Steve Lawler needs no introduction, but he certainly warrants one. As a DJ he spins all over the world, seamlessly plotting dancefloor stories that lean on house, techno and more, whilst as a label boss at VIVa he has built an empire of producers each with their own voice.
VIVa MUSiC works as a culmination of everything that’s gone before; from the putting on of the aforementioned illegal raves, to his residency at super club Cream back in the mid 90's. He’s remixed high pro?le artists such as Jamelia, Dido and Justin Timberlake and worked with many of the worlds renowned dance imprints. As well as recording a track for the blockbuster horror movie by Ian Softly ?The Skeleton Key', he’s released some of the industry’s most collectable mix series such as the ?Dark Drums', ?Lights Out' and, most recently, the ?VIVa' series.
Keywords: viva warriors, Steve Lawler, warehouse, leeds
Artists Or Speakers: Detlef, Steve Lawler, Darius Syrossian
More than thirty years after first opening back in 1979, legendary Leeds music venue The Warehouse returns with an astonishing new look, sound and feel. This is the place that started it all, opening up even before the Hacienda. From the late 70’s, The Warehouse introduced a whole new culture and became the epicentre of music and clubbing in the North of England.
Having played host to some memorable bands and DJ’s over the years with everyone from Frankie Goes to Hollywood to Sugar Hill Gang, Oasis to The Stone Roses, Sasha, Greg Wilson, LFO and Mike Pickering. Whilst nights like SpeedQueen and Kaos will forever been treasured memories in the hearts of those lucky enough to go, it’s only right the club has been taken over and returned it to its former glory.
Of course, high on the agenda for the new owners has been the technology behind the light and sound systems to provide a venue that is simply untouchable in Leeds. Brand new Funktion One Dance Stacks tower above the dancefloor as well mind blowing lighting rigs, colour lasers and CO2 jets. Elsewhere, the venue has been remodelled throughout with a new layout, new chillout areas featuring leather lounge beds, state of the art DJ equipment, new dance levels, new bars, new toilets and new air conditioning. Upstairs in the Loft the walls have been blasted back to expose the brick and huge wooden beams, fireplaces and sash windows have been revealed to create a sumptuous second room.