Line-up /Canvas 1:
Masters At Work (Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez)
Plus VERY special friends
Phil Asher (Restless Soul)
Canvas 2 hosted by BBE:
BBE All Stars
Rap Saunders & Ben Chapman
Canvas 3: Soul Heaven residents
Aaron Ross & Neil Pierece (Fanatix)
Rude Boy Rupert
The Foyer: Sounds Heavenly
Jack 'N' Daniels
The Key FILTHYHOUSESSIONS:
Soul Heaven presents: Masters at Work @ Canvas, Kings Cross Goods Yard, London, N1 0UZ / Saturday 27th May / 10pm – 7am / £20 from www.ticketweb.co.uk
Masters at Work return to London for a rare DJ performance at Canvas in the heart of Kings Cross as Soul Heaven take over Canvas. Their name says it all. "Little Louie" Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez are Masters at Work. Louie Vega and Kenny Gonzelez have made a monumental contribution to dance music. After meeting at a very early time in dance music they successfully added a lifetime of style and quality and raised the standard of production on dance music. Hailing for NY city the duo have repeatedly drawn on a rich musical tapestry that and cross-cultural rhythms of Afro-beat, classic disco, hip-hop, house, jazz, Latin and R&B that grouped together to form the NY underground influenced by a varied selections of artists from Africa Bambaataa to Larry Levan and David Mancuso. There live performances comprise of Kenny Dope making the beats and Louie adding the rhythms as they perform collectively and separately what is a breath taking display of music. MAW have single-mindedly attempted to put Lonnie Liston Smith's words of wisdom into practice. "Expand your mind. "Our feet have followed. MAW will be performing a 9 hour musical marathon interspersed by surprise vocals and performances they will be orchestrating a musical marathon.
In Canvas 2 another musical giant takes to the decks in the form of Gilles Peterson joining forces with BBE. While Kenny and Louie have shaped House music, Gilles’s contribution has been no less impressive. Brought up among the South London suburban soul scene in the early eighties, Gilles would avidly listen to listening to Level 42, Earth Wind & Fire, Central Line and the heavier, deeper pirate stations such as Radio Invicta. This inspired him to set up his own station - literally an aerial suspended between a tree and a phone box - playing an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, reggae, soul and early electro. By a stroke of luck, Radio Invicta needed a new transmitter, so Gilles swapped his for a regular show on the station. At the same time, Gilles was a regular shopper at DJ Paul Murphy's Palladin Records. Murphy also DJ'd at Camden's Electric Ballroom, and his knowledge of rare, killer power jazz tunes and rare Afro-Cuban fusion was further inspiration for Gilles, who took over the decks in a baptism by fire when Paul left. Once ensconced upstairs in the Electric Ballroom, Gilles's understanding and insight into jazz, funk and soul grew exponentially. The music he played attracted an increasingly loyal following from a friendly, mixed crowd and his reputation grew.
In Canvas 3 Soul Heaven residents get down and soulful for an intimate session at what is set to be one of the parties of the year.
More surprises to follow.
Tickets are available from www.ticketweb.co.uk and selected outlets throughout London
or by calling 08700 600 100 and also sold on the door
0870 246 2050 or www.clubtickets.co.uk
Canvas, Goods Yard,
Kings Cross Freight Depot
York Way, N1 0UZ
Tel: 020 7833 8301