Friday, December 21, 2007

Mistletoe Madness @ Laundry Bar The Curve

First band to open the show was Bonyari Band from Japan which consists of dreadlocks street performers, didgeridoo and djembe players and precussionist. They performed tribal instrumentals and they also covered John Lennon's "Imagine".

Second up was The Rebel Scum. Despite the absence of Micwrecka, The Rebel Scum still wrecks with Emcees WordsManifest, HQA, and Illson at the helms as DJ Cliq scratches on. They opened their set with WMD, followed by a Lady Dee assisted "Sister sister" TRS also did a DeeBee track with Figure Of Speech repping for The Works performing "Jump Up To The Mic" and closed it with their lead single from their upcoming album The Time Has Scum "BakDatang" which featured NBE and Spit from Naughtius Maximus.

As Republic Of Brickfields getting ready for their set, a number of dreadlocks Rastafarians gathered front and center prepped for a rocksteady raggae tunes by the stadium status vet. The frontman Aru was energetic as ever, he stole the show covered some yesteryears raggae classics from Bob Marley to UB40 to Inner Circle Laundry witnessed more dreads gathering than a Jah cleansing ceremony skanking away to The Republic's lead single Ganjaran. Peace Love Unity indeed.

Last to close down the night was the headliner Shamik the human beatboxer straight from Canada. This guy is sick, he got the tight bass and snares complete with scratches done only by his vocal chords. The man even did a rendition of Timbaland's "The way I are", with the assistance of DJ Nesh crossfading scratches within juggling beats with Shamik's outstanding beatboxing and MC Vandal did an impromptu freestyle as he always do.

Yo! with acts as diverse as tonight Fortnight is definitely the music festival you definitely don't want to miss out.

Bonyari Band from Japan was up first to perform

The Magnificent DJ Cliq

WordsManifest and HQA

Lady Dee on the hooks

Figure Of Speech of The Works jumping up to the mic

I double L to the phonics

Spit from the legendary Naughtius Maximus

Republic Of Brickfields

Shamik and Vandal in action