Playing tracks by
Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson, Casiopea, Windsong Featuring Angela Charles, Fatback, Pleasure and more.
For the abundance of house and techno nights that have been cropping up in recent years, there has remained a comparative lack of nights to satisfy hip-hop heads across the country aside from novelty '90s hip-hop'-themed student nights. That's not to say that the well has completely run dry; Work it, We Are S.M.E and Steez have all been flying the flag in the capital, but it's Livin' Proof which has well and truly soared to the top of the tree as London's premier hip-hop event.
One member of Livin' Proof's entourage is Budgie, who has slowly been developing into an artist in his own right. Having previously worked with Fatima, Piff Gang and most recently The Alchemist, the London-born DJ and producer has just released his first solo EP, The Budgie EP, on Theo Parrish's fledgling Wildheart Recordings imprint. Budgie's offering here is an irresistibly smooth selection of disco, jazz, funk and soul cuts, made for summer afternoon listening.