Relive the house music scene of the 80s and 90s at the Warehouse
It was quickly picked up in the UK which produced its own scene.
House music in Leeds has a rich history with Kaos sparking huge success in the late 1980s with DJs like Mark & Farrar as well as regular guest Sasha.
Additionally, Ricky’s was packed every weekend and eventually The Gallery upstairs would rise to the top of the rave, voted Europe’s second best rave venue by Mixmag readers and beaten only by Manchester Hacienda.
Ossett near Wakefield gave birth to The Orbit, which moved to Morley within a year and became the legendary, world-renowned Techno club. Leeds’ big rave brand of the 1990s at venues like the University & Corn Exchange was undoubtedly Ark, until 1997 for the ‘Last Ever Ark’!
Well, thanks to local promoter Gary Woodhouse, as 1.21 Gigawatts, clubbers can take a trip back in time with the DJs who played those events coming together for birthdays each year from 1987 to 1996, se producing twice a year as each year reaches its 30th or 35th anniversary.
An anniversary saw original Dream Frequency ravers perform with DJs such as Rob Tissera and on April 2 DJs Ark, Orbit and Gallery reunited for 1991 Revisited at Leeds Warehouse with a stellar lineup including Scratchmaster DJ Sy, Steve Luigi , Mark Holliday and a live PA of Awesome 3 plus Techno DJ Mark EG lifting the roof in the loft.
Future events include 1987 Revisited in June with Jon Dasilva & Mark Alexander and then in November Graeme Park, Anne Savage & Paul Dakeyne are part of the 1992 Revisited lineup.