20:20 Vision is the excellent underground house label, run from The Farmhouse in Leeds by Ralph Lawson. Ralph was the resident DJ at Back to Basics, and now Basics Dave Beer's legendary clubs.
The label is one of the most respected house labels in the UK has been releasing quality electronic & house music from across the globe for a number of years, now from Ralph, Huggy and Domenic Cappello amongst others.
Ralph Lawson has played a pioneering role in electronic underground dance music for the past two decades. Lawson is widely regarded as being one the very best House DJs in the world. He currently holds residencies at Back To Basics Leeds, We Love Space Ibiza and Barcelona’s The Loft as well as regular appearances at Berlin’s Watergate and London’s Fabric.
He was recently nominated for ‘Best British DJ" along with 2020 Vision for ‘Best label’ in 2009 by DJ magazine and has won five major awards for during his residency at Back To Basics since it’s inception in 1991. He is a founder member of the highly acclaimed band 2020Soundsystem as well as running 2020Vision recordings and hosting a weekly 2020mix on Ibiza Sonica radio.
Ralph Lawson and his 2020 Vision Recordings have created a vibrant trail of releases, making it one of the best-loved and most respected imprints the industry has ever seen. 2020 almost single handily put Leeds on the house music map and kick started the scene there. Genre crafting Wulf n Bear’s – "Raptures of the Deep" is now widely regarded as one of the very first tech-house records.
The label has been influential in many pioneering diverse scenes – from deep house to nu disco. As long standing resident of his beloved Back To Basics club, his colourful and versatile DJ sets are constructed like electronic jigsaw pieces left for the imagination to decipher. His name is even to be proudly etched into the record books as he enters his 19th year leading the Leeds establishment as the longest running weekly House Music night in the world.
The 2020 Vision leader’s electronic cutting-edge sound manages to hypnotically demand everybody's attention. Always forward thinking, Ralph doesn’t close himself off to anything, he looks around and somehow manages to unify his influences into a cohesive set. He continually brings a European sensibility to the American roots of house music.
Sublabels: .dotbleep, 2020 Midnight Visions, 20:20 D Vision, 20:20 Vintage Visions, Doublevision (2), Fina Records, Infant Records, Nono Records.
20:20 Vision is highly rated label home to artists such as DJ T, Inland Knights, Bobby Peru and Ralph Lawson (with his 20/20 Soundsystem) to name a few.