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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 

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...

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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...

No Bounds announces first names for 2022 festival

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...

India Jordan, Kode9 and Batu will also play the Sheffield weekender

Sheffield's No Bounds festival has revealed full details of its return for later this year.

Scheduled from October 15th to 17th, the festival will take...

Saoirse, Rian Treanor and the Nyege Nyege Tapes collective are all involved

Sheffield's No Bounds Festival has confirmed plans to host a virtual event next month.

The mostly online event will be livestreaming from Sheffield Industrial Museum (SIM)...

Our monthly label showcase, The Sound Of, puts the focus on the imprints we love; outlets that are championing new artists, dropping key releases and...

From its distinctive binary code record sleeves to its visionary output, Central Processing Unit has become one of the UK’s most consistently exciting electronic music...

The Sheffield venue has also announced three new residents for 2020

Sheffield clubbing institution Hope Works has announced the residents it has in store for 2020.

Joining the residency programme for the first time are SHERELLE...

The club will open later this month

Sheffield is gaining a new club in the form of 300-capacity warehouse space, Signal.

After a trial period during the last few months in 2019...

The damage following the recent Yorkshire floods is extensive

The team behind Sheffield's much-loved Sinai Sound System has launched a crowdfunding campaign after the recent Yorkshire floods caused extensive water damage to the system...

 SpectraSoul and Halogenix top the bill for opening night

A new 300-capacity club, Dryad Works, is opening in Sheffield this weekend, with the first party set for Friday 18th October. 

The space, which is...

dBridge, Aurora Halal and Rian Treanor are also confirmed... 

No Bounds Festival has locked LSDXOXO, Courtesy, Slikback and Lanark Artefax in the first wave of names set to play the third edition of the...

Hope Works Sheffield head honcho Lo Shea readies his ‘Activation / Pressure’ EP on DEXT Recordings. ‘Activation’ is an urgent, drum-led techno hammer...

Lo Shea will release his ‘Activation / Pressure’  EP via London’s DEXT Recordings tomorrow 19th October.  

Following EPs on Rekids and Dusky’s 17 Steps the...

Leeds via Sheffield’s 96 Back is 18, and is already one of the finest up-and-coming DJ/producers in the fields of electro and bleep – with...

96 Back is the pseudonym of Sheffield-born, Leeds based DJ/producer Evan Majumdar-Swift. at At just 18, he is quickly becoming one of the most talked...