Butter Side Up
Friday 14th March 2014
11:00pm – 05:00am
Wire Club, 2-8 Call Lane, Leeds
RICK WADE (Harmonie Park / Bass Force Records), Detroit
Keeping things real sweet for you lovely people this month with another Detroit magician in the form of the undeniably slick, Rick Wade.
Big Daddy Rick, as he is sometimes known, hardly needs any introduction. The man behind Harmonie Park Records has been producing soulful, timeless grooves and tapping into the essence of deepness since the early ’90′s. A stalwart of Detroit’s rich music history for the past two decades Rick has long been considered an underground hero – one of those chaps we call a “producer’s producer” or a “DJ’s DJ” ya know? Appearing on a plethora of house music’s finest labels, over 30 to be precise, he has pioneered one of the sounds that Detroit has become synonymous for, Deep house. Rick has honed a distinctive style that draws from soul, jazz, funk, disco and adds to it the tracky raw vibe taken from the depths of Detroit techno. His music certainly has a universal appeal, with the resulting tracks released on labels such as Rush Hour, Laid, Moods & Grooves, Track Mode and Yore have all become classics in the genre and secret weapons for discerning techno and house heads alike. Deep, moody, and emotional with a solid groove to boot, his music is the quintessential definition of underground.
DJ wise, Rick has certainly garnered a healthy amount of respect amongst his peers and his loyal followers alike. The guy is about as cool as they come and his selection reflects exactly that so expect a healthy dose of funk, soul and jazz with an almighty dash of the finest deep house one can gorge on. This one is going to be a real nice vibe!
Support from Bruno Schmidt (Louche / MITM) & Butter Side Up residents x
£6 / £8
23:00 - 05:00