Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Bad Things about living in London this week:
Its rained solidly all day without stopping once. Its July.
Good things about living in London this week No.1:
I went to see Esau Mwamwaya with my mates on a Tuesday night for 5 quid.
Pic :Thanks to Jaqui Sadler Flickr
Radioclit warmed up the folded arms indie crowd with monstrous Coupe Decale/Kuduro/Kwaito tracks like Township Funk before Esau took to the stage and sang his tunes with a smile that immediately filled the club. Harmonies so on point that you could hardly tell the difference between his live vocals and the pre-recorded backing vocals. The incredible melodies of Kamphopo & Tengazako 2 over the tight tropical carnival beats of Radioclit warmed the heart of the most jaded Londoner. I even saw some drunk city boys in suits jumping around. This is why Esau's music will make him a star. Joined by the ever entertaining Marina (ex Bonde Do Role) and two African dancers, they left the stage having won the crowd over completo. The final Secousse was Afro-tropical-trance mayhem.
Good things about living in London this week No.2:
DJ/Rupture is playing at Corsica studios, Elephant & Castle tonight with JahDan on the mic. See you there.