NEWS: Catch Abdominal live @ Jazz Cafe on 4th June // Catch Nextmen live @ Cargo on 7th June (album launch!). For full Nextmen tour dates, check out the e-flyer here!
Thursday 31st May: Dogma, Nottingham, UK
Friday 1st June: Brook, Southampton, UK
Saturday 2nd June: Jelly Jazz @ the Koola, Newquay, UK
Sunday 3rd June: Jazz Cafe, London, UK
Monday 4th June: Jazz Cafe, London, UK
Following their ‘Blunted In The Backroom’ mixed album for Antidote, The Nextmen return with their first artist album in three years ‘This Was Supposed To Be The Future’.
Featuring guest vocals from Sway, Dallas (Fat Freddy’s Drop) LSK (Faithless) Alice Russel, Niney The Observer and Kidz In The Hall, this album is set to be essential summer listening!
On ‘Let It Roll’ Alice Russell is in charge of the vocal duties, stretching the chorus over layers of sax, low-slung bass lines and funky killer beat. On the flip side, long-term Nextmen cohort Dynamite MC flexes his lyrical skills over an irresistible dancehall groove, turning ‘Concentrate’ into a dead-cert party essential!
From the MC behind DJ Format classics ‘Ill Culinary Behaviour’, ‘Hit Song’, ‘Vicious Rap Battles’ & ‘3-Feet Deep’. This his debut album also features production from DJ Format, Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5) & Young Einstein (Ugly Duckling).
The first single “Pedal Pusher” is a no-holds-barred, straight up funky floor filler! The b-side also features the Cut Chemist produced Radio Friendly, which is far from what the title suggests!
Having already turned his attention to reggae with his "Blunted With A Beat Junkie" mix for Antidote, the legendary Bay Area-based DJ now tackles the ready-for-resurrection New Jack Swing genre. Blending together classics from the likes of Bell Biv Devoe, LL Cool J, Heavy D, Bobby Brown and Wrecks ‘n’ Effect, but with a turntablist twist, Shortkut brings all the skills he acquired from the Invisible Skratch Piklz and the Beat Junkies to this smooth but funky mix.