18 Jan

Kartel Launch Party – Bass Clef, Romare++

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Bass Clef (Live / DJ set)
Romare (Live A/V set)
The Busy Twist
Moto & Bagheera
Promoter /
The Launch Party // From the people behind THEM and The Peoples Ear: London’s first Electronic music event dedicated to African sound. Music ranging from the cross-pollination of UK Electronia and African music, to the more authentic African styles Kuduro, Highlife and Afro beat – the perfect mix to dance to, on a Funktion One sound system and with dedicated visuals all night – for just £5.

Bass Clef (hybrid DJ/Live set)

Bass Clef is an artist who really connects with several music traditions outside of UK bass music and reinterprets them into his own. He is noted for bringing his trombone to live shows as a nod to his enduring Jazz influences. His music often features the influences of African Rhythms and its percussive styles of Kuduro and Soca and he often introducing ravers to the sounds of Afrobeat in his DJ sets, one of which can be heard here – http://www.spannered.org/radio/1678/

Romare (Live A/V set)

Romare is a relatively newer artist becoming recognised for a notable talent. He has developed a textured and brooding sound based around Uk post dubstep and techno sounds of recent years but redefined with African instruments and music and drum patterns taken from Afro Beat, Highlife and Tribal traditions. The result is infectious and engaging. He brings his own visual show to Kartel too, a reel of tribal drummers and patterns, which he recently aired on the Boiler room – http://youtu.be/UXmHgVA0cMg

And Kartel Residents:

The Busy Twist

The Busy Twist are very much part of the musical backbone of Kartel. Theirs is predominantly a pure uplifting and infectious take on Highlife and Ghanian music influenced by the country and its musicians first hand, on their regular trips out there. More than this, The Busy Twist (and its two members Tuesday Born and Ollie Twist) record the tracks in Ghana, collaberating with the best musical and vocal talents, and elecronic instrumentation is mixed with live recording. Thus the influence of UK dance music has been informative in their past, but is only just relevant to their project enough that the tracks translate in the club, allowing the full energy of Ghana to remain in tact, and their collective ‘The People’s Ear’ aims to do the same . Hear The Busy Twist Friday Night http://youtu.be/j-OPl2CpD-I

Moto & Bagheera.

Moto is the promoter and resident DJ of an alternative Electronic club night in London called THEM. When Bagheera joined the resident list last year the two began playing each other records and mixing together at home, and soon found that as well as dance music they both shared the passion for Afro Beat, Soweto and Highlife music, they began to compile mixes of largely Afro music, and its cross pollination with UK House and Techno, and begun to wonder why no one was putting a regular night on, so they made the plans, and hope Kartel will be a label soon representing this idea in the UK. They have also been digging through images and will be running the Visuals for a large portion of the night https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kartel/159353004208980

Flyer Design by Katy Binks / Visuals by Kartel

Kartel Launch Party – Bass Clef, Romare++