John Kennedy, is a DJ who presents Xposure on XFM,between 10pm and 2am Monday-Thursdays.
The man is an absolute oracle of the hotly-tipped, the seer of the next big thing, the guru of the soon-to-be-great. To put it simply, there is hardly anyone working in the music industry that knows more about new music than John Kennedy.
The show has developed a cult following over the years . It focuses on a very wide variety of cutting edge and alternative music from a wide selection of genres.
There are also regular X-Posure Live nights, at which Kennedy compères and DJs, and live bands play - well, this is one of them and it's free - completely, totally free!!!
Benin City sound really exciting and very different-Listen to this.
Trombone, sax, bass, drums, and a single female backing vocalist conjure a meaty break-beaty armature over which two charismatic rappers/singers, Joshua Idehen and Musa Okwonga, hang their deftly jumping and tumbling lyrics. The resulting brew of jazz, funk and hip-hop brought to mind everyone from James Brown to the B52s, but more importantly this up-and-coming band sound 100 per cent 21st century.
Tea Street Band -
This fusion of dance, pop and rock and roll, naturally lends itself to late night rave culture, and with the band's solid foundation secured as a must-see live band.
Driven by a bassline that sounds like that of Massive Attack’s ‘Angel’ (if Massive Attack were Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds) the title track of Nadine Shah’s ‘Aching Bones’ EP grabs your attention from the start with the tense, percussive clang of a muted cymbal. It’s a dark, slow-marching track that presents unrequited love as something sinister, perhaps even dangerous.
Shah’s voice, both in tone and the way she approaches melody, mark her out as someone distinctive and to very much keep an eye on.
She sounds the most exciting to me, so do not miss her. I will be there on time,and by the front to see the bands well.
Hope you can join me.