Level 1 - Jazzheadchronic, Gizelle Smith (live), Boca 45, Level 2 - Snowboy, Ian Wright, Room 3 - (Hawaiian Bop DJs) Richio Suzuki, Giles Frampton, Oscar Romp, Basement / Rye Wax - (Reach Up Disco Wonderland DJs) Andy Smith, Nick Halkes, Crissy Kybosh,
Sat Apr 13 - The South London Soul Train drops Soul and truly conquers, as your host with the absolute most JAZZHEADCHRONIC + Bristolian 45 Funk Meister BOCA 45 bring the funk, soul, disco, jazz, hip hop, breakz and beats pressure to LEVEL 1 alongside a truly magnificent modern queen of UK Soul, the positively stage storming, vocal soaring GIZELLE SMITH (Live). GS and band are well hot and on fire good people, so come ready to get your soul blown wide open! Absolute best of times guaranteed!!! Plus (and as always), we got so much more on multiple floors at The CLF Art Cafe.
Part of our ongoing mission to move your mind & body + force feed yoh soul with the absolute best of times at The South London Soul Train.
LEVEL 1 - GIZELLE SMITH (LIVE) Band on stage around midnight
In 2008, Gizelle Smith stormed from relative obscurity onto the funk scene as the front woman of Hamburg-based band the Mighty Mocambos.
Born and raised in Manchester, the child of a Seychellois mother and a father who was a band-member of the legendary Four Tops, Gizelle had a multicultural upbringing steeped in soulful music. Her first single “Working Woman” with the Mighty Mocambos became an overnight smash and a prime-time club favorite of funk and soul DJs worldwide, leading legendary producer Kenny Dope to remix the song for his own Kay Dee Records.
The album that followed, This Is Gizelle Smith and the Mighty Mocambos, was released in 2009, followed by solo singles “June” released on Record Kicks in 2009 and “Johnny” on Mocambo in 2012. After a five-year hiatus, Smith is finally back with new recorded material seeing her moving on from the classic sound of her debut album, as she’s expanded her musical palette to incorporate more psychedelic and jazzy progressions, bold arrangements, and more adventurous instrumentation.
“Sweet Memories” announced her return with a bang and really showcased Smith’s vocal range and control, coupling her layered harmonies and powerful topline acrobatics over a funky backdrop of tasteful guitar, solid bass, and tight drums. Flitting between honey-dripped soul during the verses before a full-on frontal funk assault from the chorus, it’s a treat from the first note to the last.
Expect to hear works from this and past works, as this genuinely brilliant Singer and kick ass band blow up The South London Soul Train Live Stage. LIVE!
Beware the soul sharpnel. As the dancefloor goes BOOM!
LEVEL 2 - The man with a plan and an un-insurable record collection - Legendary DJ SNOWBOY and resident SLST Vinyl head IAN WRIGHT mine the crates for more vintage 45s for an epic journey through the land of the rare groove and down right nasty Fonk. Delivering some of the finest tune-age ever etched on Vinyl direct to the core of your soul!
Then in ROOM 3 - THE HAWAIIAN BOP TRIP. Your retrolicious host RICHIO SUZUKI joined by tasty 45 slinger GILES FRAMPTON and OSCAR ROMP to take you on an epic strictly retrolicious Rock & Roll, 50's R N' B, 60's Soul & Motown, Vintage Ska & Latin journey from the love side. Aloha baby!
The South London Soul Train 4 Floor Line up completed in the RYE WAX / BASEMENT by REACH UP DISCO WONDERLAND Djs, The Legendary DJ ANDY SMITH + NICK HALKES & CRISSY KYBOSH dropping 80’s boogie, soul, funk, disco and proto house, evoking the spirit and dipping into the soundtrack of legendary NYC clubs such as 'Paradise Garage’ & 'Studio 54’. A night highlighting the sounds that emerged as the 70’s, turned into the 80’s and the DNA of club music as we know it today was being written.
The South London Soul Train (as always) All floors, will be 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 South London Soul Train Runs 10pm - 5am / £5-13 Adv from RA or £15 OTD / Takes place every Saturday night at The CLF Art Cafe www.clfartcafe.org + beyond.
MIN OF 500 TIX ALWAYS OTD!
NEXT EVENTS: Sat Apr 20 - The South London Soul Train Prince 3 year Anniversary & Sounds Of Minneapolis Special with Echoes Of Minneapolis (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1230982
Sat Apr 27 - The South London Soul Train Club Night Mashup with Don't Problem (Live), Souleance (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1231046
Time to keep getting it on,
See you on the dancefloors fo sho
Tue, 12 Mar 2019