After last month's sell out with Lefto we return to the glorious Hive Project at The Yard, Hackney Wick, for another top quality club session with our good friends the Unwanted Family and special guests Andrew Ashong, Josey Rebelle (Rinse FM) and a live PA from Lea Lea!
Wah Wah 45s & The Hive Project
WAH WAH EAST
AT THE YARD
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST
(SOUND SIGNATURE / WHICH WAY RECORDS)
PLUS, FROM RINSE FM
AND A LIVE PA FROM WAH WAH 45S ARTIST
WITH WAH WAH 45S DJS
DOM SERVINI, SCRIMSHIRE & BOPPERSON
AND SUPPORT FROM
FRIDAY JUNE 20TH 2014
£5 EARLY BIRDS / £7 ADVANCE / £10 DOOR
Tickets available from Resident Advisor
Wah Wah 45s proudly present their second eastside excursion at The Yard, following on from their roadblock night with Lefto and Gene Dudley back in April. This time, as a special treat, they’re not only bringing you a pair of top notch special guest DJs in the shape of erstwhile vocalist Andrew Ashong and Rinse FM’s Josey Rebelle, but a live Pa from Wah Wah 45s very own Queen of dark, electronic soul, Lea Lea.
Add to that label head honchos Dom Servini and Scrimshire, as well as rising star Bopperson and bright young things of soulful London club culture, the Unwanted Family, and you’ve got a another very exciting package about to go off in Hackney Wick!
Multi-talented producer, vocalist and musician Andrew Ashong hails from Forest Hill by way of Ghana. His first solo release on Theo Parish’s Sound Signature label, Flowers, was something of an underground hit last year and went on to win Gilles Peterson’s Track Of The Year 2013, sweeping the nation and the world over that summer.
Andrew is more than an award winning musician and vocalist though, his vinyl record collection runs deep and his silky smooth skills on the decks are rapidly earning plaudits from all over and are making him a festival favourite. Do not miss!
Rolling through to every club and radio show with a heavyweight selection that unearths gems both old and new, Rinse FM’s Josey Rebelle never fails to keep the party grooving with her deep and soulful arsenal of house, soul and disco. Her selection, skills on the decks and heartfelt passion for playing music have gained her a solid reputation both in her native London and across the world.
Fans in the UK and around the world are able to hear Josey’s selections and humorous chat for three hours every Sunday from 10:00 – 13:00 on Rinse FM, one of the UK’s leading and most-respected underground radio stations. The fact that she is one of a handful of specialist DJs on the station to host an extended three-hour weekly show is testament to both her never-ending love and passion for playing the music she loves as well as her popularity with listeners around the globe.
Her uncompromising sassy style has drawn comparisons to Missy Elliot, MIA, Kelis and Grace Jones, but Lea Lea’s style is really all her own. She’s a one-off – at once alluring, charming and commanding. Writing songs that encourage dialogue and challenge female stereotypes, whilst being thoroughly entertaining, Lea Lea thrives on the darker side of music yet delivers her songs with an infectious warmth.
Her eponymous debut album is the result of collaboration with producer/drummer Jack Baker (Bonobo/Alice Russell/TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio). After starting off making classic U.S.-inspired soul, they progressively warped into a darker, cinematic sound, besieged with powerful vocals and complex yet sparse production.
Modern in style, dramatic in production – Lea Lea is the new queen of dark electronic soul.
DOM SERVINI, SCRIMSHIRE & BOPPERSON
Servini and Scrimshire are the men behind Wah Wah 45s, a label with a soulful yet eclectic outlook, currently celebrating 15 years of diverse musical output. Dom is also a respected music journalist, radio host and DJ in his own right, and Scrimshire is simply one of the most talented DJ/ producers around right now. Backed up by new boy to the fold, Bopperson, this trio will be flying the Wah Wah flag with a back-to-back set of dance floor delights and Wah Wah family favourites.
This crew of twenty-somethings have been causing somewhat of a splash in London of late with their epic underground parties and seamless, open-minded DJ sets across the capitol. Wah Wah and Unwanted started working together late last year, and it’s a combination that seems to bring out the best in both, and in the crowd, who can’t seem to get enough of these boys right now!
About The Yard
“Hackney Wick’s The Yard is a real diamond in the rough” Time Out
The Yard is about new ideas, new writing and the live event.
The Yard is a multi-award winning theatre venue, located in a once-dormant converted warehouse, minutes from the Olympic Stadium in London’s Hackney Wick. Built in 2011 and made with recycled and reclaimed materials, the theatre seats 110 in a fully raked amphitheatre.
The Yard programmes work through a process of open submissions at particular points in the year.
The Yard is supported by The Legacy List, London Legacy Development and Wendy Fisher. And Live-in Guardians.