Saturday 25 August 2018
Price: FREE b4 10pm, £7 after
Time: 9pm - 3am
ID: Entry only with valid ID
FRUIT PALACE presents Argentinian producer MAXIROOTS and his live band’s heavy hitting mix of dubwise and Latino sounds. Their influences are diverse, bringing together aspects of dub, cumbia and world music to create an electric and energetic live show. The 5 piece consists of MAXIROOTS on audio mixing and FX, complemented by live percussion, horn section and vocalist TOM SPIRALS. Using his roots as a songwriter and producer TOM SPIRALS blends well-crafted conscious lyrics with catchy melodies and a big love for sound system culture. He is the host of Scotch Bonnet’s infamous Walk n Skank nights and regularly sings with Scottish Heavyweights Mungo’s Hi Fi.
MAXIROOTS ft. TOM SPIRALS have been touring the UK and Europe sharing stages with artists such as Quantic,Toots & the Maytals, Lee Scratch Perry, The Wailers, Max Romeo and Mungo’s Hi Fi.
TALLOWAH are a 4 piece roots reggae/dub outfit from Southend, Essex. Over the past 4 years the band have finished their debut album Strong & Sturdy that was released through Goldmaster Records and are about to release a brand new EP which is set to blow everyone away. Tallowah have played with the likes, Aswad, SOJA, The Slackers, Dojo, The Skints and The Offenders. From early stages changes were made, styles were mashed and currently alternative punk rock influences began to creep into reggae and ska vibes to make what is a unique and easily recognisable sound.
NECKTR are a 9-piece soul fusion band from Leeds whose unique interpretation of hip hop, afrobeat, soul and jazz has earned them critical underground status in Leeds’ blossoming groove scene. Having played around the country alongside Mansion of Snakes, Wu-Lu, KOG and The Zongo Brigade and Afriquoi, Necktr’s live sound explores a wealth of textures and soundscapes as they intricately weave between captivating grooves and anthemic choruses. The start of 2018 has seen the group release their debut single, ‘Tracing Paper’, a song that occupies a pleasing balance between disco and their usual meanderings into neo-soul and afrobeat, in preparation for the release of their debut EP in August.
HYLU & JAGO – DJ/Producer HYLU leads Unit 137, a collective of artists drawn together by a shared passion for conscious, forward thinking dance music. HYLU’s main collaborative partner is friend and fellow Unit 137 member JAGO, an MC/Producer signed to Tru Thoughts. JAGO came to fame for his versatile flow as one of the front men of dub/reggae outfit onlyjoe. The pair have become renowned for their on point productions demonstrated by recent release ‘Pressure’ featuring Kosher and ‘Anansi Riddim’ featuring David Boomah & Nãnci Correia. JAGO’s vocal skills are showcased well on Afriquoi’s ‘TOYK’ and countless onlyjoe tracks. Come get down to their infectious brand of forward thinking reggaematic jungle vibes.
FRUIT PALACE DJ dropping conscious good times reggae, hip hop, bass and jungle. Over the years supporting The Hempolics, Eva Lazarus, Blend Mishkin, L’Entourloop, Cian Finn, Dizraeli & DownLow, Mr Woodnote & Lil Rhys, Normanton Street, MC Xander, London Afrobeat Collective and KOG & The Zongo Brigade among others.