Relic: Evan Baggs & Friends
Relic: Evan Baggs &Friends
After a successful launch at Wire last month, we're happy to announce that Relic is back. This time round we're moving to The Old Red Bus Station, with multiple rooms, and a bigger lineup that boasts up-and-coming talent as well as local selectors.
Evan the born and bred New Yorker has gained a reputation through clever track selections, precise mixing, and sheer passion. Through word of mouth – and years before his first releases - he has been invited to DJ for crowds all over the world from Brazil and China to Panorama Bar, and many places in between. His DJ sets are as exciting and diverse as his hometown, and have gained him compliments from many international DJ’s and producers who recognize him as a legitimate up-and-coming talent.
Harry is a self-confessed vinyl addict who’s passion sends him digging tirelessly through the realms of electronic music. There is no specific genre, just good records. This philosophy has led the 24 year old to have a record collection full of diversity and quality. Apart of Khron, a Manchester based music collective, his mixing ability and talent to spot a tune sets up for serious insight into the way he goes about his craft. Harry keeps a low profile but his occasional DJ appearances always provide. Each time he brings in a new record, you instantly want to know what it is.
Alex T closed for us with a sick set at our launch night, making him an irresistible choice for our second event. Alex is responsible for running On Rotation, a series of successful parties that have brought the likes of Laurine and Bruce to the local scene. In addition, he hosts monthly shows on KMAH Radio and is a regular contributor for Stamp The Wax. He has become a selector who feels as much at home playing downtempo jazz and soul as much as electro and acid house.
Taking over an art studio within the city’s historic walls, Asimovs party Rhumboogie have garnered a reputation for being the best spot to dance in York. Limited to only 100 heads per dance, they like to keep things simple using just 2 technics and a rotary, with records selected by their residents between 10pm and 6am. All of their parties are in support of local charity Choose2 Youth, and they have raised nearly £5000 for the cause since their launch in September.
Stepping up to the decks this time round is our good friend Oliver Walkden. Oli is one of the co-founders and residents of Brudenell Groove, a night where top notch tunes are paired with good will, as all profits go to charity. Oli's keen ear for great music and love for a good party shines through in his sets, and we can't wait to see what he has in store for us.
Elliott is the co-founder of Relic, and has been putting on parties across a number of venues in the city since his arrival in Leeds. This experience has led him to gaining some invaluable knowledge, whether he’s playing house & disco or techno & acid he clearly knows what to play and when