It’s been forever since the last event highlight here on FKOF – so I’m quite excited to have this one on the go. Not least because it’s a show I’m playing (the first since the pandemic started) and features a bunch of FKOF fam old and new! This Friday, 26th November 2021, sees VAJ.Power FUSE event turn 5. We’ve teamed up to bring Sicaria Sound to Glasgow’s Stereo Bar and we’re joined by a whole host of amazing talent.
Sof and I are royal rumble b3b style with Club Sylkie founders/ EHFM residents feena & xivro and FKOF fam Kami-O, who you may remember from FKOFd047 and Owen’s incredible debut album Biren from earlier this year.
We’re joined by partners in crime via music and sisters through their friendship, Sicaria Sound aka Imbratura and Ndeko. As comfortable providing chest-rattling low frequencies as they are headsy homages to hip hop or frenetic percussion-driven heaters, you can count on them to supply forward-thinking electronic sounds teetering around 140bpm. Early 2020 saw the launch of their label Cutcross Recordings to critical acclaim. But perhaps their most exciting moves yet are shaping up as ‘Sicaria Sound: Second State’ aka the last chapter in their Sicaria Sound journey. Motivated by a refusal to succumb to lock-down blues once club shows and festival bookings fell foul of the ongoing pandemic, the pair embraced their newly found abundance of free time to finally level up their previous efforts to craft their own tracks. With sonic nods to dubstep, hip hop and the unexpected as well as drawing on sounds inspired by their African & Arab heritage, their music is a lively trip across and beyond 140bpm.
See you by the subs.
Peace, love and respect.