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FunkSoulNation with ROMARE (NINJA TUNE)

Friday 10 October 2014

Encompassing the classic sounds of Funk, Soul, Disco & Hip Hop mixed with the best in intelligent contemporary beats and boogie, FunkSoulNation has a playlist that includes Onra, De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Def Jam, Stevie Wonder, Diplo, Ninja Tune, 6ix Toys, Eddie Bo, Tru-Thoughts, Breakestra, James Brown and much more inbetween!

This week we welcome Ninja Tune’s Romare.

As one of the most exciting British talents to emerge from the electronic world of late, Romare’s music combines a seriousness of intent with a thrilling immediacy and we overjoyed to host his Leeds debut as part of the Funksoulnation clubnight!

The discovery of revered American collagist Romare Bearden whilst at university became a lightning bolt moment, as is revealed by the moniker he chose for himself. More importantly, Bearden’s collages inspired the young musician to pursue a similar technique in his productions, harnessing its power to illuminate and assert through re-contextualisation.

With two vinyl EP releases on the excellent Black Acre label – Meditations on Afrocentrism (2012) and Love Songs: Part One (2013) – fiercely supported by the likes of Benji B, Gilles Peterson, Huw Stephens and Bonobo, Romare’s music has, rightfully, already caused a stir.

A true artist, Romare’s music moves the mind as much as the feet, its sense of detail married to its mood, melody and passion.

Time  11pm – 3am
Entry “£4 Adv & more on the door”
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