We can’t just think of Dave Beer and his crew as having gone “back to basics” recently – what has happened is more of a coming “back to life”; the resurrection of Basics as one of Leeds’ biggest nightlife players. They have done so by taking creative control of Church, the new ecclesiastical venue that can accommodate a wider clergy of new and seasoned punters and promoters.
Having hosted big names such as Levon Vincent, Damien Lazarus, Subb-an, Eric Morillo and Steve O’Sullivan of late, it is clear that Basics has the financial backing and booking dexterity to put on grand events. And their next one might be their biggest of the new Church era.
UK house and techno legend Mr. G aka Colin McBean will be bringing his inimitably pumping live set as an offering at the Basics alter. The Londoner has been active since the millennium, pushing his soulful, high speed techno sound of raging hi-hats and vintage samples, predominantly released on his own Phoenix G label. He is probably best known for his epic remix of Mike Grant’s ‘The Struggle of My People’ on Detroit’s Moods & Grooves label.
Joining the G will be another techno heavyweight, Steve Bug. Since 1991, the Berliner has been a producer and impresario of proper club music. He is the founder of the Poker Flat, Dessous and Raw Elements labels, each of which are all premier sources of minimal, techno house and electro.
Back to Basics residents, and legends in their own right, Ralph Lawson (20/20 Vision), James Holroyd and Beero will play in support.
The event is at Church on Saturday 18th March 2017. Check the event page here.