Batov Records proudly presents Another takeover at The Magic Garden.
Our quarterly residency continues, with very special guests from Sicily (Italy) **TAMUNA** and our very own locals legends **The Discount Orchestra** plus DJ Kobayashi!
Formed in South London in 2011, The Discount Orchestra take their inspiration from London’s dark, anarchic corners. Conjuring tales of love, loss, and post-apocalyptic survival, over a soundtrack that dances between genres. They’ve honed their live show at packed gigs and sold-out festivals over the last 4 years (Bestival, Wilderness, Boomtown) and have earned their reputation as a band to watch.
With a line up of Sax, Trombone, Accordion, Fiddle, Drums and Bass, topped off with a combination of vocal styles, their riotous blend of Balkan influenced music incorporates elements of Folk, Gypsy, Ska, and Circus, with a healthy dose of Punk, and is perfect for a late night of raucous entertainment.
Tamuna is a music band of Palermo the most important city of Sicily, an island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The band was born back in 3 years ago and our first release in 2013 called Ciuscia won the national prize “ Edison Change The Music”. Tamuna is formed by Riccardo Romano (Guitar bass, Charlie Di Vita (Lead guitar) Marco Raccuglia (voice) and Giovanni Parrinello (percussion). His Family do music and dance since eight generations and own a theatre called Ditirammu in the oldest quarter of Palermo, la Kalsa. Here where the band seen its early lights.
After the first album “SICILY WORLD MUSIC” Tamuna moved to Russia and United Kingdom to bring that kind of music and vibe, they played for 3 times in Moscow and in London, after in Georgia and in all the most important cities across Italy.
Between 2014 and 2015 Tamuna released also an EP “15 minutes with Tamuna” and the album “WOOD ROCK”.
DJ Kobayashi has been digging for music around the world, you could say it’s his full time job! Anything that’s got a groove and the right melodies makes him pick the records.
His style varies from Mediterranean / Middle Eastern sounds to the Balkans and eastern Europe, however he is not foreign to the electronic beats, “It’s start to get really interesting when you get producers/DJ mixing old sound with new beats”.
He is also a member of Gypsy Hill, who are known for combining Balkan beats and Mediterranean grooves.
DJ Kobayashi has shared the bill with some great acts such as Fanfare Ciocarlia, Balkan Beat Box, Ester Rada, Boom Pam, The Apples, Robert Soko, Taraf de Haïdouks, Baba Zula, The Turbans and Penny Metal.
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour is 5-7pm!
FREE before 8pm, £5 after!
231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG