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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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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Warm Feature

Posted: Dec 14th, 2009 : By:

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We have been featured on the rather excellent Warm HQ blog, with a little write up accompanied by a recent DJ mix that includes two of our own tracks. Check it out.

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Best British Small Club

Posted: Oct 27th, 2009 : By:


Wire has been nominated for best small club in DJ Magazine’s Best of British awards.

Please vote for us, it will take just a second – DJ Magazine

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The Glimmers 6th November

Posted: Oct 26th, 2009 : By:


Polaroid l Friday 6th November

With Very Special Guests… THE GLIMMERS

£5 advance tickets from Resident Advisor

After the huge Greg Wilson night last month, there is no let up in quality as we present The Glimmers to rock Polaroid this time. Hailing from Gent in Belgium, Mo & David have been Djing for 20 years and have been responsible for some the best mix CDs around. Their DJ Kicks and Fabric albums are seminal mixes showcasing their dirty, sleazy & punky disco sound perfectly and reflect their DJ sets which are full of fun with emphasis on the party. This will be one not to be missed…

11pm – 4am
Wire l 2 Call Lane l Leeds
£7/6 NUS

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Primitive Minds Mix

Posted: Oct 25th, 2009 : By:

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1. Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie/Superstars Of Rock – Orange Sunshine Acapella
2. Zwicker – Dragon Fly (Soultourist Remix)
3. Ilija Rudman – Night People (Garage Mix)
4. Bleep District – Revelations (Rapture Rub)
5. Chamboche – Ipso Facto (Pete Herbert Remix)
6. Toby Tobias – In Your Eyes (Tensnake Remix)
7. LSB – F.O.G Dub
8. Zopelar – Till Now (Zopelar Remix)
9. Chamboche – Feverish (The Revenge Remix)
10. Zepp001 – Don’t Sleep
11. Canyons – Fire Eyes
12. Q&A – Tumbling Cubes
13. Precious System – The Voice From Plant Love (Dixon’s Edit)
14. Munk – You Never See Me Back Down (Cut Copy Mix)

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Greg Wilson 2nd October

Posted: Sep 15th, 2009 : By:

Greg Wilson 2nd October

To help us with the launch of our brand new Funktion One sound system, we have invited a true legend of the dance world.

For the uninitiated, however unlikely that may seem, Greg Wilson made his name in the 70’s and 80’s where he was a pioneer of the predominantly black electro-funk sound at seminal Manchester clubs like Legends and Hacienda, where he was the first ever resident DJ. Credited with starting it’s first dance night he helped the club develop its reputation as the home of cutting edge new music. He was also the first DJ to mix records live on TV on The Tube show in 1983, and went on to produce and co-write the Street Sounds ‘UK Electro’ LP in 1984, as well as compiling the ‘Classic Electro Mastercuts’ LP in 1994, cementing himself as an oracle of the genre.

Despite these successes, in 1984 Greg retired from DJ’ing to face a new challenge. Returning to the DJ scene in 2003, the Music Is Better Night he played in Manchester that year proved to be a catalyst for him, and Greg has been in demand from club nights across the world ever since. Such is his popularity with a newfound legion of fans young enough to be his children; Greg released the popular Credit to the Edit in the summer of 2005 to great acclaim. He has also released a number of disco re-edits on the Tirk label with a follow up to Credit to the Edit due this autumn.

This is a chance to catch a true legend at work. With Greg’s trademark Reel to Reel tape machine, live edits and exquisite music selection of old and new tracks coupled with our brand new Funktion One sound system, this promises to be a night simply not to be missed.

El Diablos meanwhile have been throwing delighful parties on a disco, house, balearic, whatever tip in various Manchester establishments for the last six years. Currently residing at The Deaf Institute they have hosted revered guests such as Maurice Fulton, Rub N Tug, Todd Terje and many others, while regularly playing across the UK and beyond.

Polaroid Friday 2nd October

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club)
With Residents
Joe Morris & Nick Smith

11-5am l Wire 2-8 Call Lane l Leeds

£7/6 NUS on the door
£5 adv tickets available from Resident Advisor

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