It’s with great pleasure that 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙪𝙡𝙚𝙧 & 𝙒𝙚 𝙊𝙪𝙩 𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙁𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡 announce our first event together after our connection through music & community in Cambridge last year — an all-day park jam on the lawns of Flockhart Reserve, by the banks of the Birrarung. In a celebration now extending beyond the UK, we’ll be uniting an absolute all-star lineup of local artists alongside the man Gilles Peterson himself.
In a time that’s emotionally raw and devastating for the people and Country of our continent, we will be using this opportunity to contribute to Bushfire aid and an ultimately brighter future. Ticket sale profits will go to 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙨 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚, an Indigenous-led organisation who take care of Country and facilitate workshops & projects on Cultural Fire Practices for Custodians all over our continent. Get to know their work and their strategy to heal communities and Country after the bushfires via the links below.
𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳 /𝘞𝘦𝘣𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦 / 𝘗𝘰𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵
𝙂𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣 + 𝙈𝘾 𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙍𝙪𝙗𝙗𝙞𝙨𝙝 (𝙐𝙆)
The jazz liberator returns.
As we enter the 2020s it is now not unheard of for a 10-minute long Sun Ra odyssey to reverberate through night clubs to an engaged, twenty-something crowd. Notable, too, is how prolific jazz has entered the popular consciousness, jazz musicians have infiltrated major club records and summer festival listings.
If we’re talking honourable mentions for the revolution, it is impossible to look past Gilles Peterson.
Over three decades Gilles has ostensibly contributed to bringing alternative, jazz-tipped music out of the club back rooms and into the mainstream. The popular underground music of the day is often first heard by the thousands of disciples who religiously tune into Gilles Peterson’s radio programme now on BBC 6 Music.
Peterson will be DJing with his MC General Rubbish and equally focussing on showcasing “Australia’s” bright, groove-laden renaissance.
We couldn’t harp on about the injection of jazz (amongst a lot of other weird stuff) into contemporary music without shouting out our homeland buddies Hiatus Kaiyote. We’ve been trying to tap our feet in polyrhythms over odd time signatures since they used to play every Tuesday Night at The Evelyn back in the 2010s to now — when people like Prince, Erykah Badu, Questlove, Arthur Verocai, even fucking Drake pay their sonic respects to a band we’ve loved so dearly since their inception.
You’ve surely seen them at least once and no doubt you want to see them again (whether it’s down Smith Street or on a stage somewhere), so get amongst it when we tell you the roaring 7 piece ensemble of Hiatus Kaiyote are gifting us their first gig of the decade.
𝘼𝙡𝙚𝙭 𝙍𝙞𝙩𝙖 & 𝙀𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙡 (𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘽𝙖𝙨𝙨 / 𝙐𝙆)
The founders and community-makers of London’s esteemed Touching Bass crew are returning to school us in the form of their infamous, high energy b2bs. Making big tings happen is second nature to Alex Rita & Errol. Their spiritual live & club nights nod to London’s Black dance music culture while simultaneously weaving a new generation of jazz, soul, hip hop, broken beat, UKG and beyond for the tight-knit ‘soul-led-disciples’ in South & East London that come through to do one thing: dance like fucking crazy. Always placing cultural and historical education in the spotlight of their sonic narratives, Touching Bass play host to an impressive cast of old and new school legends in their ‘Speaking In Sound’ & ‘Black Home’ talks, and show just how far they reach through the vast programming of their long-standing NTS show. Not to mention, Alex & Errol released our own homie Clever Austin’s ‘Pareidolia’ LP alongside Wondercore Island, and never stop hipping us to the freshest new recordings all over the world.
See you on Feb 1st 🙂
𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴, 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘴 & 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘧𝘧 𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘫𝘦𝘳𝘪 & 𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘕𝘢𝘢𝘳𝘮 / 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘨 — 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 & 𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦. 𝘞𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺 & 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 1788, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘦𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵, 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 & 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦. 𝘞𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘵 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘙𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳.