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May 2018 29



Tickets: £12.50-14.50

Times: 7-11 pm

The producer born Tony Simon’s love for New York hip hop inspired him to create beautifully crafted beats without the necessity of any voice. Since his 2004 debut, Music By Cavelight, Blockhead has shared a list of utterly distinctive, funky and emotive instrumental hip hop tracks for the last two decades, in addition to his producing input for the highly acclaimed works of Aesop Rock and Def Jux.

The groundbreaking style of Blockhead’s beats is fueled by esoteric and distinctive samples that channel a sense of urban paranoia. Throughout his Ninja Tune-released albums and independent releases, he never failed to deliver albums considered as nocturnal treasures for the fans of the genre. His music has been defined as “the hip-hop soundtrack to the apocalypse”. The genial and dynamic production of his tracks keeps his listeners on the edge of the seat in a crescendo of emotional involvement.

He will delight the mystical and intimate Archspace for a night not to be missed for fans of hip hop filled with heavy drums, flutes, sitars and horns.

“Engrossing instrumental hip hop tracks to be admired” – BBC Music

“The Quality of his music is jaw-dropping” – All Music

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