Friday 4 February 2011 at 10:00pm
The CLF Art Cafe AKA The Bussey Building
133 Rye Ln, London, SE15 4ST, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7732 5275
"Music helps to elicit unconscious material"
New Music Event by London Based Promotor Sarah Jane Barnes. Launching at a warehouse in South East London. Bringing a diverse mix of relevant and established artists.
The First Session will see Niyi, Erol Sabadosh, The Coolness, My Panda Shall Fly & Sarah B @ South East London's Bussey Building.
House/ Electro/Other/ Dub Step
Cheap Drinks ( Beer £2.50/ Sprirt&Mixer £3 )
NIYI: LIVE & DJ SET
Summing up Niyi is no easy task. With a refreshingly unpredictable musical repertoire this softly spoken “rapper” cannot be placed into existing categories: and so is forging his own.
The genre-bending musical path began six years ago when Niyi’s creative juices turned to flow against the current at Central St. Martin’s, leading him to drop out, founding a new seminal club which “The Sunday Times” credits as having been the kick-start behind the Nu-Rave dressing-up phenomenon. News of Niyi’s tempo-switching and generally odd approach to DJ-ing flagged him up on the music radar, “Gauche Chic” drew a savvy crowd: Gareth Pugh and Björk were often seen shaking a leg on the dance floor to hybrids of surf-rock and hardcore gabba. Queues snaked outside his weekly “I Heart Niyi” night at “Punk” in Soho, London.
Having Performed alongside Lady Gaga, Calvin Harris, Golden Silvers and Little Boots, enjoying guest slots on Radio 1 and Xfm, interviews on Steve Lamacq’s show, as well as remix duties for artists such as “The Puppet Mastaz” and “Crazy Girl” Niyi has being showing the masses what he can do.
His debut single “Your Mummy/808 Clap” received a rapturous reception selling out within the week. Followed up by European shows with Adamski & the release of “Poached Eggs”
Niyi has acted as a regular contributor to “Big Brother’s Little Brother” & featured at the centre of a BBC2 documentary. Moreover his off-beat fashion sense has seen him recognized as a fashion icon: gracing the cover of Super Super Magazine. Having being shot by the legendary Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, the resulting 11-metre high Niyi poster hung outside the “Musée de la Mode” in Paris.
He toured the festival circuit this summer, Field Day, Offset, Reading and Glastonbury.
Much more than the token Nigerian boy who grew up in Essex, more complex than any simple “ex-public school boy” label, for Niyi rules are boring. This young man was born to break them.
= I HEART NIYI
Album out January 2011 on Holloway Hit Factory
EROL SABADOSH: Resident D.J @ Bungalow 8, Ponystep, Circus, Punk, Sketch
MY PANDA SHALL FLY: Suren Senevirante
The Coolness: DJ SET: Chaz John Ross & Vincent Dignan
(Opposite Peckham Rye Overground)
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