Line-up /BOBBITO (aka KOOL BOB LOVE)?, RICH MEDINA, SPIN DOCTOR, Kyri R2
The Doctor’s Orders, R2 Records & Happy Feet present
THE CONNECTION VOL.1
ALBUM LAUNCH BOAT PARTY
EASTER SUNDAY 12TH APRIL 2009
8pm-2am Aboard The Golden Jubilee?
Departs & Returns Temple Pier
Opposite Temple Tube, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN
BOBBITO (aka KOOL BOB LOVE)?RICH MEDINA
SPIN DOCTOR & KYRI R2
Playing the best in Afro & Latin tinged soul / funk / hip-hop / disco & house
Tickets £20 in Advance only from:
& these selected stores
3 Kings, Clerkenwell Close, London EC1 0207-253-0483
Brill Music, 27 Exmouth Market, London EC1 0207-833-9757
Phonica, 51 Poland St, W1F 0207-025-6070
Flashback, 50 Essex Road, N1 0207-354-9356
The Connection: Modern Explorations In Afro and Latin Music is the vision of Rich Medina and Bobbito Garcia. The two are considered amongst the world’s most progressive club DJs, having provided Hip Hop, Dance, and Rare Groove to dancers for 40+ years combined. They join us all the way from NYC to mark the release of this phenomenal new compilation with this bank holiday boat party on the river Thames.
Over the years they have each fostered intense followings for specific genres and sounds. In Big Rich’s case, it’s been Afro Beat/Funk/Jazz and World Soul. The multi-talented poet/producer/songwriter’s eight-year-old “JUMP ‘N FUNK” Fela Kuti Tribute Party is widely recognized as the very best of its kind, as he has at times carried that movement on his back and been largely responsible for the current revival of the original “Black President.” Similarly, Hip Hop radio legend and former Vibe Magazine columnist Kool Bob Love’s mission has been to expose rare Latin Jazz/Funk/Soul/Breaks at his award-winning “VINYL IS FOREVER” monthly at APT (NYC), as well as at the bi-coastal FANIA RECORDS TRIBUTE annual gigs.
Close friends since 1990, Rich and Bob started spinning together in ‘97, and have branded their musical journeys at their “HAPPY FEET” party to the great pleasure of crowds worldwide. An inspired competition exists between them to outdo the other by introducing underexposed tunes. The release of “The Connection” allows others to share that joy that goes on in their DJ booth. Both the compilation & party represent their passion for the rhythm that runs through us all, as well as the respect and love they have for each other. We hope that it connects you to your ancestors, or maybe just neighbors across the street, and those dancing next to you on the dance-floor.
Joining Rich & Bob on the decks are another pair of good friends Kyri who’s R2 label is responsible for releasing the compilation and Spin Doctor who is the man behind many of London’s best parties and DJ sets with his The Doctor’s Orders promotions. With this collection of phenomenal talents manning the decks there this is sure to be an unforgettable party which connects New York, London, Puerto Rico, Africa and beyond through a symbolic trip down the river.
check the exclusive podcast at: www.r2records.co.uk/theconnection
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