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System & Louche Terrace Party: Ricardo Villalobos, Zip & Tama Sumo photo gallery
***SET TIMES FOR THIS SUNDAY***
6-8 TAMA SUMO
8-11 RICARDO VILLALOBOS & ZIP
11-6 RICARDO VILLALOBOS & ZIP
System and Louche round off their Bank Holiday parties with a bang this August, bringing Ricardo Villalobos, Zip & Panorama Bar's Tama Sumo for the last bank holiday get together.
Not much needs to be said of Ricardo; an absolute pioneer of the minimal house and techno game, and by far and away one of the most influential artists in contemporary electronic music. Born in Santiago Chile in 1970 and moving to Berlin when he was a youngster, even today Ricardo's sound reflects his two homes- taking equal inspiration from classic Berlin techno and loopy South American drum rhythms. UK appearances from Ricardo are as rare as hens teeth, you really are in for a treat here, especially seeing as he'll be playing on his own, and also back to back with our next guest…
Like Ricardo, Zip also plays only a handful of shows on our shores a year. Real name Thomas Franzmann, Zip co-owns and curates the wonderful Perlon Records, one of the most distinguished techno labels out there. Releasing since 97, Perlon's intellectual twist on electronic music has seen artists such as Akufen, Cassy and even Ricardo release on the ground breaking label. Their refusal to bend to the digital format in favour of vinyl has seen them gain respect from all corners of the globe. Thomas selectively gigs at only the worlds finest venues, holding exclusive residencies at Panorama Bar and Harry Klein. Widely regarded as one of the best DJ's in the game by his piers, we can't wait to welcome Zip back to leeds.
We're delighted to add one of our favourite guests from 2011 to the lineup; Tama Sumo. A true DJs DJ, Tama Sumo, real name Kerstin Egert, is one of the notorious Panorama Bar residents, and an absolute connoisseur of house and techno. Kerstin will be warming the terrace up, and if her last visit to Leeds is anything to go by we're in for another masterclass on the turntables.
The Mint Warehouse's summer parties have been a refreshing change to Bank Holidays in Leeds this year. With a lineup as outrageous as this (with still more acts to be announced) System and Louche will have firmly established themselves as one of THE places to be in England on Bank Holiday Sundays.