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For the past three months we have been following the progression of the newest music and dance venue to the city of Leeds as we have gained an insight into the ethos and the plans of the venue from some key figureheads within the Control camp. The wait is finally over – the venue is due to launch soon and the first few parties have now been announced.

The 3000+ capacity event space has been equipped with state of the art lighting, impeccable Funktion One sound, huge LED video walls, Geodome technology and a wide selection of other specialist equipment, positioning itself at the vanguard of the nightlife scene in the UK, ahead of their opening on Saturday 7th September.

Control kicks off its Autumn/Winter calendar on Friday 4th October as they welcome Ibiza hero Solomun and his Diynamic label to Leeds alongside fellow Diynamic friends H.O.S.H and Stimming. The Geodome is hosted by local label Love Not Money and headlined by Matt Fear who will be performing alongside label boss Luke Pompey, Rick Hirst and Dene Antony.

Skip forward a few weeks and we arrive at the venue’s next artist led event. Ibiza brand We Love lands in Control as multi genre madmen 2manydjs and French house legends Cassius take centre stage in the main room. And they aren’t stopping there as Greg Wilson, king of the re-edit, headlines the Geodome for a typically off kilter and multi-faceted soundscape alongside disco heavyweight The Revenge.

On Friday November 15th, the voice of Radio 1 Mr Pete Tong jets in to the city with Tensnake and Waifs & Strays in tow, as well a very special guest to be announced. This show is closely followed by fellow Radio 1 hotshot MistaJam on Friday 6th December as he brings his coveted Speakerbox brand to Control with a substantial line up consisting of Pendulum, Professor Green and Bigger Than Barry residents.

There are whispers that there are more events to be announced but, in the meantime, there is more than enough here to excite the hungry clubbers of Leeds.

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Control

Cardigan Fields

Kirkstall Road

Leeds

LS2 4DG

 

Tickets available at – http://www.ticketarena.com

 

Control – http://www.facebook.com/gotocontrol

 

Full Listings

 

Saturday 7th September: Control Opening

 

Friday 4th October: Solomun presents Diynamic – 11pm – 6am – Price £10/£15

Control:

Solomun, H.O.S.H, Stimming (live)

Geodome:

Hosted by Love Not MoneyMatt Fear, Luke Pompey, Rick Hirst, Dene Antony

Solomun has had his biggest year yet in 2013 with his own night at Pacha Ibiza and Sankeys Ibiza both storming the White Isle. Tonight he hosts at Control with label friends Stimming and H.O.S.H in tow for what is set to be special affair.

The Geodome, meanwhile, is hosted by Love Not Money, a Leeds based label run by Luke Pompey with a passion for house music. Label releases and remixes have been well received with considerable plays from the likes of Sasha, Solomun and RadioOne. Love Not Money deliver a unique underground music experience firmly dedicated to the support & development of the finest cutting edge electronic music.

 

Friday 25th October: We Love presents… 11pm – 6am – Price £10/£15

Control:

2manydjs, Cassius, Haydyn Porter 

Geodome:

Hosted by Edits, Greg Wilson, The Revenge, Slaves To The Pleasure, Jacques T

Ibiza’s foremost club night ‘We Love…’ from Space makes the journey to Leeds for a special party tonight showcased by an array of talent including 2manydjs, Cassius, Greg Wilson and The Revenge. From politically incorrect prog-rock to funky r&b, from trendy hip hop to banging German techno: if it gets a crowd going, the Dewaele brothers aka 2manydjs have it in their record collection and have threaded it all together into one mesmerising and unpredictable set at just about every good festival and club around the globe.

Joining David and Stephen are French dance music’s missing links and old school originators Cassius. Their sound is one that combines the pop appeal, the heavyweight underground groove and the sheer brilliance of Air, Daft Punk and Dimitri.

The Geodome tonight will be a disco affair hosted by Edits with scene legend Greg Wilson playing alongside a few new school heroes such as Scotland’s The Revenge and Edits resident Slaves to the Pleasure.

 

Thursday 7th November: Flux – 11pm – 6am –  Price TBA

Line Up TBA

 

Friday 15th November: All Gone – 11pm – 5am – Price £10/£15

Pete Tong, Tensnake, Waifs and Strays + Special Guest TBA

Pete Tong brings his ‘All Gone’ night to Control with disco influenced Tensnake playing alongside house duo Waifs and Strays plus a special guest soon to be announced.

Releasing on his own Mirau label as well as Mule, Permanent Vacation, Running Back and Defected, Tensnake has become one of the most respected electro producers and DJs of recent times. Emerging with a disco-influenced style Marco Niemerski aka Tensnake has created countless big summer releases and has rose to criticalacclaim.

Waifs & Strays’ ‘Body Shiver’ was the rousing, strident electro tinged house cut that really set Jamie Jones’ fabric mix alight a few years ago and it really announced their arrival to the scene. The Bristol pair’s bold bass notes and warm, late night neon tones also came on Hot Creations in 2011, and were imbued with some sharp sampling that really set them apart from the crowd.  As DJs they run the gamut of styles so Control is delighted to have them playing at the venue.

 

Friday 6th December: Mistajam presents Speakerbox – 11pm – 6am – Price £10/£15

Control:

Professor Green, Pendulum, Mistajam, Amy Becker, LozContreras

Geodome:

Hosted by Bigger Than BarryJohnny Rhodes, J Torr, Dan Dowker

Having pioneered an entire scene via a distinguished broadcasting career, and with a packed DJ schedule across the world’s finest clubs and festivals, MistaJam is the real deal. Dubstep dances alongside Drum N Bass, Hip-Hop flirts with House, Garage ‘jams with Grime making the sets of the Radio One Xtra’s front man energetic to say the least. According to the man himself, “if it’s good, it’s in”… so if hearing nothing but good music sounds like your cup of tea, MistaJam’s Speakerbox will well and truly deliver.

Alongside the Speakerbox head honcho, crossover star and multi award winning artist Professor Green will be performing on stage, as will electronic-rock favourites Pendulum, with the ever popular bass boys Biggerthan Barry hosting the Geodome. 

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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