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!Kaboogie & All City: PAUL WHITE & MO KOLOURS (live set) - Fri 29 June - King 7, Dublin.

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!Kaboogie & All City: PAUL WHITE & MO KOLOURS (live set) - Fri 29 June - King 7, Dublin.
June 22, 2012 04:49AM

All City & !Kaboogie present the debut Irish appearance of:
*PAUL WHITE & MO KOLOURS (uk - One Handed Music - Live set)

Fri 29 June / 10pm til late / 10 euros
King 7, Capel St., Dublin 1.

Support: !Kaboogie/Jnr Spesh/All City DJs


UK producer leads transatlantic talent on a freewheeling hip-hop adventure.

“We don’t know where we’re going but we sure make a lot of noise getting there!” – so goes the tongue-in-cheek opening to Rapping With Paul White, the gifted South Londoner’s first full-length vocal project. It’s another left turn after last year’s intriguing Paul White & The Purple Brain excursion into prog and psych-rock and deserves to establish its mastermind as one of the most versatile and individual producers working today.

Paul White first made his name with 2009’s instrumental opus The Strange Dreams of Paul White which led Diplo to declare “I’m his biggest fan” and The Independent to label him “a 21st century DJ Shadow”. While included in the ‘beats scene’ alongside Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus and others, Paul White’s hip-hop sensibility has always been at the forefront, which partly explains why his 2010 podcast for LA’s Stones Throw Records racked up 300,000 downloads in just a few weeks and alerted a new audience to the young Brit.

All this meant that assembling some of his favourite MCs was the easy part. Stones Throw artist Guilty Simpson appears twice, his grim warnings perfectly matching the sparse, brooding production on lead single Trust. Gap-toothed, mohawked Danny Brown is one of rap’s rising stars – a recent signing to A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label, his lewd punchlines top White’s exuberant production on the not-safe-for-work One Of Life’s Pleasures. There’s humour in New Yorker Homeboy Sandman’s turn too, as one of hip-hop’s most likeable lyricists recounts his cultural missteps during a trip to London over a quintessential Paul White track.

It’s not all Americans on the mic: Jehst shows why he’s one of the UK’s most respected MCs on Indigo Glow, and One-Handed Music label mate Tranqill lays waste to Rotten Apples in the album’s grittiest moment. And how may hip-hop records feature a folk singer from Wigan, Nancy Elizabeth, laughing her way through a bizarre Edward Lear poem? There’s plenty for fans of Paul’s instrumental work too: from waltzing drum machines to medieval vocoders, the interludes are as compelling as the vocal tracks.

He might not “know where we’re going”, but with work commenced on projects with five of the artists featured here and a new live show in which he sings, plays keys, drums and drum machines alongside label mate Mo Kolours, it’s the “getting there” that’ll be worth watching…



Some records seem to come out of nowhere. Witness this debut EP by the half-Mauritian percussionist & singer Mo Kolours, which unites an array of more familiar influences with the Sega music of his island roots. These heavily rhythmic slave songs from the Indian Ocean offer a vital clue to the sound of this enchanting EP.

The rhythms lead the way here, whether the straight percussive workout of Drum Talking or the crafty vocal manipulation that drives the low-slung bump of Biddies, a song that traces an imaginary line between Theo Parrish and Gonjasufi. Dead of Night mines the symbolism of The Beatles’ outwardly chirpy Blackbird while his own Bakiraq (like Burt, the songwriter) resembles a soul classic pieced together from fragments around the flickering light of a fire.

There’s a sense of spontaneity at the heart of Mo Kolours’ music and much of the music he loves: Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, King Tubby and many more. Like the best records, the result is so much more than just the sum of its influences: it’s a new feeling which breathes fresh life into the past and keeps its eyes set firmly on the future.

Re: !Kaboogie & All City: PAUL WHITE & MO KOLOURS (live set) - Fri 29 June - King 7, Dublin.
June 23, 2012 04:18PM

Re: !Kaboogie & All City: PAUL WHITE & MO KOLOURS (live set) - Fri 29 June - King 7, Dublin.
June 25, 2012 03:27PM

This Friday folks!

Check out this promo mix that Redmonk did for the gig,
a short mix featuring all Paul White tunes...>>>
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