The clubs may have closed, but the music goes on.
When lockdown hit, the city’s clubs were forced to close. No more late-night raves, no more all-night parties – they’re all on indefinite hold as we wait out the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you have to go cold turkey, because the city’s DJs, squirrelled away at home as they are, are still spinning the decks, so you can continue the party at home.
Distrikt. Every Wednesday, Distrikt brings the party. It’s a different DJ every week, so expect an endless procession of internationally renowned talent. Tune in every Wednesday on Facebook and look out for their special lock-in events like Inner City Digital.
Fuzzy Logic. The Thursday night shindig at Wire, Fuzzy Logic promises alternative anthems from Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice and Arcade Fire, to name but a few. While the doors are closed, they’re keeping your lockdown going with regular live streams on Facebook.
Propaganda. Every Friday night, Propaganda’s DJs get back on the decks to stream the same back-to-back indie hits that raise the roof at The Warehouse. Clear space, make a dance floor and join them on Facebook, YouTube or Twitch.
The Leeds Central Soul Club. Once a club, now an all-dayer that takes over HiFi every two months, The Leeds Central Soul Club will transport you back to the 60s and 70s with a soundtrack of Northern soul anthems. They’re running sporadic livestreams on Twitch.
The Big Green Party Machine. Regulars at Wharf Chambers, these good-deed DJs help to raise money for charity by spinning the decks – and lockdown hasn’t stopped them. Their weekly live streams take place every night of every weekend on Facebook.
Pryzm. The doors may be closed, but Pryzm will not be forgotten. Their Locked-in Virtual Clubbing streams usher in the weekend with the same dance floor anthems you’d hear in the club. You can catch them every week on Facebook.
Sleepin’ is Cheatin’. Regulars at Mission and Dollhouse, Sleepin’ is Cheatin’ will bring the big, bad sounds of lockdown to your living room with weekend sets from their DJs. Expect Alex Simmons, DJ Jordz and more, all streamed live on Facebook.
Inner City Digital. Not a clubnight, but rather a festival – Inner City Electronic usually takes place in the real world. This year, however, they’re going digital, so you can look forward to a packed-weekend of live streams from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th June 2020. Expect sets from Ralph Lawson, Freakenstein, Dave Beer & more as they raise money for the NHS fund for Covid, Leeds Foodbanks & MAP Charity.
Ten Bar. Every week, without fail, Ten Bar’s resident DJ Mwangi logs on and live streams to your living room. R&B, soul, hip-hop, rap – this is the new soundtrack to your nights in, so get a drink from the bar (read fridge) and tune in on Facebook.
License to Jungle. Old Red Bus Station is their regular hangout, but for the foreseeable, License to Jungle have made themselves at home on Facebook. Join them there for their sporadic but ever-appreciated live streams which promise jungle and classics on tap.
Fleetmac Wood. A Los Angeles remix party, dedicated to one of the greatest bands of our time, Fleetmac Wood is an international sensation that makes regular stops in Leeds. Now you can join them every weekend because they’re streaming live on Resident Advisor.