As the weather gets warmer and another academic year draws to a close, we thought it would only be right to end on a high with one last Hush House before we all get off for the summer...
NICK CRADDOCK [Don't Be Afraid/Süd Electronic]
DYLAN THOMPSON [Hush House]
NATHAN BRUSH [Hush House]
R & J [Hush House]
As dedicated followers of Leeds nightlife, you're undoubtedly familiar with that old "SECRET VENUE TBA" patter - buzzing thinking you're gonna be partying like it's 1989 in some mad derelict warehouse, only to find it's that tired old gaff you went to last month, where you froze your arse off and got your trainers covered in grubby white muck. Now that the time's come for us to take a break from our usual home on Park Cross Street, we're looking to do things a little differently.
It's a basic and unfussy dancing space on the second (or maybe third) floor of an old warehouse building just a couple of minutes from Leeds city centre. It's never been used for this kinda thing before, and might never get used again. Just a dancefloor, some decks, a big old sound system and maybe a couple of strobes. This one's about the tunes. (Oh, there'll be a very reasonably priced bar and some toilets too).
We've invited Nick Craddock to come and play some records for us. Hailing from just down't road in Huddersfield, Craddock was raised on a diet of superlative house and techno at legendary establishments such as Manchester's Bugged Out!, Liverpool's Voodoo and The Orbit in nearby Morley. Enthused by turn-of-the-century sounds from Perlon, Kompakt, Playhouse and Klang, a cleverly-timed move to London saw him hook up with Portable and Lakuti and become a resident at their famed (and now sadly defunct) Süd Electronic nights - supporting the likes of Jus-Ed, Lawrence and Efdemin at their first UK gigs. These days Nick spends his time playing top-drawer London parties such as Rhythm Section, Plex, To The Bone and Kiss Me Again. He also holds a residency at our old mate Semtek's Don't Be Afraid nights and is a regular on NTS Radio. I (Dylan) also bought some records off him on Discogs once. Nice one for that, Nick.
We're not gonna say "capacity is limited" because the capacity of every club in the world (and indeed the world itself) is limited. Basically, it's not a big room so there really aren't very many tickets going for this one. We're not trying to blag you here. Exams are/will be over, so come and celebrate at Hush House. It's gonna be good.