SoundCrashMusic https://soundcrashmusic.com Gigs and Tickets Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:14:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fatima & The Eglo Live Band https://soundcrashmusic.com/fatima-2-jzz/ Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:59:52 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41321 The Swedish Soul & RnB star, with Hip Hop in her blueprint. Fatima is smooth like silk, raw like ODB. A vocal powerhouse with a beautiful tone, Fatima has written and collaborated with the likes of Floating Points, Scoop DeVille, Flako, Dam Funk , OhNo and Shafiq Husayn. Her debut album ‘Yellow Memories’ was voted Album Of The Year at Gilles Peterson’s 2015 Worldwide Awards and made No.10 in Rolling Stone Magazines Top 20 RnB albums of the year. Her enchanting shows alongside the Eglo Live Band have earned her a reputation as a fierce live performer and one of a kind talent.

Fatima’s second album “and yet its all love ” was released last year and cemented Fatima’s position as one of the most exciting performers out there.

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations https://soundcrashmusic.com/hannah-williams-jzz/ Wed, 04 Dec 2019 19:00:14 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43516 An unmissable night of gut-wrenching soul and psychedelic funk from fast-rising stars

Hannah Williams, the British soul hurricane who sensationally became part of Jay-Z‘s chart-topping 4:44 album, is primed and ready for her own national and international breakthrough.

 With a powerful, dazzling voice comparable to Adele and Amy Winehouse, Williams turned heads worldwide when the hip-hop superstar sampled her heart-stopping vocals on ‘Late Nights & Heartbreak‘ for the title track, ‘4.44’ on his 2017 album. Now Hannah and her exemplary, Bristol-based band the Affirmations deliver a definitive career statement with the drop-dead soulful new album 50 Foot Woman which will be released October 18th on the Milan based imprint Record Kicks.

The album captures all of the visceral power of the band’s increasingly legendary live performances. Shades of classic Soul and Psychedelic Funk blend uniquely with modern-day flavours on a record destined to set the soul agenda for 2019 and far beyond. “I’ve never been as proud of anything in my entire career” says Hannah.

At Oslo, Hackney, Hannah Williams & The Affirmations will deliver the live London debut of their highly anticipated album 50 Foot Woman. This is a truly unmissable night for fans of true Funk and Soul.

“A heady brew of super heavy funk and soul guaranteed to hit your head, heart and feet where it counts.” – Shindig Magazine

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Songlines Music Awards 2019 Ceremony https://soundcrashmusic.com/sma19-wrl/ Sat, 30 Nov 2019 23:59:26 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42663 We’re ecstatic to announce the return of the Songlines Music Award Ceremony for 2019. Expect performances from some of the world’s greatest musical artists in the magnificent setting of EartH Hall.

The Songlines Music Awards 2019 will feature LIVE performances from:

MARIZA

FATOUMATA DIAWARA

CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA

GAYE SU AYKOL

MONSIEUR DOUMANI

all presented by Cerys Matthews (BBC 6MUSIC). 

Following this, there will  be an after-party until the early hours with some of the finest purveyors of global beats as well as a performance from the winner of the Songlines David Attenborough Remix Competition!

Award show 8PM -11PM

After party 11PM – Late

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Nubiyan Twist + Tony Allen + Dele Sosimi + Femi Elias & Bukky Leo & many more https://soundcrashmusic.com/nubiyan-twist-jzz-oval/ Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:00:27 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42828 The original players from Fela Kuti’s Afrika 70 reunite to head up a colossal night! Joining them will be:

Nubiyan Twist

Global Roots (Worldwide FM)

Awalé (Live)

Lexus Blondin (Total Refreshment Centre)

Alex Rita & Errol

Fela Kuti once stated that “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”, and the influence of this drumming pioneer on the rhythmic phenomenon of the Afrobeat genre is indisputable. Tony will be reuniting with 3 other members of Fela Kuti’s Legendary Afrika 70 band for this one-off show. They will get to the roots of Afrobeat, bringing his fiery rhythms and unstoppable groove to the stage.

As if this wasn’t enough, Nubiyan Twist will also be taking to the stage, with their unique approach to blending jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, soul & reggae.​Their latest album Jungle Run, released on the legendary Strut Records and featuring heavy-weights Mulatu Astatke and Tony Allen himself, received great critical acclaim. They’ll be accompanied on stage by Mercury-Prize nominated vocalist Cherise Adams-Burnett. 

The night will continue on until 4am with Awalé, Global Roots, Lexus Blondin, Alex Rita & Errol all taking a turn on the decks to keep the dancefloor moving with raucous beats and high-tempo grooves. 

Expect an unforgettable night exploring the universe of Afrobeat, from it’s iconic roots with Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 to the freshest approaches to its hypnotic grooves. 

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Sambroso All Stars present ‘The Buena Vista’- Bristol https://soundcrashmusic.com/sambroso-buena-vista-wrl/ Fri, 29 Nov 2019 14:37:08 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43835

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The beating heart of the Cuban Community presents the iconic album ‘Buena Vista Social Club’.

One of the UK’s premier percussionists- and the man behind Sambroso Sambroso, the renowned London-based Cuban party tribe- Oreste Noda was born and raised in Matanzas, Cuba. With his supreme talent leading him to work with huge names from across the world, from Buena Vista Social Club’s very own Ibrahim Ferrer to Mercury-nominated Soweto Kinch, there is no one better placed to present one of the most iconic albums in living memory. 

Armed with a band made up of some of the most talented Cuban musicians, Noda, will transport Fiddlers right into Havana for an evening of sunshine-filled rhythm-driven music. Get the mojitos poured and climb out of your 50’s cadillac for a night of sunny good times from the beating heart of the UK’s Cuban Community. 

 “From the roots of rumba to salsa, timba or any Cuban fusion. We’re about giving energy and happiness through music, to those who want to join us on our journey.”

 

From Cuban roots, big things grow. 

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Tony Allen, Dele Sosimi, Femi Elias & Bukky Leo + Nubiyan Twist & many more https://soundcrashmusic.com/tony-allen-nubiyan-twist-wrl/ Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:37:40 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43817 The original players from Fela Kuti’s Afrika 70 reunite to head up a colossal night! Joining them will be:

Nubiyan Twist

Global Roots (Worldwide FM)

Awalé (Live)

Lexus Blondin (Total Refreshment Centre)

Alex Rita & Errol

SELLING FAST

Fela Kuti once stated that “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”, and the influence of this drumming pioneer on the rhythmic phenomenon of the Afrobeat genre is indisputable. Tony will be reuniting with 3 other members of Fela Kuti’s Legendary Afrika 70 band for this one-off show. They will get to the roots of Afrobeat, bringing his fiery rhythms and unstoppable groove to the stage.

As if this wasn’t enough, Nubiyan Twist will also be taking to the stage, with their unique approach to blending jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, soul & reggae.​Their latest album Jungle Run, released on the legendary Strut Records and featuring heavy-weights Mulatu Astatke and Tony Allen himself, received great critical acclaim. They’ll be accompanied on stage by Mercury-Prize nominated vocalist Cherise Adams-Burnett. 

The night will continue on until 4am with Awalé, Global Roots, Lexus Blondin, Alex Rita & Errol all taking a turn on the decks to keep the dancefloor moving with raucous beats and high-tempo grooves. 

Expect an unforgettable night exploring the universe of Afrobeat, from it’s iconic roots with Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 to the freshest approaches to its hypnotic grooves. 

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Christian Löffler https://soundcrashmusic.com/christian-loffler-ldn-elct/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 19:00:51 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43087 London // EartH Hall // 28th November

Manchester // Hidden // 29th November

Following sold out concerts in the US, Christian Löffler announces his comeback to Europe.

Christian Löffler will grace European stages with the live premiere of his upcoming album, as well as tracks from his latest release, Graal (Prologue). The music will be accompanied by visuals made especially for this tour, in a mesmerising and immersive audio-visual experience.

Named after the town he resides in, Graal (Prologue), contains music that was created in a period where Löffler was constantly away on tour – sketches of melodies written on the road. The resulting six tracks on the album have a minimal and focused feel, and are perfect for eyes-closed introspection.

Löffler’s music has been streamed over 55 million times and the artist has performed alongside notable acts like alt-J, Bonobo, The Glitch Mob, JUNGLE, Noisia, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Son Lux, Axwell ∆ Ingrosso, Hardwell, and ZHU at renowned festivals worldwide. The Graal (Prologue) tour will provide the unique ambiences the prolific musician and producer has become well known for through his live performances and the spectacular locations they’re set in.

Joining Christian Löffler on tour is Fejká, who will be performing tracks from his solo debut album, released via Löffler’s Ki Records. Captivated by the atmospheric vibe and the calm of ambient music, as well as the state of absolute ecstasy that provokes the powerful beat of techno – this artist decided to explore the perfect balance between both.

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Kruder & Dorfmeister – London https://soundcrashmusic.com/kruderdorfmester-london-elct/ Sat, 23 Nov 2019 23:59:01 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42861

SELLING FAST

After two SOLD OUT nights at Roundhouse last year, Kruder and Dorfmeister return for another extremely rare show in London at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo.

TICKETS FOR THE MANCHESTER SHOW ARE AVAILABLE HERE

Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am.

Kruder and Dorfmeister started their career 25 years ago in Vienna and since then, they have firmly established themselves as some of the most creative and innovative DJs on a global scale.

Often cited as “the creators of lounge music”, their trademark sound transcends different genres and vibes, smoothly travelling across trip-hop, dub-inflected and slow electronic music all the way to frenetic and energetic beat-filled tracks. Their ‘K&D Sessions’ album is one of the most loved and critically acclaimed albums of remixes. Kruder and Dorfmeister are renowned for redefining the concept of the remix: the songs that flourish from their decks are reinvented not just reanimated. The album seamlessly fuses hip-hop, drum and bass, dub and jazz for a distinctively late-night listen.  

Kruder & Dorfmeister will be performing an exclusive 3 hour set. Live appearances from the groundbreaking duo are extremely rare and not something you want to miss.

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Kruder and Dorfmeister – Manchester https://soundcrashmusic.com/kruderdorfmeister-manchester-elct/ Fri, 22 Nov 2019 23:00:34 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42865

SELLING FAST

Legendary production duo, Kruder & Dorfmeister will be performing an extremely rare live show at The Albert Hall, Manchester. Very limited tickets are available; please act fast to avoid missing out.

Tickets on sale 10am Friday.

Kruder and Dorfmeister started their career 25 years ago in Vienna and since then they firmly established themselves as some of the most creative and innovative DJs on a global scale.

Often cited as “the creators of lounge music”, their trademark sound transcends different genres and vibes, smoothly travelling across trip-hop, dub-inflected and slow electronic music to frenetic and energetic beat-filled tracks. Their ‘K&D Sessions’ album is one of the most loved and critically acclaimed albums of remixes. Kruder and Dorfmeister are renowned for redefining the concept of the remix: the songs that flourish from their decks are reinvented not just reanimated. The album seamlessly fuses hip-hop, drum and bass, dub and jazz for a distinctively late-night listen.  

Kruder & Dorfmeister will be performing an exclusive 3 hour set. Live appearances from the groundbreaking duo are extremely rare and not something you want to miss.

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Hector Plimmer https://soundcrashmusic.com/hector-plimmer-jzz-elct/ Thu, 21 Nov 2019 19:00:50 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43760

Tickets selling fast!

Dreamy sound-scapes and hypnotic beats from a leading member of London’s forward-thinking music scene

Born and raised in South London, Hector Plimmer is a designer, producer and DJ, who has made considerable waves in the UK and beyond. His fiercely talented mind floats freely in the space between unrestrained, creative musicianship and innovative, cutting-edge music engineering. Invariably, Hector’s projects sound unlike anything that has come before.

 His music has appeared on Gilles Peterson’s lauded Brownswood Bubblers compilation, he is a winner of the PRS Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award, and, alongside, Google’s Creative Labs, he was instrumental in exploring how AI and neural networks can be used to create music, culminating in a live show in which Hector played alongside, and improvised with, an AI synth.

Having played with the likes of Gilles Peterson, Kutmah, Alexander Nut, MNDSGN, Onra, Dego, Kaidi, Max Graef & Glenn Astro; Hector finds himself in the good company of artists who play across the spectrum of genres, from Hip-hop, Beats, Funk and Soul, to Disco, Afro-beat, House and Jazz.

Now, Hector is taking on Pickle Factory for his debut headline show and the launch of a brand new album. Expect a night of delicately crafted tunes that pull inspiration from electronica, jazz, and the future of music itself. 

“Channeling the narcotic haziness of Portishead” – Stamp the Wax

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Lucky Chops https://soundcrashmusic.com/lucky-chops-london-jzz/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:00:25 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42815 Bristol // Fiddlers // 19th November

London // O2 Academy Islington // 20th November

Manchester // Club Academy // 21st November

 

Unleashing a night of high-energy brassy funk straight from NYC’s subways.

Formed back in 2006, The group broke out in 2014 after a video of their subway performance mash-up of “Funkytown” and James Brown‘s “I Feel Good” went viral. Lucky Chops was made up of a group of school-friends whose intense energy and improvisational humour rocketed their subway busking sessions to a global phenomenon. Having solidified into their current five-piece form in 2016, they now tour the world, mixing their funky, dance-music-influenced cover songs  with fiery original material. Busking superstars, this New York instrumental outfit are a dynamic, horn-based ensemble known for their infectious live performances.

This is set to be an unmissable evening of vibrant brass and unstoppable party energy.

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Taylor Mcferrin https://soundcrashmusic.com/taylor-mcferrin-elct/ Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:59:21 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43354 An intimate rare live show from one of Brooklyn’s most talented beat makers…

“Superb” – The Line of Best Fit

Taylor McFerrin is the somewhat elusive Multi-instrumentalist Producer responsible for the Cult Classic “Broken Vibes EP” and the Widely Acclaimed Brainfeeder Released LP “Early Riser”. His music is known for pushing the boundaries of Soul, Electronic and Hip-Hop production using his unique of collection of Vintage Synths, Drums Machines and Psychedelic Effects. In the past few years he has collaborated with musical giants such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Robert Glasper, Thundercat, and Anderson .Paak. But in 2019 he looks to expand his range as he takes on the lead vocalist roll for his upcoming Full-Length Album titled “Love’s Last Chance”. As he describes it: “This Album represents what I’ve always been building towards…I knew the final piece to the puzzle would be for me to start singing. Now it finally feels like i can share a fully realized version of my of the Music in My Mind”

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London Garage Orchestra with MC Kie & Enamie https://soundcrashmusic.com/london-garage-orchestra/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:00:41 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43527

Less than 10 Earlybird Tickets Remaining

A night of UK Garage anthems as they’ve never been heard before.

