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Wax:on with Four Tet, James Holden & Space Dimension Controller photo gallery
Kieran Hebden, known to most of us as Four Tet is embellished with a musical gift some of us could only aspire to possess. Over the last 15 years he has graced us with an array of albums spanning from "Dialogue" back in 1999, his latest studio recording "There is Love in You", onto his milestone work with legendary jazz drummer Steve Reid and finally his most recent FabricLive mix which became a staple LP in the record collections of bass music lovers nationwide.
This isnâ€™t to mention his various collaborations with artists such as Radiohead front man Thom Yorke and Burial, the artist who puts out music seldom enough that when it happens, the whole world stops and takes note. This is also true of Four Tet, and anyone who's seen him play out will affirm how he successfully manages to encapsulate his audience like no other, with his ability to read a crowd beyond exceptional.
Holding up the headliner are two artists who more than make a steady foundation for the evenings proceedings. First up we have James Holden, an artist whose sets not only draw from deep within his record collection, but also utilizes tracks from the new generation of electronic artists. Not only is the diversity of his selections one to be admired, but his seamless ability to layer these together in a manner in which the age of the tracks is seemingly unnoticeable is something most extraordinary. All of this coupled with the true rarity that are his DJ sets, Border Community boss Holden is set to bring another and very welcomed dimension to the evening.
Finally we have for you one of this said "new generation" of fine producers joining the aforementioned artists. Playing nothing more and nothing less than "Galactic Funk" - Space Dimension Controller has made waves across the scene since the release of The Love Quadrant EP and continues to do so with each release, most recently The Pathway to Tiraquon6 on R & S Records.
Alongside all of this we have Room 2 hosted by Wax:On residents People Get Real for a â€œJoin Our Clubâ€ label showcase. With their mission statement being â€œreleasing great music, that we believe in, from passionate dedicated artists, who understand what makes a dancefloor tick. So if you are a likeminded soul, why not Join Our Club?â€. This certainly does it for us. Finally we have Butter Side Up commanding things in Room 3, relative newbies on the Leeds scene these guys have brought to us innovative bookings from day 1 and will be flaunting all thing electronica in the outside room.
Quite the line up for quite a night.