On a spookily good Saturday night in Leeds, Red Bull Music Academy have decided to throw another great party into the mix for Halloween weekend, with DJ Harvey, Leon Vynehall, Job Jobse and Palms Trax brought to Canal Mills for the evening’s entertainment. A jam-packed schedule at Leeds’ most haunting venue, this one has all the makings of a suitably scary night out.
RBMA are going to be busy in Leeds, with a series of big events between the 27th and the 30th of October. Kano conducts a Red Bull Lecture on the first day, with the “An Eye on Grime” night following it up before a heavy-looking night at Wire on the Friday, with Marcel Dettmann, Objekt, Call Super and Laurel Halo performing. Moving into Sunday and RBMA presents Discopolis sees cult-hero DJ Harvey take up the top position, with his balearic disco and obscure selections sure to whip up a frenzy after Leon Vynehall has shown off his own impressively acquired records. Dutch favourite Job Jobse will also dictate affairs with his selections, which carry the approval of a man who was charged with bookings for Amsterdam’s wonderful Trouw before its sad closure at the start of this year.
The final name on the lineup, Lobster Theremin’s Palms Trax will be enjoying himself as he plays a four hour set at the canal-side warehouse. The Berlin-based producer has enjoyed a rapid ascent in popularity over recent years, backed no doubt by the success of tracks like his stonking debut single “Equation”. A fan of old trippy electro as well as the Detroit sounds that have influenced the soft pads of his own productions, Palms Trax brings an eclectic mix of styles together in his DJ sets, making him a perfect addition to a lineup that includes such genre-skipping DJs.
Seeing as there’s unquestionably a great selection of DJs on offer, let’s hope the atmosphere at Canal Mills can live up to the billing for this excellent looking party. Word is it’s Harvey’s first trip back to Leeds in almost 20 years, so you’d hope that it’s a good’n.
Tickets on sale Tuesday 24th August.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Serendipity