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Nik Weston

Nov 18th 2017 @ CLF Art Cafe [Block A, Bussey Building]

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
10:00 PM
CLF Art Cafe [Block A, Bussey Building]
London, United Kingdom
Sat Nov 18 - Get ready to get your soul deep fried and battered as your The South London Soul Train host JAZZHEADCHRONIC welcomes the positively stage destroying good time afro funk latin warriors and Tru Thoughts Records signing LAKUTA to The South London Soul Train LIVE stage! LAKUTA and special guest DJ BOCA 45 here to bring the future joint pain and serious get down action + (and as always) we got so much more on 3 floors and 4 rooms! Part of our on-going mission to move your mind and body + force feed yoh soul with thE absolute best of times at The CLF Art Cafe.


Lakuta are a musical collective founded by Cicely Taylor in Brighton. The British-based band have heritage from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK.

Drawing on their backgrounds in jazz, funk, soul and world music to create a modern sound, the group is fronted by Kenyan-Tanzanian vocalist Siggi Mwasote and percussionist and vocalist Cicely Taylor. The name “Lakuta” is derived from Siggi's mother tongue and translates from Swahili to mean 'to find, meet, share or feel full'.

Before joining Lakuta, Siggi grew up singing in choirs and in a jazz trio. Whilst living in London she also had the opportunity to perform with the revered English National Opera, and make punchy dance music records. Cicely’s training in latin percussion and penchant for vintage funk and rare world music drove her musical passions, and when the two met they formed a choir together and it wasn’t long before Siggi was invited to join Lakuta.

Influenced by their travels in Africa and South America, they have generated their own unique lyrical style with a fresh beats-funk-soul twist which has attracted great support. This fusion of Benga, Soweto and Latin rhythms is driven by powerful female-led vocals which are passionately communicated through the music.

Lakuta’s highly danceable mix of Afrobeat, Funk and Latino grooves has led them to tour extensively, headlining stages at The Southbank Centre, Glastonbury Festival, Latitude Festival and many more.

This year Lakuta release their new album, ‘Brothers & Sisters’, which was made in collaboration with renowned producer Nick Faber, on the Tru Thoughts imprint. “Brothers and Sisters are what we are, musically and spiritually. This is our gift to the brothers and sisters with whom we share this planet” Siggi explains + we truly can't wait to welcome them to the South London Soul Train Live stage.

Then on LEVEL 2 The man with a plan and uninsurable record collection - DJ SNOWBOY & the mighty BEN GIBSON drop more Soul and Funk Beasts on 45 direct to the whole ah you soul. The heaviest vinyl cuts - hittin' like rain for daze - dance like thunder. Soul-Brellas highly recommended.

LEVEL 2/ROOM 2 - S’all about too damn hot SLST residents - Mukatsuku records Founder, the outstanding NIK WESTON and long standing partner, the ridiculously talented DJ HUW 72 take you on another sublime gloablistic Safari across planet groove. Hunting down the tunes that absolutely still matter and setting em on yehs. Beautifully savagely. Owwwww.

The South London Soul Train 3 floor, 4 room Line up completed in the RYE WAX / BASEMENT by DJs from the highly influential FIRST WORD & WAH WAH 45 record labels. Here to deliver a smorgasbord of palatable soul joints from the flip and love side. Funk to Soul, Disco to Boogie, Then to Now. Always on point! Absolutely, Positively, Taste. T.

Release Yourselves!

The South London Soul Train, all floors taking all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.

However - Passengers are requested to check their Souls at the Station as this ones for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.

Event Runs 10pm - 5am. Takes place on The 1st, 2nd + 3rd Sat of each month + on-going specials at The CLF Art Cafe and beyond + the last Sat of each month at OMEARA London.

Time to keep getting it on,

See you on the dancefloors fo sho
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