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Edd Bateman + Joro + Selecta Mad Max
March 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - March 25, 2017 @ 2:00 am£5 – £8
“Edd Bateman’s in love – and he wants the whole world to know! Last year saw the launch of Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair – a band, an album and world tour – and the first mbalax song (“Billahi Walahi”) composed and sung by an Englishman. Relentless soukous guitar and subtle Senegalese mbalax grooves over a captivating Cameroonian backbeat – and all underpinned by Edd’s pulsating basslines. If this doesn’t get you on your feet, bopping and swaying, after the first four bars, you’re obviously in need of an emergency groove transfusion… Go and share the love with Edd and his amazing West African band. Because when love calls – you’d better listen”! – (©Glyn Phillips – WorldMusic.co.uk)
Joro are a 10-piece afrobeat band from London who formed in early 2016. Comprised of a group of experienced musicians from different genres who share a love of afrobeat and afro-funk music. They mix the sounds of the legendary Fela Kuti with their own originals and modern afrobeat to produce music you can’t help but dance to.
Tropical bass, zouk bass, dnb, ragga… Coming from a background of soundsystem culture, Selecta Mad Max soon found the connection with ragga and jungle and incorporated these influences into his sets.
A DJ that has always been driven by bass heavy music, Max’s performances highlight the depth of his music collection, with good vocal skills and the ability to switch genres at any moment, not to mention having a bunch of killer dubplates at the ready.
We’re open from 10:30am serving food from 12-10pm. Happy hour from 5-7pm!