YOUNG FATHERS (UK) // afterparty CAIRO LIBERATION FRONT (NLD)
entrance: 15 zł/20 zł
The winners of this year’s Mercury Prize and one of the most original representatives of contemporary hip-hop music, whose gigs are compared to… the Beastie Boys! The band composed of Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and ‘G’ Hastings was founded in 2008 and made their debut with an album “Inconceivable Child… Conceived”. British music critics quickly included them in a narrow circle of 10 must-see-live bands!
Released in 2014 album “Dead” is the first full-length studio album from the Edinburgh trio. We mainly hear hip-hop, but Young Fathers, do not avoid “romancing” with pop, because – as they say – their music is just really slow. Perhaps this is a “psychedelic hip-hop boy band”, who knows? “Young Dads” avoid being typecast; they mix acoustic African sounds with heavy electronics, serve their listeners some minimalism in order to soon draw them into musical trance. All of the band members sing, doing with their voices absolutely everything – from melodic recitation, through rapping to classic songs! The fact that the album “Dead” impressed not only the audience but also critics was confirmed by a highly prestigious Mercury Music Prize (the best album in the UK and Ireland), which is the equivalent of the Booker Prize in literature and the Turner Prize in art. Awarded in October Young Fathers declared they would spend the prize money (20,000 pounds) on recording a new album.
Cairo Liberation Front
Originating from the backyards of Cairo, Cairo Liberation Front are the voice of Egyptian revolution and promoters of the sonic Arab Spring! They are electro cha3bi pioneers, widely portrayed in “The New York Times”, “The Guardian”, “Afropop Worldwide” and “Okay Africa”. CLF use cracked software; combine American hip-hop, eurohouse and Arabic rhythms. This is truly unbridled power of punk rock and early house parties. It’s like Omar Souleyman and Apex Twin met at a wedding …
The Collective is known for their highly energetic live performances. In their first year they played in Europe more than 40 times, from underground clubs to big festivals. Join the revolution and say “Yalla!”.