The legendary, still going strong, Leeds Warehouse. (19 Somers Street Leeds) Home of amongst others Vague, Speed Queen and these days Shine
Including Steve Luigi reminiscing
Luigi recalls a golden age for house music in the late 80s, before it became mainstream. He has always been a stalwart of the uplifting sounds of Chicago and New York and still runs his own monthly house nights, Old’s Cool, at Rio’s in Leeds.
“In the late 80s and early 90s there was a holy trinity of venues in the city,” he said. “There was The Warehouse and The Gallery and Arc and between us we really pioneered house music in Leeds.”
Big name DJs like Sasha regular came to perform at The Warehouse with nights like Soak and Kaos. And in 1993 The Warehouse sparked 24 hour party culture in Leeds when it was granted a 6am licence by exploiting a loophole in the licensing laws.