Canal Mills, Leeds - Winter 2014

It’s November, it gets dark really early and the sky has continuously stayed a permanent shade of grey. Want to make those sweet weekends even sweeter? We take a look at the Canal Mills line up and see how they are treating us this month.

Red Bull Music Academy
Red Bull Music Academy hosts on the 15th Nov bringing with them the most delectable selection of artists, beginning with the ever mysterious, smooth talker Moodymann. His funky house and techno with cheeky soul and disco influences always guarantees a great night and a dancing audience.
Complimenting him rather nicely is the busy John Talabot. His chilled-out sound is difficult to describe, but we’re going to ahead and call it nu-disco and slow house. If you like music that gives you serious feels, it’s pretty much guaranteed. 
George Fitzgerald’s catchy house also blesses Canal Mills. His effortless reading of the dance floor is becoming more and more apparent with each set – expect more of the same here. 
Genre-breaking Erol Alkan also features. Famed for his remix work, club ‘Trash’, own label (Phantasy) and producing skills, this man has brought endless producers and bands into the limelight.  He’s impossible to summarise, but understand that this man is incredibly talented and again his set will take you on a psychedelic musical journey through genres.
Making the event a bit of a family affair, Erol Alkan brings along Daniel Avery with him (also on label Phantasy). He also loves to combine hard hitting techno and house – a match made in ones and twos heaven. 

If you went out in 2012 you’ve almost definitely have heard of deep-house duo Dusky. You only have to look at the variety and number of DJs that love them to see these London boys have made big footprints for themselves. On the 21st November they’re hitting up Canal Mills and if you haven’t heard of them we won’t tell anyone, just give them a listen and you’ll want to go.
Continuing the couple vibe like a double date, Dense & Pika are also on the bill. After a relatively quick rise through the underground music ranks, this is a pair in high demand. 
Rhythm and chord god Leon Vynehall is making an appearance too. Expect to see a few bedroom DJ’s Shazam-ing tunes at the front of the crowd as there’s sure to be a selection of rarities in his set.  
The cherry on the top of this line-up is special guest; Jimmy Edgar. His musical past makes this man a bit of a legacy and a dabbler in all sorts. Expect the unexpected. 

Start the New Year how you mean to go on; dancing, listening to good music and being pretty sweaty. Mono_Cult have provided you the perfect list of DJs to aid you in this quest, too, which is nice of them. 
At the top of the bill is man like Four Tet – a guy literally no-one dislikes. He continues to amaze sampling every genre of music and seeing him live is almost like an education in itself. Don’t just let us tell you how good he is, if you haven’t seen him live, you need to.
Caribou’s slightly more dance-floor friendly alter ego, Daphni, is there. Again, he’ll blow you away with his progressive techy house.
Since Floating Points burst onto the scene in 2009 he’s gone from strength to strength, his signature combination of house, hip-hop, soul with some deep dubby beats topped off with some synthesize-y goodness is always going to go down well.

So… There you have it. A run-down of who to expect, and where to expect them. Don’t hibernate this winter. Buck the trend, don your best bucket hat and get out on the town. Canal Mills tickets can be found via the link below. 

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