Between his productions and his epic DJ sets, Ralph Lawson has played a huge role in the warm wave of electronic music that's swept across underground dance music in the past two decades. Summer 2010 see’s Ralph’s residencies at We Love Space, Ibiza and Barcelona’s The Loft reach new heights and as regular at Berlin’s Watergate and London super club Fabric his personal style continues to shape what is now seen as 2020Visions signature sound. Whether it’s a DJ set under the Ibiza sun, in the muddy fields of Glastonbury or a live performance at one of Europe’s biggest festivals such as Barcelona’s Sonar as part of the impressive 2020Soundsystem band, witnessing him at the controls you soon realise that whatever is written, said or sung about music, none of it really matters, not when innovation both on and off stage plays the key ingredient.
Ralph Lawson continues his monthly We Love residential duties this year and 2020Vision is proud to announce their collaboration for the renowned night. We Love have joined forces with 2020Vision to create a free compilation CD to give away this summer. "We-Love...2020Vision" mixed by Ralph Lawson will be handed out in and around the venue during the balmy months, leading up to 2020Soundsystem's much anticipated live appearance on Sunday 22nd August at Space Ibiza and also at this years annual Sonar Festival.
Sonar 2010 is just a month away now and 2020Vision will celebrating the 12th anniversary of their legendary evening soiree in the good company of Art of Tones, Julien Chaptal, Burnski, Fernando and some mysterious figure who goes by the name DJ RL..The 2020Vison crew will be returning on Friday June 18th from 12 Midnight till 6am having been voted number one off Sonar party 2009 by Resident Advisor, throwing yet another shindig at Barcelona's legendary City Hall venue. Not content with simply providing a huge collection of talent on the night, 2020 will be giving the first 250 people through the door free copies of the aforementioned "We-Love... 2020 Vision".
Following their annual label gathering, 2020Soundsystem will proudly be returning to the stage at Sonar by night on Saturday evening with not only a brand new show but proudly joined by Simon Richmond from The Bays who will be joining them on all summer 2010 dates, which include The Big Chill, The Garden Festival, We Love Space and The Village Underground among others. The Soundsystem return for the second time following their 2005 performance that was encapsulated on the second disc of their highly acclaimed debut album "No Order”
Having fed and nurtured some of the hottest talent to come out of Leeds including 2020Vision's Paul Woolford, Simon Baker, Burnski and Audiojack while establishing a sound to himself, Ralph Lawson’s name continues through a busy 2010 synonymous with house music. In almost perfect timing of where our beloved house music is right now, the 2020Vision leader’s longstanding transatlantic influence, from disco sounds to low lung techno continually brings a European sensibility to the American roots of house music.