Friday 25 May 2018
Price: FREE b4 10pm, £5 after
Time: 9pm - 3am
ID: Entry only with valid ID
FRUIT PALACE presents THE DROP melding jump-up grooves, down and dirty bass, epic walls of sound and clever lyricism creating a mesmeric stage show.
Stoking the fires of free thought, reggae has long been the spark to ignite any potential brooding youth movement. From The Clash to the explosion of dub-step, they all have their place and are each as culturally significant as the last. THE DROP are set to find their place in this category, coming hard with their own distinctive sound and a strong message.
ISHMAEL ENSEMBLE started releasing deep house tracks on Wolf Music before stepping out of the box with the release of his debut album “Sometime In Space” in
2016. The record is an exploration of dusty soundscapes and off-kilter house which Ishmael then developed into a Live A/V show with visual artist Amie Nowlan, performed with Boiler Room.
Hip hop jazz fusion collective SOUNDS OF HARLOWE incorporate a wide range of influences including soul and rock to create their own signature brand of music.
The Bristol based group’s infectious live performances have led them to headline shows around the UK and perform at the likes of Boomtown, Bestival, Soundwave Croatia and Nozstock. This culminated in their first UK tour in 2016 with their debut EP Change of Disposition making a full release in January 2018.
Surprising listeners with a voice and aura far beyond her 23 years NAMIWA JAZZ describes her sound as Afro-Twang. Blending Nu-soul, African Jazz, Hip Hop and R&B.
NAMIWA JAZZ will be playing with her 7 piece band and this year will see the release of her 5th body of work. She’s received support from BBC WM and plays from DJ Trevor Nelson and Huw Stevens. Supporting the likes of Jacob Banks, Ameriie, Lee Fields, Public Enemy, Gregory Porter, Steel Pulse, Teedra Moses and Macka B and played last year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
OMAH. A record collector from the age of 13, Omah’s musical outlook draws influence from all corners of the world. Having grown up in several countries across Asia and Africa he finally settled in the UK. Omah’s DJ sets have earnt support from the likes of Loefah and Jamie xx, and – with a knack for blending beats to fit the crowd – you can expect to hear him play everything from hip hop to house to funk to afrobeat and all kinds of bass music, as long as it’s got a groove.