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At The Cutting Edge
The second concert in our At the Cutting Edge series will see the UK debut of Islandman, hailing from Istanbul. Launching their new album, the band's record is full of ethno-cultural material from Japan to Bulgaria, including field recordings of throat singers from Tuva, Central Asia. Islandman will bring their unique mix of mellow electronic structures and dance beats with spacey live guitars, with a backing of shamanic rhythms to Café OTO. After seeing their incredible performance at Cappadox Festival in 2018, we expect to be in for a fantastic live performance which brings Turkish Psychedelia to the dance floor.
A true collaborator, Nabihah Iqbal will be performing an experimental, live set which brings together her vast range of influences including Turkish, Indian and Thai music. This year, she will not be performing many live sets as she records her new album, so this is a rare chance to see her in her element and hear some new material.
We will be graced by the sounds of DJ Kobayashi to kick off the evening as he mixes from his vast record collection spanning Middle Eastern grooves and Global Funk inspired music from archives around the world.
Islandman was born from the musical dreams of Istanbul based musician/producer Tolga Boyuk, Islandman represents a fiction character, a music persona, a dreamer composing the stories of a non-existing place
Throwing Shade (aka. Nabihah Iqbal) has been hailed by Dazed and Confused magazine as ‘London’s new alt-pop hope’. Drawing on iridescent strains of popular music, from African and Asian modes, to the grime-y axis of London’s contemporary sound narrative – Throwing Shade creates a diverse and abstract contemporary sound.
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DJ Kobayashi, musical styles varies from chill-out/future dub/dub-step and broken beats, to Gypsy/Balkan/Swing/Rock & Roll music. His influences as a DJ started from a very young age following his dad (Reuven Erez). He then knew what he was meant to do and started forming his collection and style. Today he regularly plays all over London and is a resident DJ at Cafe 1001 playing broken beats and electronica music.
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- 18-22 Ashwin Street
- E8 3DL