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Buffos Wake / Dj Kobayashi
July 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - July 10, 2021 @ 2:00 am£5
Buffo’s Wake is a twelve-legged beast, hatched in the murky backwater of Brighton, UK. Armed with accordions, violins and a bucket full of gusto they waltz, tango, mosh and kolo their way through a vast array of influences from Eastern European, Balkan and Russian folk, to punk rock and cabaret, telling tales of debauchery, deformity, zombies, incest and anatomy and making audiences dance late into the night in the process.
Musical schizophrenics, drawing from diverse backgrounds ranging from Drum n’ Bass DJ’s to classically trained string players, punks to funk players and poets to showmen, you’re never quite sure what to expect next from Buffo’s Wake.
In their time together, they have toured all over the world, finding an inspired, confused, sweaty, and often very drunk reception everywhere they go.
Gypsy, Balkan and Klezmer Carnival Punks – with influences from Abba to Zappa, Buffo’s Wake are guaranteed to leave you dancing like a man possessed!
DJ Kobayashi digs for music around the world, you could say it’s his full-time job! Anything that has a groove and the right melodies make him pick the records for his vast collection.
His style varies from Global Funk to World Beats and Middle-Eastern Grooves. However, he is not foreign to electronic beats, “It starts to get really interesting when you get producers and DJs mixing old sounds with new beats”.
He is also running a monthly residency at Soho Radio (B-side Sessions), played on Worldwide FM and Le Mellotron, and is a regular at The Royal Academy of Arts (RA Lates), the Rivoli Ballroom, Brilliant Corners and many more.
DJ Kobayashi has played alongside some great acts such as Fanfare Ciocarlia, Balkan Beat Box, Ester Rada, Boom Pam, The Apples, Islandman, Taraf de Haïdouks, Baba Zula and more.
He is also a member of Gypsy Hill, a band that combines Balkan Beats and Middle Eastern grooves and co-founder of Batov Records.