The Go*off is presenting it's first show in Brighton with an amazing line up @ the Ocean Rooms in October....
THE GO*OFF Presents: THE LEWIS RECORDINGS TOUR FEAT:
(The Humble Magnificent) "Nothing is fu*king with Edan right now" - Mass Appeal
(Object in motion - Boston)
(Conneticuts finest -"Best hip-hop album of the year." - Knowledge )
('NYCs most eccentric soul boy" - "Weird, but irresistible.' - Dazed & Confused)
DJ MIKEY MIKE
(Mike Lewis- warm up set)
(Sounds of Dyansty NYC & First Nature)
(Meiumado Records, DMC Finalist)
SCRATCHY MUFFIN & MADEMOISELLE M'ELLE
(The Go*off, Uncle Al's Records)
THURS 19TH OCTOBER
@ THE OCEAN ROOMS, 1 Morley St, 01273 699069 www.oceanrooms.co.uk
10.30pm - 4am
Tickets £6/7/8 from:
ROUNDER RECORDS 19 Brighton Square, Brighton, - 01273 325440
INFINITE RECORDS 111 Gloucester Rd, Brighton, - 01273 689853
Critically acclaimed Boston based rapper-producer-DJ-rap historian
Edan Portnoy made a dent on the underground hip-hop scene with the
twelve-inch Sing it Shitface. The album Architecture followed shortly
after, but it wasn't until his first release on Lewis Recordings that
Edan garnered interest from both rock and hip-hop circles first in the
UK then later, in his native US.
Primitive Plus introduced Edan's unique and irreverent take on
hip-hop's past while his next album Beauty and the Beat saw him
experiment with 60's psychedelia. Both albums were showered with
praise, cementing Edan's reputation as one of the most daring and
adventurous artists in modern day hip-hop.
"A typically spaced out lyrical journey. Ninety-nine percent better
than the competition" - Dazed And Confused
"Perhaps the greatest US hip-hop album you'll hear in 2005" - DJ
"This is a record that exults in the joy of musical creation. It
should prove impossible not to love" - The Times
"Edan's genius is schizophrenic. 'Beauty and The Beat' should make him
a star" - Mojo
"Instead of bleating about how rap was better 'back in the day', Edan
goes and does something constructive about improving it" - Metro
"A bewitching lesson in underground hip-hop production" - Hip-Hop Connection
"Edan has a seemingly bottomless musical curiosity... he unites old
school hip-hop's aesthetics with a previous generation's sense of
grooviness" - The Washington Post
"Impossibly ambitious, as psychedelic as Mythos, as unrelenting as the
Ultramagnetic MCs, Edan is a master in possession of his own style.
One of the best and most original records to come out this decade" -
"A full tab of b-boy psychedeliaŠ a creative quantum leap forward" - XXL
"With an awe-inspiring imagination in tow, Edan drops his own magical
mystery tour" - URB
"Nothing is fucking with Edan right now. 'Beauty and the Beat' is the
best hip-hop I've heard in a long time" - Mass Appeal
Legendary Connecticut rapper-producer-DJ Dooley-O is widely recognised
in DJ circles as the first in hip-hop to sample obscure 70's band
Skull Snaps' It's A New Day.
After recording an unreleased album for the label Tavdash (one time
home to R Kelly), Dooley presented the public access series Graffiti
TV and became a mentor figure to funk-curator Egon who would later
head prestigious indie Stones Throw. While the label would later
release Dooley's single Watch My Moves and Solid would issue a
well-received album of back catalogue material under the same name, it
wasn't until 2005 that Dooley's first album of new music would finally
find a home. Released on Lewis to rapturous acclaim for it's expertly
helmed gritty production and everyman lyrical perspective, I Gotcha
proved age hadn't dimmed Dooley's musical gifts.
"Pulls apart modern hip-hop's fixation with materialism and women and
questions the motivations of today's rappers. Dooley-O isn't unique in
reinventing golden age hip-hop but he is in making it this thrilling."
"Best hip-hop album of the year." - Knowledge
"Dooley's return could easily be another unearthed nugget from rap's
golden age." - Hip-Hop Connection
"A unique album..." - Undercover
"Dooley-O has been there, seen it and pretty much wrote the book
before anyone else you care to mention. It may be a long time coming
but this guy has earned his respect." - Update
"This MC from Connecticut's been about for eons but we're glad he's
back." - Loaded
"For anyone who appreciates pure, unadjusted hip-hop." - Big Cheese
"Reminds you rappers can have half a brain." - Echoes"
For interviews, photographs, bookings or advice on how to rescue
something from your incinerator, please contact Sunil on 0208 523 9578
or e-mail email@example.com
Visit Dooley-O's website at http://www.dooleyo.com
Visit Dooley-O's MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/dooleyo
Armed with a DMX drum machine, a kazoo, a Wurlitzer, some junky
synthesizers, tubas, trombones, a robot, and a broke-ass piano, Mr.
Thompson sings tales of the absurd and the everyday. Oh yeah - and the
boy can sing.
The Brooklyn resident has a background in Jazz vocals and corporate
entertainment. In fact he won the Jazz Vocal M.V.P. award at Boston's
prestigious Berklee School of Music and went on to sing in high-class
restaurants, stuffy hotels and big name corporate functions.
Now flying solo, Andrew's new single 'We're in Business' (released
November 6th) is set to be this year's most thrillingly unusual,
genre-defying pop song, about one man's love-hate relationship with a
He seamlessly mixes a diverse palette of influences that include ELO,
De La Soul and the legendary Muppet Show pit band - Electric Mayhem -
into material that is familiar, yet impossible to pin down.
Fresh from supporting Clap Your Hands Say Yeah in the U.S., Andrew is
currently recording his debut album scheduled for release in the new
'NYCs most eccentric soul boy unleashes this ridiculous, but oh so
catchy, kazoo-led tune about finding strange objects in his bowl of
soup. Weird, but irresistible.' - Dazed and Confused Magazine
'This is the years cutest and catchiest song, sung by a Brooklyn jazz
singer guy, thatll make you laugh and get stuck in your brain for
months (10 out 10 stars).' - Vice Magazine
'Edans label with a late contender for pop single of the year. Dont
question me or yourself. Just get it and hear it and love it til Xmas
(4 out of 5 stars).' - DJ Magazine
'This tune is hilarious, the perfect kind of acceptable novelty tune.
B-side 'Idiot' offers more of the same. Verdict: real originality. No
misunderstanding. (4 out of 5 stars).' - Blues and Soul Magazine
'A bouncing tuba, someone whistling and an old style crooning vocal
from New Yorker Thompson leads this strange tale of finding a fly in
your soup. (4 out 5 stars).' - Metro UK
'A hard-hitting consumer rights anthem, here Brooklyns hirsute Mr.
Thompson uses some of that Edan money to bring light to the plight of
finding bugs in among your hard earned soup over the type of groove
UB40 in their prime would have been proud to see their name next to.'
- Hip Hop Connection
Visit Andrews website at http://www.golfandracquetclub.com
Visit Andrews MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/whatsuprobot