We are delighted to be launching our 2022 with a takeover of the Kingsway in Kings Heath on 9th April. A mini Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul if you will, to dust down the cobwebs!
We’ve invited some of our friends along to get the party going including DJ Yoda, Chris Read, DJ Dylan, Cuzn Fred, Charlie Manali plus some Special Guests (Live) to be announced. There will be dancing, craft beers, cocktails, street food all under cover and if you get down early enough you can also check out the craft market. Capacity for this event is extremely limited so we recommend booking early to avoid missing out.
DJ Yoda is a multi-award-winning hip-hop DJ and producer, headlining festivals and clubs around the world. No typical club DJ, his interests lie in finding fresh and unique ways to bring turntables out of the club and getting involved in bespoke collaborations. Working with classical composers to neuroscientists; brass bands to film directors; Dr Dre to Dame Evelyn Glennie; Banksy to Mark Ronson; BBC Radio 4 to the BFI, he reinvigorates his craft with wry invention and humorous intent.
Internationally respected for his turntablism, the viral success of his Stranger Things Mix racked up more than a half million plays on Soundcloud, culminating in his UK Tour of Stranger Things The Mixtape Live. He was Dr Dre’s first choice to record a guest mix on his inaugural Beats 1 show for Apple Music in 2015, and was one of a select band of artists to perform at Banksy’s pop-up Bemusement Park, Dismaland. His eclectic series of How to Cut & Paste mixtapes offer a uniquely British take on hip-hop music and culture.
Chris Read is a London based DJ, producer and lifelong collector of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie, jazz and related beats. A number of high profile residencies including a 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC 1Xtra launched a DJ career that has seen Chris produce mixtapes for a variety of well known labels, brands and outlets including Adidas Originals, Mr Bongo and WhoSampled, amassing over 50 Mixcloud chart #1s and over 30,000 followers on the platform. The most played mix from his popular Wax Poetics series has seen more than a million streams.
Currently releasing music for BBE Records (some-time home to artists including Roy Ayers, Madlib and J Dilla), Chris’ discography includes 4 studio albums, 10 compilation albums plus an extensive catalogue of singles and remixes for a list of imprints that includes two of the three major labels, Universal and Sony. Artists who Chris has produced and remixed include Grammy Award winning vocalists Bilal and Algebra Blessett, Juno Award winner Kardinal Offishall, Mercury Award nominee Mark Rae, BBC New Music Award winners Maylight and West Coast rap icons The Pharcyde.
A steady output of mixtapes, remixes and productions has afforded Chris the opportunity to DJ around the world.