This year, 2020Soundsystem returned with their second album ‘Falling’ and are currently touring Europe and will head for America in November. ‘Falling’ sees the band coming of age and managing to develop their unique and distinctive sound. The acclaimed first album “No Order” featured guest vocalists and a live set recorded at Sonar festival. The task of the second album has been to develop the bands own vocals and most importantly to capture the energy and flow of their live performance. 2020Soundsystem have always been about live shows. In fact live gigs came first, even before there were any tracks.
Founder member Ralph Lawson explains what happened,
“The 2020Soundsystem has its origins in a request from Fat City Records in Manchester to make a mix for their ‘Stars on 33′ series. I was totally bored of everything at the time and wanted to try something different. I wanted to mix records from 1979-1999 and many weren’t done on computers so you couldn’t beat match them. I wanted to find a new way to mix them. I spoke about it with Danny ‘Dubble D’ Ward and he suggested that he played kit over the records and handled any changes in tempo and then made our own ‘breaks’ coming out of the tracks.
I would then mix the next record into the drums that were now tight. Basically the idea worked and I still love the mix we achieved. We left the idea for a while but I became obsessed with putting a band together. It had been a dream since my teenage years and became an itch I still felt I needed to scratch. So when I was sent a demo by two Argentineans called Silver City (Fernando Pulichino and Julian Sanza) that featured live bass and keyboards I put 2 and 2 together and we made 4.
Our first gig was at BRB in Leeds in 2003. It was more of a jam over my records as we didn’t have any songs. Over time we started to get our own hooks and those then became the basis of original tracks”.
From humble beginnings to global recognition, 2020soundsystem come to Birmingham for a very special intimate gig at the Hare & Hounds.
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See you on the floor!
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