[Level 1] Jazzheadchronic, Freakpower (live), Lazy Habits (live), Dr Meaker (live), [Level 2] Snowboy, Perry Louis, [Level 3] Rob Messer, Special Guest, [Basement] First Word Records DJs, Wah Wah 45 DJs Sat Sep 02 - Marken pen this date in your diary and get ready to kiss the summer and yoh soul [as you know it] good bye, as we permanently hit you hard, loud and long with The South London Soul Train Live Festival and Album Launch. Celebrating the release of The South London Soul Train Volume 2 and Live Music itself! Your SLST host with the absolute most JAZZHEADCHRONIC welcoming you to seriously get down to over 4 hrs of dancefloor shattering Live Music by 3 of the UKs leading, heavyweight, soul sonic outfits + so much more across 4 floors at The CLF Art Cafe.
Part of our on-going mission to move your mind and body + force feed yoh soul with the absolute best of times.
[Level 1] your host Jazzheadchronic, joined by 3 amazing Live bands at the top of their game. From The Legendary FREAKPOWER, Tune In Bug Out (live) to The Jazz, Brass n' Hip Hop in-fused LAZY HABITS (live) and Nuclear Soul & Bass Outfit DR MEAKER (live). BANDS ON STAGE FROM 1130PM-4AM Linked by DJ JAZZHEADCHRONIC!
LAZY HABITS [Live on stage at 1130pm]
Originally the brainchild of one MC, Lazy Habits now stand as an eight piece live Hip Hop band. Merging elements of hip hop inc Decks (DJ Itchi) Rhymes (MC Lazy and Skin Horse) and Wandan, one of the UK finest Beatboxers, with a live band inc Drums, Bass, and a jazz based Brass Section.
Lazy Habits have performed at London's best clubs from Cargo to Koko and the Jazz Cafe. They have also headlined their own sold out nights at the Water Rats and prestigious Marquee Club, and have smashed up venues across the UK, sharing stages with the likes of Sway (MOBO Award winner 2005); Akala (MOBO Award winner 2006); The Magic Numbers; Desmond Decker; Soulwax; The Heritage Orchestra and the Foreign Beggars among others.
Having already played some of the best festivals across the UK and Ireland inc Glastonbury, Big Chill, Edinburgh Fringe, Electric Picnic, Endorse-It and Secret Garden, Lazy Habits still continue to push the boundaries of the music they produce both in the studio and on stage placing a huge emphasis on their live shows, incorporating guest MC's, Beatboxers and Freestyle sections with the brass and bass led band seamlessly switching from track to track like a DJ.
"Frankly awe-inspiring" - BBC.co.uk
FREAKPOWER - [Live on stage at 1am]
Freak Power was a band founded by bassist Norman Cook (later to become known as Fatboy Slim), Ashley Slater (the trombonist with the anarchic British jazz big band Loose Tubes), and vocalist Jesse Graham, also known as "the Bass Cadet." Their music was a mix of acid jazz with funk and soul, along with trip hop. 2017 sees the return of the band fronted by Trombone wizard ASHLEY SLATER with original line up [Bar Fatboy Slim] for a new chapter in most excellent music. Tune in, Drop Out, Bug Out!
DR MEAKER - [Live on Stage around 230am]
Hailing from Bristol, the spiritual home of live Drum & Bass, Dr Meaker have broken the mould with their unique fusion of sounds earning them fans across the globe.
Attracting attention from the legendary selector and label boss Bryan Gee, it wasn't long before Dr Meaker teamed up with V Recordings for two soulful slices of Drum and Bass. Their 1Xtra playlisted 'Music In The Night', 'Fighter' and 'Dont Think Its Love' followed which picked up 1.5 million hits online plus 50 plays on Radio1, Kiss Fresh, Unity and Ministry of Sound playlists. The seminal sounds of Bristol form the basis of the newest Bristolian sound system to shake the scene hark back to the formative years of V Recordings, adding their own euphonious twist.
Circus have been instrumental in the explosion in UK Bass Music around the world, and alongside V with their reputation as pioneers of the Drum & Bass sound for the past 20 years combine to create the perfect platform for Dr Meaker's biggest release to date. With the weight of two varied yet equally renowned labels, 'Right Back ft Sian Evans' promises to eclipse everything that's come before and stamp the Dr Meaker name firmly in the public consciousness. Splicing dirt with soul, this one promises to be the soundtrack for the summer.
3 red hot bands ready to nuke the stage, 1130am to 4am, South London Soul Train Stylee. Gonna be righteously Live y'all!
Then on Level 2 - Funks once again gonna hit the fan, as premier 45 Djs Snowboy + Perry Louis drop it like it's hot. All night Long. A pure smorgasbord of delicious treats, funkaliciously served up, with a side order of soul source. Ramekin of rare groove on the side. More bounce to the ounce everytime! Beliiiiiiiiiiieve!!!!
Level 3 - S'all about the northern soul of it all. The Mighty ROB MESSER + SPECIAL GUESTS dropping a payload ah heavyweight vinyl on the floor and waiting for the sweat to fall. Soulbrellas highly recommended. Dancing Maniacally - Mandatory.
The South London Soul Train Live Festival & Album 4 floor launch line up completed by Basement residents - FIRST WORD RECORDS + WAH WAH 45 DJs serving up more piping hot joints from their menu of wholesome world wide wonder funk to disco, groove to boogie hip hop to jazz, dancefloor grilled to perfection. Absolutely, Positively Taste. T.
As always, all floors taking all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N' Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.
Venue Details & Map
133 Rye LaneLondonSE15 4ST
- 0207732 5275