CAN YOU DIG IT??? (STRAY SATURDAYS meets HIP HOP SESSIONS at The Grand Central Bar)

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Saturday 22nd November @ 11pm
The Grand Central Bar, Derry

One of Derry/Londonderry’s most popular watering holes, The Grand Central, is getting set for a wickedy whack weekend with two floors of fun and flava taking over this Saturday night, 22nd November from 11pm till the doorman calls for your glasses, please…

Downstairs and it’s a welcome return for Ibiza’s Stray Kitten, back in the game after her break to have a bambino, with the promise of one of her renowned musical time-travelling sessions, spanning the decades with a big, fat combo of anything goes as long as it’s groovy- no EDM here, thank you very much, Stray Saturdays start here…
Recently relocated to her Maiden City after almost twenty years living and working in the world’s party capital, Ibiza, over the years she has played at innumerous island venues, including the world’s biggest club, Privilege and legendary club night, Manumission and most recently was a regular fixture at Ibiza Rocks House where she entertained the troops at a lengthy list of events, including ‘An Evening with Howard Marks’ and the annual Freddie Rocks Fundraiser for the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

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Up the stairs and Hip Hop Sessions are back in the room, with resident DJ Type One in charge of the Technics 1200’s. A champion of the city’s Hip Hop scene, he has created an incredibly diverse and interactive event, distinctive to any other night happening in Derry right now. Whilst it’s not exactly an Open Mic night, those with an inclination to show their skills are invited to make themselves known- Type One is never lonely and guest acts abound at his events.
As for his style, Type one simply mixes music that invokes a sense of nostalgia for the golden era of hip hop while at the same time takes it towards the future sound of hip hop. With a keen ear for samples combined with intelligent lyrics, he works hard to honour the founders of the genre. Type One also recently supported Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg.

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At his side this Saturday, Gerard i2 is a fearless hip hop MC and producer from Strabane, Northern Ireland. The rapper, who regularly plays live shows alongside his drummer Chris Patton, has three independent album releases already under his belt and a fourth in the pipeline. i2 has shared the stage with acts including Florence and the Machine, Maverick Sabre, Tinchy Stryder and The Stone Roses to name but a few.

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Put it all together and it’s looking like this might actually be the night that the roof is raised right off the place- aficionados of good music, good people and good craic, get your taxi to drop you off here!

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CAN YOU DIG IT??? (STRAY SATURDAYS meets HIP HOP SESSIONS)
11pm
The GRAND CENTRAL Bar
27, STRAND ROAD
DERRY

FB Links:

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1508930096060332

Stray Kitten: https://www.facebook.com/thestraykitten?fref=nf

Type One: https://www.facebook.com/typeonehiphopsessions

Gerard i2: https://www.facebook.com/gerardi2official

Grand Central: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrandCentralBarDerry

November 18, 2014. Uncategorized.

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