For our first Mancuenian party of 2017, we're bringing some funk to the kitchen!
23:00 - 03:00
£5 / £8
- MO KOLOURS (One-Handed Music) - LIVE
The Guardian described Mo Kolours’ recent release as “the best album Curtis Mayfield never made with A Tribe Called Quest and Lee Perry”. His energetic, improvised live show sees tracks layered up from loops of voice, percussion and drum machine before skewing in new directions. It’s a thrilling approach which has taken him to clubs and festival stages from Brighton to Brisbane, as well as to the BBC’s hallowed Maida Vale studios at the invitation of Gilles Peterson. Raised on the traditional sega music of his father’s Indian Ocean homeland alongside records by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson, Mo Kolours adds hip hop, dub, soul and other electronic styles to his individual sound. His approach could find him placed alongside Madlib or The Gaslamp Killer but he would be equally happy in the company of James Blake, Erykah Badu, Theo Parrish or Moodymann.
“I've always admired producers who push your ear, who draw you into unexpected elements of a song. I like it when people use a minimal number of elements and find ways of making you re-engage with each of them. It can be subtle, just a drum or the repetition of a word. I was thinking about that in the arrangement of the whole album”.
Mo Kolours explores this concept through both music and lyrics, as well as a focus on loops and cycles - from the overall arc of the album to tiny loops within songs. ‘Pass It Round’ is about giving and receiving, and the importance of depending on others. ‘Orphan’s Lament’ is named after a Mongolian folk song, and Mo Kolours' own words urge the listener to “fall to get up again” among a set of inescapably linked opposites. The message may be optimistic or
otherwise, depending on the listener’s point of view. The theme also appears in his choice of cover versions as he reinterprets songs absorbed in his youth: ‘Harvest For The World’ by the Isley Brothers and The Stranglers’ ‘Golden Brown’, from which the album title is derived.
- PAYFONE (Golf Channel Recordings NYC) - MANC DEBUT
With Payfone's new Golf Channel Recordings release due out 16th Jan, we're inviting them up to Manchester for the first time!
Since their inception in 2013, East London duo Payfone have beenbreathing warm-blooded soul into their unique machine-fuelled groove. Drawing the dots between the White Isle and Nu Yorica – by way of London’s narcotic nightlife – the pair conjure a rhythmic throb and soulful devotion all of their own.
Together, Phil Passera and Chieka Ononye buzz along the fault lines of classic R&B, cosmic disco and acid house, injecting their sound with 21st century syncopation. Adhering to a strict ‘no samples’ rule, their manifesto demands that everything be 100 percent originalIt’s a formula that’s worked well so far: the pair have been widely tipped across the blogosphere and are currently linked to celebrated US imprint Golf Channel Recordings.
Following three sold-out releases for the label, they return with another pair of discreet bangers, Justified and We Are Chains. The tracks turn up the heat on their previous releases, again offering the vocals of performance powerhouse Louis Howard.
- A BROKEN CAMARILLA - LIVE
A Broken Camarilla are a 4-person group, who combine love for electronic music and voices, to make amazing music for the mind and for the soul! Since getting to know them back in August, when they performed a hugely inspiring set at our RCK All-day Fundraiser, they’ve become good friends of ours in a very short time.
We recently interviewed them, which you can check out here - https://www.facebook.com/notes/loose-lips/loose-lips-interviews-a-broken-camarilla/1212653632162068
- MEDALLION MAN B2B PAXMAN (Loose Lips)