Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I had a good night out at the Bussey Building (CLF art cafe) in Peckham on 13th April, with late 1980s hip hop legends The Jungle Brothers on stage all the way from New York. They did not disappoint, working their way through many of the classics from the period when as part of the Native Tongues posse with De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest they redefined the possibilities of hip hop. Straight out the Jungle, I Got it Like That and I'll House You all got an airing.
This was one in a series of events promoted by CLF (The Chronic Love Foundation) under the banner 'An Exhibition of Sound', a kind of sonic chronicling of the history of dance musics. The line up for 'Chapter5 - Techno-soul n'house' on Friday June 29th includes three more pivotal figures.
Adamski was one of the first home grown live perfromers in the early acid house scene, probably best known for the track Killer which launched Seal's career.
Eddie Fowlkes was one of the originators of the Detroit techno sound.
Paul Trouble Anderson has been an important figure in London house and funk since the 1980s when he was a DJ on Kiss FM in its pirate radio days.
Detroit Techno: The Creation of Techno Music (High Tech Soul)
- featuring Eddie Fowlkes