Our weekly festival, every Tuesday at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden through the summertime, with lyrical dynamo Dizraeli, female Latin psychedelic group Intaya and jazz-soul singer Charlotte Algar.
Dizraeli returns with an electrifying new album, and a vital voice in the conversation about mental health. Poet, producer, MC and multi-instrumentalist, Dizraeli is a genre all of his own. In the past few years, having composed the soundtrack for parallel-universe drama Tripped on E4 , won the BBC Poetry Slam Championship and led the ground-breaking band Dizraeli & The Small Gods to underground success, he has built himself a cult following around Europe and played to audiences of thousands around the world. He’s supported Saul Williams and Mos Def on their UK tours, worked with Kate Tempest and Scroobius Pip and had his music played on BBC 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6Music and most recently Radio 1. Now, after 3 years studying percussion in Senegal, immersing himself in the world of London grime and bass music, working with refugees in Calais and finally, living through a mental breakdown, he’s back with The Unmaster, his first self-produced album and an electrifying new sound.
The Unmaster speaks of madness and collapse, struggle and redemption with searing honesty, surreal humour and a soundtrack unlike anything you’ve heard. A dark, fierce hybrid of hiphop, grime & West African percussion, it is music to make sense of an insane world. Entirely self-produced and steeped in the vibrant London music scene in which Dizraeli moves, The Unmaster was mixed by Dilip Harris (King Krule, Mount Kimbie ...) and features heavy synth work from Danalogue (The Comet Is Coming) as well as additional production from Nathan Feddo (Nao). With the help of his devoted tribe of supporters, Dizraeli raised over £20k through a crowdfunding campaign to fund the project and has since been awarded £15k by Arts Council England to develop a live gig-theatre experience based on the album. The November London premiere of The Unmaster show sold out two weeks in advance. The first single from The Unmaster will drop at the end of March 2019, two further singles in April and May, and the full album in early summer, with music videos and an extensive social media, digital and radio PR campaign throughout this time.
I N T A Y A
Electronic Ethereal Groove Music. Intaya's sound is a combination of electronic music, jazz, hip-hop, future soul, Afro-Latin influences and psychedelic elements. Formed by singer/producer Pao Pestana and multi instrumentalist/producer Dom Martin, the band is half Venezuelan (Singer and Drummer) and half London (guitarist and keyboardist) and the music reflects this combination. Expect Latin roots electronic groove and space age sonic lushness.
Charlotte Algar is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from north-east London. Charlotte draws on her classical training to create undulating, delicate guitar accompaniments. Paired with soulful vocals and pensive, poetic lyrics, this makes for a unique and compelling style.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Since our first season in 2013, our event at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has always inspired audiences in a unique and thrilling way. This season of events captures the essence of a weekend rural festival in the centre of Dalston on a Tuesday evening.
The phenomenal surrounds of the garden combine with delicious pizzas from David Latto, and a supreme and ever-evolving roster of acts, to create a magical atmosphere which brings people together in a friendly and welcoming space.
It's a community of music-lovers joining to celebrate the warm months in a carefree and supportive atmosphere, with a compelling live soundtrack.