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Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Camden Lock DJs; Nambuccapalooza; Sylvain Sylvain

19 July, 2018 — By Róisín Gadelrab

Jazzie B will play outdoors at Camden Lock on August 10

FOR the next seven weeks, a line-up of London’s finest DJs are playing outdoors at Camden Lock to celebrate summer 2018. Hosted by the Kerb food market in West Yard, fuel up at a choice of 34 street food stalks, cocktails, beers and then get down to music provided by the Dig It Sound System, Norman Jay and Jazzie B, among others, on Friday nights from 6pm. Full line-up: Dig It Sound System (July 20); Norman Jay (July 27); Boogaloo Radio (August 3); Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) (August 10); A. Skillz (August 17); Mi-Soul Radio (August 31).

• Submissions have opened for Camden Rocks Festival 2019. Bands hoping to score a gig at Camden’s biggest music festival should apply via https://camdenrocksfestival.com/band-submission/

• The first ever Nambuccapalooza Festival takes place at Nambucca over three days this weekend (July 20-22) with limited weekend tickets for £15 and day tickets from £8.

Folk-rock musician and visual artist Keaton Henson will use biometrics gathered from audience members to control the ambience of his world premiere performance of Six Lethargies, a musical piece inspired by themes of mental health at Barbican tomorrow (Friday).

• DJ Manuel Lovisutti (Spoonful/Breakaway) joins Crawdaddy! regular DJs Gary, Lucienne and Danny to play northern soul, mod, Motown, vintage R&B, Two Tone, ska and rocksteady, all on vinyl at The Fiddler’s Elbow tomorrow (Friday).

DJ Spoony presents a twist on the club scene with the 36-piece Ignition Orchestra performing Garage Classical, a night of UK Garage anthems stripped back and performed live with the original vocalists, at the Barbican on July 21.

• New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain tells his story in There’s No Bones In Ice Cream, which he discusses with Julie Hamill at The Dublin Castle on July 22. Expect a Q&A, projections of photographs from Syl’s personal archive and a set of his sound today. Plus live music from Adventures of Salvador and ILL.

Reggae dub duo Sly & Robbie play two nights at the Jazz Cafe next week (July 24-25) in a rare collaboration with jazz trumpet innovator Nils Petter Molvaer with Finnish electronic musician Vladislav Delay performing live sampling and Eivind Aarset on guitar + The Ash Walker Experience.

• Rosanne Cash, eldest daughter of Johnny Cash, and her co-writer/producer/arranger husband John Leventhal play the Union Chapel on July 24.

Another music royalty first-born, Mud Morganfield, eldest son of blues king Muddy Waters, plays The Blues Kitchen on July 25.

Tom Dixon

• Celebrated designer, and former bassist in band Funkapolitan, Tom Dixon gives a tour of his new studios in King’s Cross on July 26. This will be followed by a three-course meal and conversation with NLA chair Peter Murray at Spiritland on July 26, while his musical selections play on the venue’s specialist soundsystem.

Notable gigs this week: The Ian Roland Trio, The Harrison (July 22); The Souljazz Orchestra, 100 Club (July 24); Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Forum; Steve Coleman & Five Elements, 229 (July 26); Joao Bosco & Hamilton de Holanda, Union Chapel; Jazzanova Pool Tour, Islington Assembly Hall (July 27).

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