FRIDAY 19TH FEBRUARY
Gilles Peterson (Brownswood/BBC Radio 6 Music)
Swindle (DEEP MEDi/Butterz)
Henry Wu (22a Music/Eglo Recs)
ACID 𐌀RAB (VERSATILE/FR)
Andy H (First Word Records)
Chris Welch (Sounds Like This Radio)
ROOM 2: Hosted by Banana Hill
Bringing you something a little different; tonight is a very special excursion of global sounds and rhythms, curated by the people behind the legendary Tuesday Club. After his incredible show at The Foundry had queues round the block at Tramlines Festival this year, we knew we had to get Gilles back to the Steel City for a headline show! Joining him is a massive lineup of UK and international talent. Plus, Sheffield’s own Banana Hill take over room 2 with their own unique blend of African & Latin American rhythms, soulful grooves and global sounds.
—— GILLES PETERSON ——
When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles is performing – DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss or plain old record collector – the music is always the bottom line.
Starting off life as a club DJ, Gilles continues to spin regularly around the world. This year alone has seen him in Rio, Martinique, Tokyo, Havana and most parts of Europe as well as East London of course. As for the radio, his new 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers whilst the syndicated Worldwide radio show continues to spread his musical gospel… well, worldwide. From Sun-Ra to James Blake to Theo Parrish to Flying Lotus – if it swings in the right places, it’s in.
Starting off life as a club DJ, Gilles continues to spin passionately around the world. From Kazakhstan to Hackney, Istanbul, New York, Beijing and beyond… he has always seen himself first and foremost as a selector of discs for the Dance!
Gilles Peterson Boiler Room DJ Set: https://www.youtube.com/
Gilles Peterson DJ Set at Precious Hall, Japan: https://soundcloud.com/
—— SWINDLE ——
The warped mind behind some of our favourite releases over the last few years, Swindle has been on our “one to watch” list for a while now. After releasing his new album “Peace, Love & Music” earlier this year on seminal grime label Butterz, it instantly turned heads in the industry, and was picked up on by the likes of Toddla T, Annie Mac and Gilles Peterson himself. After this, we couldn’t wait to bring him to The Foundry.
Peace, Love & Music is the result of Swindle’s experiences touring globally over the past two years. Constantly meeting other talented musicians and seeing new places helped naturally form an album that brings together friends and family from across the world together for the first time.
Visiting four continents along the way, toasting the Grime roots in London with JME, saluting Swindle’s love and respect for Glasgow and Mungo’s Hifi alongside Flowdan and stopping in Bristol for an uptempo work out with TC, and a 16 bit intro from Joker. LA is close to Swindle’s heart as he lived there for two months in 2014 meeting and making music with Ash Riser. The infamous Sub.Mission party in Denver is featured in the track of the same name with music dedicated to the people who have made it a home away from home for Swindle.
Musically he continues on the jazzy path that his records on Brownswood and Deep Medi put him on the map for, but expands on the live instrumentation, the tempos and the breath of talent featured. Swindle has brought together as many people as possible that share the same ethos, and that is spreading a positive message through music.
Swindle – Elevator (ft. TC): https://www.youtube.com/
Swindle – Walter’s Call: https://www.youtube.com/
—— HENRY WU ——
South Londoner Henry Wu has been rightly labelled as one of the most exciting emerging producers this year.
His capacity for funked up productions wedged in the BPMs between beatdown and house was on full display with his fine release for Alex Nut’s Ho Tep label earlier this year. It’s an approach that clearly seduced the guys over at Berlin label Odd Socks, and the four cuts on ‘Motions of Wu Vol 1’ sound every bit as vital as the previous Wu transmission. This is the sort of 12” DJs adore, such is the variety of mood and tempo explored across both sides. Up top, the chunky shine of ‘Midtour’ is complemented by the sweeter, deeper bump of ‘Sumner Road’ whilst Wu veers off into house mode on the excellent ‘117 Careplan’. Best of all is the supple broken vibes of ‘Back To Brukka’ which would not look out of place on a 2000 Black record.
Henry’s diversity on record is also apparent in his DJ sets, where he deftly speeds up and down to deliver his sound knowledge of funk and jazz, to more contemporary house stylings.
Henry Wu – Good Morning Pecknaam: https://www.youtube.com/
Henry Wu – Dubplate Special: https://www.youtube.com/
—— ACID ARAB ——
Acid Arab is a duet from Paris whose goal is to mix all kind of Eastern music (North Africa, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey or… Mumbai) with electronic sounds, from pioneering acid house to today’s powerful techno.
Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho (+ Sex Schön in the studio), both djs for many years and residents of infamous Parisian club Chez Moune, have fallen in love with this music after a trip to Tunisia with Dj Gilb’R. They’ve managed to convince a lot of producers to come along with them on this fantastic voyage and create a track for their ‘Acid Arab Collections‘, which are naturally released by Gilb’R’s label, Versatile Records.
Supported by Gilles Peterson himself who commissioned the duo to create a mixtape for his Worldwide mix series, which “joins the dots between Eastern sounds and Electronic music”. This marks their Sheffield debut, and one of only a handful of UK performances!
Acid Arab Mix on Gilles Peterson Worldwide: https://soundcloud.com/
—— ANDY H B2B CHRIS WELCH ——
Joining TTC’s own Andy H tonight is local DJ Chris Welch who’s ‘Sounds Like This’ radio show on Sheffield Live takes on a weekly journey around the world via soul, house, baile funk, afrobeat and more! These are 2 seriously talented DJ’s performing a special back to back set.
—— BANANA HILL ——
Banana Hill was created in 2010 by a bored Mancunian called Jack. After travelling around the world for half a year, the post-backbacker-blues soon manifested themselves into an idea. Named after an actual hill nearby where Jack lives, Banana Hill represents a convergence of global grooves and pulsating rhythms.
After a successful radio show, Banana Hill morphed into a club night, starting in September 2011, which showcased bands from the UK and US, and later, top electronic acts.
As Banana Hill evolved, music from Africa as well as Latin America began to appear more frequently alongside the contemporary UK electronic styles showcased on the site. Life is a constant carnival on Banana Hill. This translated to their events, and they have brought some of the most unique line-ups you’re likely to see in the UK today. Recently expanding to Manchester, with one-offs in Amsterdam & Kampala, Banana Hill continue to push the freshest new music from around the globe.
Here, we aim to create a network of musical styles from around the world. You can find anything from: Afrobeat, Hip-hop, Jazz, Funk-Carioca, Kuduro, Moombah, Soul, Kwaito, House, Global Bass, Techno, Garage, Latin Rare Groove, Soca, Calypso, Highlife, Hiplife – anything that satiates our hungry, hungry ears.
Banana Hill: http://
—— PEDDLER MARKET ——
We’re happy to be teaming up with Peddler market on this event who will be providing the great food and booze before the gig and over the rest of the weekend. More info coming soon!
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—— TICKETS ——
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—— VENUE ——
FOUNDRY, STUDIO & FUSION
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