Hot Dub Time Machine
Leeds’ Alternative StageFriday11:00 pm
Since first launching his time-travelling, ‘dance-through-the-decades’ audio-visual party concept in 2011, Sydney’s Tom Loud has grown his project into an absolute monster.
This Australian DJ has been welcomed by international audiences with open arms; with a phenomenal 200K tickets already sold worldwide. He’s floored crowds at Coachella, is an annual best-seller at the highly competitive Edinburgh Fringe Festival – just recently performing two of the biggest shows to take place in the Fringe’s entire history. He’s blitzed the festival circuit back home in Australia, headlining Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and more multiple times over, and has sold-out back-to-back Australian headline tours.
The key success of Hot Dub’s show is hinged on its widespread appeal – Hot Dub showcases songs from every decade and genre of music – 60s rock, 70s disco, 80s cheese, 90s house, noughties electro, 2017’s radio hits – and winds and weaves it into one expansive, electrifying, music history lesson. Each song is played in chronological order – mixed live on turntables – and complemented with archival concert footage / music videos on massive screens (narrated by a virtual spaceship air hostess), led by Hot Dub’s own rapturous MCing and hugely animated antics.