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SLST PRINCE (RIP) 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!! Sat Apr 18 - 4 years on from untimely passing of the unequalled genius that is / was Prince (Apr 21 2016 RIP), The South London Soul Train throws its annual celebration of the life and works of the ultimate showman, composer, arranger and performer aka PRINCE ROGERS NELSON. From midnight - Cult of Prince members JAZZHEADCHRONIC and The Mighty MARLON CELESTE once again worshipping at the Cuban heeled feet of the man who should of been called king and at one time had no name. (with Eclectic non Prince opening Set from 10pm-12am by NIK WESTON) at The CLF Art Cafe.
This year we will once again be stepping things up and ask you to dance well harder y'all, as we laser target the breathtaking works of Prince LIVE! A well funked up LIVE celebration of the sounds of Mr Nelson himself - dropped hard and in earnest by Parisien funksters, the truly magnificent ECHOES OF PRINCE (LIVE). ECHOES OF PRINCE exploring the wider + commercial works and magnificent career of the legendary purple championing diminutive one. Controversy to Kiss via Purple Rain and beyond, all dropped LIVE with relish and musically mastered style, by a truly world class band.
Time to celebrate the ultimate Purple reign and party like it’s 1999! Big Time!
Plus (and as always), we got so much more across multiple floors - Part of our ongoing mission to move your mind & body + force feed yoh soul with the absolute best of times at The South London Soul Train.
LEVEL 1 - ECHOES OF PRINCE (LIVE) - Band on stage at midnight!
ECHOES OF … For over 4 years now, the french funk band "ECHOES OF" have been leading a very successful and phenomenal monthly residency called "Funk & The City", in the most famous jazz club in Paris, the NEW MORNING (a place where some of the worlds best international jazz, funk, soul artists have performed).
The young cats of ECHOES OF are paying tribute to the american cities of funk (songs between 1975 and 1985) in a very unique, original and ambitious way, covering and reviving songs not often performed live. So far exist ECHOES OF DETROIT (One Way, Bohannon, Carl Carlton), MINNEAPOLIS (Prince, The Time, André Cymone) DAYTON (Aurra, Sun, Lakeside), WASHINGTON (Trouble Funk, Soul Searchers, Chuck Brown), MIAMI (Uncle Louie, Gwen McCrae, T-Connection), PHILADELPHIA (Instant Funk, Breakwater, Bunny Sigler), SAN FRANCISCO (Con Funk Shun, Maze, Larry Graham), CHICAGO (Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, Omni)
The 6 (extendable to 12) pieces band always keep the same backing nucleus of musicians, inviting several and various singers who become ambassadors of the city they are assigned to. More cities to come such as Memphis, New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles and also non american cities such as London, Tokyo, Rio,... !
This band have gotta be seen to truly be believed folks. So Purple marker pen this date in the diary and get ready to get yoh Princified Soul on. ECHOES OF gonna seriously blow up The SLST Live Stage and bring forth memories of the ultimate Purple Performer.
Then (post band) JAZZHEADCHRONIC drops a quick fire, sure shot heavyweight strictly Prince set. "When Doves Cry" to "I would Die 4 You" via "Sexy MF" dropped hard and fast for the ultimate Purple High! As we like to say "Let’s go crazy!" Then, time for the deeper rinse, as DJ MARLON CELESTINE delivers a purple themed 2hr 30 min set til close. A complete Prince Nut, Marlon owns every record ever released by the Prince, 1977 to date. He also started out over 20 years ago hosting and Djing strictly Prince parties as well as Prince Extended Family & The Minneapolis Sound specialist sets across London town.
One of the co pilots of the original Mukatsuku nights with Nik Weston, Marlon is once again tasked with covering over 40 years of the sounds of one of the worlds greatest ever artists and delivering. This man always stands and truly delivers folks. So (and as we said) come ready to dance harder y'all.
Then on LEVEL 2 - Funks gonna hit the floor as 45 Vinyl heavyweight SNOWBOY, Mutasuku Founder NIK WESTON + the simply sublime HUW 72 drop the source of the future joint pain. Righteous slabs of Funk & Soul drawn from the hand picked crates and dropped, large, loud and well lively on a dynamite rig, for max dancefloor satisfaction. Get down!
The South London Soul Train line up completed in ROOM 3 (Level 2/ Room 2) by SLST French residents, Funk & The CIty (Paris) Hosts MOCHI MEN (YOUNG PULSE + ATN). The duo of most excellent DJs fly in to deliver another epic dancefloor direct session in Disco, House & Soul. Then to now. Classics to Re-Edits. Always on point. Pure 21st century Saturday Night Fever delivered!
FREE ENTRY TO RYE WAX BASEMENT - Pls note all The South London Soul Train guests will have free entry to THE RYE WAX RECORD STORE DAY SESSION in the RYE WAX BASEMENT. As it's Record Store day RYE WAX residents will be cooking up a danceable stew of soul bass and breaks. An eclectic vinyl special to truly dance for, celebrating the 12 inch and 45 format that will never die. LONG LIVE VINYL!!
The South London Soul Train (as always) All floors, will be 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 one's for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.
The South London Soul Train Runs 10pm - 5am / £5-13 Adv from RA or £15 OTD / Takes place every Saturday night at The CLF Art Cafe www.clfartcafe.org + beyond.
MIN OF 500 TIX ALWAYS OTD!
Sat Apr 25 - The South London Soul Train with Dr Meaker (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1391920
Sat May 02 - The South London Soul Train with The Big Smoke Family (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1392070
Time to keep getting it on,
See you on the dancefloors fo sho