The Illersapiens Soul Jam is a residency Upstairs @ The Ritzy for 7 piece live Hip Hop collective The Illersapiens, giving an outlet for them to perform their latest freshest material and build a community of people who enjoy live soulful music. Every month special guest performers and DJs are also invited down, previous months have seen Deanna Roger, Pheonix Da Icefire, Skandal, Fliptrix, DJ Yo Creo!, DJ X-kutz and resident DJ Mileage (We Are Dubist) take to the stage.
The Soul Jam has now been bringing the soulful sounds of South London for 2 years!!!! To mark this momentous occasion we have a wonderful line-up gracing the Ritzy stage once more for our 2nd birthday party on Thurs 1st July..
A member of the experimental band project Stateless, and former writer for taste-making music magazine Straight No Chaser, Kidkanevil gets the thumbs-up from everybody from DJ Shadow to BBE and Breakin Bread to URB magazine for his intricate yet punchy production style.
They are a six piece collective formed of five tough brass instrumentalists (Ben Kelly - Sousaphone, Ahmad Dayes - Trombone, 'Slick' Nick Walters - Trumpet, Wayne Francis - Tenor Saxophone, Edward Cawthorne - Soprano & Tenor Saxophones) and an explosive drummer (Yusef Dayes) who together have started defining their sound and forging their name as a historically significant band, pushing limitations set by the ears of corporate fat cats like Sony BMG and Universal and reaching an overwhelming majority, young and old, from all different backgrounds
To celebrate we will also be giving away a limited number of CDs featuring exclusive Soul Jam recordings, having captured the essence of the best moments of spontaneity over the past year, you need to get your hands on one.
Location: Upstairs at The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Brixton SW2 1JG