The Young Academic School of Music is not just concerned with Warehouse Project and the Ultimate Festival Guide, we will be updating you on every musical event worth its salt this academic year. While Annie Mac was lighting up Store Street last weekend, a remarkable series of club nights by the name of Trilogy were getting underway in Leeds.
A new collaboration between Metropolis and Wax:On, TRILOGY kicked off in style on Saturday night with Part I of the season proving to be a huge success. Nero, Ms Dynamite & Annie Mac witnessed thousands of electronic music fans descend on the Leeds event. TRILOGY Part I has set the bar high for Part II & III, which will see some of the world’s most prestigious DJs blast beats into the early hours of the morning.
Part II welcomes Knife Party, Labrinth, Azari & III & Shy FX plus many more
Boasting three rooms of the most cutting edge dance and electronic music the world has to offer, Trilogy Part I, the first in a three-part series of dance events at Leeds University Union saw the likes of Andy C, Annie Mac, Nero and more take to the floor. Annie Mac arrived at Trilogy with close friend and BBC Radio 1 partner-in-crime Nick Grimshaw who then proceeded to crowd surf across the Stylus room much to the delight of everyone present. The anthem of the night came courtesy of Nero’s awesome ‘Crush On You’, which was played out by Annie, North Base and, of course, Nero themselves.
Following the tragic death of DJ Medhi last week, Trilogy Part I saw hundreds of clubbers arrive sporting “RIP Medhi” t-shirts, while on the terrace, the winner of the first Trilogy Facebook competition whipped the crowd into a frenzy before Brookes Brothers and Northern Lights among others took the helm and saw out the night.
With Part I well and truly cementing Trilogy’s position as one of the most exciting new winter clubbing experiences in the UK, all eyes have been firmly fixed on Parts II and III in October and November respectively. Part II features some of the most exciting new names in dance music including Tempa T, The 2 Bears and Azari & III alongside a hugely nticipated appearance from Knife Party, the elusive new project from Pendulum fellas Rob Swire and Gareth
McGrillen, Labrinth and Shy FX. Ditching their guitars for decks, the Friendly Fires boys will also be making a special DJ appearance at Trilogy Part II.
And the pressure doesn’t let up as we head into November and the final part of this inaugural Trilogy season.
Starring two of the three Magnetic Man collaborators – Skream and Benga – alongside the Mr. Nice of electronic music Erol Alkan and critically-acclaimed newcomers Hudson Mohawke and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – the latter of which will be performing live – Leeds University Union Complex is the only place to be this winter.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH
NERO / ANNIE MAC
CASPA & MC ROD AZLAN
SATURDAY OCTOBER 29TH
KNIFE PARTY / LABRINTH
ARTWORK & MC DRS
AZARI & III LIVE
DJ HYPE & MC IC3
FRICTION & MC AD
FRIENDLY FIRES DJ SET
THE 2 BEARS (JOE HOT CHIP & RAF DADDY)
TODDLA T & MC SEROCEE
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26TH
SKREAM & BENGA
BREAKAGE, JESS MILLS &
LOADSTAR & MC TEXAS
ROSKA & JAMIE GEORGE
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT
Part II – Saturday 29th October 2011
Part III – Saturday 26th November 2011