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
Who? Who? @ Cargo
Friday 5th November
Brand new night launches in the heart of east London.
Bring Londonâ€™s original talents show casing there bands, labels, and dj collectives and much more.
Live Show with : Aronas
(New Zealand / London)
An unprecedented jazz-punk explosion
We head to club land
8pm till 3am
Free Before 10pm, Â£10 after
Featuring very special guestsâ€¦
DJ Edground / Brazilian Soul Crew (Taubate / Brazil – Debut UK Appearance), Soul Minority (Third Ear / Barcelona), Loved Up, Zaki (Muak), H*E*R*D and moreâ€¦
…All friends is a concept that has been constructed over a number of years, incorporating select acquaintances and friends whom we hold in high esteem, thanks to their exquisite musical tastes and proven abilities to smash dancefloors. For Octoberâ€™s party we welcome several special international guests and party selectors, to serve up a gourmet feast of the finest house and techno musicâ€¦
We have very special guest Edground from the Brazilian Soul Crew touching down for his Debut UK appearance. DJ, music producer and owner of Grooveland Music (a mix of music label, radio programs and parties), Edgrounds sound flows through Brazilian and African rhythms drenches with soul, jazzy grooves and seductive electronics. Invited to play and represent the Club Shelter parties, he has won many plaudits for his super groovy sound. Currently in the studio under his Brazilian Soul Crew guise, their beats have hit imprints that include Conya Records, Canadian Music Iwanai, 99 Carat, Far Out Rec, Seed Recordings, Sofitone Rec, Mutated Music , Mixed Signals Music, Music Grooveland, Ocha Recordings, Next Dimension Music, Amfibius, GKF Recordings, Kolonki Rec amongst many more. Heâ€™ll be supported by the Loved Up crew whoâ€™ll be getting the carnival startedâ€¦
Joining Zaki and Matt Thompson in room two is our second special guest, Soul Minority. A member of the enigmatic underground Stratospherik collective, the Barcelona based producer/dj has been putting out deep techno and warm house on several labels from an early age under various monikers. In 2007 he started his Soul Minority project to release more house-orientated music. After a bunch of well received remixes, Soul Minority delivered his first EP on Pack up and Dance and it was an instant hit on the new deep house scene. His since released fresh material and remixes for labels Tsuba, Dirt Crew, Peppermint Jam, Kolour Recordings, Elevation Recordings, Noir Music and moreâ€¦
Completing the line up in room three is the H*E*R*D collective with BBC 6 Musicâ€™s Christopher Tubbs guestingâ€¦
We hope to see you there!
Basement : Together As One
DJ Edground // Brazilian Soul Crew
& Loved up family
Terrace: Together As One
Loft: : Together As One
200 York Way,
10pm till 10am
Â£12 in advance, Â£15 on the door
Itâ€™s the scariest night of the year and DROP host a late night special Halloween party on Saturday 30th October at Londonâ€™s Vibe bar, Brick Lane.
The Vibe Barâ€™s 3 massive spaces will be transformed in to an spooky Haunted House.
The court yard will be transformed into a creepy grave yard, the basement as the dungeons and the loft as the torture chamber.
Please note fancy dress is essential on this night, so dress to scare.
Inspiration Information â€“ The Beat Goes Onâ€¦â€¦..
Patrick Forge & Jimbo
JAZZANOVA â€“ DJ set by JÃ¼rgen von Knoblauch
Playing a mix up fix up selection past present & future
Boogie Disco House Soul Funk Jazz Latin & all things nice.
DJâ€™s Renegade & Demetrios Boogie
playing classic 80â€²s & 90â€²s Hip Hop
Plus! A Human Beat box Battle hosted by D-Lo.
Plan B is one of South Londonâ€™s best kept secrets and a staple for the areaâ€™s clubbing for almost nine years. Since the re-launch of the club in 2009 (which included fitting a state of the art, no expense spared Funktion 1 sound system in both rooms) Plan B has put on a succession of high quality events, featuring the outputs of emerging underground talent and international DJs alike, offering a unique space for clubbing in Brixton.
From now on Saturdays at Plan B will become a platform for innovative and retrospective forms of house, techno, disco and other electronics.
Launching on Saturday 18th September 2010, in conjunction with FACT Magazine, we welcome a rare set from Detroit producer and disco aficionado Moodymann (this will be his only London date until early 2011) and accompanying him, the jewel in Eglo Recordsâ€™ crown â€“ Floating Points. Community promises to redefine the scene in Brixton and South London as a whole with a fresh, in-house perspective on how Saturdays nights in one of the most musically rich and forward thinking cities in the world, should sound like.
We are aiming to reunite the best homegrown talent in South London, whilst accommodating some of the worldâ€™s finest DJs, bringing about a return of the underground spirit and affinity for the area that has been so strong in the past.
Forthcoming guests include the likes of Jamie Jones, Todd Terje, Sebo K and Greg Wilson, with lots more to be announced in the coming weeks and months!
9PM TO 4AM
Â£10 ADVANCE, Â£12
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