On this day in November 1991, and in an attempt to find an antidote to the whistle blowing, white glove wearing rave culture that saw in the nineties, a group of friends opened a club night in Leeds called Back to Basics.
It was, and has remained dedicated to good times for the "discerning clubber". Twenty years on it's the world's longest running weekly club night and continues to be an underground driver of our city's music and culture.
We love Basics, we love Dave... hell we even manage a band together who are playing the party tonight and just did an amazing project in Barcelona together! And of all the things people talk about in this city as being 'awesome' 'legendary' etc, this is something that truly 100% lives up to those words.
Here's a retrospective mix by Ralph Lawson, the first resident DJ and the first person to play a record at the club:
The Music Factory Years 91-94 part one by ralphlawson
We'd say Happy Birthday but what's another year when you're timeless (and, we suspect, immortal)? Instead, we salute you and look forward to partying with you tonight and for many years to come.