Saturday, May 26, 2007

Antiblas & Whitefield Bros Aka Poets Of Rhythm Nottingham 14/6/07

All kicking off at 9pm sharp at The Polish Eagle next to the Polish Centre off Sherwood Rise

Thurs 14th JUNE


Pre-tickets are only £10 and very limited. Please buy in advance to guarantee entry from Selectadisc, Funky Monkey, the Polish Eagle and online at

Here is the publicity blurb:

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York City, Antibalas have become renowned as one of the most astonishing and relentless live acts in the world jazz circuit today. Taking as their base the politically-driven afrobeat of Nigeria's, over four full-length albums they have developed their own hard dancefloor-heavy sound incorporating influences from throughout the 20th century's rich history of raw funk, ethno-, latin- and experimental jazz. Showcasing their relentless new album, we can safely expect to see some jaw-dropping musicianship from this 13-piece.

Many will be familiar with Germany's Poets of Rhythm, having released a mind-bending album of raw funk and psyche-infused tracks on Ninja Tune. But unless you dug deeper into the band's activites, and missed their aptly titled In the Raw LP release on Soul Fire 6 years ago, you may not know of their alter-ego The Whitefield Brothers. With drummer Muggy Whitefield (aka Max Weissenfeldt) and guitarist Jan Whitefield (aka Jan Weissenfeldt) at the core, this is their underground 8-piece raw funk project. After having seemingly disappeared off the circuit, they're back with an album out later this year on Stonesthrow subsidary Now Again. Who knows what this band will pull out of the bag, but there's no doubting that it'll be right on the cutting edge of today's world funk movement. For one, the fantastic percussionist Masaru Nishimoto will be bringing his MPC on the road... make of that what you will..!

We also have Hugo Mendez of the awesome Soundway Records spinning his exclusive tropical funk collection. For those who have seen us DJ round Nottingham in the past two years, a large amount of our Afrofunk sections are comprised of Soundway releases. They haven't put a foot wrong with their entire catalogue so far, each and every release being absolute top-quality unheard 60s and 70s stormers from the subcontinent.

1 comment:

  1. This should be an amazing show. Poets of Rhythm just played Limerick last night
    good footage of their gig here