London Garage Orchestra are transforming the face of the genre with a fresh approach to the biggest hits of the nineties. Made up of a 13 piece contemporary ensemble featuring both brass and strings section, they’re headed up with stunning vocals from Blue Lion Band. They’ll be joined on stage by UK Garage legend MC Kie and fierce female MC Enamie for explosive renditions of some of the most iconic tracks from the Garage era. They’ll take to the stage to transform huge anthems from the likes of Craig David, Zed Bias, Bell Biv Devoe and Sweet Female Attitude with sophisticated instrumentation and fiery energy. 

Equal parts nostalgia, talent and bounce, the London Garage Orchestra present the most original approach to old-school tunes in London. As they take to Oslo, Hackney for the first time, this is guaranteed night of floor-filling anthems and jumping beats.

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Tinariwen – EXTRA DATE ADDED https://soundcrashmusic.com/tinariwen-4-wrl/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:59:59 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42093 ]]>

NOVEMBER 14th – SOLD OUT

NOVEMBER 15th – SELLING FAST

The Grammy Award-winning masters of the desert blues Tinariwen will be bringing their trademark spellbinding live show to EartH Hall for one very special night only.

The soundtrack of the Touareg revolution in the 1990s was made by electric guitars and rhythms inspired by the gait of the camels, somewhere between the Malian blues and the melismas of the Maghreb. Blues from the desert whose lyrics rage against indifference and express nostalgia for disappearing freedoms and their lifestyle that has existed for thousands of years.

Tinariwen are now titans of the global world music scene, expect to see one of the finest live acts the world has to offer.

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Chico Trujillo https://soundcrashmusic.com/chico-trujillo-wrl/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:00:30 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43305 Chile’s legendary party band come to London for a sensational night of fiery cumbia, rock, and ska

Chico Trujillo is Chile’s most prominent Cumbia band. Their mixture of classic cumbia and hints of rock and ska mean they’re the  They are the soundtrack to every party and have played in iconic venues from around the world. Their mixture of classic cumbia and hints of rock and ska has assured them audiences from every generation and every walk of life.

Chico Trujillo started as an offshoot of punk/Ska band LaFloripondio in 1999. Fifteen years and six albums later, the offshoot has come to symbolize a uniquely Chilean cocktail. One that is rooted in the cumbias of the pre-Pinochet days and manages to incorporate every aspect of Chile’s popular culture. They have meshed bits and pieces of Chile’s fragmented past with the global influence of alternative culture and merged it all under the pan-latin banner of Cumbia.

Headlining East London’s newly renovated EartH, expect Chico Trujillo to transport you out of grey London streets into palm-tree laden, sunshine-filled Chilean lanes. Knock back the tequila and strap on your dancing shoes.

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Sebastian Plano https://soundcrashmusic.com/sebastian-plano-elct/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:59:07 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43529 + Special Guests

 

Sebastian Plano is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Berlin. His ability to create large soundscapes overlaying multiple instruments by himself has gained him international acclaim, placing him as one of the pioneering artists combining classical and electronic elements.

 

Extremely limited tickets for this explosively talented multi-instrumentalist will be available. Please act fast to avoid missing out.

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Abstract Orchestra plays MF Doom https://soundcrashmusic.com/abstract-orchestra-plays-mf-doom-hphpjzz/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:59:03 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43831 For one night only; groundbreaking collective Abstract Orchestra will be playing the music of one of the greatest rapper, producer and super-villains of all time…MF Doom.

 

 

Abstract Orchestra make some of the most exciting music in hip-hop, blending jazz orchestration with hip-hop beats and MC’s. The 18 piece all-star big band creates unique music that is both heavy and beautiful, pushing the boundaries of live hip-hop. The band includes musicians that have toured with some of the top acts in the world including Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, John Legend & The Roots, Roots Manuva, Adele, Estelle and Lily Allen. Along with their original work, Abstract Orchestra is well known for their masterful reinterpretations of hip-hop legends that include J Dilla and Madvillain, diversifying ways in which hip-hop can be enjoyed.

 

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London Afrobeat Collective https://soundcrashmusic.com/london-afrobeat-collective-wrl/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:55:55 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43525 Hypnotic grooves, pounding rhythms and soaring afrobeat melodies with a zesty modern twist. 

If, as the great Fela Kuti once said, ‘music is the weapon’, then you’ll need to wear armour to withstand the full sonic force of London Afrobeat Collective – this politicised party machine are an incendiary live act who channel the spirit of the Afrobeat founder via bass-heavy rhythms guaranteed to make you move.

Their name may include the UK’s capital but their sound goes far beyond the British Isles. Hailing from England, Italy, France, Congo, Argentina and New Zealand combine Fela, Parliament Funkadelic and Frank Zappa to create an addictive sound drawing on funk, jazz, rock, and dub. Powered by a mutual passion for afrobeat, the collective describe themselves as something uniquely London-based, inspired by Africa but using their own global DNA and modern approach to reinvent the genre into brand new music witha very fresh energy.

An unmissable evening of raging rhythms and relentless groove.

“A fulsome evocation of Fela Kuti’s continually inspiring blend of jazz-funk horns lashed to a relentless mix of funky highlife and Yoruba, all delivered with aplomb….” – Time Out London

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Hania Rani- Manchester https://soundcrashmusic.com/hania-rani-mcr-jzz/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:59:33 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43802

Tickets On Sale Now!

Musician and composer Hania Rani, plays her first ever Manchester show at the beautiful St Michael’s. 

Rani, who splits her life between Warsaw and Berlin, has written and composed for strings, voice and electronics. But, signed to the esteemed Gondwana Records,it is her compositions for solo piano which have taken centre stage, born out of a fascination with the piano as an instrument, and her own desire to interpret its sound and harmonic possibilities in their unique entirety. Earlier this year, she released her debut solo album, Esja, and for Rani it is her first, real, personal statement as an artist. “No hiding behind the ‘collaborations’ or ‘projects’ anymore. For the very first time, finally- just me, as I am”.

With this powerful dedication to artistry and composition, expect Rani to transform the beautiful and intimate St Michael’s into beautiful stark landscapes and towering, majestic mountains, taking you on a musical journey that passes through surging melodies reminiscent of Iceland’s crashing waterfalls, expansive chord progressions recalling rolling plains of ice and fire, and bold, crescendoing motifs that evoke the awe-inspiring structure of rugged mountains.

This is a truly special night of breathtakingly complex compositions from an exciting new talent.

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LAPP with Tom Pointer https://soundcrashmusic.com/lapp-2/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:23:13 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43251 Genre-defying producer & songwriter brings a performance of raw impassioned new music.

LAPP’s multi-genre approach to songwriting and musicality is made obvious by his wide and ranging career so far. Having fronted the rock band “Wild Rossa & the 88”, his expressions have progressed to include Electronic, Jazz, Latin, Soul & Pop influences. From this, come his alternative R&B infused tunes which have gained him serious acclaim from the likes of Earmilk, Tom Robinson & Louder than War. . Still featuring emotive lyrics and telling tales of the human condition, LAPP now pulls his style of song-writing toward a strong focus on distinctively digitised terrains of instrumentation, producing something entirely new.

Following a SOLD OUT show at The Slaughtered Lamb earlier this year, LAPP has moved from strength to strength, with EP Farfalla receiving an incredibly warm reaction, and opening up opportunities across the UK festival scene.

With new music on the way, LAPP continues to combine the lyricism of the soul-searching singer-songwriter and the stylistic groove of electronic music. Full of anthems, ballads, shakers and heartbreakers, producer singer-songwriter LAPP performs with a rawness and passion that is sure to make you think as well as feel in a live show that is not to be missed.

Joining LAPP on the night will be Tom Pointer. A professional rugby player turned soulful pop artist, singer-songwriter Pointer prides himself on an soul-baring live performance. His song blend honest lyricism and vibrant pop melodies, reminiscent of James Bay & Paolo Nutini.

“Fiery singing with an intense emotional impact” Earmilk

 

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Portico Quartet https://soundcrashmusic.com/portico-quartet-jzz/ Sat, 02 Nov 2019 23:59:07 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42456 + Laurence Pike

 

After their monumental headline performance at Roundhouse last year, and having recently sold out Studio 9294 in record time Portico Quartet bring their unique, mesmerising and groundbreaking sound to Barbican for one very special night. Expect new music from their forthcoming album out later this year on Gondwana Records.

“Portico Quartet stake claims to territory occupied by Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra and Efterklang”. ***** The Guardian

Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of five studio albums, from the band’s 2007 breakthrough ‘Knee-Deep in the North Sea’, and the John Leckie produced ‘Isla’ in 2010, to the self-titled recording ‘Portico Quartet’ in 2012 and the heralded ‘Art In The Age Of Automation’ in August 2017 and Untitled (AITAOA #2) in April 2018.

Duncan Bellamy drums and electronics

Milo Fitzpatrick bass

Keir Vine hang drums and keys

Jack Wyllie saxophone and keys

Tickets for this incredibly special night are sure to go fast. Don’t miss out.

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Gato Preto https://soundcrashmusic.com/gato-preto-wrl/ Fri, 01 Nov 2019 14:40:33 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43522 “Doesn’t just put on a show; it make a scene” NPR music

Gato Preto is one of the most vibrant and extravagant, contemporary African musical outfit on the global scene. Fusing music and culture from Mozambique to Germany, Ghana to Senegal, this group re- thinks everything you think you know about African music. The band built their name through stunning high energetic live performances – they combine Electronic Beats with powerful live percussions and the intense vocal prowess of MC Gata Misteriosa. Their stage outfits, dancers, visuals and contagious rhythms make up an electric live show that nobody could ever forget. 

The music of Gato Preto is a furious blend of the essence of “Favela Funk” from Rio, “Township Grooves” from South Africa and “Hybrid Tech” Kuduro from Angola. Half Ghanaian and German producer Lee Bass creates the basis for MC Gata Misteriosa and her portuguese power-punchlines, mixing her Lisbon upbringing and Mozambican roots in a European-African explosion of music unlike any other. Their high-energy performances have been causing a stir across their festival appearances, with huge appearance as GlobalFest,  Eurosonic Noorderslag & Glastonbury. 

An essential  night of fiery rhythms and heavy beats for any world electronic music fan. 

“Their set had a steamy carnival energy, with the relentless drive of the machine-made pulse amplified by heart-quickening flurries of live drumming.” The New York Times 

 

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Martin Kohlstedt https://soundcrashmusic.com/martin-kohlstedt-jzz/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 19:00:51 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43326 Martin Kohlstedt, producer, pianist & composer with a contemporary approach of mixing classical and avantgarde music styles.

Having begun his musical journey as a trained jazz pianist, Kohlstedt went on to leave his mark across the electronic dance floors of Europe, working with bands Marbert Rocel & Karocel. Alongside this, he began his composition, scoring the movies of international film-makers, audiobooks and theatre. 

Today, he has turned his attention back to the piano, using a contemporary experimental approach to classical and avantgarde styles. To perform, for Kohlstedt, is not simply to enact but to hold genuine musical conversation with his instruments. During extensive live touring across Germany & Europe, he has been able to refine and develop his compositions, incorporating the piano and electronic instrumentation. For him, music is never set in stone but a matter to be perpetually negotiated; something which brings a unique and powerful improvisational tone to his performance. He describes this as “modular composing”, a theory and approach which has caught the imagination of many, and led to him being invited to a TEDx talk in 2017.

With three stunning albums behind him, Kohlstedt continues to experiment and capture the imaginations of audiences and other creatives alike. His previous albums have been reinterpreted and influenced the likes of Christian Loffler, Douglas Dare, & Mathias Kaden. In addition to this, he’s worked with the likes of Rough Trade, finetunes and Broken Silence.

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Stranger Things – DJ Yoda AV Set https://soundcrashmusic.com/stranger-things-halloween-party-2/ Sat, 26 Oct 2019 11:28:13 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42383 DJ Yoda brings Stranger Things out of the upside down for an audio-visual spectacular this Halloween…

This Halloween, legendary DJ, DJ Yoda will be hosting a huge Stranger Things-themed party at EartH Hall Hackney. For one night, submerge yourself in supernatural synths and ghostbusting grooves as we get in gear to bring the 80s back from the upside down…

Powered by his arsenal of Pioneer DVJ-1000 decks, DJ Yoda seamlessly blends beloved 80s anthems and cinematic high jinks with his impeccable scratch and sync reworking.

   Following the huge success of his Stranger Things Soundcloud mix, witness Yoda as he unleashes it onto the dancefloor… complete with a hypnotising audio-visual show.

Cult 80’s theme costumes are highly encouraged. 

Get Ready to turn it all the way up to ELEVEN for the most original Halloween party in London.

 

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Youngblood Brass Band https://soundcrashmusic.com/youngblood-jzz-vu/ Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:00:16 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42878

Very limited early birds selling fast now!

A roof-tearing show of fist-pumping anthems from a Brass Band like no other.

Youngblood Brass Band flouts convention in an ecstatic, raucous, incendiary fashion, taking the form of a New Orleans brass band and morphing it into a punked-out hip-hop behemoth of groove and purpose.

Formed in Wisconsin, but hailing from across the US, Youngblood Brass Band have been unleashing their crash course in genre-bending on stages worldwide since 2000. Branching the space between the drama of hip-hop and the party of brass bands, they fill a unique space across the musical spectrum. Their White-hot live shows have secured the band’s status as an incredible group to witness, whether in an intimate club setting or in front of thousands on a festival stage. Having signed to UK based Tru Thoughts a few years ago, home to equally raucous acts such as Hot 8 Brass Band and hip-hop artist Ty, they’re continuing to evolve their powerful sound. On stages in the states and overseas, the verdict has been issued: the band has never sounded so good. Youngblood Brass Band has become an institution, one that demands to be seen and heard. Rigorous dancing is also acceptable.

“Hip-Hop’s heaviest brass section” – Dazed and Confused

“These brassmen will blow your mind.” – JazzTimes

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GoGo Penguin – Koyaanisqatsi – A new score performed live https://soundcrashmusic.com/gogo-penguin-koyaanisqatsi-jzz/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 22:59:41 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43243
SELLING FAST
GoGo Penguin present a live performance of their original score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi performed live with the film.
Originally scored by Philip Glass, Koyaanisqatsi is a remarkable cinematic masterpiece and a firm favourite of the band’s for it’s powerful fusion of music and image. In 2015 GoGo Penguin wrote and performed their new score for the film as part of the opening season of Home – a new centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film in Manchester. 
GoGo Penguin’s richly emotional music offers a perfect contemporary dialogue with Reggio’s profound images. Moving from fragile beauty to powerful frenzy their rich new score reflects the original themes of the film and in performance offers an over-whelming audio-visual experience that will appeal to fans of GoGo Penguin and cult cinema in equal measure.
This production was originally commissioned by HOME in Manchester as part of the Music and Film Project, supported by Film Hub North West Central, part of the BFI Film Audience Network , and the PRS for Music Foundation.
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Matthew Halsall https://soundcrashmusic.com/matthew-halsall-2-jzz/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 22:59:26 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42859

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“’Kind of Blue’ meets The Cinematic Orchestra …”. Time Out

Matthew Halsall unveils an exciting new band. Expect to hear new material, deep covers and reworks from Halsall’s luminous back catalogue.

