Leeds: Soul Rebels x First Word 10th Birthday Party with Riot Jazz, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra

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The world famous Soul Rebels night, run by DJ Lubi, has a big one coming up as part of First Word Records’ tenth anniversary. With label head honchos Andy H and DJ Gilla on DJ duty, headline slots go to Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra and Manchester’s favourite sons, Riot Jazz.

Here’s the blurb…

SOUL REBELS DJ LUBI & CHRIS WELCH

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FIRST WORD DJ GILLA & ANDY H

Live: 

RIOT JAZZ

ARIYA ASTROBEAT ARKESTRA

 

FINAL SOUL REBELS SESSION OF THE SUMMER…..

in the past 18 months, we’ve hosted gigs from Jose James (Blue Note Records USA), Nubiyan Twist, The Mouse Outfit, TY (Tru Thoughts), Ikestra, JD73, Homecut, London Afrobeat Collective, Bugalu Foundation, Omar, Noya Rao Project, Thabo & The Real Deal, Fayth Hope (Atlanta Georgia), Stop Motion Trio,¬†The Abstract Hiphop Orchestra, Extra Curricular, WARA, Gotts Street Park and Brasilian samba soul-jazz legend Ed Motta…..

this is the final party of summer 2014…..we’re not back¬†until October with our second birthday so we’ll see you all hopefully 30th May…¬†

Leeds’ monthly live soul/jazz/funk/hiphop/global beats session Soul Rebels is back¬†at The Wardrobe for the final event of summer 2014 and it’s another big one. A¬†special 10th Birthday Party for First Word Records, the UK¬†independent soul/jazz/hiphop/electronica label which was¬†born in Leeds in 2004 before moving to London a few years ago. A night of live music from two of the label’s biggest artists plus the two owners/founders are guest DJs and¬†a First Word Records stall will be selling music¬†from the whole back catalogue.¬†
Soul Rebels Sessions present First Word Records 10th Birthday Party
Friday 30th May 2014
Venue : The Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH
Venue contact : www.thewardrobe.co.uk Р0113 383 8800
Doors : 9pm – bands 10pm to 12.30am – DJs to 3am
Live bands : Riot Jazz Brass Band + Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra
DJs : First Word Records DJs Gilla & Andy H + Soul Rebels DJs Lubi & Chris Welch    
Music policy : jazz, funk, soul, reggae, soulful hiphop, Latin, afrobeat, Brazilian beats, electronic soul, boogie
Tickets : £8 adv from seetickets.com + crashrecords.co.uk + lunatickets.co.uk + jumborecords.co.uk (0113 245 5570) Р100 x limited student tickets available at just £7 from The Wardrobe Bar
Riot Jazz Brass Band¬†: one of the UK’s top contemporary brass bands fusing Balkan beats, hiphop, drum & bass, dubstep, aggro jazz and copfunk soundtracks.¬†With MC Chunky on the mxc, they rock spots from Glastonbury Festival to Soundwave, Park Life to The Big Chill….welcome to the brass jazz moshpit!¬†¬†
Ariya Astrobat Arkestra¬†: top UK afrobeat band who take Fela’s original soundtrack and add some unique Yorkshire flavour like covering Jimi Hendrix afrobeat style and adding 70s free jazz¬†improvisation to the mix….
First Word Records DJs¬†: Gilla (Aly Gillani) and Andy H (Tuesday Club Sheffield) are founder members and owners of the label and also great DJs in their own right throwing down block party sets of freestyle funk, hiphop, soul, reggae and electronica….
Soul Rebels DJs¬†: resident DJ Lubi and Chris Welch rock the funk, jazz, hiphop, reggae and soul but also add the world beats….Latin, electro-samba, afrobeat, Cuban funk….

 

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