Making the move over from Huddersfield, Limit mark their Leeds launch party with a night at Wire on Saturday 6th of August, serving up a three hour set from Marquis Hawkes ahead of the release of his debut LP Social Housing. Hoping to start the way they mean to go on, the Limit crew also bring one of Newcastle’s best upcomers in Elliot Adamson, as well as Leeds locals Gas House Kids and the Limit DJs.
Deliberately enigmatic, Marquis Hawkes wants his music to be his point of contact with the world outside, and has achieved this with a series of hotly received releases on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Houndstooth and Aus Music. Can’t Find A Reason swept through dancefloors near and far in 2014, marking Hawkes as one of the in-form house producers, and he has gained a large following with DJ sets that neatly pull together his techno and house influences. Hawkes’ tendency for acidic touches makes his combination with Wire’s Function One sound system an enticing prospect, with the venue at its best during the darkening mid-morning chaos.
Second in command on the night, Elliot Adamson will be looking to give Leeds a glimpse of the precocious talent that has seen him championed by the likes of Jackmaster and Eats Everything. A genre-skipping party machine, Adamson is the force behind edits of The Streets and Dizzee Rascal which have been doing the rounds for a little while, with his Strings Hoe remix even finding its way into the 2015 edition of Jackmaster’s yearly mastermix. Built up by some as one of the rising stars of British dance music, Adamson could well be headed for the big leagues.
Limit will be looking to consolidate their place in the Leeds scene with this night, so you can expect it to be a wild one. They will also call upon friends Gas House Kids as they send forth their resident DJs as the other contributors to a night of carefully curated madness.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Paramount Artists