Featuring:  Matthew Halsall- trumpet, Matt Cliffe- flute & saxophone, Maddie Herbert- harp, Tom Harris- piano, Gavin Barras- bass, Alan Taylor-drums and Jack McCarthy-percussion.

Manchester-based composer, arranger, producer, DJ and band-leader Matthew Halsall has carved out a niche for himself as one of the UK’s brightest talents. His languid, soulful, beautiful music has won international acclaim and here he unveils his exciting new band.

Halsall’s label, Gondwana Records, recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary is home to internationally renowned talent such as Portico Quartet, Mammal Hands, Hania Rani and Allysha Joy.

Expect to hear new material, deep covers and reworks from Halsall’s luminous back catalogue. Featuring: Matthew Halsall trumpet, Matt Cliffe flute & saxophone, Maddie Herbert harp, Tom Harris piano, Gavin Barras bass, Alan Taylor drums and Jack McCarthy percussion.

  “Rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester.” The Independent on Sunday

 “Combines deep, mellow modal grooves and cascading harp glissandi with sublime soloing to create something that’s simultaneously refreshing and relaxing★★★★★ Record Collector

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Catching Flies (Live) https://soundcrashmusic.com/catching-flies-live-elct/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:15:39 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43320

Less than 100 tickets remaining!

A very rare headline show from one of electronic music’s most exciting talents.

Having caught the attention of the scene back in 2012 with his remix of Mt. Wolf’s track “Life Size Ghosts”, Catching Flies has been on the critical edge of the electronic music. Hand-picked by Bonobo to tour with him on numerous occasions, his music sits in “the smooth mellow side of electronic music”, and contains shades of everything from hip hop to house, from soul to jazz. He’s toured across the US, UK & Europe, building a growing fanbase including the likes of Gilles Peterson, Annie Mac & Lauren Laverne along with culminating over 6 million streams and counting. 

In July 2019, he released his long-awaited debut album, Silver Linings, a melodic mesh of bright electronics and intricate rhythms, described by The Guardian as a ‘jazz-soul-infused electro lullaby’ and ‘killer beats and a dreamy, atmospheric sound’ by CLASH

To celebrate the project, Catching Flies is coming to London for a very rare intimate show at The Pickle Factory.  Get ready for a very exciting evening of the finest brand new electronic music. 

“Takes ambient music to a whole new level” Earmilk

“One of our favourites” – iD Magazine

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Joe Armon-Jones https://soundcrashmusic.com/joe-armon-jones-tour-jzz/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:59:29 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43062 Nottingham// Rescue Rooms// 6th October 

Newcastle // Cluny // October

Glasgow // Classic Grand // October

Leeds // Brudenell // October

Birmingham //Hare & Hounds // 10th October

Manchester //BOTW //11th October

Bristol //Fiddlers //12th October

SELLING FAST

“Whatever you want to call this music, it embodies the best of London’s creative spirit – the chaotic friction of multiculturalism and the abundant talent that emerges from it.” – The Guardian

“Armon-Jones takes a modern-jazz journey from the discrete influences on that eclectic London sound to its thrillingly diverse present—and stakes his claim as one of the scene’s most promising voices.” – Pitchfork

Even amongstBritain’s vibrant modernist jazz scene, Joe Armon-Jones stands out as a remarkable talent. A virtuoso keyboardist, he possesses that rare ability to stay true to the genre’s roots while also connecting with a wider, more youthful audience. Spinning unrestrained into hip-hop, funk and dub, his tracks also often pulsate with a feverish, punk-infused energy

Armon-Jones recently played a sold-out homecoming show at London’s Village Underground. It’s the latest in a series of high profile performances which have included Boiler Room and Radio 6’s UK Jazz Special at Maida Vale, which was hosted by Gilles Peterson. His growing acclaim resulted in him being nominated for UK Jazz Act of the Year at the 2019 Jazz FM Awards.

In addition to his solo career, Armon-Jones is a member of the influential Ezra Collective and has played with the likes of Pharaoh Monch, Nubya Garcia and Ata Kak.

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The London African Gospel Choir performs Paul Simon’s Graceland https://soundcrashmusic.com/lagc-wrl-jzz/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:47:10 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43313

Tickets selling fast!

Oxford // O2 Academy // Friday 11th October

Cardiff // Tramshed // Friday 25th October

Bath // The Forum // Friday 6th December

 

“Infectious US pop on a bed of southern African grooves, sung with all the power and joy of a gospel choir.” – Songlines

The London African Gospel Choir was co-founded by Crystal Kassi to help London’s African community to promote the gospel, create a platform of excellence for African gospel singers and musicians, and popularise the African interpretations of gospel music. Today they announce a full UK tour performing the classic Paul Simon album ‘Graceland’ in full live on stage.  

The London African Gospel Choir have received extremely positive testimony from not only the public but also internationally renowned artists including Annie Lennox of Eurythmics and Paul Simon himself.

As well as performing with artists such as Emeli Sandé and Mumford and Sons, the group tour their own exceptional rendition of the iconic Paul Simon’s Graceland across the UK and most recently selling out shows on the East Coast of the States where they made a powerful impact on the public.

“What makes us different is that we all come from different countries in the African Diaspora,” she explains. “We have people from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Zaire, Ivory Coast, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Uganda and the Congo… We all come from different churches as well. The common denominator is our faith, although we welcome everybody.” Said Kassi.” You could say that this is a perpetuation of Paul Simon’s Graceland legacy, the way it has brought African nations together through culture.”

What also sets them apart is their repertoire – a dazzling reflection of the choir’s diverse membership and that includes secular songs with a positive message. It’s the meaning of the words that counts and Paul Simon’s Graceland – acclaimed as “one of the most iconic records in rock and roll history” on its release in 1986 – is a perfect fit with its uplifting lyrics and South African rhythms and melodies. They are releasing their long awaited first CD in August 2019.

On this huge UK Tour The London African Gospel Choir should feel right at home on stage with their joyous singing and dancing, and their unforgettable arrangements of Paul Simon hits such as The Boy In The Bubble, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes and You Can Call Me Al. 

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P. P. Arnold https://soundcrashmusic.com/p-p-arnold-london/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:00:20 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42474 London // Islington Assembly Hall // 11th October

Brighton // Patterns // 12th October

The Queen of Northern Soul headlines two unmissable nights of stunning vocals steeped in the city’s rich musical history.

P.P Arnold is the rare type of performer who can make powerful soul vocals seem as effortless as the incredible career which she built with them.

Having started her career in California as a backing singer for Ike and Tina Turner, she eventually found herself in London where a tour with the Rolling Stones helped her strike up an unlikely friendship with Mick Jagger. It was he who convinced her to begin a solo career, signing to Immediate records, with which she recorded iconic tracks such as “The First Cut is the Deepest” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”. She also went on to record the album “The Turning Tide”, produced by Eric Clapton and Barry Gibb, although it wasn’t released until 2017. Since then, she has gone on to work on everything from west end shows, to lending her vocals across a whole host of genres, from acid house to britpop. Her role within British musical history is undeniable and today, she continues to record, with an energy as strong as ever.

In October, she comes to London for an evening of stunning soul and jaw-dropping vocals. She’ll be  performing her classics as well as new songs from my latest album, ‘The New Adventures of PP Arnold’. In addition, Steve Cradock will be musically-directing the gig for a very special performance. 

It’s set to be an unmissable night of music for anyone with a heart for Britain’s rich musical history.

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Vels Trio https://soundcrashmusic.com/vels-trio-jzz/ Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:18:04 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43247 London’s hottest new-jazz trio with a wave of cosmic-leaning sound

With influences across the board, from Miles Davis to Thundercat, Vels Trio explore their mutual loves and individual fortes from jazz, funk, electronic, and hip-hop. Their live performances are characterised by heavy grooves, frenetic energy and fiery improvisation.

Rooted in a process of constant refinement and development, the creative mission of Vels Trio is never complete. To see them perform is not to watch the reimagination of a previously perfected product, but to experience a continuation of the creative process. Having spent years jamming together, and performing live with the likes of Moses Boyd and Shabaka Hutchings, before putting their music down to tape, Vels Trio’s music yearns to be heard live, rooted in the unexpected excitement of the moment. A process which proved itself; When they did release their debut offering, 2017’s Yellow Ochre EP, they scooped a nomination for Jazz Album of the Year in the Worldwide Awards.

Some of the brightest stars of the blossoming UK Jazz scene, this is an unmissable evening of heavy groove and spicy improvisation.

“dreamy space-jam, mixing up fragments of fusiony riffs with big washes of electronic sound”

– Jazzwise Magazine

 

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Neil Cowley https://soundcrashmusic.com/neil-cowley-elct-jzz-pickle/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:00:36 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43827

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Tickets on sale Friday 12pm!

“There’s no way around it: Neil Cowley is quite a big deal.” – Drowned in Sound

Dynamic composer Neil Cowley brings his new live show to London’s Pickle Factory this October.
Neil has recently embraced a new musical direction, incorporating electronic, ambient and neo-classical production to his improvisational piano playing. This musical shift was first reflected in the choice of artists on 2018’s ‘Spacebound Tapes’ that featured remixes by Rival Consoles, Throwing Snow, Christian Löffler and Vessels. Earlier this year his ‘Grains & Motes’ collaborative EP with Erased Tapes composer Ben Lukas Boysen was described in The Guardian as “a texturally interesting world that will appeal to Nils Frahm fans…slow-motion hymns, working within deliberately constricted melodic phrases but always wringing out a quiet grandeur and a beautiful sadness.” Neil co-wrote with Maribou State for their album ‘Kingdoms In Colour’, and recently remixed their collaborator Holly Walker who appears as a guest vocalist on his new EP ‘Beat Infinitum’.
Neil debuted this new show at Ghost Notes in February and recently played a sold out show at Oslo in Hackney.With less than 200 tickets available for this show, this is set to be a very special evening of new music from one of the UK’s most talented composers. Tickets will sell out fast.

 

 

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WAR – 50th Anniversary World Tour https://soundcrashmusic.com/war-slf/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 22:59:42 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43329 Fri 4 Oct – Bristol, O2 Academy  

Sat 5 Oct – London, Brixton Academy

Sun 6 Oct – Manchester, O2 Ritz

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Soundcrash presents the 50th-anniversary world tour of one of the greatest bands of all time. Expect timeless anthems from this iconic live act.

Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its

everlasting music and message of brotherhood and harmony for almost 5 decades

before millions across the globe. They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a colossal UK tour including dates at O2 Academy Brixton, O2 Academy Bristol and Manchester O2 Ritz.

 

Not a stranger to topping charts, WAR has sold more than 50 million records since its formation. Their classic tunes like “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Low Rider,” “The World Is A Ghetto,” and  “The Cisco Kid,” have seen the tops of Billboard’s Top 10 hits, and Fifteen of WAR’s albums have achieved Gold Status in the US. Many of their albums have also gone multi-platinum, including “Eric Burdon Declares War” (1970), “Black Man’s Burdon” (1971), “All Day Music” (1971), “WAR Live” (1972), “The World Is A Ghetto” (1972), “Deliver The Word” (1973), “Why Can’t We Be Friends” (1975), “Greatest Hits” (1976), “Platinum Jazz” (1976), “Galaxy” (1977), “The Music Band” (1979), and “Best of WAR and More” (1986). 

 

Having been in the business for so long, WAR have become true industry icons. Even now, their legacy continues to reverberate both within the industry and in general pop culture, with Former US President, Barack Obama, placing  “All Day Music” on his summer playlist, and artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Flo-Rida, Thomas Rhett, Tupac, Smash Mouth, Janet Jackson, Dave Matthews, and Korn continuing to sample WAR’s tunes in their own work. This is just a handful of examples demonstrating of WAR’s influence still being felt in modern times. More recently, LA Weekly declared WAR in the top 10 concerts of 2018. The group has been honored numerous times by the City of Los Angeles for its community involvement, as well as many other communities throughout the world.

 

WAR has not only sealed their status as a household name, but has also proven that their music and messages continue to be as relevant as ever today as they have always been.

 

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Titan Warehouse – Chase N Status https://soundcrashmusic.com/titan-warehouse-chase-n-status/ Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:06:45 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42556 Titan Warehouse opens it’s massive doors once again this October bringing the world’s biggest names in House & Bass music to Cardiff.  Following on from two successful sell out events earlier this year with likes of MK, Andy C and Jax Jones it’s the now the turn of the mighty CamelPhat and Chase & Status to headline the UK’s largest warehouse venue. ]]> Titan Warehouse – Camel Phat https://soundcrashmusic.com/titan-warehouse/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:00:54 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42463 Titan Warehouse opens it’s massive doors once again this October bringing the world’s biggest names in House & Bass music to Cardiff.  Following on from two successful sell out events earlier this year with likes of MK, Andy C and Jax Jones it’s the now the turn of the mighty CamelPhat and Chase & Status to headline the UK’s largest warehouse venue.
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Carlos Cipa https://soundcrashmusic.com/carlos-cipa/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 09:41:12 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43098 The classically-trained pianist, comes to London for an incredibly rare show, as cinematic as it is intimate.

Carlos Cipa is a classically trained pianist, composer and producer who combines classical concepts with pop culture- without reservations or cliches. Besides his solo work, he is a keen collaborator, creating music for film, TV, and theatre; his distinct orchestral compositions remain as intimate as they are cinematic.  Precisely because Carlos Cipa breaks apart conventional musical structures and constantly exploits unfamiliar sound worlds, his sound remains unique and with it he captures crowds of big festivals just the same as the audience of hundreds of clubs and concert halls all over Europe.

Later this year, he is set to release his third album Retronyms which sees Cipa bring together his background as a classically trained pianist and composer with his interest for experimental forms and pop music. On Retronyms, improvisation goes hand in hand with the high art of composition while acoustic(and partly unusual)instruments like the celestameet with electronic production methods or analogue synthesizers. Each note on this album is meticulously thought through and yet Retronyms radiates with visceral liveliness.

This October, Carlos Cipa comes to the stunning St Pancras Old Church, London for an incredibly rare show to perform his upcoming new album along with stunning original material.

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Orchestra Baobab + Heliocentrics + Shingai https://soundcrashmusic.com/orchestra-baobab-wrl/ Fri, 27 Sep 2019 22:59:58 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43048 + Heliocentrics

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One of the Africas most iconic and influential bands Orchestra Baobab will be coming to London for one very special night in the spellbinding setting of Roundhouse.

 

Orchestra Baobab fuse Africo-Cuban jazz, with Congolese Rumba, ‘Son Cubano’ and Portuguese Creole. Formed in 1970 as the house band for Baobab Club in Dakar the band went on to become one of the dominant African bands in the 1970s. Recording 20 albums before breaking up in 1987. After the release of some of their music on CD by World Circuit records the band’s popularity in the UK and Europe boomed promoting them to reform in 2001.

 

The band’s popularity has been steadily rising since then as their spellbinding live shows have bought in new fans as well as keeping older ones hooked.

 

After a string of sold-out events including one at Barbican, we’re expecting tickets to see this legendary band in one of the UK’s finest venues to be snapped up fast. Please act fast to avoid missing out!

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Theon Cross https://soundcrashmusic.com/theon-cross-2-jzz/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:00:13 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41533

Tickets selling fast

Club culture meets hard hitting Jazz for one extraordinary night

After selling out his debut headline show at Corsica Studios, Theon Cross returns to the stage with his electric band for an evening where club culture and jazz meet at Village Underground.

Hailed by Gilles Peterson as “incredible”, Theon Cross and his swaggering Tuba Bass is one of the stand-out acts of London’s flourishing young jazz scene.

Based in London, Cross holds his own as an impeccable talent, having worked widely across the generic spectrum with musicians including Jon Batiste, Emeli Sande and Kano. Perhaps most well known as part of the award-winning four-piece Sons of Kemet, Cross draws from these energetic and game-changing performances in all his work, composing and playing the tuba with an effervescent inventiveness which distinguishes him as a truly remarkable musician.

At Village Underground, Cross and his band will get the dance floor heaving to syncopated blasts of brass, intricate drum patterns, and occasional astounding scraps of Tuba beat-boxing. This is Jazz like never before. Prepare to bear witness to the evolution of a genre.

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Jay Electronica https://soundcrashmusic.com/jay-electronica-hph/ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:59:43 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42871 + Mono/Poly (Brainfeeder)

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Soundcrash is extremely proud to announce a rare live show from one of the most elusive and explosively talented rapper/producers out there Jay Electronica.

 

Jay Electronica is a wildly inventive Master MC who bends and shapes language to his will. Having been one of the most talked-about rappers since 2008, Jay Electronica is best known for his use of percussion-less film soundtracks as a background for his abstract lyrical style. His associations with the likes J-Dilla, Just Blaze, Erykah Badu and Nas as well as keeping fans and critics on their feet has made him always the topic of conversation.

 

This intimate show at EartH Hall Hackney will be Jay Electronica’s first London performance for 3 years. Very limited tickets are available please act fast to avoid missing out.

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Nova Batida https://soundcrashmusic.com/nova-batida/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:59:21 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41991 Four Tet, Friendly Fires, Jon Hopkins, Octavian, Floating Points, slowthai, Daniel Avery, Talib Kweli, Ben UFO, Akala, Midlands, Ross From Friends and Many More

Having launched in 2018, Nova Batida is Europe’s newest music, arts and culture festival based in the incredible city of Lisbon. We aim to explore and celebrate all the diverse sounds which fall within the broad spectrum of electronic music and give you a unique experience of arts, culture and the city.

Tickets to the festival give you access to three whole days of music, events and parties. They start at just £89 + BF and are available to book via the link on this page.

Don’t miss out on an unforgettable weekend.

Read more about the line-up and all the extras via the website.

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Sandunes (Live) https://soundcrashmusic.com/sandunes-live-elct/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:18:28 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43473

Less than 30 £5 tickets remaining!

Mumbai native, Sandunes, presents groundbreaking electronica infused with her own blend of globally inspired ingredients. 

Combining eclectic sensibilities with progressive electronic elements, Sandunes, (Sanaya Ardeshir) grew up in Mumbai, where her upbringing as a classical pianist and a keyboard player allowed her to create emotive beds of sound. Like her naturally occurring namesake, Sandunes plays with broad landscapes of sound.

Her sonic identity has evolved alongside her journey from pianos to production, and her performances reveal an appetite for integrating the worlds of studio and stage.

For Sanaya, music has always been about experimenting, discovering, and finding her sound. With six EPs, two solid albums, fantastic collaborations with some of the country’s biggest names, so far, her career is as diverse as it is fascinating. She’s collaborated along with Actress on project 47trains at The Barbican. She’s worked with Red Bull on the project Searching for Sounds, where she catalogues samples from across Mumbai, and developing a sample pack released through music software company, Ableton. Her live performances have been no less impressive, opening for Bonobo in Manchester and Pretty Lights on tour in the USA, along with taking on some of the most prestigious venues such as National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai. 

This stunning electronic artist and performer comes to The Pickle Factory for a very special one-off night from one of electronic music’s most extraordinary women.

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The Funk & Soul Boat Party with Greg Wilson https://soundcrashmusic.com/the-fs-boat-party-greg-wilson/ Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:07:07 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43469  

See out the summer with a carnival of hot groove, funk and energy aboard one of London’s best party boats. 

To make the most of the summer, Re-edit legend & one of the UK’s most influential DJs is taking to the waves aboard the intimate The Golden Sunrise for an afternoon of sunny disco goodness. Having first taken to the decks back in 1975, Wilson has been relentless in his passion for soul, funk, disco and the constant evolution and reinvention of all three. Having pioneered the re-edit movement, and held the forefront of electro in the UK, his knowledge and passion for music is unparalleled. There is no better skipper to navigate the way across these genres for the ultimate summer party. 

The Golden Sunrise, is a stunning two level party boat, with bars and sundecks to suit any summer’s day. Filled will be 4 hours of non-stop music, it’s the perfect setting to sail through the waves of summery soul, funk & disco. With the backdrop of London’s skyline to set the scene, there’s no better way to feel the breeze in your hair, and the boogie in your feet.

 

***Please note that the boat will depart at 2pm. Anyone who is not on board by this time will not be admitted.***

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Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts https://soundcrashmusic.com/chali-2na-krafty-hphp/ Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:12:38 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42880 Founding Member of Jurassic 5 Joins Powerful Force in UK Hip Hop for One Massive Night

Chali 2na– founding member and most familiar voice of legendary rap group Jurassic 5 and one of the best loved MCs in Hip Hop history – is set to deliver explosive, beat-heavy rhymes and classic sing-along tunes at a secret Central London location. Joining him for a rare live set is Krafty Kuts, one of the key pioneers in the UK breakbeat and bass movement, and internationally renown turntablist. They’re coming together for the live debut of their highly anticipated album Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero.

Through an illustrious 25 year-spanning career, Chali 2na has collaborated with a huge spread of top international stars including Blackaliscious, Roots Manuva, Mos Def, Beenie Man,Rusko, Tippa Irie,Rizzle Kicks, K’naan, Fatlipand many more. His openness to crossing boundaries and bringing his own unique take to different genres is emblematic of his positive and easy going nature.

Krafty Kuts has been continuously immersed in beat culture since forming his own b-boy break dancing crew in the late 80s. He has had his own record store chain, run labels, promoted critical scene events, formed his own band Wicked Cityand performed to crowds of 40,000 alongside the biggest names in music from the Rolling Stones to The Prodigy.

Joining these two forces of hip hop to keep the tune spinning are very special guests Skye Edwards (Morecheeba), Dynamite MC, A SKILLZ, and DJ Drez. This promises to be an epic night for hip hop lovers. Don’t sleep.

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The Soundcrash Boat Party: Gentleman’s Dub Club vs. The Nextmen https://soundcrashmusic.com/the-soundcrash-boat-party-dub/ Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:25:11 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42938

You will be able to board the boat between 1 and 1.30pm at Tower Pier. Please ensure that you arrive before 1pm to make sure you get on board. Late comers may not be admitted.

Soundcrash’s legendary Boat Party is back for a summer-infused day of dub, reggae, and ska.

This 17th August, Soundcrash’s boat party is setting sail once again with an incredible lineup to soak up the sun with the very best selection of Ska, Drum and Bass, Reggae and Jungle.

Aboard London’s finest party boat, The Dutch MasterGentleman’s Dub Club will be taking the stage. Having gained a huge fan base for their contemporary approach to Reggae, Ska and Dub, they combine tight grooves and a heavyweight sound and are known for bringing the party to crowds of all ages who are hungry for a dance floor workout. Having burst onto the UK circuit, GDC have continue to rock gigs and festivals up and down the country with their white hot energy. For this boat party, Gentleman’s Dub Club will deliver a tight DJ set of furious bass and sunshine-filled reggae. Next up on this fiery line-up are acclaimed duo The Nextmen who will turn the boat into a dance floor frenzy with their signature mix of dancehall, UK raw hip hop and reggae. All hosted by London’s reggae favourite, Kiko Bun and GDC’s very own Johnny Scratchley.

Following a sold out boat party last summer, these two dub phenomenons take to the waves for a second round of fiery beats and sunshine rhythms.

Do not miss this party filled with all the summer vibes that you need.

 

***The boat will be leaving promptly at departure time so we recommend getting to the pier at 1pm to ensure you don’t get left behind***

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Salt-N-Pepa https://soundcrashmusic.com/salt-n-pepa-hphp/ Fri, 09 Aug 2019 18:00:46 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42653

Tickets selling fast now!

Legendary duo Salt-N-Pepa bring iconic tunes to London for a rare live show

By the late ’80s, hip-hop was on its way to becoming a male-dominated art form – enter Salt-N-Pepa, an all-female rap crew that went on to define the genre.

After forming in 1985, Salt-N-Pepa released their first album Hot, Cool & Vicious in 1987. Featuring classic tunes like Push It, The Showstopper, and Tramp, the album sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, making the group the first female rap act to achieve gold and platinum-status. This marked the beginning of a record-breaking career.

Over the years, Salt-N-Pepa went on to sell over 15 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling female rap acts of all time. To top of this monumental achievement, the rap crew have also garnered a glittering array of awards, one of which is a highly coveted Grammy Award, have released groundbreaking singles Shoop, Whatta Man, and Let’s Talk About Sex, and have broken down doors for women in hip hop along the way.

Now, Salt-N-Pepa are heading to indigo at the O2 to deliver a high-energy night of party anthems and golden hip hop tunes. This is an unmissable event for true hip hop fans.

“Hip Hop pioneers” – Rolling Stone Magazine

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DJ Krush https://soundcrashmusic.com/dj-krush-food-elct-hphp/ Sat, 20 Jul 2019 18:00:44 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42136 DJ Krush, aka Hideaki Ishi, pioneer of Japanese Hip Hop and weaver of trippy, smoky, head-nodding beats, will be at Oslo, Hackney for a rare intimate headline show.

Known for atmospheric instrumental productions, DJ Krush’s music is darkly mysterious and seriously addictive, completely befitting his past as part of Japanese crime syndicate yakuza. On the topic of his switch from crime to music, Ishi said “my body wasn’t built for breaking, DJing was the thing for me,” and Japan’s music industry has rejoiced ever since.

Upon entering the industry, Krush, with his experimental beats and instrumental sounds, changed the face of Japanese Hip Hop at a time when it was dominated by the American rap scene. Now, Krush has established himself as one of the most respected artists and producers in the hip hop industry, both in Japan and abroad.

At Oslo, Krush will be joined by DJ Food. Originally produced by Coldcut on the ninja tune independent record label, the DJ Food project started in 1990 on the premise of providing metaphorical “food for DJs”. DJ Food released the Jazz Brakes series, with Jazz Brakes Volume 3 being the most successful. The records consisted of collections of breaks, loops and samples, ideal for mixing, remixing and producing the trademark ninja tune blend of jazz & hip hop. With several Djs having played under the title Dj Food in the past, Strictly Kev is now the baton bearer and will deliver a night of mind-bending tunes.

This is a rare intimate night with Japan’s beats master. Don’t miss out.

 

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Ash Walker presents ‘Aquamarine’ https://soundcrashmusic.com/ash-walker-presents-aquamarine/ Sat, 20 Jul 2019 15:29:28 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43096 “A sound that is truly in a world of it’s own” Gideon Coe

Describing his current sound as trip-hop with an abstract twist, Ash Walker incorporates an intoxicatingly heavy dub reggae bottom end with samples of original material – all firmly rooted in jazz harmony. This July, he launches is third album ‘Aquamarine’ on Night Time Stories. Described as “a heavyweight astral show of rhythm and vibes”

An avid collector of jazz, blues, soul, funk, reggae, and all things in-between; Ash’s creativity is exploratory. Inspired by artists from Duke Ellington, to J Dilla, his first two albums gained attention for the likes of BBC6 music, Clash & XLR8R. ‘Aquamarine’ is the culmination of all that he’s absorbed: a truly cosmic explosion of sound and colour, rhythm, shape and patterns; a sound discovered in the grooves of a thousand records, united in one.  

With collaborators on the album including the silky voice of Laville, trumpet genius Yazz Ahmed along with bassist Marc Cyril and even renowned producer Johnathan Shorten, it’s a phenomenal body of work.

On July 20th, Ash Walker performs the album live for the very first time at a secret Central London venue to be revealed to ticket-buyers only.  Experience this exclusive play of what is sure to be one of 2019’s most unique albums.

 

“My previous albums have felt to me more like ventures on land. This one feels more like a deep sea voyage into the subconscious.”  

 

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Too Many Zooz https://soundcrashmusic.com/too-many-zooz-secret-jzz/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:00:38 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=43337 A one-off intimate show with US brass phenomenon 

Too Many Zooz are a busking powerhouse born in the subways of New York City. Their unique sound somehow manages to smash together jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk and even EDM structures and house music.

After selling out their headline show at O2 Forum Kentish Town, these sensational performers are returning to the capital for a very special one-off intimate show in a secret Central London location. Only 100 tickets are available and they will go fast.

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Plaid (New A/V Show) + Throwing Snow + Camila Fuchs https://soundcrashmusic.com/plaid-new-a-v-show-elec/ Thu, 20 Jun 2019 22:59:18 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42086 A spellbinding audio-visual performance from the groundbreaking warp records duo in east Londons new cutting edge theatre space.

 

Plaid sit right at the very heart of global electronica. In fact there’s a very real sense in which Ed Handley and Andy Turner are the perfect encapsulation of what the electronic music of their generation was all about. As Plaid and as two-thirds of The Black Dog, they were central to the “Artificial Intelligence” movement of the early-mid 1990s: alongside their WARP stablemates Autechre, The Aphex Twin, B12 and allies like Richie Hawtin, Speedy J, Kenny Larkin, they brought new rhythmic variation, emotive melody and sensual textures to electronic music, creating a warm and welcoming counterpart to the white heat of the rave explosion.

 

Plaid are bringing their brand new A/V show to the Hackneys newest creative arts hub, Earth Theatre. Expect a spellbinding show from a truly groundbreaking act.

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Portico Quartet – Extra Tickets Released https://soundcrashmusic.com/portico-quartet-jzz-elct/ Sat, 15 Jun 2019 18:00:05 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41929 THIS IS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT, TICKETS FOR PORTICO QUARTETS NEXT SHOW AT BARBICAN ARE AVAILABLE HERE

“Portico Quartet stake claims to territory occupied by Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra and Efterklang”. ***** The Guardian

Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet debut new music in this rare intimate show.

Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of five studio albums, from the band’s 2007 breakthrough ‘Knee-Deep in the North Sea’, and the John Leckie produced ‘Isla’ in 2010, to the self-titled recording ‘Portico Quartet’ in 2012 and the heralded ‘Art In The Age Of Automation’ in August 2017 and Untitled (AITAOA #2) in April 2018.

Tonight’s show will feature new music from their forthcoming album on Gondwana Records.

Duncan Bellamy drums and electronics

Milo Fitzpatrick bass

Keir Vine hang drums and keys

Jack Wyllie saxophone and keys

Tickets for this incredibly special night are sure to go fast. Don’t miss out.

 

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Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra present “Borders” https://soundcrashmusic.com/ryan-vail-elma-orkestra-elct/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:59:54 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42097

Last Tickets Remaining

Uniting two of Ireland’s most forward-thinking musical propositions – Eoin O’Callaghan AKA Elma Orkestra and Ryan Vail – ‘Borders’ is a singular collaborative project. Spanning symphonic ambience to widescreen electronica, it’s a genre-warping meeting of the minds from two of the country’s most innovative artists.

Unable to ignore the political questions arising from across the UK and Ireland, O’Callaghan and Vail collaborate together on this stunning project to explore the concept of borders and the dissonance between the abstraction of politics and the realities of the landscape which form it. Accompanied with drone footage taken of the natural phenomena which lie across the Irish border, and the frontiers seen within nature itself, this A/V show uniquely explores a hard-hitting current issue with an unsettling tranquility and mesmerising curiosity.

Talking about the show to BBC Radio 4, Vail explains his use of the drone footage, “I wanted to get across the beauty, that beauty spills over the lines, if you use a wider lens, you don’t see the border, its invisible”. O’Callaghan adds, “I think for us it was about forgetting the politics about it, and just showing the border for what it actually is; it’s this beautiful piece of land that we live on.”

This stunning eight track project sees O’Callaghan and Vail masterfully blur the contours between contemporary electronic and classical realms. This breaking of new ground – of pushing boundaries and thwarting expectations via attention to detail and a joint penchant for analogue equipment – is what underpins ‘Borders’. They perform it in London for one night only on at The Sebright Arms on 14th June 2019.

Support comes from Sleephawk, a London-based electro-indie one-man-band, enticed by the ideas of technology, loneliness and ambition

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Yosi Horikawa https://soundcrashmusic.com/yosi-horikawa-elct/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:00:05 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42210 Potent, cutting edge electronica stitched together by eclectic field recordings

Japanese artist Yosi Horikawa, known for infusing his cutting edge eletronica with eclectic field recordings, will be at Oslo, Hackney for an intimate night of groundbreaking music.

Debut EP “Touch” was released on French label Eklektik Records in 2009 (re-­released in 2013). In 2011, he participated in Red Bull Music Academy Madrid and collaborated with the likes of Dorian Concept, Anenon and Jesse Boykins III as well as receiving further praise for his truly unique productions from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Benji B. In 2012, “Wandering” EP was released from London’s First Word Records and received worldwide acclaim from the likes of DJ Food, XLR8R and more. Debut album “Vapor” was released in 2013 on First Word and got praises as Best album 2013 by The Japan Times, Fact Magazine etc. After releasing the album, he joined many of world class festivals, projects, like: Glastonbury, Sónar, Mutek, Dimensions, Boiler Room, LOW END THEORY, and more.

In 2015 he was invited to Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Sete, France and performed on the special stage called JAPAN NIGHT.  He also produced a track from locally field recorded sounds, a collaboration project for the Japan Foundation with Daisuke Tanabe. The track was named  “Song for Remy” by Gilles Peterson and dedicated to Rémy Kolpa Kopoul from Radio Nova. It came out as 10 Inch Vinyl on Brownswood Recordings in 2016.

At Oslo, Hackney expect this exciting new artist to bring his wealth of music to the London stage for a very special evening. Don’t miss out.

“Each track contains an intricate ecosystem of noises to marvel at” – XLR8R

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Lewis Ofman https://soundcrashmusic.com/lewis-ofman/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 18:01:43 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42451 Lewis OfMan performs in London for the first time with an unmissable show of relentless groove.

Parisian producer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Lewis Ofman will come to London in June for his debut show of his critically-acclaimed summery funk-soul anthems. His songs, springing easily between sophisticated jazzy chords and polished up percussion, have already gained him a reputation as a brilliant live performer.

Following collaboration on album Dear Annie and a US tour with Irish rapper, Rejjie Snow, Ofman makes his way to London for his debut headline show. With influences ranging from Frank Ocean, to Lee Fields to 70’s film scores, Ofman’s approach to making music has the rare combination of aesthetic weighted by substance. He has an impressive career so far, with his fresh approach drawing attention from the toughest cultural taste-makers. In 2017, he was one of the most popular sounds at Paris Fashion week, creating tracks for shows including including Sonia Rykiel, Afterhomework, and Maison Sentinel.

The 21-year-old Parisian is a breath of fresh air to the scene, setting this performance up as an unmissable event for new-music fans. 

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Peter Sandberg https://soundcrashmusic.com/peter-sandberg-2/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:49:09 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42355 An intimate night of skillfully crafted compositions in one of London’s most remarkable buildings

Swedish composer and multi instrumentalist Peter Sandberg comes to London’s St Matthias Church for an intimate headline show.  

Although known for his work scoring commercials for the likes of  Discovery, Netflix, and Tesla, Sandberg seeks inspiration for his personal projects from contemporary neo-classical artists including Hausckha, Johann Johannsson, Nils Frahm, Phillip Glass, and more. Operating from his studio in Uppsala, Sandberg’s work is essentially piano based, but casts together guitars, synthesisers and “all kinds of fretted instruments”. This marrying of the classical and the left-field electronica comes together to create magnificent pieces that flutter between the hushed and atmospheric to the dizzyingly vibrant and fast-paced, perfectly reflecting the constantly changing moods of modern life.

At St Matthias, Sandberg will take you on a sonic journey through breathtakingly complex compositions. This is not to be missed.

 

“Beautifully absorbing” – Clash Magazine

 

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Wovoka Gentle – Album Launch Party SOLD OUT https://soundcrashmusic.com/wovoka-gentle-album-launch-party/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 22:59:38 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41594 The explosively talented Wovoka Gentle will be performing an exclusive set at Corsica Studios. Expect exclusive performances of the new album as well as very special guest DJ’s.

 

 

Taking their name from the titles of two poems in the collection Flying Over Sonny Liston by American poet Gary Short, Wovoka Gentle continue to build on their reputation for intelligent, intricate songwriting and immersive live shows. From 2015 to 2016 the band released three EPs via Yucatan Records; Wovoka Gentle [Yellow], Wovoka Gentle [Blue] and Wovoka Gentle [Red], to critical acclaim (‘surreal is really the only word that comes to mind for such an impressive introduction’ – Consequence Of Sound), with 2017 heralding the release of split single ‘They Mostly Come At Night Mostly’/‘Branscombe’ and the band’s first headline UK tour. In early 2018 Wovoka Gentle signed to Nude Records and are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album, set for release in the first half of 2019.

 

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Chinese Man + Killah Priest (Wu-Tang Clan) https://soundcrashmusic.com/chinese-man-2-hph/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 18:00:08 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41673 French hip-hop collective Chinese Man bring their eclectic beats for a rare London show

After a three year absence from the capital, French hip-hop collective Chinese Man return for a rare London show at the iconic O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Chinese Man are well known for picking influences from the most abstract of places to make their sound all the more exciting. Over predominantly dubby beats, the collective embroider African, Asian and Latin influences with precise scratching and a mass of obscure samples. There’s no corner of the globe and no sound they haven’t conquered.

They’ll be joined on the night by Wu-Tang Clan’s own Killah Priest who will be bringing his legendary rhymes and jaw-dropping energy to Shepherd’s Bush.

Support for the night comes from the groundbreaking talent that is South African rapper Yugen Blakrok. Growing up in the Eastern Cape and influenced by the political/militant and spiritual aspects of Hip-Hop, her music is firmly rooted in the mind-set of the 90’s, a deep lyrical and audio odyssey into the world around us, both seen and unseen.

Hip-Hop heads, don’t miss out on this night of unrivaled talent. This one’s going to be big.

“Such talent can be jaw-dropping at times” – Kemptation

 

 

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Mammal Hands – Sold Out https://soundcrashmusic.com/mammal-hands-jzz/ Thu, 30 May 2019 22:00:09 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40614 “The semi-classical drums/sax/piano trio Mammal Hands mutate into a high-volume rave act” The Guardian

Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands are driven by their unique line-up of drums, piano and saxophone. Their hypnotic music draws on a rich well of influences from Sufi trance and West African music to folk music, contemporary classical, spiritual jazz and electronica to produce something uniquely their own. Their powerful live shows have seen them hailed as one of the most exciting bands in Europe and they have drawn comparisons to the likes of GoGo Penguin and Portico Quartet. They appear tonight playing music from their most recent releases  Shadow Work and Becoming.

With support for the night being Submotion Orchestra‘s Taz Modi who’ll be bringing magnetic jazz-tinged electronica, this is not to be missed.

Nick Smart keyboards, Jesse Barrett drums and tabla, and Jordan Smart saxophones.

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Ben Hayes https://soundcrashmusic.com/ben-hayes-jzz-elct/ Thu, 30 May 2019 18:00:09 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42121 A coming together of Spiritual Jazz and cutting edge Electronica

Based in South East London, electronic musician Ben Hayes creates music at the intersection between spiritual jazz, dance music, and experimental electronica. Lacing synthesisers and live instruments with deftly manipulated found sound, he punctuates organic textures with disarmingly lopsided beats, whilst foregrounding the minute beauty in sounds that would otherwise pass us by.

Active in the effervescent south London scene, his work is interwoven into the sound of the area, having produced for Puma Blue, Poppy Ajudha, Oscar Jerome, Maisha and Carmody, collaborated with Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones and Maxwell Owin, and remixed Vök, Otzeki, Flamingods and SumoChief.

At Waiting Room, expect an intimate night of groundbreaking music from a fast-rising star.

 

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Rachel K Collier https://soundcrashmusic.com/rachel-k-collier/ Wed, 29 May 2019 18:00:57 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41567 Addictive electro-pop from one-woman production machine

A one-woman electronic production machine and die-hard Ableton enthusiast, Rachel K Collier is known for using a multi-instrument technical setup to enable her to perform her song-focused, high-energy studio productions in a live setting.

Performing on stage together with live percussionist and interactive visuals, Collier has built and refined her live show throughout 2017 and 2018 gaining significant recognition in the UK, completing a nine-date debut Tour, playing for BBC Introducing at SXSW, Amsterdam Dance Event and Radio 1 Biggest Weekend, Swansea as well as a live BBC Radio sessions, and more.

In 2019, Collier is poised to take the UK by storm with the release of her highly anticipated new album which she will be debuting live at The Waiting Room. This promises to be an intimate night of groundbreaking music from a fast rising star.

 

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LTJ Bukem + DJ Krust + Commix https://soundcrashmusic.com/ltj-bukem-dj-krust-dnb/ Fri, 24 May 2019 22:59:24 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41392

SELLING FAST

Soundrash present a night with the original DNB pioneer and a true legend in the game LTJ Bukem in East London’s finest warehouse, Oval Space.

 

Joining him is fellow game changer DJ Krust, as well as Commix!

 

Very limited tickets will be available for this one so please act fast to avoid missing out!

 

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Akua Naru https://soundcrashmusic.com/akua-naru-hphp/ Sun, 19 May 2019 18:00:32 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42111 A rare intimate night with hip hop trailblazer

We’re proud to have Hip Hop producer, artist, activist, and scholar Akua Naru at London’s Moth Club for a rare intimate show.

With classic boom bap hip hop sounds, socially conscious rhymes, jazz-soul elements, Naru has garnered attention and accumulated rave reviews. Being associated with artist movements such as the 90’s hip hop era and acts such as Lauryn Hill & The Roots, Naru’s musical and poetic gifts have been appreciated among hip hop circles and are amplified within live performance.

Representing strongly when performing with The DIGFLO Band, a six-piece ensemble including drums, keys, saxophone/flute, bass, guitar, and turntables, Akua Naru and her band have a reputation for captivating audiences, hyping crowds, and inspiring many. Clearly, her music and performances are a testament to the legacy of soul music and the powerful trailblazing female artist tradition on which it builds.

At Moth Club, expect Naru and her band to deliver groove-led rhymes steeped in razor-sharp political commentary. This is a night for the real Hip Hop fans.

“An experience to savour” – London in Stereo

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The Pharcyde https://soundcrashmusic.com/the-pharcyde-hph/ Sat, 18 May 2019 18:00:27 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40866

Tickets selling fast now!

The most innovative rap crew the world has seen

In the early 90’s, when gangsta’ rap consumed the airwaves, and the majority of West Coast rappers strapped on their Locs, Chuck Taylor’s & Ben Davis’, The Pharcyde decidedly maintained a willfully weird vision. Opting to stay true to themselves with their left field but still South-Central sensibility, rap had seen few groups so self-deprecating and so smart, four visionary rappers adroitly able to split the difference between helium-voiced and hard-core.

Listening to “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” two full decades after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. Every song on the album inverts a hoary hip-hop cliché. With classics like “Oh Shit,” “Otha Fish”, “Ya’ Mama,” and hit single, “Passing Me By,” it is not surprising that it shipped over a million units, garnered comparisons to De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest, and everyone from Pitchfork Media to The Source has hailed it as one of the greatest albums ever made.

Speaking on the passage of time, their second release “LabCabInCalifornia” has revealed exactly how far-reaching The Pharcyde’s vision was. From enlisting a young and then unknown James Yancey aka J DILLA to produce beats on the classic “Runnin”, to collaborating with director Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich” “Adaptation”) on the video for “Drop,” it has consistently reinforced their steadfast refusal to tread familiar artistic grounds.

Today, The Pharcyde continue to hone their individual abilities while still carrying on the name & legacy in its original fashion. At Earth, expect them to seduce their audience with the same boyish charm that founded them at the beginning. Joined by Jungle Brother’s Africa Baby Bam who’ll be spinning old school hip hop tunes, this is simply an unmissable show for true hip hop fans.

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KRS-One https://soundcrashmusic.com/krs-one-hph/ Fri, 17 May 2019 20:00:05 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=38407 Lyrical legend KRS-One brings the ultimate night of Hip Hop to South London

When it comes to Hip Hop, no one is as consistent and influential as KRS-One. It is impossible to discuss Hip Hop’s history without discussing KRS-One. His reputation as both a live performer and as Hip Hop’s resident “Teacha” has reached mythic proportions. As author Tavis Smiley has put it; “You are going to encounter a man who has sincerely sought to develop a relevant, honest and contemporary interpretation of world history, culture, religion, and philosophy.”

At Electric Brixton, KRS-One will work through the hip hop masterpieces he’s created throughout his life – from songs that changed the very fabric of hip hop (Poetry, Rappaz R N Dainja, Outta Here) to tunes that have become a part of hip hop history (Sound of da Police, The MC).

