Event: Sect: – Raising Money For Shelter UK, Wharf Chambers, Leeds. Friday, 11th September.


I don’t tend to do much coverage of nights outside of Glasgow in these irregular sections, but I’m breaking with tradition this time because I’ve mentioned on several occasions that I think house and techno has often been a little hesitant (or outright reluctant) in supporting worthwhile causes – with a few obvious (perhaps predictable) exceptions – so when a club actually steps up to do just that I think it’s worth passing on the information.

And there are few better causes at the moment than Shelter, the charity who offer advice, help and support for those facing housing and homelessness problems, and who campaign to tackle the root causes of these issues. They do great work, especially in the face of a government which increasingly cares little for anyone who isn’t one of their gang.

Northern institution Sect have put together a belter of a night featuring DJ sets from James Tec, Opal Tapes founder Basic House, The Subdermic, and HE/AT, plus live sets from Dronelock and Joanne. Club residents Skunkrock and Ford Foster provide the foundation for an evening of twisted, banging and quite possibly utterly mental electronic abuse and warped techno all inside the safe haven of the Wharf Chambers – a former pork pie factory now running as a workers co-op which provides a space for many community activities. A former pork pie factory. How brilliant is that?

All proceeds go to Shelter. You want to go? Of course you do. Here are the boys themselves with the skinny:

To secure a place on the guestlist, please visit our website http://www.sect.xyz for all the details. We’re asking for a minimum donation of £4 which is an absolute bargain for a line-up like this, so please feel welcome to donate more – every penny donated goes directly to Shelter via the social charity platform, Givey.

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

4 quid folks. 4 quid for all that mad quality. That probably wouldn’t buy you a minging Vodka Redbull at your usual handbags-and-pouting glamour pit these days let alone get you through the door. So get your arses down there on Friday and shake them raw in aid of a very, very good cause.

8 until 5, at the Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ.