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Roundhouse Takeover: Mr Scruff + Portico Quartet + Matthew Halsall Trio + Denis Jones + Fatima and The Eglo Live Band + Werkha + Alexander Nut + MC Kwasi + Trevor Jackson + Jazzman Gerald + Cherrystones + Charlie Bones
Mr.Scruff and friends take control of the Roundhouse for an all day, and late night, party to celebrate the launch of Scruff's new album, Friendly Bacteria. Featuring a very special selection of bands and DJs with a headline set from Mr Scruff himself.
This event takes place at The Roundhouse, which has achieved Gold Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Initially inspired by the 2 Tone sound, the now legendary Ninja Tune DJ, Mr Scruff is famed for his awesome hip-hop sound, his epic six-hour sets and his sense of the comic. His sets are a mixture of deck-related wizardry and animated tom-foolery and will leave even the most hardened of anti-dance music critics grinning and boogieing the night away.
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Now rebooted as a foursome after a brief spell as a three-piece, Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet have always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of five albums, from 2007 debut Knee-Deep in the North Sea to the recent, brilliant Living Fields.
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Denis Jones is a self-taught guitarist and songwriter from Lancashire, UK. Having begun his musical life as a singer songwriter in the classic UK mould of the likes of John Martyn, he has over the last three years developed a show-stopping live performance based around the core of his exceptional and unique guitar-playing style and rich, soulful voice. Utilising a loop station and all manner of samplers and effects, Denis creates vast, complex orchestrations of beat-box rhythms, multi-layered vocals and other-wordly sounds which veer from subtle heart-wrenching folk and blues to heavy bass-driven electronica.
Denis's debut album, Humdrum Virtue, was released in 2007 in a unique limited edition industrial packaging, designed by Denis himself, selling out rapidly and leading to the re-issue of the album in a slightly more conventional, but still striking packaging. Tracks from the album have been included on compilations in Europe and Canada. "Scuzzy Mancunian blues at it's richest and, most intriguing." -The Guardian.
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Alexander Nut is one of the most forward thinking DJ's in the U.K, pioneering the newest music via his incredible 'Mixed Nuts' Rinse FM. radio show. He literally emits the best new underground music worldwide.
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AKA The Underdog. One of the best producers around, with a punk rock attitude to match.
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The legendary collector and funk 45 curator playing new and old funk, boogaloo, soul and jazz.
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