Joining him is an unreal line up of Ty and Blak Twang. Ty,British rapper signed to Big Dada, is best known for his lyrical frankness and honest portrayals of everyday life, making him part of the fast-growing movement of British socially conscious rappers. Blak Twang, famed for his charismatic live performances, is another pioneering British rapper who has fast gained a massive South London fanbase.

Don’t miss out on catching KRS-One, the legend himself, at South London’s iconic Electric Brixton, joined by a string of impressive artists in their own right. A holy grail of nights for hip hop fans.

 

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Too Many Zooz https://soundcrashmusic.com/too-many-zooz-jzz-elct/ Fri, 17 May 2019 18:00:15 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40087 A busking phenomenon featuring Jazz, Afro-Cuban Rhythms, and Funk born in the subways of New York

Too Many Zooz are a busking phenomenon born in the subways of New York City. Their unique sound somehow manages to smash together jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk and even EDM structures and house music.

The band have come a long way from entertaining commuting New Yorkers. Now, they have racked up millions of views of their amazing live videos on YouTube, have toured the world, and have even been enlisted by Beyonce to perform on the songs Daddy Lessons and Formation from her tour de force Lemonade which was nominated for the Grammy for Album of the Year.

At O2 Forum Kentish Town, Too Many Zooz will sweep you on your feet with their sensational, unique sound. Don’t miss out on this raucous night of live music.

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Ulrich Schnauss with support from Kelpe https://soundcrashmusic.com/ulrich-schnauss-5-elct-jzz/ Fri, 17 May 2019 18:00:08 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=36439 Ulrich Schnauss presents ‘Now is a Timeless Present’, a career-spanning retrospective encompassing key works from the past two decades. The German electronic composer will be selecting fundamental music from his back catalogue.

At once uplifting and otherworldly, the music of Ulrich Schnauss utilizes multi-layered synthesizers to map out an aural escape route from the trappings of a reality limiting our imagination. Born in Kiel in 1977 and inspired by the alternative guitar bands of the late 80s and early 90s as well as Acid House and early electronica, Schnauss began developing his own distinct sonic palette. Melding delicate dream-pop sensibilities with ecstatic electronic excess and defying the constraints of music genre boundaries.

After a move to Berlin in the late 90s, Schnauss felt confident enough to begin releasing  ‘little electronica pieces’ under his own name – 2001s ‘Far Away Trains Passing By’. Four further studio albums have followed since then: ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’ (2003), ‘Goodbye’ (2007), ‘A Long Way to Fall’ (2013) and ‘No Further Ahead Than Today’ (2016). He’s a prolific remixer and a member of the last Tangerine Dream Line Up picked by the late Edgar Froese.

After an initial struggle to perform the unique, interchanging nuances of his compositions live, the arrival of Ableton’s Live software has enabled him to build new arrangements on the spot, lending diversity and distinction to each performance. ‘I can react to the atmosphere of the room or re-interpret the pieces in a way that’s reflecting my mood,’ he explains, ‘sometimes playing more ambient; sometimes more rhythm-orientated versions of the songs.’ 

Joining Ulrich Schnauss on stage is his long-term collaborator, London-based visual artist Nat Urazmetova. In her live visuals the organic and synthesised, amorphous and elusive, fluid and uncanny coalesce, mutate and continuously evolve in the free-flow of improvisation. Through shifting the accustomed modes of perception, the visual performance threads the different narratives of seeing, sensing and relating to the sonic counterpart.

Mesmerising electronic artist, Kelpe, will be starting off the evening. Kelpe’s influences range from the bleeps & bass of classic Warp artists to the funk of Sly Stone, and the minimalism of Steve Reich + Harmonia to the percussive space-scapes of Tortoise + Do Make Say Think. The diversity of the music that inspires Kelpe finds reflection in his own sonic adventures, informing his ever evolving sound, combining as map and compass to guide his lunar-bound b-boy throw downs.

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad https://soundcrashmusic.com/adrian-younge-ali-hph-jzz/ Fri, 17 May 2019 18:00:06 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41747 Two of hip hop’s most accomplished producers bring their new highly acclaimed live project, featuring a 9-piece brass and string section, to the UK for the first time.

When two of hip-hop’s most accomplished composers & producers join forces on a new project you know the results are going to be special.

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (founding member of A Tribe Called Quest and super producer in his own right) & Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, Wu Tang Clan, Talib Kweli etc)  began their work together in 2013 on the critically acclaimed Souls of Mischief There Is Only Now and Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered albums.  Their partnership cemented on their celebrated music score work for Marvel’s Luke Cage.

Inspired by the sonic aesthetic of Luke Cage their creative dynamic was crystalised in a brand new project ‘The Midnight Hour’, which was released to rapturous acclaim in 2018.

The Midnight Hour is black excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication of the Harlem Renaissance that occured in New York in the 1920s.  The Midnight Hour album is not just Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, it’s two of hip-hop’s greatest producers with a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra as well as some of the most celebrated names in contemporary hip-hop, R&B, soul & jazz including CeeLo Green, Raphael Saadiq, Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, Eryn Allen Kane, Karolina, Questlove and more.

They take this snapshot of this chapter of Black American culture on the road this Spring performing the acclaimed album with full live band, string and brass section. With support from the UK’s Pete Beardsworth, this is quite simply an unmissable night of exceptional Jazz. Don’t sleep.

 

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The Soundcrash Funk and Soul Weekender https://soundcrashmusic.com/the-soundcrash-funk-and-soul-weekender/ Fri, 17 May 2019 11:00:58 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40540 More big names just added:

Craig Charles, Jordan Rakei, Greg Wilson, Children of Zeus, Joe Arman Jones, Marshall Jefferson & many more

FULL LINE UP:

Kamasi Washington, Maribou State (DJ), Alice Russell, Gilles Peterson, Craig Charles, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Jordan Rakei, Romare, Kamaal Williams, The Pharcyde, Norman Jay MBE, Greg Wilson, Yazmin Lacey, Fatima, Children of Zeus, Joe Arman Jones, Akua Naru, Afriquoi, DJ Yoda, Dam Funk, Smoove and Turrell, Marshall Jefferson, DJ Cheeba’s video funk, The Allergies, Mildlife, Joel Culpepper

Dat Brass Band / Tru Thoughts Records / Trojan Records / Jalapeno Records / BBE Records / Strut Records / Stevie Wonderland / XOA / Holly Walker / J Felix / Tom Central / Ezra Bruno / Fiesta Bombarda / Tuckshop / Wormfood / Sounddhism / Continental Drifts / Global Beats Club / The Left Rib / Kitty Amor

17-19th May 2019
Brighton Beach

Combining a true love for all things Funk & Soul orientated, this special Weekender returns for 2019 with its roots firmly placed in Big Brass sounds, Hip hop beats, Future Soul, Tropical, Afro-beat, World, Disco, House, and everything in-between. Set to be the perfect weekend, blending good times with unmissable talent across 3 days.

Following two sold-out years, The Soundcrash Funk &Soul Weekender 2019 marks the beginning of the festival’s expansion, moving to a brand new location on the iconic Brighton Beach, UK.

With many more acts yet to be announced, the full line up will boast a range of artists spanning the full spectrum of the funk and soul genres, appealing to both experienced fans as it will to curious newcomers.

The festival makes its first line up announcement today including Kamasi Washington – dubbed as the ‘figurehead of the new jazz revival’ by The Guardian, electronic duo Maribou State (DJ set) ,the classic sounds of Alice Russell, and Lee Fields & the Expressions, along with the genre-defining talents of Norman Jay MBE, and Gilles Peterson. Add to this a curated blend of fresh acts with Yazmin Lacey and Fatima plus outstanding talents Hackney Colliery Band and The Pharcyde.

In addition to the musical line up, the festival offers an extensive, jam-packed timetable of extra activities including record fairs, visual screenings and explorative talks; as well as wellness & soul meditation, dance classes and the original disco yoga experience. All this can be found alongside secret parties, cabaret, and the best in soul food and craft beer.

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The Allergies https://soundcrashmusic.com/the-allergies/ Wed, 15 May 2019 18:00:55 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41138

Tickets on sale now!

Funky vintage sounds for the modern dancefloor

Both  skilled  turntablists  in their own  right, and known  for their 45 only  vinyl sets, the duo  of  DJ  Moneyshot  &  Rackabeat  first  bonded over  their love of  classic hip-hop and  beats, then decided to  pool their knowledge and  skills into making their own  music.

“We  like breaks,  funky basslines,  horns, and dancefloor  grooves. We’re inspired  by the golden eras of funk,  soul, disco and hip-hop, and we  try and cram that into three and  a half minutes”.

Along  the way  they’ve racked  up two ‘Tune of  the Month’ awards in  Mixmag,  topped  download  charts, and  helped headline  the BBC  6 Music  festival  in their native  Bristol last year, racked up plays on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, and have been awarded the coveted ‘Album of the Year’ position from 6 Music in 2017.

At The Jazz Cafe, the duo will grace the stage with a full live band – a rare occurrence for these turntablists – to deliver an unforgettable night of funked up tunes that will bring the whole venue to its feet.

 

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Thandii https://soundcrashmusic.com/thandii/ Wed, 15 May 2019 18:00:09 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41548 Haunting vocals, pulsing bass, and shimmering guitars come together for hazey psychedelic tunes

British synth-pop sensation Thandii comes to The Waiting Room for an unmissable headline show.

Thandii, who’s been featured on BBC Introducing and who’s gained rave reviews for her hard-hitting pop from the likes of Earmilk, The Line of Best Fit, and The Independent, will be playing all new music that promises to be full of her signature style – rich, ethereal vocals, dreamy beats, and woozy synths. A fast rising star, this is catch this highly talented artist in an intimate setting while you can.

“A fascinating new voice” – The Line of Best Fit

 

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Anchorsong with Live String Quartet https://soundcrashmusic.com/anchorsong-scala-elct/ Thu, 09 May 2019 18:30:41 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41393 “A one man wonder… A genius” – Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1)

Anchorsong – aka Masaaki Yoshida – has become globally recognised for his unique live shows, which many people have described as “like watching a painter drawing on a white canvas”, as he creates electronic music completely live using a

sampler (MPC2500) and a keyboard, right in front of the audience. Since his relocation from Japan to Europe in late 2007, Anchorsong has supported Bonobo, Prefuse 73, DJ Krush, Daedelus, Gonjasufi, Jaga Jazzist. He has garnered an international following on YouTube, with videos of his performances having been viewed more than 450,000 times so far.

After releasing new critically acclaimed album Cohesion on Tru Thoughts last year that drew a lot of positive attention from BBC 6 Music, Anchorsong returns to London for a live show with dull string quartet. Expect colourful, mildly psychedelic and incredibly danceable rhythms that, when paired with a string quartet, will leave your head spinning.

Support for this very special night of cutting edge electronica come from both Kiki Hitomi and Cornelia. Kiki Hitomi has primarily made a name for herself as a singer/songwriter for Ninja Tune’s Midas Sound. Her solo material has also released positive reviews from FACT Mag and draws upon both Japanese electronica and reggae influences. Cornelia, who’s collaborated with the likes of Bonobo and Portico Quartet, is known for her unique breathy vocals and skittering electronic beats.

Featuring the best of the best in up and coming electronica, this night at Oslo, Hackney is unmissable.

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Anchorsong https://soundcrashmusic.com/anchorsong-elct/ Thu, 09 May 2019 18:05:47 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42376 “A one man wonder… A genius” – Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1)

Anchorsong – aka Masaaki Yoshida – has become globally known for his dazzling live shows. A master of the MPC, Yoshida can create sonic masterpieces right before your eyes. Since his relocation from Japan to Europe in late 2007, Anchorsong has supported Bonobo, Prefuse 73, DJ Krush, Daedelus, Gonjasufi, Jaga Jazzist. He has garnered an international following on YouTube, with videos of his performances having been viewed more than 450,000 times so far.

At Scala, Anchorsong will deliver night of hypnotic, cutting edge beats that will keep you hooked on the dance floor. Joining him are King Midas Sound‘s Kiki Hitomi – known for her eclectic mesh of reggae and electronica – and Bonobo collaborator Cornelia.

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Hania Rani – SOLD OUT https://soundcrashmusic.com/hania-rani/ Thu, 09 May 2019 18:00:24 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41856 An intimate night of skilfully crafted compositions in one of London’s most remarkable buildings

Musician and composer Hania Rani, who splits her life between Warsaw and Berlin, is coming to London for her debut headline show.

Signed to the esteemed Gondwana Records, Rani’s intricate piano compositions are born out of the desire to echo the beautiful stark Icelandic landscapes and towering, majestic Polish Bieszczady mountains. Expect to be transported on a musical journey that passes through surging melodies reminiscent of Iceland’s crashing waterfalls, expansive chord progressions recalling rolling plains of ice and fire, and bold, crescendoing motifs that evoke the awe-inspiring structure of rugged mountains.

This is a truly special, unmissable night of breathtakingly complex compositions from an exciting new talent.

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Sergio Mendes https://soundcrashmusic.com/sergio-mendes/ Sun, 05 May 2019 22:59:12 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40443 + Nina Miranda

Three-time Grammy award winner and Brazilian Legend, Sergio Mendes to bring iconic performance to London…

A legend of Brazilian music and one of the main figures of the Bossa Nova revolution of the 1960s, Sergio Mendes came to stardom with his iconic band Brasil ‘66. In their debut, he cracked the Billboard top 10, including the timeless single “Mas Que Nada”. Since then, Mendes has been unfailingly prolific, recording over 35 albums and continuously exploring the very best of music. He has collaborated with artists across the genres of pop, world music and jazz including Stevie Wonder, Dave Grusin, will.i.am, Erykah Badu and John Legend.

 

A producer, composer, pianist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes’ signature mix of Bossa nova, samba and distinctive pop instrumentation has ultimately come to define Brazilian music on the international scale. With a career spanning 5 decades, Mendes’ enduring influence on the music industry continues to evolve, receiving an Oscar nomination for “Real in Rio” as recently as 2012.

 

Mendes offers a performance imbued with the poise and class expected for an experienced maestro of the stage and is set to flawlessly deliver the familiar as well as surprise and revitalise with newer work.

 

“The man who put go-go boots on Brazilian music and brought it to the world.”

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Big Wild with special guest Rome in Reverse https://soundcrashmusic.com/big-wild-elct/ Fri, 03 May 2019 18:00:39 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41777 The UK debut all-American electronica wild child

California-native Big Wild, who’s taken the electronica scene in America by storm, comes to London for his UK debut show.

Described as “a breath of fresh air”, Big Wild’s tunes feature infectious grooves and sun-shiney melodies reminiscent of the west coast waves he hails from. His latest EP Superdream, that he’ll be bringing to The Lexington, is chock full of nostalgic 80s dance vibes and soulful hooks, guaranteed to get you on your feet.

