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Extended: Willow

Friday 1 November 2019

Extended: is a new event series coming to Leeds in Autumn 2019, inviting the very best international DJ’s to take the reigns for special extended sets.

“To play an extended set to a high standard requires a deft ear for music curation, set building and of course, technical prowess with the chosen equipment. There’s something supremely satisfying for both the audience and the selector in a longer set. It means the DJ has the time required to command a crowd, to build a set around a start, middle and an end and to really explore all corners of their record bags.” – Mixmag



With an output spanning the realms of classic hip-hop, stripped back broken beat and sparse elements of left-field house, electro, minimal, dubby techno; Willow has developed a sound that’s unusually distinctive, yet hard to define.

Willow’s introduction came in 2014 when veteran DJ Move D included her first production ‘Feel Me’ in his Fabric 74 mix. Having pricked ears when he played the track out for the first time, Move D passed ‘Feel Me’ on to his friend Lowtec – who decided to give it a full release in a compilation on his Workshop imprint the following year.

The sub-heavy house tune with an earworm R&B vocal was a highlight on the LP, and then became No.6 in Resident Advisor’s tracks of 2015.
Willow made her return to Workshop in 2016 with a full EP; Workshop 23 -bringing together warm, twisting melodies with delicate vocal flecks and heavy low-end stabs over lingering dimensions of beat-less bars.

The finer points of Willow’s sound continue to stir intrigue from the mysterious variety of her productions to date. Her dynamic DJ style has been honed from years of record collecting in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and the on-going residency in Nottingham as one of the key drivers of party series 808 with best friends Alex (Turinn – modern love), James, and #FS1Sammy.

BOILER ROOM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6155YqoKIE&t=1157s

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