- Josh Crowe
pERMISSION to Dance Return To Leeds
Permission to dance is a new multi-genre event series based in Leeds, promoting both good music and equality in the music industry.We thought it'd be fitting to introduce our audience to what is without doubt one of the most exciting events to come to Leeds.
Permission To Dance will be bringing two of the industry’s fastest risers, Elliot Adamson and Meg Ward, to one of Leeds most respected and intimate venues, Sheaf St. Expect big sets from both Elliot and Meg, before a b2b that will undoubtedly blow the roof off the place. This is going to be huge.
Uniquely charismatic talent Elliot Adamson is one of the most exciting and talked-about new wave of house and techno producers emerging across the globe. From his slew of hugely popular edits of everyone from Childish Gambino and Patrice Rushgen to the Happy Mondays and releases on some of the biggest labels in the scene, his productions are always squarely focused on moving dancefloors in the most effective way possible, but tinged with a penchant for weird, bugged-out touches.
Along with his wildly popular Elliot’s Edits series, he has also self-released an impressive three albums of eclectic electronic material on his own label [IDEA], receiving plays on day of release on BBC Radio 1 from Annie Mac without any promotional campaign or advance warning. All of this helped him to garner an impressive nomination for Best Producer at DJMag’s Best Of British Awards. Combined with his highly amusing social media antics and infectious personality, his popularity has been rapidly skyrocketing.
Appointed one of BBC Music Introducing in the North East’s “Tips for 2021”, Meg Ward has grown into a respectful, promising artist. Meg has developed her own unique sound, aiming to evoke feeling through her driving bassline and synth-heavy compositions. These productions have been backed by heavyweights such as HAAi and Patrick Topping, plus radio plays courtesy of Jaguar, Annie Mac, Danny Howard, and Nemone.
Bringing high energy and huge personality to every performance, Meg has definitely made an imprint on the underground scene. Her residency at Newcastle upon Tyne’s favourite underground event ‘ILL Behaviour’ catapulted her into the growing scene of Newcastle’s emerging talent. Meg’s 2020 releases, on popular underground labels Clipp.Art, &friends, Zone Focus and NeedWant, plus a remix on Patrick Topping’s imprint Trick, have made it to dance floors (and livestreams) across the globe. The infectious dance-inducing beats plus her wide variety of taste and abilities are what drives her passion and devotion for electronic music.
Dan is no stranger to the Leeds clubbing scene, having played at a host of venues around the city including Wire, Beaverworks and Mint Warehouse. Having supported the likes of Theo Kottis, Hammer and Fort Romeau, Dan certainly knows how to hand over to the big guns. He’ll be warming up before Meg.
Jord.n makes her Permission to dance debut at Sheaf St, and we’re excited to see how she sets the tone for the night. Jord.n is a regular at Distrikt, and recently supported CINTHIE in what turned out to be one of the best events of the year. She’ll be kicking things off on the 12th.
You can grab tickets to the event HERE