Support will be provided by Rome in Reverse,  the solo project debuted in 2014 by the Italian artist Antonella Pacifico who has since relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark. RIR’s environment is a melted collection of club dance music, blissed-out trance-techno, ambient dub and dreamy trip hop sounds driven by up/downtempo electronic beats. Her emotive and melancholic textures are also occasionally accompanied by her vocals.

Don’t miss out on this intimate night of feel-good electronica. Big Wild is sure to skyrocket from here.

“Superdream is absolutely brimming with both creative and kinetic energy” – Sputnik Music

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Leafcutter John https://soundcrashmusic.com/leafcutter-john-2/ Thu, 02 May 2019 22:59:44 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41977 + Grass Temple

Ex Polar Bear member Leafcutter John will be launching his upcoming album “Yes! Come Parade With Us” (releasing on James Holdens Border Community) at Pickle Factory. Exploring vast electronic soundscapes expect to here a true sonic pioneer bringing one of the most exciting sounds out there to the intimate space in East London.

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Neil Cowley https://soundcrashmusic.com/neil-cowley-jzz-elct-2/ Thu, 02 May 2019 18:00:40 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40880

Very limited tickets on sale now!

A dynamic musician performing a special solo headline show

Last year, Neil Cowley put his eponymous trio on hiatus and has embraced a new musical direction, in part reflected in the choice of artists on his ‘Spacebound Tapes’ EP that included remixes by Rival Consoles, Throwing Snow, Christian Löffler and Vessels.

Since then, Cowley has sold out a debut solo headline show at Ghost Notes that featured 100% unreleased material, collaborated with the likes of Ben Lukas Boysen and Maribou State, remixed Holly Walker, and is confidently continuing his journey into the exciting world of electronica with a headline show at Oslo, Hackney.

Set to be a very special evening of new music from one of the UK’s most talented composers, this show is sure to sell out fast.

“There’s no way around it: Neil Cowley is quite a big deal.” – Drowned in Sound

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Nubya Garcia – Bristol https://soundcrashmusic.com/nubya-garcia-bristol/ Wed, 01 May 2019 18:00:51 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40577

Tickets and info on the Manchester date here

Tickets and info on the London here

Celebrating the rise of UK’s domineering UK Jazz scene

The Shape Of Sound To Come is a unique series of curated events by promoters Bam!Bam!Bam! and Soundcrash, celebrating the rise of the UK’s domineering UK jazz scene. The first edition features three powerhouses of the new movement, including Nubya Garcia, Vels Trio, and Emma Jean Thackray.

Nubya Garcia

Winner of this year’s Jazz FM Breakthrough Artist Award, Nubya Garcia is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds taking over dance floors across the UK. Her brand of afro-tinged Jazz has made her a key component in this vibrant scene and has seen her championed across

“she doesn’t sing but she soars.” The Guardian

Vels Trio*

Being almost indistinguishable by any sole genre, the group’s mutual loves and individual fortes across prog, electronic, jazz, funk and hip-hop has paved the collective way for their early sound.

“…dreamy space-jam, mixing up fragments of fusiony riffs with big washes of electronic sound to dramatic and very contemporary effect that borrows from jazz, rock, hip hop and funk without sounding like any of the above.” Jazzwise Magazine

Emma Jean Thackray*

One of the most hyped artists of the new UK jazz scene. Emma-Jean Thackray is an award winning composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist – known especially for her trumpeting – who’s influenced by everything from J Dilla beats and Madlib’s characters to the sounds of Afrobeat.

“Emma-Jean Thackray will blow your socks off” Red Bull Music

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Lapp – Sold Out https://soundcrashmusic.com/lapp/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:00:29 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41028


Alt-R&B singer-songwriter LAPP progresses towards his debut EP

His fiery singing and calculated production make “Tennessee” a poignant track with an intense emotional impact

(EARMILK)

‘What a great f*cking artist

(Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music)

After gaining some serious acclaim from Earmilk, Tom Robinson, Louder Than War on his debut single Tennessee, LAPP now deviates in style, moving further towards a classification in the realms of alt-R&B. Still featuring emotive yowls and telling tales of the human condition, LAPP now pulls his style of song-writing toward a strong focus on distinctively digitised terrains of instrumentation, producing something entirely new.

LAPP’s latest sonic venture, ‘Sunny’, thrives on a relaxed groove that stays constant throughout, leaving plenty of space for his gritty vocals to soulfully meander as he cries out questions of life and love. The use of live saxophone brings a rich and organic element to the track, perfectly complimenting the electronically distorted vocal sample that introduces the track and returns periodically to add extra production punch.

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Terakaft https://soundcrashmusic.com/terakaft-3-wrl/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:00:40 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=38086 Feel the heat of Terakaft as they bring sun-scorched guitars and desert blues to East London.

Founded by former members of the desert-rock pioneers Tinariwen, Terakaft send listeners deep into the heart of the desert, perfectly reflecting Saharan sands with their rolling and evocative grooves. Formed in 2001, the group have since made the electric guitar completely their own. The stark and harsh conditions of their homeland powerfully permeates through their wild riffs, massed chants and soaring vocals.

Comprised of three members, all of whom sing and play guitar, the group is a perfect fusion of two rhythm guitarists; one bringing sweet and meticulously crafted melodies, while the other holds down an effortlessly rhythmic beat. Underlying all this is the heavy but purposeful tred of the the bass. With the notes of the lead guitar meandering us through a musical wasteland, and the heavy and pulsating heartbeat of the percussion (said to be like that of the “delicate but strong steps of a camel”)…. the group are an intrinsic embodiment of the wild and free terrain of their homeland.

Over the powerful composition of their music they have weaved stories of exile and loneliness in their mother tongue of “Tamashek”. Being born out of the crucible of the northern Mali’s 1980s and 90s rebels, the bands lyrics have been refined by the recent troubles of their homeland.

Guaranteed to heat up the Oslo, Hackney stage, this will be an unmissable opportunity to watch the Saharan bluesmen that are Terakaft live in London!

“With its rock-style production, heavy, looping percussion and melodic guitar lines, Terakaft is poised to find a large audience.” –The Green Man Review  

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The Funk & Soul Weekender Launch Party https://soundcrashmusic.com/the-funk-soul-weekender-launch-party/ Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:50:46 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42412 We’re thrilled to be warming up for the Funk & Soul Weekender 2019 with a very special event at NT’s.

We’ll be taking over through the evening, with live performances from critically acclaimed vocalist, Acantha Lang, along with DJ sets from some of London favourites: Stevie Wonderland, Tuckshop & Champagne Funk.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Acantha Lang began honing her skills and performing regularly in New York at The Harlem Grill and iconic venue Cafe Wha amongst other venues. She has re-recorded one of her own original songs, with Robert Randolph which went on the be nominated for a 2018 Grammy. By now, Acantha had relocated to London where she further developed her Blues/Soul/Funk sound performing with her band at many of London’s most famous venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz Cafe, and The 606 Club. Luminaries such as Simon Cowell, Tom Cruise, Sting, Axl Rose, are just some of the few A-listers that have expressed their admiration for her voice and presence.

She’ll be joined on the 21st by Stevie Wonderland & Champagne Funk for a rare night of two of London’s favourite party-starters in one room. Both legendary across the London scene, they’re DJ sets branch across the genres of funk, soul, disco and more and are guaranteed dance-floor fillers every time.

What better way to make the most of your three day weekend than joining us for what is set to be a very special evening.

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Lowkey – SOLD OUT https://soundcrashmusic.com/lowkey-hph/ Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:59:01 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41260

SOLD OUT

+ Soweto Kinch and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan 

Fusing politically charged lyrics and deft dissection of topics such as race, war, global poverty and politics with anthemic choruses and unrelentingly energetic performance, Lowkey is a towering figure of the scene who renews the old tradition of conscious hip-hop activism for the war on terror generation

Lowkey will be joined on the night by award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, an incredible spoken-word poet, speaker and playwright.

All in all, this is set to be an unmissable evening of performances and powerful as they are thoughtful.

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Yasiin Bey – Bristol https://soundcrashmusic.com/yasiin-bey-bristol-2/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 22:59:29 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42197

Tickets selling fast!

Yasiin Bey comes to O2 Academy Bristol for a one-off performance to celebrate 10 years of The Ecstatic. Expect all the classics. 

‘Mos Def’s stagecraft, a gift for showbiz and can actually get the sell-out crowd going crazy for the duration of his set.’ NME

“Simply one of the coolest cats in the rap game, Mos Def sits firmly amongst the greats” Gigwise

Mos Def really doesn’t need any introduction: Exploding into public consciousness as part of Blackstar (with Talib Kweli) in 1998, it was Mos’ debut ‘Black On Both Sides’ a year later that rocketed the New York rapper to astronomical heights, propelled by universal acclaim for the LP, which continues to be held up as one of the genre’s greatest ever albums.

The near two decades since then have seen an unprecedented output of critically acclaimed work, both as a solo artist and fierce collaborator.  Working closely with big hitters from across hip-hop including the likes of The Roots, De La Soul, Madlib, Common, DJ Shadow, Kanye West (signing to G.O.O.D Records for a spell) as well as musicians from outside of the rap sphere including Gil Scott Heron, Bobby Womack, The Gorillaz and Robert Glasper (as part of the Mos Def Big Band) amongst countless others, Mos Def has never been shy in sharing his genius with other artists to create something special.

Don’t miss one of rap’s true greats in what will be the most talked about hip-hop events ever.

Support comes from Sip the juice, Mistabibs & Rogue & Relly

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Szjerdene https://soundcrashmusic.com/szjerdene-jzz-elct/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:00:33 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41785

See Szjerdene Live at The Pickle Factory 17.04.2019. Tickets available NOW.

An intimate night with Bonobo collaborator Szjerdene

Szjerdene, the soulful songstress whose made a lasting mark on the electronica scene with her unique, ethereal vocals as well as collaborations with electronica titans, comes to The Pickle Factory for an intimate headline show.

After releasing her debut EP Patchwork in 2012, Szjerdene captured the attention of Bonobo, thus starting a flourishing partnership that saw her collaborate with him on his fifth studio album The North Borders. Since then, Szjerdene has continued to work with Bonobo – both on tour and in the studio. Following her work with him, and cementing herself as a fixture in the UK electronic music scene, were Szjerdene’s collaborative efforts with Essex producer Lapalux. This collaboration saw the release of critically acclaimed EP Paragon.

Now, Szjerdene is raising the bar with the release of her third solo EP TRACE which will be premiered live at The Pickle Factory –  a move that will surely see her at the centre of the UK’s electronic scene. Expect nothing short of an exceptional live show of soulful vocals and spellbinding electronic beats. A truly unmissable event for lovers of slow-burning, heartfelt electronic soul.

Follow Szjerdene:

https://www.instagram.com/Szjerdene
https://twitter.com/Szjerdene
https://www.facebook.com/Szjerdene

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Yasiin Bey – Manchester https://soundcrashmusic.com/yasiin-bey-manchester-2/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:59:32 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=42206

Tickets selling fast!

Yasiin Bey comes to O2 Ritz Manchester for a one-off performance to celebrate 10 years of The Ecstatic. Expect all the classics. 

‘Mos Def’s stagecraft, a gift for showbiz and can actually get the sell-out crowd going crazy for the duration of his set.’ NME

“Simply one of the coolest cats in the rap game, Mos Def sits firmly amongst the greats” Gigwise

Mos Def really doesn’t need any introduction: Exploding into public consciousness as part of Blackstar (with Talib Kweli) in 1998, it was Mos’ debut ‘Black On Both Sides’ a year later that rocketed the New York rapper to astronomical heights, propelled by universal acclaim for the LP, which continues to be held up as one of the genre’s greatest ever albums.

The near two decades since then have seen an unprecedented output of critically acclaimed work, both as a solo artist and fierce collaborator.  Working closely with big hitters from across hip-hop including the likes of The Roots, De La Soul, Madlib, Common, DJ Shadow,Kanye West (signing to G.O.O.D Records for a spell) as well as musicians from outside of the rap sphere including Gil Scott Heron, Bobby Womack, The Gorillaz and Robert Glasper (as part of the Mos Def Big Band) amongst countless others, Mos Def has never been shy in sharing his genius with other artists to create something special.

Don’t miss one of rap’s true greats in what will be the most talked about hip-hop events ever.

Support comes from More Bounce & Seven Spherez.

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Yasiin Bey with Ocean Wisdom + 47 soul – London https://soundcrashmusic.com/yasiin-bey-performs-excstatic-hphp/ Sun, 14 Apr 2019 22:59:15 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40447

Tickets selling fast!

Yasiin Bey comes to London’s Forum for a one-off performance to celebrate 10 years of The Ecstatic. Expect all the classics. 

‘Mos Def’s stagecraft, a gift for showbiz and can actually get the sell-out crowd going crazy for the duration of his set.’ NME

“Simply one of the coolest cats in the rap game, Mos Def sits firmly amongst the greats” Gigwise

Mos Def really doesn’t need any introduction: Exploding into public consciousness as part of Blackstar (with Talib Kweli) in 1998, it was Mos’ debut ‘Black On Both Sides’ a year later that rocketed the New York rapper to astronomical heights, propelled by universal acclaim for the LP, which continues to be held up as one of the genre’s greatest ever albums.

The near two decades since then have seen an unprecedented output of critically acclaimed work, both as a solo artist and fierce collaborator.  Working closely with big hitters from across hip-hop including the likes of The Roots, De La Soul, Madlib, Common, DJ Shadow, Kanye West (signing to G.O.O.D Records for a spell) as well as musicians from outside of the rap sphere including Gil Scott Heron, Bobby Womack, The Gorillaz and Robert Glasper (as part of the Mos Def Big Band) amongst countless others, Mos Def has never been shy in sharing his genius with other artists to create something special.

At O2 Forum Kentish Town, this US legend will be joined by groundbreaking UK artist Ocean Wisdom. Known for his ferocious, rapid-fire delivery of intricate rhymes and high energy performances, Ocean Wisdom has shot into the limelight and will undoubtedly bring a performance to remember

47 Soul also join the bill,  hyping it up with analog synthesisers, hypnotic guitar lines, and shattering verses from the four singers. Every 47 Soul show ends in relentless dance and trance from all parties involved.

Don’t miss one of rap’s true greats in what will be the most talked about hip-hop events ever.

 

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Roy Ayers – Night Two – SOLD OUT https://soundcrashmusic.com/roy-ayers-night-two-slf/ Sat, 13 Apr 2019 22:59:23 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40289 + Bryony Jarman-Pinto

NIGHT ONE TICKETS HERE

A rare two-night residency from Jazz’s greatest living performer in London’s most spellbinding venue

Roy Ayers is, without a doubt, a living legend.

A true pioneer, Ayers’ influence in the 56 years he’s been active has rippled out into all corners of the music industry. From being a key figure in the acid jazz movement to being crowned the Godfather of Neo-Soul, to then being one of the most sampled artists in history while bridging the gap between jazz and hip-hop, Ayers’ genius is untouchable.

