Since curating the Canal Mills opening back in September and following that up with a Wax:On show featuring Pearson Sound, Jackmaster, Boddika and Dusty at the beginning of November, Wax:On have taken a bit of time off - and it seems that time was well spent. During their mini hiatus, the guys behind Wax:On have been drawing up a specially exciting and eclectic lineup to bring to their loyal Leeds fans.
Heading up the bill will be Jamie XX. As a member of The XX, Jamie XX is part of one of the UK’s most forward thinking and influential bands and as a DJ, he come a long way since his back room set for Wax:On at Vox Warehouse some time ago and promoter’s are climbing over each other to get him booked - and we’re more than happy Wax:On has secured a set from him at the blossoming Canal Mills. Sam Shepherd, AKA Floating Points, will also be appearing with one of his famed eclectic DJ sets - sure to be littered with a wide selection of his soul, dub, gospel, jazz and house infiltrated releases.
Bringing a garage edge will be Huxley whose productions on labels such as Tsuba, Hypercolour and 20:20 Vision have gained him masses of respect from his peers in the industry. Always drawing upon his love for UK and early US garage, Huxley’s bouncing DJ sets have become much loved in Leeds, even resulting in a summer residency this year for Leeds’ based promoters Flux. Finishing off the strong lineup is Maxxi Soundsystem (FutureBoogie Recordings, Hypercolour, Ellum Audio) and Evian Christ (Tri Angle).
We, and many others, will be glad to see Wax:On back and even more glad they’ve brought a seriously good lineup with them.
Saturday 18th January 2013
Canal Mills, Leeds
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Article by Alex Ogilvie
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