The Field, Mr Scruff & Talib Kweli all play Tripod later this month and we’ve got two pairs of tickets for each to give away courtesy of those lovely POD people.
The Field (Live with visuals), Barry Redsettaz (Pogo)
Friday January 22nd, 11:30pm
The Field is Axel Willner, and his last album, Here We Go Sublime, was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2007, receiving a 9.0 on Pitchfork and universal praise. The BBC called it “one of those rare albums that makes you wonder how you ever got by without it.” The album is the soundtrack to the spit-shined airport of your dreams – faceless, futuristic, and fuzzy. You could dance to it, sleep to it, or daydream to it: just a versatile little album. Now, Willner’s label, KOMPAKT, moves forward with his sophomore full length, Yesterday And Today.
Mr Scruff: Keep It Unreal – 5 hour set
Friday January 29th, 10pm
A lot of things have happened since a young Andy Carthy started answering to the name Mr Scruff – making a name for himself under the shadow of Manchester’s mid 90s club scene. Not only has he released three critically acclaimed albums, selling over half a million records worldwide, with countless tours and club events he has cemented his now legendary DJ status. This is a DJ that can sell out the 1600 capacity London KoKo armed only with his records, some turntables and a few spare packets of teabags.
Talib Kweli, Messiah J & The Expert, Brian Deady, Choice Cut DJs
Saturday January 30th
Ever since emerging as a member of Black Star in the late 1990s, Talib Kweli is one of the few artists making commercially viable music that matters. The Brooklyn bred rapper’s hard-hitting music has been able to educate and entertain simultaneously. So it is no wonder that at the peak of their fame, both Jay-Z and 50 Cent named Talib Kweli as one of their favorite rappers. With Ear Drum, his first album released on his own Blacksmith Music and his sixth album overall, Kweli has delivered his career-defining work, a polished collection showcasing his advanced lyricism and his penchant for picking music that resonates long after the song ends.
As usual we’re keeping it simple enough to enter – just send an email containing your contact details to the appropriate address by the specified date and you’re in with a chance:
firstname.lastname@example.org – closing date 19th January
email@example.com – closing date 27th January
firstname.lastname@example.org – closing date 27th January