BRDCST focuses on musical boundlessness, a theme that also recurs in the hip-hop scene. After BRDSCT, the month April will be further filled with hip-hop toppers à la Roméo Elvis and Akua Naru. No biggie.
Exactly 15 years ago, Madlib put out the iconic 'Shades Of Blue' on jazz label Blue Note. The album was a re-work of jazz classics and will be played at BRDCST by Vels Trio, a headstrong English jazz band that blends jazz with not only hip-hop maar but also soul and electronica.
So it’s something for Madlib fans as well as jazz, soul, electronica and hip-hop fanatics.
Here live in Gilles Peterson’s basement:
VELS TRIO PLAYS MADLIB'S 'SHADES OF BLUE' - WED 04.04.2018 - THE MUSIC VILLAGE – SOLD OUT
JOSEF LEIMBERG: ASTRAL PROGRESSIONS
We stay with jazz infused hip-hop: Josef Leimberg and his first studio album 'Astral progressions'. Trumpet player on the legendary 'To pimp a butterfly', he began his career with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre. Lefto is a fan and we are too, of course.
Last tickets on sale now!
JOSEF LEIMBERG: ASTRAL PROGRESSIONS - THU 05.04.2018 - THE MUSIC VILLAGE – BUY TICKETS
YOUNG FATHERS + FAKA + CHINO AMOBI
A top-class line-up on Friday 6 April in our AB Box. We start the evening with the experimental electronica of Chino Amobi, continuing afterwards with the fantastic Faka (a South American performance duo that Mykki Blanco is a big fan of) and close the evening with Young Fathers. The Scottish hip-hop trio comes to present their latest, 'Cocoa Sugar'.
YOUNG FATHERS + FAKA + CHINO AMOBI - FRI 06.04.2018 - AB BOX – BUY TICKETS
Saturday is entirely influenced by Sleaford Mods. The English punks – according to Iggy Pop: 'The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band’ – take over the AB and program their selection of artists in the Main Hall and the Club. Space will be made in the AB Salon for a screening of 'Bunch of Kunst – a film about Sleaford Mods'.
SLEAFORD MODS - SAT 07.04.18 – AB MAIN HALL – BUY TICKETS
BUNCH OF KUNST: A FILM ABOUT SLEAFORD MODS - SAT. 07.04.2018 - AB Club - FREE
THE REST OF THE MONTH APRIL
SCREENING: WIEN IST 'T HOF VAN COMMERCE - DOCU
‘T Hof Van Commerce puts out a documentary to mark their twenty year milestone. The AB concert on May 5 by these 'originals' of Flemish hip-hop – Kowlier, Buyse and DJ 4T4 – is already sold out.
The screening in AB salon is also full but, don’t worry, as of April 18 the documentary will be playing in Flemish cinemas. In the meantime, be sure to take a look at this star studded trailer:
SCREENING: WIEN IST 'T HOF VAN COMMERCE - DOCU - SAT 14.04.2018 - AB SALON – FULL
’T HOF VAN COMMERCE – THU 10.05.2018 - AB MAIN HALL - SOLD OUT
Punk and hip-hop have proven to be a perfect match on many occasions: Think Beastie Boys, Kid Rock or the late Lil Peep. Antwon also presents the two genres together in songs like 'Sitting in Hell' or 'My Turn to Die'. You can come worship the rapper from California (see: the video of ‘100k’, in which he plays a sect leader) on 18-04 in our AB Club.
ANTWON – THU 19.04.18 – AB CLUB - BUY TICKETS
Think: Erykah Badu, Nneka, The Roots, etc. : Hip-hop with a lot of jazz, soul and a message. The calming ‘Poetry’ is a perfect example of this. Music that you have to experience live, not to be missed!
AKUA NARU - TUE 24.04.2018 - BALLROOM - BUY TICKETS
Bruxelles est arrivée in the AB! Brussels rapper Roméo Elvis will only perform once in Brussels this year, and where else but AB. He instantly sold out the Main Hall, in no less than 15 minutes. Are you one of the lucky few to get hold of a ticket?
Oh yeah, he’s bringing along his favourite DJ/producer, Le Motel . The two recently released a new track.
ROMEO ELVIS - SAT 28.04.2018 - AB MAIN HALL - SOLD OUT