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TALL BLACK GUY ‘Lets Take A Trip’ Album Launch
Fri 14 October 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
TALL BLACK GUY
‘Lets Take A Trip’ Album Launch
Support from Children of Zeus
+ DJ Gilla & Spin Doctor
7pm, Friday 14th October 2016
@ Kamio at Red Gallery, 1 Rivington Street London EC2A 3DT
£8 Early Bird // £12 Advance // £15 Ticket & Album Download
Since his debut release in 2011 (a daring and addictive flip of Fela Kuti), Tall Black Guy aka Terrell Wallace has become revered for his unique take on soulful Hip-Hop production. The swing of the drums, the textures of the instrumentation and fearlessness in taking on the classics (his Soundcloud page includes flips of tracks from James Brown, De La Soul andMichael Jackson) have marked him out from the crowd.
One of the best-kept secrets in the scene, his singular talent is now beginning to get the recognition it deserves with an impressive list of fans including Gilles Peterson, Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and all of us here at The Doctor’s Orders. In the last 12 months he has remixedLittle Dragon and been invited to take part in Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat.
His signature style of incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops are all on show on this new album for First Word Records. For this album Terrell Wallace had a simple inspiration: ‘This album is all about taking a journey. As simple as that. Be it physical, emotional or spiritual. It’s asking and answering personal questions from myself within some of the tracks and also touching on social issues i.e. racism, inequality and privilege…that have been at the forefront of my mind over last three years.”
Experience this incredible sonic soundscape live for the very first time as TBG joins label mates Children of Zeus and DJs Gilla and Spin Doctor for this very special launch party in this great new basement venue from the people behind Birthdays and Old Blue Last.