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ANTIBALAS play the CORNER wed 9th March

yes, its true, its really TRUE!! Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12-piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show that is the stuff of legend.
The group has performed everywhere from Central Park to Carnegie Hall to Rikers Island Prison, and that’s just in New York. On the heels of the hit musical FELA!, which several members collaborated on, Antibalas has reunited with former member and producer Gabe Roth, who was at the helm for their first three albums. The world famous Daptone Records released the band’s first album in five years, self-titled, in late 2012.
Inspired by economic meltdowns and global uprisings, Antibalas piled into two rooms at Daptone’s House of Soul Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn to cut an explosive new set of afrobeat classics. “Dirty Money” launches the propulsive six-song LP with deep, pulsating rhythms, monstrous horns and tight funk. Lead singer Amayo – a native of Lagos, Nigeria and senior Kung Fu master – guides the band through cathartic workouts of call and response, dynamic instrumentals and eruptive solos.
Members of Antibalas served as musical directors and the house band in the Broadway hit FELA! and penned original music for the show. Members have also recently collaborated/performed with Iron and Wine, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Mark Ronson, TV on the Radio and The Roots.

Supported by our own BOMBAY ROYALE this is one NOT TO MISS!! and don’t forget DJ MANCHILD on the ones and two’s as well! image004

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There is another in store planned…..are you ready!?

Its on Thursday January 10. Its celebrating 10 years of Northside……The Soul Of Melbourne VINYL album dropping….Daptone goodness!….and just DANCING!!!

The band that made me start a label, SASKWATCH are going to do a live instore show on a THURSDAY afternoon at 4pm. (one I have been waiting for!!) Then as a show of respect to traveling DAPKIDS we will be having an INSTORE SIGNING, by members of THE MENAHAN STREEET BAND and THE DAP KINGS.



it was an awesome day! and thanks to all who turned up and got down! Thanks to Saskwatch and the team Daptone who all did their thing!

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