Batov Records are happy to be back at The Magic Garden for another fantastic line up!
Recently join our family and out with a new smashing album!
** Hallouminati **
Hallouminati have been scurrying round the UK’s party scene since 2010, leaving a trail of sweaty dancers, grinning audiences and a faint whiff of olive oil. Since then, their musical reputation has made a dent on the live circuit at boat parties on the Thames, Spiegeltents, European tours and countless beer – soaked watering holes across Great Britain and Ireland.
They have busked on the streets of Amsterdam with the same intensity as they do to the huge crowds who have seen them at some of the country’s biggest festivals such as Boomtown, Bestival and Kendal Calling.
They have maintained that reputation by following one simple rule keep that party going.
Formed in Derby, the seven-piece are now based in Nottingham via London via Cyprus. Armed with a barrage of bouzoukis, brass, guitars, keys and deranged beats, they delicately mix the gritty realms of skankin’ ragga punk with traditional Greek rembetiko vibes for a diverse and unforgettable live show that connects with every soul and spirit in the audience. Young or old, introvert or extrovert, Hallouminati will throw their arm over your shoulder, hand you an Ouzo, and have the whole club throwing their limbs all over before you can shout “Opa!”
This tour sees them showcasing their debut album, a manic selection of party tunes and tales from the outsiders. Released on London’s Batov Records, they’ve focused their collective energies on a barrel of tunes based on the three B’s: Beats, Brass and Bouzoukis.
They’ve kept it debauched, but the fun’s only just begun.
** Kefi – κεφι **
“Hard hittin’ Greek rembetiko- travelling through the ports of Greece and back alleys of London”
A new Greek project from Nottingham and London’s World music scene. Mixing Urban Greek folk and dub inspired tunes for a new take on Greek Rembetiko, the Music of the Outsiders. Weaving tales of beauty, love, outlaws and life, Kefi embrace their roots and pay homage to a sound born out of rebellion.
** DJ Kobayashi **
Brings you the beats from the middle east and massive mashups
FREE before 7pm, £7 after!
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