Wonky features guests Dam Mantle and Asazi Space Funk Explosion

Wonky features guests Dam Mantle and Asazi Space Funk Explosion

Asazi Space Funk Explosion

Hip hop, broken beat, dubstep, Afrobeat and drum & bass from Trouble

Wonky is the latest club night to come from the Trouble stable, which also brings you Limbo and Devil Disco Club, and grows from its much respected, now defunct, Trouble night. ‘Devil Disco Club is a streamlined version of what we were doing at Trouble, in a more user-friendly format, focusing on disco, house and electronic stuff,’ says promoter/DJ Hobbes (aka Andrew Richardson). ‘We had the idea of starting up a night like Wonky for all the more hip hop, broken beat, dubstep, Afrobeat and drum & bass-type sounds from the other side of the Trouble coin.’

With a core DJ team of Hobbes and WolfJazz (Trade Union and StepBack among others) running as a semi-regular night dependent on guests, this February’s double bill of live acts is a perfect showcase for what Wonky stands for. ‘Asazi Space Funk Explosion’s frontman is from South Africa, he’s very much the real deal when it comes to African music,’ says Hobbes. ‘He really brings that authenticity to the band. It’s a cosmic-rock-jazz-freakout. It’s quite psychedelic, but it’s still got that Afrobeat edge to it, which is the hook for the dancefloor.’

They’re joined by rising electronica star Dam Mantle. ‘He has a really fresh contemporary style,’ says Hobbes. ‘It also reminds me of early Warp Records and Detroit techno, but with a new-school, new-generation producer. We see the two of them together as a really nice contrast like in a DJ set where you’ll mix roots with contemporary tracks.’

Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Fri 25 Feb


Hardcore techno.

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