plus support from
Baila La Cumbia // Mr Benn // DJ Harry K
@ Fiddlers Club, Willway Street, Bristol, Avon, BS3 4BG
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"An intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass, inventively sculpted by producer Ivan Duran. An early album of the year." – The Observer/The Guardian
Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude. Kobo Town's second album Jumbie in the Jukebox was nominated for the Canadian music industry's highly prestigious JUNO award and is available worldwide from Stonetree and Cumbancha.
Based between Trinidad and Canada, Kobo Town bring their phenomenal live shows to Europe this summer. Don't miss one of the most critically-acclaimed artists of the year.
"Kobo Town's nu-Calypso bounces and bites, mocking everything from Fox News to misery tourism. The mix is disorienting, the vocals scratchy as a distant 78, while horns and soukous guitars nestle in the inner ear. "Tick Tock Goes The Clock" is a tour-de-force of apocalyptic dread, in the vein of "Ghost Town" or "Madam Medusa", snatches of Hopkins...Desolation Row" amid swooping trombone." – Financial Times (5 out of 5)
BAILA LA CUMBIA
This phenomenal 10 piece Cumbia band takes you right back to the dance halls of Colombia, whilst creating an atmosphere which is definitively 21st century. This band has been a hit from its first run of gigs throughout Bristol, and has gone on to play at many of the major UK festivals including Glastonbury, WOMAD and Shambala.
Reared on a tasty diet of Aswad, The Specials and King Tubby, 90s hip hop, plenty of jungle and hi-life rhythms, the musical influences behind DJ / producer Mr Benn's sound are vast and wide but always rooted in a passion for the heavy, heavy bass that his home town of Bristol is so renowned for.
His genre-hopping DJ sets and own productions have earned him a loyal following, global gigs, collaborations with the likes of Massive Attack's Daddy G (whom he plays alongside as part of DJ collective, Bristol Hi-Fi) and legendary UK rapper Blak Twang, and a whole host of remix honours including Horace Andy, Cutty Ranks, Monkey Mafia, Dreadsquad and Joe Driscoll. Recent Album Shake A Leg perfectly epitomises the UK's ongoing love affair with Jamaica's soundsystem culture and is a vibrant dedication to its music - past, present and future.
DJ HARRY K.
Harry K's DJ set includes a refreshing, wide and eclectic dance-floor cooking mix of reggae-bootlegs, electro-swing with borrowings of afro-beat, Kletzmer, funky party-breaks, rare 7" and hip-hop snippets, intertwining an energising mix of past & present, new & old.
Known as a member and writer/producer of groups such as Apollo 440, Maximum Roach and Urban Delights, he also worked closely with Asian Dub Foundation in their early days (Headspace).
He is one of the original creators of the infamous "Rocket Cinema" - old films, new music - where he re-soundtracks original films live, these have included: Midnight Cowboy, Apocalypse Now, The Harder They Come & Nosferatu to name but a few.
HARRY K. is an ever busy being, with a host of solo-projects and collaborations on the boil such as Simply Dredd ,Tapes4Heads, Norton Macleod, The Mouth & Das Galactica., He has also hosted and played as a resident DJ and music curator for Latitude-Festival's Lavish Lounge's Big Screen arena for the last 4 years.
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