Live music inspired by African rhythms, spaceage funk and psychedeliaA monthly residency championing fantastic new bands, Basement Tapes is the place to go for hot new artists producing the best music on the scene. This week, they've got Waaju, Yusufla and Boss Terror.
Waaju is a London-based, groove-centred, world jazz ensemble that encapsulates many influences from West African music, with a particular focus on the music of Mali. The band plays the original music of drummer and percussionist Ben Brown, which combines the exceptional spirit of the likes of Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare, Tinariwen and Baba Sissoko with the spontaneity of jazz harmony and improvisation – resulting in an undeniably energetic performance.
Yusufla, London's brightest jazz-neo-funk-space-borg-pysch outfit, play interplanetary grooves. With three saxes up front anchored by bass, guitar and drums, join them and take a trip to the next dimenson. It will be weird: it will be wonderful.
Drone, punk, spaced and motorway funk; from the dusty mind synth of the Boss on his way to the next job.
Plus, catch DJs Sam Ra and Jack Sellen (Flying Mojito Bros) on the decks afterwards. This is gonna be one funky party.
Over 18s only. Valid ID required.