Leicester LE3 5NH
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Friday 13th? Lucky for some as we move into our 3rd and biggest party yet and bring you not one but two massive global headline acts to the Soul People turntables. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past year or so it’s been impossible to miss the impact this pair have been making on the music scene in their own right.
HENRY WU (YUSSEF KAMAAL / EGLO / RHYTHM SECTION)
Mr Kamaal Williams AKA Henry Wu AKA one half of Yusseff Kamaal AKA Kamaal William Ensemble. Not only is he one of the most talented musicians in the world right now he’s also a killer DJ, dropping anything from House, Broken Beats, Jazz, Soul and anything in-between. Henry, shaped by the sounds of London set a new standard in November 2016 with the release of Black Focus on Brownswood Recordings. And with sell out releases on EGLO and Rhythm Section Wu has made a name for himself as a leading figure in the new generation of soul music worldwide. Championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Frank Ocean, Madlib, DJ Spinna, Osunlade, IG Culture and Benji B.
RED RACK’EM (BERGERAC / RINSE FM, BERLIN)
Danny Berman aka Red Rack’em went from being a seasoned underground veteran to overnight success in 2016 with his cross genre smash ‘Wonky Bassline Disco Banger’ picking up plays and support from just about everyone including Moodymann, Black Madonna and even Elton John. It also went onto score the remarkable double of being the biggest selling vinyl single of the year at Juno AND being awarded record of the year at Phonica.
No one was more surprised than Danny himself, and as the Radio 1 mixes and remix requests reached fever pitch, he rolled his sleeves up and got stuck in. Business as usual really, as for the last 10 years he’s been steadily releasing underground smashers on Ramp, Wolf, Philomena/Innervisions, Bergerac, Sonar Kollektiv and remixing artists such as Tricky, Jazzanova, Tensnake, Jah Wobble and Tinie Tempah for Universal, Domino and Parlophone.
Since ‘Wonky’ dropped, things have been non-stop with a whirlwind of touring, releases, radio shows and remixes. His hotly anticipated second album ‘Self Portrait’ dropped in February and he’s been hard at work touring his cross genre sound across Europe and beyond. Recent sell out shows at XOYO in London, Rainbow Warehouse in Birmingham and Decks On The Beach in Beirut pitched Danny in front of some of the biggest crowds of his career. ‘Self Portrait’ picked up praise from many key players including long time supporter Gilles Peterson who described it as Danny’s ‘opus’. Pete Tong invited him onto Radio 1 to record an ‘After Hours’ mix which fortuitously dropped on the same day as the album was released.
SUPPORT FROM SOUL PEOPLE DJ’S
For those of you that might not be familiar with Soul People… We’re the coming together of some of Leicester's finest DJ's, musicians & creative minds. It includes 'Soulclique' curated by AdNewbs, featuring City Fly Records Jonna & Dan Jones. 'For The People' run by members of the mighty 'By The Rivers' & Gil from the excellent 'Rice & Peas. With only 2 nights under our belt Soul People has established itself as one of the most anticipated club parties in the City. Our first 2 events with Horse Meat Disco & Crazy P were both Sell Out's with an electrifying atmopshere.
*** ONLINE TICKETS ON SALE NOW***
£10 Early Bird / £12.50 Standard / MOTD
Event Cube - https://soulclique.eventcube.io/events/8405/soul-people-pres-henry-wu-red-rackem/
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PHYSICAL (Available Soon)
Wellgosh (City Centre)
Ninebar (Narborough Road)
*Booking Free May Apply
PS. We recommend you buy tickets or arrive early on the night as the last two SOLD OUT
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