Ibibio Sound Machine + Support

Melting Vinyl presents

Sat 21 Oct

London-based DJ/live music collective Ibibio Sound Machine are an exciting, explosive combined sound inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk and disco, post-punk, and modern electro.

Inspired by African grooves from the 1970s and ‘80s, producers Max Grunhard, Leon Brichard and Benji Bouton create drum’n’bass tracks around the voice of frontwoman Eno Williams who crafts lyrics from Nigerian folk stories and marries them to modern themes.

With Ghanaian guitar legend Alfred “Kari” Bannerman, Brazilian percussionist Anselmo Netto, and synth/horn men Tony Hayden and Scott Baylis they create a “melting-pot maelstrom”.
Q Magazine ★★★★

"A lively fusion of politically conscious Afro-beat electro pop."-
Mojo ★★★★

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With support from Pierre Kwenders
Afro-Canadian singer/songwriter Pierre Kwenders’ music is a response to a world that so often asks people who fit comfortably in multiple boxes to pick only one. While Pierre’s music ranges from icy R&B to futuristic hip-hop, his style is rooted in Congolese rumba, the ubiquitous sound of The Democratic Republic of Congo. With his new full-length album, out on September 2017, Pierre looks to build on the success of his debut. Produced entirely by Seattle-based Fly Guy Dai (aka Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces), this new album pivots from Bantou's house-y thump to something more instrumental, incorporating strong African influence and old-school West Coast hip-hop vibes into Kwenders' unique recipe.

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