Wednesday, 9th April 2008
This week's "Friday Club” at Electric Avenue (11 April) brings you a night of the very finest Irish Hip Hop with a monster bill featuring The Infomatics, Correkt Minds, MC Lunitic and Maverick Sabre. DJs Jay-Ru and Kev will be dropping the block rockin beats on the night and doors are at 8pm with a door charge of just €10.
The Infomatics released their debut album "Kill Or Create” last week to universal acclaim. Their debut single "Wake Up” had already served notice that Ireland has at last produced a hip-hop act to be proud of. The Infomatics effortlessly blend hip-hop, soul, jazz, reggae and electronica influences to produce a brilliant original new sound. The album was given the highest rating in the current issue of Hot Press who described it as "A hip hop album that provides both brain-naggingly brilliant tunes and lyrics of laser-guided incisiveness”. The Informatics hugely energetic and entertaining live show is produced by Konchus Lingo (MC/vocals/beats), Boc (beats), Mr Deno (MC/vocals), Jorge Laguna (drums) and Graham Birney (bass). They have already shared the stage with giants of hip-hop like Nas, The Jungle Brothers, Ice T and Rodney P and are looking forward to their debut Waterford show. Wake Up to the fresh and full-on sound of The Infomatics at Electric Avenue this Friday !.
Correkt Minds from Waterford have been creating very fine music for just over three years now. The group is made up of 5 members, Mook (mc/producer), Mouse (mc), Sam (mc), Kav (mc) and Kev (producer/dj). They have established an unmistakable sound with crisp beats and unique flows which are always passionate and profound. They have showcased their talent and love for performing in various venues around Ireland as well as making very well received appearances on local radio stations. This is their third visit to The Avenue and on both previous occasions they left the stage to a standing ovation.
MC Lunitic is MC/vocalist with highly regarded Dunlin Hip Hop collective, Urban Intelligence. These lads have already shared the Point Theatre stage with Snoop Dog after he heard their track at Tower Records the day before his last show here. They are proud of their Ballymun roots and a lot of their raps cover the issues relevant to this area. They have also collaborated with another famous Dub, Damien Dempsey, who asked them to do a remix of one of his best loved songs, Patience.
Maverick Sabre was born in Hackney, London and moved to Wexford at a young age where he has always been into music. As he got older he began listening to hip hop and garage. His main influences are the likes of More Fire Crew, So Solid Crew, Roll Deep, Tupac, Wu Tang, Dizzee Rascal, Eminem and Skinnyman. He started to make his own lyrics into songs to bring to the surface his perspective on the world around him. Maverick will bring a real exciting presence to the stage on Friday as he has perfected his style while supporting major acts like Plan B, Lloyd Banks, The Game and Lethal B.
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