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Q&A: Soichi Terada

We are honoured to be welcoming Soichi Terada to the HiFi Club on 18th February. He is widely regarded to be the custodian of electronic music’s cheeriest live set. While many producers frown into their gear, or simply fail to entertain the spectator, the Japanese 51 year old beams. And he has every reason to be […]

In the bag: Gip Dammone

Gip Dammone is one of Leeds’ most recognisable and best loved figures. For many, he is the stallion of Headingley’s swanky Italian restaurant, Salvo’s. But, for many years, Gip’s role was of a different kind: as a member of the Dig! Family, he fed the city’s dance floors tasty plates of jazz, funk and soul. […]

Q&A: Fiesta Bombarda

The Fiesta Bombarda are responsible for some of HiFi’s most chaotic nights of the past year. Not in an organisational sense (they are one of the most reliable and organised promoters in the game), but in terms of the chaos that ensues on the dance floor. Combining the spectacle of live music events with the no-nonsense […]

Gold Teeth

Heavyweight party-throwers Gold Teeth have taken on the mantle of satisfying your pop-music needs through their raucous club nights. Each month, they’ll be orchestrating special events in honour of your favourite celebrity musicians. They’ve done Beyonce, Kanye and Drake recently. Come and find out who’s next.


Fourth Thursday of the month Clarks is your essential monthly dose of Bashment, Soca and Dancehall. There are no warm up sets, no chill down sessions – expect upfront, all killer selection from our growing list of residents and special guests. Rinsing vibes from JA to UK with a smattering of Afrobeat and Garage, Clarks’ energy is […]

In the bag: Hot Diamond Aces

Although they aren’t record collectors by trade, the Hot Diamond Aces are still fanatic about wax. To achieve their incredible fusion of afrobeat and jazz sounds, they must have laid their hands on a few records in their time. So, before they join us for this weekend’s Sunday joint, we speak to Paul Butler (far right) […]

In the bag: DJ Marko Afro

If you’ve been out of an evening in Leeds, then you are bound to have encountered Mark Crossley at some point. He has been a regular feature behind the bar at some of Leeds’ trendiest venues, including Outlaws Yacht Club and as the general manager of the Hyde Park Book Club. He is regularly behind the […]

Introducing: Hyde Park Brass

It’s coming up to the most wonderful time of the year. And among the Coca-Cola lorries, chestnut roasters and frenzied shoppers swarming through Briggate, you are quite likely to find an enduring symbol of British folk tradition projecting Christmas carols and festive melodies: the brass band. It wouldn’t be a community occasion without that glistening, disciplined arrangement […]

Q&A: DJ Okapi

At the weekend, World Treasures, with the help of Outlaws Yacht Club and Dimensions Festival, brought DJ Okapi to the HiFi club. Alongside Ruf Dug, the South African absolutely nailed it. As was expected, it was a vibrant night of global music to remember. As a parting gift, Okapi had a little chat with us…   Could […]

Q&A: Ruf Dug

Exploring the work of Manchester’s Ruf Dug, you get this heartening sense that he’s just done things right. Though some of his musical education came with a corporate sponsor (he is an alumnus of the Red Bull Music Academy), the man that catapulted out of the institution could not have landed further from that association. His […]