CBR17 MUSIC LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT

NEWCbr London 2017 Music Poster A1
 
Thursday Evening – 23/02/17
Discofunk & The London Disco Society presents:
James Priestley (Secretsundaze)
The founder of one of London’s most prestigious parties –  Secretsundaze joins for a very special Thursday session @ CBR this year.
James has a distinct djing style, playing broadly what you would describe as deep House & Techno, often borrowing from his freestyle background, preferring to move things around rather than follow one linear groove.  
 
Kay Suzuki
Kay Suzuki grew up in Japan and Singapore, surrounded by his family’s love for music. Since he moved to London in 2004, he has been heavily involved its diverse club scenes and has had a debut release on the BBC’s award winning party/label CO-OP in 2007. 
 
As a DJ, Kay has been invited to numerous cities in Europe and Asia, and has toured extensively in his home country of Japan. His infectious love for diverse music brings any music lovers into joyful dance floor.
 
Dirty Laundry
Nick Gynn and Tim Ross have been performing together as ‘Dirty Laundry’ since 2013. Established and popular DJ’s in their own right, they have over 30 years of experience between them. It’s this knowledge and understanding that clearly translate into the kind of positive dancefloor experiences that have lit up the likes of Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Eastern Electrics and Meadows in the Mountains.
As with all the best DJ duo’s, Tim and Nick bounce off each other to create a playful vibe that encapsulates both their personalities and musical tastes. Whether it’s house, techno, disco or funk; the mood is always relevant to the night. Let these two fun-loving fools fondle your senses in a funk-fuelled frenzy! Dirty Laundry – refreshing a dancefloor near you soon.
 
The London Disco Society
The London Disco Society are a clubnight come DJ outfit known best for churning out Classic Disco, House and re-edits across the spectrum, from cosmic, to boogie to deep disco rhythms infused with solid house grooves to glitter covered festival goers across the UK and internationally. LDS can also be heard on the airwaves fortnightly Thursdays 7-9pm GMT on Music Box Radio.
 
A staple for the music makeup of CBR – they return to CBR in 2017 to once again get kickstart the dance floor.
 
Leopold
Leopold is a DJ and radio host based in North London, with a true passion for music of all shapes and forms. Having been exposed to a lot of soul and jazz at a young age, this influence has been ever- present since he first put a needle to a record in 2012.  Heavily influenced by the Detroit sound and aesthetic, Leopold fused this with his funk sensibilities and began honing a unique style on the decks, full of energy, emotion and groove. Catch him him delving into his record collection of house, disco, funk all inbetween on the Thursday evening session at CBR this year.
 
Friday evening – 24/02/17
The Reflex
Fascinated by the remix from an early age, London-based French native Nicolas Laugier, aka The Reflex, takes his cue from the first wave of disco remixers by using only the original sounds from the master tapes (or stems) to breathe new life into soul, pop and disco classics. Imaginative arrangements, boxfresh sonics and intricate editing make The Reflex Revisions rocket fuel for every DJ set.
 
Kiko Bun
It’s not often that an artist comes along with a truly unique demeanor, one that stands out as incomparable to the rest of the landscape. Yet North-West London’s Kiko Bun is one of these rare artists, offering a contemporary voice for his generation over music that feels timeless. Kiko has crafted a refreshing and contemporary sound based on the re-emergence of Reggae, Soul and golden era Hip Hop that continues to infiltrate mainstream music. He’s long-reveled in the joy of crate-digging, crafting sample-based beats and creating roots-heavy reggae music, but it’s time that the wider world got to share this feeling.
 
DJ Kengo San (4 To The Floor / Cuban Brothers)
Expect a bag full of tunes from party classics to fresh off the press promos, Kengo create’s the soundtrack for the dance floor. Having started his love affair with music as a dancer, he knows what beats will move and shake. Currently producing house music under the alias of BLcKBLT, resident at 4 to the floor and also known to don some tight fitting spandex while performing as part the outrageously comedic foursome The Cuban Brothers.
 
Don Simón
Inspired by performers such as DJ Yoda, Beardyman and the Cuban Brothers, Don Simón’s style is eclectic but familiar, presenting classic grooves in a new light. Expect to hear unknown remixes of funky breaks, hip hop and soul.
 
Omar 
The musical history of British soul pioneer Omar is renowned – the Lyefook family has musical talent embedded deep in their DNA, Omars’ father Byron worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and even The Rolling Stones. Omars’ younger brother, the Grammy winning producer, remixer and DJ professionally known as Scratch Professer has been making jaws drop since the age of 13, stunning the crowd at the 1988 DMC UK Finals with his turntable skills.  Samia Lye-Fook (Omar’s sister) is a renowned vocalist in her own right, and a BRIT School alumna, then there’s their big brother….Omar. 
 
