The South London Soul Train

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Sat Aug 17 - The South London Soul Train once again loads up the carriages, turns things up to 11 and welcomes one of the Best Drum n' Brass Bands on the face of the planet - Full stop! Your funk, soul, breaks n beats wielding host with the absolute most Jazzheadchronic inviting you to set your soul to stunned and bare witness to the sound and energy of Dutch stage pulverisers, the Mighty Broken Brass Ensemble (Live) at The CLF Art Cafe, Block A, Bussey Building.

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BBE here to mash up the place with maximum taste - delivering a 90 minute Live set of brass hop righteousness that's guaranteed to blow your mind & body + funk you all over.

Plus (and as always) we got so much more on 3 floors / 4 rooms at The CLF Art Cafe. Part of our ongoing mission to seriously funk you up.

Get down!

Level 1 - The Broken Brass Ensemble (Live) Band on stage around midnight.

Broken Brass injects the brass sound with a fusion of hip hop, funk, soul, dance, jazz (and much more) and turns it into a blazing mixture of energy. They’re taking brass to a new level, creating a 2.0 version of the vibrant brass sound.

With origins based in the Netherlands, Broken Brass have been firing up a storm all over Europe with an energizing and eclectic live sound, pairing punchy basses with hard-hitting brass. Selling out on CDs and vinyl from their previous albums and consistently filling 300+ capacity venues without promotion and on merit alone, shows that underestimating this brass band is out of the question.

‘There was an undeniable feeling of fun, community and coming together when the irresistible rhythms and an abundance of high passion energy got the audience on their feet’ – Time Out

The enigmatic eight-piece have conquered most of Europe with slots on Jazz a Vienne, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Kendall Calling, Green Man, Fusion Festival, North Sea Jazz, Eurosonic and playing shows in India, Russia and Algeria. In addition, the globetrotting act has sold out multiple UK and Dutch venues, gained airtime from all the big Dutch media and in the UK from a.o. Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show and BBC Radio 6. With more than 500 shows under their belt, and no signs of stopping, Broken Brass is a live force to be reckoned with.

Psyched for this!!

Then on Level 2 - Expect, The Funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk on 45, as Legendary DJs Snowboy and Dean Rudland partner in heavyweight vinyl mayhem to drop it like it’s seriously hot, all night long! Dropping the platters that absolutely, positively still matter and wait for the sweat to fall. Soul-brellas highly recommended!

Room 3 (Level 2 / Room 2) S’all about too damn hot SLST residents - Mukatsuku records Founder, the outstanding Nik Weston and long standing partner, the ridiculously talented DJ Huw 72 take you on another sublime globalistic Safari across planet groove. Hunting down the tunes that absolutely still matter and setting em on yehs. Beautifully savagely. Owwwww.

The South London Soul Train 3 Floor / 4 Room Line up completed in the Rye Wax / Basement by Wah Wah 45 DJs, here to deliver a smorgasbord of palatable soul joints from the flip and love side. Funk to Soul, Disco to Boogie, Breaks to Hip Hop + beyond. Then to Now. Always on point! Absolutely, Positively, Taste. T.

Release yourselves!!

The South London Soul Train (as always) All floors, will be taking, all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.

However - Passengers are requested to check their Souls at the Station as this one's for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.

The South London Soul Train Runs 10pm - 5am / £5-13 Adv from RA or £15 OTD / Takes place every Saturday night at The CLF Art Cafe + beyond.

Minimum of 500 tickets always OTD!

NEXT EVENTS: Sat Aug 24 - The South London Soul Train - Bussey Building 12 Year Anniversary Special with Echoes Of (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe

Followed by

Sat Aug 31 - The South London Soul Train with The Soul Brother (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe

Time to keep getting it on,

See you on the dancefloors fo sho!



Jazzheadchronic appearing at this event

Bussey Building / CLF Art Cafe founder, producer and DJ. 'JAZZHEADCHRONIC' DJ MICKEY SMITH has been successfully promoting and DJ hosting his own progressive - eclectic jazz fused globalistic events for over twenty years. From South East Asia [where he is still known as The Godfather of The Hong Kong Underground scene] to London where he founded and runs The Bussey Building / CLF Art Cafe. Catch him at The South London Soul Train Monthly and as support at numerous leading events at the Bussey.

See 4 tour dates featuring Jazzheadchronic

Broken Brass Ensemble

Young eight piece from Holland Broken Brass Ensemble combine traditional New Orleans brass with hiphop, balkan, funk, fanfare in a sharp, swinging, high energy show. Their music is their own though they aren’t afraid to shake up their audiences with a surprising cover now and then.

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Snowboy appearing at this event

Playing a classic range of jazz funk tunes, Snowboy brings his disco-boogie, nu-jazz, old skool rap sound to dancefloors around the world. Latin percussionist, recording artist, former writer for respected hip-hop magazine Big Daddy, he's been DJing since 1978 and his deck skills have been in constant demand.

See 5 tour dates featuring Snowboy

Dean Rudland

A man who knows his soul, funk and jazz, spinning it regularly and writing about it for magazines like Uncut, Mojo and Record Collector, as well as various people's sleeve notes.

See 2 tour dates featuring Dean Rudland

Nik Weston

A truly universal and diverse DJ, bringing sounds from Afro-Latin to Japanese house.

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Also Appearing

Huw 72

CLF Art Cafe (Block A, Bussey Building)

  • 133 Rye Lane
  • Peckham
  • London
  • SE15 4ST
020 7732 5275