Champion Up North presents:
The Old Red Bus Station
To celebrate 2 years in our beloved Old Red Bus Station, Champion Up North have curated a lineup that reflects the diverse nature of the underground music scene that we love.
— Upstairs — Curated by License To Jungle
Om Unit (Cosmic Bridge // Metalheadz // Exit)
Otik (Push & Run // DEXT)
Nausika (Bare Bones)
Solid Steppa Sound & Anya Asia
— Room 2 —
Room 2 will provide an immersive experience, with new works from two-of-a-kind artists, Emma Hardaker and Bobbi Rae aka Modes of Expression
— Downstairs — Curated by Witch
RUF DUG (3 hour set) (Ruf Kutz)
Jonny Sleight (Butter Side Up)
Elliott Finch & Josh Bayat
— Cantina —
Curated by More than Soul & Live in the Hive
Leeds Música All Stars
— Om Unit — Deftly bridging the borders between jungle, half-time and electronica, Jim Coles aka Om Unit has been finely tuning his sound over the last 20 years, experimenting with turntablism & jungle in his youth before launching the now legendary Om Unit moniker in 2009.
His prolific output has seen the Bristol native releasing LP’s on Metalheadz & Civil Music alongside numerous EP’s and singles on 31, Exit & Ninja Tune, whilst his imprint ‘Cosmic Bridge' continues to blur sonic boundaries, playing host to releases from heavy hitters including Kromestar, J:Kenzo & DJ Madd.
Forever forward thinking, it's a privilege to have this selector see in our birthday in style.
— Ruf Dug (3 hour set) —
Ruf Dug’s sound is impossible to pin down. Simply put he is a legendary record digger, selector and producer. His releases on his own Ruf Kutz label, Unknown to the Unknown, Music for Dreams and Klasse Wrecks span from Balearic to Acid, Disco to Jungle and everything in between.
More recently he’s been hosting his own famed Wet Play parties in Manchester and playing Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section nights. Expect to hear an eclectic mix of the best records you’ve never heard over his extended 3 hour set.
His DJ sets are just as eclectic, rocking parties from Ibiza to Sydney via Peckham. We can't wait to see what's in his bag.
— Otik — Otik’s sound is a patchwork of UK music. He first came onto our radar years ago, making heavy low end bangers in the style of his hometown of Bristol and later as the first release on Leeds favourites Brotherhood Sound System's label.
Today his output has veered more into the Dubstep and Breaks influenced style of techno pioneered by Hemlock, Timedance and Livity Sound, showcased on his regular slots on London’s Radar Radio and NTS.
One of the finest up and comers around, we're proud to welcome him to Leeds for his debut.
— To celebrate this special occasion, we're offering some special cheap tickets for the skint among you, but hurry, these won't last long.
Tickets: £1 (Sold Out) // £2 (Sold Out) // £5 (Sold Out) // £10 // £12 — More OTD.
Available here: bit.ly/ORBS2B
Thank you all for your continued support, love from all of us at TORBS x