July 30th sees one of the best live shows in town make its way to Corsica Studios. Part MC, part living art project, Infinite Livez has been causing waves of hilarity, revulsion and exhilaration since he debuted on Big Dada with "Pononee Girl". In Swiss electronics/improv duo Stade (plus the incredible vocal stylings of Joy Frempong) he has found his ideal live collaborators. Their two albums only hint at the madness that develops at their live shows, as they build whole new tracks from triggered samples, voices and effects. It's a little like watching Kool Keith jamming with 70s-era Miles Davis, only wilder.
And, for one night only, Inf and Stade will be joined onstage by a Very Special Guest - a regular at all their shows who has finally been persuaded to grab a microphone alongisde them for a one-off, truly unmissable collaboration. If you're not excited yet, you should know that I really am (but then I know who the guest is...).
Support on the night will be provided by new Big Dada signing Speech Debelle. The first female MC to get a deal with the veteran label, Speech uses a troubled background as a springboard for fragile, achingly honest rap-narratives of self-loathing, fear and hope. Only too happy to rock the mic, tonight she will present an acoustic set and showcase tracks from her forthcoming album.
Throw in DJ business from the one and only Jamie Big Dada and you have a sparkling Big Dada night to remember....