Spawning from the musical richness of Leeds, 2020 Vision, now into its 20th year of releasing the best cutting edge house and techno, has been undergoing a special tour around the UK to celebrate two decades in the business.
Headed by pioneering music figure and lifelong back to basics resident Ralph Lawson, 2020 Vision has been a label at the forefront of top quality underground music throughout its life as a label. The music has been brought from a wide variety of artists including DJ W!ld, FCL, Ejeca, Quell, Crazy P and Simon Baker, with releases like Huxley’s ‘Box Clever’, Audiojack’s ‘Get Serious’ and Maya Jane Coles’ ‘Little One’ being hugely charted by many of the world’s best DJ’s.
To celebrate it’s 20 years of music and parties, 2020 Vision has undergone a tour of clubs in the UK to host parties for fans of the label to come together and hear some of it’s most notable artists playing in great locations around the country. So far in the tour, 2020 Vision has visited Fabric in London three times, which in the past has been a regular spot to see label boss Ralph Lawson doing his thing as well as having him mix one of their iconic compilation albums, Fabric 33. The parties in London have seen the likes of Paul Woolford, Simon Baker, Debukas (Live), Burnski and Tristan Da Cunha playing sets in rooms two and three of the legendary London night club.
Now, bringing the label back to it’s spiritual home, 2020 Vision’s Control tour is coming to Canal Mills to showcase the label to the hedonistic party crowd of Leeds. Having played a multitude of times at most of Leeds best venues, Ralph Lawson will be pertaining to his home crowd, joined by fellow back to basics resident Tristan Da Cunha as well as Crazy P and a headline slot from none other than Greg Wilson.
Greg Wilson has in the past released a host of re-edits, remixes and mix albums including 2020 Vision’s mix compilation which have resulted in him being revered as one of the most important figures in the UK dance scene. As another one of back to basics current residents, Tristan Da Cunha is another well-loved artist from the Leeds clubbing scene. With reputable releases such as his remix of Tyree Cooper’s ‘One Nation’ and having also been a key part of the cherished Leeds nightspot The Garage and Waxwerks before it’s closure, his involvement with music in the city has been extensively significant.
Crazy P have also been well involved with 2020 Vision over the years and are relished as the favourite disco band of many. Having headlined many UK festivals such as The Big Chill, The Garden and HiFi they have written a host of superb music including their LP’s ‘Stop, Space, Return’ and ‘When We On’, which were both signed to 2020 Vision.
Tickets for this weekend’s highly anticipated Leeds edition of 2020 Vision’s Content Tour are available from Ticket Arena. To purchase 2020 Vision Content Tour Tickets, click here.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of High Chees and 2020Vision