 28”. Both of the 4 track EPs received critical acclaim from DJs, music lovers and the press alike and earned Jay a nomination for Best Deep House act of 2007 in the Beatport Mucic Awards.

Along side his studio productions Jay is also building a reputation on the worlds dance floors, using a combination of DJing and Ableton Live software to showcase new, unreleased and exclusive material at venues and clubs such as Fabric, The End and T Bar in London, Hive in Zurich and DIY in Hamburg.  2010 is already looking to be a busy year for Jay with further12″s on the way from Compost Black, a stack of remix projects and his DJ mix of the best Black Label tracks from last year on the 3rd label CD compilation.

Polaroid l Friday 5th March

JAY SHEPHEARD (Compost Black Label, Berlin)
Death on the Balcony (MagicBag)
Joe Morris & Nick Smith

Wire, 2 Call Lane, Leeds
11 – late
£6/5 nus
Email for guestlist
Place names on event wall for cheaper entry

Pre-party @ Distrikt Bar from 8pm

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