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Cinematic Soul is an exciting blend of sound and vision – teaming soundtracks, funk, soul and fusion with an epic montage of cult clip favourites on the screen and plenty of room to dance! Wether you want to kick back and watch in the great bar space, or strut your funky stuff on the dance […]

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Upstairs pays tribute to one of music’s greatest innovators, James Brown and the “First Family of Funk”. Brown’s radical redefinition of rhythm led to the creation of funk, laid down the foundations of modern dance music and left a legacy of some of the most sampled music in history. We explore that legacy with a […]

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Cinematic Soul returns to Upstairs at the Ritzy for another explosive dose of kick-ass visuals and sound. The visuals: an epic montage of retro cult cinematic action The sound: soundtracks, funk, soul and fusion from 1965-now with DJ Philster (Funkalicious) Saturday 28th May 8pm – 1am Upstairs At The Ritzy Ritzy Picturehouse Brixton Brixton Oval […]

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DEARLY BELOVED! This month’s Cinematic Soul has been hijacked by the untimely death of one of the music world’s brightest stars, His Royal Badness, Prince. WE NEED A FREE PARTY to celebrate his life, bask in the glory of his music and DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! So join us for a very special purple party with […]

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Cinematic Soul is back for another superbad evening of sound + vision. Teaming a live DJ playing funk soundtracks with an epic montage of clips from cult films, cinematic soul is kick-ass fun, set in the bar above Brixton’s beautiful Ritzy Cinema. Kick back and watch or get up and dance. Saturday 30th April 8pm […]

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The latest issue of Shindig! Magazine features an article I wrote, following an interview with Daptone’s Charles Bradley. This charming man is the living embodiment of the spirit of soul music as his often troubled life provides the inspiration and drive behind his music. Find it at your newsagent, record store, or online at http://www.shindig-magazine.com

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“Out Of The Gates” is the track that launches Deep Street Soul’s latest album and states it’s intention clearly. It’s The Meters at breakneck pace and if you hold on to the end, you’ve made it past the initiation, you’re in. Yes sir, yes ma’am, this album will certainly get you out of bed or […]

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One listen to the striking instrumental “Burial Of A Dead Star” is all the assurance required to qualify The Silverback’s funk proficiency. It’s a kind of ethio-funk-space-soundscape, perfectly punctuated by tightly arranged horns, rich in texture and detail and with some slick gear changes. It’s this quality and blend of interesting styles the Madrid band […]

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Charles Bradley’s third album for Daptone Records is clearly amongst his most personal work, it was during the process of putting this album together that he learned of the death of his mother, whose care had been uppermost in his priorities for the past 12 years. The change for him personally is hugely life affecting, […]

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Don’t be an April Fool! Get up and dance to the funky sounds of Funkalicious instead. Heavy, heavy funk & sweet, sweet soul, plus latin, breakbeat and old-school hip hop vibes for your dance floor delight. Friday 1st April White Horse Brixton 94 Brixton Hill London SW2 1QN 9pm-3am. FREE! http://www.whitehorsebrixton.com

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Giving you more of what you’re funking for, Funkalicious is South London’s favourite funk & soul dance party, with breakbeat, latin, hip hop and groove on the side. Friday 4th March White Horse Brixton 94 Brixton Hill London SW2 1QN 9pm-3am FREE! www.whitehorsebrixton.com

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No newcomer, Oporto singer Marta Ren has been lending her fine vocals to the Portuguese scene since the mid-nineties, notably appearing on a couple of albums for breakbeat outfit The Bombazines. It is really retro soul/funk where her heart truly lies though and having teamed with the Groovelvets (pronounced groo-velvets), they now release their first […]

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Cinematic Soul is back for another superbad evening of sound + vision. Teaming a live DJ playing funk soundtracks with an epic montage of clips from cult films, cinematic soul is kick-ass fun, set in the bar above Brixton’s beautiful Ritzy Cinema. Kick back and watch or get up and dance. Saturday 27th February 8pm […]

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At Funkalicious we play heavy, heavy funk and sweet, sweet soul from the classics of the 60’s and 70’s to the hot new releases of today’s healthy worldwide funk scene, its always a dance party. Expect to hear classic James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding next to the brand new sounds of Sharon Jones […]

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Teaming sound with visuals, Cinematic Soul explores funk soundtracks, high-production soul and fusion from 1965 to now with DJ Philster (Funkalicious). Projected visuals feature an exciting, epic montage of movie clips from cult films. Kick back and watch or get up and dance. Saturday 9th January 8pm – 1am Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Brixton Oval Coldharbour […]

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