After the rip roaring success of Downtown Boogie, we are heading back to our favourite mill for a hip-shaking, foot-stomping swing spectacular.
Shining brogues and Tommy guns at the ready - all weaponry will be confiscated at the door but you'll look good in the taxi - we invite you to best speakeasy in town.
Mr Scruff will be giving us one of his famed 4-hour sets before The Correspondents take the stage in a Prohibition themed ball that will drive you more crazy than the finest moonshine you can find. Mikey J will also be adding a little bit of that extra special Leeds spice for you all.
Casual racism, misogyny and horrific organised crime syndicates aside, they knew how to do it back then. These guys put their lives on the line to make sure we could drown our sorrows today. Let's not let them down.
- Mr Scruff -
Ninja Tune veteran & supreme selector Mr. Scruff will be at the controls for four whole hours, serving up a melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, dubstep, afrobeat, latin, electrofunk and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category.
As a producer he makes music that draws on these influences, with a large dose of cheek and good humour. His cartoon drawings illustrate gig flyers, record sleeves and CD covers, and will accompany his set as live visuals on the night.
- The Correspondents -
Singer Mr Bruce and producer Chucks formed in 2007 and within two years had taken their hi-octane genre-blending dance music from house parties to festival main stages.
The show that quickly established the duo as one of the best live acts in the UK has Mr Bruce assuming the look of a monochrome matador, singing with force, scatting at speed and dancing like his life depends on it while Chucks takes the audience on a journey through a multitude of genres from jazz and blues to the nether regions of electro and drum’n’bass.
They're joining us for the Leeds leg of their nationwide album tour!