Any crate-digger worth their salt can spend weeks working through Ayers’ extensive catalogue of music. However, it’s the live shows that solidify Ayers as being a truly special talent. Last year at his sold-out show at The Barbican, Ayers worked the room in a way that left the audience completely enthralled. Working through his classics “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”, “Searchin”, “Running Away,” and more, with laid-back banter between his first-class band and the audience, everyone left the show feeling as if they had been schooled in the excellence of jazz, funk, and soul by a master of the craft.

This coming spring, Ayers will return to the capital for an incredibly special 2 night run at Union Chapel, London’s most spellbinding venue. This is an unmissable chance to catch one of the world’s most iconic musicians live.

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Roy Ayers – Night One – SOLD OUT https://soundcrashmusic.com/roy-ayers-slf/ Fri, 12 Apr 2019 22:59:33 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40276 + Bryony Jarman-Pinto

NIGHT TWO – SOLD OUT

A rare two-night residency from Jazz’s greatest living performer in London’s most spellbinding venue

Roy Ayers is, without a doubt, a living legend.

A true pioneer, Ayers’ influence in the 56 years he’s been active has rippled out into all corners of the music industry. From being a key figure in the acid jazz movement to being crowned the Godfather of Neo-Soul, to then being one of the most sampled artists in history while bridging the gap between jazz and hip-hop, Ayers’ genius is untouchable.

Any crate-digger worth their salt can spend weeks working through Ayers’ extensive catalogue of music. However, it’s the live shows that solidify Ayers as being a truly special talent. Last year at his sold-out show at The Barbican, Ayers worked the room in a way that left the audience completely enthralled. Working through his classics “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”, “Searchin”, “Running Away,” and more, with laid-back banter between his first-class band and the audience, everyone left the show feeling as if they had been schooled in the excellence of jazz, funk, and soul by a master of the craft.

This coming spring, Ayers will return to the capital for an incredibly special 2 night run at Union Chapel, London’s most spellbinding venue. This is an unmissable chance to catch one of the world’s most iconic musicians live.

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Holly Walker – SOLD OUT https://soundcrashmusic.com/holly-walker-elct-2/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:00:41 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40051 After selling out her first headline show in record time, Holly Walker returns to London for a night of soulful vocals at Oslo, Hackney. Debuting all new material, this show is set to be in incredibly high demand.

Having written and sung Steal and Midas from Maribou State’s debut album (attracting 6 Music A list plus Lauren Laverne and Maida Vale live sessions); as well as latest single Nervous Tics from their second LP Kingdoms In Colour, on which NME said she ‘shines’, Walker has been writing and touring live with the group for the last few years. Appearances with the band include Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Sonar, Koko and their forthcoming sold-out show at London’s Roundhouse.

Meanwhile, Walker has been quietly amassing solo material – a groove-led collection of songs detailing ‘casual romance for the bored and selfish’, ‘internet rage’, or ‘that wet-yourself sensation that time’s running out and you haven’t won the game yet’. A ‘wry, light-footed’ lyricist (The Times) with ‘sultry and intoxicating’ vocals (The Guardian), she found her angle when she introduced a live rhythm section to the electronic productions she’d been working on with collaborators including North Downs (Dama Dama) and Royce Wood Junior (37 Adventures). The result is timely and perfectly distilled pop.

A soulful London artist, and a fast rising star, this is unmissable.

 

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Lee Scratch Perry + Basil Gabbidon (founder of Steel Pulse), Mad Professor + Trojan Records Vs Tru Thoughts https://soundcrashmusic.com/lee-scratch-perry-steel-pulse-rgg/ Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:59:37 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40499 An Epic Collision of the greatest living legends in Roots & Dub.

SELLING FAST

The Grammy award-winning dub and reggae artist Lee “Scratch” Perry is headlining what is set to be an incredible show at Electric Brixton.

“The pioneer of dub” – The Guardian

He has been very influential in the development and acceptance of dub and reggae music in Jamaica and overseas and has spent decades creating innovative and boundary-stomping recordings as a performer and producer. The godfather of dub has had an immeasurable influence that still reverberates through genres to this day and has become known for his innovative production and eccentric character.

Joining Lee Scratch Perry is another legend, Basil Gabbidon the founder of Steel Pulse will performing the Steel Pulse album Handsworth Revoloution.

 

To take this night to the next level and set it in concrete as 2019’s most unmissable night Trojan Records and Tru Thoughts will be sending some of their finest DJ’s for an unmissable DJ set.

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Nubiyan Twist + Hector Plimmer + Waaju + Werkha https://soundcrashmusic.com/nubiyan-twist-2-jzz/ Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:00:40 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41249

Tickets selling fast!

Soul-soaked Afrobeat and Hip Hop collective Nubiyan Twist launch their highly anticipated album in one of London’s most beautiful venues

Nubiyan Twist are a collective born from Leeds’ eclectic music scene with a unique sound that draws from jazz, hip hop, African styles, Latin, R’n’B, reggae and electronics.

Orchestrated by guitarist / producer Tom Excell, the band originally met at Leeds College Of Music. The band’s enigmatic vocalist Nubiya Brandon remembers: “We were on different courses but we all went out and partied together. It was only at the end of the course that we decided to get together to jam and it happened from there.

Originally the band was a DJ, vocalist and sax set-up; I was more into writing lyrics and poetry than music at that time. The line-up quickly expanded; we used the name Ten Trick Pony because there were then 10 in the band but our eventual name came
from a moment catching Lauryn Hill on the radio, talking about a hairstyle called the ‘Nubiyan Twist’.”

Now one of the leading lights in the UK’s new generation of soulful, genre-fluid artists, the Leeds-born and now London-based 12-piece collective have created their finest recordings to date, effortlessly weaving together elements of jazz, soul, hip hop, African styles, Latin, dub, hip hop and electronics in a flow of thought-provoking and life-affirming music.

Recorded at the band’s own self-built Henwood Studio in rural Oxfordshire, Jungle Run fluidly moves through different voices from the band’s circle. The inimitable, timeless vocals of Nubiya Brandon lead the way on the album’s title track about breaking preconceptions and promoting equality, “Where you from? I’m from wherever I be.” Saxophonist Nick Richards vocals the killer first single from the album about inner turmoil and a search for the truth, ‘Tell It To Me Slowly’ while rising Ghanaian star K.O.G. appears on the Afro jams ‘Basa Basa’ and ‘They Talk’. Percussionist Pilo Adami (Nina Miranda / Afrosamba) voices the infectious bossa-jazz jam ‘Borders’. The band also draft in two African legends for guest duties with the original Afrobeat maestro Tony Allen on ‘Ghosts’ and Ethio jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke contributing vibes on the sinuous ‘Addis To London’.

At EartH, prepare to be blown away by the live debut of Nubiyan Twist‘s new tunes. With support for the night coming from Hector Plimmer (live), Waaju, and Werkha (DJ), this is going to be a big night stuffed full of Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Soul, and more that will keep you dancing until the early hours.

Pre order Jungle Run here: strut.lnk.to/JungleRun

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Alborosie https://soundcrashmusic.com/alborosie-rgg/ Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:59:58 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40644  

Italian Reggae legend Alborosie heads up a colossal night of the finest vibes at O2 forum Kentish town.

Plus Trojan Sound System FT. Supa 4 Creation, The Hempolics & Captain Accident.

“Music knows no boundaries,” announced David Rodigan on Alborosie’s debut abum. “Music is an international force, an international language. From Sicily to Kingston, Jamaica, this is Alborosie. Real, authentic reggae music.” 

Twelve years later and the Sicilian-born Alborosie headlines festivals around the world and has earned the respect of the entire reggae industry. A talented writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who sings as well as deejays, he’s lived in Kingston for over a decade and is now a leading light of Jamaica’s resurgent music scene thanks to a series of widely acclaimed albums on Greensleeves. 

With a colossal lineup taking this one to the next level with Trojan Soundsystem ft. Supa4 Creation, The Hempolics and DJ Vadim this one is expected to sell out fast!

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The Cinematic Orchestra – Alfa Mist + Yazmin Lacey https://soundcrashmusic.com/the-cinematic-orchestra-night-3-jzz-elect/ Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:00:38 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41097 NIGHT 1 HERE

NIGHT 2 HERE

VERY LIMITED EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED

Soundcrash presents a very special three-night residency from one of the world’s greatest live acts, The Cinematic Orchestra, in the magnificent setting of Roundhouse.

After a string of sold-out Hammersmith Appollo shows, The Cinematic Orchestra return to perform music from ‘To Believe’ their first full-length studio album in over 10 years.

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The Cinematic Orchestra + Moses Boyd + Nathan Fake https://soundcrashmusic.com/the-cinematic-orchestra-night-2-jzz-elct/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:00:48 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41095 NIGHT 1 HERE

NIGHT 3 HERE

VERY LIMITED EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED

Soundcrash presents a very special three-night residency from one of the world’s greatest live acts, The Cinematic Orchestra, in the magnificent setting of Roundhouse.

After a string of sold-out Hammersmith Appollo shows, The Cinematic Orchestra return to perform music from ‘To Believe’ their first full-length studio album in over 10 years.

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The Cinematic Orchestra + James Holden + Hidden Orchestra https://soundcrashmusic.com/cinematic-orchestra-jzz-elct/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:00:46 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41093 NIGHT 2 HERE

NIGHT 3 HERE

SELLING FAST

Soundcrash presents a very special three-night residency from one of the world’s greatest live acts, The Cinematic Orchestra, in the magnificent setting of Roundhouse.

After a string of sold-out Hammersmith Appollo shows, The Cinematic Orchestra return to perform music from ‘To Believe’ their first full-length studio album in over 10 years.

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Joel Culpepper https://soundcrashmusic.com/joel-culpepper-2/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:00:25 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40767 “Delectable R&B with a sense of UK grit” – Clash Music

In an uncertain world, one thing is for sure; Joel Culpepper has an unforgettable voice and a distinctive style that defy comparison.

Blazing into 2019 with a sizzling slice of bittersweet sunshine soul, Joel and long term collaborator and producer Swindle team up with UK rapper Kojey Radical for latest track, ‘Caroline, No’. Following hard on the heels of Colors of Berlin release ‘Woman’, which has racked up over 5 million YouTube views and 2 million+ Spotify streams, and a guest vocal spot on DJ Yoda‘s ‘London Fields’, ‘Caroline, No’ is the sublime first fruits of an eagerly awaited debut album. Bringing together timeless soul music with seductive and sensual vocals, the album, due for release this year, features collaborations with FKJ, Swindle, Redinho and Guy Chambers, among a litany of stellar musical talent.

Previous releases, including the ‘Skydive’ EP and ‘Tortoise’ saw the cream of the music scene including Grammy Award winning producer Jimmy Hogarth, Roy Davis Jr., and Jools Holland’s Musical Director Phil Veacock, queueing up to work with Joel. His ‘Afraid to Be King’ single was a BBC Radio 6 Music Record of the Week earning him a Gilles Peterson session, with further radio support for Joel coming from Lauren Laverne, Annie Mac, Chris Hawkins, Huw Stephens, Trevor Nelson, Mary Anne Hobbs, DJ Target, Toddla T, Charlie Sloth, Jamie East and Steve Lamacq.

But it is the dynamism, energy and impact of his live shows where Joel is at his undeniable best. Recent outings, including a European tour, a sell-out show at the Jazz Café and appearances at Camp Bestival, Reeperbahn, Holy Groove Festival, Standon Calling, Wilderness Festival, LIM Festival, All Points East, and The Great Escape have showcased honest, real and transcendent music with a vocal talent that is as rare as it is exceptional.

“That vocal takes me back to Sam Cooke, with a hint of Prince in there production-wise… a beautiful track” – Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music) commenting on ‘Afraid To Be King’.

“What a voice, he’ll be a superstar”- Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music

“This guy’s going to be massive” – Jamie East, Virgin Radio

“Plenty of similar talents have gone before and failed, but Culpepper, possessing perhaps the best British male voice since Omar – no lie – deserves to sell albums.” – The Brag Magazine (Australia)

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James Alexander Bright https://soundcrashmusic.com/james-alexander-bright/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:00:56 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=41015 “Warped and weird outpouring of ideas; electronica re-imagined in the shape of his outlandish dreams” – Goldflake Paint

Floating somewhere in the wonky psychedelic ether between Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Flying Lotus, James Alexander Bright’s soft-soulful vocals glide over lush guitars, lo-fi drum tracks and moody, shimmering brass.

Don’t miss the chance to catch James Alexander Bright at this intimate headline show at The Waiting Room after his sold-out debut at Servant Jazz Quarters – on the back of the release of ‘Strange Folk’ on !K7.

James will be playing material from his ‘Mallorca’ and  ‘Strange Folk’ EPs last year as well as new material from a soon-to-be-released EP. ‘Strange Folk’ (a five-track dream of husky croons and forwards-looking-backwards studio techniques) and ‘Mallorca’ (equal parts hazy sunshine psychedelia, lo-fi electronic soul, and melodic pop nous) were supported by DJs on BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, the Bandcamp Weekly Show, Dash Radio, Double & Triple J, Reprezent Radio, Soho Radio, and Worldwide FM.

 

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Hejira https://soundcrashmusic.com/hejira-3/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 19:00:00 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=40262 Hejira are the genre-defying band creating a name for stunningly curated eclecticism.

Hejira developed out of South East London’s vibrant and eclectic music scene, where in 2010 these four multi-instrumentalists set up home studio, “The House of Dreams”. Their debut album Prayer before Birth was received with high critical acclaim, launched by an epic live performance alongside an 18 piece ensemble. Since then, Hejira have cultivated a reputation for creating intelligent, soulful and genre-evaporating music.

Their highly anticipated second album, Thread of Gold, is set to be released in February, and looks to be an profoundly personal exploration of Rahel’s changing relationship with her homeland of Ethiopia after the death of her father. The band joined her in returning to Addis Ababa in 2016 and the record which follows is hewn with eloquent harmonies, subtle instrumentation and flows artfully through acutely personal and moving expression.

Hejira are intricate and effortless performers, seamlessly weaving together the many ribbons of their creativity into a intelligent and soulful sound. The unique synergy between the band lends itself to an incredibly powerful live experience. This is a stunning opportunity to see new music performed live from this groundbreaking band.

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Kokoroko – SOLD OUT https://soundcrashmusic.com/kokoroko-moth-club-jzz/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 19:00:01 +0000 https://soundcrashmusic.com/?p=37843 Relentless rhythms paired with outstanding musicianship

After selling out their headline show at Rich Mix in record time, Afrobeat 8-Piece KOKOROKO are returning to the London stage to debut their brand new EP released on Brownswood Records.

Inspired by Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen, and the great sounds that come out of West Africa, KOKOROKO put on a performance to honour the masters that taught them. Expect to hear soul-shaking, horn-fueled sounds that will get bodies moving.

“Without doubt they are ones to watch” – Nick Lewis, Operations Manager, Ronnie Scott’s

 

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