Space Ghetto

Space Ghetto formed in 2017 when long-time friends and collaborators Mehdi Langroodi, Josh Barber and Tom Maine needed an outlet for their shared love of funk music and legends such as The JBs, Parliament Funkadelic and J Dilla.

Alongside Mehdi on drums, Josh on bass and Tom on guitar, Space Ghetto is comprised of some of London’s most talked about horn players, trombonist Kieran McLeod, saxophonist Caspar Sutton-Jones and trumpet virtuoso Yelfris Valdes.

The self-produced Yeet EP, released in January 2018, blends funk, jazz, hip hop and psychedelic rock with hard backbeats and mighty horn melodies. From the relentless, head-nodding title track to the trombone-led ‘Better Off Dead’, a cover and tribute to the great Bill Withers, whose music the band have continued to explore with a show and live recording from London’s Jazz Cafe, featuring some of the city’s most exciting singers. The debut record also features Cuban percussionist Javier Camilo, LSO violinist Julian Rodriguez and David Landers on keyboards.

2018 sees the band hitting clubs and venues across the UK and Europe, with a second EP imminent and an album in the works.

Yeet is available to buy or stream now from iTunes, Spotify and other major platforms.