Saturday day – 25/02/17
Bill Brewster
One minute he’s rocking the roof off at Fabric with his tough and funky big-room underground house; the next he’s charming the pants off a more intimate crowd with everything from dubby disco, funk and hip-hop to trip hop and Latin batucadas. Armed with a sensitivity and sense of occasion that few DJs possess Bill Brewster knows how to work a crowd in the best possible sense.
For eclecticism, surprises, amazing unique music and sheer long-haul dedication to the dancefloor, Bill’s your man.
 
Pete Paphides
Pete Paphides bought his first record, aged nine, and hasn’t stopped since. Along the way, he has written about music for several publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Q, Mojo and Time Out. He has also written and presented several documentaries for BBC Radio 4 as well as two series of Vinyl Revival for BBC 6 Music. In 1997, he persuaded the Bee Gees to record a special version of I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You for his answerphone. You can hear it on his website www.hiddentracks.org

He also holds down a weekly radio show on Soho Radio every Tuesday 12-2pm.

http://www.sohoradiolondon.com/member/pete-paphides

 
Showhawk Duo
Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar.
Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. They have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre. 
 
Whether playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed. Mik is a classically trained guitarist having studied at Manchester’s RNCM.
Jake is an electric junkie and grew up playing in rock and metal bands. Mik’s classical foundation shines through in the music with Jake’s raw percussive approach always keeping the crowd moving. Together they create a truly unique and impressive sound, and have turned many “acoustic” nights into a thumping rave
 
Optimus Funk 
A veteran of London’s street dance scene, Optimus Funk is a DJ who embodies dance culture and can rock a party from either side of the decks. He carries an unmistakable groove throughout his repertoire, which includes boogie, disco, funk, hip-hop, house and world music; showcasing a mixture of classic floor-fillers and underground gems that resonate with music lovers from all backgrounds. Originally a regular at Soho’s infamous Madame Jojo’s, he has been steadily working his way around the club and festival scene as both a guest and host; most recently playing sets at LOST, Reading, Bestival and Boardmasters festivals alongside the likes of MNEK, Crazy P, and Raleigh Ritchie.
 
Saturday evening – 26/02/17
DJ Yoda
DJ Yoda is a multi-award-winning hip-hop DJ and producer, headlining festivals and clubs around the world. No typical club DJ, his interests lie in finding fresh and unique ways to bring turntables out of the club and getting involved in bespoke collaborations. 
 
Working with classical composers to neuroscientists; brass bands to film directors; Dr Dre to Dame Evelyn Glennie; Banksy to Mark Ronson; BBC Radio 4 to the BFI, he reinvigorates his craft with wry invention and humorous intent. Internationally respected for his turntablism, the viral success of his Stranger Things Mix racked up more than a quarter million plays on Soundcloud, culminating in his UK Tour of Stranger Things The Mixtape Live. 
 
He was Dr Dre’s first choice to record a guest mix on his inaugural Beats 1 show for Apple Music in 2015, and was one of a select band of artists to perform at Banksy’s pop-up Bemusement Park, Dismaland. His eclectic series of How to Cut & Paste mixtapes offer a uniquely British take on hip-hop music and culture. DJ Yoda pioneered a new form of audio-visual entertainment, unifying hands-in-the-air 
 
Don Letts
Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world, by a substantial body of work, from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honoured at Brooklyn’s BAM festival. In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.
 
He came to notoriety in the late 70’s as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst DJing at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that Don adopted the punk D.I.Y ethic and began to make his first film ‘The Punk Rock Movie’. Shot on Super-8mm, it is the only documentary on the U.K punk scene; featuring The Sex Pistols, The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for a diverse range of artists, including Bob Marley, Elvis Costello and Beenie Man.
 
Boca45
Authenticity is that rarest of components; the most wanted, yet the hardest to come by. The one that can’t be bought. The one that can’t be faked. Bristol’s Scott Hendy has it. Twelve years of hard work, plying his trade, fine-tuning his art have seen to this. A DJ and producer who has remained creative through it all – before Bristol’s musical name meant something, while genres were being created, and after the dust settled – he shows no signs of slowing down. None whatsoever.
Armed with a few crates soul, hip hop, motown and funk 45’s Boca returns to CBR to share his collection across the waves at The Old Truman Brewery.
 
Showhawk Duo
Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar.
Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. They have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre. 
 
Whether playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed. Mik is a classically trained guitarist having studied at Manchester’s RNCM.
Jake is an electric junkie and grew up playing in rock and metal bands. Mik’s classical foundation shines through in the music with Jake’s raw percussive approach always keeping the crowd moving. Together they create a truly unique and impressive sound, and have turned many “acoustic” nights into a thumping rave
 
The London Disco Society
The London Disco Society are a clubnight come DJ outfit known best for churning out Classic Disco, House and re-edits across the spectrum, from cosmic, to boogie to deep disco rhythms infused with solid house grooves to glitter covered festival goers across the UK and internationally. LDS can also be heard on the airwaves fortnightly Thursdays 7-9pm GMT on Music Box Radio.
 
A staple for the music makeup of CBR – they return to CBR in 2017 to once again get kickstart the dance floor.