How would you soundtrack a one-way journey into space? That's the question 2020Vision posed to their artists…
2020Vision have announced a new musical project called exit planet earth, which will be launched at London’s The Cause on 27 March.
With a new decade beginning, we're told, the 2020 crew decided they needed to be looking forward and focusing on the future. Accordingly, they brought together a hand-picked group of esteemed electronic music producers and asked them to imagine it was time for humanity to leave Earth behind, and then create a piece of music to accompany their voyage into space.
The fruits of their high-concept endeavours will be released as a series of colour-coded, four-track EPs during the course of 2020, with an album to follow at the end of the year. The tracklist for the first EP is as follows:
The Hacker - Positif Négatif
214 - Testy Robot
Reedale Rise - Lux
Derek Carr - The Gap
There will also be a series of exit planet earth events. The launch party in London will see a very special B2B set from The Hacker [pictured] and Jensen Interceptor, which will be the first time the two have ever played together. Support will come from Ralph Lawson, Reedale Rise and Kodah, and tickets are available here, currently priced £12.50+BF.
After that, further exit planet earth events will be held in other cities around the world, linking up with people who have a similar ethos and always featuring a local resident on the line-up.
For more information, see 2020Vision's own website.
Words: Lewis Roberts