SYSTEM PRESENTS FUSE – MINT CLUB, LEEDS
It’s October and the sun starts to set earlier in the sky and the winter clothes start to come out. For the vast majority of people this is seen as a negative aspect of living in the UK, however for those that like to party and party properly, the autumn and winter brings some of the best club nights and line ups that can be found in the UK. Forget festivals, watered down pints and wellies. Think more dark rooms, sweat, loud sound systems and set times where you can fully appreciate a DJ’s sound and record collection.
I headed north to Leeds where I was checking out one of the most highly regarded underground clubs in the country, Mint Club, where local party brand System hold monthly events throughout the year. System started life as a tiny party on an estate just outside of the city centre. For a party of its size, it amazingly managed to attract ravers across Europe, such was its notoriety in an intimate setting. After outgrowing this venue, System’s owners decided to take the brand to another level and bought Mint Club, another intimate club, however with a raised capacity to elevate their booking power to be and located right in the heart of the city. For the last 5 years they have become known as a staple event in the north of England for quality events featuring some of the very best DJs in house and techno. Giants like Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin and Luciano have all graced previous events.