Kenny Dope (Hip Hop Set)
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Masters At Work are one of the most respected and prolific of all of the producers to come out of NYC in the 90’s. Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez (aka Masters At Work) are probably best known for their Nu Yorican Soul project that featured collaborations with the likes of Roy Ayres and George Benson.
The duo have more classic records to their name than most.
Kenny Dope Gonzalez grew up listening to the soul, funk, boogie and disco records around at the time, and started his DJ career back in 1985 with a series of block parties in his native Brooklyn.
Living in New York it was almost impossible for him to not love hip hop and in the 90’s he produced a series of limited releases featuring what have become forgotten classics of the era. ‘The Pushin Dope’ EP released in 1994 is still one of our all time favourite twelve inches and these days goes for silly money on Ebay, etc.
So we are very pleased that he has agreed to come and play a rare hip hop set at Plan B. In the last few months he has returned to his hip hop roots and was keen to come to London and do something different from the endless house nights he plays at.
As well as golden age hip hop and some serious turntable skills, you are guaranteed to hear some classic funk breaks and maybe even a few of those incredible Masters At Work remixes.
Support comes from the Eglo Records crew, with one of our favourite producers of the moment – Funkineven, heading south with bossman Alexander Nut.
This is a very very rare opportunity to see Kenny Dope playing the records that influenced him and that still play a big part in his life.
It has been more than ten years since has played a set like this in London and it may be another ten before he agrees to do it again.
9PM TO 4AM
Â£10 ADVANCE (FIRST 200 TICKETS)
Groove Odyssey is about to take you on a musical journey at our new home the “Fire & Lightbox” complex, with over 5 rooms of music, this state of the art venue plays host to one of our hottest line ups to date. Our previous parties have included major guests from around the world such as Todd Terry, Mr V, Ultra NatÃ¨ and DJ Disciple to name but a …few. On Sat 6th November we are very proud to present “Louie Vega” from the Master’s at Work who will be headlining this massive event with full support from the legendary DJ/producer “Kevin Hedge” Blaze, Bobby & Steve, the king of boogie, Leroy Burgess performing some of his classics, The Soul Avengerz and the VIP lounge will be hosted by HouseFM.net. This amazing event is guaranteed to be a sell out! So we advise you to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
GOOD vibrations is coming to Gigalum near the Clapham South tube station..
with musical journey from acidjazz, funk to disco and soulful house grooves.
DJ BEAT (house of love, atmosferix.net)
come to enjoy sunshine, love and happiness!
please don’t leave your dance shoes at home! :)
c ya there..
22. october 19:00 – 00:00
7-8 Cavendish Parade
Clapham Common Southside
Incognitoâ€™s 30th anniversary album TRANSATLANTIC RPM is an absolute masterpiece. Itâ€™s like no other Incognito album you have heard before.
16 tracks with a host of special guests including Chaka Khan, Mario Biondi, the legendary Leon Ware, Al McKay of Earth Wind & Fire, Christian Urich of Tortured Soul, Ursula Rucker, and Los Angeles rapper Luckyiam.
Regular Incognito vocalists Maysa, Joy Rose, Tony Momrelle and Vanessa Haynes are all featured. Airplay favourites are the bandâ€™s excellent version of Boz Scaggsâ€™ â€œLowdownâ€, with vocals by Chaka Khan and Mario Biondi, and â€œ1975â€, the story of Blueyâ€™s introduction to jazz and soul music, with stunning vocals by Joy Rose. The album is an Album of the Week on Jazz FM.
The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of UK music during the last 31 years. Look at the recent history of soulful UK artists and you will find any number of short-lived acts that have achieved pop success. Narrow the list to those that have created a uniquely British sound and that have endured as a global phenomenon on their own terms and the list becomes short. Dues, then, to Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick and Incognito, formed in 1979 and celebrating 31 years of positive vibes and undiluted jazz funk in 2010.
From an early age, the UK live scene was a key inspiration for Bluey, having moved to London from his native Mauritius aged ten. Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, of course, Santana, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang. But the real link to Incognito was UK bands like Gonzalez and FBI. These were people that lived in your town and walked your streets.
31 years on, the Bluey and Incognito story remains a one-off and a uniquely Great British adventure. From Top Ten hits to producing and arranging for Chaka Khan, Anastacia, Lulu, Philip Bailey and George Benson, Bluey Maunick can take his place among the greats of global soul. Its a wonderful time for music. Bluey quotes; We are entertainers, teachers, healers, we are lucky to have this labour of love and to be living the dream.
Please note advance tickets for this event are not available from the venue box office. Advance tickets for other events are available unless stated otherwise.
Please note this is a 14+ show.
An acid jazz project with surprisingly deep roots in the 1970s jazz/funk/fusion world, Incognito was originally formed by Jean-Paul Maunick (aka Bluey) and Paul â€œTubbsâ€ Williams. Both were leaders of the late-â€™70s disco-funk group Light of the World, who scored several moderate British hits, including a cover of â€œI Shot the Sheriff.â€ Just after the release of Light of the Worldâ€™s third LP (Check Us Out), Maunick and Williams shifted the lineup slightly and renamed the conglomeration Incognito. Incognito debuted with the single â€œParisienne Girlâ€ and released the 1981 LP Jazz Funk, but was inactive during the rest of the 1980s. Maunick continued to write material for his group, even while working with Maxi Priest and others. (Williams later moved to Finland.) By the beginning of the 1990s, DJ legend and early Incognito fan Gilles Peterson had founded the Talkinâ€™ Loud label and he made Incognito one of his first signings. The 1991 single â€œAlways Thereâ€ (with vocals by Jocelyn Brown) became a Top Ten hit as part of Britainâ€™s booming acid jazz scene, prompting the release of Incognitoâ€™s second album overall, Inside Life. It was largely a studio affair, with Maunick and engineer Simon Cotsworth directing a large cast with many of the best musicians in Britainâ€™s fertile groove community. With 1992â€™s Tribes Vibes + Scribes, Maunick added a more established vocalist, the American Maysa Leak. A cover of Stevie Wonderâ€™s â€œDonâ€™t You Worry â€˜Bout a Thingâ€ became another Incognito hit â€¦
LOUNGE: A free party to celebrate EV’s radical refurb for a new decade. Djs Stuart Patterson, Dom Chung and Amy (Drop The Bomb) supply the house, disco, funk, reggae and soul mix/ 5pm – 3.30am free. Reserve an area: firstname.lastname@example.org
BASEMENT: Rocky (xpress-2), Nick Dare and Paul Louth with underground house and tech house. LOUNGE: Rahaan (Chicago) and The PBR Streetgang drop disco old and new 9pm – 3.30am, Â£8 before midnight, Â£10 after, Â£6 advance clubtickets.com