EVENT: DJ FORMAT – 08.02.14

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Local hero, DJ Format, first shot to national prominence after his collaboration with MC Abdominal. Since then his reputation has grown as an innovator of crate digging funk, soul and rock breaks, with hip-hop served on top. Format always rocks The Cellar, and this time local hip-hop collective Route to Roots are hosting the event, so expect their own fusion of all things Jazzy and Funky to under pin proceedings. This is the first of a new monthly Saturday residency of the Route to Roots boys hosting shows as they return to their spiritual home at The Cellar. The Soul 45 DJs will be opening up for Format with a special set of funk, breaks, boogaloo and mashups all on 7″ vinyl only.

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DJ Format’s debut album “Music For The Mature B-Boy” was one of the slowburn success stories of 2003. An album of soulful, funk-fuelled Hip Hop packed with infectious beats and lyrical dexterity, it delivered the promise of his early releases for ‘Mo Wax and Bomb Hip Hop. Received with quiet acclaim in the press it quickly became a word of mouth triumph, going on to establish itself as one of the most successful debut artist albums from the UK alternative/urban scene.

The new album “Statement Of Intent” sees vocal collaborations with Edan, Mr Lif and Phill Most Chill as well as the ever present Sureshot La Rock. Format also showcases his wide and varied musical tastes way beyond Hip Hop, exploring Jazz and Blues with The Nostalgia 77 Quintet, spaced-out Electronics with The Simonsound and offering more of his own trademark instrumentals in what is his best work yet.

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Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.

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