Skylarkin’ Soundsystem returns to The Prince of Wales after the festive break on Feb 13th, welcoming to headline the legendary Daddy G of Massive Attack fame.
There’s not much one can say about this loping, deep-voiced musical behemoth that is Grant Marshall that hasn’t been uttered already in the many fawning plaudits that have peppered his lengthy career as a DJ, producer, performer and Tall One Out Of Massive Attack. His contribution to the Bristol collective has resulted in some of the most soulful, edgy and uplifting records that this country has produced in the past 20 years – from Unfinished Sympathy and Hymn Of The Big Wheel right up to recent collaborations with the likes of Terry Callier, Mos Def and Snoop Dogg.
Like his band, Daddy G’s DJ sets eschew time and trend to hit the mark on every occasion – as highlighted on his excellent DJ Kicks mix for K7. Expect to hear deep and dubby reggae, hip hop, soul, garage, drum & bass and block party gems that hark back to his 80s soundsystem days with the Wild Bunch.
Count Skylarkin & MC Deemas J
Irish born and London raised, Count Skylarkin mixes reggae with soul, ska, dancehall, dubstep, jump blues, jungle and anything else he likes the sound of, to devastating effect. The Count’s passion for classic Jamaican sounds has led to him tour DJing for The Wailers and sharing stages with The Specials, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots & The Maytals, The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Alton Ellis, Max Romeo, Dawn Penn, Mad Professor, Andrew Weatherall, Don Letts, Jerry Dammers, Trojan Soundsystem, Benga, DJ Yoda, Alex Paterson (The Orb), Mr Hudson, Massive Attack’s Daddy G and Horace Andy among many others. Accompanied on the mic by Tru Thoughts live-wire mic-man (and 90s rave scene legend) Deemas J.
“Rhythm and blues meets rocksteady, calls round for ska and rock and roll to see if they’re playing out before heading round to drum ‘n’ bass’s place for a party right out of the top drawer” www.bigchill.net
Bam Bam Sound
First time at the new Prince of Wales for these two wannabe rude boys, also known as Duck and Johnny Clash. Residents at The Big Chill Bar, London since its birth, the pair serve up a tropical heatwave of dancehall, bashment, soca, trap, d&b and garage that’s so hot it’s got malaria.
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Friday February 13th 2015 at The Prince of Wales, 467- 469 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH
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