Melting Vinyl Presents: Baba Ali + Hang Linton + FROST + Speedboat (DJ set)
Sunday 8th May 2022
+ Special Guests
Doors 7:30 am
Price £8 ADV +BF // £10 OTD
Melting Vinyl presents:
Baba Ali + Hang Linton + FROST + Speedboat (DJ set)
Green Door Store, Brighton
Doors: 7.30pm / Start: 8:00pm
Note: Early show
Tickets: £8.00 adv + booking fee / £10.00 on the door
Age Restrictions: 18+
Few artists succeed in mapping their musical journey quite as vividly as Baba Ali, and even fewer do so with such resolute resistance to pigeonholing. Baba Ali began in 2017 as a solo project by the Fort Lee, NJ-native Babatunde Doherty, and the music traces a lifetime of influences from 80s synth-funk, to New York No Wave, to Berlin’s underground club scene and finally the experimental punk spirit of Baba Ali’s current base in London. After relocating from New York to London, Baba Ali has since been joined by British guitarist Nik Balchin. The new collaboration resulted in the February 2020 release, This House, an eclectic four-track collection fusing funk, blues and soul, and featuring production from Jamie Hince of The Kills.
Baba Ali’s pulsating debut album “Memory Device” released with Memphis Industries was produced and recorded with Al Doyle (LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip) in East London. The 10-song project is both a dizzyingly inventive exploration of Baba Ali’s complex musical DNA and a thought-provoking treatise on the collective angst of modern existence; a dance record dealing in small ‘p’ politics that, spiritually, has been long in the making. Baba Ali has previously toured with Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys and is currently on tour with Yard Act.
Hang is a self-taught, interdisciplinary artist who is political and DIY, working in music, performance, video, and installation. Their art is a rebellion against clean aesthetics and working underneath capitalist structures which demand high output.
Hang is inspired by nature, cartoons, video games, children, animals, and dreams, all of which are immersive and invoke unlimited freedom, fantasy and expression of self.
FROST performs solo with drums and electronics, fusing jazzy experimental beats with glitchy synths, samples and live looping.
SPEEDBOAT (DJ SET)
Initially rejecting, and then taking inspiration from their Dad’s collection of 80’s pop, indie and new wave the brothers settled on the name Speedboat as something which encapsulated their widescreen new wave inspired synth pop. Working from their flat the pair would swap duties on vocals, guitars, synths and keys and with the writing and recording blurred into one process they produced something surprisingly expansive and cinematic. Speedboat will be making a guest appearance at this show spinning tunes as supporting DJs from their broad and exquisite musical tastes.