[London] The Ruby Kid & Dan Angell present: Maps EP – London launch event – Sat 11th December @ Ryan’s Bar
181 Stoke Newington,
Following his 2009 EP ‘Winter In The City’, The Ruby Kid returns with ‘Maps’, a new EP inspired by the experience of moving to London and engineered by local beatmaker and all-round whiz Dan Angell (who also composed the beats for four of the EP’s tracks). Featuring production from a wide range of sources including Manchester’s Keybored and Bradford’s Hashfinger plus guest appearances from folk-punk rabble rouser Al Baker and The Ruby Kid’s regular musical co-conspirators Black Jacobins, The Ruby Kid says that ‘Maps’ will “combine the lyrical sensibilities of Sean Daley with the wit of Woody Allen and the politics of Hal Draper.” We say he’s out of his over-ambitious, self-indulgent fucking mind – again – but we’re gonna let you judge for yourself.
‘Maps’ will be launched at an exclusive London event where The Ruby Kid will perform tracks from the EP as well as a few older numbers, accompanied by some fast-handed turntablism from Mr. Angell.
Probably-better-than-the-headline-act support comes from:
* H.L.I. (Sensei C & Elai Immortal)
HLI formed in Birmingham and have been rocking shows regularly around the country since 2004. Fused by a tenacious enthusiasm for knowledge seeking, music & hip-hop, Elai Immortal & Sensei C’s live set is a flashbang of cosmic soup goodness and a love of language. The Omniglyph EP is expected soon.
* Queens English
South-East London’s seminal hip-hop munch bunch. They sound like De La Soul trapped in a lift with the Beastie Boys and Jurassic 5, waiting for a Die Hard-style rescue mission headed by Nina Simone. QE fuse samples with raps, claps and funky hand slaps, raising the nation’s roofs one venue at a time.
Some other guest performers are also expected, including:
* Performance poetry from Walt Whitman
* Live graffiti art from André Breton and Frida Khalo
* An acoustic set from promising Minnesota songwriter Robert Zimmerman
There’ll be a small tax on the door and, best of all, copies of the EP will be for sale at the event for all your listening/coffee-table-coaster needs.
More info soon come, but for now… confirm your attendance and keep the date free.