Level 1 - Jazzheadchronic (strictly Prince set), Echoes Of Minneapolis (live), Marlon Celestine (strictly Prince & sounds of Minneapolis set), Nik Weston (opening set), Level 2 - Snowboy, Dean Rudland, Room 3 - Mochi Men DJs ATN + Youngpulse, Basement / Rye Wax - Dom Servini, Scrimshire
Sat Apr 20 - 3 years almost to the day from the sad, untimely passing of the unequalled genius that is / was Prince (Apr 21 2016 RIP), The South London Soul Train throws its annual celebration of the life and works of the ultimate showman, composer, arranger and performer aka PRINCE ROGERS NELSON. Cult of Prince members JAZZHEADCHRONIC and The Mighty MARLON CELESTE once again worshipping at the Cuban heeled feet of the man who should of been called king and at one time had no name. (with Eclectic non Prince opening Set from 10pm-12am by NIK WESTON).
This year however we’ll be stepping things up and ask you to dance well harder, as we expand the special to the wider sounds of Princes home town of Minneapolis. The SLST presenting an intricate, yet well funked up LIVE celebration of The sounds of Minneapolis by the truly magnificent ECHOES OF MINNEAPOLIS (LIVE). EOM exploring the wider sounds of of The Time, André Cymose and of course Prince. Music that truly changed the world - perfectly rinsed, reinterpreted and dropped harder by one of the best Live bands around. Anytime, anywhere!
Echoes of Minneapolis are in the house people and from midnight sharp - We gonna celebrate The Purple Reign and party like it’s 1999! Big Time!
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 - ECHOES OF MINNEAPOLIS (LIVE) - Band on stage at midnight!
ECHOES OF … For 3 years now, the french funk band "ECHOES OF" have been leading a very successful and phenomenal monthly residency called "Funk & The City", in the most famous jazz club in Paris, the NEW MORNING (a place where some of the worlds best international jazz, funk, soul artists have performed).
The young cats of ECHOES OF are paying tribute to the american cities of funk (songs between 1975 and 1985) in a very unique, original and ambitious way, covering and reviving songs not often performed live. So far exist ECHOES OF DETROIT (One Way, Bohannon, Carl Carlton), MINNEAPOLIS (Prince, The Time, André Cymone) DAYTON (Aurra, Sun, Lakeside), WASHINGTON (Trouble Funk, Soul Searchers, Chuck Brown), MIAMI (Uncle Louie, Gwen McCrae, T-Connection), PHILADELPHIA (Instant Funk, Breakwater, Bunny Sigler), SAN FRANCISCO (Con Funk Shun, Maze, Larry Graham), CHICAGO (Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, Omni)
The 6 (extendable to 12) pieces band always keep the same backing nucleus of musicians, inviting several and various singers who become ambassadors of the city they are assigned to. More cities to come such as Memphis, New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles and also non american cities such as London, Tokyo, Rio,... !
This band have gotta be seen to truly be believed folks. So Purple marker pen this date in the diary and get ready to get yoh Princified Soul on. ECHOES OF gonna seriously blow up The SLST Live Stage and bring forth memories of the ultimate Purple Reign.
Then (post band) JAZZHEADCHRONIC drops a quick fire, sure shot heavyweight strictly Prince set. "When Doves Cry" to "I would Die 4 You" via "Sexy MF" dropped hard and fast for the ultimate Purple High! As we like to say "Let’s go crazy!" Then, time for the deeper rinse, as DJ MARLON CELESTINE delivers a purple themed 2hr 30 min set til close. A complete Prince Nut, Marlon owns every record ever released by the Prince, 1977 to date. He also started out over 20 years ago hosting and Djing strictly Prince parties as well as Prince Extended Family & The Minneapolis Sound specialist sets across London town.
One of the co pilots of the original Mukatsuku nights with Nik Weston, Marlon is once again tasked with covering over 40 years of the sounds of one of the worlds greatest ever artists and delivering. This man always stands and truly delivers folks. So come ready to dance harder y'all.
Then on LEVEL 2 - Right Honourable Minister of The Rare Funk 45 DJ SNOWBOY and soul melding DJ + compiler of choice, the Legendary DEAN RUDLAND drop it like it’s hot all night long. Delivering a white hot pallet load of vinyl on yehs and waits for the sweat to fall. Soul Brellas Highly recommended. Dancing Mandatory!
ROOM 3 - SLST French residents, Funk & The CIty (Paris) Hosts MOCHI MEN (YOUNG PULSE + ATN) fly in to deliver another epic dancefloor direct session in Disco, House & Soul. Then to now. Classics to Re-Edits. Always on point.
The SLST line up completed in the RYE WAX BASEMENT by SLST too damn hot residents, WAH WAH 45 DJs DOM SERVINI + SCRIMSHIRE serving up more piping hot joints from the world wide wonder funk, soul, boogie and hip hop underground [then to now] for max dancefloor satisfaction. Strictly on the good foot! Boom Bloody Pow!
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 27 - The South London Soul Train Club Night Mashup with Souleance (Live), Don't Problem (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1231046
Sat May 04 - The South London Soul Train with Soup Of Jurassic 5 Presents: Fullee Love Collective (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1231080
Time to keep getting it on,
See you on the dancefloors fo sho