[Level 1] Jazzheadchronic, Omar vs MdCL (live), Special Guest DJ, [Level 2] Snowboy, Mike Bandoni, [Level 3] Rob Messer, Warren Boogaloo
Sun Apr 01 - Easter Sunday is here. Time to resurrect your spirit with a rip roaring, knee jerking, soul shaking The South London Soul Train Easter Sunday Bank Holiday Special. Your SLST host JAZZHEADCHRONIC + GUEST DJ joined on level 1 by Legendary UK Soul Artist OMAR Vs composer, arranger and keyboard pioneer MdCL (Mark De Clive-Lowe) Live + More on 3 floors at the CLF Art Cafe.
Part of our ongoing mission to move your mind and body + force feed yoh soul with the absolute best of times at The South London Soul Train.
Time to get your Easter groove seriously on!
Level 1 - OMAR Vs MdCL (Live)
OMAR vs MdCL brings together two of the planet’s finest in a powerhouse two-man configuration - legendary UK soul singer OMAR and NZer by-way-of-the-world musician and live remixer MARK de CLIVE-LOWE. With Omar laying down his instantly recognizable soulful vocals and keys, while MdCL builds and layers dancefloor beats live on-the-fly juggling drum machine, keys and live sampling, it’s a mind boggling sight to see and absolute bliss to hear. Classic Omar joints, favorite covers and MdCL flavors, all flipped on the spot, performed and remixed live in real time.
Soul pioneer Omar is a bonafide legend - cited as a favorite by non other than D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and the original soul man himself - Stevie Wonder. He’s credited with creating Neo-Soul and has influenced everyone from Maxwell to The Roots. Gilles Peterson championed Omar early in his career with the timeless hit “There’s Nothing Like This” and since then he’s collaborated with Common, Badu, D’Angelo, Syreeta Wright, Rodney P and of course, Stevie Wonder who went on record saying, “When I grow up I wanna be like Omar.” He was awarded an MBE for services to the British Music Industry and is currently celebrating his 8th studio album “Love in Beats” which also features Robert Glasper and UK rapper Ty.
MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE (MdCL)
Mark de Clive-Lowe has taken his music far and wide since growing up in Auckland - his decade at the epicenter of the UK’s broken beat movement saw the keys master collaborate with not only the formative West London producers 4Hero, Bugz in the Attic, Restless Soul and IG Culture, but also the likes of Pino Palladino, techno producer Dave Angel and even Goldie’s Metalheadz label in collaboration with Nathan Haines and Lemon D. He lent his skills to US club music dons Francois K, DJ Spinna and Waajeed and now, nine years deep based in Los Angeles, has collaborated there with Sheila E, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Chris Daddy Dave, Harvey Mason and more. He’s taken his acclaimed jazz-meets-the-dancefloor party CHURCH worldwide and is currently working on album number 14. “An underground phenom..." – Okayplayer
OMAR Vs MdCL
Omar and MdCL’s connection began with MdCL remixing “Your Mess” from Omar’s 2006 album “Sing If You Want It”. Omar returned the favor with a feature on MdCL’s 2012 album “Renegades” - the underground club classic “Get Started” (also featuring long-time Prince-associate Sheila E on percussion) and it was only a matter of time before the two joined each other on the live stage. OMAR vs MdCL debuted in 2016 in Madrid and Barcelona and the duo followed up with 2017 performances in Amsterdam and the Canary Islands. Together, these two modern day legends have created one of the most unique and dynamic two-man shows to hit a stage anywhere. A treat for soul heads, dancefloor movers and music lovers alike.
Then on LEVEL 2 - Funks gonna seriously hit the floor as Legendary vinyl 45 DJ SNOWBOY & crate digger supreme MIKE BANDONI unleash more Soul and Funk Beasts on 45 direct to the dance floor and whole ah you soul. Dropping it like rain for daze - Dance like thunder. Absolutely positively Storming!
The South London Soul Train Easter Special completed on LEVEL 3 - The Northern Soul Room. The Mighty ROB MESSER & WARREN BOOGALOO dropping positively Seismic Heavyweight Northern Soul Joints without mercy and wait for the sweat to fall. As always you’re definitely gonna feel it. LONG TIME!
The South london Soul Train - All floors taking all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.
However - Passengers are requested to check their Souls at the Station as this ones for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.
The SLST Runs 10pm - 5am / £5/7/10/13 Adv from RA or £15 OTD / Takes place on the 1st, 2nd + 3rd Sat of each month + on-going specials at The CLF Art Cafe www.clfartcafe.org and The last Sat of each month at OMEARA London + Beyond.
NOTE: 500 TIX ALWAYS ON THE DOOR. But pls get there early as is always a roadblock, but queuing is always quick and once in it's well worth it :D
NEXT EVENTS: Sat Apr 07 - The South London Soul Train with Jazzheadchronic, Eva Lazarus (Live), Boca 45 + More on 4 floors at The CLF Art Cafe. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1069765
Sat Apr 14 - The South London Soul Train Motown & Marvin Gaye Special with Wayne Hernandez & Full Live band + More on 4 floors at The CLF Art Cafe. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1069777
Time to keep getting it on,
See you on the dancefloors fo sho