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Thursday, April 5th, 2018
7:00 PM
CLF Art Cafe
London, England
Big Thursday Night Live Special Incoming! Thu Apr 05 - The CLF Art Cafe, Block A, Bussey Building and Jazz re:freshed welcome UK & US Alternative Hip Hop n' Breaks Royalty in the shape of Legendary Vocalist/Wordsmith TY (who’ll be launching his new album “A work of heart” - Live!!!) alongside US event hosts The highly influential, dancefloor nuking Cypress Junkies who’ll be equally Live and very direct!

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Cypress Junkies the explosive collaboration between Cypress Hill’s percussionist and drummer Eric Bobo and Beat Junkies, J Dilla tour DJ and Stones Throw recording artist DJ Rhettmatic!

Expect that absolute finest in hip hop to funk, soul to disco, salsa to house and relative grooves all dropped in a blender, blitzed and served up on a dynamite rig for max dancefloor satisfaction.

Prepare yourselves!

Cypress Hill + Beat Junkies = Cypress Junkies!

They promise a performance never seen before and showcase their striking musical live act with limitless energy and good vibes. Their technical ability and electrifying skills leave other artists humble with respect. Cypress Junkies run through a wide variety of genres of current dance music featuring old and new Hip Hop, Trap, Bass music, Cypress Hill hits, Disco, House, Breaks, Funk, Soul, Salsa, etc past and present, guaranteed to get every dancefloor fully fired up!

As a member of the multi-platinum recording group Cypress Hill, percussionist Eric Bobo has made his impact on the culture, producing and performing some of hip-hop’s biggest hits. Having shifted more than 20 million during the course of their career, Cypress Hill is America’s bestselling Latin Hip Hop band ever. Similarly DJ Rhettmatic has made an indelible mark on the game as well. As an integral cog to the World’s Famous Beat Junkie DJ crew, Visionaries and J Dilla’s Dj, Rhettmatic has worked with the likes of Peanut Butter Wolf, Talib Kweli, Madlib, DJ Premier, and Dr. Dre’s newest protégé Bishop Lamont.

Eric Bob

Son of Latin Jazz legend Willie Bobo, made his first public appearance at the age of five, performing on stage with his father. When Eric was 15, his father passed away and he took over his Latin jazz band for a full year while still in high school. From there Bobo joined the Beastie Boys on their national “Check Your Head” tour and recorded with them for their Ill Communication and Hello Nasty albums. A case in point is the Beastie Boys hit Sabotage which he co-produced. He toured the world with the Beastie Boys from 1992 till 1998.

Then he joined Cypress Hill as their percussionist for their world tours, splitting time between both groups. As the Beastie Boys began taking major touring breaks, Bobo became an official full time member of Cypress Hill at the historic festival Woodstock in 1994 and the rest is history..

DJ Rhettmatic

As one core member Dj Rhettmatic played a major role in introducing one of the world’s most famous Dj groups to a global audience: the world famous Beat Junkies (with Dj Babu from Dilated Peoples, J Rocc etc.). Furthermore he reps Los Angeles premier group the Visionaries, Stones Throw, Frank Nitt and Crown Royale. His friendship and work with the late great Jay Dee (J Dilla) is well known, he toured the globe as J Dilla's last tour DJ.

Rhettmatic’s unique style encompasses the many elements of a multifaceted Hip Hop DJ. As an accomplished scratch musician, as well as an explosive party/club DJ, Rhettmatic demonstrates his versatility by using the turntable as his musical instrument. His talent and musical expertise also extends into the realm of producing beats that helped him earn recognition and rewards well deserved. Rhettmatic seized numerous triumphs both as a musical performer and as a creative genius. He claimed the titles of Disco Mixing Club (DMC) West Coast Champion (1996), International Turntablist Federation (ITF) Team USA Champion (1997); Rhettmatic’s innovations produce a boundless list of prized accomplishments. In addition he is teaching at LA’s leading Dj School “Beat Junkie Institute of Sound”.

Cypress Junkies aim to take their solo success to form an unprecedented union on the road and in the studio. Never before has such an accomplished percussionist and well-respected hip-hop DJ embarked on such a musical journey. And with a number of multi-faceted projects on the horizon for the duo, Eric Bobo and DJ Rhettmatic are out to prove that they are a movement by themselves but a definite force when together.

This is most definitely one show that you do not want to miss!

TY - Previews the fresh release *New album: “a work of heart” (Jazz Refreshed) - LIVE!

“Something about Ty's voice and flow is so deep and hopeful. One of the UK's greats” Zane Lowe Beats 1, Apple Music

Alongside Roots Manuva, TY is globally recognized as one of the most respected and celebrated rappers from the UK. The rapper, producer and all-round preternatural musical talent is known for his impeccable live performances and counts Lily Allen and the late and great Amy Winehouse among his fans. After several highly acclaimed albums on Big Dada

(Ninja Tune) and BBE he begins the next stage in a remarkable career with his new album “A work of heart”.

With a reputation built on his original style and refusal to hop on any industry bandwagon, Ty is best known for his lyrical frankness and honest portrayals of everyday life, setting him aside from many mainstream hip hop acts and allowing him complete artistic independence.

Over the past decade this Mercury Prize nominee has released four critically acclaimed albums, toured the world and put in countless guest appearances alongside the likes of Damon Albarn, De La Soul, Tony Allen (Fela Kuti) and Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown). He has also recorded with Estelle, Scratch Perverts, Talib Kweli, Arrested Development and many more + we are truly psyched to check out the fruits of his new Album. Live!!

Time to get your soal toasted!

See you deep inside.