MANZILLA, ROSS MCHENRY, DZA, HOMELESS INC, KIXLY, JAKOB SCHNEIDEWIND, NANDO PRO & SCOUT KLAS.
The Red Bull Music Academy Allstars take over the Queen of Hoxton for another bona-fide monster jam with artists from four continents.
Manzilla’s soulful band Electric Wire Hustle are starting to warm up, with a 12” on Japanese label Wonderful Noise and a European tour in 2009. By now, the man like Manzilla is a powerhouse in Wellington's live music scene, playing drums for Recloose, with a background in afrobeat and highlife bands. Time for a Manzanza bonanza!
With his deep funk outfit The Transatlantics, Ross McHenry has been catering to soul archivists and Wax Poetics-lovers for two years now. The Shaolin Afronauts is another musical vehicle of his, heavily inspired by pioneering jazz artists Sun Ra and Fela Kuti. With a Transatlantics full-length in the pipeline, you know this Ozzie wizard ain’t fakin’ the funk.
DZA must've hacked into an old orbiting Sputnik to get the sounds he uses to make his heavy beats and weightless ambience. Already collaborating with Aloe Blacc, Shadow Huntaz, Mujuice and Om'Mas Keith of Sa-Ra Creative Partners, his live show at MIDEM in France brought him plenty of new fans from overseas.