We, the Undersigned
Dnaë and The Indigo Sound Project
Date and Time
Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 9:30pm
Ayup Ashanti people…
Reggae season is within sight. By this we mean the time of the year when work/worries/woes are flung like a forgotten Frisbee into the nearest flourishing hedgerow and we are free to float on a reggae tune in a field somewhere. Summer.
As steel city’s still looking pretty bare on the blossom front, and our radiators are still blaring out heat unapologetically – we’re giving it a gentle, soul-scented saxophone blow in the right direction with…..
WTU aka We, the Undersigned (http://www.wetheundersigned.co.uk/)
Hailing from Liverpool, Allen Ginsberg could have been informed by their authentic cosmic funk-reggae sound when he called the city ‘the centre of human consciousness of the universe’. This is soul-soup. They ‘have made it their mission to revolutionize the planet Earth through the medium of dance. WtU sets itself apart by featuring 3 singers, rap and a riotous brass section. By fusing together a variety of influences including Parliament/Funkadelic, Jimi Hendrix, Asian Dub Foundation, Bob Marley & The Wailers and Fela Kuti, they bring a style of music they call STANKH – a heavy mix of Reggae, Rock, Funk, Afrobeat; Love, Politics, Groove and a call for Cosmic Freedom’.
They have supported Toots and the Maytals, The Skatalites and The Apples - nuff said.
Dnaë and The Indigo Sound Project (https://www.facebook.com/DnaeandIndigo?group_id=0)
Sheffield homegrown 7-piece collective bringing ‘a fusion of Organic/Future Soul, Neo- Funk and Jazzy tones so smooth, it will make you melt’.
And on the decks…
Arnivore (Cool Beans) and Ocelus: the lovely lad who brought Sheffield Cool Beans (http://welovecoolbeans.com/) will be teaming up with Leeds’ own Ocelus - the father of what we’re going to empirically call the best Balkan mashup in the world ever (https://soundcloud.com/#ocelus/balkan-gravel-pit-ocelus). Electro-swing/Balkan/Ska/Hip hop/Funk/DnB/Reggae. A golden combination, trust.
- Tickets are £4 adv/£5 otd and can be bought in advance from 07583062717 -
And online via www.penelopes.info and www.seetickets.com
All money raised on the night will go to the charity Nsoramma (http://www.facebook.com/nsoramma?fref=ts) which helps fund Blessed Mount Mary's school in Ghana and will specifically be used to complete the building of new classrooms at the school.
A celebration of the birth and legacy of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul and Funk, who was born on this day (May 3rd) 80 years ago. How fantastically fitting. Rest in Power Sunny-Jim.