Awesome Tapes from Africa // Golden Teacher // David Barbarossa
Braw Gigs & Cry Parrot & Summerhall
Braw Gigs, Cry Parrot and Summerhall are delighted to team up to present the Edinburgh debut from Awesome Tapes from Africa.
Since 2006, Brian Shimkovitz’s Awesome Tapes From Africa blog has been shedding light on obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent. As a DJ he brings the blog to life with sets that blend folkloric pop, left-field dancefloor gems and hip-hop bangers he’s collected on African marketplace finds. Travelling from club to festival to DIY space, Awesome Tapes From Africa DJ sets celebrate the music and musicians whose cassettes Shimkovitz has collected over the years.
Golden Teacher started life as a studio collaboration between Glasgow’s experimental hardcore trio, Ultimate Thrush and Glasgow’s all analogue house duo, Silk Cut. The results of their collaboration turned the ears of all who heard them, not least Twitch who after one listen asked if he could release the project on Optimo Music label.
Joining in the fun will be Glasgow’s finest esoteric record spinner David Barbarossa. Braw Gigs and Cry Parrot will be on hand to open proceedings with a few of their own selections too. Expect a night of outernational sounds for the dancefloor in the stunning setting of the Summerhall Dissection Room.