Hope you had a great Christmas and Boxing Day. Just a short mailout this week with a not-so-subtle nudge towards the listing for New Year’s Eve at OTO! We’ll be seeing in 2018 in style with the irresistible stylings of The Scorpios – who’ve provided some our favourite moments of 2017 – and a DJ set from Soho’s excellent IF Music record store.
Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a septet that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss. Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it do to Khartoum.
We hope to see you here but either way thanks a load for all your support in 2017 and we look forward to making next year even better.