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The Nextmen + DJ Vadim + Trojan Sound System
Oct 2011 15

The Nextmen + DJ Vadim + Trojan Sound System

KOKO

Tickets: £15.50 advance, more on the door

  • PLEASE NOTE: Lazy Habits will not be performing at this show.

Soundcrash presents a night of mashup goodness, soul-drenched grooves and reggae party vibes at KOKO. You best bring your dancing shoes!

Unless you have fallen lifeless somewhere through the cracks you’ve more than likely witnessed Cambridge come Londoners The Nextmen, also known as Brad Baloo and Dom Search, at one of their many sweaty styled-out club sets, festival-stopping performances or heard their incendiary mixtapes on the neighbourhood ghetto blaster. This eclectic production duo have carved another shiny gem from London’s lovely low-end underbelly with albums, singles, mixes, remixes, podcasts, DJ sets and live shows, blending anything worth listening to from all electronic music styles. Making this connection between music they love be it dancehall, drum’n’bass, dubstep, reggae, roots, instrumental and actual hip hop, soul and soulful low-end boomp, funk & (UK) funky, indie, leftfield, ambient, pop and straight-up party jacking pleasers, is something Baloo and Search always strive to achieve, weaving their way on 4 turntables with mastery and abandon, all laced up with their own sought after mash-up edits, bootlegs and specials.. Tonight they are joined by Dynamite MC for what promises to be another classic Saturday bash in London.

Soundcrash favourite DJ Vadim has been at it for what seems like forever and yet he still manages to sound as fresh and when he started. From his beginnings creating moody abstract Hip Hop to his latest incarnation as a soul infected groovester Vadim always hits the right spot with his deep basslines, shuffling beats and infenctious riffs. For Soundcrash he will be playing with his full live band The Electric so get ready for some proper good time vibes.

The mighty Trojan Sound System need no introduction. Trojan records are synonymous with quality original Reggae the world over, so you know what’s coming to you. And you know you’re gonna love it. Legendary selectors Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad are joined on stage by original reggae singers to form the Trojan Sound System, an unstoppable machine spreading love, good vibes and authentic reggae party tunes wherever they go. Get ready to skank KOKO!

Support on the night comes courtesy of Maylight, a seven musician strong collective comprising vocalist Lizzy Parks (Tru Thoughts), saxophonist Mary Wakelam (BBC Performing Arts Fund Urban Music Scheme 2008 Winner) pianist Rob Barron (Nostalgia 77 / Damon Albarn’s ‘Monkey’ opera), drummer Jim Bashford (Jim Bashford trio), trumpet player Joe Egan (Aida Severo), bass player Colin Somervell (Trio Tekke / Pippo’s Progress) and DJ/producer Chris Read (Music of Substance / BBE). Adopting a collective approach to writing music which draws on the members’ diverse backgrounds and musical influences, the resulting mix is one which references soul, electronica and more with an underlying jazz influence.

Line-up:
  • The Nextmen ft. Dynamite MC
  • Dj Vadim ft. The Electric
  • Trojan Sound System
  • Maylight
  • Da Grandman

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