Residency at Rich Mix continues into 2014
Following an extension of our Pick&Mix series into 2014, our first event featured Desert Rock (“energetic trancey rock blues dripping with Mandinka rhythms”), as well as DJ Jamie Renton and pre-gig talk entitled ‘Stalin and Shostakovich: The unequal relationship between the unspeakable and the sublime’. About as eclectic as you could get – and continuing that theme, this month we’re excited to be bringing you The Green Rock River Band.
“Doom inspired, fire and brimstone storytelling weaves its way throughout the songs. Harmonies and dirty gravel-filled lead vocals. All underscored by untamed fiddle lines, sultry jazz fused trombone and thumping double bass. The washboard and drums always inspiring audiences everywhere to get up off their arses and shake somethin’!”
Hope to see some of you on Weds 19th!
New EP release!
Ahead of our return to the Union Chapel as part of the Daylight Music series, we are very pleased to announce the release of our new EP ‘Live at the Union Chapel‘. Recorded last year, it features six live tracks and is available to download for just £2. Click here to listen or to download your copy.
Residency at Rich Mix – Final event of the Autumn/Winter Season
Following two resoundingly successful nights in September/October, we’ll be back at the fantastic Rich Mix on December 18th for a Christmas party like no other!
Free of charge as ever, the night will feature the eclectic sounds of Pest as well as a set from TSMB. Doors open at 7pm
Pest grew out of the SpynaWorkshop collective in South London in the late 1990s, brought together by a funked-up, genre-bending ethos, respect for originality and a common desire to “give music a good kick up the arse”. They have toured extensively as a headline act across the UK and Europe, as well as supporting artists including Nitin Sawhney, DJ Food, Soweto Kinch and Roni Size to name a few. With two previous acclaimed album releases through Ninjatune, Pest are always developing, always writing, and may often be found lurking round a corner ready to say “Boo!” to the obvious.
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA – Shoreditch High Street Overground. 020 7613 7498. www.richmix.org.uk
Artists already featured include Bad Ass Brass, DJ Yoda and Delicatessen.
Check out our photos from last month’s event here!
Some great reviews from Lovebox
“Another gem of Saturday was DJ Yoda and the Trans-Siberian March Band, headlining at the Russian Standard vodka-promotion tent. They brought classics such as the Tetris theme tune and songs of the Prodigy alive with the charm and bombast that only a brass band can provide.” - Yolanda Leask, The 405 Reviews
“The true highlights were away from the safe headliners, but instead to be found in mid-afternoon performances like DJ Yoda smashing ‘Push It’ with a live Siberian horn section – moments which command the body with as much fun-filled force as dance music at its absolute best. And it’s these sweat down-the-back, wide-beaming moments of summer which are the hallmark of Lovebox’s finest qualities” - Russell Warfield, Drowned in Sound
“One of the acts I was most looking forward to seeing was up next in The Russian Standard Vodka tent, a cramped wait in one of the smaller tents at the festival was fully worth it when DJ Yoda finally began his set. The stunning visuals matched with the chest vibrating sounds from his laptop and orchestral backing resulted in many jockeying for space in the tent to show off their best moves.” - Steve Shillcock, UK Festival Guides