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Jazz Cafe’s ‘Soul City’ night puts DJs in spotlight

14 March, 2017 — By Tevye Markson

The Jazz Cafe in Camden Town

A NEW Friday club night that will “join the dots” of the Jazz Cafe’s programming is set to launch next month.

The Jazz Cafe has announced Soul City will begin on March 10 with DJ performances from a range of artists.

The series replaces the venue’s Hip-Hop night ‘No Miracles’, which management felt did not fully reflect the venue’s live programme .

Soul City will “connect the dots between all of the music” that takes place at the Jazz Cafe, said promoter Fergus Ewbank.

The launch night begins with London-based band The Invisible, who released their last two albums on Ninja Tune and have remixed the likes of Alt-J and Everything Everything.

Acts to look out for include Quantic, who is “big in the Latin music scene”, and British soul/funk singer Nao, which The Jazz Cafe expects to be a “roadblock affair”.

The line-up also includes acts such as world music tastemaker Lefto, Nightmares on Wax and Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One) and represents a unique opportunity to see some traditionally live acts DJing.

Fergus added: “The plan at the moment is to just have DJs, although a lot of them are live musicians by trade. Their record collection is going to reflect that. Maybe we’ll have live music later on but the plan at the moment is strictly DJing.”

So far, 18 nights have been confirmed, running until the end of June, with plenty more to come.

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