Whahay / Mirror 'Ruins' Album Launch / Fofoulah
+ Soundspecies DJ set
11 Gillett St, London, N16 8AZ
Loop continues its hugely successful string of club nights at Dalston's Vortex with a stunning line up...
Tickets will be available on the Vortex website.
Mirror Ruins Album Launch
Dan Nicholls' group Mirror performs music from Ruins – a genre-bending new album utilising production values from avant-electronica with the energy and groove of the downtown New York creative music scene. Featuring an ensemble comprising some of the UK's most original and progressive new musical thinkers, the music – with its accompanying video/animation stills and words – represents a cohesive and strongly individual project.
Featuring...Dan Nicholls – keyboards/tapes/compositions/visuals / James Allsopp – tenor saxophone / Dave Smith – drums / Kit Downes – organ / Tom Challenger – bass clarinet/tenor sax / Matt Calvert – laptop
Fofoulah is a London-based group mixing Senegalese voice and west African rhythms with dub basslines, sci-fi synths, raw guitars and intense grooves. Featuring musicians from Senegal, the UK and The Gambia, Fofoulah blend genres and cultures to create a sound which is unique in the UK music scene.
Featuring...Biram Seck - Vocals / Phil Stevenson - Guitar / Tom Challenger - Sax / Keys / Johnny Brierley - Bass / Dave Smith - Drum Kit / Kaw Secka - Sabar / Tama
The first project as a leader from Paul Rogers for over a decade, Whahay is the fruit of one of those meetings uncovering parallel routes, common grounds and complementary languages.
Formed following an invitation from the prestigious Jazz-à-Luz Festival in France this trio of multi-faceted improvisors with impressive individual track-records gathers around the music of Charles Mingus.
Featuring... Robin Fincker - tenor saxophone, clarinet, Paul Rogers - 7 string double bass, Fabien Duscombs - drums