Distrikt 9th Birthday – Andrew Weatherall – All Night Long

You hear a lot of interesting things walking through Woodhouse Moor in Hyde park. Though some of them are more profound than others, it can be a great way of getting an insight to what’s going down in the student community. I recently found “we should make Distrikt a regular thing” to be of some interest.

A year since the beefing-up of it’s sound system, Distrikt are keeping the ball rolling with top quality, relevant artists. The calibre of names they manage book each week for their free events begs belief and a 6-hour set from Andrew Weatherall is a case in point. Simple and understated, they arguably remain truer to the roots of the UK’s electronic music scene than any other club in Leeds, which is why they draw in a solid base of older partygoers as well as an increasing number of headsy young people (as Leeds’ student crowd does their homework).

As well as being a legend in the UK’s music scene, Andrew Weatherall is an excellent marker of where Distrikt are at right now. As someone from the old days who’s still highly relevant, his name can bring a smile to ravers of all ages. Over six hours he’ll be sure to truly explore his 25-year-strong record collection, starting very slowly and building up in a relaxed manner the way it used to be. This is bound to fit the atmosphere of Distrikt perfectly.

A 2am finish may be a source of frustration for many, however, my top tip is to keep your ears open at the end of the night for news of an afterparty. They have been more than worthwhile in the past.