Line-up /ROOM ONE:
- Maxi Jazz (Faithless (dj set))
- Clarks: Frenzy D, Reuben G & MC Skatta (Liquid Steel Sessions)
- Monotauk (Dilation)
- Rats In Me Kitchen
ROOM TWO - HOSTED BY SQUARE ONE:
- Jo Kira (Radio Frequency)
- Nathan Brush (Hush House)
- Ilghazi (Rewind)
- LSRFM DJs
On Saturday April 21st, Leeds Student Radio, Leeds RAG and The Faversham give you S.O.S. Leeds, a twelve hour celebration of some of the most choice artistic talent in the local area and beyond as well as some very special guest appearances. Throughout the day, the finest in music, comedy and art showcase their work as we transform the Faversham into a hub of excitement and creativity. For a full lineup of the day's events go to http://www.facebook.com/events/376902862330884/
All profits go to the Leeds Community Fund, a pool of money given to various small charities (80% of which are local Leeds charities) who have an annual income of less than Â£150,000 and do not benefit from regular donations - http://www.leedsrag.org.uk/about/community-fund
Once the sun sets, the venue is revamped and transformed for the night's entertainment. This is a festival after all, and that means the party's going to keep going well into the morning! For our after-party, we have cherry-picked an array of Leeds' finest DJs and clubnights and placed them under one roof, with a headline performance from former Faithless frontman Maxi Jazz. This is the Sound Of Students in leeds.
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As the face and voice of Faithless, Maxi Jazz has cemented his place as one of dance musicâ€™s most iconic figures. Selling over 15 million records in a career spanning 16 illustrious years, Maxi brought his exhilarating sonic poetry to the masses in a startlingly original manner that has rarely been matched before or since. Since the group disbanded last year, Maxi has returned to his first love of DJing. Having founded the Soul Food CafÃ© System way back in 1984, the project became established on London pirate radio before releasing an eponymous record on Tam Tam Recordings in 1989. This new heightened profile saw them tour with the likes of Jamiroquai and Soul II Soul and collaborate with Public Image Ltdâ€™s Jah Wobble as the Wobble Collective. Having released three further EPâ€™s of effervescent, blissed-out hip-hop on his own Namu imprint, Maxi put his solo work on the backburner as Faithless established themselves as one of the most critically revered and commercially successful groups of the 90s and 00s. However, he continued to work with an impressive roster of guests outside of Faithless â€“ including 1 Giant Leap, Tiesto and Benji Boko to name but three.
From the mouth of the man himself, his sets â€˜encompass an eclectic mix of hip-hop, r&b, soul, funk, reggae and party tunes spanning the last 3 decades â€“ ranging from James Brown to Tom Browne, Marley to YT, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes to Biz Markieâ€™. As one who wrote the rulebook on how to get down, you can bank on Maxi giving the Faversham a set that is upliftingly, gloriously, spiritually funky. We could not be prouder to bring you a very special appearance from a man whoâ€™s set will provide a most fitting peak to the diverse celebration of talent that is S.O.S.
The biggest bashment sound in Leeds comes to the Faversham! Favourites of Rinse FMâ€™s The Heatwave, Clarks residents Reuben G, Frenzy D and MC Skatta bring the ruckus to just about every venue they play. Having already established themselves as some of the most highly respected DJs in the north with their Leeds and Sheffield based Liquid Steel Sessions, Reuben and Frenzy started Clarks last year at the Hifi club. Since then, theyâ€™ve seen it grow into one of the maddest, freshest and downright funnest parties around, with MC Skattaâ€™s unique toasting style serving to whip up any crowd going. The night continues to go from strength to strength, with Reuben Gâ€™s forthcoming â€˜Normalize Riddimâ€™ production being jumped on by the likes of Rubi Dan, Peppery and Party B â€“ no doubt itâ€™ll get an extensive airing on the 21st! Encompassing the best in dancehall, bashment and soca, this oneâ€™s sure to make you get busy.
Dilation is one of the great recent success stories of the Leeds scene. Kicking off in London back in 2009, a move to Leeds the following year saw Dilationâ€™s unique raves take roots in the late cultural and social centre The Commonplace. Free from the pretensions and revenue demands of larger venues, with any profit made being immediately put back into staging an even better night next time around, after just three parties up here people clocked that they were onto something special. A subsequent expansion and move to the Beaverworks has seen Dilation grow at a remarkable rate, with bookings as varied as Reggae Roast, Sunship, Silkie and a recent sell out event with the legendary MJ Cole. The strength of Dilation is such that in June they host an unmissable all-day extravaganza across all 4 of the Beaverworksâ€™ stages that culminates in a headline set from DJ Luck and MC Neat â€“ yes, THE DJ Luck and MC Neat! Committed to bringing great music to the people in one of the most positive atmospheres youâ€™ll find in any club the world over, all at a more than fair price, the Dilation boys are passionate about what they do and do it very well â€“ their mixing skills have recently earned them a room takeover at Vagabondz London. For S.O.S., Dilation founder and all-round top bloke Monotauk brings his bag of party sounds new and old to the Faversham.
RATS IN ME KITCHEN
Rats in Me Kitchen are some of the freshest dub and reggae selectors in Leeds. Their warmly received Sunday night jive at the Hyde Park Social Club is without doubt the most enjoyable way in LS6 to dance away the Monday blues as they serve up joint after joint of quality Jamaican music. With their Wednesday night show on LSR one of the highlights of any week, thereâ€™s no better way to get a venue moving than what these chaps have to offer. We just know youâ€™re going to like this one.
Since itâ€™s inception in early 2011, Square One has rapidly risen to become one of the most vibrant and dynamic nights in the Leeds scene. Based at the Wire club, the monthly events have hosted DJs of the calibre of BBC Radio 1â€™s Mosca, Hessle Audio boss Pangaea and Night Slugs dancefloor slayers Bok Bok and Jam City, as well as boasting one of the most impressive rosters of residents anywhere in the North. Managing to bring together the many disparate factions of modern dance music, the Square One gang perfectly straddle the line between unique beats and crowd-moving bangers. Their past, present and future collaborations with Vic53, Radio Frequency and Leeds Student Radio means that this already impressive night is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. For the evening, Square One regulars Jo Kira, Nathan Brush and Ilghazi will be serving up some of the hottest sounds on the planet all night long in the second room. Not to be missed!
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