26 Sep 2013

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Tomorrow night we’re careering back over The Pennines, twisting and turning our way down Snake Pass to lend a hand at a decidedly large weekend of house music fuelled hedonism which is being laid on by the excellent partymongers over at Collect! in Sheffield and we can’t wait!

It’s no exaggeration (and really no surprise) to say that two of our favourite sets from four years of Holding It Down have come from our two appearances at DLS, playing for the Collect crew. For our 7 hour backroom takeover of the Pipe Room in February 2012 we invited Chris Duckenfield down as our guest and sandwiched his terrific set between 2 portions of our Hold It Down party nonsense. That introduced us to their magnificently up-for-it crowd and we absolutely loved getting back behind the Collect decks earlier on this year to see an even more enthusiastic packed out room bouncing around to our set in that wonderfully dark and gritty basement space.

Unfortunately it looks like DLS is out of action for now but it’s great to see nights like Collect starting small and growing organically by putting on great parties and building a loyal crowd. It’s this growth that means that Collect can even envisage curating a roster of events of this weekend’s magnitude and scale. The centrepiece is their huge gig at the O2 Academy but they’ve pulled in some of the best contemporary Sheffield promoters to create a great sense of community with seven parties across the city over the course of the weekend. Even better, there are still tickets left that will get you into the whole weekend shebang!
We’re making it a hat trick of Collect collaborations with a Friday warm up session on West Street in conjunction with the charitable crew from Party For The People. We’ve strung some records together for their mix series and tried to cram representations of lively Hold It Down-esque disco, house and techno into a cohesive hour, check it out, see what you think and we’ll see you down the front..
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