Wed 15th Jun
Showtime with Wiley & General Levy
The Heatwave present…
A bashment stageshow extravaganza
The Heatwave present an unmissable dancehall experience. The biggest MCs in the UK sharing the spotlight and passing the mic in classic Jamaican style.
WILEY GENERAL LEVY
GLAMMA KID SKIBADEE
ASHER SENATOR LADY CHANN RIKO DAN
STUSH MR WILLIAMZ LADY LESHURR
YT STYLO G SEROCEE RUBI DAN
We hear their voices on our favourite records. We’ve listened to them crackling on pirate radio. They host the biggest raves across the country and around the world. Now is the chance to experience them live together on the same stage.
“Showtime is gonna be when we do what Shabba and Yellowman and Ninja did back in the day on those big soundsystems. Kids are gonna watch it in a hundred years and think, ‘I wish I was there’.” says Wiley
From jungle to grime, past to present, generation to generation. These are the voices that sculpted the UK underground scene and laid the foundations for artists like Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah.
The Heatwave highlighted the huge Jamaican influence on UK MCs in their critically acclaimed compilation An England Story. At Showtime they pay homage to the formula set so many years ago by the masters of soundsystem culture. One microphone, a bag full of classic dancehall riddims and artists with lyrics for days.
The calibre of MCs is unmatchable, from originators like Smiley Culture’s sparring partner Asher Senator to current dancehall queen Lady Chann. Prepare for verbal acrobatics and MCs breathing fire. Enough vibes to power the national grid!
The cameras will be rolling and the stage will be lit. Showtime will go down in UK music history.
The Heatwave present Showtime!
Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY
Wednesday 15th June 2011 , 7pm-1am
£15 tickets from www.theheatwave.co.uk/showtime
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Gabriel Heatwave on 07890 371 097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.