Flying Lotus in London

Found these two videos courtesy of Inspired Flight. They sat together with Flying Lotus for an interview, talking about the stories behind his music, playing by the rules, his cousin Ravi and the connection to his listeners.

Here’s another one, recorded at the Flying Lotus live show at London’s Cargo last year, with support from Gaslamp Killer.

Let me also mention the Black Fist Mixtape from Flying Lotus, which was posted on RBMA Radio today.

Build an Ark & IG Culture

As mentioned before, the Broad Casting event featuring Build an Ark and IG Culture’s Zen Badizm Workshop was recorded by RBMA Radio. There is also a video from the night, which was handed over to the Beyondjazz crew.

You can also listen to the concerts from Build an Ark and IG Culture online. For more detailed report, please check out this nice post on the Beyondjazz blog!

Likwid Biskit at Co-Op 5ive

For those of us who aren’t so fortunate to attend IG Culture’s Zen Badizm Workshop tomorrow night in London, I got this video to share with you.

This was recorded back in 2005 at Co-Op‘s fifth anniversary. Support comes from nearly the same setup as for the upcoming show, IG on keys and drums, Kaidi Tatham on keys and percussion and Heidi Vogel on the vocals.

Build an Ark & IG Culture



Karen P’s Broadcasting and the Red Bull Music Academy are hosting a night at London’s Cargo, that could easily turn out to be the event of the year.

On November 19, the legendary IG Culture will bring his highly acclaimed (and possibly much overlooked) Zen Badizm album to the stage. He will be joined by another West London legend, the keyboard genius Kaidi Tatham of 2000black, Neon Phusion and Bugz in the Attic fame. Also on stage will be long-time companion Akwasi Mensah and Eglo affiliated singer and past RBMA participant Fatima.

If you haven’t pissed your pants yet, let me tell you that Carlos Niño will fly in from Los Angeles to take over the stage with Build an Ark just after that. They will be presenting their new album Love Part 1 and of course songs from the previous ones.

Tickets are now available, for further infos please visit Cargo’s website. For those that can’t make it, RBMA is supposed to record the evening or parts from it – fingers crossed.

Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards 2009



Once again, London’s Cargo will be hosting the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards. On top of the announcement for the best tracks and albums, there will be a lot of live music and some DJs aswell. On the stage, you will be witnessing Jazzanova, Robert Mitchell Trio, Dorian Concept, Quiet Village, Mama Milk, Stacy Epps and Jonathan Jeremiah.

Wait a minute, Jazzanova? That’s right, it is going to be the first Jazzanova live-show in the UK.. ever!

The whole thing takes place on January 24, tickets for the night are now available.

More Freesoul Session Photography

Mark de Clive-Lowe has posted a blog entry linking to various photographers, who have been present at the Freesoul Session London Finale taking place earlier this month at the Cargo.

Mark de Clive-Lowe, photo by Jan T. Sott

Also, Mark has announced the concert has been filmed and recorded on multitrack, which raises speculation over a live CD or even a DVD release (maybe both).

Freesoul Sessions 4th Birthday London Finale



As Mark de Clive-Lowe will be moving to LA, the 4th anniversary of Freesoul Sessions will be a big finale at London’s Cargo.

We’re celebrating the clubnite’s 4th Birthday at Cargo with a heavyweight line-up, and the added twist that it’s the London Finale of the clubnite. MdCL is leaving the UK to setup his beatmaking shop in Los Angeles. One of the finest live artists you’re going to see performing his last show on UK shores for some time.

The guests for the 4th Birthday special include MdCL’s favourite UK artists and collaborators: Bémbé Ségué (The Politik, 4Hero, Jazzanova), Vanessa Freeman, Tawiah (Mark Ronson), Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx), Mystro, Richard Spaven (Ty, Jazzmatazz, Jose James) along with DJs Phil Asher (restless soul, Phlash + Friends), Domu and MC Motet (Bugz in the Attic). It’s the best of UK underground soul, breaks, house, jazz and hip hop brought together for one night only. Live VJ by cutting edge visual artist Soopanatural.

Also, Mark is currently selling his record-collection on eBay, over 200 fine jazz and West London records.

2000Black Live

Following the review of the new 2000Black album, I remembered these two videos of their live shows.

Got Me Puzzled (Live in Tokyo):

Got Me Puzzled (Live in London):