Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Lots of different hip-hop and soul events happening in Jam at the Pavilion in the next few weeks. Friday sees Jam play host to the legendary US Gospel and soul legend Candi Staton of "Young Hearts Run Free" and "You got the Love" fame. Brian Deady and his band will be in support for this early gig with free entry to Jam after, i'll have more details next week but tickets are out now! On February 20th DJ Flip comes back to Cork for a late night Jam show accompanied by Marc Stretch. DJ Flip caused quite a stir by becoming the World Champion ITF winner in 2003/2004 and he has since further established himself as a highly regarded hip-hop DJ and producer. He has worked extensively with Prozac Turner of Foreign Legion and is now the DJ for the crew that also comprises of Mark Stretch, who will be joining Flip in Cork!
Mark Stretch is a highly respected DJ and rapper who has collaborated with numerous artists around the world including Jake One, Jay Dilla, Supa Dave West, Azeem, DJ Zeph, Jerney, Zion I, The Poets of Rhythm and G Koop. Aside from Foreign Legion he is part of 75 Degrees (Dining Room Records), one third of the Marval Team Up (Gory Island Music) and currently the tour DJ for Azeem (Oaklyn Records/Ohm Records). This is gonna be a big show!
The fun does not end there however and at the end of the month Jam welcomes yet another guest, Brother Culture, a highly regarded reggae artist from the UK.
Brother Culture has been MCing since 1982, originally with the Jah Revelation Muzik sound system. In 1991 started to mc at Londons Dub Club. Over the years has visited over 50 counties on the MC tip, At the moment he is touring with Zion Train, Adrian Sherwood and J*Star. He is also actively involved with the relaunch of "Jah Revelation Muzik" mk2 with Cecil Rueben. Brother Culture was the principal artist on the Trojan sound system album and has three tracks on the new "Aswad" album released in the USA.
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- I'm a DJ from Cork in Ireland. I work with RedFM, presenting Red Drive, The Hitlist and my specialist show, Black on Red. I'm probably best known for being one of the main hip-hop/soul DJ's in Cork and Ireland. I've been DJing in Cork since the early 90's in legendary clubnights such as Sweat in Sir Henrys, Mor Disco, Free La Funk, Yo Latino and also Jam and Jam Junior at the Savoy and the Pavilion. I've also held down long term residencies at clubs around Ireland such as Brown Sugar at the Kitchen in Dublin, U-Turn at Ri Ra in Dublin, Jazz Juice at the GPO in Galway, Thompson Garage in Belfast, the Soul Clinic, Dee-Bop, Meltdown and Mo Bounce in Limerick and i've played abroad in the United States and the U.K. on numerous occasions. I also write a music column for the Evening Echo and i'm a regular contributor to the U.K.'s Blues and Soul, the longest running black music magazine in the world. These days i run the Pavilion, a music venue in Cork, which hosts my Jam night every few Fridays http://www.pavilioncork.com also you can catch me at http://djstevieg.podomatic.com