“The perfect small club”: 7 DJs pay tribute to Wire, a legendary Leeds nightclub


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In the heart of Leeds, Wire bids its final farewell this weekend after 18 years of helping to shape the city’s nightlife landscape. In an announcement shared last month, the venue declared that Wire would close “permanently” on Sunday, June 2.

“Although the journey is about to end, we are grateful for the past 18 years & our mission to create an underground electronic music venue dedicated to drum ‘n’ bass, house, and techno that Leeds could be proud of has been well & truly achieved,” the club wrote in a statement.

As the beloved club prepares to shut its doors, the collective sentiment is one of profound loss. Wire wasn’t just a venue; it was a cultural institution that served as a cornerstone for the city’s underground music scene. To reflect on its legacy, Mixmag spoke to seven DJs and promoters with close ties to the club about their experiences and the impact Wire had.

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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