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The Leadmill eviction court win

The High Court will now decide if a notice to vacate given to management and creative tenants breaks the law and infringes on Human Rights 

The Leadmill has won its first court battle to avoid eviction. The historic Sheffield venue, which has been running for more than 43 years, announced...

No Bounds announces Flowdan, DJ Storm, Batu, more for 2024 festival

The Sheffield weekender returns after calling off its 2023 edition and expands to Rotherham with the likes of Manuka Honey, Kelman Duran, Iceboy Violent and more

The Sheffield weekender returns after calling off its 2023 edition and expands to Rotherham with the likes of Manuka Honey, Kelman Duran, Iceboy Violent and...

Silva Bumpa wearing a grey sweater posing in front of a metal shed

Sheffield tearaway Silva Bumpa records a rowdy mix of bassline, breaks, house and garage for the Fresh Kicks series, and speaks to Naz Hamdi about honouring his hometown’s dance music legacy, and his plans for the months ahead

“When I was 15, I downloaded Ableton and have been on it ever since,” says bubbling garage producer and DJ Silva Bumpa. After being introduced...

Gut Level Sheffield February 2024 fundraiser

Despite "new ceilings, insane amounts of fire safety bits, shit filled pipes" the queer-led DIY collective is finally on the cusp of a permanent new home 

Sheffield's Gut Level has launched an emergency fundraising appeal to cover final building works required to open a new venue. The queer-led DIY collective originally...

Blank Mind announes 90s breakbeat hardcore compilation

The compilation will feature eight tracks that were released between 1991 and 1994

A new compilation on UK label Blank Mind shines a light on '90s breakbeat hardcore tracks. Slated for release on 25th March, ‘Lost Paradise: Blissed...

Photo of DJ Deep Heat wearing a yellow puffer jacket and sunglasses in front of a blue wall

DJ Deep Heat returns to the GODDEZZ label with three larger-than-life club cuts that tug at both the lush and deadly strands of UK garage

DJ Deep Heat will release a brand new EP, ‘Fly Away’, later this month via GODDEZZ. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track...

Gut Level Sheffield launches fundraiser for new DIY space

The group hopes to raise £50,000 to help get the space fully up and running

Sheffield collective Gut Level have launched a fundraiser to help set up their new not-for-profit DIY space. The LGBTQ+ focused group are hoping to raise...

Gatecrasher Classical Rock N Roll Circus Don Valley Sheffield

The trance institution is heading back to the site of its Millennium New Year's Eve spectacular 

Gatecrasher, one of the biggest names from the UK's superclub era, has announced plans for a huge daytime event at Sheffield's Don Valley Bowl on...

Sheffield’s Gut Level announces Northern DIY club culture Barbican exhibition

The queer-led DIY collective will promote the Northern grassroots scene throughout the month of June at the London cultural institution 

Sheffield crew Gut Level are hosting an exhibition at London's Barbican Centre about DIY club culture in the North of England. The queer-led DIY collective...

Photo of a red glowing The Leadmill sign inside the venue.

The much-loved venue has urged fans to help in their fight to avoid eviction

The Leadmill, Sheffield’s longest-running music venue and nightclub, remains at risk of closure after being served an eviction notice from its owners last year. The...

Industrial strength: finding hope at Sheffield’s No Bounds festival

Centred around Sheffield’s Hope Works club, No Bounds festival’s sixth edition in October mixed cutting-edge rave NRG and thought-provoking art with a community-building ethos. With the help of founder Liam O’Shea, artistic curator Amy Carter Gordon, and club residents Gracie T and 96 Back, Eoin Murray reports back on the inspiring weekender, and learns the story of its spiritual home as it celebrates its 10th anniversary

“Without hope we're fucked,” says Liam O’Shea, founder of Sheffield club Hope Works, and director of No Bounds festival. “Hope can be different things at...

Gut Level Sheffield reopens in new temporary space 

The queer-led DIY collective finds its third home in a former morgue turned studio complex

Sheffield's Gut Level is back with a new temporary space after being forced out of their previous space in July. The queer-led DIY collective and...

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A new club, FØRGE, is set to open in Sheffield in September. Having drip fed a series of teasers via social media in recent weeks...

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"For many people involved in DIY & grassroots spaces, this story will be familiar," said organisers 

Sheffield's Gut Level has announced its imminent closure. On July 1st, the queer-led DIY event space and collective shared the news on Instagram, citing ongoing...

No Bounds announces first names for 2022 festival

The Sheffield event returns this October

Sheffield festival No Bounds has revealed the first wave of artists playing its 2022 edition this October. The event will once again take place across...

history-of-bassline

From its beginnings in Yorkshire clubs to becoming a nationwide dance music phenomenon and chart success, the bassline sound has survived and thrived, despite the efforts of the police and club licensing authorities. Matt Anniss charts its rise, fall, resurgence and influence on a new generation of DJs, producers and ravers

A quarter of a century ago, a record slipped out on Rumour Records that would change the course of UK dance music history. Created by...

RP Boo, Space Afrika and more have joined the bill

No Bounds festival has finalised the line-up for its 2021 edition, taking place next month.

Lorenzo Senni, RP Boo, Space Afrika, The Black Dog and...

The record is the first time the UK producer has used his own voice 

96 Back has announced a new album, 'Love Letters, Nine Through Six', which will arrive via Local Action on 5th November. 

The LP is the...

Alex McLean and Gracie T will also join the roster

The residencies for Sheffield's Hope Works club and No Bounds festival have been announced.

London-based, Congolese-Belgian DJ Nkisi is among the DJs joining the roster...

Slowly but surely, dance music in northern England is rebuilding, and the past year has encouraged some promoters to rethink how they can make clubs...

“The clubs are coming back, pass it on!”Like a whisper rippling through a crowd, excitement is mounting as venues prepare to reopen their doors. But...