Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for May, 2012

In the somewhat vain anticipation that summer will have finally arrived by the first of June, I’ve gone and booked some ice-cold rocksteady and red-hot ragga chat to see in the new season at The Cellar. Bring a sun hat!

THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS
Back by popular demand, The Sidewalk Doctors play proper old-time Rocksteady, with nods to the greats of Treasure Isle and Studio One. Between them singer Nathan Thomas and guitarist Lenny Bignell have worked with The Skatalites, Toots and the Maytals, Prince Buster, U Roy and Frankie Paul, among many others. Lots of great tracks from their debut LP ‘Music Is Medicine’ are available to listen to on their website – have a click!

MC KWASI ASANTE
Wind yer neck in – it’s MC Kwasi! Mic-mad Mancstafarian, as seen hosting the main stage at Outlook Festival, the Jazz Stage at Glastonbury, and holding down microphone duties for the likes of Aim, Shaun Ryder, Rae & Christian, Mungos Hi-Fi and The Nextmen, to name but a few.

COUNT SKYLARKIN & INDECISION
Long-time collaborators Skylarkin & Indecision are reunited once again. Dancehall, reggae, hip hop, dubstep, rocksteady, garage, ska and jungle all feature in the quick-fire mix.

___________________________________________________________

Skylarkin’ Soundsystem
Friday 1st June at The Cellar, Frewin Court, Oxford
9pm-3am | £5 advance/door

Read Full Post »

Nice Up!’s DJ Shepdog and Trojan remixer Count Skylarkin join forces to bring you Backyard Brew – a lively schooling in bass-laden reggae, soul, hip hop, jungle and dancehall bubbling – on the second Saturday of every month.

THE DROP (LIVE)
The Drop, are a 9-piece roots-rock-reggae outfit based in and around London. They are part of the small but significant front-line of British new-wave reggae bands. They are pushing with a sincere awareness for the British reggae revival that has been a long time in the coming.

They effortlessly walk the syncopated path laid by generations before. The arrangements are meticulous, leaving the booming dub bass plenty of air to vibrate and never suffocating the thoughtful lyrics of vocalist Dandelion. They have quickly built a reputation for infectious melodies and an authentic heavy roots sound laced with a refreshingly eclectic originality.

DJ WRONGTOM
Wrongtom is a record producer and dj from South London, now residing in the not-so-trendy reaches of the east end, he spends his days playing with tape echo and watching B-movies in his makeshift studio hidden away in a converted nunnery.

Spanning over a decade, Tom’s career has covered a colourful patchwork of styles from Dancehall to Indie-Pop with the likes of Rockabilly, Dub, Ghettotech and Free Jazz filling the gaps in between. Starting out as a percussionist playing on records for Bob Jones’ Black On Black label and Kingsize Records, Tom soon taught himself to produce with some hand-me-down analogue gear and a cracked copy of Cubase, his early productions bridging the gap between new school breaks and old freestyle-electro records.

Saturday 9th June / 8pm-3am
£6 adv / £8 otd
Advance tickets
Facebook event

Read Full Post »

In the somewhat vain anticipation that summer will have finally arrived by the first of June, I’ve gone and booked some ice-cold rocksteady and red-hot ragga chat to see in the new season at The Cellar. Bring a sun hat!

THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS
Back by popular demand, The Sidewalk Doctors play proper old-time Rocksteady, with nods to the greats of Treasure Isle and Studio One. Between them singer Nathan Thomas and guitarist Lenny Bignell have worked with The Skatalites, Toots and the Maytals, Prince Buster, U Roy and Frankie Paul, among many others. Lots of great tracks from their debut LP ‘Music Is Medicine’ are available to listen to on their website – have a click!

MC KWASI ASANTE
Wind yer neck in – it’s MC Kwasi! Mic-mad Mancstafarian, as seen hosting the main stage at Outlook Festival, the Jazz Stage at Glastonbury, and holding down microphone duties for the likes of Aim, Shaun Ryder, Rae & Christian, Mungos Hi-Fi and The Nextmen, to name but a few.

COUNT SKYLARKIN & INDECISION
Long-time collaborators Skylarkin & Indecision are reunited once again. Dancehall, reggae, hip hop, dubstep, rocksteady, garage, ska and jungle all feature in the quick-fire mix.

___________________________________________________________

Skylarkin’ Soundsystem
Friday 1st June at The Cellar, Frewin Court, Oxford
9pm-3am | £5 advance/door
Facebook event

Read Full Post »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.