Matt Ford, aka DJ Format, first came to attention at the start of the noughties with a series of sharp 12 inches featuring guest vocalists Chali 2na and Canadian rapper Abdominal, who later became a regular collaborator.
For anyone with even just a passing interest in hip-hop, Ford’s debut album Music For The Mature B-Boy would have been a lifestyle staple; although unashamedly nostalgic for the first golden era of rap it was never derivative – a sentiment perhaps best expressed in the album's title.
For this edition of Soul City, Format will be bringing an exclusive selection of funk and soul for us, with a bit of hip-hop thrown in for good measure.
Every Saturday at the The Jazz Cafe, we connect the dots between soul, funk, disco, house and Motown classics from across the ages with our weekly Saturday club night Soul City.
With a luxurious cocktail bar on our mezzanine floor and an energetic dance floor below, join our favourite selectors as they dig deep into their record crates and take us on a trip through some of their most-loved party grooves.
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Visions of Sound (May 2021)
Every month, we bring you a collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
, Dj Format
, Joseph Ray
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Daily Discovery: MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS – DJ FORMAT
‘Mountains of Madness’ is the latest video by Brighton-based instrumental hip-hop producer DJ Format. The tune is part of his 7th album The Devil’s Workshop, which goes far and beyond the hip-hop borders… In DJ Format’s words, “I’ve travelled half way around the world in search of old…