Saturday December 15th sees 2020Vision return to London's Village Underground for their annual xmas blowout. Dubbed a highlight of the clubbing calendar year - previous 2020 Christmas shows have played host to the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Lindstrom Live, Crazy P, Tensnake Live, Subb-An and more, whilst delivering and sharing some truly unique moments such as legendary House Music institution Backtobasics' 20 year anniversary. Once again the exclusive xmas warehouse session will be stretched over a mammoth 12 hours in order to accommodate the creme de la creme of world DJ talent, old and new.
Headlining we are flying in Chicago House legend CHEZ DAMIER who celebrates his 20th anniversary year in the UK, after Ralph Lawson first brought him to Leeds back in 1992. A legendary figure in electronic music, Chez Damier has played close witness to many of the pivotal moments in the history of house and techno. Jointly responsible with partner Ron Trent for both Prescription Records - widely recognised as one of the greatest labels of all time - and The Morning Factory, one of the most ethereal jams ever to rock a room, Chez Damier carries abound the true soul of house music. Late 80's and early 90's Chicago, alongside label partners Kevin Saunderson and Ron Trent, saw Damier create the musical legacy that would guaranteed his legend. Immortal cuts like 'Sometimes I Feel Like', 'The Choice' and 'Be My' - remain unparalleled examples of the house music genre, thus it gives us great pleasure to welcome Chez to London for his debut 2020Vision show.
It’s hard to imagine a deeper, warmer combination of house and techno than what Best Works boss ANDRE LODEMANN serves up. Releases on labels such as Buzzin Fly, Freerange, Simple and Rebirth have seen Lodemann quickly rise to the top of the deep house tree. Long admired by masters of the deep such as Kerri Chandler and Charles Webster, the Berlin producer pairs club-ready vibes with some of the most colourful and utterly heartfelt melodies that have been pressed to vinyl in a hot minute, and has a knack for teasing sweet, warm and sumptuous sounds out of his record bag, perfect for those cold winter 2020 nights! His seminal 2009 track 'Where are you now?' remains one of the world's greatest ever slabs of house music, and typifies Lodemann's unique emotive sound.
RALPH LAWSON is the founder of 2020Vision and the original resident DJ from the legendary BacktoBasics club in Leeds now in it's record breaking 21st year. He is also part of 2020Soundsystem who regularly perform the world over at festivals and clubs such as Sonar, Space Ibiza, Exit Festival and Fabric. Alongside production partner Carl Finlow aka Random Factor he is responsible for creating classic remixes of 'Blaze - Lovelee Dae' and 'Felix Da Housecat's - The Light', and their own 'Raptures Of The Deep' and 'Spanish Fly'. Lawson has more than 10 major DJ Mix compilations to his name including his highly acclaimed Fabric 33 mix, and in addition to Backtobasics and 2020Vision residencies, Ralph is also resident at We Love Space in Ibiza, of which he recently mixed their summer album.
CLIMBERS are Mexicali duo, Jay Blakk and Kiko Deal, who despite forming little over a year ago, have already been making serious waves around the dance music world with a fresh-faced take on house music. Their debut ‘Law Of Attraction’ EP on Culprit, and more recent top 5 hit 'Equal Responsibility' on M.A.N.D.Y's Get Physical imprint, as well as a slew of buzz worthy remixes for labels such as Moodmusic, Lower East, Noir Music and Electronique have already found their way into the crates of some of the hottest underground dance acts including Jamie Jones, Art Department, James Teej, My Favorite Robot, Tanner Ross, Miguel Campbell, Catz n Dogz, and Richy Ahmed. Climbers’ signature sound is one of classic house percussions, emphatic electronic baselines, old school vocal sampling and atmospheric synth pads that are currently pushing all the right buttons. Serving up a mix of both new and unreleased material, together with an explosive DJ set, means this London performance is not to be missed.
2020Vision new signing OSSIE is one of the brightest talents in UK house music. Ossie's love for live sounding percussion and natural drums has led to him creating unique tracks such as 'Tarantula' and 'Super Cali', and recently reworked Mercury Music prize nominees Hot Chip. His recent FACT mix showcases his unique signature bass-led sound and is full to the brim with dance music weapons and his own sublime remixes.
The mysterious Leeds-based artist who goes by LAST MAGPIE is a new breakthrough producer on the UK dance scene who was notably featured on Maya Jane Coles' recent DJ-Kicks mix. Backed up by Maya Jane Coles' endorsement, the Yorkshire-based producer is an experienced creator of finely tuned 2step hybrids, and his latest club smash 'Who Know's Where Love Goes' has been riding high in the deep house charts for weeks now. Last Magpie and 2020 resident Danny Raper add the icing to the 2020 xmas cake and round off this carefully curated house music line-up in style.
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VENUE: Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch
PRICE: £10/12/15 | 6pm-6am