Red Bull Music Academy has built a worldwide reputation as one of the most inspiring processes an artist can experience. For 10 years it has brought together a fusion of artists and built a fan base of musical icons across the globe. The next 12-months will see Red Bull Music Academy make its mark on the capital city with plans now confirmed to host the main event here in 2010.
Unbelievably this will mark Joe Bataan’s first EVER UK performance and he was James Pants’ No.1 choice when asked of his perfect collaboration.
"Joe Bataan has got to be one the most on-point artists in the game, and someone I have a tremendous amount of respect for. Latin soul, salsa, disco, rap-o-clap-o, lowrider ballads, and funk with a career spanning forty years... How many people can pull that off!? I look forward to busting down some deadly cowbell for this show." - James Pants, April 2009
Both men have been guest lecturers at Red Bull Music Academy before - Joe Bataan in Melbourne and James Pants in Barcelona 2008. As artists from different generations, genres and parts of the world, coming together to create unique music, their collaboration is what both Broad Casting and the Red Bull Music Academy are all about and is set to be an historic and memorable evening at London’s Cargo.
A collaborative project across two generations of Hip-Hop, Willie Isz will also fit perfectly into the Broad Casting ethos. Jneiro Jarel, is a Red Bull Music Academy past-participant (also known as Shape of Broad Minds and Dr Who Dat), and has been cited as an influence by Mos Def and Flying Lotus. He’s currently working with TV On The Radio who also appear on the new Willie Isz album. Khujo Goodie is one quarter of the legendary Goodie Mob, which also includes Cee-Lo Green (Gnarls Barkly) and form part of The Dungeon Family along with the now stratospheric Outkast. That spaced out, soulful Atlanta inspired sound runs through the heart of what Willie Isz are all about, and a great addition that Lex have chosen Broad Casting as their UK launch party.
In true Broad Casting style, there are - of course - bound to be a few additional surprises in store by the time the night comes around so watch this space for more news…
The Other Players:
James Pants and Joe Bataan will perform tracks from both of their repertoires and will be joined on stage by musicians from the UK’s foremost Latin Jazz and Salsa outfit; Grupo X. Formed by trombonist / composer Jonny Enright, Grupo X combine the raw-edged sounds of ‘60s and ‘70s Latin New York with more contemporary dance-floor influences. Tracks from their two studio albums have been spun by world renowned DJs including Louie Vega, Gilles Peterson, Osunlade, Bobbito Garcia, Rainer Truby, Nicola Conte, Jazzanova and Snowboy. They have also had the privilege of backing Latin music legends including Jimmy Sabater (Fania Records), Frankie Morales (Tito Puente Orchestra), "El trombón criollo," Jimmy Bosch, and “Mr Bongo,” Jack Costanzo. Nevertheless they are chomping at the bit to get behind one of their all time heroes, and mix things up a little with Mr Pants.
Red Bull Music Academy and Karen P Present: Broad Casting
Thursday 11th June
Joe Bataan (Salsoul / NYC, USA) (First ever UK performance)
James Pants (Stones Throw / Spokane, USA)
Willie Isz (Jneiro Jarel + Khujo Goodie) (Lex Records Album Launch)
DJs: Karen P + James Pants
Cargo, 83 Rivington St., Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AY
07800 600 100