Photos by Ian Ramsey /
Butter Side Up with Amir Alexander photo gallery
January 11th 2012
Butter Side Up is a Leeds based night bridging the gap between all things that make your feet shuffle and your body’s flex. We aim to bring you the widest spectrum of different artists, offer an unparalleled atmosphere, and in doing so, have you all leaving with a massive smile on your face.
£6 Early Birds
Happy New Year butter lovers! Fresh off the back of the festive season we are extremely proud to bring you one of the true driving forces behind the Chicago house resurgence… the mighty Amir Alexander. DJing since 1993 and making beats since 1998, Amir is a true connoisseur of both the music & the culture. As an artist he has been steadily gaining recognition for his numerous and very well received EP’s on record labels from Chicago, New York, London, and Frankfurt as well as his own imprint Vanguard Sound. Since his superb release ‘The Gutter Flex EP’ on Argot in early 2012, he has since been snapped up for releases on Deep Vibes and Hypercolour offshoot Hype_Ltd. There is a serious amount of hype surrounding this chap!
A 20 year veteran Vinyl DJ, Amir’s skills behind the decks are truly formidable. Recording under the name Amir Alexander and the pseudonym Guerrilla Soul, this cat strives to bring a raw and gritty modern spin on classic Detroit, Chicago, and New York underground sounds. With extremely rare appearances this side of the pond, we are very excited about welcoming Amir for his Leeds debut.
One of the most intimate and best venues in Leeds. Wire is powered by the mighty Funktion One sound system which promises the best sound quality available.
Wire, 2-8 Call Lane, Leeds
SOULPHICTION / HUNEE / GERD JANSON / JAZZANOVA DJ SET / SAN PROPER / ANDRE LODEMANN / FUDGE FINGAS / TOBY TOBIAS / GERRY READ / COTTAM / MEDLAR / PETE HERBERT / OOFT! / / DEATH ON THE BALCONY / DEEP SPACE ORCHESTRA / ANDY ASH / KELVIN BROWN / LEFTSIDE WOBBLE / RED RACK'EM & many more...
See you on the dancefloor...Butter Side Up x