2020 Soundsystem - No Order20:20 vision recordings
Ralph Lawson has reached legendary status in my home county (YORKSHIRE). This has been done by working hard throughout his entire career and most certainly because of his out and out loyalty to Back To Basics - A World wide dance music institution that in my mind is in it's own league. Anyone who's seen Ralph DJ at Basics over the last 15 years will be able to vouch that his presence is legendary and that he's one of the nicest peeps you is ever gonna meet in this industry. But that's enough about Ralph. His band - 2020 Soundsystem conjure up a superb debut album that ooze's with the freshest of beats side by side with quality vocals and supersonic bass-lines. This whole album slides along without one bad tune. The opening track 'Hit The Fan' is probably my favourite with it's retro synths and bubbling bass, The Glass collaboration on the title track is a 'must turn up louder track' and The Tape has been echoing around clubland for a while now to a great reception. These tracks work so well in this format, but if you're really gonna feel this vibe then be sure to check out the band live. Ralph & Co. I salute you!