Heels & Souls
What a year it’s been! Our first ever year-long fundraising mission and we’re about a grand away from hitting our £5000 target for Key Changes.
For our final party, we’re back at Pickle with two artists we’ve been chasing for many moons; Stockholm based boogie and proto-house maestro Mark Seven and Yappin Records head-honcho DJ Slyngshot. We’re also excited to get Leeds’ Brudenell Groove crew in (rumours already circulating of chartering a party-bus down the M1), who alongside playing a set in Pickle will be programming the cocktail bar throughout the evening. Finally, for anyone that came to our last party or saw pics, you’ll be pleased to know we’re developing the cloud installation inspired by Robyn MC’s wonderful art and engineered by Tom Bailey.
It’s been heart-warming to see how everybody’s got behind Key Changes cause across 2018, so let’s make this final dance count and help them carry on their invaluable work.
🎨 by the ever brilliant Robyn MC
[50% of the RA booking fee will also be donated to Key Changes alongside the profits from the party]
£7.50 Entry before 11.30pm
£10 Standard Release
From Berkshire to the badlands of Stockholm, the legend of Mark Seven’s freakishly encyclopaedic knowledge of the period between disco, boogie and house music is recounted by your favourite DJ’s. Through Parkway Records, he’s produced and released some of the best modern boogie around and has mixed perhaps our favourite mix series; The Parkway MasterMixes. His accolades from those in the know are limitless – Hunee for instance touted Mark as one of his 3 favourite DJ’s just earlier this year. Take a glance at his own discography and you’ll find his ‘Lesson In Love’, Ashford & Simpson edit which is worth ridiculous money on discogs alongside his 2016 summer anthem ‘The Fatal Flaw In Disco’ to name but a few. It’s been a long time coming trying to sort a date with Mark so we’re hugely excited to have him school us good and proper.
Head honcho at Yappin Records, DJ Slyngshot’s just as at home mixing hip hop, funk and soul as he is shelling breaks and hardcore. First and foremost though, he’s Offenbach’s finest producer – over the past few years his releases have been consistently top-shelf tackle, and for collectors have become ‘buy on sight’ records. Many of these move up the gears from downtempo to rave tinged breakbeat and beyond, proving just how versatile his production prowess is. He blew our socks clean off last year at Oval Space, we can’t wait for round two through Pickle’s beautiful system.
What started as a group of friends wanting to share music through the twilight hours has grown into one of Leeds’ most promising, diverse and altruistic collectives the city has to offer. From a core of originals their numbers have grown along with their record collections, gaining them slots up and down the country, from Brilliant Corners all-nighters to festival appearances at the likes of Cosmic Roots and Farr. Like us, they run non-for-profit parties for causes local to Leeds, and we had the pleasure of playing for them at the beginning of the year – one of the best, most receptive and open-minded crowds we’ve ever played for. So, it is a pleasure to invite them down to close the main room alongside programming a whole night’s worth of music in the Chillout bar.
Heels & Souls:
Before taking stock of a crazy year co-captaining HMS H&S, we're back behind the decks one last time. Warming up for a hero (Mark Seven) in our favourite club - we couldn't think of a better way to see out the Key Changes partnership.