Reginald Omas Mamode IV & Jeen Bassa
Oct 2016 22

Reginald Omas Mamode IV & Jeen Bassa

Echoes

Tickets: £9.50

Times: 7-11pm

Soundcrash Presents… 

Reginald Omas Mamode IV

Plus very special support Jeen Bassa 

Echoes | 22nd Oct

“A man of simple pleasures: soul sounds, peoples and stories, brothers, friends and family” Gilles Peterson

“Spiritual similarities to the likes of D’Angelo, Theo Parrish, J Dilla, and John Coltrane” Dummy Mag

We are excited to host the cult Peckham soul artist at our new basement spot Echoes on Saturday 22nd October, on the back of his self titled album release on 15th August.

He caps the release of three highly praised EPs with an album featuring his most confident songwriting to date. The album paints a collage of dusty drum hits, Sly Stone-esque bass lines and Mamode’s own one-take vocals. Themes go from the personal, such as relationship communication breakdown, to the universal, in the anti-war theme of ‘The Value’.

It remains grounded in a love of syncopated drums, played out in the Dilla-esque ‘Talk To Me’, or the free jazz of ‘Omas Sextet’. Elsewhere, on album opener ‘Bruk Out’, the broken beat scene collides with the groove based jazz fusion of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, whilst on ‘Drums Of The Positive’, Mamodechannels the “slave island music of my father’s heritage… Maloya, Sega, Nyabinghi”.

“Nowadays music seems to be used more as a crutch for humanity.. Most people seem to have forgotten it’s a life blood of our species. The natural rhythms of our hearts beating and the melodic instrument ‘the voice’ gifted to us at birth, are some physical examples of how inherent music is within our being. We all need this thing we call music. Just as all our ancestors did.” Reginald Omas Mamode IV

Along with Mo Kolours, Jeen Bassa, Henry Wu, Al Dobson Jr and Tenderlonious; he’s helped forge in the 22a co-operative that The FADER calls “a kaleidoscopic patchwork of hip-hop, house, and groove investigations bound by one thread: a timeless belief in rhythm as a universal language”.

This past year has seen Mamode perform live and DJ at the relaunch of London’s Jazz Cafe, Shapes, Ronnie Scott’s, Gottwood festival and dates in France, Netherlands and beyond. Now catch the rising underground star bring the funk as he headlines Echoes in Autumn.

“Cosmic-soul super talent. You need this guy on your radar” Stamp The Wax

“The equivalent of an aural hug” Boiler Room

A lot of breadth and creativityRansom Note

Imbued with the sounds of funk, Latin, soul, African Nubian musicHyponik

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