- £20-25 +bf
Global Beats presents
BANCO DE GAIA
SUNS OF ARQA
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Eat Static was formed in 1989 by Merv Pepler and Joe Hinton as a creative outlet
for the diverse range of electronic music that the pair were writing. Always intended
as a live band, Eat Static can legitimately claim to be one of the UK’s first live techno
Eat Static quickly developed a spectacular live show that included a huge light-show
and a giant illuminated brain.
A loyal following quickly formed, with the crowds realising that dance could be
performed live at a time when ‘live’ performances by other bands were often mimed
PA’s. Since that time Eat Static have played hundreds of gigs headlining festivals
and shows around the world.
Zion Train are Dub/Dance pioneers and have been undisputed leaders in the genre
for more than 25 years. The band have always been involved in alternative and DIY
culture as well as being purveyors of some of the finest and most ground-breaking
Reggae music since their inception. Zion Train are one of the finest live dub acts in
the world and have pioneered the practice of dynamic onstage dub mixing
incorporating live vocalists and instruments.
The music of Banco De Gaia is mostly categorized as ambient dub and downtempo.
Marks works to cross genres, often using Arabic and Middle Eastern samples
against a bass heavy reggae, rock, or trance rhythm to produce deeply textured
tracks that progress layer upon layer. He first delved into electronic music in 1989,
when he bought a digital sampler. The first tune he recorded on it was called
Suns of Arqa are a World Music collective founded in 1979 by Michael Wadada.
Since the group's formation, over 200 people from around the world have played and
recorded with them, and in many cases these were like-minded musicians Wadada
met as he travelled the world.
DJ Tofu. Established in 1995 DJ Chris Tofu has become a pioneer of Vintage Remix
and the UK Festival scene, sharing his obsession with all things remixed and
raucous with jumping crowds across the globe! From Glastonbury to Istanbul
this musical maverick is constantly exploring, discovering and creating new sounds
and new experiences, mixing up the formula for good vibe pie!
Light show by
Colour Sound Experiments