Back at the start of June we celebrated the 8th Birthday of dollop Nottingham with a sold out party at Stealth & The Rescue Rooms featuring Julio Bashmore, Jackmaster, Huxley, Oneman, Amirali, Dusky, Charlie Banks, ASBO and lots more.
Here is the video of the night, produced by Michael Holyk and featuring Julio Bashmore’s track ‘Au Seve’ (forthcoming on his new label Broadwalk Records).
dollop Nottingham returns in October, and to be in with a chance of winning tickets to all of our upcoming events check out the post below:
Also those you you in London over the summer months make sure you check out THE DETROIT SERIES.
‘Funk,’ to me, isn’t a genre. Being told a piece of music has a ‘funk’ aspect to it, doesn’t tell you a single thing about the type of music in question or any of its technical attributes, only the style. In DāM-FunK‘s words, ‘funk.. is a way of life.’
To have worked with the likes of Erykah Badu, Etta James, Moodymann, Hudson Mohawke, Snoop Dogg and Flying Lotus, you cannot possibly be tied down by the restraints of genre. ‘Modern funk’ is Damon Riddick’s style, and it’s in this mould of soulful, cultured music that he has, so consistently, produced and performed for over two decades.
With four LPs and slew of singles on the legendary Stones Throw Records, amongst others, DāM-FunK is one of the few active artists with a legitimate claim to have shaped dance music globally. His productions blend characteristics common to hip-hop, soul and jazz with those of house and techno; creating a sound completely detached from any of these individual influences. It is for this reason that his work is labelled ‘funk,’ a tag that refers as much to the feeling created in a listener as it does to the original idea of its producer.
His live show is as impressive as his discography. Combining his own vocals and keyboard skills with tracks selected from a rich background in dance music; he delivers a show unique to ‘funk’ culture. One which has rocked events such as Texas’ SXSW and Benji B’s Deviation alike.
As well as the headliner, is Kwes. A London-based artist quickly picking up recognition in a range of circles. Already signed to Warp, associated with XL and Young Turks, and artists like Ghostpoet and The XX, Kwes has as much in promise as DāM-FunK has in experience.
His’ recent ‘Bashful’ EP, as well as previous mixtapes and solo work, have placed him among an exciting wave of young vocalists and songwriters. A tone somewhere in between rap and spoken-word lends an undeniable elegance to Kwes’ lyrics and performance. This night will balance two very different artists, but two with perfectly compatible styles.
On June 13, at East London club Xoyo, Dollop will proudly present the master of boogie, DāM-FunK, alongside Kwes, and the Dollop DJs. This is definitely not one to miss out on. Tickets from Resident Advisor.
Tonight in Nottingham we celebrate our 8th Birthday at Stealth.
We are operating a wristband-exchange at The Rescue Rooms Bar from 5pm-8.30pm, and we recommend all ticket holders/e-ticket holders come and exchange their tickets for wristbands. This will cut down the queue-times later on.
Doors open at 9pm and we are open until 6am. Please check your tickets to see what time you need to arrive at the venue. If you do not have a time restriction printed on your ticket then last entry is 2am (but obviously we would recommend you arrive as early as possible).
For those looking for tickets there is a competition on our facebook page to win the last pair.
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Here are the set times:
Stealth Room 1:
Stefan Molinaro 2215-2330
CHARLIE BANKS 2330-0100 HUXLEY 0100-0230 JULIO BASHMORE 0230-0400
Juan Atkins ‘The Originator’, Kevin Saunderson ‘The Elivator’ & Derrick May ‘The Innovator’ are the men most associated with the birth of Detroit techno. We’ve booked all three to play across 3 dates, with support coming from some of UK’s best new talent. We will be announcing the supporting line-ups over the coming weeks.
Super early tickets are £10. We also have a very limited amount of ‘bundle’ tickets which cover all 3 events at £25 and can be found across all ticket links below.