One of the most influential figures of modern Jazz, Kamasi Washington’s unique approach to musical creativity and expression stirs up a maximalist performance, pulling liberally from Afro-beat, hip-hop, funk and electro-funk. Needless to say, his album ‘Heaven & Earth’, is one of the game-changing works of 2018 in which he jettisons with poise from spiritual […]
Maribou state have built up a glowing international reputation aided by their two stellar albums, ‘Portraits’ and ‘Kingdoms in Colour’. Their passion for music is palpable and their vivid approach to the marriage of electronic, synthetic and soulful live instrumentation is stunning when brought to the decks. Expect the unexpected.
Gilles Peterson is an arbiter of music like no other. His flawless taste and constant exploration has led millions to trust his expert knowledge and worldwide perspective, with his international tour, his legendary BBC6Music show and stunningly curated Brownswood Recordings label; His expert crate-digging forms a perfectly dynamic and unexpected live show.
There aren’t too many artists performing and making music in 2018 who can claim the longevity of Lee Fields. He’s worked with a huge range of artists from Kool & The Gang to B B King, and his own influence across genres has been just as far-reaching, being sampled by the likes of J.Cole and […]
Their debut “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” in 1992 introduced the world to one of the most innovative and original rap groups ever seen. Since playing their first UK show back in 1993, they have continued to play to packed crowds, gaining a reputation as one of the finest live hip-hop groups with their energetic […]
Romare is the kaleidoscopic king of sampling. Seamlessly fusing the new and old, he has the ability to create timeless records which are fast becoming cult classics. His innovative approach to joining the dots between jazz, funk, soul with a modern energy makes for a stunning performance and definitely one not to miss.
His seminal How To Cut & Paste series showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him “one of the ten DJs to see before you die”. From hip-hop beginnings, DJ Yoda has evolved in the past ten years, using his turntable skills and diverse influences he’ll be bringing a set of […]
As diverse as the London borough that gave them their name, Hackney Colliery Band’s influences come as much from the world of rock and electronica as from jazz and global brass. Because of this, they present a dynamic performance, rooted in tradition, yet sounding thoroughly modern.
Bristol-born and Brighton-based, Felix is a musician, tutor, producer and singer that brings you Hip-Hop infused, funk ridden productions. He’s toured internationally as Alice Russell’s guitarist and absorbed a huge array of influences from A Tribe Called Quest, The Clash to De La Soul – yet creating his own sound.
Kamaal Williams is the latest project led by prolific South London artist Henry Wu. As the mastermind behind Yussef Kamaal, Wu released a landmark album for British jazz with 2016’s ‘Black Focus’. Kamaal Williams continues the tradition of fusing jazz with the sound of urban London, with a live show that captures all the raw […]
Live African dance music, fusing African styles with UK electronic sensibilities to create captivating dancefloor friendly new music for a generation of world music fans with one foot in the clubs. Afriquoi are an underground sensation, bringing an uplifting fusion of African music and live electronics.
Though known for her work with Maribou State, Holly Walker has been quietly amassing solo material- a groove-led collection of songs. She found her angle when she introduced a live rhythm section to the electronic productions she’d been working on and combines them to create a stunning live show.
DJ Cheeba is hailed as one of the most progressive audiovisual artists around today, finding a dedicated audience across the globe with his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation. More than just a DJ, Cheeba is an artist who’ll bring the most unique funk experience you can imagine.
Born on London’s streets and raised by its punk-jazz underbelly, this high energy 10-piece blend anthemic horn lines with pounding drums, lyrical verse and razor sharp scratch. Expect big-room originals supercharged with samples from new school classics, blistering improvised solos and leg-breakingly huge drops. Their relentless live shows have become known as some of London’s […]
Having been discovered through the Brownswood Future Bubblers project, Yasmin Lacey has garnered a plethora of rave reviews from music industry giants ever since. From Gilles Peterson to Lauren Laverne, Lacey is fast gaining support for her delicate, thoughtful songwriting and powerful, velvety vocals that are steeped in old-school soul, with tinges of jazz and […]