Line-up /The Correspondents
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The Correspondents are Mr Bruce and Chucks, who collaborate to revamp vintage sounds for the modern ear. Resuscitating sampled relics with squelchy synths over dusty drum loops they've depicted the trials and errors of Love, Lust and Loss over a foot-tapping toe curling amalgamation of Electro, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Swing and Boogie Woogie
“3. For crowd atmosphere, energy and a burst of endorphins. The Correspondents won hands down. The band is made up of Mr Chuckles, a producer and DJ of extraordinary skill and Mr Bruce, the most charismatic frontman I watched all weekend. They play swing-hop with Mr Bruce scatting, singing and rapping over Mr Chuckles's swing samples and drum loops. At one point, Mr Bruce brought out a conveyor belt and used it to dance his socks off and whip us into a frenzy. Go and see them live if you can.”
TOP TEN HIGHLIGHTS OF GLASTONBURY 2010 – TELEGRAPH.CO.UK
"The Correspondents aren't the first group you'd expect to see at a South London dubstep/fidget house night and yet their performance at Corsica Studios over a year ago had everyone quickly switching their allegience from wobbly basslines to beats over samples from 'The Jungle Book'. The skin-tight trouser clad MC Mr Bruce strode to the stage and began shaking his impossibly long legs to the beats put down by his DJ, Chuckles, and from that point on, everyone was a convert."
“Pop also-ran Frankmusik was far more exciting, revealing his 'great voice for a white boy' but also the overly perfect future pop that's thus far prevented him finding fame with a mass audience. One duo who could, however, are the Correspondents, who filled in between sets throughout the weekend. With fast-spit rhymes over twenties flapper tunes, and MC Mr Brogues a gangly enthusiastic dancer with natty threads to match, these two deserve a stage all themselves.”
INTHENEWS.CO.UK – BESTIVAL REVIEW
“My fear for the contents of my wallet and the softer parts of my anatomy were quickly replaced by joy at the sights and sounds of The Correspondents. These two dapper purveyors of swing-hop derring-do pretty much stole the show. I’m proper feeling the vaudeville approach to hip-hop (cfThe Anomalies, Krugers passim), and The Correspondents are amongst the most charming to take that approach. Everyone had a sing-a-long with them. Aww. Find them on MySpazz – you’ll be glad you did (and relieved MySpazz still has its uses).”
KRUGERS MAGAZINE – DAEDALUS @ CORSICA STUDIOS REVIEW
"A stark contrast with the reaction received by The Correspondents, the Wandsworth duo who wander onto the Great Stage in the middle of the hottest day of the year and through the skatting, scratching and infectious dancing of the Mask-a-like Mr Bruce, managed to persuade everyone to forget their heat induced woes and dance like they had some serious itch to scratch. Forced back on to the stage by a fiery and pumped up crowd demanding more, Mr Bruce and compatriot DJ Chuckles then do it all over again, much to the amazement of them and their newly acquired groupies. Which goes to show the wonder that is Secret Garden Party. Hierarchies are toppled and the unknown underdogs are taken into the bosoms of the crowd while the headlining 80s superstars are made to look like, well, bosoms."
LOUD AND QUIET MAGAZINE - SECRET GARDEN PARTY REVIEW
"Sunday starts with a beautifully bizarre moment, as Wandsworth swing-hip-hop duo The Correspondents enthral an unfeasibly huge midday main stage crowd with a rendition of 'I Wanna Be Like You' from The Jungle Book. After that we’re delirious putty in their capable hands and the stunned pair are summoned back for a giddy encore."
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PLUS SUPPORT: The Sound Assembly
PLUS DJs :
Roc Vicar - (Speakeasy Resident) The Odylic Force and Mr Somuch playing the best in Electro Swing toe tapping anthems! :-)
They will be taking turns with their turntablism to push the boundaries of entertainment in this ALL OUT electro-swing extravaganza!
Dress to impress! think glamour, think flapper girls and GI's, think evening wear and cocktail dresses. There will be a prize for the best dressed! Dishevelled, devilish, and dandy! Lop-sided, lusty, and ludicrous!
This is a one off, not to be missed, superlative night to remember!