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18-06-2008
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Yay! Do it feline. I only have pics of me and my friends and none of them are on the street.

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18-06-2008
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I never thought tFS would ever have a style thread about my native Yorkshire!

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20-06-2008
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for me leeds is synonymous with the emo/alternative scene. not the crappy new emo but just like the 'real' alternative. i love being there and going to gigs there, wish i could visit more. everybody from where i'm from (mboro) moves there at some point so i'm probably overdue!

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21-06-2008
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Come to Leeds mazzystar. Join us. This thread needs more pics though.

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22-06-2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hye Park Lover View Post
If it's not made in Yorkshire, it ain't gold.

I'm a fan.

In fact, Sheffield has some pretty well dressed fellows cruising the streets. although they are mostly overly cliched indie looking. But that tends to be a problem within England generally.
Ha!! I'm from Sheffield. I'm quite glad that there's a Leeds/Yorkshire thread brilliant!!

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22-06-2008
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^I live near sheffield, and only really shop there. There are some good dressers occasionaly, I would love to take pictures!

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25-06-2008
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oh love this thread, im from manchester however leeds is a v.cool place to be. everywhere you look there is someone dressed really well.

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25-06-2008
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If you look on www.sintillate.com there is a really good Leeds party night which has pictures of party goers

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from vice magazine

Bassline was born in a magic place called the North of England, mainly in rainy towns like Sheffield and Leeds. For most people, their first introduction to bassline was to hear it blasted out of car-stereo subwoofers by thuggish Taz and Beefy lookalikes with too much gel in their hair and fancy shirts that you can’t make fun of them for wearing or else they will cut your face open. The cars were usually cheap Citroëns, modified to within an inch of their lives with blue neon strips shining from underneath them and windows tinted so dark that it must be illegal and clouds of skunky weed smoke pouring out of them and… You get the idea. That was who liked bassline first. We recently went to a bassline night in Leeds to meet some of the punters. Come along...



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Bassline broke big at the end of last year with the release of T2’s track “Heartbroken.” Suddenly Pop Idol pig Leona Lewis had almost been turfed from the number one spot after 67,000 consecutive weeks of yawn-inducing inanity and everyone in London was claiming they’d been into bassline since copping a few “Agent X white labels in Uptown to mix with some DJ Narrows records back in ’02” or some such lie. It’s more likely that at that time these people were listening to abysmal DJ Hell compilations and taking worse cocaine while they snooped around the internet looking for the next wagon to hitch their turncoat ponies to. But we digress…


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Now bassline has spread to the US too, with a few very influential music critics (who shall remain nameless in these pages because, like most demons, saying their name only increases their power) putting bassline on their 2007 best-of year-end listy thingies. Keep in mind that this is the same trajectory that little things out of the UK like trip-hop, jungle, M.I.A., grime, and “new rave” travelled. In other words, the whole world is going to be dealing with bassline in one form or another in 2008.


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Meanwhile, bassline continued to grow in places up North where people talk funny and do things like put engravings of Lucozade bottles on their murdered friends’ gravestones. Pirate radio, 16-CD mixtape packs and the notorious Niche nightclub gave the sound an identity, but Niche was closed due to repeated police raids that revealed organised gang-related crime, drug trafficking, and gun and knife violence to be endemic within the bassline scene. A little-seen BBC North documentary last September detailing the extent of the violence in bassline, combined with the sound’s imminent total takeover of the charts (tracks by Delinquent, Dexplicit, and T2 have all been licensed to majors) persuaded us to go and check out what the Yorkshire Constabulary have called, in typical alarmist fashion “currently the greatest threat to our area’s youth.”


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Despite its ominous name and preceding police reports of further gang violence at bassline events in Hull and Huddersfield, the Leeds nightclub that we visited, Rehab, was filled with the kind of kids you could imagine having a good time at any suburban London club—only here it was with exciting, bass-heavy music that if you’d been paying attention, our columnist Prancehall has been telling you about in Vice for more than a year, you doofuses.


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TThe promoter, the majority of the crowd, and the DJs were happy to talk to us. In fact, the only guy who gave us any **** was Science from Big Brother 4. Or was it 5? We’re not sure because we didn’t watch it but he definitely wanted us to help launch his rap “career.”

What we’re trying to say here, in an incredibly longwinded way, is that bassline is just like any other scene from jungle to grime that has been wrongly branded as a threatening pariah by those that have never even set foot in a rave or met any of the people involved. But we did, and we do it a lot, and it’s pretty great. In fact we’re off back there next month, and we’re going to keep at it until bassline inevitably appears in yogurt and shampoo commercials, at which point we’ll find something new and tell you about that, but, as usual, you won’t listen until it’s almost too late.

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I guess it's just the same kind of people in Sheffield and Leeds...

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01-07-2008
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can we include nottingham in here?

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Well calendar news does....

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04-07-2008
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Leeds boys seem to be especially wonderful dressers. Totally gorgeous, too.

Actually, my favourite vintage dress ever was bought from a cool little vintage shop in Leeds.

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