The Year That Wasn’t

September 29, 2020Features

I’m half entertained and half spooked by the fact that I titled our first blog post, back in February, ‘Sorry Guys, Do You Mind Not Dancing?’ At the time, everything that has happened since would have seemed unimaginable. Five months later I was playing my first gig after the lockdown and the venue owner had … Read More

Podcast 04 – Chris Kitchen

September 9, 2020Podcast

Our fourth podcast is by DJ and producer Chris Kitchen. Resident and founder of Schwein, parties thrown at various venues throughout Leeds from 2015. Along with his brother Marcus, Chris is part of Kitchens inc. The duo have a first release due out on their own imprint coming soon to Bandcamp. Following this we have … Read More

Podcast 03 – Perseus Traxx

July 8, 2020Podcast

Tracklisting: Intro Dwight Sykes – Hypnotized – PPU-080 Parliament – Up For The Down Stroke – NB9003 Massak – B.L.A. Part 1- 45-003 Mutable – 1A Unknown – Mutable01 K.O.T.O – Visitors – MEMIX 030 Goody Doody – It Looks Like Love – SSD65003P Phenomenal Handclap Band – Judge Not (Ray Mang Special Mix) – … Read More

Interview – Perseus Traxx

June 4, 2020Features

Our third podcast is from Perseus Traxx AKA Nigel Rogers, the York based producer, who is known for his fine acid house / electro sound. As a DJ, Nigel plays across the board from disco to techno, and has released tracks on Bunker, Hardmoon, Acid Avengers and many more excellent labels and he is half … Read More

Podcast 02 – Pete Melba

April 8, 2020Podcast

Our second podcast mix is from Pete Melba. Based in Leeds, Pete runs Planet Orange, a new record label specialising in slick minimal grooves and abstract sounds. Expect to hear releases in the next few months. Pete tells us: “Had loads of fun putting this together for the Hideous Things crew. Having time on my … Read More

Moral Panic at the Disco

March 16, 2020Features

It’s a weird time. I feel a bit like since I’ve been an adult it’s always been a weird time. I mean – the world’s never been stable, but I feel that particularly in the past few years, in this country, after a time of relative affluence and stability everything’s been a bit fucked. So … Read More

Sorry Guys, Do You Mind Not Dancing?

February 27, 2020Features

In 2018, two of my friends were playing at a fairly large festival. At that point neither of them had learned how to mix on CDJs and both took a bag of records. There were decks there so all seemed well, but when they started playing they ran into a fairly big problem – their … Read More

Podcast 01 – LXK

February 23, 2020Podcast

Our first podcast is by Leeds-based DJ LXK. LXK has played at various venues around Leeds and further afield, including Wire and 212, and has also played at UK festivals Beat Herder and HogSozzle. He mixes a range of contempory electronic music, selecting choice cuts from techno, electro and acid labels, old and new. Cutting … Read More