Sat May 23 – First Word Records presents: EXCURSIONS with DJs Marc Mac (4hero / Visioneers), Gilla (First Word) and Bopperson (Wah Wah 45s / Le Mellotron) at the Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe
First Word are back for another Excursions session after February’s sold-out event. Joining FW label boss and resident DJ Gilla is the legendary Marc Mac. Along with Dego, Marc founded the seminal UK act 4hero, pioneers of the drum ‘n’ bass and breakbeat scenes, later going on to incorporate jazz, soul and broken beat into their sound. Marc has also produced several albums under other aliases, including Nu Era (soulful techno), Manix (hardcore) and Visioneers (jazzy Hip Hop). His DJ sets are equally varied, taking in soul, jazz, hip hop, drum n bass, broken beat and more. A true UK legend, this is a show not to be missed. As ever resident Gilla will dropping all manner of beats, soul, hip hop and beyond, aided and abetted by Bopperson of Wah Wah 45s & Parisian radio station Le Mellotron.
Get your tickets early for this one, it’s set to be a road block!
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Over the last year we’ve been celebrating the 10th birthday of First Word Records with a series of releases and events. To round out the festivities we’ve put together the third in our series of 10″ vinyl EPs. EP One, ‘Second Chance’ was a compilation of our best selling (but now out of print) vinyl releases, EP Two ‘Most Wanted’ was the best of the catalogue not previously available on vinyl, and the third ‘Future Classics’ is the pick of our current output, with a couple of exclusives added for good measure.
Side A opens with kidkanevil’s ‘One for the One’, a trademark soulful hip hop beat taken from the producer’s soon-come beat tape. Next up is Fulgeance & DJ Scientist’s ‘Vendetta’: the brooding, Eastern Block-influenced beat is a standout track from their ‘Soviet Tape’ album. This side is rounded out with Essa’s seismic ‘LeLeLe’, produced by Flako and featuring Kashmere of Strange U. Straight banger! On the flip we have Souleance’s remix of Quiet Dawn’s ‘Golden Moments’, which is everything we’ve come to expect from the French duo. The EP is completed with another remix, this time Throwing Snow’s fractured rework of Frameworks’ Dawn.
Have a listen below