Doors open 7pm
Support starts 8pm
Stereo MC’s formed in mid 80’s, inspired by electronic music and early HipHop. They pressed up their first 12” vinyl and started an independent record label called G Street Records which released many UK hip hop artists and signed US acts such as Jungle Brothers. Shortly after they signed to Island/4thandBroadway records and released their first LP and and toured extensively as a live act, garnering a reputation on multi tours and festivals. Their 3rd LP Connected released in 1992 became a world wide hit and the song Connected became a classic tune.
Winding on some time, in 2015 tired of the major record label bubble, and a love of dance music they decided to go back to their roots and embark on a new label project and the label connected was born, at first as a vehicle for themselves to release music but also to release other artists music, encompassing Afro House, Deep House and Techno and all variations of those genres. With distribution through Kompakt records in Cologne the label has grown extensively in the last few years and is now on its 40th release.
Apart from still touring as a live band, and with numerous releases (including collaborations with Adam Port, Anja Schneider and Terranova amongst others) Rob Birch and Nick Hallam also continue with their love of DJ ‘ing which is an essential part of the connected label, and special connected nights are a regular occurrence also featuring a variety of acts who release on the label, including David Mayer, Florian Busse, Nandu, Aaaron, Re.You and more.
We are sorry to report that, due to Covid19's significant impact on our business, we are still not yet wheelchair accessible. Currently, the only way of entering the Docks Academy is via a flight of stairs. However, our mid term plans include a wheelchair accessible lift coming up to a new external balcony which will have level access to the venue, funding allowing. Please rest assured wheelchair access remains our highest priority and as soon as we have reopened with our non socially distanced programme we will look at this in earnest. We are grateful for your forbearance.
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